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16 Websites That Will Help You Get A Job

16 Websites That Will Help You Get A Job

Are you looking for a new job, or ways to build your portfolio and get paid? In this post, you will discover popular websites that will help you get a job, along with some clever ones that you may have overlooked.

Marketplaces

1. 99designs

With over $67 million paid to its community of over 275,000 designers, 99designs is one of the world’s largest marketplace for any type of designs. Whether you are just starting out as a designer or have years of experience, 99designs will help you find work that suits your needs.

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    2. SmartShoot

    SmartShoot is a marketplace that connects customers with local filmmakers and photographers. Their clients range from startups and small businesses to big brands such as Yelp, Google, and YouTube. Whether you’re a wedding photographer or video animator, you will find jobs that match your particular photo or video skill set.

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      3. Upwork

      From website development to content writing to graphic design, upwork is one of the largest marketplaces on the web with a wide range of available jobs. On the website, upwork touts the fact that someone gets hired every 60 seconds. Over 3,000 jobs are posted on a daily basis.

      4. AngelList

      While most techies know AngelList as a marketplace for startups to meet investors, it’s also become a great place to land a job at a startup. On the site, you will find a variety of jobs listed by some of the hottest startups. You also have access to how much money each startup has raised along with the last round that it raised.

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        Job Boards

        5. Monster

        Monster pioneered the business of online jobs in 1994 and still remains one of the top places for job seekers to find work. While the website may need a new look, it’s hard to argue the traffic that Monster generates along with the number of job postings.

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          6. CareerBuilder

          More than 24 million unique visitors a month visit CareerBuilder to find new jobs and obtain career advice. CareerBuilder works with employers around the world, including 92% of the Fortune 100. Along with Monster, CareerBuilder is one of the most visited job board sites.

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            7. Craigslist

            While the website design still looks like the year it started (1995), Craigslist is the best website for local classifieds and forums. More than 60 million people in the US use Craigslist each month. On Craigslist, you will find various jobs, ranging from professional to odd.

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              8. LinkedIn

              LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with 259 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe. In July 2011, LinkedIn launched a new feature, allowing companies to include an “Apply with LinkedIn” button on job listing pages. The new plugin lets potential employees apply for positions, using their LinkedIn profiles as resumes.

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                Get a Job by Learning How to Code

                9. Treehouse

                At Treehouse, you have access to video tutorials to learn how to build websites and apps, write code or start a business. Starting at $25 a month, you get access to over 1,000 videos along with the ability to practice live with Treehouse’s Code Challenge Engine. What I love most is that after each course, you have to complete a quiz to make sure you fully comprehend the lesson.

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                  10. Codecademy

                  At Codecademy you can learn how to code Javascript, HTML/CSS, PHP, Ruby, and APIs for free. It’s interactive tool allows you to learn to code while building a real project.

                  One of the site’s success stories includes a Liz Beigle-Bryant who learned how to code at the age of 55. After being laid off from her $15 an hour job, she decided to reinvent her career and now has a job as a SharePoint Content Editor.

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                    11. General Assembly

                    If online courses intimidate you, then General Assembly maybe the perfect platform for you. They provide in-person courses from experts in the field of business, marketing, mobile apps, web development, and more. Classes can range from a couple of sessions to a couple of months. They have 17 locations for in-person classes.

                    Recently, General Assembly launched online courses where you can pay per course or $25 a month to access all the courses.

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                      12. The Starter League

                      The Starter League is a small school in Chicago that teaches Rails, Ruby, HTML/CSS, and User Experience Design. The classes are intensive, three months long, one to three days a week, and taught in person. If you looking to start new careers, launch a new product, or build a company while getting a classroom type environment, then The Starter League is a website worth checking out.

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                        Clever Ways to Land a Job

                        13. Udemy

                        At Udemy, you have access to over 8,000 courses to build your skills. However, you can also monetize the skills you already have. On Udemy, the average instructor earns $7,000 a year per course and 90% of instructors make sales. Udemy provides you with an easy-to-use online teaching platform and its platform brings customers to you.

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                          14. Meetup

                          Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities. You can use Meetup to meet other locals and find clients that may need your services.

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                            15. Dribbble

                            Dribbble is a community of designers who share small screenshots that show their work, process, and current projects. Dribbble is a place to show and tell, promote, discover, and explore design. On Dribbble, you can find jobs for designers or have people hire you through your Dribbble profile.

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                              16. Podcasting on iTunes

                              If you are looking to build a platform or grow your personal brand, there’s no better way than to start a podcast. I started a podcast called Mobile App Chat because I wanted to grow my app business by interviewing and learning from the experts. During this process, I managed to land a few consulting clients and a couple of them were past guests on the podcast.

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                                Last Updated on June 25, 2019

                                How to Ace an Interview: 10 Tips from a Professional Career Advisor

                                How to Ace an Interview: 10 Tips from a Professional Career Advisor

                                Wondering how to ace an interview? In this article, you will learn everything you need to nail your dream job — from resume submission to the end of the interview cycle.

                                In order to land a job interview, you must start with submitting a great resume. Submitting resumes is generally done by, “apply now”, the way many apply for consideration to a job requisition. Even if not applying the tradition way, let’s say, emailing someone in your network about an opportunity- you will still need a great resume.

                                So first thing first, work on your resume.

                                Today in the United States, 98% of organizations use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to extract information from an applicant’s resume to build a digital applicant profile that can be searched, filtered, and/or ranked.[1] So, a resume that is ATS friendly is part one for landing and acing a job interview.

                                To do this, a resume must have certain formatting and keywords to get the resume through the scan and into the hands of a recruiter. Without a resume that works with and for today’s technology and requirements, an interview can be difficult to land.

                                Here’s a great DIY Resume Guide (Do it Yourself Resume Guide) to help you craft an ATS and Recruiter friendly resume:[2]

                                There used to be a time where a job application was enough, today, an ATS friendly resume leads all methods in landing a job interview.

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                                Now, let’s talk about acing that interview.

                                A job interview is part 2 of the job application process. An interview is where applicants that have met the minimum requirements are selected to discuss the job opportunity with the employer or hiring manager.

                                Interviews are generally conducted via telephone, in person, and or applications/technology such as Skype. When the interview is landed, these 10 tips will help you ace the job interview:

                                1. Going for a Job Opportunity That Speaks to Your Passion

                                Having a passion for the job/ industry is extremely important. Doing something that aligns with inner passion is important for quality of life.

                                People that have passion for the job that they are interviewing for generally have better interview experiences. When we talk about what we love, it is seen in our faces, our body language, and heard in our tone. Here’re 10 Reasons Why Following Your Passion Is More Important Than Money.

                                In short, consideration of talents, discovering the things that make you happy and sad, and what you love losing yourself in.

                                2. Study the Job Description: Essential Job Functions and Qualification Requirements

                                Doing this will allow you the opportunity to develop examples of past and present experience that relate to the essential job functions and required qualifications.

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                                Examples of experience is always a plus for interviewers, painting a full picture goes a long way. Even when not asked for an example, it is always a plus to tie answers to interview questions to examples from your experience.

                                If there is a portfolio (work samples: images, writing samples, published work, videos, awards, etc.) of work- that’s even better!

                                3. Research the Company and the Interviewer(s)

                                Being an employee means entering into a relationship with an employer. In many areas of life, research is done prior to committing; researching a company prior to an interview is no different.

                                It is important to determine if the company is a good fit and therefore makes it easier to answer “why do you want to work here?” It helps better verbalize how past experience, skills, and values align with the company’s mission, and it shows the interviewer that you are interested in more than just a job.

                                4. Think Positive and Tap into Confidence

                                Positivity exudes confidence and both are necessary, so the employers knows that trust can be given.

                                Thoughts lead to action, therefore, operating from a positive perspective will reveal confidence. The goal of the interview is to land the job offer; employers need to believe that you believe in yourself so that they can believe you. Here are a few tips for positive thinking.

                                5. Have Copies of the Resume Used to Apply for the Job

                                It’s always good to be ready for extra interviewers in the room; many interviews today are panel interviews/ multi-person interviews.

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                                Though a resume was likely submitted with the application, it is always a good idea to come with extra copies in anticipation of the potential need. If there was no resume submission, it is crucial that you provide a copy during the interview; doing this shows the employer preparedness and resolution to challenges.

                                6. Plan for Behavior Based Interview Questions

                                Most companies use pre-selected questions, often times having a list of behavior-based questions. Usually these questions start with: “provide an example of”, “tell me about a time when”, and/or “describe a time/situation when”.

                                Having examples of problems solved and strategies used, initiatives led, contributions to teams and departments, will help ace a job interview. Painting a picture to help employers see skills, qualifications, and experience is extremely important during a job interview.

                                7. Make a List of Selling Points

                                It’s important to be proactive about the selling points that you want to make in an interview. This is where a portfolio works great! It is a great idea to make a list of selling points that reaffirms and demonstrates skills, qualifications, and experience.

                                Consider: awards, programs/ processes launched that led to cost savings and/or profitability, training/education, etc.

                                8. Showcase a Mixture of Personality and Professionalism

                                Companies like to make sure that interviewees are a good match for the company culture. Having a good balance of personality and professionalism during a job interview is key.

                                Personality can be shown when discussing hobbies, community service or extracurricular activities in answers to behavior-based questions, when describing your passion, and when discussing selling points.

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                                9. Have Your Questions Ready- Interviewing Isn’t One-Sided

                                Interviews are two-sided, like all relationships (an employee and employer agreement is a type of relationship). Before entering in many relationships, we all have a set of questions that we need answers to, prior to making the decision to commit.

                                Beyond doing this for self (because asking questions helps reduce doubt and uncertainty), it also shows the employer that there is interest in the company and its future and, shows that you are informed.

                                Here are a few considerations: “Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with?”, “Why is this position open?”, and “What qualifications/ skills are important to succeed in this role?” You can also take a look at this guide for more idea: 7 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview That Will Impress the Interviewer

                                10. Follow-up with a Thank You Note

                                Interviewers love gratitude. Sending a “thank you for taking the time to discuss the job opening with me”, is very important to acing an interview.

                                Interviewers discuss one job opening with many applicants. A thank you note can serve as gratitude and the final chance to showcase selling points. This is also the opportunity to address any concerns that the interviewer may have had in the interview.

                                Summing It up

                                Consider a job interview a house. the foundation for acing a job interview is passion. The frame is a resume that lands the interview. The plumbing and electrical are showing up with confidence, providing a list of selling points, having examples of your experience and qualifications, and engaging the interviewer. The roof is showing gratitude with a thank you note.

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                                Featured photo credit: Nik MacMillan via unsplash.com

                                Reference

                                [1] Jobscan: What is an Applicant Tracking System?
                                [2] Veronica Castillo: New Job- DIY Resume

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