This web page is designed to be a resource to the IT Career minded
Business Social Networking
- www.linkedin.com - make
sure you become a member of this business social network (ie: the
business form of Facebook).
- This is a MUST site to have your resume at!
- When you apply for a job posting most sites have an option
to pull your resume etc... from LinkedIn.
- Head hunters use this site to find candidates.
- http://plus.google.com -
Google Plus - social network that is more community based where as
Facebook is more family/friends.
Job Salary, Moving Calculator, City Rating, etc...
Job Search - Job Boards (Free)
General info on Job Boards -
Quotes from this site on 6/22/15 -
As of February 2015, the most popular job websites are
Indeed, Monster.com and Glassdoor
The largest employment site in the world is
Indeed.com, a "job aggregator", collecting job
postings from employer websites, job boards, online classifieds, and
Simply Hired is another large aggregator collecting job
postings from many sources.
The largest "niche" job board is
DICE.com (website) which focuses on the IT industry.
Some of the most famous employer review websites are
www.dice.com - a top 10 job board. If your
looking for a job in the IT field this is a must job board to create a login
Note: This is my #1 favorite job board site.
Telecommute - under "Advanced Search" there is a telecommute check box.
Nice options for the email alerts. (Very nice!)
"Easy Apply" - I've found most application
submissions are truly easy apply with your resume and a cover letter
option that can be submitted quickly.
Also tracks if you have applied to the job posting.
www.monster.com - a top 10 job board.
Many recruiters will email you from your resume at this site.
This is a MUST site to put your resume at!
Telecommute - I don't see a telecommute option. I suggest adding the
word to your search criteria.
- (in 2008 ranked
1st in viewers per month by comScore Inc) - Indeed's
complimentary and comprehensive search engine for jobs provides the
latest job opportunities.
Note: This is a good job board for IT based jobs
but I've found the application submission process is very time consuming
because you have to create a login account at every company's HR
recruiting web site.
Telecommute - "Advanced Job Search", "Show Jobs of Type",
In the left column you can sort the results by Date.
To create/edit a job alert email (daily
or weekly) do the following: click on the pull down for your
login username in the upper right corner, then click "My Searches",
click tab "Alerts".
On this page you can create or edit a job alert. When editing a job
alert click on "Advanced Job Search" for many options including
searching for telecommute ("Show Jobs of Type", "Telecommute").
I have had companies tell me that when they post a job in
their Talent Management system it automatically posts to Indeed.
(in 2008 ranked 2nd in viewers per month by comScore Inc).
Telecommute - I did not see an option for telecommute.
Owned by Careerbuilder.com
www.sologig.com - Find
Engineering and IT Jobs.
Telecommute - after searching click "Advanced Job
Search" (at top), Job Type, Telecomute.
You can create job alerts (using search words, optional location) with mile
radius) with email option of daily, weekly or monthly.
Complaints - search the internet for "Complaints www.jobrapido.com".
I saw more than I wanted to!
Job Rapido - It
is a job search engine for jobs in the USA where it is possible to search
through 5 million jobs arranged by profession and location and more than 41K
- Complaints - search the internet for "Complaints www.sologig.com"
or "www.sologig.com scam".
I saw more than I wanted to!
Job Search - Job Boards (Cost/Fee based)
- For a fee ($25 a mo or $180/yr) this is an executive career service
- Complaints - search the internet for "Complaints
There was at least 1 class action suit.
- 100K+ jobs for a fee (06/2015 - $25 1 mo; $99 1 year)
Job Search - Job Search Aggregator Engine
(Not a Job Board)
- www.juju.com - free for job
- Quote from site: "Juju.com is a job search engine, not a job
board. Juju's comprehensive search results link to millions of
jobs found on thousands employer career portals, recruiter
websites, job boards, and other employment sites all over the
Internet, rather than to a limited set of job postings hosted
directly on our own site."
- Great search site!!!
- Telecommute - add the words to the search
- Search includes job title and description.
- Must have the words "telecommute" and "LMS"
ex: telecommute AND LMS
Location: United States
- Must have the words "telecommute" and "LMS" but cannot have
the phrase "Telecommute: No"
ex: telecommute AND LMS -"Telecommute: -No"
Location: United States
Job Search - Telecommute / Remote / Work At Home
- Search Tip
- Some job boards have an option for "Telecommute" but many do
- Searching for "Telecommute", "Work At Home" or "Remote" in the
job title may help.
- Job Boards that have Telecommute options (see section above
titled "Job Search - Job Boards" for steps.)
- all work remotely jobs.
- Had a good BBB rating as of June 2015.
- Articles by NBC and WSJ (Wall Street Journal)
- June of 2015 - $14.95/mo or $49.95/year
monthly subscription (~$7 week) for telecommuting jobs.
Job Search - Broadcasting & Resume Distribution Service
www.resumerabbit.com - post your
resume to 75 career websites (Monster, Headhunter, Hot
Jobs, Dice and more.) Exposure to ~ 1.5 million employer/recruiters.
Quote from site:
"With this service, you'll be searching all top career sites at once &
applying to all matching jobs with one click. Just enter your search
criteria, review the matching jobs and select the ones you want. Then, click
a single button and you'll instantly apply to all selected jobs with your
resume and cover letter."
- Resume Mailman - this system will try to match you with recruiters in
multiple specialties and geographic locations, who've asked to receive
resumes from Resume Mailman. (associated with "The Career News" -
http://www.thecareernews.com/signup/ - join the news letter)
- www.ResumeZapper.com - online
resume distribution system.
- www.emailmyresume.com - They
match your skill set, industry and geographic selections to each employer's
- www.forwardyourresume.com -
Quote from the site: "ForwardYourResume.com's FREE,
in-depth reviews of the top 10 resume distribution sites on the Web is an
excellent first step in the process of building a rapport with recruiters
that can help advance your career."
- www.resumemailman.com - Send
your resume to specialized recruiters.
- http://yourjobsearcher.com -
$39.95 For software and service that allows you to search for a specific
job. Quote from site: "Search
thousands of job listings in over 400 job-board sites, corporate sites, and
regional newspaper classifieds with one click"
- Has a job search engine and a broadcast option.
- For around $50 this company says they will email your resume to around 3,000
- http://www.rocketresume.com -
~$50 to $99 email resume to hiring managers around "23,248
total employers & recruiters" (quote from 3/02).
- For around $19 have your resume emailed to thousands of recruiters and
employers. RecruiterSpot is a Resume Distribution Service.
- ~39.95 to broadcast your resume.
- (free) Post resume and they will post your resume to over 75 career sites.
- www.ResumeWahoo.com - one time
fee ~ $30. Deliver resume to recruiters based on job skill, location,
- www.HotResumes.com - resume
database & will post to major job boards.
- http://FlipDog.com - resume posting &
- http://www.resumemailman.com -
Email resume to recruiters.
- http://www.resumereach.com - ~$89
cross-posting system, takes your resume, cover
letter, and your answers from a few profile questions,then posts your resume
to the major databases like Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com, Job.com,
HotJobs.com, HotResumes.com, Dice, PLUS MANY MORE!
- www.resumewahoo.com - resume
- www.hireme.net - Quote from site:
"email your resume and cover letter to
1000's of recruiters and companies in your industry that are looking for
Job Search - Search multiple career/job sites.
- http://www.careerjet.com -
Careerjet is an employment search engine for the USA. It allows you to
search a growing selection of jobs listed on company sites as well as
jobsites in one go saving you the trouble of having to go to each site
- www.resumedirector.com - allows
IT professionals to have their resume posted on over 90 job sites (including
19 technology specific sites) instantly.
- www.awesometechs.com - job
board for IT professionals.
- www.upseek.com - One
site that searches over 60 corporate sites.
- www.hotjobs.com - Nationwide Jobs
of all types.
- www.wantedjobs.com - Search
hundreds of Job sites.
- www.brainbuzz.com - Very
interesting site. Must see! (Tech forums, bookstore,
free cram sessions)
- www.USJobBoard.com - You
can search jobs and post your resume FREE!
- Post your resume to multiple resume databases for FREE. (Job Search & Self
- www.softwarejoblink.com - Software
Pre-Sales, Consulting, Sales
, Marketing / Product management
Job Search - Agencies (National)
- Other names for Job Search Agencies:
Recruiters, Headhunters, Search
Job Search - Agencies (National)
Jobs for LMS (Learning Management Systems)
- What terms to search for at the job boards. If at a search
engine then add the words " Jobs" to the end.
- Saba LMS
- LMS Administrator
- TMS Administrator
- Learning Administrator
- Talent Management System Administrator
- Talent Technologies
- Talent Management Systems (TMS)
- Human Capital Management (HCM)
- HCM Systems
- Human resource management system
- HRIS - Human Resources Information System - ie:
Workday, SAP, Oracle, People
SaaS (Software as a Solution) - cloud based software.
CTOS Software - Commercial Off The Self Software
- LMS Companies
- Taleo (Oracle's LMS)
- SuccessFactors Learning (formerly Plateau)
- Tipping Point Solutions Inc
- Halogen -
- Workday HCM
- Oracle HCM
- Moodle -
www.moodle.org - (PHP based
LMS) - Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide
educators, administrators and learners with a single robust,
secure and integrated system to create personalised learning
Moodle is provided freely as Open Source software, under the GNU
General Public License. Anyone can adapt, extend or modify
Moodle for both commercial and non-commercial projects without
any licensing fees and benefit from the cost-efficiencies,
flexibility and other advantages of using Moodle.
Jobs for Entry Level Programmers
- provides free access to career postings from companies, a resume wizard,
relocation tools, national scholarship search, career articles, and a
chatroom. Quote from site, "Bringing Students and Employers
- www.gradhires.com -
Premier Canadian career portal for recent University, College, and
Professional Institution grads. Provides both entry-level and
mid-level employment opportunities from progressive firms throughout Canada.
Work at Home
- Quote from site "CareersFromHome.com provides progressive companies
& organizations with the ultimate job board for locating individuals
determined to gain a career working from home." I haven't
explored this site but it looks like there are fortune 1000 employers who
use this site.
- www.flexjobs.com - Flex Jobs -
freelancers and work at home.
They provide their service for a low-cost membership fee, which is worth it
in our opinion because they remove ALL of the scams, ads, and too-good-to-be
true business opportunities and just show you great, qualified job leads.
Jobs for Freelancers (self employeed, off-site gurus, independent consultants, etc...)
- www.guru.com- is the Web's premier
exchange for connecting independent professionals with contract projects.
- www.ants.com - a freelance
marketplace. Click on "programming".
- www.icplanet.com - ICPlannet -
connecting business and independent consultants worldwide.
- IT Contractor Magazine for IT Contractor, IT Consultants, Outsourced IT
- www.sologig.com -
Quote from site: "Sologig.com is dedicated to marketing the talents of
experienced freelancers, consultants and independent professionals to a
nationwide audience of top employers."
- Quote from site: "IT Contractor is a resource guide for IT
contracting and consulting professionals, delivering the most current
information on the contract job marketplace. " Free email
- Companies talk directly with consultants (no recruiters).
- allows contracting and
subcontracting firms to collaborate and manage their relationships
- http://www.bidmain.com - bid on
Java Job Info
Preparing for the Java Interview
Jobs - Governemnt
Additional job search and placement resources including training
services are available through
federal and state sponsored programs. For information or to find the
nearest One-Stop Career
Center, call 877-US2-JOBS (TTY 877-889-5627), or visit
Services also include information on the local economy including
growth industries and
occupations, career counseling, and information on training programs
for skill upgrades and
Java Trainers - Companies who employ Java Traininers
- Paid for referals.
Quote from email: "When we fill such an opening on a lead from you, we
will pay you $2 per hour for each hour worked by the consultant for the life
of the project. Twenty successful project referrals will bring in
approximately $100,000 on an annual basis."
Forums on IT.
- Salary Negotiation
- Remember, good negotiation is really two parties coming together to find a mutually beneficial outcome.
The goal is "Win, Win" which means that you "Win"
and they "Win".
- Research salary expectations via: Salary surveys, job boards, etc...
- Wait till the interviewer brings up the subject of salary
requirements. That will give you the negotiation edge.
- When asked for your salary requirements, you can respond with a question: "For this
position, what is the salary range you think is appropriate for the most qualified
candidates with my experience and qualifications?"
- If the interviewer is evasive then respond with "Most
of the companies I'm looking at are offering salaries in the range
of <low Salary> to <high Salary>." Now pause and
wait for the interviewer to talk.
- Good luck from here!
Certification & Skill Assessment
I am looking for the following: Online Certification Training (Prep
Exams, List of Detailed Testing Objectives, Study Guide, and simulated exams), Online
Certification Tests, and certifications that don't expire. Pricing:
Certifications $50-$100, Prep Exams & other training ~ $50, and free Tutorials. If you know of any sites
that have the above please email me.
- http://www.brainbench.com - I hold
a couple of these certifications. The certifications expire in 1 year
- almost a waste to obtain, but no other options that I know of. Prep
Exams ~$50 and Online certifications ~$50.
- Brainbuzz Network - a network of sites designed around the IT
- www.ITCertInfo.com -
- Certification Magazine & email newsletters - I subscribe (free). Very good magazine.
- Simulation Exams
- Other resource I need to check out.
- Practice Exams
- Skills Assessment
Training - Specialized
Training - Free
Training - Nationwide Centers
Training - Short Courses
Training - Online Computer Training
- www.brainbench.com - Brainbench - "The
Skills Authority". Over 50 IT related Certifications. Some subjects
have a $25 Prep Course. Some Exams are free.
- http://cbtnuggets.com -
Streaming Video Training.
- http://elearningdepot.com - Learn
computer and business skills with a catalog of over 1000 courses offering
e-learning programs and certification training for businesses and
- www.solutioncentral.com -
IT/Networking courses. SolutionCentral now has over 44,000 different technical
courses and events from over 700 providers. www.solutioncentral.com/roundtable.asp
- take advantage of this new resource to ask the experts your technical questions.
- www.techcourses.com - MCSE,
CNE, and Cisco courses
- ForeFront Direct's CBT Systems
Self-Study Courses have won the 1997, 1998, and 1999 Gold Award for Best Self-Study Course
of the Year from the Institute for I.T. Training
- www.manpowernet.com -
Manpower's Global Learning Center. Not sure how this works for individuals like me
(sent an Email to find out). Suppose to have over 900 technical courses (free
training for those that work through their agency).
- If unemployed, here are the steps to file an Unemployment
- Google - Search internet for <your state name> Department of
- Click on a link for something like this: "File an
Unemployment Insurance Claim
- State of GA - I suggest using Firefox browser.
- At the top, click "Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI)"
- Read instructions, at the bottom click: File a Regular
Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claim
- Click "Begin Unemployment Claim".