Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Free: Download the Free Inaugural Issue of Productive! Magazine

Personal productivity is important, whether looking for a job, or in a job, or in one's own personal life. "Getting Things Done" is a personal productivity system that can be applied to all areas of life, and it will help any task, including job hunting, to be done more effectively and successfully.

Download the free first issue of Productive! Magazine, with an interview with David Allen, the author of "Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-Free Productivity." Learn about the personal productivity system Getting Things Done (GTD), which has become very popular on the internet.

Lifehacker article:

Productive! Magazine free download:

Friday, 17 October 2008

Isabont becomes Virtual Job Coach

Job search organiser website Isabont has now become Virtual Job Coach.

Isabont, now Virtual Job Coach, provides tools for managing a job search. It has some similarities with Jason Alba's JibberJobber site.

The name 'Isabont' meant 'Is a Bridge', bont being Welsh for 'bridge'. This referred to the idea that the site was a bridge to the next job, providing all sorts of helps with CV/resume writing, job search tracking and contact management.

Barry Simpson, the site owner, has wisely decided to change its name to something more understandable and memorable to job seekers.

Virtual Job Coach offers:

  • CV/Resume and Cover Letter Wizards
  • Calendar and To-do list
  • Mobile phone and E-mail Reminders
  • Networking
  • Organisation
  • Application Tracking
  • Contact Manager
  • Company Information
  • Job Listings: leads from the top sites sent to you.
Virtual Job Coach: http://www.virtualjobcoach.com/

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Resurrect Your Online Application Forms with Lazarus!

How frustrating it is to enter a lot of information on a web form, only to lose it inadvertently when you click through to another page. When you attempt to go back to the page you were working on, all your precious data and hard work is gone, and you have to start again.

This is even worse if you were working on an online job application and find that all the information you were carefully typing suddenly disappears through some mishap, before you have been able to complete and send the application. The nature of a job application is that you want to spend time on it, and go back to it later if necessary to continue working on it.

Now you can recover the information you were typing in online forms using the new Firefox extension, Lazarus. This saves your data as you type, so when you return to the page, all you have to do is point somewhere in the form and right click, then select Recover Form from the context menu. This will fill out the form with all the information you were typing before you were interrupted.

This has got to be a top tool and a most welcome help for job hunters!

Lazarus Firefox Extension: http://lazarus.interclue.com/

P.S. You can read about how Lazarus came back from the dead, in the Bible, John chapter 11, here!

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

JobTabs - Discounted 61% for 24 hours

JobTabs Search & Resume is on sale on Tuesday, September 9th for one day only.

JobTabs is selling for only $19.95. This is a 61% discount off of the retail price of $49.95, a saving of $30. At current exchange rates and including VAT this is about £13.36 instead of £30.04.

What is JobTabs?

JobTabs is a software program for organizing your job search. There are tabs for organizing Recruiters, Employers, your Network, Resumes (CVs), Resources, Reports and Jobs. JobTabs can organize a great variety of information, including every resume (CV) and every cover letter that you send for every job application, so you can easily find, reuse and refine your previous job applications. The latest version is portable: it can be run from a USB flash drive, so you can easily carry the information around and use it on other computers.

I have JobTabs already, and I can highly recommend it.

Follow this link for the one-day offer:

Here is the link to the JobTabs website: http://www.jobtabs.com/

Monday, 23 July 2007

70+ Tools For Job Hunting 2.0 - Mashable

Mashable, "the world's largest blog on social networking", have provided a list of 70+ Tools For Job Hunting 2.0:

"Job search has evolved over recent years, with hundreds of companies piling in to the space. We’ve picked out ore than 70 that should help job seekers get ahead."
This provides an opportunity to discover how Web 2.0 and social networking have been applied to job boards, job profiles and online job hunting tools, and to use some of these new tools to improve your job hunting.

Monday, 4 June 2007

Jobsearch Directory Listings

In order to be sure you are searching all the main jobs boards, it is helpful to have a list of these. A good place to find such a list is in web directories, such as Google, Yahoo! and the Open Directory:

It's helpful to be able to locate the main jobs boards for the country in which you are job hunting. Here are the relevant pages for the UK:
I would encourage you to locate the directory pages that apply to your country.

When searching each of the main jobs boards, it is a good idea to set up a profile and upload your CV / Resume, as then the employers and recruitment companies can find you!

You will notice that there are a variety of types of sites listed, as well as the main jobs boards. There are specialist sites, and also some more unusual sites for bringing employers and potential employees together. It's worth investigating these different sites, in order to find new and more creative ways of putting your skills and talents before an employer.

Monday, 28 May 2007

Welcome to E-JobSearch Resources!

The purpose of this blog is to help you find resources on the internet to help with your job search.

There are many resources available to the job hunter on the internet, but they are not always made available in the most helpful form. Some of the best tools for job hunting are not always easy to find. My aim is to share job hunting resources with you, and to make them easy for you to find.

May I suggest that you subscribe to E-JobSearch Resources, by E-mail or in a feed reader - see the links opposite, so that I can keep you updated with Job Search Resources on the internet?

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Wishing you success in your job search!