Whether it’s job hunting or managing your career; it’s all a big pain. I need to learn new stuff, talk to people, use my brain and do things I don’t want to do.
So every time I read about more new ‘tools’, my head spins and then I stop whining and get learning. Do you know about
— Talentbin.com – scours the web/social/everywhere to find candidates that match a potential employer’s criteria (tech)
— Path.to – goes way beyond the resume to understand values, desired work environments, etc. (design & tech)
— Silp - social recruiting for ‘passive’ candidates
— Somewhere – let’s companies talk about themselves as ‘cool’ employers and their environments (the old/new attraction vs. promotion idea!)
Then there’s Splinter.me – that hopes to help both the employer find candidates and also provide information to the candidate; about the credentials of the person who DID get the job, where your skills gaps are, etc.
The point is not to learn about every new job service and sign up. It is to be aware of the ways in which recruiting, job hunting and career management are changing. Do you have a job search or career improvement group you meet with? If so, different people could learn about new tools and then share their learning. Everyone wins and it perhaps minimizes the overload!