Alternative Job Search Websites

People often ask what are the best places to search online for jobs. It can be so overwhelming and so often there’s not enough information about the actual fit for your personality or values.

So I’m collecting some alternative job search websites that seem to go deeper than the usual job websites.

    “ is organized around helping both job seekers and employers find the right cultural fit.”
  2. Rework
    “Get personalized job alerts in your inbox from companies working on social, environmental, and cultural innovation.”
  3. Climate.Careers
    Search for high-impact, high-paying jobs related to climate crisis.
  4. ClimateBase
    Jobs at organizations working to solve climate change.
  5. Work from Anywhere Resources
    I’ve compiled more websites via this link that help you find remote jobs.
  6. Indeed
    They compile results from other job search websites.
    Lists jobs, internships and other opportunities for making a difference.
    “Help purpose-driven organizations and talented professionals connect.” Easy job alerts by email.
  9. “The 7 Top Websites for Nonprofit Jobs”
  10. If you are looking within a particular field such as academia, or biotech, do a search for “jobs in ______” (insert the field in the blank) to find niche websites where you might find specific job postings, like (Google does a good job of finding most of the job listings online.)
  11. PCDN Social Change Careers – job board
    They also share lots more job boards for social change careers.

Note: There are far more than these and you have to find the place that feels right for you. I hope these will be a good starting place. Google offers free instructions for online job search.

Is Networking the Way To Get a Job?

Well, it certainly helps, a LOT. Just focusing on job postings won’t get you nearly as many options. This is partly because sometimes companies will create a job when they meet someone that will help their company.

Here are a few ideas to help:

  1. Can You Define Networking? It’s Not What You Think.
  2. Explorers Group – my community for people engaged in career and/or self-employment exploration.
  3. Informational Interviews for Introverts: A Cheat Sheet (can be a good form of networking)

Wait, Do You Even Know What Career Direction You Want?

If you don’t have at least some kind of “work wish list” and career direction ideas you’re passionate about, then that lack of clarity could be what’s in the way of finding a good fit. You need to start with knowing you before you can find the right match. These might help:

You might also find this page helpful for finding more resources and ideas based on your situation:

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