8 Specialized Job Boards that Recruiters Need to Know About

Heather Oneill

Whether you’re looking to hire for a single role, build a new team, or you’re beginning to think about your company’s talent pipeline development plan, often the big generic job boards just won’t do.

So what makes a niche job board the right choice for your job post? First, since specialized job boards are often industry-specific, your ad is likely going to reach candidates with the skills and experience you are seeking. Second, since they are more targeted, niche job boards are usually more affordable than general job boards which are designed to appeal to a broader audience. Finally, posting your job on a specialized board can do more than just find a great candidate; it can promote your brand to current and future jobseekers in your industry. Think of it as affordable advertising for your company.

We’ve rounded up a list of some of the top specialized job boards in a variety of industries—read on to learn how to make your next great hire.

Retail employers across every imaginable product category can post their job listings on this platform, which claims jobs will receive dozens of views in just minutes. Also, the platform boasts a resume database of over 1.5 million retail resumes, with thousands more being added each month.

Looking for a creative type in industries like architecture, web design or, fashion? Behance is a free resume database with a twist: the online platform is designed not just to show PDFs of resumes but to actually showcase creative work to give it the exposure that it deserves.

HigherEdJobs connects jobseekers and employers across all aspects of academia. The website logs more than 1.5 million visitors per month and claims that each job posting averages 655 views. Further, of the site’s users, more than 60% of their users have five or more years of experience in higher education.

InsuranceJobs offers employers the opportunity to use a simple solution to connect with jobseekers in the insurance industry. The site boasts a searchable resume database of over 300,000 insurance industry candidates and allows employers to post insurance jobs on the site, which are then automatically distributed to other job boards via the site’s database.

With a database of 20+ million resumes in its massive database, MightyRecruiter should be your first stop when hiring. Preview resumes and view full contact information for up to 10 candidates of interest, just by registering. Also, MightyRecruiter makes it simple to post your job to a variety of job boards—both general and specialized—with one click.

This delectable job board helps recruiters and hiring managers find highly skilled line cooks, sous chefs, restaurant managers, servers, bartenders, and baristas. With features that allow employers to filter our unqualified candidates, this site is key to creating a kitchen dream team.

SalesGravy, “the most visited sales specific website on the planet,” offers sales talent sourcing, recruitment, staffing, and hiring strategies. The site’s job board has helped thousands of top employers source, recruit, and hire top sales talent.

A popular job board for employers and jobseekers in healthcare and pharmaceutical fields, Medzilla allows you to search for scientists, researchers, and clinical experts to complete your team. Medical staffing pros and applicants post their needs and credentials on this user-friendly platform, and listings are mailed out to selected candidates who hold the relevant qualifications.

Heather O’Neill is the Senior Content Writer at MightyRecruiter. With a background in journalism and marketing, Heather has written for a variety of clients, including Parenting, Workforce, the Connecticut Post, Marin Magazine, the Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Magazine, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Amazon, Nerve.com, and SPLIT Quarterly. Heather lives in San Francisco where she received her M.F.A in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts.