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As technology advances, job seekers are provided with a variety of ways to enhance the seeking process. In addition to new opportunities for social networking through sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, seekers are able to participate on niche job boards to make their searches easier.

What exactly are niche job boards? Let’s explore these unique sites and why they could benefit your job search.

The Basics of Niche Job Boards

A niche job board is a website that provides a simple way for companies to find strong job candidates. They are typically industry-focused (ex. advertising, government, pharmacy, human resources) and allow companies to post job openings so that targeted candidates can locate them in one place.

Experts have determined that niche job boards typically help employers fill more positions than generalist job boards (websites that cover all industries). As a candidate looking for a job in a specific industry, a niche job board could also be very beneficial.

Why a Job Seeker Should Consider a Niche Job Board

As a job candidate, you want access to as many targeted job opportunities as possible. Niche job boards provide that access because they are geared to your specific industry, giving immediate access to companies that are looking for strong candidates as hard as you’re looking employers.

Another great benefit of the niche job board is having the opportunity to showcase qualifications online. Like generalist job boards, they often allow seekers to create profiles to help employers find them.

There are hundreds of niche job boards available and certainly plenty that cater to just about every industry imaginable. So take time to explore boards that zero in on your field or desired industry as you look for ways to enhance your job search.

Jessica Hernandez, expert resume writer, is a nationally-recognized resume authority and former HR Manager who has achieved over a 99% success rate securing interviews with prestigious organizations through exclusive, personal branding strategies.  The President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast, she and her team partner with professional- and executive-level candidates.

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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast

Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.

What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.

You might have seen me featured as a resume expert in publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and Fortune. And in 2020, I was honored to be named as a LinkedIn Top Voice of the year!

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7 Comments

  1. job shark on November 29, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    cool mobile job board, definitely an upcoming niche



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  3. DeafJobWizard.com on March 14, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    DeafJobWizard.com is a niche-oriented job board that only list deaf-related jobs in various job categories for both deaf and hearing job seekers.



  4. Abdinasir Said Abdille on February 21, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Hi

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    That is my site.



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  6. Pascal on July 19, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Fully agree with you. Niche Job board are the future. We made this experience with our Job board in Luxembourg as well (www.financejobs.lu).



  7. Edward Maxim on September 21, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Hello. I would like to share with you my start up job board. It is a niche job board targeting truck drivers and their employers. It is called Haulan Driver Jobs and you can visit it at http://www.haulan.com



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