In Houston - looking for a job? Try Houston Jobs Directory!

Like many people out there, I've spent time unemployed. With the 'new economy' it's sometimes unavoidable and often due to circumstances outside of our control. I've had a hard time getting anywhere with monster.com and careerbuilder.com. I have had limited success with Linkedin. However, to make my search easier, I learned that applying directly to companies around me yield more calls and interviews scheduled.Unfortunately, keeping track of where I had applied without it being centralized, made following up a many times more complicated and harder to keep track of.

I do like to keep organized, and well, I had spare time on my hands. So, I created a website that kept track of the the career and job landing pages for each company. Seeing as a lot of people out there are in similar positions (especially those who have hit hard times in Houston due to low energy prices), I wanted to share my webpage with you. I'm still working on making it more user friendly, however, the general idea of the webpage is to go through alphabetically starting at the top and going to each individual company looking for relevant jobs you can apply for. This takes a considerable amount of time, but I've gotten more feedback this way than with the other sites.

In a perfect world, you'd be able to check each company (over 200 at last count) each day for new postings. However, this made it easier for me to have stop off points and starting points.

I'm located in Houston, so it's going to be Houston specific, however it should be useful for people in Texas and those around Texas - which is a huge number of people. Houston Jobs Directory :

http://houstonjobsdirectory.com/

if you find other companies or job fairs you want me to add, I will be more than happy to do so. Anyways, let me know what you think. Suggestions and comments are very appreciated. This doesn't really yield anything (there are minor Adsense banners on there to help pay for the site - believe me I'm not retiring from the income!) otherwise, it's pretty much for my convenience and hopefully for the greater good. I hope others find it useful and it helps them in their job search!

Good luck!

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Don Simkovich 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

Here's a suggestion for the web site . . . write a 150-word intro at the top in addition to the content you have. change it once every couple of weeks and see how the traffic is. That's a good resource as well. You can use it to write Hubs . . . research companies in Houston or tech jobs in houston, etc. What platform did you use for your website?


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DowntroddenInDC 6 years ago from Houston, TX Author

@Don, I initially used Amaya which a "what you see is what you get" (wysiwyg) HTML editor. I did that just to get the formatting down (since it always drives me crazy). From there, I just edit the page in HTML, adding hyperlinks to each letter, etc.

I will work on an intro for the top, I've just been adding content (companies and job fairs), that I haven't really focused on the intro. So that's a very good point.

Thanks again


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MickS 6 years ago from March, Cambridgeshire, England

Watcha Grant,

nice bit of organisation there.

best

Mick

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