Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Career resources

This post is a reference page for various career links I've accumulated. Rather than continue to email them piecemeal to folks I thought I'd put them all in one public place. I hope you find them useful. If you comment with additional links or corrections, I'll update the post. Thanks!

Linked In – social networking for business & careers

If you’re not using Linked-in, yet, go to my View John Quillen's profile on LinkedIn Join Now, revisit my profile, (if you know me) click “I know John” and enter my email address and we’ll connect.

Networking groups

Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG) - CxO-level execs with 20+ yrs. 50% job seekers 50% employed. Excellent, high quality group with 1000+ members in PA/NJ/DE region.

Philly Chapter of TPNG - Technology Professionals Networking Group. Mailing list has decent volume of opportunities.

Technology Executive Networking Group TENG
(Philly TENG is associated with TPNG)
Business Network International (Delaware Valley)

Job search books

Get The Job You Want, Event When No One's Hiring - by Ford Myers. Career coach in a book; effective strategies for finding your job and managing your career. Ford is local to Philly area.

Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty by Harvey Mackay is a must read on the importance of networking. These days it's difficult to imagine finding a job without an active network. Mackay's title makes it clear why not to wait to build one.

Don’t Send a Resume: And Other Contrarian Rules to Help Land a Great Job – Jeffery Fox. A different perspective on getting a job. Research a company and present them with a proposal for what you’d do for them.

The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search: The Proven Program Used by the Worlds Leading Career Services Company – Orville Pierson. Very good advice from someone in the placement business for 30+ years.

General jobsites is probably the best jobsite aggregator. Create an account and configure it to send daily updates for what you're looking for. ($100k+ jobs, quality postings. Free trial, then $30 / month)

Pharma/biotech jobsites (Ha! This is no longer BIOlogy-related - it's (celebrity) BIOgraphy-related (somebody got some $ for the domain:-)

Not-for profit job listings

If you are interested in positions in non-profit/charitable organizations, you might try this site:

Philadelphia company index (Eastern Tech Council - maybe this link still works for members?)

Salary info

Very detailed, interesting salary calculator

Contract market/auction sites