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My Big Fat Job List

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CNN has called this the worst job market in decades. In today's environment, career Web sites have an even bigger role in our daily online activities. To help, we've compiled a Big Fat List of some of the most popular job boards and career resources, including marketing-focused sites.

6FigureJobs (www.6figurejobs.com): Executive job search for vice-presidents, directors and managers.

Academic360 (www.Academic360.com): Academic resource site with deep listings broken up by discipline as well as function.

Americas Job Exchange (www.americasjobexchange.com): Non-executive job postings with positions listed by state, as well a list of top employers.

Aquent (www.Aquent.com): Talent agency geared specifically towards designers and marketers.


Beyond (www.beyond.com): Robust job search engine with results from a network of niche career community sites. Cool factor: Search career communities by industry.

CareerBuilder (www.Careerbuilder.com): One of the largest job search sites that provides multiple career/job resources and tools.

CareerJet (www.careerjet.com): Employment search engine with a wide range of industries and almost 3 million US-based jobs.

Craigslist (www.Craigslist.org): Breaks up postings by job categories and metro area. Cool factor: Many postings aren't typically publicized on larger job boards.

CreativeCircle (www.creativecircle.com): Niche career staffing site that focuses on marketing and creative positions from 6 top metropolitan areas.

Crunch Board (www.crunchboard.com): TechCrunch's job board with majority of listings focused on the tech industry.

CW Jobs (www.cwjobs.co.uk): Over 10,000 jobs from the UK specifically in the IT industry. Cool factor: Homepage shows "Jobs of the Day."

CyberCoders (www.cybercoders.com): Easily navigable career-firm site with positions from various industries. Cool factor: Career Education Search provides listings of universities and certification/degree options.

Dice (www.Dice.com): Geared towards tech jobs plus some marketing also. Cool factor:Related career information with news articles and blog posts.

HotJobs (www.HotJobs.com): Large-scale job board with multiple categories. Cool factor: Career tools including resume writing and salary calculator.

iMedia Connection (www.imediaconnection.com/jobs): Marketing and media-focused job board.

Jobs.Alltop.com (jobs.alltop.com): RSS feeds with aggregated job listings from over 60 job boards.

JobShouts (www.JobShouts.com): Job boards with multiple industry categories that are tabbed for easy navigation. Cool factor: Job postings are tweeted through @jobshouts.

Indeed.com (www.Indeed.com): Search engine for jobs includes a simple Google-like interface and handy RSS feed. Cool factor: Refine search results by salary estimate.

The Ladders (www.TheLadders.com): Provides listings of only $100k+ jobs. Larger categories are marketing/tech.

LinkedIn Jobs (www.inkedin.com/jobs): Searches jobs posted from companies on LinkedIn and also aggregate Web postings. Cool factor: LinkedIn jobs gives ease of researching company/hiring manager with LinkedIn profiles.

Local Career Sites: Searching local job sites can help narrow down your search. Here are a couple examples: www.smallerindiana.com and www.washingtondcjobstoday.com.

Marketing Hire (www.MarketingHire.com): Marketing-specific career site with postings broken up by specific categories.

Marketing Pilgrim Jobs (jobs.marketingpilgrim.com): Marketing job board with various niche categories.

MarketingPower (jobs.marketingpower.com/search): American Marketing Association-powered marketing job board. Cool factor: "Ask the Expert" section lets you email a question to a career expert.

MarketingProfs (www.MarketingProfs.com/jobbank): Provides job postings specific to the marketing industry. Cool factor: Several career-management resources.

MediaBistro (www.mediabistro.com/joblistings): Media news site that provides media-related job listings.

Media Job Search Canada (www.mediajobsearchcanada.com — CA): Job board focused on media-related jobs from companies across Canada.

Monster (www.Monster.com): One of the largest job sites that encompasses numerous categories, as well as international search. Cool factor: A deep "Advice" section with multiple career resources.

Niche Career Communities: There are many niche career communities. Here a few: www.newmediahire.com, www.jobsinsocialmedia.com, www.jobsinpods.com.

The Online Beat (www.theonlinebeat.com): Job search engine that enters your job search details into your choice of Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs, Indeed, or Beyond.

PR News Online (jobs.prnewsonline.com): PR-focused job board with some marketing positions as well.

Rafe Needleman's Spreadsheet of Sunshine: Who's Hiring: Google Docs spreadsheet that tracks hiring Web 2.0 companies. Cool factor: Links to company career pages and lists how many available positions.

Request for Proposals Database (www.rfpdb.com): A database of RFP submissions—specific to nonprofits, corporations, and governments.

SEMPO (www.sempo.org/jobs): Search engine marketing and search engine optimization job postings.

SimplyHired (www.SimplyHired.com): A search engine for jobs with a clean interface and categories listing. Cool factor: Search tool gives an option to find whom you may know at a certain company through LinkedIn.

Social Media Jobs (www.socialmediajobs.com): Niche job board with listings of social-media-related jobs.

Startuply (www.startuply.com): Web 2.0 functioning site with postings specifically from startup companies. Cool factor: Companies are shown on interactive Google Maps.

TalentZoo (www.TalentZoo.com): Listings specifically for advertising, marketing, and media professionals.

TotalJobs (UK) (www.Totaljobs.com): Multiple category job search site with over 100,000 jobs specifically in the UK.

Twitter Job Feeds: Here are a couple helpful profiles that feed social media/marketing positions: @smjobwire, @socialmediajob.

WOMMA (www.womma.org/jobs): WOMMA job board with word-of-mouth/social-media postings.

Workopolis (www.workopolis.com — CA): One of Canada's largest job sites with numerous searchable industries.

Vault (www.vault.com): Job site focused on careers in law, technology, finance and consulting. Cool factor: Robust career resources, including downloadable career guides.

Researched and compiled by Sonny Gill, a social-media strategist who writes at www.sonnygill.com and can also be found on Twitter.


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  • by Job Postings Websites Wed May 6, 2009 via web

    Interesting article for anyone looking for a job

  • by Rob Frappier Wed May 6, 2009 via web

    This is an excellent and authoritative list of job sites. I find Indeed.com particularly useful for its custom tailored job search alerts.

  • by Andy Vogel Fri May 8, 2009 via web

    Here's another great listing of about 900 local sites: http://www.localjobnetwork.com

    This includes sites like SanFranJobs.com, DCJobs.com, MilwaukeeJobs.com, MetroNewYorkJobs.com, and MetroChicagoJobs.com.

  • by Cass McCombs Mon Oct 22, 2012 via web

    Thanks for all the job ideas. However, what I'm really looking for is something along the lines of the forklift sales Chula Vista CA has. I'm still on the hunt!

  • by Sami Thu Nov 1, 2012 via web

    I have used Indeed.com before. It is interesting to see how the independent and online workers are almost taking over certain aspects of the industry-- for example, books and newspapers. Anyone know of a job for mobile app development in minneapolis?

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