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Job Search and Career-building Resource Book

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Here are Jason’s top picks in each category for tools and learning resources for Job Search and Career-building. If you know of a cool tool, send us an email.

  • DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE JOB SEARCH RESOURCE BOOK – click here to DOWNLOAD download the Job Search and Career-building Resource Book, 2016 as a PDF document (remember: File / Save as)
  • Buy the JOB SEARCH AND CAREER BUILDING WORKBOOK – click here to buy the companion workbook on Amazon.

Updated: May 1, 2016


Tutorials: Understand the ‘Game’ of Job Search & Career-building

Riley Guide | | Job Search at | Quintessential Careers | Job Hunrers Bible by Dick Bolles | Job Hunting from New Zealand |


Books – Recommended Books on Jobs & Careers

Careers | StrengthsFinder 2.0 | What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers | So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love | Knock ‘Em Dead 2016: The Ultimate Job Search Guide | Wait, How Do I Write This Email?: Game-Changing Templates for Networking and the Job Search | The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster | Shut Up And Go!: A Millennial’s Guide to Figuring Out What You Want And How To Get It | Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type | The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do | How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs (Book #2) A Necessary Job Search and Career Planning Guide for Today’s Job Market (Career Development) |


Personal Branding: Dig Deep & Brand Yourself

The Complete Guide to Building Your Personal Brand | Personal Brand Workbook (PDF) | Tom Peters, ‘The Brand Called You’ | Building Your Personal Brand | Personal Branding Blog |


Resume Sites: Job Search & Resume Upload Sites

ZipRecruiter | | Create a Resume on Monster | The Ladders | | Resume Builder | Super Resume | Resume Quickly | | Career Builder | eResumes | |


Content Marketing: Tools to Create and Curate Content

YouTube Tools | Buzzsumo | YouTube Creator Hub | Feedly | Creative Commons Search | Google Email Alerts | Tag Board | Google News | Compfight | YouTube Capture | Foter | PhotoPin |


SEO Basics – Tools, Tips, and Tutorials to Master SEO

Ubersuggest | SEOCentro Meta Tag Analyzer | Google AdWords Keyword Planner | Search Engine Land | Google Search Console (Webmaster Tools) | Related Keywords | Google Webmaster Academy | OpenLinkprofiler | Search Engine Watch | Google Global Market Finder | SerpStat | Google Keyword Planner | AHrefs | Google Analytics | Buzzsumo | Moz: Open Site Explorer | Google SEO Starter Guide | Title Tag Evaluation Tool | SEO Tag Counter Tools | Search Engine Land’s Guide to SEO | Solo SEO Link Search Tool | Soovle | Link Building Query Generator | Majestic SEO | Keyword Tool | SEOCentro Keyword Density Tool |


Blogs – Tools for Better Blogging & Websites

Yoast | LinkedIn Pulse | Tweak Your Biz Title Generator | Simple Guide to Business Blogging | Creative Commons Search | Portent Content Idea Generator | PhotoPin | Blog Topic Generator | Foter | Blog Post Headline Analyzer | Compfight |


LinkedIn: Tools to Schmooze on LinkedIn

LinkedIn Help Center | HootSuite | Buffer | LinkedIn Learning Webinars | LinkedIn Company Pages FAQ | Rapportive | Official LinkedIn Blog | Small Business Guide to LinkedIn | LinkedIn YouTube Channel | LinkedIn Pulse |


Facebook: Friends, Family, Fun, and Job Search

Facebook Like Button for Web | Facebook Help Center | HootSuite | Facebook Social Plugins (Like boxes and buttons) | Facebook Advertising | Keyhole | LikeAlyzer | Buffer | SocialOomph | Facebook Pages Help Center | IFTTT | Tag Board | Facebook Page Basics (for Business) | Facebook for Business: Marketing Solutions | Small Business Guide to Facebook |


Twitter: Tools to Tweet for Your Career

HootSuite | Twitter Advanced Search | | Buzzsumo | | Keyhole | Small Business Guide to Twitter | Twitaholic | Twitonomy | Twitter Analytics | Buffer | SocialOomph | IFTTT | Followerwonk | Twitter Help Center | Tag Board | Tagdef | TweetDeck | Bitly |


Other Social Media: G+, YouTube, Pinterest, Amazon, Instaram, etc.

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Monitoring Tools

Social Mention | Feedly | Buzzsumo | Google Email Alerts | Google News | Keyhole |