A job board – also called job site, job portal, job website or employment website – is a website that deals specifically with employment or careers. A job board enables employers to publish job offers for a position to be filled. For their search, jobseekers navigate through different websites in order to find a job.
We have distinguished 4 types of job boards (generalists, specialists, news and classifieds and employment offices).
A generalist job board is a job site that is not sector or position oriented, i.e. all kinds of positions or sectors are represented.
On the other hand a specialist job board is a job portal focusing on one type of sector or position e.g. a job board specialized in the environment sector or a job board only for sales people.
A news and classifieds website, as its name suggests, displays news and/or classifieds and has an employment section. Nowadays all the local and national newspapers and classifieds websites have a job section.
An employment office or employment agency is a national organization that displays job offers and matches employers with employees. In countries they are public and in some others they are private.
There are 3 types of ranges for job boards. A job board can be:
An aggregator or a metasearch engine is a website that aggregates job offers from multiple sources such as job boards, employers’ career websites, online classifieds and associations’ websites.
An employer review website is a website where current and past employees from a specific company write reviews about their experience within the company. They can give a grade and also post comments. Glassdoor USA is one of the most famous employer review websites.