Top 50 Web 2.0 Tools for Job seekers

Mar 20 2008 in Uncategorized by Phil Rosenberg


So what’s all the fuss over Job Search 2.0?

Web 2.0 is the interactive web, where users provide the content. Why does that matter to a job seeker?

Because Web 2.0 gives every job seeker the opportunity to promote subject matter expertise. Web 2.0 gives multiple formats and platforms and tools to allow job seekers to announce to the world “I know my stuff!”.

In addition, Web 2.0 can help job seekers get found on Google, Yahoo, and other popular search engines.

So what does Web 2.0 look like? Here’s a listing of my favorite 50 Web 2.0 sites for job seekers:

  1. LinkedIN – Social Network, primarily business www.linkedin.com
  2. FaceBook – Social Network, business and personal www.facebook.com
  3. MySpace – Social network, primarily personal www.myspace.com
  4. Ning – Private Social networks www.ning.com
  5. Plaxo – Contact synchronizer www.plaxo.com
  6. ZoomInfo – Business directory www.zoominfo.com
  7. Spoke – Business Directory & Social network www.spoke.com
  8. Jigsaw – Business Directory & Social Network www.jigsaw.com
  9. YouTube – User generated video www.youtube.com
  10. Twitter – Text-like social network www.twitter.com
  11. Pownce – File Sharing social network www.pownce.com
    , Closed in 2009
  12. Flickr – User Generated Photo sharing www.flickr.com
  13. Zooomr – User generated photo sharing and text for mobile www.zooomr.com
  14. Yahoo Answers – User generated questions and answers www.answers.yahoo.com/
  15. LinkedIN Answers – User generated questions and answers www.linkedin.com
  16. Google Answers – User generated questions and answers www.answers.google.com/answers/ , Closed in 2009
  17. FaceBook Groups – Common interest based groups www.facebook.com
  18. Yahoo Groups – Common interest based groups www.groups.yahoo.com
  19. Google Groups – Common interest based groups www.groups.google.com
  20. Grou.ps – Common interest based groups www.grou.ps
  21. Blogger – Blog platform www.blogger.com
  22. WordPress – Blog platform www.wordpress.org
  23. Typepad – Blog platform www.typepad.com
  24. Del.icio.us – Social bookmarking www.del.icio.us
  25. Ma.gnolia – Social bookmarking www.ma.gnolia , Closed for redevelopment – expected to reopen Fall ’09
  26. Furl – Social Bookmarking www.furl.com
  27. Reddit – Submit, vote on, and rank news www.reddit.com
  28. Digg – User submitted reviews of websites, services, blogs www.digg.com
  29. Technorati – User reviews of what’s happening on the live web www.technorati.com
  30. StumbleUpon – User reviews and web channel surfing www.stumbleupon.com
  31. Pandora – User defined internet radio www.pandora.com
  32. Last.fm – User defined Internet radio www.last.fm
  33. Skype – Social network, IM, and VOIP www.skype.com
  34. Jaxtr – VOIP linked to websites, blogs and social networks www.jaxtr.com
  35. Fon – By, sell, and share wifi connections www.fon.com
  36. Meebo – Web based multi platform IM www.meebo.com
  37. Google Maps – Mashup maps with other data www.maps.google.com
  38. Yahoo Maps – Mashup maps with other data www.maps.yahoo.com
  39. Google Calendar – Shared and mashup calendars www.google.com/calendar
  40. Evite – User generated invitations and ev
    ents www.evite.com
  41. Meetup – User generated special interest group meeting listings www.meetup.com
  42. Eventful – Create and share events www.eventful.com
  43. Favorville – People helping people www.favorville.com
  44. Prosper – Peer to Peer lending www.prosper.com
  45. Indeed – Job listing aggregator www.indeed.com
  46. SimplyHired – Job listing aggregator, also on LinkedIN www.simplyhired.com
  47. FeedDemon – Manage RSS feeds www.feeddemon.com
  48. Wikipedia – User created encyclopedia www.wikipedia.com
  49. Razume – User submitted resumes, professional community review & Feedback www.Razume.com
  50. Clusty – Cluster Search results in folders www.clusty.com

This is just a list of my favorites. There are hundreds of Web 2.0 tools available on the web today.

How will you Web 2.0 your job search?

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