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

Find a Job Using These 26 “Under The Radar” Job Search Engines
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 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 Monster.com. 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.)

Dice.com



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.
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Internships.com

The name pretty much speaks for itself!  Internships.com 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?!? 🙂
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Idealist.org



If you have your sights set on a position in non-profit, then Idealist.org 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.
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Snagajob.com



Looking for hourly work?  The folks over at Snagajob.com, 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.
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AfterCollege.com



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?  AfterCollege.com 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.
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BilingualCareer.com

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 BilingualCareer.com, 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.
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DiversityWorking.com



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 DiversityWorking.com.  

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.

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TechFetch.com



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.
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Doostang.com



The folks over at Doostang.com 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.
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MediaBistro.com



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.
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OneDayOneJob.com



Willy Franzen and his team over at OneDayOneJob.com 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!
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StreetID.com



Fancy yourself a Wall Street-type?  Maybe not.  But if you're looking for a career in finance, StreetID.com 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

iHipo.com



iHipo.com 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

Execunet.com



Execunet.com 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.
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AllRetailJobs.com



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.
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Culintro.com



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.  Culintro.com 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.
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FlexJobs.com



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, FlexJobs.com satisfies the need in this market with their wonderfully handy site that specializes in job opportunities for those who need flexibility in their lifestyle.
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HealthCareJobSite.com



A subsidiary of the massive Beyond.com network, HealthCareJobSite.com 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.
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JobsInLogistics.com



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.
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Krop.com



Krop.com 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 Krop.com, which provides easy-to-use templates for all creatives, including photographers, web designers and graphic designers.
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TechCareers.com



Another member of the Beyond.com Community, TechCareers.com 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.
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CareersInGrocery.com



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, CareersInGrocery.com 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.
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Philanthropy.com



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!
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EcoJobs.com



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.  

Ecojobs.com 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 EcoJobs.com will send them relevant opportunities as they become available.
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ScienceCareers.org



Canvasing the regular big job boards can be extremely frustrating for someone trying to begin (or continue) a career in science.  Lucky for them, ScienceCareers.org 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.
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WorkInSports.com



Most people think that working in sports is strictly a "who you know" proposition, but if you asked WorkInSports.com, 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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Reader Suggested


CollegeRecruiter.com


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 CollegeRecruiter.com.  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!
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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!

You should share these “under the radar” job boards with your social networks now!

Did we miss any? Leave us your recommendations in the comment section below!

14 Comments

  • Fatima

    Reply Reply February 12, 2015

    Looks like a great list if you live in USA. Can you make a similar list for Canada?

    Thanks,

    Fatima

    • Mike Simpson

      Reply Reply February 12, 2015

      Thanks for the suggestion Fatima! Jeff and I will put our heads together and come up with something soon!

  • Joseph A Jimenez

    Reply Reply February 13, 2015

    Hey guys, this looks like a very comprehensive list. How about one that covers the law enforcement and security fields?

    Thanks,

    Joe

  • Gerry

    Reply Reply February 13, 2015

    Higheredjobs.com is a good site for people looking for jobs in education as the name suggests.

    • Mike Simpson

      Reply Reply February 16, 2015

      Gerry,

      Thanks for the tip! We’re going to add this one to the list.

  • Debra

    Reply Reply February 17, 2015

    Thanks Gerry

    The Higherjobs.com was a great tip.

  • Steven Rothberg

    Reply Reply February 26, 2015

    Please consider for inclusion our niche job board for recent college graduates and students: College Recruiter.

    About two million use our site a year to help them find a job, we have well over 30,000 pages of content, and we have about 300,000 entry-level jobs and internships advertised on our site at any given time.

    • Mike Simpson

      Reply Reply March 2, 2015

      Steven,

      Thanks for the suggestion. Great site! We’ve added it to the list.

  • DianaHess

    Reply Reply June 27, 2015

    This is awesome but could you please find a specific site for customer service managers and senior management. Thank You!

  • NateWolfley

    Reply Reply October 29, 2015

    Have you come across anything specific to legal professionals or those in the legal field, including attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants?

  • IT-iTech

    Reply Reply November 14, 2015

    There is an LA IT Consultancy Company geared towards IT industry only. The website is http://www.it-itech.com. IT Companies can easily and free of charge register and post the jobs there. Of course when IT-iTech staff will find a suitable IT professionals for the opened positions, then will be a contract signed.

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