So your New Year’s resolution was that 2014 was going to be one kick-ass year. And unfortunately 2013’s job just doesn’t cut the mustard. We’ve scoured the UK to find the best online tools available to let your talent rocket in 2014. Job search has never been more organised.
Job Search – Recommended Resources
Escape The City – Our favourite source for that little bit of career inspiration. Escape The City is a newsletter, community and job board featuring some of the most exotic and exciting jobs from around the world. They also run regular events to help inspire and motivate people to “do something different”. Members can post their “escape stories” to help inspire other readers to make a change. Our top tip – sign up for their infamous “top 10” newsletter delivered to your inbox each Monday morning.
Careershfters – Looking to change career completely? Then Careeshifters is the best place to go for expert advice, tools, inspiration and coaching. Whether you’ve got absolutely no idea what you want to do or are clear on the goal but need help getting there, we recommend checking them out. Our top tip – sign up for their London workshop to kick start your search.
The Job Crowd – Unsure about what working life is going to be like in your new career or company? Similar to Glassdoor, The Job Crowd is a UK based site that aims to tell the employee’s side of the story. It’s great for information on what you should expect to get paid, how long you should expect to work and what’s great and not so great about jobs and companies. Every year they produce a great list of top companies to work for by industry.
Amazingif – Time for a course? Amazingif provide affordable, action orientated courses to help people find happiness at work. Whether that’s getting more from your current role or helping you realise your true calling lies elsewhere. Through analyzing various skills and with modules covering your strengths, values, confidence and network they will help you to find peace at work. Launching in January 2014.
The School of Life – Providing talks, courses, therapy and resources. The School of Life is for those looking to develop their thinking and find their calling in life. From esoteric modules on “how to stay calm” and “how to be confident” mixed with various toolkits for getting more out of life, they are a well established thought leader in personal development and well worth checking out.
LinkedIn – This needs no introduction. If you’re not on LinkedIn and you’re complaining about your job then stop reading this now and sign up. It’s the best tool out there for professional networking and great for job search. It’s way more likely you’ll get an interview if you’ve been recommended so leverage your network to the max.
If things are getting a little desperate, here’s a list of traditional job boards that might help you cast the net a little wider. Job boards are to Talent Rocket what kryptonite is to Superman, so I can confirm that compiling this list it was extremely painful.
Recommended: We recommend checking out Workthing – they only advertise jobs with direct employers making it a nicer user experience for all.
Newspaper job boards
Executive level boards
Graduate job search
Recommended: We highly recommend checking out RateMyPlacement for all things placement related. Also we like Enternships for it’s slick design and interesting companies. Also don’t forget to review your experience on The Job Crowd, a great resource for finding a graduate job.
Job board aggregators
Recommended: Jobmanji is like Google for UK job search. Put in your location, title or skill and search away.
Phew! That was one hell of a list. If we’ve missed any great online resources out (and I’m sure we have) then let us know by commenting below or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll update it as we go!
Obviously there’s us too. Talent Rocket. Job search, simplified.
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