This is a guest blog post by job hunter Sally Lawton.
Slogan: One Day, One Job
Pros: Profiles of small, lesser-known companies; thoughtful content
Cons: Limited content
The title of One Day, One Job says it all. Each day, users are treated to a company profile. The companies that One Day, One Job chooses to cover are intentionally not always the most well known. Its creator, Willy Franzen, intends the site to introduce users to companies, and possibly careers, they might not have before considered. Given that their primary audience is college students just thinking about their first real job, this is an excellent choice. Even for those of us only a few years into our careers, One Day, One Job is an excellent opportunity to explore our options.
While the very premise of One Day, One Job prevents a truly extensive list of companies, what they cover, they cover well. There are no dry talking points here; rather, the reviews read somewhat like those found here on Jobacle. They consider the finer points of the company’s website, such as whether it provides any useful information at all, and suggest links for learning more.
In addition to their thoughtful company profiles, One Day, One Job offers a few brief articles, which can also be found on their blog, that give tips on using Google to find a job, managing your online brand, and nine magazine lists that will help you find a job. The site also has recommendations on three books to read: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich; My Start-up Life: What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley; and The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. Only The 4-Hour Workweek was familiar to me, and the choice of title indicates that One Day, One Job is just as interested in promoting job satisfaction as it is in helping college students explore careers.
While One Day, One Job does not offer a job search engine, they do link to Indeed.com, and business networking site LinkedIn.com. A brief stop at Indeed reveals that it is a lot like Google, and it could be handy because it can search multiple job search sites at once. Users who don’t know handy search terms might have a hard time refining their search, but Indeed certainly remains job seekers best chance to find job postings in their field of interest.
LinkedIn is equally interesting, living up to a lot of the hype. I managed to find a few former classmates and make some genuinely good networking connections. They are both definitely worth checking out.
The main drawback of One Day, One Job is its limited content. However, the focused nature of the content might just compensate. If the site’s creators continue to carefully choose the companies they profile and the advice they dole out, then One Day, One Job could become a daily stop for those just starting out. I know that I intend to return.