The 101 Top Online Resources for Finding Your Dream Job

Written by Scott October 26, 2011

Dream Career

“With the right tools, anything’s possible…”

As it turns out Live Your Legend is not the only website out there looking to help people do work they love (who would have thought?!).

In fact, this site would not exist if it wasn’t for many of the other sites out there that have inspired, taught and helped me along on my journey and my thinking. Live Your Legend is the sum of the sites, books, tools, experiments, case studies and people I’ve talked to over the years. That’s how I found my passion.

I’ve spent a ton of time digging through what I’ve found to be the very best resources in all of the internet for finding your dream career. This is meant to be your master resource. Bookmark it and come back as you see fit. In fact a number of the folks who run these sites are among the Expert Interviews and Case Studies as part of the How To Live Off Your Passion guide.

The sites below are in no particular order aside from the fact that the first group of sites are run by people I know and who have personally inspired me. Then I’ve listed other highly ranked resources further down.

These folks are all part of the revolution and I thank them for that. Together we are changing the world.

The Top 101 Online Resources for Finding Your Dream Job

Sites I’ve used and have inspired me:

1. PurposeFinder by Jullien Gordon

Keynote speaker at over 60 college campuses around the country and implementing programs to help students find passion and purpose. Coach and author of 5 books on the topic.

2. She Creates Change by Suparna Bhasin

Site, books and coaching service dedicated to women finding their passion and purpose.

3. Why University by Simon Sinek 

Author of “Start With Why” and companion site for the book dedicated to finding meaning and purpose behind the work you do and how to use it to influence and change the world.

4. Job Hunter’s Bible by Dick Bolles

The companion site for 30 year+ best seller “What Color is Your Parachute”.

5. Live Bold and Bloom by Barrie Davenport

Career and life transition coach and author of the course Discover Your Passion.

6. Zen Habits by Leo Babauta

Simple guidance on passion, career, personal finance and living the effortless life.

7. The Life Out Loud by MeiMei Fox

Life coach, yoga entrepreneur, author and writer at Huffington Post profiling people living with meaning.

8. Living On Purpose by Richard Leider

Internationally rated one of the top executive and purpose coaches and bestselling author of “The Power of Purpose” & “Repacking Your Bags”.

9. Career Renegade by Jonathan Fields

Ex-lawyer turned entrepreneur, coach, speaker and author of  “Career Renegade” and “Uncertainty”.

10. Escape from Cubicle Nation by Pam Slim

Author and coach dedicated to helping ‘escape’ and make the massive transition to doing work that matters.

11. White Hot Truth by Danielle Laporte 

Author, coach and kick-ass advice given for people looking to do something of meaning.

12. 4-Hour Work Week site and Four Hour Blog by Tim Ferriss

Companion sites to the 4+ yrs running best seller 4-Hour Work Week. The blog has all kinds of juice.

13. Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau 

A blog, author and world traveler dedicated to taking the road less traveled and doing what excites you.

14. Click Millionaires by Scott Fox

Tech entrepreneur and Author of “Internet Riches” and “eRiches 2.0”. He’s the reason this blog exists.

15. ‘Peak’ Companion Site by Chip Conley

CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality & Author of “Peak” – all the resources for finding purpose in your current work, no matter what it is.

16. Relationship Mastery Academy by Keith Ferrazzi

Awesome course for building passionate relationships by Bestselling Author of “Never Eat Alone”.

17. Box of Crayons by Michael Bungay Stanier

Author of “Do More Great Work” and coach to corporations to find their stride in doing meaningful work.

18. The Rise to The Top by David Garland

Website and video broadcasting hub dedicated to interviewing successful and interesting Living Legends, living their dreams.

19. Life by Me by Sophie Chiche

Profiles people from all walks of life to see what’s meaningful to them and how they incorporate that into their impact on the world.

20. Debra Russell

20-year Life and Business Coach and author dedicated to getting people to reach new limits.

21. Location 180 by Sean Ogle

Site for tips and advice on living the location independent lifestyle including an in-depth course to teach you how.

22. Smart Passive Income by Pat Flynn

Master resource of videos, articles and training materials on how to turn your interests into online income.

23. Illuminated Mind by Jonathan Mead

Day-Job crushing coach, author of Reclaim Your Dreams and Trailblazer, designed to teach you how to offer your passions online.

24. Escaping the 9 to 5 by Maren Kate

Site, articles and videos dedicated to doing alternative work you enjoy. Also founder of Zirtual outsourcing service.

25. Change Your Thoughts by Steve Aitchison

Life coach and author dedicated to getting the most out of life.

26. On Startups by Dharmesh Shah

Author of ‘Inbound Marketing’ and experienced entrepreneur giving advice to those looking to build businesses to change the world.

26. The One Question

Tools, articles and products to answer the question ‘What do I want to do with my life?’.

28. Life After College by Jenny Blake

Ex-Googler turner speaker, coach and author of ‘Life After College’ dedicated to helping recent grads find work that matters.

29. The Suitcase Entrepreneur by Natalie Sisson

How to run a lifestyle business from all over the world, also empowering women to find the work they care about.

30. Career Maven by Suzannah Scully

San Francisco career coach dedicated to helping women from 25-35 find their dream career.

31. Pebble Storm by Aaron Ross

Executive coach and writer dedicated to helping find what lights us on fire through his Unique Genius outdoor adventure course.

32. Sensophy by Jacob Sokol

Blogger and author of Living On Purpose.

33. Work Awesome

Blog dedicated to working better and living better with topics from dealing with your boss to striking out on your own.

34. Leave Law Behind 

An ex-lawyer out to help other folks who want to get out of law but don’t know the steps to take.

35. Robbins Research by Tony Robbins

All of Tony Robbins courses, seminars and tools designed to live your full potential.

36. Be Alive by Peter Crone

Internationally recognized life coach and seminar leader for spending time in a way that matters.

37. The Covey Community by Stephen Covey

All the resources for Covey’s best selling books ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ and ‘The 8th Habit’.

38. Personal Development For Smart People by Steve Pavlina

All kinds of self discovery and life tools from one of the top experts.

39. Think Simple Now by Tina Su

Top blog dedicated to providing ways to add happiness and purpose to your life and work.

40. Clifton StrengthsFinder

This 30-minute test gave me more insight into my career path than any other.

41. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

42. Myers Briggs

The leading testing system for understanding your personality type.

43. Johnson O’Connor Aptitude Test

44. The Cathcart Institute by Jim Cathcart

45. Seth Godin’s Blog

46. Tiny Buddha by Lori Deschene

47. Get the Life You Love by Arvind Devalia

48. Info Chachkie by John Greathouse

The resource for a first time entrepreneur looking to build something epic.

49. Advanced Riskology by Tyler Tervooren

Dedicated to helping us take the calculated risks that make all the difference.

50. Motivational Memo by Peter G. James Sinclair

51. TurkishSpark by Kerim Baran and Babur Ozden

Turkish entrepreneurs helping new business builders get started.

52. Impossible 2 Possible by Ray Zahab

Non-profit dedicated to expanding the youth’s belief of what’s possible.

53. Passive Panda by James Clear

A fresh approach to earning more money online doing things that you enjoy.

54. Adventures in Manifesting by Sean Patrick Simpson

55. Legal Nomads by Jodi Ettenberg

Inspiring lawyers to spend their time traveling the world instead of nose deep in some case.

56. Kidzmet

An alternative way to help kids align passion, strengths and success – great for parents.

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Other Passion and Purpose Websites:

*Note: While I know the above sites well, I cannot specifically vouch for the ones below. This is just a list of additional highly ranked resources.

56. Wake Up Cloud

57. My Passions Finder

58. PluginID

59. Passion on Purpose

60. Dream Job Coaching 

61. How to Find & Define My Life Purpose

62. Personality Desk

63. Passion & Purpose Institute

64. Power, Passion & Purpose Group

65. Discovering Your Passion For Life 

66. Define a purpose in life

67. Living Purpose Institute

68. The Life Purpose Discovery System

69. Your Divine Life Purpose Unleashed

70. A Purpose Driven Life 

71. Life Purpose

72. Life Purpose Inspiration Blog

73. Fulfilling Your Life Purpose and Mission

74. Unlock your Life’s Purpose 

75. Meaning & Purpose of Life 

76. Women: Living Life on Purpose 

77. My Life Coach Blog

78. Make your passion your profession

79. Work with Passion

80. [email protected] Blog

Other Self Assessments & Tests:

81. The Career Key

82. CPP

83. Top Strengths Tests

84. Career-Intelligence

85. Keirsey

86. iMap

87. Personality Type

88. Humanmetrics

89. Personality Pathways

90. 9 Types

91. 3 Smart Cubes

92. Queendom

93. Testing Room

94. Discover Your Personality

95. ISEEK Skills Assessment

96. Know Your Type

97. LearnMyself

98. PsychTests

99. Personality Net

100. 41 Q

There you go. That should keep you busy for a while…

Now it’s your turn:

What’s your best resource for finding your dream career? List your top website in the comments below.

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