7 Most Reliable Resources for Job Seekers

May 19, 2016

Career Advice

2561885967_f5f0be5834_zHonestly, how did we find jobs before the internet? There’s no question that it makes the hunt ten times easier…but it’s also overloads you with about 100 times the information that you really need. Where do you even begin? And what sites and apps are really worth your time? Here are the few we believe job seekers can rely on most.

Job Search Sites
Glassdoor: More than just a job search engine! Besides following the companies you’re interested in, you can read employee-written reviews of the companies you’re applying for and can browse employee-submitted listings of actual salaries for real jobs.

LinkedIn: LinkedIn’s features are constantly being updated. Be sure to take advantage of all them. Publish a long-form post, add a link/video that showcases your work, and have your contacts recommend you based on your particular skills. Don’t forget that LinkedIn Premium is a paid service that increases your chances of being seen by hiring managers and recruiters.

Indeed: Sure it’s another job search engine, but there are also employee-written reviews of companies and they’re even broken out by category like work-life balance, culture, management, compensation/benefits, and job security/advancement.

Career Advice Blogs
The Muse: This site offers a combination of job advice, job coaching, a job board, and even a tour of the inside of your next employer’s office. If you want to explore a company’s internal culture before you apply, search for them here.

Career Sherpa: Your personal guide to all things job search, Hannah Morgan gives job/career advice, offers lists of resources for the job searcher. Her blog is well-organized and to-the-point, and easy to read. Hannah’s specialty is Infographics so her advice in this area is where you should look if you’re thinking of using an Infographic resume.

Organizational Apps
Pocket: The premier app for saving all the things you want to look at, but can’t get to it right away! Scanning through pages on LinkedIn, Twitter, videos on YouTube- save them all in the Pocket app. It is free and doesn’t require an internet connection. What a perfect way to save all your job leads and resources as you search!

Evernote: This app has a free subscription as well as a low cost yearly option. For a job searcher, it’s a good organization tool for all the jobs you’re applying and interviewing for. You can clip pages from the web, drag images and files, copy and paste, take pictures, and record audio and video. Evernote’s filing system is perfect for organizing your job search notes, contacts, dates, job descriptions, resumes, cover letters, etc.

Image via Jeffrey Beall/Flickr.

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