I have been searching for a local site that gives useful, but compact, information on searching for a job. I hate sites that feel their work is done when they throw down a long list of undifferentiated web addresses or tips for you to follow. You (or at least I) don’t look at any of them.
I think “Job-Seeker Advice” on the boston.com website comes close to fitting the bill. It has good advice, but usually doesn’t give you so much of it that you get overwhelmed. They do have some lists. “Globe Top 100 Places to Work” or “Linkedin Help” are good examples. In lists of 100, they often give you ten at a time to skim. In a list of tips, they usually give you one at a time. The site is divided into seven topics. The topics are Choose a Career, Organize your Search, Resumes, Network, Interview, Workplace, and Layoffs. You have to scroll down on the main page to find the topics you want to see.
If you use this site, I’d love to hear what you think of it. Did it help you? Did you find it easy to use or not? What did you like and not like about it? As with my classes, I can really use feedback. It helps me to make decisions on what to put in the blog that you need and can use.