Resource Map

No cost unless indicated.Contact us at bill@workfinding.com if you have any questions.

Your Occupational Options and Information

Interest Inventory - Self Directed Search. ($4.95)
http://www.self-directed-search.com

Sources of Self Understanding

Personality Test - Myers Briggs:
http://www.123test.com/jung-personality-test/
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
(free test at upper right)
http://www.keirsey.com

Resumes and Letters

See samples Letters of Interest. (Examples only. Actual letters need to be tailored to the job opening.)
http://www.workbloom.com
Survive the applicant tracking system:
http://www.cio.com/article/701272/5_Insider_Secrets_for_Beating_Applicant_Tracking_Systems
Compare your resume to a job description using key words:
http://preptel.com
Multimedia resume
http://www.visualcv.com
Video resume
http://mashable.com/2011/01/17/tips-video-resumes/

Career and Job Finding Resources

Videos on how to use LinkedIn by LinkedIn
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/job-seeker-webinars
Networking support groups and contact resources:
http://www.job-hunt.org

Sources of Jobs

Job Board information:
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/joblistings/tp/jobbanks.htm
Be alerted to jobs which fit:
http://www.jobfox.com

Build Your Brand

Learn how to build your brand:
http://www.reachpersonalbranding.com
Get feedback about your skills:
http://www.reachcc.com/360reach

Research What is Happening

Group interaction online:
http://www.linkedin.com
Follow thought leaders and lead yourself:
http://twitter.com
Get current specifics about occupational and industrial niche options. Enter a phrase such as 'marketing analytics.'
http://www.reddit.com
Get inspired about the world which is being created from the perspective of technology, education, and design. Have a conversation.
http://www.ted.org

Gain Experience and Reputation

Become an organizational consultant in pro-bono community projects:
http://www.ccpseattle.org/index.html
Be part of a staffing community:
http://www.soariti.com
Learn about the free agent option:
http://www.quintcareers.com/becoming_a_free_agent.html
Learn how to be a consultant:
http://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Consultant

Employer Contact Information

Get contact information for employers nation wide:
http://www.careerinfonet.org/employerlocator/
Company information:
http://hoovers.com
Example of extensive company contact information for Washington State:
https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/reports-publications/industry-reports/find-employers?Naiscode=5221

Communities of Career and Job Seekers

Latest happenings in hundreds of occupational niches:
http://www.beyond.com (Also a job board.)
Participate in a Linked-In Group:
http://www.linkedin.com

Salary Negotiation Information and Webinars

Salary data by occupation and location:
www.salary.com
Salary negotiation webinars:
http://www.lucrativecareersinc.com/

Handling the Transition

Take a stress and wellbeing inventory located at the middle left of this page:
http://www.heartmath.org/
Ideas for managing emotions:
http://www.jobdig.com/articles/1081/Surviving_Job_Search_Stress.html
The emotions of a transition:
http://blogs.wsj.com/laidoff/2009/11/23/controlling-emotions-during-the-search/
Learn how to fake it until you make it:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-cuddy/body-language_b_2451277.html
Move from negative to positive thinking:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=UHTWts6qX70&NR=1