10 Best Job Sites for Finding Your First Developer Job

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You might have recently qualified at are itching to get started on your first web development job or you may be keen on switching fields and expanding your resume, either way, the search for entry-level web development jobs is not an easy one. Not only that but with so many specialists, it’s hard to know where to start.

We have compiled a list of the 10 websites that will help you begin your new career in web development. These are all general web development sites that will provide you with ideas and inspirations as well as opportunities for entry-level and junior positions.

  1. Unicorn.io

This job website is dedicated to those who want to start working in the field of technology, mobile and desktop app development, QA engineer, and DevOps positions are just a few of the positions available. Unicorn interface is incredibly user-friendly which makes it easy to search for full-time or part-time jobs. You can also look for remote jobs. All you need to do is create a profile, completely free, and sit back while companies look for you so you don’t waste time on the tedious recruitment process..

  1. GitHub

With over 9 million users, GitHub is the largest Git repository hosting service there is. On the GitHub site, there is a job board with a search engine to simply type in ‘web development’, ‘entry-level’, or a specific programming language you want to work with. You could also choose to search by location. The jobs posted on GitHub are mostly full-time.

  1. Indeed

Indeed has become one of the largest job websites for a massive range of positions and you may have already used it in the past. The search will pull results from all over the internet once you have completed the relevant fields including your preferred location and keywords related to the area you are interested in.

  1. Jobbatical

A play on the word sabbatical, Jobbatical offers a range of paid internships, mainly with startups. Most of the positions are tech-based and short-term, typically from 2 to 12 months. It’s a great site if you are looking to travel and build up your experience.

  1. Krop

Krop provides job listings for web creatives, such as developers, who are looking for mainly full-time work. The job search allows you to use the tag or key term. We like Krop because you have the chance to create a portfolio for others to see your completed projects.

  1. Mashable

The job board on Mashable is for people looking for tech or media positions. You won’t need to apply for any of the jobs that come up on your search but if you want to take advantage of creating a posting you resume and cover letter, you will need to sign up.

  1. The Muse

The Muse is actually a blog site that has a fantastic job board. You can perform the usual job search by type or level, but you can also search by company. You can gain great insight from the company profiles and from what we have seen, they all seem to be pretty trendy.

  1. Smashing Magazine

The website Smashing Magazine has lots of great information but more specifically, a job board. There is a great choice of full-time positions as well as freelance postings. The jobs are limited to design and programming positions.

  1. Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow is great for two reasons, if you are just starting out, there are lots of programming related questions and answers. Secondly, the job board has great search options, for example, visa sponsorship. There are engineering and development jobs for all levels of experience so be sure to add junior or entry-level in your search.

  1. Tuts+

As a blog and online learning platform, Tuts+ has a job board full of opportunities for developers and designers including international listings. You don’t need to sign up to apply for jobs and you will be impressed by the regular updates to the listings.