8 New Websites to Help You Find Your Next IT Employee

Searching for the right person to add to your team is like looking for a needle in a haystack, so check out these sites that cater specifically to job-seeking IT professionals.

New Websites to Help You Find Your Next IT Employee

Finding the right candidate for an IT job is like looking for an iPhone at an Android convention: It's difficult, but it's not impossible. Many recruiters turn to tried-and-true sites such as Monster, but there are more focused and up-and-coming sites that can help. Some are geared specifically for IT jobs, while others attract more technical folks because of how they work and the features they provide.

Here are eight sites you should visit if you're looking for the right candidate for an opening that you need to fill.

John Brandon is a former IT manager at a Fortune 100 company who now writes about technology.

Bright
Bright

One of the most interesting career sites around, Bright has a lightning-fast registration process. Potential employees upload a resume, and within seconds the site analyzes their skills and starts matching them to jobs. For any recruiter or large company, that's a major benefit; it means more technically astute workers will be drawn to how powerful this is. Once registered, recruits can see jobs that match their skills according to a unique Bright Score.

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FinanceITJobs.com
FinanceITJobs.com

As the name suggests, FinanceITJobs.com focuses on IT jobs in accounting and finance. You can post a job such as systems analyst for a bank or strategic account manager for an ERP system and know that those with more technical skills will apply. The site says about 40,000 people review the job listings per month.

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ReadyForce
ReadyForce

For any HR department looking to hire fresh talent, ReadyForce is a good place to start. Catering to freshly minted college grads, the site focuses more on education credentials. As a bonus, the site also holds regular recruiting events through its acquisition of Umeqo, an open source event creation tool. ReadyForce has a unique activity ticker where you can see who has joined.

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MatchFWD
MatchFWD

What if you could find new employees by connecting with them on Facebook and LinkedIn? That’s the idea behind MatchFWD. The site analyzes the social networking profile of a potential employee and then suggests matching jobs. This match-up occurs almost instantly, and the potential hire does not have to bother uploading a resume or any credentials. Once a match is made, it's one click to apply.

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Cangrade
Cangrade

One of the major trends across all IT sectors is doing more analytics for better decision-making. That’s the idea behind Cangrade, a site that analyzes new hire skills and shows a score to predict their success at your job offering. Like more established recruitment sites, you can set up a chain of approval to manage an application. You can also view ratings on a potential employee for soft-skills like adaptability and preference for routine. Finally, candidates can prove their salt using pre-made tests.

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TrueAbility
TrueAbility

Currently in beta, this recruitment site is designed to help you find technical candidates the best way possible: By testing them. Once you create a TrueAbility account, you enter the job and select the job skills required. The site then creates a mock environment where candidates can log in and perform real tasks. The site then lists the best candidates who completed tasks with the most proficiency.

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IntelliTalent
IntelliTalent

Not every company has the time or resources to post jobs to Monster and Dice on a regular basis, or to wade through countless applicants. IntelliTalent lets you post a basic job summary. From there, the site then creates the IT position description, posts it to multiple job boards and filters out the best candidate. Researchers also scan for potential hires from sources such as LinkedIn who might not even be looking for a job.

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225AM
225AM

This site has an unusual name—but it's probably when most programmers are working anyway. Currently in a closed beta, 225AM is like Facebook without the baby pictures and chicken recipes. Candidates post everything about their job search, including resume, cover letter, interests and work history. The site specifically targets college students and school career services departments.

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