US Department of Labor’s Tools for America Job Seeker’s Challenge – the Ratings

Early last year, more than 16,000 individuals rated more than 600 online job and career tools in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge.  Those who participated in the ratings included workforce development professionals, jobseekers, and other members of the public.  They ranked the top sites in the following categories: General Job Boards, Niche Job Boards, Social Media Job Search, Career Planning Tools, and Career Exploration Tools.   To review the top rated sites in these categories, please click here.

In reviewing the lists, I found a variety of resources – something for everyone – from to receive the latest job openings via Twitter to to track your networking efforts to with free tutorials on a variety of subjects.  Additionally, America’s OneStop offers information on employment trends and salaries, private and government employers for various career fields (through its Employer Locator), job search tips for specific audiences like veterans and jobseekers over 50, and other excellent resources. 

For an in-depth look at Career OneStop, please click here.   We hope you find this broad resource useful in meeting your career goals.  If we may provide additional one-on-one assistance, please schedule an appointment via the Career Services online appointment scheduling system.

Written by Career Services Director Lisa Cook