Favorite Career and Job Sites

by Denise Felder

Update: the voting period for the DOL Challenge is now closed. However, you can still visit the DOL Challenge web site to see how your favorite career or job web sites did in the voting or to view the comments people posted about them.  Thanks for voting!


The good news is: there are a lot of resources available to job seekers on the Internet.  The bad news is: it’s difficult to separate the good Web sites from the less helpful ones.  Search the phrase “job seeker” on Google and you will get about 15,600,000 results.  The phrase “career help” pulls up 223,000,000 Web pages.


The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) wants you to find the best job board, career information sources, and other online tools that help you find or advance your employment. DOL is compiling a list of online resources though its “DOL Challenge.”

The DOL Challenge lets you give a “thumbs up” for career sites that you find useful. You can look through more than 500 entries to discover new resources, comment on sites you’ve used, and recommend the sites you like best.


How does it work?


  1. Go to the DOL Challenge Web site.
  2. Login/Signup to cast your votes.
  3. Find interesting sites by using the categories listed on the left, or do a search for the name of a specific site.
  4. Click on the name of a Web site to read more about it and find a link to that site.
  5. Vote for a site by clicking on the “Recommended Tool” thumbs up.
  6. If you’d like, you can leave a comment about that tool at the bottom of its page.
  7. Recommend or comment on as many sites as you’d like.


Recommendations will be taken until January 15–so don’t wait! DOL will publicize the results after the 15th.


Not sure which sites to check out? We’d like to bring ISEEK and some of our partner sites to people’s attention, so please check out these resources:



Take the DOL Challenge today!

3 thoughts on “Favorite Career and Job Sites

  1. Amy January 13, 2010 / 2:56 am

    Thanks for bringing all of these websites to my attention. It will be interesting to keep posted on the results!


  2. Leah Gause January 12, 2010 / 10:28 pm

    I enjoyed the ISEEK website. I think that it was well organized and layed out. It did not confuse me as some other sites did.


  3. Amy January 12, 2010 / 7:31 pm

    Thanks for the helpful information! It sounds like the DOL’s list of online resources will be very helpful to job seekers!


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