Forbes Names 3 Chicago Startups to Their Top 75 Websites for Your Career List

October 23, 2012


Last month Forbes put together their inaugural list of the Top 75 Websites for Your Career.  We, at, decided to take a closer look at the list and noticed that 4 of the 75 companies were based in Chicago (not to mention a few others had regional headquarters here)!

Not only that, but 3 of the 4 Chicago companies that made the list are startups, which is pretty impressive considering the competition wasn’t just limited to the United States (some companies from Canada and the UK also made the list,) and there were no rules on who could be nominated, meaning corporate giants were up against personal blogs and small businesses. 

Chicago must be doing something right to have such great representation on Forbes’ list.  We want to congratulate the all the companies who made the list, which you can find here.  But, take a minute to check out these hometown favorites who claimed a spot on Forbes’ list:


Founded in 1995, CareerBuilder is one of the biggest online job boards. Its scope is international, with a presence in more than 60 markets worldwide. The site helps employers refine and target job descriptions to attract talent. Users can post résumés on the site and for a fee, get help writing résumés ($180-$300), cover letters ($50), thank-you notes ($15) and compiling references ($10). The site also offers paid online courses in different fields, like marketing and dentistry.

Career Girl Network

Career Girl Network provides information and resources to women, as well as the opportunity to build a network invested in their success. With hundreds of original articles each month from writers who know the world of personal branding, dressing for success, interview tactics, and other tips for success, the site combines its in-house expertise with valuable aggregated content for women in business from around the web. launched in March of 2012 and is a website devoted to providing leading content for job seekers, hiring authorities, HR representatives, recruiters, and business owners.  The site is quickly becoming a destination portal for job seekers and the hiring community to access best practices, industry trends, and thought leadership.

One Day One Job

Launched in 2007 by 2006 Cornell graduate Willy Franzen, One Day One Job aims to help college students and recent graduates who aren’t sure what career path to take. Users sign up and the site sends them one email each day, either about a job listing or an internship opportunity. The site is free for job seekers. Franzen has sent out an email on a new company making entry-level hires every day since starting the site; its database now includes 1,700 companies.