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You’ll want to check this page regularly. As the Web expands and evolves and we continue to explore, we will be adding interesting and valuable links for you. Note that our objective here is quality, not quantity. We could easily do as many other sites have done, and compile a massive list of everything on the Web remotely relating to careers. Instead, after we visit and evaluate each site, we add only those that are of potential interest or offer specific value for the executives and professionals we serve.

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EXECUTIVE-LEVEL CAREER RESOURCES

Board of Directors Positions
Boardroom Insider Insights on governance, boards of directors, and 21st century boardroom. Newsletter, books, links.
Boardroom Metrics Boardroom Metrics provides a number of forms and checklists that can help boards evaluate their performance and that of senior management.
Directors and Boards Information source and intellectual thought leader in the field of corporate governance. “Must read” for any senior executive serving on or reporting to a corporate board.

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Company Research / Information
Hoovers Ranked by multiple major publications including PC Magazine as a top business web site for news and information about industries, companies, IPO’s, etc.
Vault Fortune recently called Vault “The best place on the Web to prepare for a job search.” Useful destination for insider company information on 3,000+ companies and 70 industries (called “edgy, fun reads” by Forbes). Detailed, targeted and free  e-newsletters with breaking news and exclusive stories in various industries. 

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Executive Job Boards (Also see General Job Boards section below. Many have executive sections and postings.)
CEO Update (nonprofit opportunities) Source for up-to-date information on senior level nonprofit jobs in trade associations, professional societies, cause-oriented organizations, and foundations, endorsed service provider for ASAE (American Society of Association Executives).
CIO Leading Web resource for IT executives, with position listings, extensive resource center, and free subscription to online newspaper.
Construction CEO Construction recruitment, construction headhunters, construction careers, construction employment. Online portal with current and useful information to help construction CEO’s become more effective at work and further their careers.
HR Executives’ Guide HR Guide is a rapidly growing website started in 1999 that contains 100s of pages of information and links for Human Resources executives.
NationJob NationJob’s Executive and Management Jobs Page can be searched by location, position type, salary, keyword, and more. Although most listings are at VP/Director level or below, it does have some C-Level listings and many $100K+ jobs. Also has a salary wizard and mortgage calculator.
Opportunity NOCs (nonprofit opportunities) Online job classifieds for nonprofit jobs in New England. The Boston Globe calls them “one of the best publications for nonprofit jobs in Massachusetts… the clearinghouse for nonprofit jobs at all levels.”
The Ladders Group of industry-focused job newsletters featuring $100K+ positions in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations, HR, Legal, Technology areas of expertise.

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Information Portals / Periodicals / Training
Career Journal – WSJ Career Journal from The Wall Street Journal. Add your resume to their resume database, search job postings, business and career news for executives, managers, and professionals.
CEO Refresher Over 1,200 current and archived articles on creative leadership, competitive strategy, leading change, performance improvement, corporate boards, executive performance and more. Lists upcoming executive conferences and includes extensive link directory specifically geared for CEOs.
CEO Express Potpourri of information useful for busy executives – great portal for business and industry news, research, office and travel tools, technology, company and Internet search engines.
Inc. Magazine Online Tremendous amount of general business information, chat and bulletin boards, recommended readings, Inc 500 listing of America’s fastest growing companies.
Impact Factory: Leadership, Management, Communications Training Impact Factory provides management skills courses that cover presentation skills, communications skills, leadership training and team building, through to corporate events and executive coaching for individuals.

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Networking, Resume Distribution
ExecGlobalnet.com Web site for executives and managers who want to explore new career opportunities without jeopardizing their current position. The site states: “ExecGlobalNet is 100% safe – NO ONE will know who you are or that you are considering a career move.”
ExecuNet Career management information service and career advancement networking organization exclusively for executives and senior professionals with salaries in excess of $75,000. Information on job opportunities, salaries, tactics, strategies, and trends. Resource used extensively by recruiters.
Executive Agent Connect – discreetly and confidentially – with executive recruiters who specialize in senior-level placements. 
NetShare Subscriber-based site providing job leads for positions at $100K+. Searchable, interactive database. Set up a profile, and matches will be emailed to you. Rated by Forbes as “the best job site for executives” for the past two years.

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Recruiter Sites for Top Executives (Some allow resume posting. These firms specialize in executive level placement. See also General Recruiter Sites & Directories below.)
Blue Steps Represents U.S. and overseas search firms (especially Europe).
Christian & Timbers Leading global retained executive search firm, focusing on CEO, Board of Director, and senior-level functional and diversity assignments.
Heidrick & Struggles One of the world’s largest executive search firms, focusing on senior-level executive search, interim executive placement, and leadership development services, including executive assessment and professional development.
Korn Ferry Allows you to access both the executive positions currently being handled by firm, as well as post your resume for access by their executive recruiters.
RiteSite Executive career information exchange by John Lucht, author of Rites of Passage, a highly respected resource for executive candidates. Offers exposure to elite set of “Rites-Honored” recruiting firms (fee-based).
Russell Reynolds Senior level executives may use their online tool to submit resumes to their global network of 32 offices and more than 275 recruiters.
Spencer Stuart Join their talent network at no charge and receive information on executive opportunities as well as access to free career resources.

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Salary Information & Relocation Facts
Area Vibes Salary Calculator This salary calculator compares the cost of living in each city, and displays the amount that you would need to earn for a comparable standard of living.
Jobstar.org Connect to over 300 salary surveys on the Web – general and profession-specific, from sources including periodicals, local newspapers, trade/professional journals and associations, recruiters and employment agencies.
Salary Expert Free salary site used by HR professionals – offers salaries, benefits, and cost-of-living information for 30,000 positions in over 45,000 locations. Conservative, realistic figures, unlike some sites that reflect “recruiter inflation.”
Salary Negotiations Website of Jack Chapman, coach, speaker, published author, and general “guru” on salary negotiations.
The Salary Calculator (TM) Use this calculator to compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. and international cities. Check crime statistics for your target city. Determine the tax bite with detailed state tax tables.

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USEFUL SITES FOR ALL SALARY LEVELS

General Job Boards (While not exclusive to executives, many have executive sections and all list some executive opportunities. Some boards are specific to particular industries.)
4International Careers Free worldwide directory of job sites and career resources. Covers 190 countries and ~600 sites in 18 categories.
AllStarJobs Links to more than 40,000 local employers, employment agencies, job banks, and career resources in over 1,200 cities nationwide.
Brint.com Business and technology portal for E-business, Information Technology, and Knowledge Management.
CareerBank Career site for Accounting, Finance, and Banking positions. Features nationwide database of job opportunities, extensive resume database, useful articles, career tips, and up-to-date industry news.
Career Builder Has free ‘Personal Search Agent’ feature which searches Career Builder job postings for positions that match your criteria and e-mails you with an abstract and the Internet address of the job posting. Also includes relocation information and a ‘moving calculator,’ career advice, and even a budget calculator. Lots of interesting links. Note that Career Builder and Headhunter.net have merged. Click on “Executive” in the “Search by Job Category” menu for senior level position search.
CV Tips Good tips on Curriculum Vitae, overseas style resumes. Overseas opportunities, salary surveys.  Especially useful for those in health care disciplines.
DICE Employment search web site for IT professionals, with thousands of high tech permanent, contract, and consulting jobs nationwide.
Employment Guide Post your resume on their database, research employers, consult the ‘Career Doctor.’ Thousands of listings for technical, professional, and managerial positions.
FlipDog.com General career site. Post your resume, search jobs, use automated Job Hunter, research employers.
GetaGovJob.com Offers free resume listings, a national public sector jobs database, and automatic notification of new postings by category. Their free “e-zine” (e-mailed/online newsletter) contains valuable information on how to obtain a government position or advance your career in the public sector.
Headhunter.net See Career Builder above; the two have merged.
Hospitality Resource Network Hospitality industry jobs for hotels, restaurants, casinos, and resorts. Resume database, directory of employers and vendors, online listing of thousands of job postings, free industry-specific career advice.
HotJobs.com Post your resume, search database by job category.
Insurance & Financial Services Jobs Board dedicated to the Insurance and Financial Services [IFS] Industry. Post your resume, search position listings, review salary and industry trend info.
Job Board Info Lists all the major job boards and has detailed directory of industry-specific sites and news groups. If it exists on the Web, it’s probably listed here.
JobBankUSA JobBank USA – specializes in providing career information including job and resume database services to job candidates, employers, and recruitment firms in the U.S. and worldwide.
MindTools Site contains a wealth of resources for management of your career, learning practical skills to achieve your goals, including extensive courses, manuals, and coaching offerings.
Monster Board As the name says, a ‘monster’ resource. 50,000 job postings worldwide, employer profiles, resume database, career insight and advice, relocation services.  Note: Monster Board and Online Career Center have merged to create a mega-site.
MSN Careers Post your resume, search their jobs database (partnered with Monster.com).
Tech-Centric.net Search broad spectrum of IT jobs from entry level to management, browse technology and industry articles and newsletters, follow links to IT career and training resources. 
USAJobs.org Non-profit job board that targets licensed or certified Engineers, Architects, Building Officials, Educators, CPAs, Nurses, MDs, IT experts, CPAs, licensed brokers and dealers, along with senior officer level business development and sales professionals. 

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General Recruiter Sites & Directories (Some allow resume posting. While not executive-level specialists, these sites do generally offer some senior placement opportunities and recruiter contacts.)
Executive Placement Professional recruiting firm specializing in Retail and Restaurant Industries. Submit your resume, search jobs database.
ExecSearches.com Specializes in nonprofit and public sector employment in higher education, health, advocacy, philanthropy, government, social and human services, and community and economic development. Post resume, search jobs.  
FutureStep Also sponsored by Korn Ferry, but caters more to middle management market.
Lucas Group Lucas Group is a national executive search firm founded in 1970. There is no cost to register and post your resume with them. Your resume is sent directly to one of more than 400 recruiters on the staff of this boutique agency specializing in specific industries (drop-down list of industries on home page under Expertise.
NAER National Association of Executive Recruiters site. Access their membership directory and search the entire NAER membership database for a list of companies that can help meet your needs.
OnlineRecruitersDirectory Database of recruiters and executive search firms searchable by geography or industry sector. Designed for use by both employment candidates and employers/hiring managers. Search for a recruiter by specialty, location, type of firm, type of jobs handled, geography covered, and view a profile and contact information.
RecruitersOnline.com Global community of recruiters, headhunters, and professional staffing firms. Search 1000s of positions, post your resume.
SearchFirm Free recruiting exchange connecting thousands of corporate recruiters, jobseekers with leading executive search firms from around the world in over specialties.
Search Firm Directory Online executive recruiter directory, designed to connect corporate recruiters with leading executive search firms around the world, but makes a great resource for individuals in career transition. Search by specialty, firm type, location, etc.

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Information Portals / Periodicals
Career Magazine Potpourri of career-related articles, job listings, resume database, relocation resources, trade show information, message board. Recruiter directory by state, alphabetically, and by specialty. Although not specifically geared to the executive, it’s worth a visit.
Career News Provides numerous links to free trade publications listed by industry and title. Obtain free subscriptions to periodicals such as CFO, On Wall Street, HR Executive, CRM, Logistics Executive, etc.

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Job Interviews – Interview Questions, Strategies, Resources
Ace Your Executive Job Interview This article on CIO.com provides tips and techniques for answering common interview questions, making a good first impression during the interview, and for follow-up.
Job Interview Questions Interview Questions – Download your copy Instantly. The Internet Best-Selling Interview Questions Software since 1997.

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Personal Coaches – Executive and Life
(Note: While I am certified as a Job and Career Transition Coach, in my practice this currently translates into the (usually free) tactical advice I provide my clients on how to conduct an executive job search. As I do not offer more extensive personal coaching at present, the following resources may be of interest should you be in need of an executive or life coach. Please carefully evaluate qualifications and “fit” of any coach before selection!)
Bill Baren Coaching Bill Baren is a world-class executive, small business and personal life coach who offers professional coaching and consulting services.
Summit View Career Coaching Terry Ferrara is a certified Career and Leadership Coach. Her credentials include CCMC and CLTMC.
Miscellaneous Sites for Business or Personal Use
Coastal Credit Many employers nowadays will run an Employment Background Check (credit report) before making a job offer. Do you know what your credit report says about you? This site offers a merged report from all 3 major credit bureaus and can be used by employers, landlords, or individual consumers.
E Transcription Service Escriptionist.com advertises affordable, deadline-driven transcription services for dictation, business meetings, conference calls, focus groups, press briefings, lectures, radio shows, panel discussions, and seminars.
ISpeak Translation Web-based translation and localization service useful for international business proposals. Offers global platform of production centers and language-specific teams of linguists, project managers and technical staff.
Lawyer Directory One would hope to never need this, but this online directory of attorneys who provide representation on issues relating to employment termination is available should the situation arise.

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