Job Seekers’ Resources
MasterMind Connections – Resources & Relationships for Chicago Executives in Transition
Career Transition Sites
Best Jobs in the USA Today: A large site with lots of career exploration information as well as job listings. However, also advertises many for-profit services.
InDeed.com Consolidated Job Postings
Careerealism Career Advice For Inquiring Minds
Beyond.com – A better way to manage your career
Career One Stop: A publicly funded meta-site for all kinds of career information from wages and employment trends, state labor market conditions, career exploration, and job listings.
CarouselExpo.com: A listing of career fairs and company open houses in the Illinois area. This list is not comprehensive but it gives you more options.
ChicagoJobs.Com: Covering the employment scene across 11 counties in and around Chicago.
ChicagoJobTalk.org The Definitive Chicago Area Job Guide
CareerJet Employment Search Engine
Jibber Jobber – Career Management 2.0
The Muse offers exciting job opportunities, expert advice, and a peek behind the scenes into fantastic companies and career paths.
Recruiting Blogs See what is going on inside the industry.
Glass Door Provides current salaries, common interview questions, and research on companies nationwide.
Crain’s Chicago Business Tremendous Chicago business resources with up-to-date activity.
Dice Career Hub for Tech Talent
Executives Only – Listing of quality jobs.
ExecUNet – $150k plus networking.
Job Hunters Bible resources from the Author of What Color is Your Parachute?
Spoke Provides executive names and contacts
Hunter Search Site – Good job search site
The Ladders – Job Matching for $100 K + Positions
Lumity Non Profit Opportunities – Job Postings for Not-For-Profits
Recruiter.com – Connecting Recruiters and Job Seekers
SparkHire: SparkHire provides a new way for job seekers and consultants to present themselves more completely to companies. Coupling innovative video technologies with traditional online job board features, Spark Hire revolutionizes the application, screening and interviewing process for job seekers, consultants and companies.
Chicago AMA: The Chicago Chapter of the American Marketing Association provides job listings as well as networking and volunteering opportunities.
HRMAC Job Bank Listing of Human Resource Positions Available
For Financial Executives
Services and Products
Career Direction Coaching – Systematic approach to answer the question: “What is the best and highest use of this talent?” from Chicago Executive Coaching
Coe Financial Group – 401K Rollovers, IRAs, Health Insurance
The Careers College – Self-Paced, Online Job Search Training and Career Resource Center
CPaths – Doug Seville – Executive Search. Has a great newsletter.
Duke Careers: Use their Candidate Registration for customized email updates for high level opportunities.
Hoovers – Subscription based service for corporate contacts and more. Access available for MasterMind Connectors Members.
Consultant Boot Camp helps new/start-up consultants to Fast Track their practices and improve their chances for success.
Inspired Choice Executive Search – Transition Coaching by Gail Sussman-Miller
Improve-ization – Executive & Career Coaching by Rosemary Monahan
The Mentor Group – Job Transition Services – The Mentor Group assists individuals, especially managers and executives to effectively uncover and land their next job or business opportunity.
- Labor Attorney – Jonathan Vegosen is an attorney specializing in labor matters
- Employment Contract Attorney – Eugene Jacobs at Seyfarth-Shaw in Chicago
Vista Print Great business card resource- utilize both front and back sides.
Your Life Counselor – Robin Mitzen is great for reality check and motivation.
Realize Your Light – Betsy Rooth, Reiki practitioner
Groups and Organizations
Career Place – Previously Barrington Career Center – Barrington, IL
Community Career Center of Naperville provides a supportive and professional setting where job seekers can conduct an effective and successful job search.
E.L.I.T LinkedIn Group for senior level Financial and HR people in search of their next career path. ELIT membership is comprised of Candidates, Sponsors and Alumni.
Executive Networking Group Local Group with 200 people per month participating.
Executive Leadership Alliance – An affiliation of individual seasoned leaders with C-Level business expertise who are available for traditional employment, interim roles and project assignments
Jewish Vocational Center JVS Chicago – Working to transform lives, providing career coaching guidance, job training and crucial support to more than 10,000 people annually.
Job Search Circle Networking groups meeting weekly in Lake Forest and Palatine
Jewish B2B Networking Jewish Business Networking for the Midwest
NetWorked Chicago Guide to Chicago Networking Events
St. Hubert Job & Networking Ministry – Hoffman Estates, IL
Society for Human Resource Management: Includes information on a wide range of human resources areas. Job postings are listed by location, job title and posting date.
Technology Executives Club Dedicated to the success of IT professionals
Recommended Reads (&/or Listens)
- The Success Principles – Jack Canfield
- Who Moved My Cheese – Spencer Johnson
- Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty – Harvey MacKay
- The Power of Peopletizing – Chad Coe
- The Peak Interview: New Insights into Winning the Interview and Getting the Job – Bill Burnett
- What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles
- Five O’Clock Club – Career development books and CDs from the NYC based career coaching organization.
- Breakthrough Networking: Building Relationships That Last by Lillian D. Bjorseth
- OUT OF UNIFORM: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career
Go Through The Motions by Brian Johnson from Big Ideas on Optimal Living
The Key to Self Change by Guy Finley from Big Ideas on Optimal Living
Resume Samples – from the For Dummies series, a bank of resume formats
MasterMind Connections Blog Insight and Inspiration for Executives in Transition