Gateways and Portals You Need to Be Aware Of
When you’re beginning your executive job search research, I suggest you visit some of the main gateways, or what I call “portals,” for your job search information.
This is by far the fastest way to find good general information for your executive job search needs. Remember to stay focused and on task regarding the informational answers you are seeking.
Here are some of my go-to career-hunting sites:
- www.job-hunt.org Â (large but overwhelming)
- www.jobhuntersbible.com (Mark and Richard Bolles)
- www.rileyguide.com Â (Margaret Riley Dikel)
4. www.careeronestop.org Â (U.S. Department of Labor)
5. www.careerjournal.com Â (Wall Street Journal executive website)
6. www.quintcareers.com Â (lightly touches upon a lot of topics)
7. www.jobstar.org Â (California based and oriented)
8. www.cacareerzone.org Â (California orientedâ€”provides a choice of viewing the site via text, graphic, or Flash mode)
Â Directories You Should Be Using
Another important piece in the internet research resource puzzle is directories. The nice thing about directories is that the information contained in them is sorted by humans and not “spiders.” As a result, they will give you a fair amount of good, broad information. Again, however, you will need to do some comparison shopping. Check a couple of them out and decide which ones work best for your particular executive job search needs. My three favorite directories are:
- www.dmoz.org Â (This is supposed to be one of the largest.)
- www.lii.org Â (librarians internet indexâ€”used to be www.ipl2.org)
- www.infomine.ucr.edu/ Â (University of California Riverside)
Â Where to Go for More In-Depth Information
The following websites will help you gather more information about those top 25-50 companies you’re targeting on your “hot” wish list (i.e., the companies you would really like to work for):
1. www.CareerOneStop.com Â (U.S. Government website)
3. www.Weddles.com/associations/index.htm Â (associations)
4. www.Ipl.org Â (On home page in search box enter “industry associations” to get to list of industry associations.)
5. www.bls.gov/oco/cg/home.htm Â (provides available careers by industry, etc.)
6. www.hoovers.com Â (provides the competitors for each company you check out)
8. www.asaenet.org Â (American Society of Association Executivesâ€”shows more than 300 industries)
Company Internet Research
During the process of your executive job search, you will need to gather more information on companies that:
1. You are interested in working for
2. You have applied for jobs with
3. You are going to interview with
4. Are competitors of the firms you are talking to so you can better understand the product category and industry
I suggest the following websites to help you with your research:
1. www.kompass.com Â (2.4 million companies worldwide listed)
2. www.vault.com Â (job website with company info)
*** The above material is an excerpt from my newest executive job search book, The NEW Rules of Job Search â€“ How to Land an Executive Job in the New Economy, pages 91-93.
Have a great 2013 landing that next great executive job!
I look forward to helping you land that next great job!
Eleanor Anne Sweet
Executive Job Search Expert CoachÂ ™
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