Whether you want a candidate in tech, television or typography, there’s likely a specialty job board out there designed to meet your specific desires. Here are 15 unique job boards to help jump-start your next candidate search:
1. Escape the City (http://escapethecity.org/) – Talented 20-somethings looking to ditch the 9-to-5 and “do something different.”
London-based founders Rob and Dom believe there’s more to life than doing work that doesn’t matter to you. More than 50,000 corporate professionals around the globe use this site to make their next career move.
2. 37signals Job Board (http://jobs.37signals.com/) – Programmers, designers, business types and iPhone developers.
Since 2006, this no-frills website has connected job candidates with industry leaders like Apple, The New York Times, Facebook and American Express.
3. Krop (http://www.krop.com/#!/) – Creative job-seekers from art directors and copywriters to web designers and developers.
This site works double-duty as a portfolio host and receives more than one million visitors each month. We love the Pluck-t portion of the site, which profiles a daily hand-picked peek at a portfolio.
4. Mediabistro (http://www.mediabistro.com/) – Anyone who creates content – whether you’re an author, blogger, writer or editor.
Frequently updated job boards keep job-seekers coming back, but it’s Mediabistro’s bulletin boards, classes (both online and in real life) and in-depth “how to” informational pieces that create community.
5. Tweet My Jobs (http://www.tweetmyjobs.com/) – Anyone who’s tired of filling out long (and exhausting) applications on online job boards.
It’s like Mad Libs for job-seekers. Type in your desired role and industry and how you wish to receive job leads (via email, mobile or Twitter) and matches are sent directly to you. Heavy hitters like Starbucks, UPS and Verizon all use this hiring tool.
6. Glassdoor (http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm) – This little black dress of job board sites offers resources for a wide variety of fields – from customer service and clerical positions to health care and human resources.
It includes lots of employee-generated content, which means an insider peek at anonymous salaries, company reviews and a sneak peek of interview questions and protocols.
7. Talent Zoo (http://www.talentzoo.com/) – Advertising, creative, digital, marketing and new media folks.
This easy-to-navigate site not only connects qualified individuals with clients, but also offers helpful blogs and columns from industry thought-leaders.
8. Job Postings (http://www.jobpostings.ca/) – College students looking for practical job-hunting advice, who want to connect directly with employers.
This one-stop career resource offers a wealth of information, including articles, blog posts, a monthly e-advice column and a quick and easy “dream job” search engine. Its magazine is Canada’s largest career lifestyle magazine for university and college students.
9. Indeed (http://www.indeed.com/) – Anyone who seeks a more efficient job-application process.
With a few clicks of a mouse, applicants can narrow down job possibilities by position, salary, title, location and job type.
10. Chef2Chef (http://www.chef2chef.net/) – Culinary art students, chefs and hospitality industry types looking for positions in culinary field.
Whether you’re a baker, bartender, restaurant manager or sommelier, this site features jobs across the country, as well as resources for those still in school, just starting out or looking for a career change.
11. Journalism Jobs (http://www.journalismjobs.com/) – Anyone involved in publishing and media.
Not only does this site offer extensive job listings, it also features fellowship, internship and online contest opportunities. We love its savvy industry commentary and event listings, too.
12. Think Beyond the Label (http://www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com/Job-Board/Job-Board.aspx) – Workers with disabilities.
Job results are prioritized to first list those companies that are actively recruiting qualified job candidates with disabilities. The site also provides tools to employers so can they hire people with disabilities and seamlessly integrate them into the workforce.
13. Law Jobs (http://www.lawjobs.com/index.jsp) – People looking for careers in the legal field.
Job-seekers can browse by category or location for everything from contract work to in-house positions. The site offers many resources, including connecting workers with temporary legal staffing agencies and legal recruiters.
14. Public Relations Society of America Job Center (http://www.prsa.org/jobcenter/) – Public relations, communications and marketing job-seekers.
The site offers handy education and professional resources from entry to senior level, as well as a tool for those considering a career change to public relations.
15. Mad Jobs (http://jobs.mad.co.uk/) – Design, marketing and advertising types.
This UK-based creative firm has its finger on the pulse of the new media industry.
16. Careerjet (http://www.careerjet.com) – Gives job seekers access to a huge selection of jobs that are sourced from various internet sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.