15 top job websites in Malaysia
Here are 15 top job websites in Malaysia, hand-picked, that you might be interested to try out. Also, you can notice that the list is arranged according to the website’s rank in Malaysia, based on Alexa traffic rank (i.e. Jobstreet is the 23rd most visited website in Malaysia, and so on).
What is Alexa rank? Alexa is a tool developed by Amazon.com that is used to provide information about traffic of a website and tells the users about its popularity. The lower the rank, the more popular the website is.
Is it accurate?
Alexa rank is not entirely accurate as it only collects information from web browsers which have the Alexa toolbar installed. Savvy internet users and webmasters usually install the Alexa toolbar in their PCs. However, Alexa rank gives a fair result when relative comparison is made between websites competing in the same market niche and targeting similar audience and visitors.
Take note that the list is ranked according to their online popularity and the financial strength, profits and reputation are not taken into account, hence explaining why major recruitment companies like Kelly Services (ranked 37,243), Adecco (28,477), Manpower (17,893) are absent in the list.
Rank = 23. Way ahead of its other competitors, Jobstreet.com proves time and again why it is a recruitment portal of choice. Not only it is the most popular, Jobstreet also has the largest physical presence with a few hundred staff countrywide, owns an 8-storey building, and recently moved from Mesdaq to main board of Bursa Malaysia.
Rank = 265. Another dot com survivor which almost fell victim to dot com bust, JobsDB, which has been around in Malaysia since 1998 today has one of the largest presence in Asia Pacific. JobsDB is organizing its upcoming, major career fair next month.
Rank = 786. JenJobs.com is the third online recruitment company who featured their commercial in the television after Jobstreet.com and JobsDB.com. The website is owned by Jen Infotech which focuses on the recruitment of IT professionals and other executive positions, operating under the banner of JEN Software International.
4. StarJobs Online
Rank = 930. Prior to its launching, StarJobs Online was said to be capable of dethroning Jobstreet, but thing seems to look otherwise. While 4th is not a bad position, but the website has huge A&P budget at its disposal, hence explaining why my review about them is rather critical.
Rank = 1702. From the look of it, Kareer.com.my is developed and operated by Utusan Publication.
Rank = 1,718. While it is kinda popular, this website comes with some mystery. I am not sure if they have any physical operation in the country, since the contact page shows a Scotland address. Probably I should apply job there, working overseas. Looks like they have correspondences in many other countries too.
Rank = 2,637. Unlike the rest of the job sites in the list, AsiaPartTime is in its own niche as this is the only website that caters for part time jobs. The website is backed by a small team with big ambition, and has been in the market not more than a year. I am pretty sure, the founder, Lam will be thrilled to know their website now is pitted against popular and well-financed recruitment portals.
8. Electronic Labor Exchange (ELX)
Rank = 3,707. Electronic Labor Exchange, ELX or Bursa Buruh Electronic is a government-powered (Ministry of Human Resources) portal that allows job seekers to register, and find (and apply) matching jobs. A distinguished feature introduced in this website is that it disallows you to apply for jobs which you are not qualified for.
Rank = 9,033. Graduan has been around for more than 10 years, and recently published their 11th Graduan booklet guide. Sadly, their website plays the Chipsmore game: sekejap ada, sekejap hilang (now you see, now you don’t). If they don’t fix this, they will see their website climbing down the rank rapidly, and out of sight sooner than they can think of.
10. JAC Recruitment
Rank = 10,092. This is a UK-based recruitment portal, established in London more than 30 years ago. They also have offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China and Thailand. The Malaysia operation commenced in 1994 and the company also specializes in executive search, contract and temporary staffing as well as recruitment of foreign-speaking personnel, including the Japanese, Korean and others.
Rank = 10, 637. AllStaff is a spin-off from a software company by the name of Pentrac Consulting and has a significant presence in the northern market (Penang especially) and also has an office in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. It provides IT contracting services to major companies like Motorola, Intel, Agilent Technologies, BBraun, Solectron and many more.
Rank = 11,065. CollegeGrad specializes in providing entry level jobs to graduates and graduating students. It also acts as a career center for graduates, providing tools and useful information for those aspiring job seekers who intend to step their shoes in the job market. A useful, niche website.
Rank = 12,142. AllyHunt was developed by a group of friendly recruitment consultants, whose aim is to provide better, and faster job matching mechanism. In the screening process, candidates’ resumes that meet the criteria set by the employer will automatically transfered to ‘Prescreen’ folder and if they don’t, they will remain in the Unprocessed folder, which the employer can still view. You can read my review on my AllyHunt back in October 2007.
Rank = 12,538. The website comes with additional support functions including staffing and executive search services and advertising solution. With their job search function acting weird and pretty dysfunctional at the moment, the website is now in danger of falling off the radar.
Rank = 14,984. Sounds unfamiliar, but does JobsandMore (now defunct after a lawsuit 2 years back fold the company up) bring any bell? It can’t be entirely ascertained that JobsandMore is behind this, but from the look of it, and since jobsandmore.com domain is redirected to this, perhaps it is true. The difference is that, as the name suggests, this is free for all job site. It is free for employer, and free for job seekers to.