Finding jobs within the tech industry can sometimes be a little intimidating. It is an industry is known for it’s research, development, discovery, and innovation. It is also an industry that continues to shape the future of our society through it’s growth and advancement. It is a flexible industry that provides the opportunity for anyone to learn new skills, and take on meaningful challenges. The demand for quality professionals within the tech industry is high, and so are the salaries. If you happen to be looking for employment within the tech industry, then today’s post may be helpful. We will be focusing on a few resources that you might find useful.
There are lots of job boards and various websites out there online. Some sites such as Dice and Techfetch specifically cater to job seekers who may be eying the tech industry. Listed below are a few general job boards, and a few tech specific job boards.
General Job boards
AngelList.com: Popular general job board for startups
FlexJobs.com: Popular general job board for remote jobs
Glassdoor.com: Popular general job board, and great for employer insights
Google jobs: Seemingly a one stop shop (the largest search engine in the world)
Indeed.com: Very popular general job board
Linkedin.com : Very popular general job board and networking platform
LinkUp.com : Popular general job board with up to date listings
Monster.com : Very popular general job board
TheLadders.com: Popular job board for experienced managers
Scouted.com: Popular job board for recent college graduates
Snagajob: Popular general job board geared toward hourly employment
Ziprecruiter.com : Popular general job board
Tech Specific Job Boards
Angel.co: Very Popular job board for tech positions (worker and entrepreneurs)
Authenticjobs.com: Very Popular job board for engineers and other tech positions
Crunchboard.com: Very Popular job board for tech positions
Dice.com: Very Popular job board for tech positions
Engineeringjobs.com : A popular job board among engineers
F6s.com: Popular job board for tech positions in startups
GetHub jobs: Extremely popular site for software developers
hackernoon.com: Popular job board for tech positions
Hired.com: Very Popular job board for tech positions
itjobpro.com: Popular job board for tech positions
Mashable jobs: Popular job board for tech positions
StackOverflow jobs: The largest community for software developers
Smashing Magazine Jobs: Popular job board for tech positions
Techcareers.com: Popular job board for tech positions
Techfetch.com: Very Popular job board for tech positions
Uncubed.com: Popular job board for tech positions, features startups and fortune 500 companies
VentureLoop.com: Popular job board for tech positions in startups
Whitetruffle.com: Popular job board for tech positions
Career Fairs Meet-Ups
Participation in career fairs, and meet-ups can also provide pathways towards gainful employment. It can also provide many other benefits. An expanded professional network, personal development, and improved communication skills are just a few of those benefits. I encourage anyone reading this to also check out our “Events” page. It is often updated with the latest information on annual career fairs held by some of the most reputable organizations. The organizations listed also host local career events, so please check out their websites. For a list of various organizations that may offer local hiring events in your area please visit our “Scholarship Opportunities” page, and checkout some of the websites of the organizations listed there.
Sites such as eventbright.com and meetup.com can also help to keep you informed about events in your local area. For example here is a list of tech career fairs and expos listed in the San Fransisco Bay area. Here is a tech meet-up group listed in the Brooklyn New York area. You can search for different events in just about any area of your choosing.
Did I Mention Trade Shows
Yes, you can find a job or maybe even talk your way into a new career at a trade show. Going to a trade show to land a job is not unheard of. It’s generally not going to be someone’s first choice, but it’s not a crazy idea. You would obviously have to be careful in your approach as to not be too forward, but you may surprise yourself. You can pick a trade show that you like, review the products, have a great time, meet some interesting people, and maybe walk away with some great contacts. If that experience happens to open a door to a new job or career then that would be a win win situation.
Due to Covid-19 we’ll have to wait for trade shows, but here is a previous list of a few trade shows that were scheduled for 2020. When things start getting back to normal, you can always check these websites later for up-to-date schedules.
Don’t Forget about Internships, Co-ops, and Research opportunities
In this post, I did not really talk about internships, co-ops, or research opportunities. All of which can lead to careers within the tech industry. Internships, co-ops, and research opportunities are geared towards students. I highly encourage students to inquire about research opportunities at their university. Internships and co-ops can be found on many of the sites listed above.
Finding jobs within the tech industry can often be a little intimidating, especially if it is a new field. Hopefully this quick post provided a little helpful information to someone out there searching for their dream job and/or career.