Better Talking

If you’re nervous about an upcoming job interview, Better Talking can help you practice and smooth out the bumps in your delivery.

Better Talking offers free automated phone interviews. You visit the web site, sign up with your name and email, and you’re given a phone number and a pin number. Call the number and you’ll be prompted with various questions like “What type … [ Read more ]


JibberJobber is like a personal relationship manager that allows you to do everything you need to do to manage a job search and optimize your network relationships – for the duration of your career!


With the largest database of online employee salary data in the world, PayScale provides an immediate and precise snapshot of the job market. Their real-time profiling system indexes custom employee attributes (such as industry-specific certifications) an

Self Tests and Assessments

According to Richard Bolles, 72, author of the best-selling book What Color Is Your Parachute the best diagnostics are those that assess rather than test. “You can’t flunk an assessment,” he says. But you can misuse one. “Never let an assessment tell you what to do,” warns Bolles. “Its purpose is only to give you some clues about your skills and interests; you’ve got to … [ Read more ]

Tools from

With a plethora of job sites, several versions of your resume, and a limited amount of time; it’s no wonder that tracking your job search is a big, confusing job. offers many free or free-to-try tools to help you keep your job search active and organized. Check out the following tools:

  • Job Search Engine Spider Software 4.0
    This tool from the Gelb

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More Resources

Laid Off Central—Looking for a laugh, maybe a cry, or at least a few kindred spirits as you struggle to make all the right moves? Then pay a visit to Laid Off Central. Founded a by a couple of friends who lost their jobs, the site is a refuge for job hunters. It combines the emotional dump of group therapy with the make-it-happen outreach … [ Read more ]

Help Wanted – 11 Places to Start Your Search

We’ve spent time on 11 of the most popular career-related sites. This table evaluates how they work and how well they deliver in certain key areas: Do they offer a “personal search agent” – that is, software that can search for you? Do they help keep news of your search away from your current employer? And what’s the “killer app” that distinguishes them from other … [ Read more ]

Meta Search Sites

Simply Hired and Indeed, upstarts less than a year old, are getting attention for their Google-like approach to helping people find jobs. They do for job listings what Google does for general information—crawl or “scrape” listings from thousands of sites and create a free, searchable index in one spot.

The key difference between these sites and leading job boards Monster and CareerBuilder is that employers … [ Read more ]