When looking for a new job, you usually hit the biggest job boards like Monster, Indeed, and LinkedIn Jobs. But given the number of listings here, finding what you want is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Recently, there has been a rise in niche job boards that list select jobs from companies with specific purposes or work cultures that appeal to particular candidates.
Some cater to companies making a social impact, while others focus on diverse and inclusive work cultures. Also, you’ll find jobs where you can work anonymously in a remote location or jobs where the company is willing to relocate you to a new country. Check these out; you might just find the job of your dreams.
1. Anon Friendly (Web): Job Board to Work Under a Pseudonym
You might want to work without revealing your real name for several reasons. The basic reason is to protect your privacy and security, especially to protect yourself from online doxxing. Apart from that, you might want to take up a part-time side hustle without letting your current employer find out. Some experts reckon that working under a pseudonym will be the norm in the next five years.
Anon Friendly is a job board for listings where you can work without revealing your true identity. Most of these jobs are remote, naturally, but there is a wide variety in the nature of the task, from engineering to community managers. The interface is pretty simple and normal, and the site is pretty new, so there aren’t a vast number of listings right now. But it’s a great start nonetheless.
Developer Adriaan Bouman didn’t want to take just another job. Instead, Bouman wanted to work on a project that makes a meaningful impact on the planet or humanity. That germinated the idea for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a site that curates job listings from organizations that want to make a social impact.
The jobs are broken into several categories you can filter, such as clean energy, gender equality, climate action, zero hunger, no poverty, clean water, peace and justice, and many more. Pick what you want, and you can further search within those filters. For example, you can filter the list to find only remote jobs or be open to on-site jobs. SDG is straightforward to use, and you can also sign up for a newsletter to get alerts for jobs in your preferred niche.
3. GoodJobs (Web): Engineering Jobs to Make the World Better
Similar to SDG, GoodJobs also curates job listings from companies trying to change the world and improve it. The key difference is that GoodJobs focuses only on engineering jobs.
It’s a pretty simple site, with the only option being to filter the job board by remote and non-remote jobs. As an aggregator, the listings link to one of the best job posting sites where the original requirement was listed. And don’t buy into the header that says these jobs concentrate on climate change and food insecurity; there are a variety of social impact causes listed on GoodJobs.
4. Remotewide (Web): Remote Jobs With Same Salaries Regardless of Location
The remote-job market is divided into two philosophies when it comes to salaries. Some companies believe the candidate’s salary should reflect their cost of living (which is different in different regions or countries). Others believe candidates should be paid as per their output, and where they live shouldn’t affect the remuneration.
Remotewide is a job board that collects listings for the latter. All jobs on the site are for remote work only and promise location-independent pay. Do note that companies might still require you to be based in the US or Europe, but that is usually more about the organizational structure and tax implications.
5. 4 Day Week (Web): Find Jobs for 4-Day Work Weeks
Many old and new companies are shifting from the traditional 5-day work week to a 4-day work week. You would still work around 30-36 total hours per week, but for longer periods on four days to get an extra day off. 4 Day Week cures only 4-day work week jobs to give you more personal time.
The jobs are divided into four categories: engineer, data and analytics, product and UX, and marketing. You can filter the jobs by adding your current location (North America, South America, Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe) and searching for designations. You can also filter by hours worked (over 30 or under 30) and whether you want a remote or hybrid remote job.
If you can’t find something that meets your needs on this website, you can always try rescheduling your current job. The technique of frontloading your work week is an effective way to transition to a 4-day job.
6. Relocate.me (Web): Find a Job That Helps You Move to a New Country
Several companies will offer to pay your relocation expenses if you want to move to a different country to seek a job. Relocate.me shows job listings for such work opportunities in various tech fields.
The jobs listed are mainly for developers or engineers, but you will sometimes find opportunities for UX design and other tech-related fields. You can filter the list by countries, including Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Japan, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Singapore, Sweden, the UK, and the USA.
Relocate.me also offers handy tools like a net pay calculator to see what kind of salaries you can expect in certain countries. It also has various resources and tips based on relocating with partners, children, or pets.
7. EqualOpportunity.Work (Web): Jobs at Companies Pushing Diversity and Inclusivity
There is a growing trend of companies noting in their hiring posts that they celebrate diverse workplaces and believe in equal opportunity. If these are essential parameters in the work culture you are looking for, Equal Opportunity. Work will show job listings only from such firms.
Currently, the job boards have almost 10,000 listings; before you ask, all of these are remote only. Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple way to sort or filter the jobs by categories or other parameters. Your only option is to try the search function, which lists the jobs chronologically from the latest posting.
Judge a Job Board by Recent Postings
With the number of different and niche job boards to go through, how do you decide which ones you should rely on? A good thumb rule is to see how many recent job postings the board has. Companies typically post jobs across several of these boards, so you don’t want to waste your time applying to a listing that has already been filled. And a job board that posts new job ads usually also prunes filled vacancies.