- Respected experts are compiling step-by-step guides on Web 2.0 job search. Examples include Chris Brogan’s free e-book, Using the Social Web to Find Work and Dan Schawbel’s 7 Secrets to Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media.
- Another Dan Schawbel resource, not strictly related to the job-search is The Top 10 Social Networks for Generation X.
- Jacob Share of the Israeli blog JobMob offers 37 Ideas to Grow Your Job Search Network Right Now
- Mobile will drive the next evolution in recruiting. Recruiters and candidates will increasingly interact though cell-phones, texting, and other mobile technologies.
- Reference checking is getting easier online: With new Web-based tools available for employers to check references, candidates will want to become more careful than ever in whom they list as references and how they prepare those references. Experts have pointed to an online psychology in which referrals are often more candid and critical in giving references online than they are over the phone.
- New Web-based and desktop tools are emerging to help job-seekers manage their searches. We’re seeing more tools like JibberJobber (described as “a long-term relationship manager for your personal career management”). Other new entries in this category include HappyJobSearch and PerfectJobSoftware.