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Below are a few tools that we hope you’ll find helpful in your job search. There are some online resources, things we like from others, and books if you’re looking for further inspiration.

Resources for your Job Search:

Indeed – Job Aggregator
If you’re not already familiar with Indeed, it’s a free online job aggregator that searches adverts from numerous job boards and direct advertisers, saving you the effort of searching across multiple sources. You can also easily filter by location, title, or industry.

Contractor UK - IT Contracting Community
A useful contractor community that has tools ranging from salary comparisons, to worker regulations, to the latest news and guides for contract workers in the UK.

JibberJobber – Career Management and Job Organiser
A comprehensive set of tools for both active and passive job seekers, including features such as company tracking, organising the status of your application, managing relationships, and networking.

Contractor Calculator – Contractor Guide
Resource for contract workers, although relevant for permanent employees too. Calculate your financial profile, or explore their guides on CV Writing, Tax Issues, or International Contracting.

Master a New Skill (or expand an old one):

edX
Online courses from the world’s best universities 

Code Conquest
List of the Top 50 Best Websites to learn mobile app development

One Month
Learn to code in a month

Codecademy
Free online coding courses

Thinkful
1-on-1 career mentorship

Datamonkey
Learn to work with data

Duolingo
Learn a new language

UXPin
Large collection of free UX Ebooks

UX Design
Free and extensive UX course that takes a step-by-step approach to UX Design

UDA City
Free course with niche focus on UX Design for mobile

Stuff We Like:

Treat People, Like People.
Autonomy, Mastery, & Purpose. The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

Bad Pickup Lines.
Overused and a bit cheesy, why it’s best to avoid certain lines on your cover letter.

Avoid Wearing Sweatpants.
How font choice on your CV may be affecting your job search.

Get Social.
Keeping your LinkedIn profile up to date is an important part of your job search.

The Difference between Leaders, and Those Who Lead.
Define the Why of what you’re doing, rather than the How.

Train the Brain.
Technology of the Mind. Steve Jobs, Zen Buddhism and Innovation.

Go for a Jog.
Why this entrepreneur refuses to compromise on exercise.

Enough with the Hoodies.
How Etsy is thinking outside of the box to change the common perception of why women aren’t in tech.

Accept your Flaws.
Negative feedback happens, and that’s a good thing. First accept it, and then learn from it.

Books:

Getting Things Done. By: David Allen

The Lean Startup. By: Eric Ries

The Starfish and the Spider. By: Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom

Give & Take. By: Adam Grant

Velocity. By: Ajaz Ahmed and Stefan Olander

The Go-Giver. By Bob Burg and John David Mann

Outliers. By: Malcom Gladwell

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