Find a Job Using These 26 “Under The Radar” Job Search Engines

 By Jeff Gillis

If you were born anytime after 1950 and have looked for a job at any point between 1995 and now, chances are you have done at least part of your job search online using job search engines.

Okay, so if you’re anything like my dad (who only recently learned how to use a bank machine to take out cash instead of a teller…don’t even get me started on online banking), then maybe not.

Nevertheless, looking for jobs online is now the norm.  In fact, it’s gotten so widespread that nearly everybody has a handful of job search websites that they either follow weekly or don’t hesitate to jump on when it comes time to look for a job.

I’m sure you have your “go-to’s” as well.  Monster.  Careerbuilder.  Indeed.

These are all fantastic options that you definitely should be using to your advantage.

But’s here’s the deal. Literally every job seeker on the planet is using Heck, everyone I know uses Careerbuilder. And Indeed? Fuggetaboudit.

While these great job search websites may have the largest collection of jobs (and therefore opportunities) available online, they are also a melting pot of competitors who are out to get the exact same job you are.

To complete your job hunt arsenal you need to focus in on the industry that you are hoping to begin (or further) your career in, and to do that you sometimes need to go off the beaten path.

There are tons of other smaller, more specific “niche job search engines” that help cut through the fat and clutter of the larger job sites.

But what are the best ones?  How do you know if they are legit?

Well, Mike and I have done the heavy lifting for you and pulled together our list of some of the top lesser-known job search sites available.

With that said, here is our list of Top “Under The Radar” Job Search Engines…

Top “Under The Radar” Job Search Engines

(NOTE: To visit any of the job sites simply click their big blue headlines.)

A truly wonderful job search engine for those interested in careers in: technology, security clearance, financial services, energy, healthcare and hospitality.  By focusing on these six specialties they are able to provide you with better opportunities in your chosen field and also ensure the data you desire is up to date and easily accessible.

The name pretty much speaks for itself! is the leading global marketplace for students, employers and higher education institutions to meet in one place!  

They've got a ton of resources and tools to better help you search for and maximize internship opportunities...a great place to start if you've just graduated (or are planning for the future after graduation!).  We particularly like their "Interview" resource section...I wonder why?!? 🙂

If you have your sights set on a position in non-profit, then is THE job search engine to go to look for jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities.  The neat thing about this site is their search function.  Not only can you search for any of the three opportunities listed above, but you can also search for people, organizations, events or blogs.

Looking for hourly work?  The folks over at, known as "Snaggers", are VERY passionate about "fulfilling the dreams of the hourly worker."  Not only do they have a robust search function that lets you search by job or your location, but they also provide a great resource section to help make you the best hourly worker you can be.

As you approach the end of what was probably the best four years of your life, a lot of uncertainty and anxiety can set in as you walk into the "great unknown".  Don't worry, because these guys are here to help you.  

Want to hear a novel idea? helps you find a job based on three core factors: what you studied, where you studied, and when you graduated.  As a former college graduate, I can't say how refreshing this approach is.

The proliferation of technology just keeps bringing us closer and closer together, and the need for employees that speak multiple languages is growing along with it.  Enter, who do a fantastic job of connecting bilingual job seekers with the employers who require their specific set of skills, both in paid and non-profit positions.

As a champion of diversity and equality in both the interview room and the workplace (not to mention anywhere else for that matter!), we here at The Interview Guys are particularly excited about the work done by  

This wonderful job search engine protects all individuals against employment discrimination by offering the diversity population and diversity-minded employers direct access to each other.


This unique site caters to both job seekers and employers in the information technology field, using their automated recommendation system to match candidates with opportunities quickly and easily.  Other than job postings, other services offered include resume access services to enterprises, IT consulting companies, staffing agencies and independent recruiters.

The folks over at have carved out there own niche, and that is the "elite young professional" market.  If you consider yourself a member of this community (for example, you graduated at the top of your class at one of the top 30 universities in the country), you should definitely head over there to look for some of the unique opportunities they have to offer.

This fantastic site is a one-stop shop for media professionals, which not only acts as a job board but also provides courses and certifications for journalists.  Unique to this website is the "freelance marketplace" which allows freelancers to showcase their talents to editors and media company managers looking to make hires.  A must-visit for the up-and-coming AND seasoned media professional.

Willy Franzen and his team over at really offer a different angle than anyone else I've seen in the job search niche...and that's a good thing.  Each day they introduce job seekers to a new company or non-profit, but the twist that they put on it is that the company must offer an entry-level position.  This is a great resource for people just coming out of college or changing industries!

Fancy yourself a Wall Street-type?  Maybe not.  But if you're looking for a career in finance, is a fantastic place to start your search.  You create a profile with the company and StreetID and hiring managers from different financial institutions can match up with you based on your skills and other biographical info.  And the cool part is, you're anonymous until a match is made!
free is not just a job board, but also an international social community helping students and young professionals connect with international employers.  Located in Sweden, this site acts as a hub for graduate students and recruiters all around the world looking to connect and explore international opportunities.
free is a private membership network for CEO's, Vice Presidents and other executives, that specializes in understanding the challenges and various opportunities these unique job seekers face.  

And let's be honest...there are some VERY unique challenges once an individual gets to this level.  It's just good to know that there are people like Dave Opton and his team who have been through these challenges before.

The name really says it all!  If you work in the retail industry, you absolutely need to post your resume on this site and explore the upwards of 20,000 job opportunities for job seekers in your industry.  One great feature they use is the "job dispatcher, which allows you to set up email notifications so that you are alerted when a new opening is posted that matches your job searches.

With the absolute boom in popularity in restaurant culture both as an interest and as a career path, it's only natural that those destined for a career in the culinary arts should be represented as well. offers jobs in all of the United States restaurant hotbeds including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, but also plenty of other opportunities in many other cities.

In the modern world, the way we work is constantly in flux.  Now more than ever, job seekers are flocking to jobs that offer more flexibility, whether it is telecommuting, freelancing or with flextime.  Luckily, satisfies the need in this market with their wonderfully handy site that specializes in job opportunities for those who need flexibility in their lifestyle.

A subsidiary of the massive network, is a valuable resource for job seekers plying their trade in the healthcare niche.  Part job site, part learning site, part community, this site prepares you for everything you need to begin and sustain a long career and gives you the support needed to quickly and easily network with your peers.

Logistics is an absolutely massive (and completely necessary) industry that keeps millions of people employed and ultimately provides the infrastructure for the systems that "keep everything moving" (ex. manufacturing, supply chain, transportation, distribution, etc.).  This massive database plays a key role in bringing job seekers and recruiters together to fill logistics opportunities as they become available.
freepremium acts as a job board for creative people, also allowing job seekers to build a creative portfolio online for prospective employers to search for.  Some of the world's finest creative talents use, which provides easy-to-use templates for all creatives, including photographers, web designers and graphic designers.

Another member of the Community, is the hub for job seekers in the technology and engineering arena.  Acting as a job board and a resource center, the site allows the job seeker to create a portfolio that is searchable by employers, an easy way to connect individuals with recruiters in their field.

This great site provides a specialization to those job seekers who want a career in the grocery industry.  Instead of wading through all of the mess on the large job boards, allows you to focus your search in on such large grocery chains as Safeway, Kroger and Trader Joe's while also being mindful of the smaller "mom and pop" grocery stores.  A great place for job seekers, employers and recruiters to connect.

This is the website for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the #1 news source for nonprofit leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.  They have an excellent job board and resources for job seekers who are interested in pursuing a career in this industry.  Search by keywords, position, field, or simply browse by job type!

Never before has it been more important to have skilled, intelligent people being given opportunities to work in environmental careers such as conservation, natural resources, renewable energy and green jobs. does a superb job of connecting individuals with these specials skills to the recruiters and employers that have opportunities that need to be filled.  Job seekers can simply set up their profile and will send them relevant opportunities as they become available.

Canvasing the regular big job boards can be extremely frustrating for someone trying to begin (or continue) a career in science.  Lucky for them, exists to match qualified scientists with jobs in industry, academia, and government.  

Not only that, the site provides a plethora of great career resources for scientists while also providing effective recruiting solutions for the employers trying to seek them out for available opportunities.

Most people think that working in sports is strictly a "who you know" proposition, but if you asked, that simply just isn't the case.  This fantastic site connects people who want in career in sports to thousands of prospective sports employers, effectively breaking down the barriers that often exist between professional teams and us "Average Joe's".

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Are you a currently enrolled student of one, two and four year college (or university) or graduate school looking for an entry-level position or internship?  Then you should definitely pay a visit to  Why?  Because they help 2,000,000 students a year find opportunities via over 100,000 job/internship postings ads, not to mention the over 30,000 posts covering various employment-related content... not too shabby!

So there you have it!  Our list of the top lesser-known job boards.

Now, if you didn’t see one that fits the career path you have chosen, it’s ok!  All you need to do is dig around a little bit and you are certain to find one that is suitable for your industry.  Just be careful to make sure that you are not getting scammed.  It helps to do a “review search” to see if the site you are about to use has been verified by other job seekers.

Good luck!

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About The Author

Jeff Gillis

Co-founder and CTO of Jeff is a featured contributor delivering advice on job search, job interviews and career advancement, having published more than 50 pieces of unique content on the site, with his work being featured in top publications such as INC, ZDnet, MSN and more. Learn more about The Interview Guys on our About Us page.