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Job Search Resources

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):

General Assembly 
The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions. 

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:

Zena Everett's Mind Flip Philosophy
The Secret to Successful Interviews & Finding a Fulfilling Career.

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.

Books:

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