Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Please Vote for Top Job Search Tools: US Dept. of Labor Challenge

In an effort to provide quality job search tools during this struggling economy, the US Department of Labor (DOL) has created the Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge. It's a public forum to help identify the best online job search and career advancement tools.

After gathering more than 600 online job search websites and tools, The DOL is now asking job seekers and career development professionals to vote for their favorite tools. Those with the most votes will be featured in major government job search / employment sites, including One-Stop Career Centers across the U.S.


Please take a moment to cast your vote. Here's how:

Go to Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge, sign up, browse the entries, and click a thumbs up for ones you like. You can vote for as many tools as you like, but you can only vote once per tool.

If browsing through 600 options doesn't appeal to you, use my cheat sheet below. Just:
  1. Go to the Challenge homepage and Login/Signup.
  2. Return to this blog post and click the links below.
  3. Click on the big thumb next to the tool.

If you're really inspired about the tool, write a comment after it to let the DOL know what you like about it. (Comments encourage more votes!)

My Top Job Search Tools for the Challenge
Susan Ireland's Resume Site
Susan Ireland's Job Search Tools
Susan Ireland's YouTube Playlists for Job Search
Fill-in-the-Blank Resume Workbooks by Yana Parker, The Online Job Search Guide
Veterans' Online Job Search Guide
The Riley Guide
#1 LinkedIn Jobs Group for Jobs, Career Advice and Networking Organize your job search and professional contacts Job Searching

Please vote now! Voting closes on January 15th, 9 pm EST.

Want to recommend a tool we should vote for? Leave the web address as a comment to this post.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the list. Another great job board that helped me in my recent job search was I feel like this would be a good site to include in your list for resources for other job seekers.


Ronnie Ann said...

Thanks for letting us know about this. I just added Work Coach Cafe to the challenge:

Very cool. Good luck. Hope this helps a ton of people.

~ Ronnie Ann

Anonymous said...

Great collection of resources. Here are a few more job search resources I didn't see on the list that I've found especially helpful:

2 blogs with great job search tips and advice:

Job Board: