I’m sure some people are tired of hearing me complain about my ongoing job search, but I thought I should share the resources I use because more and more people are finding themselves in the same situation. Some of them are tech-specific or Ontario/Toronto-specific, but I’ll try to separate those out.
Of course this is not a complete list, it’s just resources I’ve found useful, but please leave me a comment if you have other sites to recommend, especially if they’re focused on Toronto and/or software project management. Thanks.
- Ant & Bee [Toronto focus]
- Austin Park
- Bankside Chase
- Cope Staffing
- Corporate Link
- CQ Search Group
- CSI Consulting
- HarTech Search
- IQ Partners
- Laudi Group (Red Canary)
- Lock Search Group
- Maxim Group
- NoramTec / GSA
- Options Personnel [GTA focus]
- Robert Half Technology
- The People Bank
- Waterford Staffing
Aggregators – “the big guns”:
- AllStarJobs (Toronto focused)
- International IT jobs
- Job Central
- Jobserve / Jobshark
- Toronto.jobs.com (part of Monster)
- Toronto jobs group on Google
- Yahoo! hotjobs
Open posting sites: (where anyone can post job ads and respond directly)
Reviewed jobs: (Postings that have been reviewed, providing more insight = lower quantity but higher quality)
- Toronto technology jobs (Geoffrey Wiseman)
- David Crow
- Peter’s New Jobs (Len Fardella & Nancy Mooney)
Good luck! And remember to let me know if you know if you have other sites to recommend, especially if they’re focused on Toronto and/or software project management.
Here are some sites I forgot / didn’t know about when I wrote this post:
- LinkedIn – duh! Build your network, get recommendations, update your status, share your profile link (mine is http://www.linkedin.com/in/paulhenman); rinse and repeat.
- Government: city, provincial and federal
- PMjob.ca is a project management focused agregator
- Rob Russell has some job hunting tips
- Toronto Girl Geek Dinners has a Job Resource Board
Hashtags: #agile; #job; #jobs; #PMOT (project managers on Twitter); #toronto
(As well as following them via TweetDeck, I use my RSS reader to pick up anything I miss in the realtime feed.)
11 thoughts on “Job hunting resources”
Wow, thanks Paul – I haven’t heard of many of these so it’s great to know about new ones out there.
Thanks! I’ve added a link to this on http://sites.google.com/site/robertrussell/jobhunting
@Robb: I’m glad I could help you find some new sites – hopefully they’ll provide you some good leads.
@Rob: Thanks for the link; your page reminded me that I’ve not LinkedIn on my list – even though it’s not be very fruitful for me, it could be of help to others.
Similarly, I’ve got a list of sources on the Toronto Tech Jobs page; glad to hear that it’s been helpful, although the fact that you’re still on the hunt implies that it’s been only /so/ helpful.
Frankly, there haven’t been that many exciting jobs in the past few weeks. Fingers crossed, though.
@Geoffrey: Your site’s been interesting but there’s really not much out there (in the way of job openings) and I’ve become quite selective – I want an Agile (as opposed to Waterfall) project management role. Maybe I shouldn’t be so picky … but then it’s not like I’ve had a lot of “traditional” PM opportunities to consider anyway.
I honestly believe things will pick up soon (and not just because I want it to!) because the economy isn’t as bad as people initially feared – it just needs everyone to be a bit brave and have some confidence; we all need a little faith instead of believing in (and feeding) a downward spiral.
Thanks to Stephen for sending me this link: “Need to Find a Job? Stop Looking So Hard” @ http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/cs/2009/02/need_to_find_a_job_stop_lookin.html
Thanks for the information. Nicely organized.
Alicia pointed me at Media Job Search; search for project managers in Ontario @ http://www.mediajobsearchcanada.com/jobs.asp?q=project+manager&p=9&c=&rt=detail&wm=all&n=100&s=jobPostDate&o=D
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