Job Board and Networking Web Sites

While there are many ways to learn about available positions, including classified ads and word of mouth, many job opportunities are posted online to discussion lists (a.k.a. networking sites), general job board sites, or company Web pages. Often, professional organizations and associations maintain Web sites that have forums to facilitate networking. Below is a brief list of online resources to support mid and seasoned professionals in the job search.

Associations on the Net

The Internet Public Library
This web site lists organizations that have a Web presence, enabling you to explore groups you might want to join.

Gateway to Associations Online
This Web site, maintained by the American Society of Association Executives, provides a comprehensive directory to Web sites of business and professional associations.

General Job Board Sites

Many resources provide a large database of job openings where you can search by profession or keywords. Consider visiting:

America’s Job Bank
Thousands of new jobs are posted daily by employers searching for candidates. This site is free to all users.

Careerbuilder.com
A combination of help wanted ads of the nation’s newspapers and job listings from the Web sites of leading employers. The site also includes many other job-search resources.

Find a Recruiter.com
Job seekers looking for a recruiting professional (headhunters, executive search, staffing firms) can search a database of more than 10,000 recruiters. Search by company name, specialty, or location. This resource is free to job seekers.

Indeed

OneWire
This is an online career management tool designed to create targeted career connections between individuals and opportunities specifically in finance.

Simplyhired
These two sites “spider in” available positions from across the Web, including company Web sites, job boards, and professional associations. Enter in basic search information for a plethora of available positions.

Job and Career Resources for Executives, Top Managers, and Midcareer Professionals

Atlantic Research Technologies
This is a worldwide executive search firm for the high-tech, manufacturing, and services industries.

ExecGlobalNet
This Web site is exclusive to managers who want to explore new career opportunities without jeopardizing your current job. The site also includes targeted career resources for managers and executives.

ExecSearches
This job board site supports nonprofit, education, health care, and public organizations to recruit midlevel and executive professionals.

The Chase Group Inc.
The Chase Group, Inc. is an executive search firm offering professional recruitment services in the Life Sciences industry, including global pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, academic medicine and research, non-profits, animal health, diagnostics, medical devices and healthcare communications.

Visit Company Web Sites
If you have a specific set of companies you would most like to work for, visit their Web site. In addition, alumni have access to a variety of research databases that can assist you in your company search.