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Most Popular Executive Job Boards

Thanks to Mark Hovind at JobBait.com for these interesting stats on job boards.

As of December 1, the most popular executive-level and six-figure job boards are:

Executive Site/Web Traffic Rank

TheLadders 4,933
CareerJournal 12,689
ExecutivesOnTheWeb 18,571
SixFigureJobs 19,260
exec-appointments 29,571
Execunet 30,953
MBA-exchange 72,676
eKornFerry 87,025
execSearches 90,933
Heidrick 96,742
RiteSite 102,529
Futurestep 112,852
Netshare 115,210
MBAJungle 123,697
SpencerStuart 125,734
ExecutivesOnly 161,484
ExecutiveRegistry 201,795

He also notes that RiteSite and SixFigureJobs are the only two “six-figure” job boards where you can access the listings for free. Some fee-based boards will post teaser ads on sites such as Monster.com that lead back to their site where you must pay a fee to view the job.

He also points out that executives must beware of fake job listings that lure executives into submitting their executive resumes. Their personal information is then used for mailing lists or other unauthorized purposes. Also some sites will have reassuring-sounding privacy policies that contain loopholes that essentially negate the promised safety of your personal information.

While I still believe that use of job boards is a tool for the job search arsenal, it is important to realize that a statistically small number of jobs are filled this way. It is important to leverage your network heavily, as a large proportion of executive opportunities are found in this manner.