Tools

JOB BOARDS

Monster.com: Monster is known for its job-search tools, but not many know about its excellent career management tools. If you were a user of HotJobs.com, its tools are now part of Monster. Another great thing about Monster is that you can sign in using your Facebook account.

Beyond.com: Beyond is a highly rated job-search site that includes a free personality test.” Complete this and the site sends you a Career Mapping Analysis Report to help you determine your true personality and match your personality type to career paths that are ideal for you.

Bright.com: An excellent job board with a clean interface that sorts your job searches by company and the dates the job listings were posted.

Indeed.com: A simple, clean job board that has helped over 1.1 million people find work. The site includes a great “Easily apply to this job” option for some listings, allowing you to submit your uploaded resume instantly.

CareerBuilder.com: One of the largest online job boards, CareerBuilder.com has thousands of job listings for every industry. With the site’s powerful search engine, you can narrow your list down by category, company, distance, location and date posted.

SimplyHired.com: SimplyHired is a powerful job search engine that looks through thousands of company websites, job boards and classifieds.

LinkUp.com: LinkUp indexes job postings directly from companies’ websites, bypassing recruiters and additional job board sites.

US.jobs: A job board by the National Labor Exchange. Every job listing has the option to be shared via email, LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, making for a more shared and connected job-searching experience.

CrunchBase.com: CrunchBase is a vast database of tech companies, and a great news source for online startups and everything tech-based. CrunchBase’s Newly Funded listings relay recently-funded startups, as well as the amount of their funding. CrunchBase also has an adept startup locator that’s powered by Google Maps to help you find startups within your area. Read more here.

Craigslist: Besides free furniture and questionable personal ads, Craigslist is a great resource for job listings for smaller companies and startups, since listing fees are dirt cheap and companies don’t don’t have to pay thousands to big-name recruiters.

NICHE RESOURCES

Backstage.com’s cruise line auditions: Are you an actor who doesn’t have an ego the size of an ocean liner? Then check out these lucrative job opportunities on various cruise ships. Build up your resume, travel to new places and meet new people, rent-free.

MediaBistro.com: A comprehensive website catering to media professionals. The site offers various paid events and courses for media-specific jobs like social media, advertising, Television, publishing, design and tech, as well as news for each industry.

Mandy.com: An international resource for those looking for work in film and television production, Mandy.com offers job listings, castings, classifieds, production services and more.

RileyGuide.com: With over 1,600 links to various job boards and resources, RileyGuide is an extensive and well organized niche job resource. It also has an detailed guide on how to job search. Read more here.

VentureLoop.com: VentureLoop focuses on companies that have recently gotten venture capital. These companies have a lot of money and they need to staff their offices, fast. Read more here.

AngelList: With thousands of listed startups looking for new recruits and no middleman, AngelList is a hidden gem of a job board.

JournalismJobs.com

FreelanceWritingGigs.com

WorkInSports.com

EducationAmerica.net

GovermentJobs.com

HealthCareerWeb.com

TechCareers.com

JOB TOOLS

Glassdoor.com: Glassdoor allows job seekers to see the average salaries for thousands of companies, as well as employee reviews and common company-specific interview questions—all provided by former or current employees.

PayScale.com: A robust online tool that tells you what you’re “worth” based on a number of criteria. The first report is free.

Cost-of-Living Wizard: An excellent cost of living calculator that outputs a simple bar graph based on your current location and the city you want to relocate to.

Paycheck Calculator: A powerful paycheck calculator that calculates your take-home paycheck after taxes and withholdings.

Hourly Paycheck Calculator: A great hourly paycheck calculator that can calculate up to six different pay rates.

Job Seekers Salary Calculator: An intuitive salary calculator for job seekers. You can look up the average salary for a specific job based on education, location and years of experience.

Resume and Cover Letter Samples: A comprehensive About.com page that has letter and resume templates, sample resumes and cover letters, and much more.

Job Search Apps: A list of free and paid job search apps for your iPhone.

JibberJobber: An all-in-one job-search management tool that keeps track of your job searches, what jobs you applied for, your networking contacts and more. There is a free version and a premium service, which has more extensive features.