While taking a look around his blog, I found Michael Gray posted about the big “Job Finding” websites.
He reminded me I was just thinking about this yesterday, wanting to do a static page listing the best IT/Developer/Designer job boards.
What do these boards have that Monster, Craiglist, Careerbuilder, Dice, and the other big guys don’t? Well, Michael Arrington, editor of the TechCrunch blog sums it up brilliantly at one of his posts:
The idea is that the best candidates read these blogs, and by definition are up to speed on cutting edge tech issues. By advertising there, you get the benefit of access to those candidates, without the hundreds of unqualified resumes that come flying in from a Craigslist or Monster.com listing.
So, if you are a geek with a high self regard, you probably want to start your job search at one of these blog job boards:
- The new Lifehacker Jobs Board
- Joel on Software
- 37signals Job Board
- TechCrunch’s CrunchBoard
- GigaOm Jobs
- Authentic Jobs
- Slashdot Jobs for nerds
- VentureBeat JobBoard
Doing a little research for the post, I found The Job Pile. This is a nice little site that aggregates some of the best job boards on the web. Looks like the best resource for designer gigs.
If you want a more comprehensive list you could check the one at Smashing Magazine with 47 good starting points to search for IT job opportunities.
I just wanted to list the best ones. Of course, this is a personal appreciation, and any suggestions or comments are more than welcome. If you feel I’m missing a top one, please leave a comment and I might edit the post.