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The Power Of Niche Job Boards & How Archslate can help.
July 27, 2021 at 6:30 PM
by Devayani Bapat
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A lot of people like to believe that job boards are dying out. Job boards however are one thing, a niche job board is another. While many like to believe that the power of job boards is one that is declining drastically, we want to reinstate your faith in them and in niche job boards, more than ever before.

What are Niche Job Boards and Why They are Relevant to You

1. What is a niche job board?

2. Archslate - A niche job board

3. How do niche job boards help

4. How ArchSlate helps the cause

1. What is a niche job board?

Now many of you might ask what is the difference between a regular job board and a niche one. A regular job board is one that is home to employment opportunities from possibly every field we have out there whereas a niche job board (shoutout to our very own platform, Archslate) is one that is specific to an industry.

A niche job board helps an employer to target job advertisements to candidates that are interested in and keen to apply for roles within that field. This helps ensure that the talent pool within the industry keeps growing and stays streamlined too. This also helps in ensuring that the job opportunities that are available to candidates are relevant and the quality of applications drastically improves as well, helping recruiters sift through and shortlist potential employees with ease.

2. Archslate - A niche job board :

We at ArchSlate, as a niche architecture-only job board, are a platform that works for employers as well as employees. With processes that help highlight your work, culture, and diverse backgrounds, we as a platform believe in ensuring equal opportunities to one and all. Be it underrepresented communities or the so-called “weaker sex”, women, we believe in uplifting and bringing empowering opportunities to everybody interested in contributing to the cause of architecture.

3. Niche job boards and how they help :

While a platform such as LinkedIn can ensure traffic for you, very often it also brings to your company, applications from people that truly don’t belong to and aren’t from the field. From irrelevant candidates applying to your firm to a lot of inexperienced or overqualified individuals dropping in their cover letters and curriculum vitae, a generic job board can often be more a bane than a boon. To overcome this hurdle as a company you should definitely indulge in niche job boards as a part of your hiring process. This helps to rule out causes for commotion and chaos.

As Chuck Palahniuk said in Invisible Monsters - “Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish” a regular job board is the chaos that births the need for a niche job board specific to an industry. A pool for specialized talent, relevant talent, and thereby a lower cost incurred, niche job boards are a fantastic way to set the ball rolling for recruiting.

The best part about a niche job board is that it not only helps to suffice the current requirement for employment but also helps to build an employer brand for your company that helps to create a buzz around your company, a pathway to attracting talent in the future.

4. How Archslate helps the cause

How does Archslate help, one might ask? Archslate as a niche job board helps to streamline the hiring process. As a two-sided platform, it helps to improve the recruitment process for companies as well as applicants. It ensures that whenever there is any new vacancy within the industry, it is directly reflected on the job board. Industry-specific, all aspiring architects can root for this platform to meet all their employment needs. In the ArchSlate world, job seekers can easily and within the blink of an eye instantly apply to different employment opportunities merely by using a 1-click approach. Apart from this they can also schedule virtual interviews and secure a job that they are qualified for, within a matter of days.

Often generic job boards fail to advertise unconventional job opportunities. From externships to shadowing opportunities, to networking with like-minded individuals, our platform is a haven for budding architects. Whether it’s a freelance gig you’re trying to rope in or a full-time role you’re trying to bag, this interface empowers you to seek out as well as set your opportunity in stone. A one-stop-shop for everything architecture, Archslate aims to push you in the direction of achieving your dreams of creating, innovating, and pushing the envelope within the field and industry you love and call home.

Time is a crucial factor in the recruitment process and with a niche job board such as ours, it helps the employer to cut back on opportunity costs incurred for every minute that an employee isn’t hired. We help to elevate the industry on the whole and that’s the beauty we see in being the master of one rather than the jack of all trades.


Built by Architects for the Architecture, Landscape, Interior, and Urban planning industry, Archslate is proud to create the largest talent marketplace that understands the needs of every firm while removing recruiters, third-party agencies, and percentage cuts. See how Archslate can help your firm by requesting a demo with us.

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