Resources

Job Search

www.careerbuilder.com , operated by CareerBuilder, is the largest online employment website in the US and has subsidiaries in many countries including the UK.

www.monster.com is a popular recruitment website.  UK residents should check out their report on employment trends in the UK: UK Employment Index: Feb 2012.

www.huntsy.com is a new website that organises your job seeking for you. It helps you keep track of your job applications, sends you timed reminders and scours social media sites for potential connnections for your job search.

www.jobscareers24.com   Millions of jobs available everyday from major job boards.

www.jobbydoo.co.uk  Jobbydoo is a useful and highly relevant resource.

The service offered by Jobbydoo is completely free. Every day they analyse and index hundreds of thousands of pages from more than 1,000 sources. They strive to always provide fresh information about job opportunities across the UK and provide you with an effective service.

www.career2.com  An extensive career and employment web directory. They provide a variety of career resumes, career guides, jobs and courses, career profiles and career links.

www.jobwho.com   Browse thousands job and career related links, employment investigations, career information, advice and jobs searches.

www.myjobsin.com Myjobsin Ltd operates the myjobsin.com national job board network. Each major UK city or town has its own dedicated job site. Their aim is to provide a local specialist job board for the benefit of local job seekers and employers alike.

www.findtherightjob.com This US based website helps people to ‘love what you do, love what you are’ and comments that “study after study shows that if you love your job, you’ll be 150% happier with your life than one of the 84 percent of Americans who dread their jobs.”

www.creativejobsearch.com An interesting US website that allows you to browse 400 occupational categories to examine your career possibilities. You can explore the lives, careers and insights of 3,000 famous people. There are links to lots of useful websites such as for Resume building, interview help, etc.

Flexible working consulting
Capability Jane specializes in providing high-skilled flexible recruitment solutions, work/life balance, jobs for mothers, flexible working consulting, and part time careers for women and mums.

CVS/RESUMES

For help with creating professional and effective CV/Resumes, try www.jobsite.co.uk/ or www.money.usnews.com/money/careers or www.jobsearch.com .

www.careersbox.co.uk  Careersbox is home to the national careers film library and the Skills Explorer – creating free career resources and advice.

 www.branchout.com This application helps you to identify and build on your network on Facebook to assist with job searching.

www.beknown.com/landing A Facebook application from Monster that helps you job search and create a professional profile to showcase your skills and experience.

A valuable resource for job seekers is Career Library TV (www.careerlibrary.tv) who provide a CV Builder, templates, quizzes, inspirational videos, tips on changing career, advice on voluntary work, setting up a business or a franchise, motivational quotes, health and budgeting advice. Try http://interviewexperts.co.uk for expert help to ensure you have the ‘perfect interview’.

Miriam Salpeter’s book entitled “Social Networking for Career Success”, 2011 is a comprehensive resource for the job seeker and is highly recommended.

A great book for those setting up their own businesses using internet marketing is “Living A Laptop Lifestyle’ by Greg and Fiona Scott.  They provide a huge number of valuable tips and advice for newbies.

John Williams has written an immensely uplifting book called ‘Screw Work, Let’s Play’, 2010.  He provides workshops for people who want to turn their creative ideas into a business or new job and encourages people to “join the play revolution”. The link is http://www.screwworkletsplay.com/ and you can download a free chapter of the book. John runs the monthly London event Scanners Night for ideas people who want to bring their creative projects to fruition. Follow John Williams on twitter as johnsw.

Richard Bolles has written the famous ‘What Color Is Your Parachute’ which is updated and published annually. It’s a practical manual for job hunters and career changers and is now in its 40th edition.