More People Finders

Once you’ve tapped all your sources and fished in all the resume pools, don’t stop. Look in some less populated places too. Here are a variety of sites to explore that could lead you to your next placement. General:

  • The Workplace Links

    From Bell Atlantic, this site offers an easy to navigate source for resources, organizations, and competitive intelligence in a variety of fields.

  • Forum One

    A very thorough directory of myriad online discussion groups – ranging from the essential to the ridiculous.

Industry Specific:

  • GeekWeek

    Each week, the Web people at Geek Week highlight an individual known for his/her “geekly” accomplishments. Most are under 40 and are superior IT people. While no email is included, you are given the name of the company where they work and enough personal data to make finding them relatively easy.

  • Internet Professional Publishers Association

    A discussion forum for and by Internet design professionals (including developers, programmers, content providers and more).

  • The Java Lobby

    A discussion group with more than 37,000 members.

  • The Tel2-M@rketer’s Group

    Forums for, by, and about telemarketers and call center personnel.

Academic Sites:

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  • American Universities

    This site is an alphabetical listing of all colleges and universities in the US – many with personal pages.

  • The Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences

    Why search through the spam in Usenet when you can go right to the sources? Simply type in the keywords that describe the kind of person you’re looking for and find the many electronic conferences available. Includes links to discussion lists, newsgroups, mailing lists, interactive Web chat groups, and more.

Diversity Recruiting:

  • Forums at the Minorities’ Job Bank

    Arranged by ethnic affiliation, these new discussion boards attract African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian American, and Native Americans.

Jennifer Hicks, a seasoned Internet researcher who writes extensively on the use of the Internet for job hunters and recruiters, is a contributor to AIRS research. The AIRS Search Guide acts as your personal trainer, guiding you through our Advanced Internet Recruitment Strategies (AIRS) in a highly illustrated offline magazine. Each issue is full of new sourcing strategies, search examples, step-by-step procedures, and AIRS latest research for finding high-value passive candidates on the Internet. Contact AIRS at


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