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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.
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.

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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.
Executive Resumes and Career Transition Strategies Blog Articles on numerous executive career-related topics.
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.
Custom Databanks Contact data for recruiters, VC firms, and companies to use in your job search. Firm used by resume writers, outplacement firms, career coaches, college career centers, and individuals since 1987 

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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).
DHR International Leading global retained executive search firm, focusing on CEO, Board of Director, and senior-level functional and diversity assignments. Formerly Christian and Timbers
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.com Find out what you’re worth. Get salary estimates.
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.
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.
Headhunter.com Formerly Career Builder. Has free ‘Personal Search Agent’ feature which searches 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.
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.com 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.
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.)
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.
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
Executive Resumes and Career Transition Strategies Blog Articles on numerous executive career-related topics.

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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.

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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.
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.

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