/ Asked by Amel
When looking for a job online, does it make any difference whether I use job board aggregators (Monster, CareerBuilder, etc.) or apply directly through a company's website? If not, which aggregator(s) would you recommend?
Answered by Brittany, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Great question! Navigating the different options can be overwhelming. If you are using an online job board, there will be a link that connects the job board to the company website if they want you to apply directly (most do). There are some job board platforms, such as ZipRecruiter, that allow you to just send in your resume to be reviewed for the position and then they will ask you to apply if interested. Monster and CareerBuilder are both great sites but I would suggest also using Manpower and Experis. Through leveraging both of ManpowerGroup's hiring brands, you will have access to the thousands of job opportunities available for companies that we work with around the U.S. and world. Best of luck in your job search! 

Answered by Traci, Hiring Expert at Accenture, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017
In my experience and opinion, it does not matter, as long as the application gets to the company in the end. Both the posting company and the job board benefit in situations where its posted on both. The company expands their reach by allowing those aggregators to post, resulting in the job post showing in multiple online searches, and in return, the aggregator receives web traffic which help to drive users toward advertisers. I think you’ll find that most of those career sites will redirect you to the company website once you are ready to apply!
Answered by James, Hiring Expert at Broadridge, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Great question! I don't believe there is a huge difference in the application process. The great thing about job boards is that by entering target job titles or locations, you will get a broad search result with many companies. If you have a specific company in mind that you are looking to apply to, going directly to their careers page is a good idea. Some job boards will re-direct you to the company's career page, while some will have you complete a profile and apply through their site (Monster, Indeed, etc.)
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