87 Resources to Upgrade Your Career
Despite the recession, the technology industry continues to be one of the fastest growing career fields. And with the ever increasing rate of change, demand for IT professionals is showing no signs of slowing down. IT Manager Daily has compiled a list of the top resources for anyone interested in a tech career. Let us know if you’ve found any valuable sites that we’re missing, email us at marketing [at] pbpmedia [dot] net.
There are plenty of exciting opportunities for those with the skills and a passion for technology. Whether you’re looking to launch your tech career or give it a reboot, use the resources below to begin your job hunt.
- 37 Signals – Find tech jobs in design, programming, development, and more.
- Association for Computing Machinery Jobs Center – Job board, career exploration information, a diversity section, tips on how to enroll in continuing education, and more.
- Authentic Jobs – Full time and freelance job opportunities for web, design, and creative professionals.
- ComputerWorld Jobs – Job opportunities from ComputerWorld.
- Computer Jobs – Computer-related job opportunities and career-related content organized into 18 vertical skill sets and 19 major metropolitan markets.
- ComputerWork – IT high tech job board.
- CoNotes – CoNotes specializes in Internet startup jobs.
- Coroflot – A jobs board for designers.
- CrunchBoard Jobs – Find tech, startup, and engineering jobs.
- Dev Bistro – Tech Jobs, web developer jobs, web design jobs, programming jobs.
- Dice – Leading technology job board. Search thousands of job openings, and access additional web resources.
- eJob – Specific to jobs in and around Silicon Valley for the tech set.
- Elance – Elance offers freelance jobs from web operations to design.
- Fresh Web Jobs – A jobs board for web pros offering full-time and freelance web developer jobs.
- Guru – Find freelance work across the world., over 1 million users.
- Jobpile – Aggregates jobs from numerous tech focused boards, letting you search them all at once.
- Jobs for Programmers – Jobs for programmers, computer careers, software developer.
- Just Tech Jobs – Find technology focused jobs from a community of over 14 million.
- Krop – Helps the creative and technology communities with job listings throughout the US.
- Most Hired – Aggregates web jobs from various sources to ease your browsing.
- nPost - Offers numerous job listings as well as interviews with hundreds of people at startups telling you what their company is about, and what they look for in an employee.
- oDesk – World’s largest and fastest-growing online workplace, enabling businesses and contractors to work together without geographic limits.
- Planet Recruit – IT jobs in London and the UK.
- Real Web Jobs – Focuses on coding jobs with a heavy concentration on jobs in Canada.
- Search Web Jobs – Tech jobs browsable by full-time, part-time, freelance, or just do a search for the ones that interest you.
- Science Jobs – Science and technology jobs from around the country.
- Startup Agents – A free service where you can set up a profile about yourself and try to find the company that best matches you.
- Startup Jobs – Allows you to search for startup jobs by occupation or job type.
- Startuply – Browse by job type at Web 2.0 and startup companies.
- Startup Zone – Not only does it allow you to search jobs by occupation and location, you can also see what stage of funding they are in.
- Smashing Magazine Jobs – Job offerings for programmers and desiners from Smashing Magazine.
- Tech Careers – Thousands of tech and engineering jobs, plus career resources.
- Tech Centric – Information and computer technology jobs board.
- Tech Jobs – Find tech jobs including web developers, programmers, data architects.
- Wireless Jobs – Jobs board for wireless related postings.
Sources: Southern Methodist University, Rider University, Oregon University, University of North Florida, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Lawrence Tech, Bellevue College, Mashable, Smashing Magazine, Merrimack
General Job Boards
Take a look at the sites below to widen your job hunt outside the tech sector.
- Best Jobs USA – Excellent employment search engine and guide to career fairs.
- Career Exposure – Jobs and links to many companies in Finance, high-tech, retail, manufacturing, and service.
- Career.com – Solid site with listing for all areas and all parts of the world.
- CareerBuilder – Jobs listings from nearly 90 major newspapers and the web.
- Career City – Search engine with lots of descriptions of openings with big name firms.
- Direct Employers – Jobs by metropolitan area, region & industry.
- Employment Guide – Jobs by city, state and category. Over 20,000 jobs listed.
- FlipDog – Find new jobs, careers, and employment opportunities.
- Get The Job – Aggregates job listings from company job boards. Many of the listings never make it to standard job sites.
- Indeed – Find millions of jobs from thousands of company web sites, job boards and newspapers.
- Job.com – Source for local jobs, career advice, and resources to manage your job search.
- JobCircle – Regional job board provides jobs and career fairs to jobseekers in PA, NY, NJ, DE, MD, and DC.
- LinkUp – As opposed to other job aggregating sites, LinkUp monitors the job pages of company websites and gets their listings directly from the sources.
- Monster – One of the largest and most popular employment websites in the world.
- NationJob – The number one community based job network in the U.S
- Recruiters Online – Listings of jobs by industry and specialty.
- Simply Hired – Search millions of job listings from across the web. Find local jobs, salary comparisons, and employment trends.
Information has never been more available. Check out the resources below to research industries, companies, careers, salaries, and more.
- Alumni Central – Powerful tool for students and alumni to maintain a resume and find jobs.
- CareerPath – Take free career tests & personality test assessments to find careers that work.
- Climber – Allows you to research companies, jobs, salaries, connect to recruiters anonymously and more.
- Glass Door – Get an inside look into company reviews and ratings, CEO ratings, company salary reports, as well as interview reviews and questions, plus office photos, on more than 160,000 companies in more than 100 countries.
- Job Hunter’s Bible – From Dick Bolles, the author of What Color Is Your Parachute. Includes various career exploration and job-search resources.
- HomeFair’s Salary Calculator – Salary calculator matching your job compensation to the closest matches in their database by job title and location.
- Payscale – Gathers salary information directly from employees.
- SkillWho – A mixture of social networking and jobs board that allows you to list what skills you have, or what skills you are looking for, and connect for jobs and professional networking.
- Quintessential Guides – A multitude of quality sample resumes. Download the PDF’s and use them as a guide to create your own. Also find lots of resume-writing articles, worksheets, and checklists.
- Salary.com – Offers various salary tools and resources to make sure you’re getting paid fairly.
- SalaryBase – A tool for figuring out how much your salary is worth by plugging in data about yourself.
- SalaryScout – Allows you to easily see if the salary you are being offered is as good as you think it is.
- Wet Feet – Provides profiles of companies, careers, and industries to guide job seekers toward finding the right career, the right industry, the right company, and the right job.
- Who To Talk To – Site for posting job leads so that people can apply for the job you just left or even post that you can give people advice for getting hired at your company.
- Vault – Fortune recently called Vault “The best place on the Web to prepare for a job search”.
Tips & Resources
Everybody needs refreshers on the job hunt basics. Use the resources below for advice on writing the perfect resume and acing the interview.
- How to Follow Up a Resume Submission
Job search correspondence
- How to answer difficult interview questions
- How to act before and after interviews
What kind of salary can you expect to make in the IT field? Take a look at the median salaries by job.
Frequently overlooked, industry associations provide valuable opportunities to make meaning relationships and connections within your sector. Here are 7 of the leading IT associations.
- ASIST – American Society for Information Science and Technology
- ACM – Association for Computing Machinery
- AIIP – Association of Independent Information Professionals
- AIIM – Association for Information and Image Management
- ASLIB – Association for Information Mangement
- AIS – Association for Information Systems
- AITP – Association of Information Technology Professionals