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Legit Online Job Sites to Help You Look for Work During the Pandemic

Moneymax Editorial Team

Moneymax Editorial Team

Last updated January 13, 2022

Ah, job hunting. It’s challenging, nerve-wracking, and daunting if you have been recently retrenched or have resigned from work. How many times have you visited online job sites only to feel overwhelmed? 

But hey—it’s perfectly normal to feel rejected as companies are also recovering from the pandemic. With all the uncertainties, even the Great Resignation,[1] coined by Anthony Klotz, a professor of business administration at Texas A&M University, is sweeping across the country. 

Filipino employees are looking for a greener pasture. Some are resigning from their current companies to seek better opportunities, ideally higher compensation, generous benefits packages, and career growth opportunities. 

Companies are also adopting a hybrid approach to working setup, as some implement remote work as part of the new normal. Others call employees to return to offices. With the increasing fuel costs that also affect transportation expenses, many employees are looking for job opportunities that allow them to work from home in the Philippines. Are you one of them?

Great news—we have you covered. We’ve come up with a list of top online job sites in the Philippines. We also have some tips and valuable information relevant to your job search.

17 Online Job Sites in the Philippines for Job Hunting During the Pandemic

1. JobStreet Philippines 

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - JobStreet

Website: www.jobstreet.com.ph

One of the leading employment marketplaces in Asia, JobStreet has been a go-to online job site for professionals and fresh graduates, including those looking to work from home in the Philippines. The website is easy to navigate and offers more than 30,000 job postings. You can also download its app to look for jobs while on the go.

To start applying, you have to create an account first. You also have to create a JobStreet profile, which reads like a resume. However, it’s best to upload a copy of your actual resume when posting on online job sites.

There are thousands of job postings in JobStreet PH—from customer service roles to opportunities in the education sector. You can search for jobs by title, skills, employment type, or industry.

JobStreet PH also offers salary matching, wherein you input your desired salary allowing the site to filter out opportunities based on the amount you provided. This job site also has various articles that may help during your search.

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2. Kalibrr

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - Kalibrr

Website: www.kalibrr.com

One of the most popular online job sites in the Philippines, Kalibrr is quite similar to JobStreet because you also need to create an account to start exploring opportunities. You have to create a profile that essentially reads like a resume as this is the first thing employers see when you apply for a job.

On your Kalibrr homepage, you can see recommended jobs based on your profile. You can also see the number of times employers have viewed you as well as the messages sent to you. Applying for work on this job website is quite straightforward—click the “Apply” button and your profile will be sent to the employer.

Kalibrr also offers skill tests that can help strengthen your profile. The more tests you take, the stronger your profile looks.

3. Indeed

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - Indeed

Website: ph.indeed.com

With over 200 million monthly visitors, Indeed prides itself as the number one job site in the world. Similar to other online job sites, you need to create an account and an online resume before browsing for opportunities. Vacancies on the website are diverse, ranging from jobs in the IT field to positions in the service industry.

You can browse jobs by job title, company, industry, or location. Indeed also lets you search for opportunities based on your desired salary.

With a click of a button, you can apply for job opportunities and your online resume will be sent to the employer. They can also contact you using Indeed’s messaging feature.

4. LinkedIn

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - LinkedIn

Website: www.linkedin.com

LinkedIn is more than a job listing site—it’s a networking platform for professionals. Much like your favorite social media platform, you can post articles and insights, upload photos, and connect with people. But of course, you have to keep it professional.

The online job site has over 700 million worldwide job postings from thousands of employers—from big companies like Coca-Cola to start-up ventures.

You can filter jobs by employment type, job title, experience level, and location. LinkedIn’s messaging feature also makes it easier for employers to connect with candidates.

In addition, LinkedIn has a lot of helpful articles and video tutorials to help you ace your job application. The job site also offers LinkedIn Learning, where you can take free or paid online courses about almost everything.

5. Bossjob

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - BossJob

Website: bossjob.ph

A career platform for Filipino professionals, Bossjob connects SMEs with pre-screened experienced jobseekers, serving as a one-stop portal for hiring.  The company started its operations in the Philippines in 2018.

This online job site now boasts of pioneering its own robo-headhunting service in the Philippines. The artificial intelligence-powered headhunterbot matches jobseekers with suitable jobs 24/7.

Bossjob further makes job applications a lot easy for Filipinos through ready-to-use resume templates, instant chat with hiring managers, and online courses and certifications—all of which are available on its online platform.

The site has various articles that can help improve your job application. It also has a reward system called BossPoints. You can earn points by creating an account, logging in daily, and applying for jobs. Then, you can redeem the points for Lazada and Grab vouchers and movie tickets.

6. Workabroad.ph

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - Work Abroad PH

Website: www.workabroad.ph

There are an estimated 2.2 million OFWs in the world, leaving home to provide for their loved ones. If you’re planning to follow the same route, Workabroad.ph is one of the top online job sites for you.

You can search for opportunities based on your desired salary, industry, or qualification. You can also sort by country. Most jobs in Workabroad.ph are in the healthcare, service, and food industries. However, opportunities from other sectors may pop up from time to time.

Just create an account, fill out your online resume, and search for your desired job. You can apply by clicking the Apply Now button found in each listing.

This online site also lets you browse jobs from agencies registered under the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Take note that only agencies under POEA can recruit employees for overseas jobs.

To check if an agency has a good standing with POEA, visit the POEA website.

7. OnlineJobs.ph

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - Online Jobs PH

Website: www.onlinejobs.ph

Tired of your daily work commute? Why not try working from home? OnlineJobs.ph has various remote job opportunities from companies around the world. The job site stands as an avenue where employers connect with Pinoy professionals who want to work from home.

OnlineJobs.ph doesn’t deduct anything from your salary. Employers pay their workers directly, removing the middlemen who may take a cut.

By creating an OnlineJobs.ph account and an online resume, you can apply for opportunities by job title, sector, or type of work. You can also filter jobs based on employment type.

The site has an ID proof feature, which determines both employers' and seekers' trust scores. The more information you provide to prove your identity, the higher your ID trust score will be.

8. Careerjet

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - Career Jet

Website: www.careerjet.ph

Careerjet maps out job opportunities available online through an extensive database. Job postings in Careerjet come from job boards and recruitment sites. It is basically an all-in-one job site, saving you the trouble of visiting each site individually. Job postings are not hosted by Careerjet and you will be redirected to the original job listing.

You need to create an account and upload a resume to apply for jobs. In addition, Careerjet has an easy-to-use CV builder if you want to create a resume instead.

Careerjet has over 50 thousand jobs in its database, ranging from opportunities in the agriculture industry to management positions. You can filter out vacancies by job title, location, or industry.

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9. Monster

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - Monster

Website: www.monster.com.ph

Monster is an online employment solution that allows you to search for opportunities from all over the world. With a Monster account and an online resume, you can apply for a job with just one click.

Similar to other online job sites, can also filter vacancies by job skills, company, function, or industry. You can also search for opportunities based on location and experience level.

In addition, Monster offers resume services if you want to optimize your job application with fees ranging from PHP 599 to PHP 2,499.  The job posting site also has tips on job interviews, resume writing, salary negotiation, and job search strategies.

10. Freelancer

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - Freelancer

Website: www.freelancer.com

Want to give freelancing a go? As the name suggests, Freelancer offers freelancing opportunities from employers across the globe and in various sectors—from virtual assistance, web design, video editing, accounting, and writing.

Create an account and fill out all the information for your profile. Once done, you can start applying for jobs. Sort for opportunities by skills, expertise, or pricing. Then, place your bid for the vacancy and wait if the employer chooses you.

Payments are done via the online job site. For fixed projects, you will be charged 10% or $5, whichever is greater. For hourly projects, a 10% charge is deducted from your pay.

11. RareJob PH

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - Rarejob

Website: www.rarejob.com.ph

Passionate about teaching the English language? If so, you may apply to RareJob, a top online English school in Japan. Students enrolled in this school are mostly Japanese or people residing in Japan. If you get hired, you’ll be teaching people of different ages. However, most of them are working professionals who are probably learning English for business and corporate purposes.

All RareJob lessons are conducted through the school’s very own communication platform. Each lesson takes only 25 minutes, making this job a good match for those looking for a side gig. Also, you don’t need to have a college degree; you can apply as long as you’re 18 years old and fluent in English. But previous teaching experience is certainly an advantage.

When it comes to payment, the tutor fee is computed by multiplying the number of your booked lessons in a month by the rate per lesson. RareJob also offers some incentives, and if you happen to be qualified, these will be included in your monthly tutor fee.

12. 51Talk PH

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - 51Talk PH

Website: www.51Talk.ph

51Talk is one of the online job sites that let you teach students the English language. On this platform, you’ll be teaching Chinese students.

If you’re interested in applying, you need to have a bachelor’s degree and proficiency in spoken English, preferably with a neutral accent. Teaching experience is surely an advantage, but 51Talk doesn’t require it; after all, it offers free training.

Just like at RareJobs, individual classes at 51Talk take just 25 minutes. Group classes, on the other hand, may take up to 50 minutes.

Top 51Talk teachers can earn as much as PHP 80,000 monthly. But that will largely depend on the number of classes you teach. Nevertheless, starters can earn PHP 108 pesos per hour, but 51Talk says that they can quickly advance to as high as PHP 200 per hour.

13. Fiverr

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - Fiverr

Website: www.fiverr.com

If you’re a budding freelancer, Fiverr is a good place to start. This is an online marketplace that connects you to clients looking for specific services. It’s called Fiverr, as the prices of many services here start at USD 5.

Got a wide array of skills? You can work on multiple jobs from different industries. For instance, if you’re a financial consultant with excellent graphic design skills, you can offer logo design services and business consulting. It’s great for people who enjoy working on a unique project every time.

Just a reminder, though, that Fiverr receives a 20% commission from each completed gig. For instance, if you’ve completed a USD 5 gig, you’ll be taking home USD 4.

14. Upwork

Online Job Sites in the Philippines -Upwork

Website: www.upwork.com

You can’t talk about freelancing without talking about Upwork—one of the most popular online job sites among Filipinos. If you’re serious about freelancing or you want to start a business out of it, this platform is worth trying. You can easily set up your free account, create an impressive profile, and decide on your payment option.

On your dashboard, you’ll find companies and employers looking for a professional to do the job. Applying for the role will require you to make a convincing pitch. But if you’ve accumulated enough experience, clients will be coming to you. If you get hired, you may choose to get paid via an hourly rate, a fixed rate, or a milestone rate.

Upwork charges a service fee, ranging from 5% to 20%, depending on your earnings. Stressed about creating invoices? That’s one less thing to worry about, as all invoicing and payments happen through Upwork.

15. Facebook

Website: www.facebook.com/jobs

Facebook, probably your most used social media platform, may be the last thing that comes to mind when it comes to job hunting and online job sites. But you can find work there if you’re looking at the right places.

Use the platform’s job search function, and you’ll see an assortment of jobs, from bank customer service representatives to delivery drivers. You can also check out interest-focused groups, as some employers are posting job announcements there. For instance, you can find groups that welcome people looking for virtual assistant jobs or copywriting roles.

From time to time, you’ll also find job postings on Twitter. If you’re an advertising creative, a social media strategist, or an accounts executive, you can check #MayOpeningBaDiyan to see jobs in the marketing industry (and a few other industries, too).

Just a word of caution, though: Scams are rampant on Facebook, taking advantage of job seekers who are desperately in need of a job. So be careful and be on the lookout for warning signs of a job scam during your online job search on Facebook or any social networks. Check out Facebook’s job hunting guidelines.[2]

16. Outsourcely

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - Outsourcely

Website: www.outsourcely.com

Outsourcely is an online job site that connects businesses with remote workers. Businesses can post jobs, and workers can apply for them online. It's a great way for businesses to find talented workers from all over the world, and it's a great way for workers to find interesting and well-paying jobs. 

The benefits of using Outsourcely are those job seekers can work from anywhere in the world, browse hiring companies, and receive salary without service fees. The downside is that workers may have to compete with others for job offerings. So an updated profile and a compelling list of your skills are your secret pills to attracting clients. 

You can sign up for free, update your profile and upload your CV and work samples, and browse companies that are looking for the best talent. The hiring process is simple because hiring companies can directly send private chats and communicate with you via video calls, voice messaging, and email. 

17. Virtual Coworker

Online Job Sites in the Philippines - Virtual Coworker

Website: virtualcoworker.com

Virtual Coworker connects businesses with remote workers from all over the world. Companies can post jobs, and job seekers can apply for them. It’s headquartered in the United States and Australia with most of its recruits from the Philippines.

It's a legitimate way for businesses to find employees and for job seekers to find work online. You can also search for jobs that are relevant to your skills and experience. And if you're not sure what you're looking for, you can browse the Hot Jobs and read the job descriptions.

To get started, all you need to do is create an account and upload your resume. Once you've done that, you can start applying for jobs. You can also set up alerts by subscribing to its newsletter or following its social media channels for newly posted jobs.  

Most of the jobs available are virtual assistants, social media managers, IT support, accounting, HR/recruitment, and digital marketing, to name a few.

Why Do Jobseekers Prefer Hybrid Work in the New Normal?

​​Hybrid work is becoming increasingly popular as businesses provide more flexible working arrangements to their employees. In a hybrid work setup, employees can split their time between working remotely and in the office. This setup gives employees the best of both worlds—the flexibility to work from home when needed and the opportunity to socialize and collaborate with colleagues in the office.

At the onset of the pandemic, many businesses were forced to adopt remote work arrangements. However, now that some restrictions are beginning to lift, hybrid work[3] is what job seekers are looking for. 

In the 2022 State of HR Report by Sprout Solutions, 65% of HR professionals respondents said that hybrid work, which offers flexibility, is a deciding factor for employees and job seekers. 

Hybrid work is a popular and practical option for both the workforce and the companies for many reasons. 

1. Jobseekers Prefer Flexibility and Work-Life Balance

online job sites - work-life balance

According to the Talent Trends 2022 Report,[4] 73% of Filipino employees claim that work-life balance is more important to them than receiving a promotion or earning a higher salary. This preference for flexibility and overall well-being may be due to several factors. 

For one thing, the traditional 9-6 workday is no longer the norm, and many people are now working longer hours. This can make it difficult to find time for family, friends, and activities outside of work. 

In addition, with the rise of technology, people can now work from anywhere at any time. This flexibility can be a major advantage for those who prefer not to spend all their time in an office. 

Finally, many people now see work-life balance as necessary for a happy and healthy life. With an increasing emphasis on self-care, it's no wonder employees are looking for ways to achieve a better balance between their work and personal lives.

2. Employees Consider Rising Prices of Commodities

In addition to the rising cost of living, another factor that contributes to employees' considerations about working from home is the rising cost of fuel and commodities.

This affects not only the cost of commuting to and from work but also the cost of running errands and doing other activities outside the home. The same is true for other commodities such as food and clothing. 

The prices of these items have been increasing, which puts a strain on employees' budgets. As a result, many workers are considering working from home to save money on transportation and other expenses.

Read more: How to Financially Recover from Unemployment in the Philippines

3. The Pandemic is Still Here

online job sites - hybrid work

The COVID-19 pandemic is still an ongoing threat, and many employers are opting for a hybrid work model to keep their employees safe. Under this model, employees can choose to work from home or come to the office, depending on their preference. 

This flexibility is beneficial for a number of reasons. First, it allows employees to tailor their work environment to their needs. For example, some employees may prefer to work from home to avoid exposure to the virus, while others are more productive in an office setting.

4. Traffic in the Metro Has Become So Bad

Decongesting traffic in Metro Manila is one of the best effects of hybrid work. The daily commute to and from work takes its toll not just on our time and patience but also on our health and well-being. Not to mention that it takes a huge chunk out of your day—time that you could’ve spent with your loved ones or doing something productive. 

But with a hybrid work setup, you can avoid heavy traffic and reclaim your time. You can also use that extra time to pursue your hobbies, spend quality time with your loved ones, or just relax and recharge. And when you’re well-rested and happy, you’re more productive at work. So it’s a win-win for everyone!

See also: Planning to Resign? Here’s How to Prepare Your Finances Before Quitting Your Job

5 Tips for When You Job Hunt in the Philippines

Ready to look for a job? If you want to increase your odds of landing a job, here are some tips that may help you.

1. Update Your CV ASAP

online job sites tips - update your cv

You’ve got to make sure that everything in your CV or resumé is accurate and up-to-date. If there are some inconsistencies in the information, the recruiter may get the impression that you’re not a detail-oriented applicant.

Got a work history gap on your resumé for the past year? Don’t stress out, as the recruiter may understand that the pandemic has caused layoffs. But make sure to tell the interviewer that the vacant time has been used for worthwhile things and activities, such as skills enrichment and training.

2. Don’t Ignore Your Cover Letter

Your cover letter is as important as your CV. While your CV highlights your technical skills and achievements, your cover letter demonstrates your written communication skills, line of thinking, and interest in the job and company. Create a good impression by writing a straightforward letter. Avoid clichés, big words, and fluff.

To make your letter more convincing, point out the similarities between your previous work and the new job. Doing this will show your recruiter that you can easily make the transition, which is a big deal for the company you’re applying for.

3. Update Your Work Portfolio

online job sites tips - update your portfolio

If you’re a writer, designer, or advertising creative, your portfolio is proof of your skills and hard work. So see to it that it features only the best of your works. Remove any outdated or irrelevant pieces, so your strengths will be highlighted.

4. Widen Your Search—Look Beyond Heavily Affected Industries

Many hard-hit industries, such as tourism and air travel, may not be hiring en masse anytime soon. So, if you’re dreaming of being part of these industries, you can park that goal for now. Instead, check out some jobs in essential industries, such as food and health. There may be some competition, but at least you know that businesses under these categories will always be looking for new employees.

5. Master the Art of Online Interviews

online job sites tips - ace your interviews

The future of work is virtual. So expect that all your interviews will be done online. Ace your interview with simple yet effective preparations.

If you’re asked to use a new video chat application, download it right away and be familiar with the controls and settings. Find a room where there is minimal noise, and make sure that you have a nice and clean background. Don’t forget to set up your webcam somewhere with good lighting to illuminate your face. You may also put your interview notes or guide on one side of your screen to help you remember some necessary details for the conversation.

Final Thoughts

Many industries have been hit hard by the pandemic, so it’s important for job seekers like you to widen your search and consider other options.

The job market is changing and, in many ways, returning to nearly pre-pandemic conditions. Businesses continue to operate as normal, with some precautions in place. However, it’s important to remember that things could change at any time, so you should be prepared for anything. While waiting to land your dream job, you maximize your time with other things. 

You can reflect on what you want out of your career. Take online courses to improve your skills and write a knock-out resumé to impress employers. If you’re feeling dejected, that’s okay, too. Take the time to relax and collect yourself—or else, you might burn yourself out and jeopardize your job hunt.

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