26 Oct 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.
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.
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
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
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
68. The Life Purpose Discovery System
69. Your Divine Life Purpose Unleashed
71. Life Purpose
72. Life Purpose Inspiration Blog
73. Fulfilling Your Life Purpose and Mission
74. Unlock your Life’s Purpose
76. Women: Living Life on Purpose
78. Make your passion your profession
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.
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Inderpreet singhPosted at 05:19h, 26 October
101, OMG they are lot of people to follow, may be i can choose top 10 of them.
ScottPosted at 10:54h, 30 October
Indeed! I’d say start with the first few and the ones I listed at first (1-55), are all you really need. The others are a bonus but the material in those first 55, that I have personally gotten benefit from, is enough to make very big things happen.
Executive XPosted at 05:30h, 26 October
9. Career Renegade. But so many new ones for me to review. Thanks for sharing such a great list, Scott!
ScottPosted at 10:55h, 30 October
Jonathan Fields’ work is nothing short of epic. I actually just interviewed him as one of the Expert Interviews in the upcoming How To Live Off Your Passion eCourse. Can’t wait to show you all!
SuziPosted at 06:04h, 26 October
What a great idea to share all those hot links! A great resource to have – thanks. 🙂
ScottPosted at 10:55h, 30 October
alieu nyingPosted at 06:16h, 26 October
hi brother an sister i am very happy about the good helpi am see now an i will want to thanks every oneabout this good work
AmyPosted at 07:37h, 26 October
Wow! You did your homework for this one!
I LOVE this list! Thank you for sharing- it’s always so nice to discover new like-minded sites!
AmyPosted at 07:40h, 26 October
Oh, and my top site for helping me realize that blogging can really change people’s lives is NerdFitness.com . This blog showed me that it was possible, and was the main inspiration for starting my own.
ScottPosted at 12:22h, 27 October
What Steve has done at Nerd Fitness is something all of us could learn from! The sites I listed above are more directed toward purpose work but once you find what you’re passionate about then going out and finding awesome models (like Steve in your case) is the next most crucial step!
Thanks Amy. You site looks really really good by the way!
Casey BermanPosted at 18:05h, 26 October
Thanks so much for featuring Leave Law Behind. What a great list! A lot for me to review and reach out to and learn from.
ScottPosted at 10:57h, 30 October
You deserve it Casey. I really like the niche you serve (moving from a career in Law to something more meaningful). It’s a place so many people are in pain and need major help. Thanks for contributing!
nochPosted at 21:28h, 26 October
thanks for the list of inspiration. i’m searching for my passions and next step in life
ScottPosted at 10:58h, 30 October
Perfect Noch! I have a feeling How To Live Off Your Passion- the upcoming course, will help a ton!
AbbyPosted at 06:45h, 27 October
Great list and thanks for taking the time to put it together. I was already following a few on your list and now I have added several others to my RSS Reader.
ScottPosted at 10:58h, 30 October
Awesome Abby. They are doing some epic work. I have them to thank for a lot of what exists here at Live Your Legend. Especially the first 55.
Yuval GorenPosted at 12:19h, 27 October
Wow, what a comprehensive and useful list!
I am familiar with some but there is so much more here. It may take me a week to check it all out but I am sure there is a lot of wisdom to learn from.
Thank you for sharing this.
ScottPosted at 10:59h, 30 October
Pleasure Yuval. Do yourself a favor and just pick a few from near the top and soak those in. You can always come back to the others late.
Scott Fox, ClickMillionaires.comPosted at 19:42h, 27 October
Thanks very much for including ClickMillionaires.com in this fabulous list of positive life-changing resources.
Lots of great company here and many new ones that I look forward to checking out.
So glad that my books have been inspiring to you. Looking forward to collaborating on what’s next…
All the best!
ScottPosted at 11:00h, 30 October
Awesome Scott. Thank YOU! It was a blast interviewing you yesterday as an Expert for How to Live Off Your Passion too. After all, your work inspired what you see here. Literally you taught me and inspired me to create my first blog. Huge thanks my man!
Barrie/Live Bold and BloomPosted at 05:44h, 28 October
What a thorough and wildly useful list! Thank you so much for including Live Bold and Bloom. Really enjoyed our interview together.
ScottPosted at 11:01h, 30 October
You absolutely belong on this one Barrie- in a big way. Thanks so much doing the interview. It’s going to add a ton to the course!
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slip kangourouPosted at 13:45h, 30 October
i really would like to find once for all MY job !!!
Steve MPosted at 06:09h, 04 November
This list is amazing! Thanks so much Scott! There is a ton of inspiration, guidance and motivation here. I’ve visited a few of them before and I can’t wait to visit more. Just can’t let it get in the way of my ‘doing’ (too much, anyway). Keep it up, man.
KerryPosted at 07:05h, 06 November
This is an awesome, and admittedly intimidating list!
I totally agree with you on StrengthsFinder. The insights I’ve gained have helped me navigate my way to what makes my heart sing.
I’ve recently started blogging about my journey – http://renewableenthusiasm.com
Renewable Enthusiasm is about experiential exploration along the journey of finding, following, living and sustaining a passion. Sometimes it’s what you do intentionally that counts. Other times, our “re-creation” comes from the unexpected life lessons that sneak in the back door when we engage in our hobbies.
Like Steve Jobs learning calligraphy, you never know where the meaningful life lessons will come from.
AvadhutPosted at 02:33h, 07 November
That’s an awesome list. I was searching for the resources on career and you have mentioned many of them.
I especially love and respect ZEN HABITS and RICHARD BOLLES’s Parachute series.
ScottPosted at 18:15h, 17 March
Ha ha. Great! I’m actually going to Richard Bolles’s 85th birthday tomorrow. Will be fun to reconnect!
alieu nyingPosted at 16:29h, 24 August
HI MY GREAT FRIEND I AM VERY HAPPY FOR YOUR GREAT SUPPORT BUT I WANT TO HERE MORE FROM YOU MY BEST FRIEND I NOW YOU NERY WILL BUT I NEED HELP FROM YOU THANK
KalaPosted at 20:20h, 07 November
Wow what a list thanks much I know a few of them like Zen Habits but it’s quite epic. I already feel like I spend too much time online 😉
But I can tell this info will be very helpful.
JamesPosted at 22:56h, 12 December
Great list, and excellent research. A highly unique set of online resources. Thanks a lot!