There are so many resources out there for internet marketing professionals searching for career opportunities. I am a recently laid off marketing professional and I couldn’t believe the number of tools, sites, and resources available now versus my last job search. I got a little overwhelmed because I couldn’t possibly monitor all of these sites and tools on a regular basis so I started evaluating these resources and decided to share my findings with others seeking jobs. I didn’t want everyone to have to go through what I’m going through to learn which resources to monitor and use. So, I created a new JobSeeker101Blog where I have started posting my findings.
Being a marketing professional, I’ve been a subscriber to the eMarketingSilo newsletter for about a year. While employed I felt this site gave me a continued pulse on the internet marketing industry. Now that I’m unemployed, I’ve set up a Job Alert so any jobs posted to the eMarketingSilo job board that meet my search criteria are automatically emailed to me.
A couple of tools that I’ve found so far that I would recommend are VisualCV and ResumeSpider. VisualCV allows you to create a very attractive online resume, attach additional information about yourself such as references, portfolio items, and links – great for the internet marketer to showcase and sell yourself – and its free. ResumeSpider is a resume distribution service which understands that it’s a numbers game. The more resumes you send, the increased chance you have of getting a response to your resume. It follows the same principles as direct e-mail marketing. There is a small fee, but you get your resume distributed to thousands of Recruiters and direct employers.