There’s lots of talk about what websites are the best to begin an executive job search. Below, we’ve compiled the top 4 best executive job search sites based on the recommendations from the Y Scouts Leadership Community.


LinkedIn has more than 175 million members and is the largest professional social networking site. People sign up at approximately two new members a second. It’s free to become a member and post a summary of your career and work history. It’s great for search engines too – Google loves Linkedin profiles. This means that recruiters and executive headerhunters use LinkedIn more than any other website to connect with leadership level candidates. To get started, view this article on how to make your Linkedin profile attractive to recruiters.

Indeed is a monster search engine for jobs that aggregates postings from job boards, news sites and company job boards. It’s a very efficient website for surveying job listings. It’s advanced search function enables users to search by location, keywords and salary range.

Wall Street Journal Careers Site

The WSJ Careers site features free career content aimed at helping job seekers and professionals looking to advance their careers. The website features plenty of intriguing articles that includes topics like job security and other career content. It’s a great site to subscribe to and check out:


Glassdoor gives you a look at what life is really like at a company. The website offers snapshots of it’s information, but if you want to research more deeply, you’ll have to fill out a questionnaire or sign up for the service. With all the information the site has about compensation and employee reviews, it’s worth it.

Y Scouts Leadership Community

What other executive job search websites do you rely on and use? Join our leadership community at Y Scouts and let us know what resources you’re using.

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