As a Career Counselor, I often have clients who are discouraged and exhausted by the job search process. They complain about the countless hours spent scouring the thousands of jobs listed on general job search websites, while typically finding few postings that are relevant to their specific career goals. With so many hours of job searching and such sincere effort, how is it possible to not have such few viable job leads? It is rather simple, actually: Quantity does not equal quality. Casting a wide net might actually be counterproductive because you are opening yourself up to thousands of irrelevant and untrustworthy job postings.
If you are experiencing similar frustrations, it might be fruitful for you to redirect your time and attention to industry specific job boards and association websites. These sites will help you to maximize your time and use your online resources more efficiently during the job search process. First, niche job boards are especially helpful because they help to narrowly focus your job search efforts to positions related to your field of study, saving you time and energy. Below are a few websites that offer lists of job search websites by major / industry. As vast as the internet is, I cannot claim that these lists are exhaustive, but I do hope that you find them useful as you move forward in your job search.
Job search websites by field of study:
- Liberal Studies
- Sports, Recreation, Health and Fitness
- Science, Environmental and Allied Health
- Education and Teaching
- Engineering and Technology
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