Our Resources section intends to help both our candidates and clients elevate their activities related to job search or recruiting, as well as career and human capital management.
Content is divided into two categories:
- Links to Job Search Resources; and
- Articles addressing a changing list of subjects including job/company research, networking, hiring, interview techniques, compensation planning, leadership development and succession planning.
We hope you will find this information helpful. Please e-mail us with any suggestions for desired content -- we’re always open to new ideas.
Job Search Resources
- CareerBuilder -- As the Web’s biggest job site, CareerBuilder gets more than 23 million visitors a month. The company has been around since 1995 and has developed an impressive network of listing sources and job search centers.
- CraigsList -- The granddaddy of online classifieds gives those searching for jobs within their own communities an easy way to look. Though not polished in presentation, the sheer number of job listings makes up for it.
- Indeed -- Indeed works as an aggregator for listings and has the capability of searching an immense number of job list resources. Indeed offers multiple search criteria, and job seekers are not required to join to have access to the service (a good thing). Its simplicity and ease of use are some of its best features.
- LinkedIn -- Best known for being a “social network” for professionals, LinkedIn has been beefing up its job search options. Both LinkedIn (the entity) and many of its online Groups facilitate job postings, albeit for a fee. Best strategy: Committed users can build networks over time for a leg up in future job searches.
- Monster -- In addition to being the best-know global job listing site, Monster also offers advice on resumes, interviewing and salary information.
- The Ladders -- This site has branded itself as the place to look for $100,000+ salaried jobs. While you can try The Ladders for free, expect to pay $30+/ month to take advantage of all of the site’s resources.
- Online.wsj.com/careers -- The Wall Street Journal’s “Career Journal” offers insightful articles ranging from career advice to anecdotes on workplace behaviors. The Journal is a standard-bearer for editorial excellence, and its Career section continues this tradition. The site recently featured content ranging from “Building a Resilient Career” to “Hiring a Resume Writer? Ask these questions first.” The site also offers a job search engine, though it does not appears to have as an ambitious reach as web sites dedicated to this purpose.
- Company web sites -- We strongly advocate visiting company web sites when seeking information on a prospective employer, whether for initial research or critical preparation for an impending job interview. Best bets for your research include:
Finance.Yahoo.com -- Yahoo! Finance is a terrific resource for doing either a cursory or in-depth review of a public company (and the occasional well-known private firm). The site’s ”Get Quotes” feature allows you to type in the company name to locate the stock symbol and a link to Yahoo’s site for that firm. This features a plethora of information, including Quotes, Charts, News and Info, Company (Profile, Key Statistics, SEC Filings, Competitors, News and Industry, Executive Pay), Analyst Coverage, Stock Ownership, and Financials. Yahoo’s Business Summary -- a succinct Company Profile -- provides a concise, unvarnished and easy-to-ready description of the company’s products and markets.
- Review Company and Product pages to gain an understanding of corporate positioning, core markets and technologies.
- Management -- Check out Management and Board of Directors biographies for clues to the company’s history and culture. In assessing your fit with the organization and its leadership team, look for commonalities in operational or product expertise, employers, universities & degrees, and alumni or professional organizations.
- Press releases -- Review recent press releases for clues to the company’s financial health and key initiatives. Typically the last paragraph of a press release will include the company’s “tag line” -- an approved and concise description of the company’s charter, products and markets.
- Investor (investor relations) -- The Investor section provides a wealth of financial information and news, including links to upcoming events, stock charts, SEC filings, investor presentations, financial press releases, corporate milestones, and summary financial information.
- Careers -- Review job opportunities, career events, benefits information, and the company’s Mission Statement.