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Top 50 Web 2.0 Tools for Job seekers

So what’s all the fuss over Web 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 2. FaceBook – Social Network, business and personal 3. MySpace – Social network, primarily personal 4. Ning – Private Social networks 5. Plaxo – Contact synchronizer 6. ZoomInfo – Business directory 7. Spoke – Business Directory & Social network 8. Jigsaw – Business Directory & Social Network 9. YouTube – User generated video 10. Twitter – Text-like social network 11. Pownce – File Sharing social network 12. Flickr – User Generated Photo sharing 13. Zooomr – User generated photo sharing and text for mobile 14. Yahoo Answers – User generated questions and answers 15. LinkedIN Answers – User generated questions and answers 16. Google Answers – User generated questions and answers 17. FaceBook Groups – Common interest based groups 18. Yahoo Groups – Common interest based groups 19. Google Groups – Common interest based groups 20. Grou.ps – Common interest based groups 21. Blogger – Blog platform 22. Wordpress – Blog platform 23. Typepad – Blog platform 24. Del.icio.us – Social bookmarking 25. Ma.gnolia – Social bookmarking 26. Furl – Social Bookmarking 27. Reddit – Submit, vote on, and rank news 28. Digg – User submitted reviews of websites, services 29. Technorati – User reviews of what’s happening on the live web 30. StumbleUpon – User reviews and web channel surfing 31. Pandora – User defined internet radio 32. Last.fm – User defined Internet radio 33. Skype – Social network, IM, and VOIP 34. Jaxtr – VOIP linked to websites, blogs and social networks 35. Fon – By, sell, and share wifi connections 36. Meebo – Web based multi platform IM 37. Google Maps – Mashup maps with other data 38. Yahoo Maps – Mashup maps with other data 39. Google Calendar – Shared and mashup calendars 40. Evite – User generated invitations and events 41. Meetup – User generated special interest group meeting listings 42. Eventful – Create and share events 43. Favorville – People helping people 44. Prosper – Peer to Peer lending 45. Indeed – Job listing aggregator 46. SimplyHired – Job listing aggregator, also on LinkedIN 47. FeedDemon – Manage RSS feeds 48. Wikipedia – User created encyclopedia 49. Razume – User submitted resumes, professional community review & Feedback 50. Clusty – Cluster Search results in folders 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? If you’d like more information, a free 30 minute resume consultation, or information about reCareered's new Teleseminar series, just email your resume to reCareered at phil.reCareered@gmail.com, and we'll schedule a time to talk. Trackback: http://recareered.blogspot.com/2008/03/top-50-web-20-tools-for-job-seekers.html

Phil Rosenberg
President, reCareered
Blog: http://reCareered.blogspot.com

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