9 Helpful Career Resources for Finding a Job in Tech

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If you’ve been scouring the Internet for jobs in the technology sector, but aren’t sure where to look besides the famous sites like Monster and Indeed, then you just clicked on the right article. There are so many better ways to track down the position you want—and it starts with getting specific.

Instead of heading to the generic job sites, try looking at the ones that are tailor-made for the tech field.

Here are nine places to check out.

1. JustTechJobs

JTJ makes it easy for job-hunters to locate listings and also for employers to search for applicants. Companies or clients can use the “Post a Job” function, while hopeful workers can “Post a Resume”—from there, it’s just a matter of one finding the other.

When you sign up, you’ll be asked questions about things like your willingness to relocate, your top three skills, and your desired pay rate, all of which will help tailor your results to jobs you’re actually a good fit for.

2. Careers 2.0 (Stack Overflow Careers)

Stack Overflow is more about the quality of candidates and jobs than the quantity, so don’t expect to find entry-level easy pickings here. Careers 2.0 differs from most job sites in that it encourages employers to seek out candidates rather than vice versa. Recruiters can search Career 2.0’s database and look at job-seekers’ profiles before deciding whether to reach out.

The catch? Profiles are invitation-only. So either make a friend who’s already in or put in the legwork to participate in the Stack Overflow community and raise your reputation.

3. ComputerJobs

ComputerJobs appears relatively standard as far as job-search sites go, but it’s a solid option for IT people (and is self-described as the USA’s leading IT employment website).

Browse by skill/job title and location or search for what you want using keywords. Thousands of listings and frequent updates make this a site to check daily for sure.

4. TechCareers

One of the greatest perks of TechCareers is that it’s more than a job listing site; it also provides networking opportunities and educational tools, including a blog. Job-seekers start out with a basic membership but can upgrade to premium ($25/month) to take advantage of additional features.

5. Github Jobs

If you’re not on Github yet, here’s one more reason to fix that. The main website is a sort of social networking site where people can collaborate to develop software. Their job listing section is not limited to software jobs (though there are plenty of those to be found) and can be filtered by your desired location and keywords of your choosing.

6. icrunchdata

ICD narrows down their targeted job-hunters by more than just “technology,” which, let’s face it, is a pretty big umbrella in itself. Rather than encompassing tech in all its forms, it focuses on big data and analytics only, with further sub-categorizations to make sorting simple.

Like JustTechJobs, it offers a dual-sided search function, where job-seekers can look through listings on their own and can also post their resumes in an employer-searchable database.

7. Dice.com
Dice is another “keyword and location” search site where you’ll browse jobs based on job title, company, or skill, or do a search to filter by specific terms. With over 87,000 listings, it’s one of the more high-volume sites out there, so definitely worth paying a visit to. If you’re in the mood to check out some tech news, get tips, or follow trending discussions, head to their Insights page.

8. CrunchBoard Jobs

CrunchBoard is the job-site incarnation of TechCrunch, a popular technology news site with over eight million readers. Volume-wise, CrunchBoard is less impressive than some of the other sites on the list, but they do tend to post at least a few new listings every day, so you may get lucky.

9. RubyNow

This last site is the most niche of them all, but it’s a Ruby developer’s paradise.

Job postings are screened and verified by actual humans, and while they are viewable by anyone, RubyNow also maintains a list of their elite candidates, who are notified whenever a new posting appears.

Conclusion

The great thing about technology-specific job websites is that usually, they’re run by technically competent people...which makes it that much easier to use them efficiently and find the jobs you want much faster. Plus, nobody says you have to use only one! The more sites you use, the greater the chance that you won’t be on the market for long.