Tools for Job Seekers: U.S. Dept of Labor Challenge

Update: Voting is closed now. Thank you for all your help!!

I just submitted Work Coach Cafe to the U. S. Department of Labor’s Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge. Basically it’s a database that will list sites from all over the United States to help people with their job search.

I know the Cafe isn’t exactly a standard tool, but I think (hope) it provides a special place for folks feeling frustrated by – and at times lost within – a maze of job search obstacles and advice.

If you’d like to help me get listed…please click below. They make it fairly easy to sign in by offering several services you are probably already part of. (If not you can register with minimal info.) You might have to search for Work Coach Cafe again after signing in (search bar at top of the page to the left) and then just click on the Recommend Tool and add your vote! Please check to see if vote registered. I’m hearing that sometimes it takes a couple of attempts. Sorry about that!

Click Here to Add Work Coach Cafe to the DOL list

Thank  you!!

~ Ronnie Ann

Again…voting is closed. Thanks to everyone who helped!


About the author…

Ronnie Ann, founder of Work Coach Cafe, bases her real-world advice on her many years as an organizational consultant where she helped interview and hire people, added to a certificate from NYU in Career Planning & Development and her own adventures as a serial job seeker. She can also be found on her new blog, and on Google+.


  1. Laine Zane says:

    Hi Ronnie,

    I just voted so you are up to 18 votes as of today. I used your site in August when I was unemployed. Found a job in September but unfortunately due to the economy and “downsizing” I was laid off this week. So back to the job of looking for a job. One thing I might say is do not become desperate and take any job like I did. Company I worked for couldn’t pay the rent of office they were in, told us to work out of our homes. My workload diminished. This all happened after I was at the job for one month. I do not want this to happen again, but in these times you don’t know as a lot of companies are downsizing. I love your site and thanks again for all your help….

  2. Oh Laine…I want to give you a big hug. Not because of the vote – which I am of course sooo grateful for – but because of what you went through.

    Please don’t even kick yourself a tiny bit for taking the job you did. We never know how these things turn out and what we might learn that helps later down the road. For me and my own less than linear career it’s provided LOTS of great material to help others. 😉

    I wish you all the best in this new fresh start year. Please feel free to ask a question or just stop by to share what’s happening. Fingers, legs, and eyes crossed for you.

    Good luck, Laine. Hope the next job is GREAT! And again…much thanks for your kind words and all your support.

    ~ Ronnie Ann

  3. Laine Zane says:

    Hi Ronnie,

    Thank you so much for the kind words! You know, I think when something like this happens to a person it can only make you stronger. I like what you said that you were provided with “lots of material to help others”. This is the way I see it too. To illustrate this, I belong to a networking group and I will mention your website to others in the group. It’s my small way to say “thank you Ronnie”. Yes, I will continue sharing what is going on as I really enjoy your website and want help other people too. Best wishes, Laine

  4. You are so sweet Laine. You just made my day!

    And I agree 100% with your philosophy. Although it does remind me of the prayer “For just this one day, lord, could you not make me any stronger?” 😉

    Thanks again, Laine. Best wishes right back at ya!

    ~ Ronnie Ann

  5. Glad you got to 25 but I confess my non-technically-savvy self was going in circles trying to vote you in but I got caught in a web. Here’s what I wanted to say… objective/sane/intelligent/reasonable/un-sales-person-like conversation/experience and advice.

  6. Awww! Thank you Shelley. So sorry you got caught in some techno-web vortex. But your words mean a lot to me. Really appreciate the effort and this lovely comment!

    Good luck with all your very cool possibilities!

    ~ Ronnie Ann

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