Job boards are great tools for recruiters and employers looking to fill vacant positions in their companies. They are large websites that list available jobs that potential employees can search through and apply to. The most common job boards are the large, advertised websites like Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com. These huge boards have some advantages, such as the high availability of positions and wide range of professions represented. However, with so many jobs to search through, it can sometimes be hard to find what you – the employer or employee – are looking for.
There are plenty of free job boards available that specialize in niches. This means that they represent jobs in certain categories only. Employers and recruiters can use these types of job boards to find the exact candidate they need without weeding through lots of unqualified resumes. Niches include:
- Healthcare jobs
- Engineering jobs
- Law enforcement
- International jobs
- Hotel and hospitality
- Federal jobs
- And more!
While there are tons of job board websites for these niches, not all of them were created equally. Some boards are hard to find because they don’t see the kind of traffic that employers want to see (i.e. they don’t get as much exposure to potential employees). Others charge membership fees. Below, we’ve listed some of the best free job boards that are useful to recruiters and employers:
Accounting Jobs Today: With the economy in a slump, there is a need for great accountants. Check out job boards with niches in this area if you are qualified for these positions.
Aviation, Airline, and Airport Job Site: A job working for an airline can be fun and exciting. Look at AVJobs for open positions.
Biotech, Clinical Research, Pharmaceutical Jobs: Biotechnology is growing in popularity, as are these job board websites. The Biospace website is a great place to search for these types of jobs.
After College Entry-Level Jobs: Finding a new job right out of college can be difficult, but there is a special job board just for this purpose. Look at the After College website. (http://www.aftercollege.com)
Engineering Jobs: If you’re looking for a job in engineering, the Engineering Central website can help you out. (http://www.engcen.com/)
For more niche job boards, check out the Internet Inc. blog at http://www.internetinc.com/top-100-job-board-niches. It includes a lot of useful information on the top 100 job board niches.