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5 Hot Niche Job Boards

One-click distribution to the top job boards is just one of the ways SmartRecruiters makes hiring easy. And while the Monsters and Careerbuilders of the world may have the breadth, niche job boards are increasingly adding depth to the job board market, focusing on ever-more granulated talent communities.  Job board sites focused on one or more specific industries — be they tech, media, construction — are increasingly attractive both to job-seekers and to job-posting employers.

“Narrow niche sites work,” says Om Malik of GigaOm.  We agree:  they work not only for the job seeker, who wants to rise above the fray of the bigger, more general job board, but they work great for the employer as well.  A poster to a niche job board knows they’ll reach the right audience.  US News and World Report suggests that “applicants from niche sites tend to be more qualified—because their skill set more often matches what the employer is looking for.”

The following are only the latest niche job boards to be added to the SmartRecruiters partner network.  Post to any of these boards (and more) through SmartRecruiters, and start managing your applicants through our free, easy ATS.


Focus:  Advertising, public relation

Adrants is a site maintained by media veteran Steve Hall.  Having managed marketing budgets for both consumer and business-to-business clients including Reebok,, and Marriott Hotels, Steve has years of insight into the business. AdRants is a great place to source talent in the field sof advertising, media and PR.


Focus:  Luxury brands, sales
Joblux is a leading luxury brands professionals recruitment portal dedicated to luxury jobs and sourcing in fashion, beauty, design, jewelry and retail.   In addition to premium job posts, Joblux offers branded or anonymous eRecruitment campaigns to save time and cut costs on your recruitment assignments. Combine this with their Resume Search function, add some extra branding and start sourcing your ideal candidates. [20% discount when post your job through SmartRecruiters]

Political Wire

Focus: Politics, campaign work

Taegan D. Goddard’a Political Wire is one of the earliest and most influential political web sites in Washington, and his essays on politics and public policy have appeared in dozens of newspapers across the country.  Beyond being a one-stop shop for inside-the-Beltway news and views, Political Wire is also home to Political Job Hunt, a job board for all positions campaign-and-politics-related.

Focus: Canada, marketing, creative is Canada’s #1 jobsite specializing in marketing, communication and creative jobs. Whether you are looking for a professional in Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media, Branding, Design, SEO/SEM, Communications or Copywriting – is the place to find them. Jobs posted to FreshGigs will also be seen by hundreds of thousands of passive candidates on partner websites, giving you unprecedented exposure to ensure you find the most qualified candidates.


Focus:  Middle East and Gulf region
Laimoon was founded in the UAE 2011 by the same team that built Zawya, a leading business intelligence platform for the Middle East.  Rather than fill in your entire CV, and then page through lists of openings, Laimoon presents you with a series of questions about your personal experience, your education, language skills, managerial experience and more. Most of the questions are multiple choice, with the exception of filling in industry keywords that apply to your personal experience.

There will always be a value to the scope offered by general-focus job boards and aggregators like Indeed and SimplyHired. But a successful sourcing strategy will combine these with more targeted niche boards where employers know they can find the candidates with the specialized skills they seek. After all, the qualified candidates come to the niche boards because they know that’s where smart employers are looking to hire.  “Since niche job boards are focused and targeted to one industry, it makes it a lot easier for job seekers to find the jobs that they are looking for,” says Suvarna Sheth of  Find those job seekers by signing up to SmartRecruiters.

Ben Klafter (aka @BizDevBen) is a native of San Francisco, practices martial arts, and is on a quest to partner with all the best recruiting services.

Benjamin Klafter

@BizDevBen is a native of San Francisco, practices martial arts, and is on a quest to partner with all the best recruiting services.