We hate to break it to you, but there’s a lot more to job hunting than just building or updating your resume and honing your cover letter writing skills. It becomes a lot more complicated in light of the countless websites and apps available at your fingertips. Technology can be as overwhelming as it is helpful and convenient; it’s not a matter of hopping on LinkedIn and looking for the right job for you. It’s a matter of finding the right platform, strategizing, and organizing your job search!


As always, Optimized Career Solutions is here to help, and we’re nothing if not organized! And we’re always keeping an eye out for the latest and greatest when it comes to the job market. Whether you’re freelance, corporate, or working in tech, we’ve got you covered.


Starting with the biggest sites and moving into more niche markets, here is Optimized Career Solution’s ultimate guide to the best job boards:

1) Top 5 boards

These top boards are the ones you’re likely most familiar with but are worth noting for bringing business leaders and professional go-getters together. (Pro-tip: Optimized Career Solutions is a great fan of LinkedIn! Check out our blog on getting the most out of the platform and how to use LinkedIn to optimize your career.) 

2) Tech Boards

These job boards are utilized by millions of coders, engineers, developers, and others working in IT. Browse these sites and connect to the right hiring managers for your field!

3 ) Finance Boards

These are the best job boards for financial analysts, accountants, advisors, and other professionals in the financial industry:

4) Executive Boards

These boards are great for executives targeting positions at or above 150K+. Use these sites to browse positions from director level and up, and connect with executive-level leaders and candidates in your field: 

5) Freelance Boards

We love all the contracted go-getters out there! Whether you only want to dabble in the gig economy or go completely solo with your career, these sites will connect you with the right jobs and the right clients:

6) Creative Boards

These boards will feature jobs specifically in the fashion, design, and art industries. We also love them because they help job-seekers and creative professionals build their portfolios and network with some of the best creative leaders of the field:

6) Other

Here are some excellent job boards for other niche markets such as healthcare, culinary, marketing, and energy industries:


At Optimized Career Solutions, we’re not just the experts on LinkedIn—we’re tech-savvy professionals with years of experience using a wide variety of job boards like the ones listed above! Sign up for your free 30-minute consultation so we can help you find the right career, whatever your industry. And in the meantime, connect with us on LinkedIn, where you can find more tips and tricks on becoming the industry leader you want to be!