If you're looking for work, every advantage counts. That's why it makes sense to focus on areas that are the closest match to your skillset.
Employers increasingly seek more specialized applicants, making these sites all the more useful for job seekers, says Connie Thanasoulis, a partner with career consultancy Six-Figure Start and a former recruiter for Merrill Lynch.
Here are 10 great niche job sites:
1. Dice.com: This is the go-to site for jobs in technology. Companies like Dell (Stock Quote: DELL), NVIDIA and Apple (Stock Quote: AAPL) post jobs to the site regularly, along with non-technology companies looking for IT workers. Apply online or upload a resume for recruiters to view. For $29.99 per month you can see who has viewed your resume and be sure your resume places high when your area of expertise is searched.
2. GovernmentJobs.com: The influx of cash from President Obama’s economic stimulus plan will lead to a host of new job opportunities in state and local government. Use this site to search for jobs in government offices throughout the U.S.
3. eFinancialCareers.com: The financial sector has been hit hard, but the surviving companies are still hiring. This site features jobs in areas such as accounting, finance and insurance. Check out the “emergency career toolkit” full of tips for keeping your career in gear, even during the downturn.
4. Medzilla.com: Healthcare and pharma remain strong industries, even during the recession. This site features jobs from biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies like Amgen, Teva and Baxter. Jobs range from entry-level drug sales reps to full-fledged medical and engineering positions.