Stuff We Love

Here are a few of our favorite resources and tools for anyone headfirst in job search, or working to land a more fulfilling job, pivot your career or build a business of your own.

Note that some of the links on this page are affiliate links, meaning — we will earn a small commission for referring you. We only recommend products and services we feel will be genuinely useful and from providers we know and trust.


TOOLS FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an incredible resource for anyone looking to shore up or gain new technology skills, sharpen your business capabilities, or get a handle on your job search strategy. Formerly known as Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning provides more than 13,000 online video tutorials — it’s all there for the taking for all LinkedIn Premium members.

(We’ve got a few courses in there, too, including Resume Makeover, Job Seeker Tips and Expert Tips for Answering Common Interview Questions.)

Not a LinkedIn Premium member? No worries. We’ve partnered with LinkedIn and, as a JobJenny.com follower, you can snag a free month of Job Seeker Premium (and LinkedIn Learning) right here.


Jobscan

Are you looking to optimize your resume and boost your chances of landing an interview?

Well, geez. Of course you are. Jobscan offers a nifty tool that could help you.

Ninety percent of large companies use Applicant Tracking Systems to search for qualified candidates from large applicant pools. These systems help employers by analyzing resumes, surfacing candidates that best match the position and filtering out those who don't.

Jobscan’s technology analyzes your resume vs. the job description you’re eyeing and helps you ensure you’re putting your best foot forward as you proceed. For sure, a tool worth checking out.


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FlexJobs

If you’re looking for a remote job, something with a more flexible schedule or even viable freelance work, FlexJobs is your job board. Not only is it the biggest game in town for telecommute options, the company hand-screens every job and company to make sure the roles they’re dishing up are high quality, professional and actually flexible (instead of just claiming to be),

FlexJobs has provided us with a special discount to offer new members. Use promo code JOBJENNY for a 30% discount on a 1-month membership, 20% discount on a 3-month membership and 10% off their 1-year membership.


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BrandYourself

BrandYourself is a great resource that allows you to clean up, improve and protect your online brand, reputation and privacy. The company offers software tools and consultative services to help you improve your personal Google results and build a positive professional brand, establish thought leadership, clean up potentially damaging posts, and remove and protect private information online.

A fun bit of trivia about this company? They appeared on Season 6 of Shark Tank.


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ZipRecruiter

This is one of the most robust job boards available today, serving 7 million job seekers every month. While we don’t recommend making “search on job boards and blindly apply to openings” your sole job search strategy, it can certainly be a part of your overall efforts. ZipRecruiter makes it easy.


 
 
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Loft Resumes

While it's (incredibly) important to have a clean, straightforward version of your resume at-the-ready for every instance in which you're uploading the document into an applicant tracking system (resume scanning software), there are occasions in which a highly stylized resume may help you seal the deal. Loft Resumes offers a bunch of eye-catching resume templates at a screaming $99 price point. Even better, they lay your resume into the template for you, so you don't have to fuss with it. This is a great option for people in creative, visual career fields.


additional resume writers

We would love to support you with our 1:1 job search strategy, resume writing and LinkedIn makeover services. (Be sure and check them out right HERE.) We also recognize that we sell out quickly each month, and that it’s critical to find a pro that fits your specific goals and needs.

Here are a few resume writers and career coaches we know and trust.

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Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast is a globally known resume writer specializing in senior and executive level resumes . She leads a team of certified professionals with experience across dozens of industries. You can review samples of their work right on the site.


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Pathfinder Careers

Dawn Rasmussen of Pathfinder Writing and Career Services is a certified resume writer who supports clients across the U.S. and Canada with resumes, cover letters and job search coaching. Dawn’s right here in Portland, Oregon. She’s good people and her resumes are excellent.


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Resume Scripter

Ranked among the top resume writers in the country, Andrea Gerson of Resume Scripter offers resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile makeover and coaching services to clients across the U.S. She specializes in early career and new graduate resumes (among others).

Andrea is offering JobJenny.com customers a 10% discount on early career and new grad resumes. Use promo code JOBJENNY at checkout.


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JobStars

Chicago-based JobStars offers resume services for every level — from early career to executive. JobStars owner, Doug Levin, is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Career Coach. He’s offering JobJenny.com customers a 10% discount on services with promo code JENNY10.


career change resources

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Career Clarity

Career change coach Lisa Lewis helps people get out from under a job or career that’s not working and find a new path that's aligned with their core values. Lisa offers Career Clarity, a comprehensive coaching program to help you figure out a new, more fulfilling direction, and then make your move.

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Finding the Career That Fits You

Scott Barlow is truly one of the good guys in the career space. And he knows his stuff, inside and out. Scott launched Happen to Your Career a few years ago, after spending several years in the wrong corporate job (and nearly getting fired!)

He created a systematic plan to get himself out of that career, and into one that is much more fulfilling. He offers several courses and coaching programs to help other people figure out what fits, and launch a plan that gets them there, including a free, 8-day email course, Figure Out What Fits. (His podcasts are great, too!)


thinking about launching something of your own?

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Unf*ckwithable Freelancer

On product name alone, you know this is going to be something different. And by different, you will quickly discover this means engaging, memorable and incredibly actionable. Unf*ckwithable Freelancer was created by Ash Ambirge of The Middle Finger Project, who has built a not-so-small empire (from zero) teaching current and aspiring business owners and freelancers how to build a thriving business as a creative.

Behind the witty, sassy personality and prose is one of the most talented business women you’ll meet. Ash is the real deal and, if you’re looking to build your own freelance empire, her products are worth a look.

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Online Bookkeeping with Bench

If you’re an entrepreneur that’s anything like us, you’re probably all like, “Bookkeeping? Nooooooooo. Why meeee?”

Solidarity. We get it. Crunching the numbers and understanding such things as balance sheets and journal entries and cost of sales are simply not in our wheelhouse.

If this is you, here’s the perfect solution: Bench. This amazing online services will provide you with a dedicated team to handle all of your bookkeeping AND let you watch it all unfold through the most stinking user-friendly dashboard known to financial dashboards.

Better yet, they’ve given us the opportunity to share a deal that’ll land you 20% off your first six months of service. Try it out and you’ll become a believer.

Grammar Snob? Build a Proofreading Career

If you’re passionate about writing, reading and, well, maybe known among your friends and family as a bit grammar snob (dudes, consider this a compliment), this is a great (free) workshop to check out. In just a little over an hour, Caitlyn Pyle of Proofread Anywhere will teach you how to set up a profitable proofreading business or side hustle that takes full advantage of your wicked word power.