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.
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.
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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.
- Forums at the Minorities’ Job Bank
Arranged by ethnic affiliation, these new discussion boards attract African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian American, and Native Americans.