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While the major job search Web sites like (Stock Quote: MWW)  and Yahoo! Hot Jobs (Stock Quote: YHOO) are invaluable for any job seeker, smaller industry-specific job search sites and other databases can make the task of wading through the opportunities far less daunting.

They also tend to offer better listings that may get lost without the perfect keyword search on the bigger sites.

1. Got an engineering degree? This comprehensive site offers links to engineering jobs as specific as piping designer and mold maker. Users can search by location, title, posting date, industry and more. The site also provides links to resume writing help, salary surveys and opinion polls.

2. A great resource whether the food industry is a job seeker’s chosen career path or they need a part-time wait staff job during their continued search. At last check, there were about 3,500 jobs on the site. Positions included kitchen staff and executive chefs.

3. This site allows candidates to search for jobs based upon his or her security clearance level. Bill Golden, a military intelligence service member, founded the company to create a starting point for information for intelligence professionals.  The site typically lists more than 15,000 jobs from around the world.

4. The go-to resource for job hunting media professionals. It frequently offers more and better listings than the major sites and gets high marks for ease of use with its clean design. Even though newspaper and other print jobs are said to be a dying breed, this site often posts more than a dozen a day. There are also listings for online, radio and TV organizations.

5. This site is for laborers as well as for employers who need a variety of skilled workers, including This site includes links for tilesetters, cabinetmakers, insulators and other skilled workers. It allows candidates to keep track of the jobs they’ve viewed and applied for, and saves their preferences to make repeat job searches simple.

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6. A good site for those focused on pharmaceutical jobs. One of the best features is its job alert program, which allows the user to enter their criteria and automatically sends them a message when a job post that meets their needs is listed.

7. This hub helps the user by including an extensive list of job titles on its home page and allowing folks to search by city, zip code or even area code. The home page links to its six specialized sites geared towards clerical, education, green, health, hospitality and sales careers.

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