Career Resources

General & Multi-Purpose / Career Assessment / Job Openings / Job Search Knowledge & Resources / Career Building & Personal Branding / Recruiters / My Highly Recommended Books

General & Multi-Purpose

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Information
Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections
Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal
Richard Bolles, Author of What Color is Your Parachute

Career Assessment

Career Key
Meyers Briggs official site
Meyers Briggs (interpretive site, unofficial)
Princeton Review Career Quiz

Job Openings

Career Builder
Dice – Technology Jobs 
Idealist Job Openings
Reviews of Job Sites –
The Ladders

Job Search

5 Tips for a Better Cover Letter
11 Things You Should Never Put on Your Resume
12 Dos and Don’ts for Negotiating Salary in a Tough Economy
21 Words to Never Include in Your Resume
45 Questions You Should Ask in an Interview
Career Center, University of Illinois
Career Transitions Center of Chicago
Chicago’s Largest Employers and Executive Recruiters
Job Hunt
Networking Brief as a Tool
Right Management
Salary Calculator for Changing Cities
Salary information
Stop Looking for a Job!
The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes – from Google’s HR Chief
This Easy Negotiating Trick Could Boost Your Salary
Top Interview Tips
Two Minute Crash Course on Interviewing by Richard Bolles
What Makes A Recruiter Reject Your Resume in Seconds?
15 Smart Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview
Here’s How Exactly Who You Know Affects Landing a Job
How Employers Interview Remote Workers
Vetted List of 200 Best Job Search Sites

Career Building & Personal Branding

Alan Weiss, Consultant
6 Personal Branding Mistakes 
How to Use Twitter
Seven Things You Can do to Build an Awesome Personal Brand (Forbes article)
Spencer Stuart
Talent Smart
Your Learnability Quotient


Chicago’s Largest Employers and Executive Recruiters
Hersher – healthcare industry
Korn Ferry executive search
Spencer Stuart
Top U.S. Executive Search Firms

My Highly Recommended Books

  • Cool Careers for Dummies, Marty Nemko, Paul Edwards, Sarah Edwards
  • Enrich Your Life, Dale Carnegie
  • How to Find the Work You Love, Laurence Boldt
  • How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life, Alan Lakein
  • The Best of Bits and Pieces, Ron Gilbert
  • The Millionaire Mind, Thomas J. Stanley
  • The Millionaire Next Door, Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
  • The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren
  • Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
  • What Color is Your Parachute, Richard Bolles