Dice.com IT and Technical Jobs
Supremely clean and confident, everything about it proclaims that it is there to help the prospective employee find what they need.
From its straightforward strap-line "The career hub for tech" to its ultra-simple red and white image.
So, does it deliver?
The Advanced Search page seems to suggest that it does.
- The fields reflect the terms under which many IT professionals and contractors work - you can search, for example, by the type of contract.
- How many general sites give you the option of searching specifically for a "Contract to Hire - Corp-to-Corp" position?
- Likewise, the percentage time spent travelling required in a contract?
- The designers of this site know their sector well: You can even ask for telecommuting only, or limit your search by telephone code area.
- On the Advanced Search page, you can also select Country if you want to work outside the US, but you should note that there are very few non-US jobs (for example only 300 in Canada and 50 in the UK).
The Search by Company page is handy if you know the exact name of a tech company you wish to look. The resource pages include articles with a US focus, but within the technology sector this makes them no less relevant whatever country you're from.
Dice.com is a finely tuned site that matches employees and hirers / employers very effectively. This means it has to be worth keeping an eye on, particularly if you work on a contract basis.
|URL for job seekers||Dice.com|
|Type of site||Specialist IT / technology job site|
|Technology / IT sectors covered||
|Geographical coverage||US and worldwide|
|Number of jobs on the site||80,000+|
|Jobs by email||Yes|
|Can you upload your resume||Yes|
Information for recruiters / HR / employers:
It's very easy to post jobs on Dice and their upfront about the costs of posting a job and exactly what you'll get.
The site claims to provide those hard-to-find technology candidates: IT professionals, engineers, security-cleared personnel, technical salespeople and more. There is nothing off-putting or overly complex about posting a job, as you can go straight to a template for writing your advert and submitting credit card details in just two steps.
You can also search the resume database, although you'll need to set up an account to do this. If you wish, you can take advantage of site and job alert email sponsorship opportunities.
Dice.com has 1.5 million tech resumes, not the largest of databases, but in this instance that is not the point: what matters is the degree of sector expertise and the effect this will bear on bringing you the right candidates. This specialist knowledge is no doubt due to the founding company's 15-year experience and what they describe as "exposure to the most skilled tech-centric audience online - i.e. qualified technology, engineering and security-cleared professionals".
It is this understanding of your sector that adds value. For instance, by signing to the site, you can receive 'The Dice Report', a monthly e-newsletter that provides a current snapshot on the technology job market based on various factors including salaries, geography, skills and job demand.
However, what is missing from this website is detailed statistics about the membership, such as how many members have a particular skill, etc. If you want more information about the membership, you will have to call a sales representative.