This year, I have quite a few sites on my favorites list. There are some new sites that really impressed me and, of course, there are some old favorites that everyone looking for a job should be using.
Best Job Sites 2008
I have quite a few additions to my list of the best web sites for job seekers. There are new job sites that really impressed me and, of course, there are some old favorites that everyone looking for a job should be using.
If you have a favorite job site, let me know, because I'm looking for updates for this year's list.
Best Job Sites 2009
This is a collection of sites, not just one. I’m really glad, and so is the environment, that there has been a focus on green jobs this year. Even Wal-Mart has jumped on the bandwagon, hiring environmental activist Adam Werbach, who was the youngest elected president of the Sierra Club, to help with environmental initiatives.
Video interviewing can save a ton of travel time (which I appreciate after my 18 hour trip home from Colorado last week) and help candidates be competitive, even if the job is in another state - or country.
How do you keep track of all this job search stuff? It’s certainly not easy, but JibberJobber can help you get (and stay) organized, not only while you’re looking for a job, but while you’re building your career and planning for the future. The basic version is free and it’s a terrific tool that will save you lots of time.
Jobfox works differently than a traditional job bank. Instead of going to a job bank or a job search engine to search for jobs to apply to, Jobfox matches you up with potential employers - think dating service for job seekers. It’s the best new job search site I’ve seen in quite a while.
Job Search Engines
When the job search engines came along, they changed the nature of how we job search. Indeed, SimplyHired, and the other job search engines help you find jobs fast. They also take it one step further and help you find out about the job, the organization, the salary, and the location.
LinkedIn has helped me connect with contacts I’d lost track of, gotten me lots of information for my new book, and helped more than a few people I know get a new job this year. If you’re not on LinkedIn, you should be.