Career websites are a dime a dozen, and knowing where to go to seek career advice can sometimes feel like a job in itself. With thousands of career advice sites offering their expertise, filtering the fluff from the informative can more often than not be a long and tedious task.
But fear not - we have searched for the very best career development sites so that you can get the best job advice and make your next career move without wasting time.
Here are the top 30 career platforms for help and advice.
Through we may be slightly biased, CareerAddict is one of the most comprehensive career websites you will find. Offering first-hand career and job sector insight from experts and professionals in an assorted range of industries, CareerAddict provides job seekers and those looking to kickstart their career a massive database of articles, videos and infographics. It’s an essential resource if you are looking to get ahead in the job market.
We also offer résumé writing services, where our specialists can help you create a job-winning CV/résumé, cover letter and even a LinkedIn profile! Meanwhile, our career assessment platform, CareerHunter, can match you with your ideal career and help you identify your key strengths and weaknesses as a professional. Both of these services are vital if you are just getting started, looking for a career change or aiming to rise through the ranks in your current role.
2. Big Interview
Big Interview provides expert training, unlimited interview practice, and AI-based feedback through a paid subscription model. This is ideal for job seekers who want to improve their interview skills using interview training curriculum and practice software.
3. Career Contessa
A career site built exclusively for women, Career Contessa, provides you with a 28-day programme that includes curated advice along with downloadable worksheets, quizzes custom-designed and tailored to specialised job markets. This site is dedicated to helping and empowering women to build successful careers.
4. Work It Daily
One-on-one coaching sessions, résumé reviews, and networking opportunities are just some of the features on offer at Work It Daily. Professional level and executive level subscription packages are also available for C-suite and executive-level professionals seeking guidance in strategic planning and personal branding.
From work experience and internships advice to detailed employer profiles on the UK’s top 300 top graduate employers, TARGETjobs draws together guidance and information about career opportunities to help you research and apply for potential work and internships positions. You can also search for available job and internship vacancies or find a postgraduate programme through their platform.
6. National Careers Advice
The UK Government’s National Careers Advice service provides job seekers with expert information on everything from expertly writing a professional résumé to how to fill in an application form. If you have disabilities or a health condition, you can also receive specialised career and job support. At the same time, those looking to enrol into either the British Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy can find out about the latest job openings, as well as apprenticeships, sponsorships and graduate entry schemes.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop provides integrated, easy-to-understand workforce information that can help you navigate job interviews and employment opportunities using personalised workforce information, tools and resources.
8. The Interview Guys
Run by Jeff Gillis and Mike Simpson, AKA’ The Interview Guys’, this specialised boutique job resource platform offers unique content on relevant and helpful topics for everything related to getting, keeping and growing within a role. Jeff and Mike’s speciality is job interview preparation, so if you find this stage tricky, the site will walk you through every step in preparing for your interview, helping you transform into the ‘perfect candidate’.
Mediabistro provides you with career tips, industry news and trends straight to your inbox while also offering specialised job opportunities in the media, marketing, advertising and publishing industry. You can also sign up for online courses and webinars, which are a great way to brush up on your skills and enhance your résumé!
Ladders offers online tools to help you navigate the job market. You can take advantage of their free résumé review tool, as well as their library of résumé templates, and you also have the option for your résumé to be reviewed by a professional expert.
Indeed connects millions of people to new career and job opportunities and can be an effective tool to help you secure a new role. This is a popular job board where you can freely search for available vacancies and read company profiles and reviews. According to Indeed, 10 new job vacancies are added onto the platform per second. Now that’s impressive!
AllAboutCareers offers users detailed job profiles from a range of industries and gives job seekers a balanced yet informative overview of the job opportunities available in the job market.
Using technology and specialised online courses to enhance students and job seekers’ skillsets, CareerFoundry aims to help those looking to pursue career opportunities in UX design, UI design, web development, or data analytics. Through this site, you also have access to education experts, career specialists, mentors and tutors, who can help you with your career journey.
14. Ask a Manager
This blog was initially founded by a former chief of staff of a successful non-profit organisation, Alison Green. Ask a Manager sets out to provide an insider look at the working life of a multitasking manager by giving honest and first-hand accounts of the trials and tribulations of those working in a management position. Alison has also published several books on the subject and currently hosts a podcast, too.
Helping professionals navigate their job search, land promotions or venture off onto an exhilarating new career path, JobJenny provides multiple services, including coaching, résumé and LinkedIn makeovers, online courses, video tutorials and quick-read how-to guides.
16. Ivy Exec
As a resource platform for professionals, Ivy Exec provides a free newsletter subscription where you can get the latest career help and stay updated on upcoming online classes routinely hosted on the site. Curated jobs, company profiles and salary data are also available for those pursuing alternative career options.
From articles and advice on interview questions and answers to résumé templates and cover letters, Fish4jobs can help you secure your perfect job using its job alert feature. With it, you can create up to eight alerts that will notify you when the right job opportunity pops up.
Prospects provides services for students looking to apply to university by providing insight on everything from student loans and finances to the realities of university life and what it can bring. If you are looking for a graduate looking to gain some much-needed experience, Prospects also provides internship opportunities, as well as suggestions for those looking to enhance their gap year.
CV-Library is a popular job database that offers articles with helpful tips, how-to guides and résumé templates. Besides job searches, you will also be able to sign up for regular job alerts and enrol in online personal and professional development courses to enhance your career prospects further.
A non-profit organisation based in New York, Idealist connects people with internships and volunteer opportunities while also hosting a graduate-school fair to help job seekers advance their social impact career. Graduate resources and a comprehensive blog are also available for those looking for work-related advice.
21. Dice Insights
Providing valuable insights to tech professionals across North America, Dice Insights reports on the latest industry trends while also helping those in the tech sector pursue new opportunities through webinars and online training courses.
eFinancialCareers is a platform for professionals in finance looking to maximise their career in the banking, accounting, and technology sector. The site offers invaluable industry insights and will help you stay up to date with the latest job opportunities. eFinancialCareers also provides a recruitment solutions service for head-hunters, enabling them to source talent quickly and efficiently from a database of registered candidates.
CareerBliss is an online career community designed to help you find happiness within your career and navigate the world of work, with up-to-date job interview advice, résumé tips and more.
Whether you are a university student or a recent graduate looking for entry-level career opportunities, Milkround is the perfect place to scout for internships, placements, graduate jobs and graduate schemes. You can also target specific industries and roles by filtering your search on their job board.
25. Guardian Jobs
The Guardian is a daily newspaper based in the UK that also has its very own job database and career advice platform - Guardian Jobs. There, you can find sector-specific career advice and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox along with daily news articles.
Monster is a popular job board that also provides detailed career advice and how-to guides to help you bag the perfect role. You can also upload your résumé to their site so that head-hunters and recruiters can find you when there are available opportunities.
CareerBuilder helps job seekers and companies connect, giving employees a chance to find their calling and employers the opportunity to find and hire top talent to help grow their business. Salary search and career advice are just some of the services that you will be able to benefit from on this site.
Ever wanted to know what it’s really like working for a specific company? At Glassdoor, current and former employees can submit anonymous company reviews as well as salary rates. You can also search for and apply to available job openings. Glassdoor also offers career advice through its blog. Overall, this online space is ideal for researching a firm and getting an inside perspective of the company culture before applying for a role or accepting a job offer.
29. Career SideKick
As the brainchild of executive recruiter Biron Clark, Career SideKick aims to help job seekers feel confident and land high-paying jobs. Its informative resources include interview tips, graduate advice and side hustle help. Career SideKick is the perfect companion for anyone looking to build their career.
30. The Muse
The Muse puts the spotlight on workplace culture and helps you find companies whose mission, vision, and values align with yours. As well as showcasing what makes a company unique from the perspective of the people who work there, in their own words, The Muse also offers career advice and coaching to help you enhance your résumé, boost job search or steer a career change.
Phew! That was a lot of career advice sites!
Through these available platforms, you can gain valuable career advice, prepare for a successful interview, boost your job search and stay up to date with the latest industry trends. So, make sure to use them to your advantage!
Which career development site is your favourite? Let us know in the comments section below.
This article is an updated version of an earlier article originally published on 19 June 2017.