Time for the boring part of the job hunt - the actual job hunting. It doesn’t help that there are so many internet job boards, sometimes it’s difficult to tell which ones are worth your time, especially if you’re looking for a specialized career or a site that recognizes your unique skill set. Here is a list of some of the top job boards and search sites for technology careers, to help you find a job online.
Dice is one of the larger job boards and lists mostly technical positions. There is a focus here on all types of technical openings - regular, full time, part time and contract work are all listed here. This is the first place you should look for a highly specific tech job posting because it’s likely to be here before any of the other sources below. Here are some DICE.
If you’re looking for a position in Data Analytics, this is the place for you. iCrunchData also hosts a well-maintained blog that will help you keep on top of the latest developments in analytics or employment. If you’re not that into analytics, there are other technical positions posted as well.
RubyNow is a niche job board for Ruby (on Rails) developers. Ruby is an in-demand coding language (one of the five highest-paying programming languages you can learn), and one that has many lessons readily available. If you’re already a Ruby master, check out RubyNow. If you’re not, considering learning.
Of course, Craigslist is one of the most common sites used to search for a job and is frequented by tech recruiters. You’ve probably already used Craigslist in the past for either a freelance position or a full-time one! However, you should check out these Craigslist tips and tricks to make the best use of your job search.
Part social networking for grown-ups, part job search, and a whole lot of great contacts make LinkedIn a favorite for a job search - and it’s used often to search for candidates. The trick with LinkedIn is that a more complete and descriptive profile will get more hits from prospective employers, so make sure to fill it in as much as possible. Here are some tips for making LinkedIn work for you.
A great industry association, WITI is Women in Technology International. WITI is focused on enabling women to be successful in technical careers. Therefore, they have an extensive list of online job openings, in addition to being a great place to network.
This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but it should be a good place to start on your journey to getting a tech job you love.