One of the many joys of being a generalist online recruitment - job boardsonline recruitment advertising partner, as opposed to a specialist recruitment consultant, is we get a wonderfully interesting and varied range of recruitment challenges.  I do recall the day I was asked if we could recruit a food scientist to work in the Scottish highlands’ with a specialism in cheese!

But seriously, flat fee recruitment is never dull... some of the roles we handle at Hunt4Staff are as diverse is demurrage analysts to clinical research nurses.  Each day presents a new challenge and almost no two roles are ever alike.  So the question often comes up as to whether Niche job boards offer better performance than the more generalist boards.  Given this I thought it might be useful to comment on some of the the pros and cons.

Well let’s start this thought process from the mindset of a candidate.  Now, imagine you are unemployed professional and seeking you next role as a specialist within the financial services sector.  Now you have a good choice niche boards to look at, in no particular order the following are all worth a look in this sector:

Financial Times - http://jobs.ftadviser.com/

Cover Magazine - http://www.ifaonlinejobs.co.uk/

Mortgage Strategy- http://www.retailfinancialcareers.com/

Mortgage Introducer - http://www.mortgageintroducer.com/

As a candidate, each of these boards looks like a serious contender to help you find your next role.  But, and it’s a big but, are you prepared to put all your eggs in the one job search basket and become dependent on your next employer using your chosen niche board?  Or will you also take the safety precaution of looking on one or two of the major generalist boards too?

I know which I’d do... And it’s definitely the latter!

Jason Perry
Hunt4Staff.com
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