As the internet evolves, it’s hard to believe that we use to search for jobs on the back pages of newspapers. Today, searching for jobs is much easier than it use to be, but whether you want to work for a startup, a Fortune 500 company, or work from home, finding a job can still be a challenge. The internet is filled with wonderful niche job websites, but many of these job-hunting treasure troves are hard to find– they are hidden behind the wall of search engines results that are dominated by sites like Indeed, Monster, and Craigslist.
To make your job hunt easier, I have compiled a list of 10 niche job websites to help you hack your job search, connect with great companies, and find your dream job. If you know of other great job websites, please let me know.
10 Niche Job Websites To Help You Hack Your Job Search
1. Y Combinator – Startup Jobs
Also known as Hacker News, Y Combinator has a job feed that features an array of jobs at startups that were funded by Y Combinator. The job feed features jobs from established companies, startups, and jobs that range from newly posted only be a few weeks old. It’s a great place to job hunt, especially if you are a developer or tech enthusiast.
2. The Creative Ham – Advertising Jobs
The Job Board features advertising jobs at the world’s top agencies, it’s updated daily, and it’s quickly becoming one of the best places to find creative industry jobs in graphic design, web development, copywriting, account management, social media, and a wide selection of internships. The website’s clean design makes for a pleasant job browsing experience.
3. Travel Weekly – Travel Industry Jobs
From airline to hospitality, this job board features an incredible variety of open positions around the world. If you like to travel, this is a great place to find a job.
4. Star Chefs – Hotel & Restaurant Jobs
Despite an outdated user interface, the sheer quantity of jobs on Star Chefs make it a great place to find restaurant and hotel industry job.
5. Outdoor Ed – Outdoor Industry Jobs
Originally designed for connecting outdoor education professionals, this site has expanded to include a job board that features high-quality jobs in the outdoor industry. If you have wanderlust, job hunt on Outdoor Ed.
6. Poached Jobs – Food Industry Jobs
From bar tending to restaurant and hotel management, Poached features an easy to use job board that’s segmented by city.
7. All Cruise Jobs – Cruise Ship Jobs
Want to work in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Mexico in the same week? Maybe a job in hospitality on a cruise ship is your calling. All Cruise Jobs is the place to go for cruise ship jobs, and it will have you day dreaming in your cubicle.
8. Tech Cocktail – Tech Jobs
Tech Cocktail lives and breathes the tech world–they got their start by hosting tech meetups and their community grew from there. After a $2.5M investment from Zappos founder Tony Hsieh, their site only continues to improve. Consequently, their job board always features quality tech jobs, and is worth checking out on a weekly basis.
9. The Denver Egotist – Advertising Jobs
While the Egotist Network has multiple websites, it was started in Denver, CO and its job board featured consistently updated advertising and marketing jobs. It’s a great place to find ad industry jobs, internships, and freelance opportunities.
10. The Rig Zone – Oil & Gas Jobs
The oil and gas industry continues to grow as a place for high-paying, little-experience required positions. The Rig Zone features jobs in the oil and gas industry, and is one of the easier to use job websites.
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