“Hey Siri, where can I find a Product Designer?”. “There is one option”, Siri says and shows the address of an interior design studio on the corner. If you don’t give up after that, you will come across freelance platforms, tips on how to improve a job description, and probably even lots of job websites saturated with recruiters. But what if you need a full-time Product Designer eager to work remotely and spending from $100 to $1000 on just a single job post is not an option? Well, you are in the right place.
Recruiting for a startup is hard, but finding the right Product Designer who will make your product look, feel, work and sell better is a real challenge. At asynchr we help companies streamline their hiring process and find top talent for hard-to-fill positions. If you are ready to kick off your search, we have compiled a list of free job posting opportunities to hire Product Designers, including niche job boards and online communities that will save you time and money.
1. Hire from the creative pool
Betterteam, there are 12 million job seekers on Behance specializing in a variety of fields, from architecture to motion graphics. Job postings are now free for a limited time (because of the pandemic). To post remote jobs use ‘Anywhere’ for the location. There is also an option to choose a few relevant categories, like Product Design and UI/UX.
Twitter. Creativepool HQs are in London, so it looks like job seekers are mostly based in the UK.
2. Narrow it down to Product Design
@prodmgmtjobs and published on their Slack channel.
3. Find candidates ready to work for startups
Hacker News (HN) forum that looks a lot like Reddit with a focus on computer science, tech and startups. Users can post jobs in their projects or companies in the monthly thread, and Product Design, UX and UI recruiting is quite common. A few indexes and websites are built around HN Who is hiring thread, such as Whoishiring.me, Hnhiring.com and Remoteleaf directory.
4. Break into online communities
- r/DesignJobs With more than 45k members this subreddit is fully dedicated to jobs in design. The rules say “Graphic Design related posts only”, however, UX and Product Design jobs are being posted with the [Hiring] tag.
- r/RemoteJobs is a subreddit with 11.2k followers and remote roles in any field.
- r/forhire with more than 200k members is the most popular thread for posting jobs on Reddit.
- r/hiring has 10k members and is made specifically for job listings.
Discord and Slack
- Designer Hangout is a professional design community of 18k+ members. Claims to be the world's #1 UX design community, providing everything from mentorship to jobs. The only problem is it’s by invite-only, and a few thousand people are on the waitlist;
- Memorisely is a UX/UI Design online Bootcamp that also holds a slack community with a job thread #ux-ui-jobs;
- Design Buddies: #paid-opportunities;
- UX / UI: #jobs;
- UX Mastery: #jobs;
- Digital Nomads: job ads seem to be welcome on all its channels.
- The Designers League is a cozy private group of more than 20k design professionals. Job listings are not even mentioned in the rules, but there are already posts featuring job opportunities for designers. Give it a try, make it look friendly and casual.
- Design x Tech A sweet combo of design and tech. Job posts are allowed in a special monthly thread.
- Designers Guild is a place for designers of various fields, from architecture and fashion to gaming and UI/UX. Job ads go in monthly thread.
- UI & UX Designers
- UI/UX designers
5. Get the cream of the crop
Experienced recruiters don’t just post an ad, sit back and wait. They walk through a variety of tools and techniques to source the best candidates who are often happily employed and thus hard to reach. asynchr is a free all-in-one tool that enables you to look beyond job boards and to reach out to elusive and hard-to-engage passive candidates, even if you don't have a superstar recruiter (or any recruiter) or the desire to spend the entire working day on hiring. If you are using asynchr, you can target passive job seekers through professional communities, a.k.a. their natural habitat.
Job seekers spend less than 50 seconds reading a job ad, and grabbing their attention is a real challenge. asynchr promotes video-based job ads since candidates find them more relatable, engaging and “human” than text job descriptions. You are more likely to get to passive candidates with a video job ad, as in-feed videos get more engagement. Videos also bring your company and personal branding to the next level.
Do you want to know more about tech hiring? Check out our previous article on where to post job opportunities for developers.