Free Sites Grow, But Monster, CareerBuilder Most Popular

Jan 13, 2010
This article is part of a series called News & Trends.

eQuestJob posting distributor eQuest says CareerBuilder and Monster are still the most requested sites for advertising openings, though Craisglist and the free job boards were among the fastest-growing posting destinations.

The company’s customers got more than 15 million responses from ads placed on free job boards and with the job aggregators in 2009. Google Base was the most requested free board among eQuest’s 20,000 clients. That makes sense since the help-wanted listings are integrated now with standard Google search results.

The data points are contained in a press release issued by the company this week.

Craigslist was the fastest-growing destination for eQuest customer job postings, tripling the volume of 2008. The most popular city destinations were the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Seattle, Orlando, and Phoenix. All but Orlando charge to post jobs.

CareerBuilder and Monster, however, still hold the lead by a mile over other posting sites, says eQuest. A majority of clients want their jobs posted at one or even both sites. And no wonder. eQuest says “in a sampling of 400,000 unique jobs posted to each board between June 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009, both Monster and CareerBuilder garnered staggering traffic numbers, totaling almost 200 million viewers in just six months — well above the traffic stats of any other online job source.”

This article is part of a series called News & Trends.
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