I get it, looking for work is frustrating, and often very brutal on your self-esteem. And if you are like me, you dread the rejection emails that bruise your already fragile ego. Especially when it’s from the one job you thought you actually had a shot.
But that’s not all. Adding to the frustration is the overwhelming number of websites that promise to help you navigate the water of job hunting, and increase your chances of getting hired.
Meanwhile, all you want is one or two great sites that offer you an array of job search tools and resources that can maximize your chances of feeling productive and accomplished.
To help make things easier, I have compiled a list of five great websites that are not just useful for job hunting, but also offers lots of great career advice and resources.
1. The Muse
The Muse is more than a job search site, they claim to be, “the only online career resource that offers a behind-the-scenes look at job opportunities with hundreds of companies, original career advice from prominent experts, and access to the best coaches to get personalized and private career help.” The best thing about Muse is, It’s free, easy to navigate, share the posting with others, and a ton of good insights on the job market.
2. The Ladders
The Ladders claim to have, “the tools, expertise, and advice to help make you a stronger candidate for top positions.” If you are ready to take your career to next level, then Ladders is the site for you. Unlike the Muse, Ladders has a paid subscription with different tier prices and a basic free account. Once you set up an account, you have the capability to upload your resume or build a new one. It is easy to apply to quality jobs by job titles, and track the progress of your applications. As a member, your resume gets instant visibility to recruiters from over 200,000 companies. The Ladders show you who’s viewing your profile and send you direct communication from recruiters. You’ll find articles from, “The fastest growing jobs in each state in 2018” to “Dressing for the office: How cute is too cute.”
Salary claims to be the leading consumer and enterprise resource for compensation data, software and consulting, but don’t let that deter you. It’s also a job site. Salary allows you to look up jobs exactly where it is posted. It gives you alternatives titles for the same job, and what it should pay in any field or position. Salary saves you time of having to figure out where to start your job search. Even better, Salary personalized salary reports and make
recommendations on how to advance in your career. Salary has a blog on trending news in the labor market, tons of resources on compensation, employee engagement and workforce culture.
Glassdoor is a job search and recruiting site. It has millions of jobs and salary information. It also has millions of company reviews, and interview questions from people on the inside, which make it easy to find a job that’s right for you. Additionally, Glassdoor offers live stream videos on how to get a job, which you can watch on their APP that you can download on your phone. You can set-up job alerts and push notifications, where the newest jobs are sent to your phone minutes after they are posted. You can save a job to view later or apply on the spot with their one-click apply button. Best of all, you can search for interview questions base on job titles or company of interest. You will be provided with how many jobs the company posted, salaries, reviews and interview questions, and feedback from previous and current employees.
Vault is so much more than a job search site; they provide advice on resumes, interviews, networking to help you launch or build your careers. Vault provides detailed information on nearly 5,000 companies in more than 120 industries on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. In addition, Vault also publishes guidebooks on career, and interviewing in industries such as law, consulting, investment banking, accounting, investment management, private equity and hedge funds.
If these websites aren’t enough, check out this article on 68 Websites that will seriously boost your career.