The 101 Top Online Resources for Finding Your Dream Job
“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.
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.
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.
44. The Cathcart Institute by Jim Cathcart
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.
An alternative way to help kids align passion, strengths and success – great for parents.
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
62. Personality Desk
71. Life Purpose
Other Self Assessments & Tests:
81. The Career Key
87. Personality Type
90. 9 Types
91. 3 Smart Cubes
93. Testing Room
96. Know Your Type
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.