By Jacquelyn Smith, Forbes Staff
Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets in response. Then we reviewed last year’s list and considered all of the new nominations. In the process we decided to expand our list to 100.
Our goal was to assemble a comprehensive guide to smart and engaging sites. We hope we’ve come up with a thorough list of online destinations for interns, job seekers, business owners, established professionals, retirees, and anyone else looking to launch, improve, advance, or change his or her career.
My colleague Susan Adams, who helped compiled the list, has written an accompanying post with her picks for the ten best sites from our list of 100. She reminds readers that while there are some great resources on the web, they shouldn’t spend too much time on the Internet scouring listings, reading career advice or blasting out their resume Especially for those in job search mode, it’s better to spend time researching companies, networking and meeting people face to face.
Our full list of the top 100 sites is not a ranking and there are no winners or losers; it’s rather a compilation of nominated sites that we believe deserve some special recognition. The list includes blogs, job boards, government sites, personal career coaching pages, and traditional media outlets’ career sites that could be useful to those conventional office jobs, Federal workers, work-from-home professionals, entrepreneurs, college students, retirees, and more.
Here are the Top 100 Career Websites of 2013 (in alphabetical order):
The Hired Group
Founded by nationally-recognized career coach Ryan Kahn, The Hired Group has one goal: to get you hired. Building off of Kahn’s expertise in placing young professionals into the world’s most coveted companies, The Hired Group offers personalized services ranging from resume revisions to internship and job placement. Working with over 900 employers and specializing in public relations, film, TV, music, fashion, marketing and event planning industries, The Hired Group is a top resource for helping students and recent grads in landing their dream career.