Freshie after college looking for a junior role or you had that talk with your parents? Well you need a place to start, add experience to that blank linkedin account. These are the best job boards, hand picked, 90% recruiter free, with jobs starting from marketing, design, front-end to full stack dev.
The FWA Job Board - The coolest of the bunch, FWA was for a long time the joining point between cutting edge web dev and advertising. If you are into HTML5, WebGL, canvas, motion design for web, this is your number one bookmark. On their job board you can see a lot of cool companies from Europe and US. Be aware that they are working on it 7 day per week, so you can check for updates even on sundays!
Hyper Island JB - I would really want my kids to learn at hyper island, their main headquarters are in Stockholm and they are one of the first learning facility to adopt UX classes. I am keeping up with their projects and I am really amazed the mix between creativity and technology. You don’t have to be a HI graduate to access their job board, but it a must to keep an eye over it, there are a lot of good companies that share the same vision and post their openings here.
You must heard of Awwwards, one of the main resource for coolness when it comes to digital design. They have a job board too, and the neat thing is that you see a lot of nice companies like North Kingdom, Tool USA, FIELD, Stinkdigital, Resn, etc
It’s Nice That Job Board (now called ‘If You Could Jobs’) – A typical board with colourful jobs, they are a few recruiters around, but you will notice them quickly. It is freshly updated, most jobs are from London.
Work in Startups - I can put WiS as somewhere between an internship board and a junior position. There is are plenty UK startups, from food business to online platforms, social networks. I always check to get into the feel of the new startup ideas.
Techjobs in London techjobsin.london – is actually a twitter aggregator, but a pretty damn useful one. To get your advert posted, just tweet at @riklomas with details and this nice guy will post it, free!;)
ADJobWall is a tumblr blog dedicated to the Intern niche. Although you can be young and restless I advise you: Do not apply if it’s a unpaid job! Hopefully most of the posts are from fully integrated advertising agencies, so they have enough resources to pay you the proper buck!
This one is one of my oldschool fav’s! I remember the times that I was in London, when I ran out of money to pay the rent, this board was the savior for quick freelance gigs. Design Jobsboard aggregates most of the openings in London and beyond.
It looks like from the 90’s and I frankly don’t know nothing what’s Design & Design website about, neither clicked on the other tabs. But they have a great (and updated) list of jobs. Besides the usual UK and NL, it was interesting to see a lot of french, polish, german and italian adverts.
DSGN JBS like the name is a board focused on design only, it seems to catch the dribbble and Behance feed also.
Amsterdam has an impressive advertising scene, a great bunch of digital and production agencies. But I must prevent you, you must be hard working to catch up with the duchies!
A good thing that not all of companies are Dutch only, most of them are comfortable with english and will help you out learn dutch during after work drinks. Check out amsterdamadblog.com/jobs/
Creative Pool has been for a while filling the digital HR sector in the UK. Check out their job section at creativepool.com/jobs