A few weeks ago, I ran into Confidently, a relatively new website that helps recent graduates and students to find jobs and internships. Besides, being a job search tool, Confidently is a fascinating source of information.
The website has a simple but elegant design. It is very easy to navigate. There is no advertisement in the website, so you can stay focus on your job search. The purpose of Confidently is to be a useful tool for recent graduates and students. My favorite section is “The Get Confident Timeline.” In 9 simple steps, Confidently walks you thru the job search process from begining to end.
Step 1: Just Start – In this step, you will find the motivation to stop putting off your job search. Actually that might sound like something very obvious, but for most people procastination is a problem (especially when dealing with the unknown). The site suggest, “Think about the following factors: Position Type, Job Responsibilities, Industry, Company Size,” etc…
Step 3: Your Resume 2.0 – In this step, Confidently provides tips for entry-level candidates. New resume formats are also explored in this section.
Step 4: Effective Networking – Probably this is one of the most important things you will have to master in your job search. Confidently explains the importance of networking and provides practical tips such as picking up a well connected contact and following up. In this step Confidently adds information in how to make the most out of networking events and how to get the most use of LinkedIn.
Step 6: Time to Apply – In this step, Confidently goes over the importance of cover letters, “The cover letter is the best opportunity to set yourself apart and show how you would excel at this job.” Confindently also provides suggestions in what to say and how to say it.
The last steps go over the interview process, the follow-up and accepting the job.
The content of the site is easily readable. The writing is style is personable and you can relate to what you read.
The site also has a job search tool in which only entry-level jobs and internships are posted with no exceptions. To join the job search, a one sign-up fee of $7.99 is required (which gets you full lifetime membership on Confidently with all the benefits). In addition, they have a 30-day money back guarantee. They state, “If you’re unsatisfied at anytime during your first 30 days, they’ll give you a full refund for canceling your membership. No questions asked.”