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Looking for your dream job? While networking and strong personal branding get you hired, using niche job boards to seek out opportunities sets a strong foundation for a successful search. It allows job seekers to familiarize themselves with the landscape of their niche. Finding a job board to meet your specific career needs can put you on the fast track to finding your dream job. Here are seven niche job boards to help find your dream job.
If your dream career consists of prolonged adventures to remote locations, this job board is made for you. For those adventurous and outdoorsy job seekers, CoolWorks helps you find job listings for employment opportunities off the beaten path. If you’ve ever wanted to work at a ski resort, ranch, or national park — this is the job board to use to get you hired.
CoolWorks was founded on the basis of seasonal employment and caters to three main groups: students, retirees and “nomads.” Who says nomads don’t have dream jobs? The board has found success through fostering a social community for individuals who thrive on participating in unique life experiences.
2. The Muse
For many, a dream job is often working at a highly esteemed company that boasts a great company culture. But there’s one dilemma — how can you truly know you’ll love working there, without actually working there? The Muse answers this question by providing job seekers with a look inside the job with images of the office and profiles of employees.
As the job board side of an awesome job search advice community, job seekers can essentially “window shop” for a career. Career uncertainty is something that almost everyone has faced, and this job board effectively allows both passive and active job seekers to get a feel for a variety of companies.
Described as the Match.com for families and caregivers, this job board was created to benefit those interested for caregiving of all kinds, including childcare, senior care and even pet care. Acting as a support hub, Care.com allows qualified caregivers to be closely matched based on values and personality — a dream in itself.
This job search community offers caregiving job seekers a chance to open themselves up to be embraced by someone’s family. Since this job board shows precedence to personality and values, soft skills and interests are also a fundamental portion of your profile. Flexibility is also a focus for positions showcased on this site. The available gigs range from full-time to as short as two hours per day.
If you dream of quitting your 9-to-5 for something a bit more flexible, the FreelanceSwitch job board may be your light in the darkness. Home to expert freelancers from around the world, this job search community allows freelance-to-freelance interaction, as well as access to job opportunities posted by individuals and companies.
The FreelanceSwitch community is the perfect place to get started if you’re unsure of where you’d like to take your freelance career. With expert advice, resources and plenty of listings, your dream career is likely to become a reality.
This bilingual career community was specifically created for those talent in the art of language. BilingualLink is dedicated to helping job seekers fluent in English and French. Not your average job board, this job search community maximizes employment opportunities through listings, job fairs, a newsletter and a variety of career events.
Individuals searching for a language-driven dream career can develop relationships with a variety of employers through this job board. Through its dedication to forging lasting relationships with job seekers and employers within the bilingual niche, this job board will act as a driving force in your search.
If flexibility tops your list of values, it’s likely your dream job awaits you on FlexJobs. Searching for these kinds of positions can be difficult with the high number of false advertisements across the Web. FlexJobs makes your job search easier by housing a variety of flexible opportunities, including telecommuting, part-time or flextime schedules — and even freelance contracts.
Offering 50 career categories, this job board is home to a vast amount of opportunities. It’s also the perfect place for passive job seekers to get familiar with the idea of a more flexible work schedule and find out what’s actually available within their career niche.
Built as an exclusive luxury-only focused job board, JobLux delivers high quality and targeted listings to job seekers. If your career dreams are set on working for any of the world’s largest luxury brands, this job portal will be the perfect tool for your search. With an international focus on fashion, retail, jewelry, beauty, and creative roles, job seekers utilizing JobLux will have access to numerous opportunities that are less likely to be found in a simple search for listings.
Did we forget to include your favorite niche job board? Let us know in the comments.
Mashable Job Board Listings
The Mashable Job Board connects job seekers across the U.S. with unique career opportunities in the digital space. While we publish a wide range of job listings, we have selected a few job opportunities from the past two weeks to help get you started. Happy hunting!