A job aggregator is a company that pools together jobs from different websites all in to one place. It is like a search engine for jobs. It can save search time as you will not need to search in a number of places. If you look at every company job board, then every agency one, you will be looking for a long time. If you have a very specific job in mind, then this may be okay, as you may just have a limited number of places to look. However, if you are looking for something more general, then this sort of site can really help. Normally you will be able to enter your location and job title and you will be given a list of jobs to choose form that fit that criteria. Most sites have more advanced search options if you need to narrow things down. Over the years, a lot of companies have set up as job aggregators. Some are reviewed below
Indeed was one of the first job aggregators around and is still the largest one. It started in 2004 and has now expanded over 19 countries with different versions for those different countries. It allows job searchers to look at thousands of jobs in one place.
This job aggregator looks very similar to Indeed but it does have some good additions such as social media connections so that you can share jobs with your friends. It works in 17 countries.
Careerjet works across 50 countries and in 20 different languages and is similar to Indeed. It claims that it scans 58,000 websites each day to bring the most up to date information. It is possible to search for jobs by industry or location or do a more advanced search.
Workcircle has almost 300,000 UK jobs to search from. They will send email alerts when jobs that suit you appear. They search the top UK job boards, agencies and employers. You can search by job title or a keyword as well as a location. You can choose more advanced search options and even have the most suitable jobs emailed to you each day.
One of the biggest job aggregator in the UK. They are crawling nearly all of the job boards.
You should definitely try Jobrapido for your job search.
Jobsafari is a European service and covers some countries that the others do not. It covers ten European countries and is available in eight languages.
This is the biggest job aggregator in Germany and so is good when looking for jobs there. It is a German language site though. It is possible to search jobs through location, industry or do a more specific search.
All of these sorts of sites are very easy to use. It can be worth trying out a few of them in order to see which one you think will be the best for you. You may prefer one that has jobs in certain industries, locations or is just big. You may prefer the social media functions of some of them or the way searches can be emailed. They do all differ some in more subtle ways than others but you need to see which suits you the best.
It is worth bearing in mind, that although these will speed up your searches, they may not find certain industry specific jobs. Some industries only advertise in trade journals or on specific websites, but generally you will save a lot of time by using these companies.
Some of them will allow companies to specifically post jobs with them, which may mean that they could have unique listings to that particular site. You may therefore find jobs on them, that you will not see anywhere else.