Inspiring Job Search | CareerAlley

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Francis Bacon

Like most things in life, there is no “magic” to successful job search. It is a mix of luck (being in the right place at the right time), networking (it’s who you know), hard work (review the job search boards every day), credentials (what have you done lately) and marketing (great resume). But also like most things in life, inspiration breeds successful job search. Inspiration can take many forms. It may be a friend who has landed a great job, a mentor that gives amazing guidance or just a great idea that gets you going. Of course “I hate my job” offer its own inspiration. So what inspires you?

  • – Their tag line “The First Website Devoted to the Whole Job Search Process” tells their approach. There are tabs at the top of the page for Job Search, Resume Writing. Cover Letter, Resume Services, Interview, Career Articles and more. Each of the sections have embedded links with related content. Click on Job Search to see the job search board where you can enter criteria for keywords and locations. There were over 113,000 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • – Another job resource site that balances job search with job search resources. There are tabs at the top of the page for Find Jobs, News and Tips. There is an overview of the site with a link to how they can help you find a job. Below this is a “Jobs by Category” section which provides an overview of each job type when you click the link. This section is followed by a Recent Jobs Guide section and the Recent Jobs Available. The “Find Jobs” link lists jobs by function with an indicator next to the title of how many jobs are available in that section.
  • – Start with entering your country (India, UK and US for now) and then you are linked to a country specific site. Boxes at the top for Create an Account, Upload your Visual Resume and Get Job Alerts. This is followed by tabs for Jobs, Job Seekers, Resources, Careers and more. A Search Jobs box follows with a fair number of criteria (and there is an Advanced Search box as well). Categories are listed next. The Right hand side of the screen has a few links (like Hot Jobs and International Jobs).
  • Kosmix Jobs – A really good job search resource site, the interface is clean and easy to find what you want quickly. The main page has a featured topic (click on the picture to see detail on the topic).  The right hand side of the page has Job Topics. Click on any topic to see additional detail. The site then builds a page with your content including links, top websites and additional related links on the right hand side of the page. There are related news items and videos at the bottom of the topic page. Definitely worth a review.
  • Job Market NY Times – The New York Times has a very good job search and careers site. The top of the page has tabs (below the jobs tab) for Find a Job, Post Your Resume, Job Seeker sign on and Career Advice. There is a simple job search bar where you can put a key word and a category. Below this section (all on the left hand side of the page) are recent related job search articles. Center page is a “post your resume” followed by related links salary comparison and more. Right hand side of the screen is the staffing center.

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