Sure, you can continuously scan the big IT job mega-portals, like CareerBuilder IT Jobs, Monster.com IT Jobs and Yahoo Tech Jobs. Another popular option is Indeed’s Computer/Internet Jobs, an aggregator of listings from other sites.
But to get the most from these IT job sites you need a formula to guide your search. One such formula goes like this: 2 general purpose sites + 3 niche sites. That is, use a total of five sites, combining two mega-portals like Monster IT and three niche sites like Java Jobs and SAP Jobs.
This formula was created by Peter Weddle, editor of the famed Guide to Employment Web Sites. Its goal is to cover the entire IT job market without requiring you to scan every site.
Key point: After you pick your five sites, it’s a good idea to use the automatic notification tools these sites offer, the daily or weekly emails. Also, keep in mind these
Tips on Getting a Better IT Job.
IT Job Sites
Hosted by Salary.com, IT Manager Jobs ranges from Application Development to Database to the always-needed Project Manager. Note: Salary.com is worth searching for virtually any IT job.
Arguably the best known and most popular of the IT-centric job boards. Its listings have fallen dramatically in 2009, yet at last count it still posted some 55,000 IT jobs.
Focusing on programming and Web development, along with fresh listings for SEO, software architect, Q/A testing and others.
Sure, it’s not reasonable to think the highest paid jobs are here, but this is an interesting and needed IT job niche site. For fresh grads, it offers a list of starting salaries (churned out by Salary.com), along with job interview tips.
The sprawling Craigslist grows bigger by the day. The site requires you to drill down by city or state. The upside of Craigslist is its size, with many employers using it. The downside is that some employers complain that they get a slew of unqualified applicants from this mega site. Still, it’s considered a good place to hunt for an IT job.
This site provides IT job listings from plenty of other sites. It offers programming and design jobs, as well as a cornucopia of other tech jobs, from project manager to digital user analyst.
Java DB, Java Studio, Java ME – a full menu of jobs requiring skill in this most popular programming language.
If your Java pro, post your resume or scan the full range of Java jobs.
Oracle skills: database architects, consultants, designers. (Sure, Oracle itself just suffered a round of layoffs, but that doesn’t mean Oracle skills are highly marketable.)
Lists jobs that pay $100k or more a year, many of which are IT jobs. (In fact, after management jobs, the largest category at the site is technology jobs.)
Check out the prices bid for freelance PHP coding. Are you getting the going rate?
Not an IT job site but a directory of job sites, you can filter the job sites by category. Also helpful: the directory offers lists of resume advice and job recruiters.