The WEDDLE's Poll for Job Seekers & Career Activists

Here's your chance to recognize the best job boards and career portals on the Internet. You may vote for any of the sites listed below or for any other site that you designate. You may also vote for as many or as few sites as you would like. However, we ask that you cast your ballot just once during each calendar year.

Absolutely Health Care/HealthJobsNationwide.com

Actuary.com

AfterCollege

AgCareers.com

AHACareerCenter.org (American Hospital Association)

ALA JobLIST (American Library Association)

AllCountyJobs.com

AllRetailJobs.com

America's Job Exchange

ApartmentCareers.com

ASAE CareerHQ (American Society of Association Executives)

Beyond.com

BioSpace.com

Bright.com

BrokerHunter.com

CareerBank.com

CareerBuilder.com

CareerCast.com

ChicagoJobs.com

CollegeRecruiter.com

Computerwork.com

ConstructionJobs.com

CoolWorks.com

Dice.com

DieselJobs.com

disABLEDperson.com

DiversityJobs.com

eFinancialCareers.com

EHSCareers.com

EmployeeBenefitsJobs.com

ExecuNet

FlexJobs.com

Great Insurance Jobs

Hcareers

HealthCallings.com

HEALTHeCAREERS Network

HERCjobs.org

HigherEdJobs.com

HospitalDreamJobs.com

HRJobs (SHRM.org)

icrunchdata.com

IEEE Job Site

iHire.com

Indeed.com

InsideHigherEd.com

InsuranceJobs.com

InternationalJobs.com

InternJobs.com

JAMA Career Center (American Medical Association)

Job.com

Jobing.com

JobMonkey.com

Jobs2Careers.com

JobsinLogistics.com

JobsintheUS.com

JobsinTrucks.com

JobsRadar.com

JobWings.com

LatPro

LiveCareer.com

LocumTenens.com

MatchpointCareers.com

Mediabistro.com

MediCenter.com

MedReps.com

MEP Jobs

Military.com

MilitaryConnection.com

MilitaryHire.com

MinnesotaJobs.com

Monster.com

National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN)

NationJob.com

Net-Temps

Openreq.com

OverseasJobs.com

PharmaDiversity Job Board

Physics Today Jobs/AIP Career Network

PracticeLink.com

PRSA Job Center (PR Society of America)

RecruitMilitary.com

RegionalHelpWanted.com

ResortJobs.com

RetirementJobs.com

SeasonalJobs.com

SeniorHousingJobs.com

SimplyHired.com

SnagAJob.com

TopUSAJobs.com

Universe.jobs

USAjobs.gov

Vault.com

VetJobs.com

WallStJobs.com

WorkinSports.com

Workopolis

WorkplaceDiversity.com

ZipRecruiter.com

Another job board or career portal not listed above (Please list as many sites as you would like)


WEDDLE's conducts continuous research into the experience of employers and recruiters online and the quality of the sourcing and recruiting resources they find there. We would very much like to have your input, so please take a couple of minutes to answer the following questions.

How did you find your last job?

Replied to an ad posted on a commercial job board
Posted your resume on a commercial job board
Replied to an ad posted on a company Web-site
Replied to a newspaper ad
Replied to an ad in a publication of your professional association
Networking at a social event
Networking at a business event
Networking on a social media site (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook)
Attended a career fair
Contacted by a recruiter who saw my resume in a job board database
Contacted by a recruiter who saw my resume/profile on a social media site
Contacted by a staffing company
Contacted by a headhunter
Tip from a friend or family member
Referred by an employee of the company
Mailed my resume into the company
Responded to a notice posted in the store
Other (please specify)


How do you expect to find your next job?

Replying to an ad posted on a commercial job board
Posting your resume on a commercial job board
Replying to an ad posted on a company's Web-site
Replying to a newspaper ad
Replying to an ad in a publication of your professional association
Networking at a social event
Networking at a business event
Networking on a social media site (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook)
Attending a career fair
Being contacted by a recruiter who saw your resume in a job board database
Being contacted by a recruiter who saw your resume/profile on a social media site
Being contacted by a staffing company
Being contacted by a headhunter
Tip from a friend or family member
Being referred by an employee of the company
Mailing your resume into the company
Respondeing to a notice posted in the store
Other (please specify)


How helpful have job boards been in your job search?

Somewhat helpful
Very helpful
No more helpful than other job search resources
Not helpful


In general, which job boards are most helpful? (Please select one option only)

General purpose job boards (e.g., Monster.com, HotJobs.com)
Niche sites that specialize by career field or industry
Niche sites that specialize by geographic focus
Association sites with job boards
The job database on an employer's Web-site
Search engines for jobs (e.g., Indeed, Simply Hired, GetTheJob)


What do you like best about today's job boards? (Please select one option only)

The number of job postings on-site
The caliber of the job postings on-site (e.g., employers represented, salary levels)
The ability to find jobs that are relevant to you (e.g., in your field, at your level of experience)
Job search tools and information provided on-site
The ability to network with other job seekers
The fact that access is free
Other (please specify)


Which of the following features or services should more job boards offer?

More accurate job agent technology (so you only receive jobs that match your specification)
Discussion forums for online professional networking
More in-depth news/information about your career field or industry or business in general
Texting of job alerts
Integration with Facebook, Twitter and other social media
A mobile-friendly version of the job board's features and functionality
Easier and more accurate ways to search the job database
Video profiles of employer and their facilities
The ability to upload, archive and submit video resumes
Assessment instruments that will pinpoint your interests and/or work-related preferences
Other (please specify)


Should job boards evolve into career support sites so they can help employed as well as unemployed people?

Yes
No
Unsure


Have you used a social media site (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn) in your job search?

Yes, but just a little
Yes, quite a bit
No, but I intend to in the near future
No, and I never will


If yes, how helpful have social media sites been?

Very helpful
Somewhat helpful
No more helpful than other job search resources
Not at all helpful/a waste of time


If yes, what do you like best about social media sites?

The ability to network with other job seekers
The ability to network with those in my field who are currently employed
The ability to post my resume/profile where recruiters can easily find it
The quality of the jobs that are posted on the sites (e.g., the employers represented, salary level)
The ability to receive endorsements and recommendations
Other (please specify)


How helpful are the career areas on employer Web-sites?

Very helpful
Moderately helpful
Not helpful--not enough information about the employer's open positions
Not helpful--not enough information about the employer's culture and values
Not helpful--not enough information about the kinds of people who work for the employer
Not helpful--career areas have a tone that is disrespectful to job seekers


What is the single worst thing that has happened to you in a job search?

You submitted a resume and heard nothing back from the employer
The hiring manager or recruiter who interviewed you was poorly prepared
You received no information or feedback from the employer once you entered its recruiting process
The hiring manager, recruiter or an employee was rude or hostile to you during the process
You experienced age, gender, ethnic or some other prejudice from a recruiter or hiring manager
Other (please specify)


(Optional) Are you male or female?

Male
Female


(Optional) How old are you?

20-25
26-30
31-40
41-50
51-55
56+


Are you:

Unemployed and actively seeking a new job?
Employed, but actively looking for another job?
Employed, but thinking about making a job change in the next 12 months?
Reentering the job market after a prolonged absence (2+ years)?
Never going to leave your current employer?
Other (please specify)


If you are or will be looking for a job, what kind of position are you seeking?

Entry-level professional
Mid-level professional
Senior-level professional
Managerial
Executive
Administrative
Skilled trade
Retail
Other
Other (please specify)


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