Additional Resources for Job Seekers

SJ Mercury News Business Section
Silicon Valley/SJ Business Journal
Bay Area Tech Wire (mailing list with great updates)
The Deal (VC funding, other notices, email subscription)
6 Figure Jobs (site for info, good email subscription)
Venture Wire (Info on privately held companies and a series of email lists)

Networking Groups
Churchill Club
Commonwealth Club
Software Developers Forum
WorkIt (networking events throughout the area)
CSix Connect (networking luncheon and mailing list)

Additional groups and some help from the government:
One Stop Locator
Taproot is a nonprofit organization that enables people to volunteer for businesses that need help. It's a way for you to gain current experience, fill in some blanks on your resume and expand your network.


Some of the following downloads are in PDF format. If you don't have the latest Adobe Reader, please download the reader.

Marcia Stein's Downloads for Job Seekers:

Addressing Common Job Search Questions
Fundamentals for Effective Use of LinkedIn
Reference Checking - What Candidates Need to Know
Successful Interview Skills
Utilizing Job Boards

Resume Packet by Amy Brumgard, M.A., GCDF, MCDP

Jenny Kahn, PHR has two LinkedIn downloads, both PowerPoints with different topics. LinkedIn: Beyond Basics and LinkedIn: Successful Profiles. NOTE: LI changes the interface and adds functions on a regular basis. Some slides may not reflect the latest, but you can still find the information on LI.

Dan Harris was on our panel about recruiting and here are his resources for job seekers and recruiters:

For Jobseekers:

For Recruiters: search through LinkedIn Group Members

Dan's Blogs: Look at most recent posts to find resources/events in the area.

Our group had a special event for job seekers in April, 2009, and two of the speakers provided files for us. NOTE: Scroll down in each handout and you will find a tremendous amount of information.
Donna Fedor's Handout
Rebecca Keiler's Handouts: 1: The Elevator Pitch, 2: Accountability Statistics, 3: Questions About Doing What You Love, 4: Rebecca's Program to Build Your Resume, 5: Rebecca's Coaching Program, 6: Rebecca's Career Coaching Program, 7: Rebecca's Description about Coaching

We had a presentation about insurance alternatives in January of 2009. A copy of the presentation can be downloaded here, and there is addtional information I complied in a Word document you can download here.

For selling and job search: "Cold Calling Techniques (That really work!)" by Stephan Schiffman

Great book about job searching, interviewing, general info with lots of sample questions/answers in the back: "Knock 'em Dead" by Martin Yate

Some private coaches with books or mailing lists:
Carol Martin is an interview coach and has written several books.
Patti Wilson runs WednesdayNetwork. This is a network of 1800+ professionals providing answers and advice for job and career questions.

Need focus in your career decisions/job hunt? "What Color is Your Parachute" by Richard Bolles. His website is a supplemental site, not meant to replace the book.

KITLIST: This is an email listing of open positions primarily in the Silicon Valley (Some are outside of California or even the country.) If you subscribe, you are only allowed to post open positions. If you send in anything else you'll be dropped and banned from further participation. Best advise: subscribe to the daily digest and only read. DON'T POST!

Joe Laudari's email list for HR and Recruiters. Email Joe at and ask to be added.

REMEMBER THIS: STUDIES SHOW THAT APPROXIMATELY 80-90% OF ALL POSITIONS ARE FOUND VIA NETWORKING! My experience in recruiting and tracking staffing would agree with this data.

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