In today’s age, there are a number of resumes databases that IT recruiters can choose from. Some are specifically geared towards information technology, while others are more general sites for candidates of all backgrounds to post their resume. We decided to take this time and rank the top 5 that have worked best for our IT staffing firm:
1: Monster: Although a general recruiting site, Monster continues to lead the job boards. It is the premier place for candidates of all levels, and background, to post their resume. It’s become such a leader in the industry that it has almost created its own brand marketing. When you think of online recruiting sites you think of Monster. Our IT recruiters go to Monster first when conducting searches for IT professionals or want to post an IT job.
2: CareerBuilder: While CareerBuilder boasts of owning a larger resume database, it’s a distant second in the eyes of our IT recruiters. Although still a popular site with candidates, most resumes that our technical recruiters Boston find on CareerBuilder have also posted their resume on Monster.
3: Dice: This is the premier technical online recruiting site. Being an IT recruiting agency, you’d think our technical recruiters would have ranked Dice among the top resume database and IT job posting sites. The reason our IT recruiters MA listed it third is because of the sheer size of the database (far less overall technical resumes than Monster and CareerBuilder) and the abundance of H1-Visa candidates who blanket this site.
4: Net-Temps: Net-Temps is a solid online IT recruiting site if you’re looking for contract resources. The reason it’s number four on our list is lack of resume volume and the fact that it’s a site for contract resources only. Being a contract and permanent IT staffing company, our IT recruiter’s source for both consultants and full-time IT job seekers.
5: HotJobs: Monster purchased HotJobs recently so we cannot fairly rank this site separately. Our IT recruiters listed HotJobs so the reader didn’t think we forgot about this once popular site.
In addition, these two sites are becoming increasingly popular. Although they’re not your classic IT job boards with resume access, for different reasons, these sites are favorites for IT recruiters:
Linkedin: Our technical recruiters use Linkedin more than any other candidate search site outside of Monster. It’s not a resume portal, but it does contain the names and sometimes contact information of millions of professionals. Although they may not be active on the IT job market, it’s a great site to network with information technology professionals.
Indeed: Indeed didn’t make our IT recruiter’s Top5 list because it does not house resumes. However this site is becoming the premier spot for candidates to search for IT jobs. Indeed is as efficient and easy as it gets for professionals to search for their next opportunity. The candidate simply types in their job title or skills and the desired location, then let Indeed do the work. The site will pull up the related positions from all sites all over the internet. Yes, indeed, it doesn’t get much easier than that.
Facebook: How can we speak about networking sites without at least mentioning Facebook. Although not geared towards sourcing candidates (yet), Facebook still provides IT recruiters with the opportunity to network and even post their positions.
AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.