“When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad” – Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
I’ve seen hundreds of career and job search sites over the three years that I’ve been writing for CareerAlley. While I’ve not kept a real “list”, I do have my favorite sites. The list (partially listed in this post) is not in any particular order, it’s just the sites that I feel provide the best resources and information. I’ve covered Job Search Sites, Career Advice sites and Career Resource sites. Most of these I’ve stumbled upon during my research on a topic for a post and then have continued to visit the site (or recommend them to job searchers). Again, the list is not exhaustive and I will cover a number of sites over a series of posts. If I’ve left off your favorite site, please drop me an email (email@example.com).
Job Search Sites: There are hundreds of job search sites (and this estimate is probably low). There are so many types and you could literally spend all of your time looking for jobs just on a few job search sites (but you should spread your time). The first two that come to mind are:
- SimplyHired.com – I’m sure that if you’ve been looking for a job you are well aware of this site, if not, now is the time. The home page interface is simple – Keywords, Location click “Search All Jobs”. But a simple start does not mean it is a weak job search tool. On the contrary, SimplyHired is a very powerful job search tool allowing a vast range of tools to narrow in on your job. Once you’ve clicked past the home page, another page listing all of the results will be shown. This is where you can customize the search to fit your specific needs, using the criteria on the left hand side of the page. You can setup as many job searches as you want and save them in your profile with SimplyHired. You can then choose to receive alerts on new “hits” to your search.
- Indeed.com – Another top job search site, and the starting page is also a simple search – What, Where click find jobs. The sites are very similar and Indeed.com also has additional filters once you click the Find Jobs link. SimplyHired has a link into LinkedIn (while Indeed.com does not appear to have this). In any event, this is another good job search site.
Career Advice -My top two favorite sites are listed below. Some really good articles and advise.
- JobMob – “All together now” is the motto of this site from Jacob Share. The site brings together both job seekers and job finders. There are lots of great articles covering a wide range of topics. Browse through the archive or use the search box to find articles on specific topics or add yourself to the email list. You can also get a free copy of Jacob’s book “The Ultimate Twitter Job Search Guide” in January 2012 if you join the job tip newsletter (check the site out for details).
- Timsstrategy – Another great career site, Tim offers great advice. You can sign up for the newsletters and also get a free ebook (see the site for details). There are links at the top of the site for the Blog, Downloads (tools, templates and books) and FAQs. The right hand side of the page has links to career topics, recent posts as well as a free webinar. Take a look.
Job Search Resources – One site for this post, but more to follow in future installments!
- Riley Guide – One of the best job search resource sites on the Internet. Topics are included on the left hand side of the page (how to search, research, salary guides – and the list goes on). Center page is the best place to start (in fact, you can click the “start here” link in the middle of the page. This will take you to a few guides to help you through your search and help you navigate the 10 different categories and Career Resource Center.
That’s it for this post, more favorites to follow in future posts.
Good luck in your search.