Whether we like it or not, applying for jobs is often a numbers game. We recommend focusing on the quality of your application, not just the quantity, but we can’t ignore the fact that, on average, it takes 21 to 80 job applications for a job seeker to get one job offer.
When looking for a new role, job seekers often turn to popular job search engines and sites like LinkedIn and Indeed to get a sense of what positions are available—and that’s a great starting place. But one of the best-kept secrets in the job application process? Job boards that aren’t quite as mainstream.
Many times these more niche job boards feature roles that aren’t posted on LinkedIn, and by searching sites that specialize in a particular sub-group or industry (e.g., women in tech), you’re more likely to come across roles that pique your interest and align with your skillset.
So how can you ensure that you’re looking in the right places? Below, we’ve rounded up some of the top job boards that we recommend, all of which we’ve integrated into our free Teal Chrome extension so that job seekers have a seamless experience saving, tracking, and managing the roles they find.
We’ll update this list regularly as new job board integrations are added, so be sure to bookmark this page for future reference.