#1 Piece of Advice for all job seekers is not to rely upon electronic job submissions/activity - even in Silicon Valley most positions are "landed" via personal
networking. You have to get on the phone, network into companies you're interested
in, solicit internal referrals in this kind of climate. I can provide some advice
re. how to do this, but strongly recommend you remember to remain active in
your job hunt, follow up on leads, get on the phone!
That being said, some of the other tools/resources available to you include:
For general encouragement, humor, chat rooms, advice: www.layofflounge.com
To get a Quick Assessment and link to major recruitment websites and to recruiters go to - www.prorecruiters.com
You'll get a brief assessment and link to major recruitment websites and a recruiter directory which is not "Quality controlled" but is extensive, good website to hit "first" to get overview of your options. Again, I emphasize that the recruiters here sign themselves up, so no guarantees re. their quality.
I recently located a good website that points you to companies hiring in the region/function you're interested in: www.jobpointer.com, you'll land right on websites of firms that are hiring, it's a new resource and so far just pointed in California.
www.grassisgreener.com is another good website that will point you to multiple job leads.
Several yahoo groups have started up that exist for the sole purpose of pushing out job leads and career advice to people. Some of the leads groups I recommend are:
THE KIT list (keep in touch); originally started by SGI Alum for job leads, this is for jobs that aren't technical (can be high tech but marketing, sales etc):
KIT List Instructions:
Now a website-you can go to www.kitlist.org to sign up for postings.
KITLIST TECH - this one is for technical postings: software engineers, QA etc.
THE WEDNESDAY JOB GROUP
Another job listing group, more focused on Bay area, also includes jobs discussion - these are former KITlisters who wanted a forum for questions/discussion in addition to job postings:
IF YOU WANT to work at a start-up - the great thing about these sites is that they're not as populated as Monster.com etc. so you can identify positions that will likely NOT be flooded by applicants. And because you have startup background, these firms are more likely to be interested in your candidacy vs. people who don't have startup.
http://www.garage.com - job listings, many at executive and mid-level
http://www.siliconvalley.com/career - This page comes from SJMN resource, includes job listings.
I also subscribe to www.venturewire.com -- they have a new venturewire people service http://people.venturewire.com that lists executive jobs, but venturewire is good for identifying companies that have just been funded. You can then peruse those companies websites as they're likely to be staffing. Red Herring can also be used for this purpose, as can upside, all subscriptions are free.
Finally, check out venture capital companies' websites, many now profile the companies in their portfolios that are hiring and will have job descriptions. For instance, Bessemer Ventures at http://www.bvp.com/jobs lists multiple opportunities in their portfolio. If you want other names of VC's let me know.
For Business-related jobs particularly sales and marketing where salaries are in six figures:
For Technical positions:
For Marketing Jobs:
Software Product Marketing (SPM) eGroup (www.softwareproductmarketing.com) There are nearly 2,500 software/networking/telecom marketing and business development professionals in the egroup. Complete information, including the results of an extensive membership survey, can be found on the website www.softwareproductmarketing.com
For All Positions:
For Non Profits:
SF Bay Area:
Remember professional organizations/associations for your profession, most have online job postings:
Jobs4women.com/ba/findajob/list/jobs - a resource aimed at women in Bay area
Don't forget your alumni job boards!
FOR BAY AREA:
Promatch is an
excellent, no charge career resource center but its membership is currently
full. However, they provide some free workshops that are definitely worth
your taking advantage of. See details below:
AN EFFECTIVE WORK SEARCH"