I’m sure you all have heard someone say before that job searching is like having a full time job. And for those of you who are in the process or have been through the process, I am sure that you couldn’t agree more. I mean, it takes as much ambition and consistency as to going to work everyday. That being, said here are three websites that can help you be more efficient and keep you motivated during your search.
If you’re job searching, don’t hide it, it’s nothing to be ashamed of; in fact that’s a great way to start. The first step is realizing what you’re truly passionate about and once you know, tap into your network and let them know that you’re looking for new opportunities. Reaching out to an alum is a great way to catch up on and also tell them about your search.
From cover letters/resume templates to career advice, the team at TheMuse.com have got you covered. They provide short, relatable and straight to the point articles that will definitely open up your eyes to the job search . All you need to do is subscribe to their account and use their resources.
Lynda.com is an online learning tool that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. As a job seeker, Lynda helps you freshen up your basic skills, with step by step videos accompanied with exercise files. This tools is used by both universities and companies for training purposes.
Check in with your university to see if they offer the program for free to current students and or alum.
Yes, I know what you’re saying, but let’s think outside of the box for a few second. Wordle is a system used to generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. Wordle can help you with your job search in the following ways:
1- Helps you determine the important elements of a job description and incorporate it to your resume.
2- Paste your LinkedIn recommendation in to see what others think your strengths are.
3- Helps you determine what your resume says about you.