This post is #16 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 122. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week!
The Great Recession. Some people have managed to escape relatively unscathed from the worst financial crisis America has seen since the Great Depression. For millions of others, life has become orders of magnitude harder. It’s harder to get a house, harder to fund a college education and harder to find a job. Because today’s job market is as cutthroat as ever, a job seeker needs to use the best available tools at their disposal to come out ahead. The thought of finding a job in the current economy can be daunting or downright intimidating whether you’re a student fresh out of school looking for an internship or entry-level position or a person nearing retirement age trying to convince an employer you’re worth hiring.
The goal of this post is to take the scariness out of starting your job search and to equip you with the best tools the internet has to offer to help you stand out from the crowd and crush the competition. Included here are the best job resources I could find to help you stay on top of and organize your job search, polish and spice-up your resume (infographics, anyone?) and use your social network to find a job and upgrade your career. Of course I’ve also included the best job listing and search engine sites and since DailyTekk is all about curating cool and useful technology (oftentimes created by awesome tech startups) we’ve got a whole section dedicated to finding a job at a startup and have also listed some tech-specific job listing sites in the specialty job listings section below. During the research phase of putting this post together, I stumbled upon some excellent looking tools for HR professionals such as applicant tracking and recruitment software. As always, if I’ve missed anything good, leave me a comment to let me know and happy job hunting.
Random and Cool
- Apply App.ly – Job searching made personal.
- BrandYourself – Personal branding. Control your Google results.
- Recmnd.me – Let your coworkers easily