My Job Search

In an average month, over 33,000 people search Google for:  "I need a job." Another 5,400 people add the word "now" to the end of their query.  My hope is that this page and my website in general are of assistance in your endeavor.   ~ Tammy

Five Stages of the Job Search
Skills Employers Value the Most


Enhance Your Career and Employability Skills   This is a free Coursera course with no tests or requirements. Participate at whatever level you desire.  Lots of good information from UK coaching experts.
How to Succeed at Interviews   a FutureLearn free course
How to Succeed at Writing Applications   a FutureLearn free course which teaches you how to create a CV, your online profile

Get Your Dream Career icon a free Udemy course
Your Job Search is a Spiritual Journey icon a free Udemy course


"3 Things make Job Seeker Stand Out"   CNN Living
6 Steps for first Time Job Hunters   Career Builder
10 Job Search Skills   courtesy of Forbes
Department of Labor   U.S. government newsletter
"How to Get Career Exposure Online"   a WikiHow article
"How to Represent your Unique Career Path on your LinkedIn Profile"   from LinkedIn blog
"Jobs that Pay Well, no Degree Required"   CNN Living
"Landing a Social Media Job"   a CNN video
"Make your Resumé Cyber-Safe"  addresses the tradeoff between privacy and discoverability
"Networking to Get a Job"   Fox Business
Cyber Footprint --  Most job recruiters investigate potential employees online; this is known as cyber-vetting.  What does your cyber footprint look like?  Read this Spectator article, "How Cyber-Vetting Catches Job Liars." 
For in-depth information on this subject, read "The Emerging Reality of Social Media: the erosion of individual privacy through cyber-vetting and laws inability to catch up" by Dr. Saby Ghoshray.

Get a Job article for new graduates
Treat your Job Search like a Job tips from


10 Blogs that could Revolutionize your Job Search

The Work Buzz  a job seeker

Many of the Career Centers listed on the Career page have relevant blogs.

Job Search Websites

After College   entry level jobs and internships based on your field of study
AOL jobs   job searching tool
American Job Center   a network of sites with resources for job seekers, businesses, veterans, and youth   Bureau of Labor Statistics site for job seekers
CareerBuilder   search for jobs
Career Jet   a job search engine   post resume, search jobs, and other career resources   find local jobs by entering as little as your zip code
Indeed   search for jobs
International Association of Employment Websites   if you want to make sure the job site you are searching is legitimate, select your search sites from this list.
Job Applications site   contains many applications for national companies and much more
Job Application Center   provides applications for specific companies   Monster's job search engine
Juju   a job search engine
MyJobApps   provides applications for specfic companies, search by job sector   search by salary or job
SimplyHired  a job search engine
SnagaJob   already has your zip code entered and local jobs showing when you click through
Talent Zoo   advertising, marketing, design, creative, and digital jobs
US Jobs
USA Jobs   official jobs site of the U.S. federal government
U.S. Postal Service Careers

Employment, Specialty

AARP Worksearch   AmericanAssociation of Retired People network for job seekers
AARP Job search page   agriculture jobs
ALA   American Library Association's job list for library and information science positions
Bilingual Career   access to bilingual positions in all fields
Customer Support Careers   tech jobs
Healthcare Jobs
Healthcare Virtual Career Network   provides career exploration and training tools to help job seekers prepare for healthcare careers.  Identify education and training programs and search for jobs. From the U.S. Dept. of Labor.
Hospitality Careers   jobs, internships, volunteers
J. Lodge   positions for those who are physically disabled; some positions are work-from-home
Jobs for PhDs
Medzilla   an employment service for the medicine, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology fields
NetTemps   some temporary positions turn into permanent....
QuintCareers   for job seekers age 50+
Retired Brains   for Boomers and Seniors
SLA   Special Library Association
Trucking Driving Jobs   American Trucking Associations
Vocational Rehabilitation    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Vocational Rehabilitation   each state has its own department, so enter your state's name along with the phrase "vocational rehabilitation" into a search engine to find local assistance.   for those with expertise in life sciences and consumer health
Women for Hire   advice, articles, career expos, a job board, and work-from-home information
Women's Bureau   U.S. Department of Labor
Yahoo Careers   work for Yahoo!


"8 Important Tips for Skype Interviews"   CNN article
25 Oddball Interview Questions   from Glassdoor blog
Why Oddball Questions are asked   from Glassdoor blog
Ace the Interview
How to Succeed in the Job Interview   Wall Street Journal
Interview Questions and Answers   Glassdoor offers actual interviews
Interviewing Skills Tutorial   from
Job Interview Tutorial   from Quintessential Careers

Online CVCurriculum Vitae

LinkedIn   create a free online CV, join profession-related groups, search for jobs, network with others, and read their blog or numerous other business-related articles.
Visual CV   create one for free!   create a free website to serve as your online portfolio   create a free website to serve as your online portfolio


5 Resumé Screwups   Glassdoor blog
Cover Letter Suggestions
How to Write a Resumé   Wall Street Journal
Resumé Dictionary   choose the right language for your resumé
Resumé Tips   from Thingamajob
Resumé Writing   from
Resumé Boomer   stop at this site and your resumé will post to more than 60 sites
Career Builder   post your resumé
Monster   post your resumé


Job Search   free on
Learn Job Skills   from
Online Job Searching   a free 22 minute overview

Unemployment Benefits

file in your state

Book Suggestions

Check these out at your local public library -- woohoo! or purchase a copy online from one of these booksellers.

101 Successful Interviewing Strategies by Eric Kramer 2011

Best Resumés for College Students and New Grads: jump-start your career! by Louise Kursmark  2012

Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?   by Ellen Gordon Reeves

Cover Letter Magic by Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark  2010, 4th ed.

Getting Back to Work: everything you need to bounce back and get a job after a layoff by Linda Rolie  2010

How to Get a Great Job: a library how-to handbook by ALA editors  2011

The Job-Hunters' Survival Guide: how to find hope and rewarding work, even when "there are no jobs" by Richard Nelson Bolles  2009

Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities by Daniel Ryan  2011

Over 40 and You're Hired!  Secrets to Landing a Great Job by Robin Ryan  2010

Resumé Magic by Wendy Enelow  2010

Weddles's Books for Job Seekers   a very authoritative employment expert