Job Search Instruction and Advice

Tips for Finding Summer Employment [YS PDF] includes helpful suggestions for deciding what kind of summer employment meets your objectives and a step-by-step process for obtaining a job this summer.


Free job seeker organization tools help keep track of companies, jobs applied to, network contacts and interview preparation. Many more tools are available to the job seeker, with interface for recruiters, coaches and counselors.

Job Hunters Bible

This guide from the author of What Color Is Your Parachute? (Richard Bolles) incorporates his Net Guide (mega-list of job resources online) with many of the self-assessment exercises and job searching hints from the book.

JobWeb from the National Association of Colleges and Employers

JobWeb refers to itself as a complete guide to the job search. It features information and articles to help with all aspects of the job search. Most of the articles and resources are targeted to the new college graduate, but many apply to users at other experience levels.

Wall Street Journal Online: Career Journal

This site contains articles and information covering all aspects of the job search and career management. In this new format, content is being updated daily but the archiving of articles is not as extensive.

Flowork International

This free service is an online social network audit tool that will allow you and your clients to manage and create a social network map so they can visualize their network. In addition, goals can be created and linked to specific contacts.

Quintessential Careers

Quintessential Careers is one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web, now with more than 1,600 pages of career and job-search content. Start your job search here! It claims to have all the tools to help you succeed, including expert advice, career articles and the best job sites on the Web.

The Worker Transition Coach

Designed and developed for the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment Training Administration, the Worker Transition Coach is a unique, web-based tool designed to help workers and workforce development professionals respond to a company layoff. It helps laid-off workers and workforce development professionals navigate the existing and sometimes complex government web resources by guiding them to existing layoff-related online information, including accessing web sites that contain employability checkups, career assessments, labor market information, resume writing skills, job bank information, employment assistance and more.