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What Is a Niche Job Board and Why Should You Use One?

As technology advances, job seekers are provided with a variety of ways to enhance the seeking process. In addition to new opportunities for social networking through sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, seekers are able to participate on niche job boards to make their searches easier.

What exactly are niche job boards? Let’s explore these unique sites and why they could benefit your job search.

The Basics of Niche Job Boards

A niche job board is a website that provides a simple way for companies to find strong job candidates. They are typically industry-focused (ex. advertising, government, pharmacy, human resources) and allow companies to post job openings so that targeted candidates can locate them in one place.

Experts have determined that niche job boards typically help employers fill more positions than generalist job boards (websites that cover all industries). As a candidate looking for a job in a specific industry, a niche job board could also be very beneficial.

Why a Job Seeker Should Consider a Niche Job Board

As a job candidate, you want access to as many targeted job opportunities as possible. Niche job boards provide that access because they are geared to your specific industry, giving immediate access to companies that are looking for strong candidates as hard as you’re looking employers.

Another great benefit of the niche job board is having the opportunity to showcase qualifications online. Like generalist job boards, they often allow seekers to create profiles to help employers find them.

There are hundreds of niche job boards available and certainly plenty that cater to just about every industry imaginable. So take time to explore boards that zero in on your field or desired industry as you look for ways to enhance your job search.

Jessica Hernandez, expert resume writer, is a nationally-recognized resume authority and former HR Manager who has achieved over a 99% success rate securing interviews with prestigious organizations through exclusive, personal branding strategies.  The President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast, she and her team partner with professional- and executive-level candidates.


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A nationally recognized resume expert, Jessica Holbrook Hernandez is President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast and a former human resources manager and recruiter. Leveraging more than ten years’ experience directing hiring practices for Fortune 500 companies, Jessica's innovative and brand-driven resume development strategies have secured a 99.6% interview-winning success rate for her clients. As a global resume authority and trusted media source, Jessica has been featured and quoted numerous times throughout, The Chicago Tribune,, Local Job Network Radio, International Business Times, and more.
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  1. November 29th, 2011 at 21:26 | #1

    cool mobile job board, definitely an upcoming niche

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