Finding Great HR Jobs Online — The Best Websites & Quick Tips For Using Them To Land Your Next HR Position Fast!

by Alan Collins

There’s a myth out there that applying online hoping to land a great job is a waste of time.

Don’t believe it.

I’m not sure why this idea became so widespread. But nothing could be further from the truth.   Especially if you’re in the job market seeking a Human Resources position.

Employers still post positions online successfully to attract HR candidates at all levels — from the entry-level to CHRO roles.

And if employers are still doing it as part of their strategy to find HR talent, then YOU should use them as part of YOUR job search strategy to land your next HR opportunity too.

To save yourself some time, below is a ONE-PAGE CHEAT SHEET which highlights the top websites for posted HR jobs and the three most important tips for using them.

You can download it below to use yourself as a reference document.   



To get maximum mileage out this cheat sheet:  

(1) Use it as a reminder of the key points to remember when applying for HR posted positions online. 

(2) Keep it handy on your all devices (phone, laptop, tablet) so you can access it quickly for future reference.

(3) Forward it to colleagues you know who would welcome having this information to aid in their job search efforts.

(4) Use it any way you want!

That said, here’s a summary of the key tips for applying for posted HR jobs online:

There are hundreds of websites out there.  However, save yourself some time and use the most popular ones — which include:

  1. SHRM HR Jobs
  2. Career Builder
  3. Indeed
  4. ZipRecruiter
  5. JobInventory
  6. Linkedin
  7. Monster
  8. Snagajob
  9. CareerJet
  10. Glassdoor
  11. US.Jobs
  12. ResumeLibrary

When you’ve spotted a job you want to apply for, here are a few tips for maximizing your chances for success…

Tip #1
Customize your HR resume.   


This is an absolutely must!

Review the position description carefully and tailor your resume with the most important “keywords” in that description before uploading it.

This is crucial because your resume will have about a zero chance of getting selected unless it’s seen as a fit for the HR job you’re seeking.

Yes, it takes time to “customize” – but the payoff is worth it.

Tip #2
Don’t just send out resumes.
Do this. 


Once you’ve applied for a position, regardless of what site you use, go on LinkedIn and search for the same job posting there and see if there’s a job poster associated to the job (this will be the recruiter who is directly working on the position for the organization).

Once you’ve found them, send them a networking message.

While you are on LinkedIn, also check to see if you have any connections that currently work there.

Whether it’s alumni from your school, former co-workers, or other people you’ve connected with throughout the years, reach out to them and see if they can help you get an “in” at the company.

Tip #3
Be grateful & believe
in yourself. 


Be thankful for rejections, closed doors and un-returned phone calls.

Why? Because it means that you’re closer to landing that position is intended for you. Don’t take rejection personally.

Shake it off and keep going.Your value does not decline based on someone else’s ability to see your worth.

Your time will come! Focus on what you can change. Persist.

Bonus Tip #4
Applying to posted HR jobs
is only the second best approach.


Networking still rules.

According to an extensive SHRM study, only 15% of successful HR job seekers find their new positions through job boards, posts or blind ads.

The other 85% land their new position through “their relationships,” “my network,” “referrals,” “a lead from someone inside the company,” “word of mouth,” and “contacting people.”

So while applying for jobs on job boards is effective, networking and tapping into your relationships still remains as the NUMBER ONE WAY to land a new opportunity in the HR marketplace — and where you should spend the majority of your job search time.

Some things never change.


Got comments, thoughts and additional insights?

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Want more proven strategies for landing your next HR opportunity faster? Then check out:  

HR RESUME SECRETS:  How to Create An Irresistible Human Resources Resume That Will Open Doors, Wow Hiring Managers & Get You Interviews!  For more details go HERE.


HR INTERVIEW SECRETS: How to Ace Your Next Human Resources Interview, Dazzle Your Interviewers & LAND THE JOB YOU WANT!  For more details go HERE.

About the Author: Alan Collins is Founder of Success in HR, Inc. and the author of a variety of best selling HR books including:  HR RESUME SECRETS and  HR INTERVIEW SECRETS.  He was formerly Vice President – Human Resources at PepsiCo where he led HR initiatives for their Quaker Oats, Gatorade and Tropicana businesses.

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2 Responses to “Finding Great HR Jobs Online — The Best Websites & Quick Tips For Using Them To Land Your Next HR Position Fast!”

  1. Diana Says:

    Thank you, Alan. Quite useful tool, and encouraging steps. Grateful to the constant empowering messages/articles, you keep on sharing!

  2. Alan Says:

    Will do, Diana. Always great hearing from you. Lots more coming.