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23 places to find candidates outside LinkedIn

LinkedIn arrived on the scene in 2002 and completely changed the game for business-oriented social networking.

With over 660m members worldwide, it’s a great place for candidates and recruiters to meet. However, as the competition for attracting talent is fierce, where can recruiters find candidates outside of LinkedIn?

To help you out, we’ve listed 23 places you need to check out.

Arts Jobs

  • Arts Jobs is a specialised job board that deliver a diverse range of jobs in arts, culture and heritage via web, email and social media.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from all over the UK Arts Jobs has 39k LinkedIn followers and 35k twitter followers.
  • Job posting plans start at £150 per job.

Authentic

  • Authentic Jobs is a targeted destination for web and creative professionals such as designers, hackers, and the companies seeking to hire them. Billed as the “The leading job board for designers, developers, and creative pros” – Authentic is used by Apple, Facbook and NYT.
  • Use for: engaging with candidate from all over the US.
  • Pricing starts at $300 for a job ad.

Behance

  • Behance is an online platform that enables creative professionals to showcase and discover creative work via online portfolios. There is also a job board which allows you to find and post roles.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from around the world.
  • Plans start from $399 per month.

Big Data Jobs

  • Finding Big Data talent can be difficult. Big Data Jobs is a narrowly focused job board that emails the job to their database and tweets your role to get it in front of Big Data professionals.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from all over the US.
  • Pricing starts from $295 per job.

Bubble Jobs

  • Bubble is an award-winning niche job board advertising vacancies in web, digital, e-commerce, online marketing and media – attracting more than 120,000 active visitors per month.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from all over the UK.
  • Packages start from £249 per month.

Coroflot

  • Coroflot receives 150,000 new projects published every month from creative professionals around the world. Agencies can access a job board which is used by Nokia, Landor, RIM, Nike, Intel, Blu Dot, and Sony, as well as a talent search funtion and salary information.
  • Use for: engaging with candidate from all over the US.
  • Job packages start from as low as $200.

Creative Pool

  • Creativepool is the global creative industry network, connecting agencies, brands and creative talent via a social platform that allows companies and individuals to showcase and share their work. Creativepool has over 270,000 members.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from all over the UK.
  • Talent search starts at £95, with job post ranging from £195 to £995  – see plans.

CWJobs

  • CWJobs is a leading specialist tech recruitment website for both permanent and contract jobseekers across all sectors.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from all over the UK.
  • Packages start from £249 per month.

Dice.com

  • Dice is the leading database for technology professionals, managing over 7 million profiles in the United States. The platform helps technology professionals manage their careers and employers connect with highly skilled tech talent.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from all over the US.
  • Single job posts start at $395.

Dribbble

  • Dribbble is a community of of 1.4m designers – web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creative types that share small screenshots (shots) that show their work, process, and current projects.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from around the world
  • Paid plans range from $99 for ‘basic search’ to $399 for ‘advanced search and job listing’ – see plans

Find a Job

  • Find a Job, formerly known as Universal Jobmatch or UJM, is a government job advertising site. Agencies and employers can advertise jobs for free. Popular categories include – Trade and construction, hospitality and catering, maintenance, logistics and warehouse and healthcare and nursing.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from all over the UK.

GitHub

  • Acquired by Microsoft for $7.5bn, GitHub is a development platform inspired by the way you work. From open source to business, you can host and review code, manage projects, and build software alongside millions of other developers. So if you need to find a techie for a project, look no further.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from around the world.
  • SocialTalent has written a great article outlining how recruiters can use GitHub.

Glassdoor

  • Glassdoor is one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, offering millions of the job adverts, combined with a growing database of company reviews, CEO approval ratings and salary reports.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from around the world.
  • Post jobs for free

Guardian Jobs

  • One of UK’s major newspapers to remain paywall free – Guardian Jobs reaches 24.1 million cross-platform readers and 1 million active jobseekers every month.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from all over the UK.
  • Pricing starts at £750 per job post.

If you could

  • If you could is a great way to advertise or find creative talent, the site doesn’t have any logins or profiles, so it’s very basic and simple and straight to the point – connecting qualified individuals with jobs.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from all over the UK
  • It’s free to post a ‘basic job‘. Branded job posts starting at £95

Krop

  • Krop is a creative industry job board and portfolio hosting website, allowing users to search jobs for designers, artists, developers, and more. It is used by creative brands and candidates at all experience levels.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from all over the US
  • Search over 100,000 CVs for $299 per month as well as post jobs from $199 – see plans

Mashable

  • Mashable is more known for being an online news site dedicated to covering digital culture, social media and technology. However they also have a job board dedicated to helping you find digital talent, and with an audience of 45 million unique visitors, you’re bound to find some new candidates.
  • Use for: engaging with candidates from all over the US.
  • Prices start from $259.

Stack Overflow

  • Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their programming knowledge, and build their careers. It’s also one of the best places to find candidates and roles.
  • Use for: engaging with talent from around the world.
  • Talentlyft has a great article on how recruiters should use Stack Overflow to engage with their development community. 

TechCrunch

  • CrunchBoard is the official job board of TechCrunch, leveraging an engaged audience of over 12 million readers each month to help you get your job vacancies filled. Jobs posted on CrunchBoard will be visible on the TechCrunch network including the website, daily newsletters and social channels.
  • Use for: engaging with talent around the US.
  • Single job posts start at $249.

Techfetch

  • Techfetch is a US-based global technology job portal that helps IT companies to find the best fitting resumes open for a job, position or a project in 30 seconds. It effectively replaces the time consuming, manually tedious and error-prone task of scanning thousands of resumes to fit a job.
  • Use for: engaging with talent around the US.
  • Packages start from $1,799 per month for CV search and job post.

The Dots

  • The Dots is a professional networking platform designed to help creative professionals and companies showcase work, network, collaborate and connect with commercial opportunities.
  • Use for: engaging with talent from around the world.
  • Recruiter pro plan starts at £25 per month.

Upwork

  • Upwork is the largest global freelancing website. With millions of jobs posted on Upwork annually, freelancers are earning money by providing companies with over 5,000 skills across more than 70 categories of work.
  • Use for: engaging with talent from around the world.
  • It’s free to post jobs and engaging with freelancers is quick and easy.

Xing

  • Currently having more than 14 million registered members, Xing is a platform where professionals from all kinds of different industries can meet up, find jobs, colleagues, new assignments, cooperation partners, experts and generate business ideas.
  • Members can meet and exchange views in over 50,000 specialist groups, while also getting together at networking events.
  • Use for: engaging with talent in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

While you may have heard of some of these sites, we hope we’ve listed some new places for you to find new candidates.

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