June 16, 2008
Dice.com is one of the old standbys. It’s been around forever, and typically has a fair amount of listings, though I’ve found the job listings there to be sometimes very ‘recruiter-heavy’, if you know what I mean. That’s not necessarily *bad*, but personally not my cup of tea.
Dice is a technology-oriented job board, though there’s still plenty of what you might consider ‘non-tech’ jobs listed (accounting, for example, though I know accountants use technology!) Searching for PHP today, for example, I get 2575 jobs listed, but as I can only see 30 at a time, and I can’t page to back easily, I need to take their word for it that all of them are PHP related. A downside of “PHP” as a word is that when searching, systems often pick up the “php” in a URL in a posting, totally skewing the results. Even if they don’t have 2500+ PHP listings, Dice generally has enough to keep you busy.
Dice offers an RSS feed of your search results, but from what I can tell it’s not as flexible as the Indeed.com customized RSS feeds. For instance, jobs aren’t sorted in whatever format I was sorting them on the main site - they’re just a feed of results.
Like some of the others we’ve looked at, you have the option of searching for ‘telecommute’ only positions. Unlike other sites, this option is buried a bit below the surface. You’ll need to run an ‘advanced search’, then click the ‘telecommute’ checkbox at the bottom of the screen. Definitely unintuitive, but once you know where it is, you’re good to go.