Career Specific Resources
Are you looking for career specific resources in your professional field? Click on a link below to find great career resources.
Free CPA exam review course, questions, community, resources and premium content to help you pass the CPA exam.
The 2016 Salary Guide from Robert Half provides average starting salary data for a comprehensive range of accounting, finance and financial services positions, as well as an overview of hiring and management trends. ( United States Canada Australia UK)
Association of Government Accountants FREE, online ToolKits and guides to help financial professionals working at all levels of government do their jobs better.
ProjectManagement.com is an online community of Project Managers offering over 12000 how-to articles, templates, project plans, and checklists to help you do your job.
10 Free Tools For Effective Project Management, by SmashingApps.com (Article with links)
Career Graph, a free career planning and development tool by MBA Crystal Ball. “Career Graph™ is our free online Career Planning and Development tool that allows you to visually track how your career has progressed across 12 dimensions and the corrective actions you need to take to improve your job satisfaction.” (mbacrystalball.com) Also on this site are free profile evaluations, career counseling, and GMAT preparation tips.
Consulting is akin to freelancing, but a lot more personal. For consultants, YOU are the product, not your writing, art work, or HTML code. These resources are for beginners to veteran consultants.
The Consultants Journal offers loads of articles, resources, and recommendations for consultants at all levels in their careers.
ManagementHelp.org is geared toward management consultants and also talks about hiring consultants. But it provides resources for consultants themselves as well. Both angles provide valuable information for consultants. Management Help offers an extensive free library on consulting topics.
The Association of Professional Communication Consultants (APCC) “is a non-profit organization, dedicated to helping new consultants enter the communication consulting profession and helping experienced consultants enhance and grow their businesses.” It offers several resources for running your consulting practice.
Perhaps no other profession needs more of their personality to shine through than consulting. Knovio lets consultants do just that. Free for up to 5 active presentations at a time, this tool allows consultants to create, track, and share their presentations and to “[b]ring your presentations alive with your personal video or audio commentary.”
The Creative Group® 2016 Salary Guide The Creative Group 2015 Salary Guide provides starting salaries for more than 130 interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations positions, as well as information on current hiring trends in the creative field.
WebDesignerDepot has several “50 Fantastic Freebies” articles listing lots of free stuff for web designers. They also have a separate freebie section and useful articles.
Free PSD, fonts, code stuff, hi-res photos, WordPress themes and more freebies are yours for the taking at Freebiesbug.com.
Worth a look is Designer’s Toolbox: 15 Free Time-Saving Tools for Web Designers, by Keith Bryant at DWUser.com.
WebMarketingToday.com has numerous free resources, including links to the ones listed in their article, 19 Free Website Design Tools, by Sig Ueland.
Free teaching resources for online teachers whether you’re new to distance learning or an experienced online teacher. (GetEducated.com)
The CU Online Handbook for online teaching –Free (University of Colorado) Twenty-one chapters helping you understand e-learning trends, learn how to teach online, research tools of the trade, and much more.
HTMLDog.com is in this category because it offers really decent beginner HTML lessons, working up to CSS. It is very likely that one day, soon, coding will become part of our school systems’ curricula. It will be reading, coding, and mathematics. (Or something like that. Coding will be in there, though!)
Learn How To Code: 22 Online Resources, by Wendy Boswelll of Intel, provides a terrific listing of free online resources to help you or your students learn to code.
The Engineering Career Coach is a web site offering career guides and podcasts to engineers and engineering students.
Engineering.com offers free white papers and webinars for engineers, along with job postings, games, educational sources, and more.
Six Social Networking Sites for Engineers, by Alyssa Sittig. This article posted in Arena.com provides links to some pretty unique networks for engineers who want to collaborate, find resources, meet other engineers, and more.
For specific types of engineering, check these out:
- Chemical Engineering, from the Illinois Institute of Technology
- Civil Engineering, from Stanford University
- Mechanical Engineering, by Gearhob
The Russ College of Engineering & Technology, from Ohio State University, offers a very good listing of articles and resources for several different types of engineers.
Freelancers Union is a “union” created for independent workers. Membership to Freelancers Union is free, yet it offers a trove of resources and benefits to freelancers. Too many to even start listing here.
FaxZero.com is a simple online service that allows anyone to send 5 faxes for free, up to three pages (plus cover) to anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. The cover letter, which you can create right on their site, will have the FaxZero branding on it. To send more faxes and without the branding there is a small feel. But this is terrific for those who only occasionally send out faxes.
Need a legal document but not the lawyer fees? Docracy.com provides free contracts and other legal documents, “socially curated by the communities that use them.” The purpose of Docracy “is to make these documents freely available for everyone, while in the process making them easier to customize and use.”
CreativeCommons.org is a “nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.” In other words, Creative Commons offers free, easy-to-use copyright licenses.
For those who only need to send under 30 invoices a month, InvoiceJournal.com offers free client invoicing, which includes reminders and multiple currencies.
Boolean Black Belt offers free sourcing and recruiting resources, with some excellent resources for social recruiting.
Flazingo is a complete hiring system that offers a number of services and tools. Their free tools include the behavior interview guide and the job write-up feature. Both are essentially fill-in-the-blank forms that will create the documents for you.
Entelo’s Recruiter Academy offers a slew of great free resources for recruiters at all levels of the game, from ebooks and webinars to articles packed with links to even more good resources.
Robert Half Technology 2016 Salary Guide The definitive resource for those hiring in the information technology field. The 2015 Salary Guide features projected starting salary ranges for more than 75 IT positions, tips for finding and keeping top talent, and a glossary of job descriptions. (Australia Canada UK)
Free ebooks “from technical overviews to drilldowns on special topics,” from Microsoft’s Virtual Academy. Plus, a lot more (paid and free).
Android has a pretty snazzy developers’ corner for building apps, learning, watching videos, and a lot more.
For articles, discussions, and a jam-packed community full of experts visit CodeProject.com. Log in to their Google Hangouts on any code-related topic possible.
Github features links to hundreds of free programming books and resources.
Robert Half’s 2015 Legal Salary Guide Get the latest legal hiring trends and salary data for more than 100 positions.
American Bar Association offers career resources, job board, the latest US legal news, and free webinars for attorneys.
George Mason University has provided an enormous listing of free legal research sites for legal professionals. They include state and federal law sites, legal search engines, journals, blogs, and more.
RefDesk.com has provided nearly 100 links to online research resources for legal professionals, from legal statistics, to mental health law, to American Indian law, and so much more.
PublicLegal, a product of Internet Legal Research Group, has put together a huge list of resources for legal and lay persons alike, such as forms, databases, legal codes, and more.
RX List The internet drug index. A great resource for transcriptionists and other medical personnel.
The National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) offers free online physician guides to medical professionals to raise awareness of and treat rare diseases.
Medscape from WebMD offers “specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web’s most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. After a simple, 1-time, free registration, Medscape from WebMD automatically delivers to you a personalized specialty site that best fits your registration profile.”
Earn free online continuing education credits from NutritionCME, a site providing resources to medical professionals who want to use nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention.
If you’re seeking hard-to-find medical evidence, The Cochrane Collaboration provides an extensive listing of largely free databases offering online access to medical evidence.
“In response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, Oxford University Press has made more than 50 articles from leading journals and online resources freely accessible to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others working on the containment, treatment, and prevention of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. UPDATED: Articles are free to access worldwide until 4 January 2016.”
Free mental health tools for medical professionals are assessed and featured by Capterra. Tools include scheduling and therapy tools.
The Muse is a career resource well worth spending some time with. Geared toward women, The Muse is loaded with useful articles, assessments, printables, and guides, this site has something for everyone, at any stage in their career.
Federal Career Resources, by Resume-Place.com. This site offers several federal job boards, templates for resumes and cover letters aimed at federal jobs, and other information specific to careers in government.
The career section of the AARP website is a terrific resource for retired or older individuals looking for job market information, career training tips, career changing ideas, and much more.
Pet sitting and animal boarding is a booming business, as well as great career opportunity for side work. Dog Tec offers resources for pet care professionals, whether working for someone else of starting your own pet care business.
Cancer & Careers is a unique resource offering individuals with cancer a way to manage both their careers and their treatment of cancer. The site addresses work issues that are affected by cancer, cancer treatment, and absenteeism; it provides free publications; and also offered is a “virtual toolkit” of charts, checklists, and forms to help guide the career seeker with cancer through the dual stress of illness and job searching.
Cover letters, unlike some resumes, can never be cookie-cutter printouts. Each must be tailored to not only a specific job position, but to specific people. They are, “love letters to recruiters”. (Kind of.) This is why cover letters are so daunting. And the more distinguished a career position, the more distinguishable your letter needs to be. Help is here: Cover-Letters.com, by Career Lab. Cover-Letters.com has been described as “the FIRST and BEST cover letter samples on the Internet.” It offers over 1,000 cover letter examples for executives and consultants at all stages in their careers.
Even when employed by a realty firm, real estate agents are, by and large, self employed. They typically don’t draw a salary; their paycheck depends on what they buy/sell. So realtors need to think of themselves as business people, not just employees. In order for any business to survive and thrive it must market itself. And so do realtors. Therefore, included among resources for realtors are marketing tips just for them.
AgentFreebies.com offers lots of free Resources for Realtors and Real Estate Investors. “On this site you will find information on Real Estate training, marketing tips, realty books, investing in Real Estate, forms and contracts, home buying a selling related resources and much more.”
With free registration, AgentPress.com offers free access to their AgentPress Library, which contains resources aimed at helping agents and brokers succeed in real estate.
For news, reports, and market advice Realty Times a lot of valuable information for real estate professionals.
PreservationDirectory.com has, among many other things, lots of information about US a nd Canadian historical properties: where to find them, how to buy them, and their histories.
25 Real Estate Marketing Ideas The Pro’s Use, by Jacqueline Thomas offers resources on how to write listings that sell, make real estate videos go viral, effectively use social media and email to market and sell, and much more.
Balboa Real Estate has a super-list of tips to help realtors market themselves in 100 Real Estate Marketing Ideas, Advertising Tips, and Ways to Market Your Real Estate Business .
Placester.com offers real estate website/hosting services for a low fee. Aside from that, however, they have a great real estate marketing Academy full of FREE goodies. (Read: Freeeeeee!) Dive into their ebooks, webinars, articles, and infographics on all topics related to web/real estate/marketing stuff.
Cold calling is part of the fun when it comes to real estate work. (Not.) Mike Ferry has provided a huge list of free downloadable scripts for real estate agents, along with a lot of other downloadable freebies.
Copyrighted.com allows you to share your ideas while protecting your intellectual property. When you register your document, we make a unique fingerprint of that document and register it to your name. From that moment on, you can prove that you owned the document at the time of registration. Online registration is fast and easy and provides instant protection for your work. The service is completely free of charge and is intended for anyone who wants to protect and publish his works.”
Grammar Now! Offers lots of information and links to writing resources, such as: grammar, style, educational writing, technical writing, ESL, and more.
Writing Assistant, Inc. has given a long list of resources aimed for technical writers. Resources include links to groups, design and style guides, reference materials, journals, and more.
150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively, is an excellent listing of free resources by OEDb (Open Education Database). Resource categories include: blogs, citation & style guides, English language skills, information & data, business & legal matters, and much more.
Loads of free copywriting worksheets provided by Copyhackers. Worksheets include: headlines & subheads, value propositions, buttons & calls to action, and more.
Copyblogger, one of the most trusted sources of information and help when it comes to marketing writing, offers several free ebooks on topics such as copywriting, SEO writing, content marketing, and more.
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