Career Resources on the Internet

The internet contains a wealth of free career information and resources. Here are some of the better sites that we recommend:

The Internet has been the most fundamental change
during my lifetime and for hundreds of years.”
– Rupert Murdoch

Business Networking

LinkedIn is an online networking tool that makes it easier to meet people, whether you are looking for a job, a lead for a project, or looking for an industry expert.
LinkedIn.com

Ryze members are around the world, with more than 500,000 members in more than 200 countries. Ryze is a general-purpose business network community, offering customizable personal profile pages and both private messaging and public discussion areas.
Ryze.com

Spoke boasts that over 40 million people are in their database, using their software for job searches and hiring, contact updates, business development, and general networking.
Spoke.com

ZoomInfo is a search engine, delivering comprehensive information on over 29 million business professionals and two million companies, across virtually every industry. Register with ZoomInfo for free, and your profile is published to the top search engines – making it easier for colleagues, recruiters, employers to find information about you.
Zoominfo.com

Networking Sites – For a more extensive list of networking sites, go to:
http://www.quintcareers.com/Internet_networking_sources.html#online_communities

Resumes & Letter Writing
JobStar Central
An excellent source of information for tips on writing cover letters and resumes, sample resumes, and information on how to post electronic resumes.
http://jobstar.org/tools/resume/index.php

200 Letters for Job Hunters
Author William S. Frank has put his entire book, 200 Letters for Job-Hunters, online for free. The site includes sample cover letters, thank-you letters, cold-call letters, etc.
http://www.careerlab.com/letters/default.htm

Career Development

Wall Street Journal: Career Journal
This site contains current articles and a large archive of articles on career development.
http://Online.wsj.com/careers

Salary Tables and Hiring Data
Salary.com
Jobstar.org

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Career Guide to Industries
Bls.gov/oco/cg/home.htm

Professional Associations

Yahoo! list and links to professional associations
http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/organizations/professional/

Thomas Global: Extensive list of trade and professional associations:
Thomasglobal.com/main/industrylinks.asp?bhcp=1

Company Research

Research company contact information, history, business, profitability, and jobs at these sites:

Vault.com

Business.com

ThomasNet.com

Yahoo! Business Directory:
http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Directories/Companies/

Wetfeet.com
http://www.wetfeet.com/Content/Companies.aspx

Contact / Phone Information
Yellowpages.com
Yellow.com
Addresses.com

The most important ways in which I think the Internet will affect the big issue is that it will make it more difficult for government to collect taxes.
– Milton Friedman

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