A job board is a website that facilitates job hunting and range from large scale generalist sites to niche job boards for job categories such as engineering, legal, insurance, social work, teaching, mobile app development as well as cross-sector categories such as green jobs, ethical jobs and seasonal jobs. Users can typically deposit their résumés and submit them to potential employers and recruiters for review, while employers and recruiters can post job ads and search for potential employees.
The term job search engine might refer to a job board with a search engine style interface, or to a web site that actually indexes and searches other web sites.
As of February 2011 and according to comScore Media Metrix, the most visited job boards were Indeed, CareerBuilder, Monster.com, HotJobs, and Simply Hired. In Canada the generalist, federal government Job Bank included about 71,000 job advertisements in September 2012.