I'll use a job board to find out who's hiring and then work directly, eliminating the job board. I leave my resume up on line whether looking or not though, I always get interesting offers and you never know when one will open a new door. Personally I think job boards are a waste of time though, the ratios simply do not support the effort.
If I was actively seeking work, a job board would just be another tool in the box, I find it so much easier, a lot faster and results in better salary to hunt direct and skip ads, job boards etc.
Nothing beats calling the employer (not HR) directly and asking for work.
Keep Up with TechRepublic