We all got a good laugh (at least I got a good laugh) out of Richard MacManus’s job board announcement, but reality is stranger than fiction sometimes, as they still just keep coming. So, I thought I’d take a moment to recap. It’s been a while since I’ve actually looked for work, but if I ever need to again, I’m honestly glad there are so many resources available now. Down with Monster.com and HotJobs!
Why search so many places, when these guys bring everything to you? And by everything, I mean everything. Of course it depends on how focused your search is, but be prepared to mine though a lot of listings.
What you get when you combine social networking with a job site.
Niche job boards
Sure, they all have their own audience right? Wrong. But, hey it’s easy money so who can blame them. Seriously though, if you’re looking for full-time work in a specific industry/field, these are much more focused than the big job sites.
- 37signals Job Board – design, development, business
- CrunchBoard – design, development, business
- GigaOM Jobs – design, development, business (I’m sensing a pattern here)
- paidContent.org Jobs – mostly business
- jobs.joelonsoftware.com – Software Development
- Authentic Jobs – Web Design & Development
- Think Vitamin Job Board – Web related
- Npost – tech startup related, mostly northwest
- jobs.codebetter.com – Software/Web Development
- Venture Beat Job Board – high-end management, tech, finance ($100,000+)
- TechGigger Jobs – start-up jobs
- CSS Beauty Job Board – web design/development
- Problogger Job Board – blogging jobs
- jobs.originalsignal.com – aggregates many of these sites
You’re a contract/freelance web professional and you want to get paid for your work? Check these out. You think TechCrunch is going to add a gig board now?
- Authentic Jobs
- oDesk – want to work remotely, but have big brother watch your every move? Yikes.
These don’t necessarily pay, but if you’re looking for help on that hot startup idea or looking for the next Sergey & Larry to hook up with, they’re worth checking out.
Have some time and want to tackle some tasks that may earn you some cash? Then crowdsourcing may be for you.
This category isn’t really tech/web2.0 specific, but if you’re as concerned about the environment as Al Gore is, then this could be your ticket to doing something about it.
Managing your search
We wouldn’t be truly Web 2.0 without something to manage all of this, what with the todo managers, time trackers, etc. growing like weeds.
What did I miss? Add other job sites/board that you like?