20 Best Niche Job Boards for Job Seekers and Recruiters

Editors' pick: Originally published August 18.

Looking for a new job? While popular job boards such as Monster, Indeed, CareerBuilder and SimplyHired are all great ways to send out resumes, job seekers have a better chance of finding the job they really want by turning to job boards that cater to their specific interests and experiences.

Niche sites often include listings that large job boards don't have, and applicants using these sites have less competition for available jobs than they would using well-known job boards.

For employers, niche job boards are ideal places for finding talent, particularly for hard-to-fill and specialized positions. Recruiting managers need not sift through as many applications as they would using large job boards. According to LinkedIn's most recent Global Recruiting Trends report, which surveyed more than 4,000 talent acquisition decision makers, quality of hire is the most valuable performance metric for talent acquisition teams. This was was closely followed by time to fill position and hiring manager satisfaction.

So, which niche job boards are best for different types of job seekers? Click through our list to find out.

Accounting Jobs
Accounting Jobs

FinancialJobBank specializes in accounting jobs. It is part of Beyond, The Career Network, and has over 200,000 companies hiring on its platform. Recruiters can choose from one of four plans to reach their targeted audience to receive various services, such as access to a 'Talent Network,' their 5 best candidate matches for each job posting; access to full candidate portfolios and contact information; and enhanced job promotion.

Job seekers can either find and apply to jobs for free, or pay a premium membership fee to "receive top listings for your resume, stand out from the crowd as a featured applicant," and access full company profiles.

Banking and Finance Jobs
Banking and Finance Jobs

eFinancialCareers connects finance professionals to companies in 19 markets across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. This job board also matched companies to investment bankers, traders, asset managers, relationship managers, treasurers, risk managers, auditors, business analysts, actuaries, and graduate trainees.

Recruiters can take advantage of the site's advanced recruitment solutions and large pool of top talent. Job seekers can gain access to industry insights, news and analysis, career advice, and professional opinions

Creative Jobs
Creative Jobs

Authentic Jobs began in September 2005 as a free service in the sidebar founder Cameron Moll's personal website. A year later, it was launched as a paid-for service with its own web address.

Since then, Authentic Jobs has matched hundreds of companies with design, tech, and web professionals in countries across the world. For recruiters, the cost of each job posting depends on the type of position being filled (from full-time to moonlighting or internship). Prices start at $100.

Healthcare Jobs
Healthcare Jobs

HealthcareJobsite specializes in healthcare and medical careers. Recruiters can choose from one of four plans to reach their targeted audience to receive various services, such as access to a 'Talent Network,' their 5 best candidate matches for each job posting; access to full candidate portfolios and contact information; and enhanced job promotion.

Job seekers can either find and apply to jobs for free, or pay a premium membership fee to "receive top listings for your resume, stand out from the crowd as a featured applicant," and access full company profiles.

Government Jobs
Government Jobs

USAJOBS, a United States Office of Personnel Management website, connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities both in the United States and abroad. The website offers a Help Center of useful information regarding the application process, working within the U.S. Government, and hiring paths for various groups of people.

USAJOBS' application process is designed to communicate the steps applicants are expected to complete, and clearly guide them through creating an application package that is transferred to the desired agency for final submission. Functions of the job board include the ability to view resumes and documents, a tracker displaying the candidate's progress, and the ability to save an application for later.

Not all Federal jobs require a security clearance, but all Federal positions require the candidate to undergo a suitability adjudication process to determine suitability for employment.

Hourly Jobs
Hourly Jobs

Snagajob connects workers with hourly jobs and employers with hourly workers. Employers pay to post jobs, and job seekers create profiles which are used for their applications. Job seekers can also receive alerts for new jobs in their preferred zip codes.

Some employers post the hourly wages they offer in their job descriptions, while others choose to discuss that information in the interview process. If the job posting has no wages listed, the site's Salary Calculator can give the candidates an idea of what they can expect to make.

The cost of posting a job on Snagajob starts at $89.

Managed Care Jobs
Managed Care Jobs

ManagedCareBiz is the job site for someone looking for a career in managed health care. The term "managed care" is used to describe healthcare systems that deliver services in ways that improve quality and control costs. Managed care organizations are always looking for people who can assemble and maintain networks of providers, market their services, supply financial services including processing of claims, evaluate services, and oversee compliance with government regulations.

Unlike broad healthcare job sites, ManagedCareBiz drills down job categories into very specific managed care job functions such as Provider Relations, Sales, Claims/Billing, Quality Management, and Compliance. Registration is not required to browse and apply to available jobs, but candidates who sign up for free can post their profile, have their resume viewed directly by recruiters, and keep track of their applications.

Employers also need not be registered users to post jobs for a fee. However, registered employers can keep track of their job postings, browse resumes, and avail of discounted jobs packages. A single job posting is $25 for standard listing, and $50 for premium listing. Registered employers can save up to 25% on a combined standard and premium package, with an option for unlimited standard listings per year.

As an added service to its users, ManagedCareBiz provides daily curated content on news and commentary affecting the world of managed health care. It also provides listings of industry events and most commonly used managed care terms.

Media Jobs
Media Jobs

Mediabistro connects both big and small businesses with media professionals. Employers pay to post positions, and can expand their reach through targeted placements and premium add-ons. Job seekers can apply to jobs and take advantage of a number of career services for purchase, such as resume and cover letter editing and LinkedIn profile editing.

A 30-day job posting starts at $297. The fee includes account tools for managing the candidate pipeline such as an email sent to relevant candidates. Employers who want their job listing to stand out pay the Feature Job rate of $446. This fee entitles the listing to be prominently highlighted in the listings as well as priority placement in job alerts emailed to relevant candidates.

Upgrades and discounted rates are also available to employers. For example, listings for internships start at only $99.

Military Veteran Jobs
Military Veteran Jobs

RecruitMilitary provides transitioning and civilian-experienced military veteran men and women with a magazine, website, and job fairs. Its website has over 840,000 registered veterans looking for jobs, and employers search candidate profiles, post jobs, and create targeted email campaigns.

RecruitMilitary produces veteran job fairs all across the country. The site also offers articles, tools, and tips to help job seekers succeed in their careers. The job board and other services to applicants are free of charge to veterans and their spouses to support them during their job search.

Nonprofit Jobs
Nonprofit Jobs

Idealist.org aims to "close the gap between intention and action by connecting people, organizations, ideas, and resources." The company funds itself through donations, grants, and fees paid by U.S.-based organizations to post their job and internship listings and registration fees paid by graduate degree programs to be a part of the company's Grad Fairs. The website also has information on nonprofit careers, volunteering in the U.S. and abroad, and graduate schools.

Idealist has more than 100,000 organizations and 1.4 million monthly visitors to its English, Spanish (idealistas.org), and French (idealiste.org) sites. The site is run by a team of more than 40 developers, creatives, communicators, and administrators working from offices in New York City and Portland, OR.

U.S.-based organizations pay a fee to post their job and internship listings on Idealist. Graduate degree programs pay registration fees to exhibit at their Grad Fairs.

Outdoor Enthusiast Jobs
Outdoor Enthusiast Jobs

Many employers on Cool Works are in the hospitality and guest service industries for places such as national parks, resorts, ranches, guest lodges, restaurants, summer camps, ski resorts, retreat and conference centers, and outfitters. Other non-service industry employers are conservation corps, organic farms and gardens, wilderness therapy programs, outdoor educational programs and nonprofit organizations.

Job seekers can search by employer profile or job listing, and apply to jobs online or by mail. Many jobs are seasonal, and most employers provide employee housing and meals due to their remote locations.

Pharmacy Jobs
Pharmacy Jobs

Through RXinsider's Virtual Pharmacy Job Expo, pharmacists, students, and pharmacy technicians can research and connect with employers of various different practice settings. Job seekers can search for listings by state or company, and receive guides and videos to learn more about the industry.

The site allows visitors to access information on all of RXinsider's marketing and technology solutions, as well as view videos, read client feedback, and learn more about the team. The Virtual Pharmacy Job Expo integrates with CareerTapp mobile apps.

RXinsider also publishes 20Ways to educate pharmacy managers on products and services that serve to improve patient care or to improve a pharmacy's financial bottom line. This information is presented via twenty unique product-profiles. 20Ways is published on a quarterly basis and subscriptions are free for pharmacy managers. The print issue circulates to over 6,500 hospital pharmacy directors, 2,200 clinical consultants, and 2,500 industry executives across the United States.

Remote Jobs
Remote Jobs

As professionals demand work flexibility, more and more U.S. companies are giving employees the opportunity to work from home.

Since 2005, telecommuting has increased 103% nationally. Last year, twenty-three percent of U.S. workers did at least some of their work from home -- up from 19 percent in 2003, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are currently 3.3 million workers in the U.S. that work from home full-time and many more interested in this type of work flexibility.

Sponsored by Remote, a best-selling book on working remotely, We Work Remotely is a job board dedicated to remote job postings. Job seekers can search the boards using keywords or scroll through options based on specific categories. Employers pay $200 to post a job for 30 days.

Sales Jobs
Sales Jobs

Sales Gravy is a leader in sales enablement solutions. The site not only lists open sales jobs from a number of employers, but also provides strategies for employers to help generate the highest possible return on sales headcount investment. Job seekers can also receive sales training and keep up with current news through podcasts, videos, and blogs.

Services include sales recruitment and staffing, sales on-boarding automation, custom sales training program development and delivery, and sales coaching and leadership training. Founded in 2007, Sales Gravy help sales professionals get hired faster, companies hire better salespeople fast, and provide a wide range of sales and sales leadership training for both inside and outside sales teams.

Technology and IT Jobs
Technology and IT Jobs

Dice, a DHI Group, Inc. service focuses on Technology and IT careers. Recruiters can take advantage of advanced recruitment solutions and large pool of top talent. Job seekers can gain access to industry insights, news and analysis, career advice, and professional opinions.

In May 2016, Dice introduced Dice Careers, a free mobile app for tech pros to manage and accelerate their career. As a thought leader with deep insights into the tech recruiting industry, Dice aims to enable tech pros to realize their growth potential through this user-friendly mobile app.

Leveraging Dice's rich data and advanced analytics, this new app gives tech pros an edge by personalizing recommendations for users, including tech jobs, skills, and salary information. One of the key features of this app is the ability to recommend relevant skills to maximize one's earning potential. Users can take advantage of such information that ties skills and salary together to plan their next career move.

Dice Careers enables tech pros at any stage of their career to see growth opportunities and brings more informed and skilled tech pros to employers who use Dice for recruiting and talent sourcing.

Driver Jobs
Driver Jobs

For truck drivers, teams and driver trainees, JobsInTrucks.com is the leading job board to find CDL jobs; OTR and local delivery routes; and specialty jobs for flatbed, hazmat, doubles, tankers, reefers, car haulers, and movers. Company drivers and owner operators can create profiles and search for posted opportunities. Trucking companies can post jobs and search through the database's resumes and profiles.

Internships
Internships

Through YouTern, young talent can find high-impact internships and mentors. Recruiters have access to top-tier talent, and internship seekers can utilize YouTern's contemporary career advice through their blog, a weekly #InternPro Chat on Twitter, a weekly radio show, and a LinkedIn group.

Logistics Jobs
Logistics Jobs

JobsinLogistics.com is a job board specializing in helping candidates find jobs in logistics, supply chain, distribution, transportation, warehousing, freight forwarding, manufacturing, purchasing and inventory management. Job seekers can post their resume or apply to job postings directly, and employers pay to post jobs and search through the website's resume database.

Manufacturing Jobs
Manufacturing Jobs

A division of JobsInLogistics.com, JobsinManufacturing.com is the top manufacturing online job board, connecting over 300,000 manufacturing candidates to positions in plant management, quality control, production planning, materials management, engineering, maintenance, purchasing and logistics. Employers pay to post jobs and to gain access to the resume database.

Programmer Jobs
Programmer Jobs

Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is a flagship site of the Stack Exchange network and an online community for programmers to share their knowledge and find job opportunities. Recruiters have access to recruiting resources and at least 16 million professional developers who use Stack Overflow. Programmers can become part of a network of 150 Q&A communities where they can find, ask, and answer software development questions.

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