Finding a job in a downturn requires persistence, resilience and thinking outside the square. As we’ve discussed before, it is best to start your job search by talking with your network.
But when your network is tapped out, and many of them are looking for jobs as well, you may need to work along the hidden job market continuum to the public job boards.
When you start searching the job boards you don’t have to stick with the usual suspects (Seek, Indeed, etc). There are many industry or other specialist boards that may provide opportunities that you hadn’t previously thought of.
Additional job board options
Here are some boards that might help you broaden your search.
https://www.artshub.com.au/jobs/ – arts sector jobs
https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au – not for profit, community sector and corporate foundations
https://www.lgassist.com.au – Local govt jobs
https://www.apsjobs.gov.au/s/ – Australian Federal government jobs
https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au – NSW State government jobs
https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/ – QLD State government jobs
https://www.wa.gov.au/service/employment/human-resources-development/find-job-government – WA State government jobs
https://www.theloop.com.au/jobs – design adn creative jobs
https://angel.co/location/sydney – start up & tech jobs
https://www.sportspeople.com.au – jobs in sport
http://www.greencareer.net.au – environment and sustainability jobs
https://jobs.health.nsw.gov.au – NSW health careers
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/en-au/listings/australia/ – tertiary sector jobs
https://peoplefirstjobs.com/ – remote first ethical companies, mainly tech industry
https://weworkremotely.com/ – international remote first jobs, mainly tech industry
https://superpath.co/ – targeted at content creators
To have the best chance of finding a job through these boards make sure you follow the key steps for applying for any publicly posted job.
- Take time to understand how this particular board works
- Do your research on the company and the job
- Target your application accordingly
We will add to this list as we come across more reliable job boards, so make sure you come back and check this list again.