Resource List

We always like to share current, relevant information with our clients and visitors.

This resource page serves that purpose. The list will provide you with many job search tools and employment and career websites. I update it often, so don’t forget to bookmark the link for easy access.

Many of the links and other resources are ones I suggest to my ongoing career coaching and strategy session clients.

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Job Search—General

  • Indeed.com is a Google-like searching, which aggregates many other job search sites into one listing.
  • CareerJournal.com is a favorite written by the Wall Street Journal. Offers large amount of information and the sources are very credible. Search everything from headhunters to salary tools and job database. Job Postings. Always read the “most popular articles” section—it’s what everyone is talking about now and maybe at your next interview.
  • TheRileyGuide.com is a directory of websites for resume writing, career information, job listings, and specific types of jobs and industries. Even has site where you can pay to check criminal records.
  • Asktheheadhunter.com is an aggressive, sometimes humorous, site that directly addresses the challenges of today’s market. Sound advice “it’s about the profits, stupid.”
  • The Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the job searcher with training and education requirement, earnings statistics, job prospects, and many other pieces of information. Best if you are starting out, looking to change careers or relocating.
  • CareerBuilder.com helps you find jobs by location and job category. More than one million current listings. Allows resume posting. Numerous article on topics related to career and job search.
  • HotJobs.com offers jobs listed by company, industry, location, and salary. Broad range of medical salary positions.
  • TheLadders.com specializes in positions paying $100m+ by sector, level, position, and location. You can search, post, and read advice articles. Contacts you when positions open. Entry level free. Fee for higher levels of membership.
  • Monster.com’s name is not an accident. Huge job search and career advice/tools site. Allows you to customize your search and post a profile. Wide range of jobs and almost every salary.
  • DirectEmployer.com is a site created by a large group of national employers. Good search tools.
  • Vault.com is a e-mail based job search and matching service. Also sells industry guides, employer profiles, and insider research, and has employee message boards. Offering counseling.
  • JobFox.com matches you with potential employers.
  • Careeroverview.com offers list of websites and what the company describes as “megsites.” It also has job listings by state and country as well as industry.
  • AllJobSearch.com lets job seekers search many job search sites at once.
  • Glassdoor.com site depends on salary and working conditions of free subscribers. They can search by company, job title, or geography.
  • FiveO’ClockClub.com is an established career counseling firm. Publishes numerous books on topics related to job search.
  • TweetMyJob.com works with your Twitter account and sends you updates on job postings, by job type and location
  • Hound.com (use the free trail only) gets information from employers’ websites
  • JobServe.com calls itself a recruitment site. Large number of job posting includes England, Australia, and Canada (as well as the US).
  • Jobster.com has a large number of postings. Allows you to narrow searches by type, skill and location. Highly touted by PC Magazine.
  • Craigslist.com may not be the prettiest site; however, if you want to stay local and find a huge a variety of jobs, full and part time, as well a freelance gigs, this is a great place to start.
  • Indeed.com is a Google-like searching, which aggregates many other job search sites into one listing.
  • SimplyHired.com is similar to Indeed.com in that it aggregates listings from major job websites, newspapers, company websites, and associations. This site takes it further and allows you to send your resumes out for posting on five other sites for free.
  • JobCentral.com is a consortium of US corporations looking for employees.
  • Oodle.com can really help you narrow your search by industry, company, and title.
  • OnTarget.com specializes in smaller niche job and careers.

Networking for Job Search

  • Facebook.com, yes, you should be on this very public site. Be careful what you post. Keep information job related and if you post anything personal, make it acceptable to everyone (like photos of your kids). Post your own photo, but again, make it professional looking in dress and demeanor.
  • LinkedIn.com, which is often called the Facebook of business. This site is an easy way to post the details of your resume without seeming to be looking for a job. Take time to write a profile that scores at least 75%. Join groups within the site and network. Excellent place to locate former colleagues and ask advice of knowledgeable strangers. Headhunters often search the site for candidates.
  • Plaxo.com is another important business social networking site. Their birthday reminder gives you another reason to network with people.
  • Classmates.com is one of the best ways to locate people from your past. A bit more casual but useful none the less.
  • Tripit.com is a new scheduling site that is getting some play. Time will tell.
  • Twitter.com is one of the newer social networking sites. Format is brief written interactions. Good way to connect for expert advice.

Government Jobs

  • USAjobs.gov is the official site of the U.S. Federal Government. Jobs, job trends, job search tips.
  • CareerVoyages.gov lists student jobs in government.

Six Figure Salaries ++

  • ExecuNet.com is for $100K+ executives. Job and networking opportunities. They are  is more selective and higher level positions.
  • 6FigureJobs.com is where you can post and search for higher salary positions. Tools and articles are a plus.

Special Interests, Talents and Needs

College Students

Financial Industry

Jobs in Media

Not For Profit

  •  Idealist.org is a global listing of search tools and jobs worldwide.

Older Job Searcher

  • AARP.org websites, tools, job search information.
  • RetirementJobs.com focuses on job seekers over 50. Career transition and reinvention.
  • SeniorJobBank.com is a well-established website for job searchers over 50. Features postings.
  • RetiredBrains.com has fulltime, part time, and temporary positions for older boomers, seniors, and retirees. Job listings and resume posting.
  • YourEncore.com specializes in project work for older scientists, engineers, and product developers to their clients.
  • Dinosauer-Exchange.com has posting and listing of jobs and information for retirees looking for work in Europe.

People with Disabilities

Sciences Technology

  • Dice.com is a site that targets technology professionals.
  • BioSpace.com is for bio tech and pharmaceutical postings.

Spanish Speaking

Teens

United Kingdom Focus

  • Marketvendorjobs.com focuses on job search specifically for financial market vendors and support people.

Veterans

Other References and Resources

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