Aug 7, 2020 in Career Coaching

Niche Job Boards (Get Away from the Masses of Job Seekers)

Here are Niche Job Boards that are more specific and focus.

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Job Seekers are often told to “find jobs that fit your skills & experience” while “applying to companies whose values and corporate cultures fit yours.” Almost every job seeker is aware of the most common places to find and search for jobs, and often these job boards get flooded with both good prospects and those prospects who are taking a chance and hoping their resumes land into the hands of a hiring manager, regardless of if the role fits. 

Top job boards like LinkedIn Jobs, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, LinkUp, Google for Jobs, Monster, and CareerBuilder fall victim to a flood of applicants and although they are used by top companies, and job seekers who are a great fit for the position very often will get found, niche job boards also exist where job seekers can turn away from the customary places where “everyone” is applying for jobs, and stand a better chance of landing an opportunity.

These boards are more specific and focus on factors like industries and locations to find unique talent by listing the job openings of companies that fit certain criteria. 


If you are looking for your next opportunity, consider the following Niche Job Boards to explore:

 Criteria: Technology

The platform helps technology professionals manage their careers and employers connect with highly skilled tech talent. Dice provides insights, data, and career opportunities for technology professionals while putting the latest tools in the hands of recruiters and employers seeking tech talent.

Criteria: Annual salaries of $100,000 or more

Along with high-level job search, they offer membership with features including in-depth company search and company information including salaries.

Criteria: Financial Services Industry

OneWire allows users to confidently search and apply to jobs, join employer talent communities and stay open to new opportunities at top finance companies.

Criteria: Media is the largest and most-visited resource for journalism jobs. It features a range of job listings in the fields of job listings for online media, newspapers, tv, radio, magazines, nonprofits, and academia. It also includes career advice, and the latest journalism news. 

Criteria: Design professionals

The platform helps design talent share, grow, and get hired by over 40,000 of today’s most innovative brands around the world.

Criteria: Creative 

Through the platform, most talented candidates at all experience levels can meet and get hired by the globe's most respected creative brands.

Criteria: Remote, part-time, freelance, and flexible jobs available. 

FlexJobs has become a leader in the flexible job movement that's currently disrupting the traditional workforce. It helps professionals to find flexible jobs around the world and at all levels of their career: entry-level to executive, part-time to full-time.


We Work Remotely

Criteria: Remote

We Work Remotely is the largest remote community in the world with access to full-time and contractual work opportunities in various industries. 

Criteria: Any jobs

Since it is an enormous, widely distributed, mostly free online classified ads site, you can find jobs from employers you won't find on most job boards because the platform is very visible but also inexpensive for small employers to use to post their opportunities. It also offers a range of jobs beyond the typical professional office jobs that dominate most job boards, including construction, retail, transportation, restaurant cooks and wait staff, crews for movies and TV shows, and more.

Criteria: Canadian Job Board is a job search engine that specializes in finding direct-employer jobs. It is the exclusive home of Canada's Top 100 Employers project and indexes jobs directly from employer websites, finding thousands of unadvertised positions that you won't find on search engines that just scrape job boards. 


University Alumni Networks

Criteria: Graduated from a certain college/university

University Alumni Networks are an excellent way to make contacts in one’s field or to get help starting on a new career path. The most effective job search strategy is "networking” or leveraging the power of your network. It will be best to connect with your university alumni and take advantage of this powerful resource.


Local Chamber of Commerce

Criteria: Local area

Local Chamber of Commerce is a network of local businesses within a particular niche or industry. Every local chamber of commerce is different and could give you access to businesses in your local area who are hiring.

Criteria: 56 Niche Communities (searchable by job title or industry)

iHire connects industry-focused and career-minded candidates with employers in 56 niche communities.

Criteria: Start-ups/Tech

AngelList is a platform that builds the largest startup community. Job Seekers get matched with over 30,000 start-up and tech jobs with the ability to talk to founders and hiring managers as well as see stock and salary information upfront.

Criteria: Tech

Built-In is a platform that unites companies and people around their shared passion for tech and the universal need for purpose. 

Criteria: Federal Government connects job seekers with job opportunities in the U.S. Federal Government. Job seekers are able to find jobs listed by hundreds of federal agencies and organizations



Criteria: Companies Hiring during Covid-19

Candor has created a database with live hiring updates of companies during covid-19. You can discover if a company is hiring, undergoing hiring freezes, or laying off. 



Criteria: Companies Hiring during Covid-19. 

Jobscan has compiled the ultimate hiring list of companies recruiting during covid-19 from multiple companies and news sources into one place including live updates.

This list is not meant to add more to your job searching agenda but rather to condense it as you explore job boards that are more suited to your target-industry or location. One of the best things you can do as a job seeker is to put a job search strategy in place that will enable you to strategically tackle your job search without the overwhelm. Now, you can explore both the main job boards and some niche job boards to find your next best opportunity. 


** Hired Institute does not endorse any of the above-listed websites. Please do your due diligence on jobs posted on any platform.


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