Career Resources

After working with Joel I ended up with two great offers for two great positions. While I believed that I had the job hunt (and compensation negotiation) process down; he quickly helped me with very specific areas where I was weakest. Whether you are in the middle of a job hunt or just considering how to move your career forward; I’d recommend Joel.

John Gibbon

The Internet can be a goldmine of information about enhancing your career potential or job satisfaction. But why waste time searching when Joel Garfinkle has already compiled a list of the Web’s most useful resources and tips for career change. You’ll find links for everything from tips for career change to career counseling advice below.

The following links have been compiled to assist you in your job search. If you’re still having trouble landing your dream job—or any job at all for that matter—Joel can help you maximize your potential for success with individual career counseling that’s tailored to your unique needs. Career counseling advice can be expensive, but Joel’s career coaching is an investment that will give you a solid return year after year.



Researching Salaries on the Internet

Knowing what you’re worth gives you a huge advantage when it comes to negotiating your salary to get paid what you deserve. Check out these sites to learn if you’re being fairly compensated. If you’d like tips on how to effectively negotiate your salary or tips for career change in general, Joel can help you with personalized career coaching.


Best General Job Resource Sites

These sites provide access to employers who are hiring right now! To make sure you have the best chance of being noticed, contact Joel for individual job coaching.

Excellent Job Listing and Search Sites

“I want to change my career, but don’t know where to start!” This is a common frustration for many people who are in unsatisfying careers. Joel understands the frustration many people seeking a career change have and he has compiled the following sites to help ease career-change anxiety.

  • America’s Job Bank – Search
    This site offers a huge selection of sortable state by state employment opportunities. An enormous resource for job listings.
  • Career Magazine – Job Openings Database
    Taken daily from major jobs newsgroups on the Internet, the massive range of jobs offered can be sorted by keyword.
  • Federal Jobs Digest
    Federal jobs featuring frequent updates throughout the day.
  • JobBank USA
    JobBank USA – specializes in providing career information, including job and resume database services, to job candidates, employers, and recruitment firms in the U.S. and worldwide.

Write and Post Your Resume

Your resume is one of the most important documents you will ever create. An effective resume not only lists your qualifications for a particular job, but makes you stand out from the pack of other applicants seeking the same job as you.

  • Susan Ireland Resumes
    Susan Ireland, resume expert and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Cover Letter, offers free advice and samples.
  • 1-2-3 Resumes
    Download examples of professionally written resumes of people in your field and copy the wording, content, and layout for a great resume.
  • JobStar
    One of the best sites for creating and posting resumes on the Internet.

Job Search Resources

Get the insider scoop on a successful job search by checking out these sites!

  • Creative Job Search
    Created by the Minnesota Department of Economic Security, this site has the feel and resources of a job-search manual.
  • Monster Trak
    Another occupational field research site with the added benefit of being able to research which educational institutions offer courses of study in a given field.

Resources for Small Business

The following resources are great for people seeking to create their own dream job by starting their own business. If you are thinking, “I want to change my career” and become an entrepreneur, these resources will prove beneficial.


Nonprofit Internet Websites

If you’re interested in nonprofit work, check out the following sites to learn how you can get involved.