Where to Go for a Focused Industry Job Search

Many jobseekers are open to working in a variety of industries. For them the general job boards provide a smorgasbord of options. But if you’re a jobseeker who knows that you’re only interested in a specific industry, you’ll want a job board that as specialized as you are.

There are plenty of advantages in posting your resume on specialized sites. You’ll save time and energy in your search, since you won’t spend time on job openings you aren’t interested in. Recruiters choose single-industry boards for the same reason. You can also be confident that the companies viewing your resume understand and value your credentials and experience.

Here are some specialized job boards to consider (courtesy of techradar.com.)

  • Efinancialcareers.com: The site has tens of thousands of open positions and an audience of nearly one million active financial professionals, and companies like JP Morgan, Citi, and Goldman Sachs use the site to find top talent. The site lists candidates in areas from accounting and compliance to FX, investment banking, and risk management, and it also has a busy news section and a packed advice portal.
  • MediaBistro has a pool of talent that spans editorial, publishing, content creation, and marketing, alongside loads of other media roles. The site has plenty of A-list employers with jobs, such as Fox News, Bloomberg, and NBC Sports to nonprofits like Heifer International. It also offers online skills courses.
  • Dribbble is also for creative talent, from animators and designers to print experts, illustrators, and typographic experts. It offers opportunities for creative staff, contractors, and freelancers. It sorts jobs into fulltime and freelance opportunities and offers  a 12 week zero-to-career-ready Product Design course that teaches students everything they need to land their first job in Product Design. They also offer. workshops are that are live and highly interactive—featuring “must-have insights from your favorite design leaders.”
  • Idealist is a site that lists jobs, internships, and volunteer positions for companies, charities, and mutual aid groups. It has a global reach and is designed for organizations that want to make a positive impact. The site boasts over a million visitors a month. The site verifies organizations that post to make sure they’re legitimate.
  • Dice is one of the biggest niche job sites around, and it’s designed for tech roles – so you’ll be able to recruit here for every kind of position. The site claims that over half of US tech staff use Dice, so it’s a top destination for techy hires. The site also offers a blog with tech industry insights.

And here are some for industries that you might not have known would have their own job boards.

  • Virtual Assistants is a resource for virtual assistant jobs and virtual assistant directory.
  • Virtual Desk Jobs links employers and job seekers to fill office desk job positions in all industries.
  • Ag Hires is the official site for agriculture jobs.
  • Farm Job Search provides farm, ranch and agriculture employment recruiting services.
  • Auto Care Association maintains a job board for opportunities in the automotive aftermarket industry.
  • Auto Jobs is the leading nationwide automotive job board and resume database.

There are many specialty job board for workers interested in the beer and cannabis industries to religious organizations.   Find a list of job boards by industry at https://jobstars.com/niche-job-sites/

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