November 22, 2009

Authentic Jobs – Career Listings for Creative Professionals


One of the biggest problems that many of the mega-sized online job boards have is that they aren’t specialized enough. Whether you’re looking for a job or you’re looking to make a hire, generic listings boards usually aren’t efficient when it comes to searching for a position or an employee a niche field. Authentic Jobs is attempting to remedy that problem by creating an online career site devoted exclusively to helping those in the web and creative design professions.

From an employer’s perspective, paying a set price to post a job announcement on Authentic Jobs is a worthwhile investment. Because job postings are being targeted specifically at those in your particular field, you can rest assured that any applicant responses will be from qualified professionals with previous experience working in your industry. In addition, the exclusive partnerships that Authentic Jobs has formed with more than 20 industry-specific websites ensure that even more people will be able to see, and respond to, your job announcement immediately.

From the job seeker’s perspective, Authentic Jobs provides a simple way to browse both freelance and full-time listings specific to the web and creative design industries. Not only can you sort jobs by category—including interaction design, graphic design, development, mobile, or management—but the site also lets you subscribe to receive personalized notifications when new listings are added. No matter what end of the employment spectrum you’re on, Authentic Jobs is a website that can simplify the job search for those within the web and creative design industries.

Practical Uses:

  • Find a full-time job as a graphic designer
  • Create targeted job listings aimed at professionals in your field
  • Get hired for additional freelance work on the side
  • Receive job leads in your e-mail inbox each morning

Insider Tips:

  • Search for jobs by location, company, or description
  • Change settings to weed out full-time gigs and search for freelance positions only
  • Sign up to get see new postings via Twitter, RSS feed, or e-mail
  • Educational institutions can get discounts on the price of listing a job announcement

What we liked:

  • Searching for open positions on Authentic Jobs is faster than on larger job boards
  • Companies can request a refund if they haven’t found any qualified applicants by the time their listing expires
  • Job listings will be linked to on more than 20 industry-specific websites
  • Listings can be edited at any point during their 60 day run

What we didn’t like:

  • Fewer overall listings to choose from than on larger job sites


Company Info:


  • Free for job seekers
  • $250 for full-time listings, or $75 for freelance gigs

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