Linked In – social networking for business & careersIf you’re not using Linked-in, yet, go to my Join Now, revisit my profile, (if you know me) click “I know John” and enter my email address and we’ll connect.
Networking groupsGreater 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
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.
General jobsites http://indeed.com is probably the best jobsite aggregator. Create an account and configure it to send daily updates for what you're looking for.
http://theladders.com ($100k+ jobs, quality postings. Free trial, then $30 / month)
Pharma/biotech jobsites http://www.biospacejobs.com/
http://www.bio.com/jobs/index.jhtml (Ha! This is no longer BIOlogy-related - it's (celebrity) BIOgraphy-related (somebody got some $ for the bio.com 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 http://www.techcouncil.org/member_directory.cfm (Eastern Tech Council - maybe this link still works for members?)
Salary info http://www.salarynegotiations.com/content.php?id=20
Very detailed, interesting salary calculator
Contract market/auction sites http://www.eworkmarkets.com