3: job search

1. Glassdoor

Interviewees overwhelmingly emphasized the importance of researching the culture of any prospective workplace. One of the most frequently mentioned resources was Glassdoor, which [offers/provides/assembles anonymous reviews from current or past employees… or some kind of short description here]. 

Before applying or interviewing, look at what current employees say about the company.  Be aware though, that companies can pay for fake reviews and also to remove them! Use Glassdoor as a resource, but not as fact.

2. Fishbowl

Similar to Glassdoor, Fishbowl offers you a way to get a sense of a company culture before interviewing or starting work. You can also sort by salary to understand the pay range for your job.

Interviewees said that before you take a job offer, always negotiate your salary. And the best way to do so is to have a good In the Work Ideology interviews, current workers emphasized the importance of always negotiating your salary before signing. Do your research on how much people in your position usually make, so you can effectively negotiate for a fair wage

3. Career One Stop

Use this government resource to find out your worth. Similar to Glassdoor and Fishbowl, look up the job you want and get a salary estimate from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics data.

Use this in tangent with Glassdoor and Fishbowl to have a solid grasp on your market value.

4. Remote Job Boards

In the interviews, a lot of people were seeking out flexible and remote job arrangements. Here are some remote job boards, if that’s what you’re interested in!

5. Speciality Job Boards

  • AngelList. A lot of the interviewees talked about how they were really interested in startups. AngelList is a job board specifically for startups, and includes both local and remote options.
  • Builtin. A job board specifically for jobs in tech. In the interviews, people mentioned that they were interested in tech because of the (often, but not always) flexible schedules and work from home options. With lots of toggles for specific searches, Builtin is a great resource for those looking for tech jobs.
  • Bookjobs. Interested in a career in publishing? Check out Bookjobs. They have both internships and full time job postings available, and are helpful for graduating students to find jobs within their majors in the “majors” section. 

6. JobScan

This tool can help you understand how companies are scanning your resume. One of the things the interviewees wished they knew before applying for a job was how to tailor their resume to the job. Additionally, I found that one of the most frustrating things about looking for a job was knowing that companies were scanning resumes for keywords, rather than evaluating applicants holistically.

JobScan can help you optimize your resume for the job you’re looking for, from keywords to formatting. They also have resources and articles on their website on how to understand the scanning process and how to best apply for jobs.

7. WorkHap

In the interviews, people emphasized how they found some TikTok work influencers to provide accessible and tailored advice on the job search.

One such I found helpful (and funny!) is WorkHap. Sho Dewan is a career coach, and provides resources, advice, and insider information to help you throughout your job search.