Top 50 Web 2.0 Tools for Job seekers

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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 events 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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  • Ruben Miranda
    Ruben Miranda
    I had always believed that when an employer sees my Resume, there's a big chance that I can land a job. But after 6 straight months of endless sending resumes and with only 4 recruiters seemingly interested with my qualifications and not receiving another communication beyond the first request for an update, a profile, a further explanation on something, nada. So I am ready to try networking as an additional venue to find employment.
  • Cherry
    Cherry
    I should have thought of that!
  • the hvac
    the hvac
    How does Web 2.0 work? I have never heard of it before, but I am very interested in it. I have some friends that are looking for jobs and I think this might be helpful to them.
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    Medical Assistant Classes
    Thank you for this post! I just finished my medical assistant classes and despite popular belief, I have been finding my job search to be quite difficult! So, thank you again, I am going to apply these tips right away!
  • Dan@CPA Utah
    Dan@CPA Utah
    Basically this looks like a list for social bookmarking. Social Bookmarking is one of the best, easiest tools I have come across for SEO purposes. This is a great list.
  • Sean Kinn
    Sean Kinn
    Next, we should all comment to expand on each site, to tell readers how each one should be leveraged. In other words, I have an MBA in E-Commerce, but I'm still having problems figuring out how to competently communicate via Twitter. I can send a Direct Message and I can Tweet, but there's more to it than that, right? :-)
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    Resume Samples
    Thanks for sharing...........
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    jobdrone
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    jobdrone
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