There are thousands and thousands of job search websites. Now, I am specifically focusing on JOB SEARCH, not job postings, career, or other specialty sites. The sites I have listed below are helpful, authoritative and gosh darn it, I like them!
I consider these sites helpful, the writing is good and the content is fresh! I am not going to reference the “mega sites” out there. They get enough traffic already and honestly, their blog content generally isn’t all that original. So, cheers to my fellow bloggers for their great work!
Here are my picks for 2011 Best Job Search Websites
Chris Perry started this site and it has grown to be one of the top resources for job search and personal branding. Helpful and filled with voices from different bloggers, I know I can find something interesting each time I visit!
Meg Guiseppi doles out executive personal branding and job search advice but just because you aren’t in the C-suite, doesn’t mean you should cross this off your list. Branding is branding, job search is job search and Meg has incredible depth of knowledge in these areas! Her writing is concise and direct! Most likely, you will want to bookmark every post she writes because they are full of great information you’ll want to go back to and share with others!
Heather’s work can be found on a variety of other sites as well. She consistently supplies solid, on track job search advice. Though her writing is usually geared towards the new graduate, let me tell you, it applies to everyone new to job search! Your best bet is to follow her on Twitter @HeatherHuhman .
HR Margo and #Hire Friday
Margo’s understanding from the HR side of the desk is invaluable to job seekers! She also organized the #HireFriday movement on Twitter and is dedicated to helping job seekers secure their next jobs.
Susan Joyce, editor and publisher of Job-Hunt.org, carefully and thoughtfully ensures expert advice, and links to 18,375 employers and job search resources. It provides one-stop shopping for all your job search needs! Truly, there is something for everyone! And Susan has done an amazing job sourcing talented and authoritative bloggers to contribute to her site. If you are looking for help, you should absolutely add this site to your tool box! (Disclaimer: I am one of the experts who contributes to this site).
Creative, out-of-the-box ideas for your job search can be found here. Jacob Share draws upon his vast network and technical savvy to deliver job search information that is not hum-drum or the same-old thing!
This has been one of my go-to sites since I first started following blogs. Miriam is a thought-leader and provides job seekers with excellent, cutting-edge tips and advice on job search. She is a talented resume writer and author of “Social Networking For Career Success”, a must-have resource for understanding how to use social networking in job search! PS: Mirian has also become a great friend!
Another resource-rich site! I frequently refer job seekers to the vast collection of sample cover letters and sample resumes on this site! Jam-packed with excellent links, you will never walk away empty handed. Quint Careers was founded by Dr. Randall Hansen and their mission is to provide the content, tools, and motivation to empower people to achieve their educational goals, find their true career passion, obtain their ideal job, and be successful at their work.
This is the blog for YouTern, and don’t let the name fool you! This is some of the most enjoyable reading around for job seekers. Yes, it says INTERN, but the strategy and rules of job search apply to anyone new to job search! Don’t take my word for it, go visit yourself and see what you think!
Generous, authentic, creative! Hey, Tim just oozes helpful information. He has been through job search and career transition so he can speak from experience. He has done an amazing job developing a dedicated community and genuinely wants to help. Leverage his marketing experience to help yourself improve your job search!
Jorgen Sundberg understands personal branding and social networking and job search (and he used to be a recruiter!) Here are some of the many topics he writes about:
• LinkedIn, Social Media and Personal Branding for Career Success
• Social Media in Recruitment (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Mobile, Apps)
• Dealing with Recruiters, Headhunters, HR & Hiring Managers
• Best Practice Resume / CV / Cover Letter / Professional Bios
• Interviewing Skills and General Tips & Tricks
Harry Urschel has a way of getting directly to the heart of the issue. Job search has its ups and downs and Harry writes about this PLUS, he has an amazing knack for answering the most common job search questions! He understands the psyche of job seekers!
These blogs are also included in my regular digest of job search related reading. Please, visit these sites and add them to your regular reading list.
Oh, by the way, if you are looking to find great job search advice on Twitter, you should follow the people listed on these lists (yes, there is overlap)