Helpful websites for job seekers

The number of websites devoted to career planning and job seeking seems to multiply and change faster than anyone could possibly hope to keep up with them.  We will try to maintain a listing of the ones you find most helpful, but we obviously can’t guarantee the quality or presence of any of these over time.

Please let us know if you find any of the websites listed below to be particularly helpful, or if you find others that you think belong on the list.  We’ll try to keep it updated and reviewed on a regular basis.

America’s Job Bank is the national clearing house for the states’ public employment services.

Ask The Headhunter is a newsletter hosted by an executive recruiter. has articles, job listings, resume posting and links to other Internet sites. combines job advertisements from dozens of newspapers.

Career Journal (from the Wall Street Journal) has many articles for job hunters, tables of average salaries, and executive job listings.

The Entrepreneur's Source guides and supports people who want the independence associated with being their own boss  -- especially through franchising. The fee-based service helps clients dispel myths about self-employment and explore new possibilities. The first two consultations are free.

eProNet (now part of is the exclusive online recruiting and career management site for alumni associations at 25 top-flight partner universities. The services are free to alumni of those schools.

ExecuNet positions itself as the premier career management and e-recruiting service for executives with salaries in excess of $100K.  There is a charge for membership, but they claim very high member satisfaction and success.

Federal Jobs Digest has listing for federal government jobs throughout the United States.

Hot Jobs has job listings and a fairly sophisticated resume posting service. lets you search for jobs in several job search sites at the same time, or link to any number of others. bills itself as a “job search engine,” with career development resources and interactive job applications. offers coaching and customized job search planning for a reasonable fee. is probably the most extensive site for job listings in the United States and around the world.

Netshare is a confidential members-only resource for $100,000+ executives actively searching for new positions or passively tracking the job market so they don't miss out on the "perfect job." There is a fee for membership.

Nonprofit Career Network has job listings and a directory of non-profit organization.

Quintessential Careers bills itself as the ultimate career, job and college site, offering free expert career and job-hunting advice (through articles and tutorials), as well as links to numerous job sites.

The Riley Guide has an extensive guide to Internet sites with job listings and job-seeking advice. is a great resource for relevant articles, links and actual job postings, if you are a senior executive or in the higher-earning bracket they target.

Your Passion is the website for a counseling and assessment service for people seeking greater fulfillment in their work.


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Public Library for helping to get this list started.

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Last updated: Monday, November 03, 2008