Before you begin the journey down your career path you want to make sure you have the right tools to make your trip a successful one. As you start to look for a job you will need a well polished resume, good language skills, information about housing, salary ranges, work permits, visas and immigration. Have a look at some of the essential tools we have compiled to help you in your successful job search.
Gild is an innovative new company that has built a career game for folks looking for technology or programming jobs. There’s no cost to the job seeker to participate – but the opportunity is definitely there to differentiate your self and possibly even land a job.
Gild offers a unique alternative to sending a resume to individual employers. Instead, candidates for jobs can certify their skills and win prizes for solving game-like puzzles in competitions. The more certification tests you take, the higher you rank on an employer's applicant list of suitable candidates. Passing the tests also pre-qualifies you for jobs, making your search more productive. You can even use your Gild profile to track your progress and share with peers and employers, as Gild also operates a professional social network similar to LinkedIn.
Several highly regarded Career Assessment Tests are available to help students link interests and personal styles to courses or internships that can lead to more rewarding career choices and guide those re-entering the workforce by gauging interest in various tasks and functional work areas to assist career changers in researching new career possibilities.
The Strong Inventory is one of the world’s most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. It helps high school and college students—as well as people in transition—make fulfilling career choices.
Did you know that many top universities put lectures online for free?
Academic Earth, an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world-class education, has compiled full video courses and lectures from the world’s leading scholars.
We know that sometimes you just can't find what you need on-line. So we have reviewed some great career and job search books that you shouldn't do without.
Have a look here at some of our top picks.
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If you want to work in a foreign country you will need to speak the local language with some degree of proficiency. You can take a language course on-line or at a local university but there are several aids dedicated to second language speakers. We recommend products from Champs Elysses that are designed for native English language speakers who are learning French, German, Spanish or Italian.
If you are just getting started then language tapes are a great way to get started in your car or in the comfort of your own home. We recommend the following courses: Berlitz Language Tools on Amazon.com.
There are open residential volunteer positions at Heifer Farm in Rutland, Massachusetts, which has powerful global education programs inspiring visitors to take action in ending world hunger and poverty - stipend and housing provided.