Impact-Focused Job Boards: Finding a Career that Makes a Difference

by Lydia Johnson, M.S. (Certified Holistic Career Coach)

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This Quick Tip Tuesday is for anyone searching for a new job or who might be looking for a new one someday (AKA, 99.9% of you).

It’s no secret that many people, but especially Millennials and Gen Zers, are seeking employment that is “more than just a job.” Instead, we want work that is aligned with our values and personal mission statement—something that lets us feel like we’re having a positive impact on the world with the 80,000+ hours we’ll spend working in our lifetimes.

Luckily, there are a lot of ways you can do good with your career. Perhaps the most obvious way is to work for an impact-focused company. So, to assist you in your search, here’s a big list of impact-focused job boards:

Impact-Focused Job Boards:

  • 80,000 Hours Job Board: Hand-picked jobs focused on the world’s most pressing problems. Hosted by the highly reputable Effective Altruism site, 80,000 Hours. You can also sign up to get updates sent to your inbox.
  • Idealist: Social-Impact focused jobs. Includes paid and volunteer roles.
  • Animal Advocacy Job Board: Jobs in the animal advocacy space.
  • Human Rights Job Board: Human Rights space roles (lots of international roles).
  • Tech Jobs for Good: Use those smart tech skills for the greater good.
  • Remote Impact: Great for finding work-from-home positions focused on social impact opportunities (especially climate, health, & poverty initiatives).

Plus, lists of even more job boards can be found here and here and here.

Other Job Boards (Not Necessarily Impact-Focused Job Boards)

The Mom Project: Get hired by family-friendly companies

Power to Fly: Connecting diverse talent to companies that prioritize diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging (DEIB)

Otta: If a job board married a dating app and had a baby

Simply Hired: Built-in Glassdoor ratings make it easy to avoid terrible companies

Hire Tech Ladies: Helping women land jobs in technology

Remote HR Jobs: Remote jobs for all my fellow HR-nerds

Flex Jobs: Remote jobs for anyone

IndeedLinkedInZipRecruiter : Classic job search engines

Are you hunting for a fulfilling, meaningful, and balanced job that leaves more space for the rest of your life?

Would you want a hand with that big goal?

👋I’m Lydia Fogo Johnson, MS. I’m a holistic career specializing in helping women and moms with career pivots, career redesign, burnout, and work/life balance. Whether you’re hunting for a gig in the same field or trying to pick an entirely new career direction, I’ve got evidence-based, creative tools to help you every step of the way.

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Hi, I'm Lydia Johnson, MS

Hi, I'm Lydia Johnson, MS

Holistic Career Coach & Founder of ThriveCulture Coaching

I’m a dual-certified career coach and Industrial-Organizational Psychology consultant on a mission to banish Sunday Scaries and help you reclaim your life from work stress. I specialize in helping ultra-busy people design a fulfilling and burnout-free career that leaves more space for the rest of your life. Whether you need to overhaul everything, find a new job, or make your current role work better for you, I’m here to help.

You can learn more about my holistic and evidence-based approach on my website or jump on the phone for a FREE 20-minute consult call to learn more about how career coaching can help you finally enjoy a fulfilling, burnout-free career.


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