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.
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.
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.