Links We Love: The Ultimate Everything-You-Need to Succeed Resource List

Whether you're launching a job search, asking for a raise, updating your resume, or climbing the ranks, expert advice and tools are always welcome. With that in mind, we've rounded up the most useful resource list and compiled a cheat sheet from around the web to make it all easier. Use them to find employment -- or advance in your current job

Building up your network can be tricky, but LinkedIn keeps all your colleagues and contacts in your industry neatly in one place. 

Access the inside scoop on jobs and employers with individualized company profiles -- think salary postings, common interview questions and Yelp-like reviews from current employees.

Like Glassdoor, Vault compiles company profiles and reviews but also boasts career guides, expert advice and a job search.

Think it’s time to ask for a raise but have no idea where to start? This site offers a free salary assessment to discover if your compensation is fair. If not, use their customized raise request and personalized advice to go about getting what you deserve.

Career Girl Network
Created with women in mind, the network gives guidance for every area of your professional life: on the job search, in the interview, at the office and even after-hours, with expert advice on achieving crucial work/life balance.

Inside Jobs
Whether you’re looking to switch up your current career, or are just starting out, browse this database of professions and fields to help you pinpoint what areas best fit your interests and skills.

I Want Her Job
Profiles and advice from women with killer jobs provides positive inspiration for discovering your own passionate career.



Top Job Search Engines You May Not Be Using—But Should


One of the top job sites in the U.S., this comprehensive search remains clutter-free with its personalized, straightforward listings.

Simply Hired
Scroll through daily listings of positions from sites across the web, all accessible with just one easy search.

Top companies might bypass the usual job boards and only post open positions on their websites. LinkUp filters through the sites for you, discovering thousands of unadvertised positions in one search.

Make a difference with this top site for job searches in non-profit fields and volunteer opportunities. Avoiding the typical 9-5s, FlexJobs provides listings of flexible, part-time and telecommunicating positions for those in need of a different schedule. (The site’s paid subscription ensures that all postings are legitimate and up-to-date.)

The Ladders
This resource is a must for those looking to climb up the ladder, with open positions and advice for professional, salaried jobs starting at $40,000 and up.

Tweet My Jobs
Take your job search on the go with individualized job matches sent straight to your e-mail, mobile phone, or Twitter account. Check out niche job boards specific to your field for more listings.


Professional Help (Career Counseling, Resume Writers, Interview Training)


The Career Experts
Call in the experts to jumpstart your career with this database of professional resume writers and career coaches.

National Career Development Association
The site of the official association of career counselors brings you straight to the source, with a search that lets you locate certified counselors in your area.

Big Interview
Major interview coming up? Comprehensive mock-interviews and professional feedback hone your skills and ensure you’re in shape for the big day.


Apps to Download Now


Pocket Resume
Your resume should always be active and at easy access -- use this best-selling app to create, update and send out a PDF resume straight from your smart phone.

Interview Buzz
Interview tips and flash cards of more than 50 common interview questions mean you can drill yourself on-the-go. Interview
Use downtime to prepare for interviews with this app’s sample questions, voice recorder for reviewing your answers and expert advice.

Keep your job search local with this app for searches, salary comparisons and resources based upon your GPS location.

Top Job Search Website Apps:

  • LinkedIn Mobile
  • Jobs by CareerBuilder
  • Job Search by Indeed
  • Simply Hired Mobile
  • Jobs Mobile
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