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:
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.
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1-on-1 career mentorship.
Learn to work with data.
Learn a new language.
Large collection of free UX Ebooks.
Free and extensive UX course that takes a step-by-step approach to UX Design.
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.
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.
Mind Flip by Zena Everett
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
The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann
Outliers by Malcom Gladwell