Graduate Job Sites & Job Search Engines.

Graduate Job Sites & Job Search Engines.

Graduate job sites come in different shapes and sizes. There’s a whole world of job sites on the internet, but not all of them promote graduate jobs. In this section we wanted to pick the best graduate job sites to complete a comprehensive search. It’s best to check a broad range of graduate job sites and register with a few different ones. The main sites for graduates to check for jobs come into various categories. The Specialist Graduate job site will focus on jobs just for recent graduates. There are also General Job Sites with Graduate Specific Sections. Don’t forget the social media channels, particularly LinkedIN groups. The way that the graduate job site obtains their job posts can also be something to consider for your search. Some Job sites get direct postings from employers and agencies and may well then feed their job onto other sites. Other job sites, often considered as job search portals will pull feeds from multiple sources and have fewer direct postings. With this is mind it worth checking a variety of sites for your career search.

Here is a selection of the most popular and best UK graduate job sites. They might not be purely for recent graduates, but do advertise vacancies for the graduate sector.

Graduate Job Sites

Featured Graduate Job Sites.

Graduate Job Sites Indeed LogoIndeed is one of the most popular job sites in the World. Indeed is more of a search engine, it pulls in jobs from other boards on a feed. It does this from a large number of the major job boards. It contains millions of jobs and it is easy to filter your search. You can also upload your CV, to let employers find you.

 

 

Graduate Job sites logo cv libraryCV Library is one of the most popular job sites in the UK. It advertises over 100,000 jobs from over 10,000 employers. Industries include Accounting, Engineering, IT and they even have a sector for graduates. Many employers use their CV database search so it’s well worth registering. When looking for Graduate Job Sites to register on and let employers find you, CV Library is a high priority.


 
 

Graduate Job Sites Dedicated To Graduates & Students.

graduate-jobs is one of the most popular graduate job sites in the UK. Browse hundreds of jobs & schemes. There is also a nice feature to see jobs by latest jobs, closing soon, hot jobs and location. See graduate career advice, graduate blogs and career news, employer and recruitment agency listings and get job alerts. There is also a career forum for Employers, Students & Graduates with many answers to career questions.

JobOnline from the Careers Group is the most comprehensive University collaborated graduate job portal. It’s free to advertise so there are always lots of vacancies. The most popular categories tend to be Information Technology, Sales & Marketing, Engineering & Manufacturing and Business & Admin. They promote not only full time graduate jobs, but part time student jobs.

Milkround has been around for a long time now. It is one of the most comprehensive and popular graduate job sites in the UK. Milkround.com promotes 1000s of internships, placements, graduate jobs and graduate schemes every year. It covers most of the major sectors from Accounting to Aerospace and Human Resources to Hospitality. It’s not cheap to advertise here so if happy to work for an SME, also check other sites.

Gradcracker Gradcracker is the only mainstream graduate job site which focuses purely on engineering students. It was developed and launched in October 2007 by a team of experienced engineering graduate recruiters. It has all the features such as careers advice, advanced search and CV uploads. It also provides it’s own toolkit. The Gradcracker Toolkit is a step-by-step guide to getting the ideal job for you.

Gradsouthwest.com promotes hundreds of graduate jobs, graduate schemes and paid internships across the South West of England. More than 6,000 businesses trust them with their graduate recruitment. They specialise in first and second jobs for graduates. Many of the jobs are in SMEs which give you the chance to be more than just a number. This graduate job board is easy to use and contains jobs which you might not find on other sites.

Target Jobs. Target Jobs is one of the most popular graduate job sites in the UK. Browse hundreds of jobs & schemes. Jobs usually come from larger employers, but they get posts from SMEs too. They have an indepth career resource which includes graduate views, assessment centres, interview techniques, news, salaries and benefits. There is also a graduate news section and a career planner.

The Big Choice. TheBigChoice.com is the youth careers portal. It offers school leavers, students and graduates courses and career advice, helpful guidance and ultimately, job opportunities from top employers. Search the Big Choice for graduate schemes, vacancies, placements and internships in the UK and worldwide. Join over 500k graduates and sign up with easy CV upload.

Inside Careers provide a wide range of graduate jobs and specialist careers advice for graduates, undergraduates and school leavers, online and in six printed career guides widely available in universities across the UK. They focus on careers within the Finance, IT and Legal sector. As well as career news and an employer directory, there is also career fairs and events page.

Just4Graduates specialise in Graduate IT, Engineering, Construction and Scientific jobs throughout the United Kingdom. Register and upload your CV quickly. Owned by Jobsite UK they get a decent amount of jobs so worth a look at. They also promote career tools and videos such as a career bookshop, CV checks, legal services, training and interview techniques.

Solent Graduate Jobs formerly known as Graduate Job South, is one of the most popular a graduate job sites launched by a University. Southampton Solent University and the University of Southampton. It specialises in Graduate Jobs, Graduate Work Experience & Graduate Placements in the South. Get job alerts, careers advice and search employers and recruitment agencies.

Prospects Graduate Prospects is a provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates. They publish a wide collection of journals and directories, as well as provide an extensive graduate careers website. Prospects work closely with many Universities to help power their job portals, so you’ll find plenty of jobs onsite. They also have advice on Postgraduate study.

 

General Job Sites with Graduate Specific Sections.

CV Library is one of the most popular job sites in the UK. It advertises over 100,000 jobs from over 10,000 employers. Industries include Accounting, Engineering, IT and they even have a sector for graduates. Many employers use their CV database search so it’s well worth registering. When looking for Graduate Job Sites to register on and let employers find you, CV Library is a high priority.

Jooble. Student employment job search engine Partner, which consider thousands of job openings from most known job boards and employers. Even though it’s not only a graduate job site, you’ll regularly find over 10,000 graduate jobs. You can also filter by location, salary, job type and company.

UK Staff Search. With over 1,000 new jobs being added every day on the site, covering more than 70 industry sectors, UK Staff Search is quickly becoming one of the biggest job boards in the UK. There are over 4,000 companies registered on UK Staff Search who are searching their CV library to headhunt candidates for jobs that are not being advertised yet.

Jobsite. Jobsite is a leading UK online recruitment site. Search 1000s of jobs, including graduate roles, by sector, location, title and more. They have links to local publications, so also get a wide range of jobs from smaller employers.

Monster. Monster is one of the most popular sites globally for employers and candidates. They have many career tools, including a salary calculator. Monster Communities have been set up to help you find the right job and career advice/resources based on your job criteria.

Gov.uk. The Government run job site now called Universal Jobmatch. Here you will find a huge range of jobs. It’s worth checking out, it’s free for employers to post so some local recruiters will post their jobs here and few other places. Register with Universal Jobmatch to save job searches, upload your CV, set up email alerts and keep track of your past applications.

Indeed is one of the most popular job sites in the World. Indeed is more of a search engine, it pulls in jobs from other boards on a feed. It does this from a large number of the major job boards. It contains millions of jobs and it is easy to filter your search. You can also upload your CV, to let employers find you.

Graduate Jobs Sites on Social Media.

Every Graduate job site will have social media profiles. It’s a great idea to follow them on facebook, twitter and ofcourse LinkedIn. They won’t post all of their jobs on here, but more general summaries. You might also like to follow some Social Media groups. There are many job specific groups which can only be found on social media platforms such as LinkedIn. The Graduate Links Community Group is called Graduate Schemes, Vacancies & Internships in the UK. Here are a few other popular ones:

Graduate Jobs in the UK.
UK Graduate Jobs, Advice & Networking.
Graduate Jobs UK.

 

On twitter, there is the Graduate Job Feed. This feed sends out hundreds of jobs every week.

Same Job on multiple sites? Graduate job sites explained.

When browsing graduate job sites it’s very common to find the same job on multiple sites. There are 2 major reasons for this.

1. Some Graduate Job Sites pull feeds from other job boards. An example of this is Indeed.com. Companies can no longer submit individual jobs. The appearance of Indeed is like Google, but very different. They don’t crawl the internet, but rather other job sites and recruitment agencies submit their feeds.

2. Employers post jobs on several graduate job sites. They also use recruiting software and have accounts with multiple job sites. With this software employers can upload their job in one online dashboard and submit it to multiple job sites in the click of a button.

Should I only use search sites fed by other graduate job sites?

Unfortunately it’s not that easy. We certainly advise checking multiple sources. Although sites like Indeed get a lot of posts from other graduate job sites, not all job sites use these sites. They also don’t always post all of their jobs and aren’t always perfectly up to date.

Top Tips for using Graduate job sites.

Search & Register with Graduate Job Sites. The best way to get your name out there quickly. You might get the occasional irrelevant phone call but hey isn’t it worth it if you find your perfect job. They’ll distribute or make your CV visible to 1000s of employers & agencies. Signing up to job alerts is also a great way to keep up to date with the latest vacancies. We advise that you sign up to a mixture of large generalist and smaller niche career specific ones as well as CV databases.

Include Keywords in your CV. When Recruitment Agencies & Employers search for CVs on graduate job sites they do this largely by keywords. So it’s really important to get everything down and use as many different words as possible. eg if you’re a software engineer makesure you list everything like c++, Java etc or if you’ve presented mention you’ve presented using Powerpoint or Keynote.

Sign up to job alerts with graduate job sites. Job alerts are great. You can specify jobs for you on your chosen graduate job site and every day you can receive a digest of jobs by email. Some employers will work quickly, on a first come first serve basis. So applying early can be the difference between winning and losing!

Don’t make the mistake of putting your CV online and thinking the jobs will come to you. Especially within graduate recruitment you are largely going to have to go to them.

With some sites such as check4jobs you can register once and get automatically registered on multiple Career sites.

Other useful career resources.

If you liked this page on Graduate Job Sites then you will hopefully find our career resources useful. Below are a few of the most read pages:

Using Social Media to Find Graduate Jobs.
Graduate Career Events & Networking.
CV writing tips.