What are some of the best places to look for design related job openings?
If you're not in NY of SF like most of us, I've found the best places to be regular old LinkedIn, Indeed and also Glassdoor.
Another vote for LinkedIn. Clean up your profile and pay for premium when you start looking seriously.
If you have a premium, are recruiters starting to take you more seriously? I don't get it.
Premium membership is one of the filters LinkedIn lets recruiters use when they compile lists of prospects. It also lets you see how you stack up against the "skills" of other applicants for specific job postings (recruiters see this information as well).
Both of these make it easier to get your name and resume onto recruiters' screening lists. Can verify from experience that it noticeably increased both responses to my applications and cold calls from recruiters (although finding the right fit still winds up being a numbers game).
just asking out of curiosity, what's the option if you're in NY or SF
Everything. Recruiters emails and call non-stop.
Platforms like Hired, A-List, Woo.io, etc. that matches your requirements with companies in an auction kind of fashion. They focuses on NY and SF.
Job boards like Angellist, Designer News, etc. Always looking for NY or SF designers.
Companies have events/parties where they try to recruit you.
Basically you can walk down the street and get multiple offers for a job.
In my experience I have had the best outcomes with these sources..
LinkedIn Even for remote jobs too
I constantly check out these as well...
Designer News Jobs literally in the navbar.
This is a new one (too me at least)...
That covers the main job board sites I check out, but often I look at the careers page of companies I like such as Automattic, Buffer, InVision, Zapier, 10up, Big Cartel, Valve, Wizards, and others. Sometimes they put on a job listing on a board, most times though they don't...guess it depends on the urgency of the need. Certain Slack groups I am part of include a jobs channel as well.
uh... click the jobs tab up at the top?