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There are many free resources for how to conduct the job search.
I'm listing a bunch of them here in no particular order. I've found these helpful or they've been recommended to me. I can't recommend all of them. Check them out and see which ones you find helpful, then comment with your experiences and suggestions below. Your use is at your own risk.
Job and work search advice:
- This blog post on "31 Tips for your 2019 Job Search (from to pros)" has lots of good suggestions and links to many great coaches.
- Job-Hunt.org (free Resources)
- Liz Ryan - The human workplace (with a path assessment) and her Forbes articles
- Youtube: Work it Daily - They have live office hours for free
- Youtube: Deniz Sasal
- Youtube: Andrew LaCivita (he leads the "Milewalk academy") . Andrew has "Live Office Hours" each week on youtube.
- Audio/ Podcast: Win Sheffield, Career Coach for Get5 (see link to the GetFive blog elsewhere here in this post). He has audio "microcasts" (available on the website and also as podcasts) of about 5 to 6 minutes. Here is a good one that gives an overview of the processes and practices for the job search (which he calls a "Campaign"): "How can I get confidence to sell myself in the marketplace when I feel unfocused and unproductive? (TPOY054)"
- Youtube: Don Georgevich
- Youtube: Lisa Rangel
- Twitter: tips from Johnson and Johnson (you don't need a twitter account to view their tips): https://twitter.com/jnjshine?lang=en
- Blog: GetFive coaching (Their coaching program is at cost, but the blog is free): https://getfive.com/blog/developing-new-momentum-campaign
- The Landing Expert (landingexpert.com) : Blog, Search for Networking Groups (lists include several states), videos, advice
You can also get your resume scanned to find out how to get it to agree with job postings using these tools. The use of these tools is highly suggested if you are applying "cold" to a job posting. Of course, following up with connections inside and getting referrals is most important!
- jobscan.co - 5 free scans a month. There are paid plans too.
- Rezrunner.com - (this site includes resume, cover letter, and interview guides)
- Skillsyncer - one free scan, then $9.99/month
- Jobgator - Compares resume to Job Description and gives recommendations (free to use)
- leap.ai - will give you suggesions on your resume - no cost
- searchfirm.com - find a recruiter
- Forbes list of top recruiters: https://www.forbes.com/sites/vickyvalet/2018/04/09/americas-best-recruiting-firms-2018/#237386ad7d16
- The Landing Expert (landingexpert.com) - This site has a database of many networking groups. You can search by zipcode too!
- Meetup.com - find people who want to do similar things, or have the same hobby and network with them!
- Eventbrite.com - Some companies post hiring events here. Just search on the word "hiring"
Job Search Websites:
- glassdoor.com - also provides reviews of employers and salary information
- payscale.com - find pay scales
- Working Canada.gc.ca
- Service Canada.gc.ca
Do you have any suggestions? Please post them as comments here!