Updated Tools and Links to Help in Your Job Search
UPDATED WITH NEW TOOLS AND LINKS
At the Avery Point Group our focus has always been to assist candidates in one form or another, especially during these unprecedented economic times. Whether you are actively looking for a new role or just testing the waters we recommend the following three pronged approach to your job search:
1) Leverage appropriate job boards
http://www.netshare.com Great job board for $100K+ positions
http://www.theladders.com Great job board for $100K+ positions
http://www.execunet.com Great job board for $100K+ positions
http://www.isixsigma.com Great job board for Lean and Six Sigma
http://www.leansigmaedge.com Great new job board for Lean and Six Sigma!
http://www.indeed.com Job postings aggregator
Even more job boards:
http://www.visualcv.com Build a visual CV / Resume
More Job Boards
2) Make your skills known via social networking sites
http://www.zoominfo.com Great place to build a professional profile
http://www.naymz.com Great place to build a professional profile
http://www.Jigsaw.com Great lead building and networking building tool
http://www.spoke.com Great lead building and networking building tool
And even more social networking sites:
http://www.konnects.com A site to build a professional profile
http://www.biznik.com A site to build a professional profile
http://www.plaxo.com A site to build a professional profile
http://www.ziggs.com A site to build a professional profile
More Social Networking Site
3) Targeted use of executive recruiters
The best resource for a complete listing of executive recruiters can be found in the following book:
Directory of Executive and Professional Recruiters (2009-2010 Edition).
Remember, when working with any recruiter you want to control where your resume goes. Let them know that they are not to share your resume with any company unless they have discussed the company and opportunity with you first.
The publisher also provides this directory in an on line version that you can download for easy integration with MS Outlook or MS Word for your communication campaign efforts.
Another great resource for anyone in a career transition is the following website:
http://www.rileyguide.com Great job hunting resource site
We also wanted to call your attention to a tremendous resource that all professionals should be evaluating as part of their ongoing career management. Quite frankly, it is our belief that every professional who earns more than $80K should assess the potential benefits of Linkedin . www.Linkedin.com
Linkedin is not a job board, even though many recruiters use it to find candidates. It is, however, a way to build and manage an online network of professional colleagues that you can leverage and network with throughout your entire career. As a result of the network that we have built-up over the past five years, we now have access to over 20 million contacts on Linkedin! Just think how powerful that could be in your current or next job search.
After you sign onto Linkedin please feel free to look up my profile and send me a connection invitation so that you can leverage my extensive network ( linkedin@AveryPointGroup.com ). You should do the same with other “open networkers” – this is the quickest way to build your contacts.
Once you have set-up your account on Linkedin you can join, along with thousands of other networkers from around the world, one or all of the following Linkedin networking groups we sponsor:
Global Lean and Six Sigma Network
Lean Value Stream Leadership Forum
Global Green Lean Sigma Network
Global Lean Healthcare Network
Global Manufacturing Executive Forum
Best of Luck in your job search.
The Avery Point Group, Inc
The Avery Point Group, Inc.
Leveraging Lean & Six Sigma in Executive Search and Recruiting
The Avery Point Group provides functional expertise and executive search focus in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean, operational excellence, plant management, operations management, supply chain management, and finance. As executive recruiters our practice services a wide spectrum of industries, spanning manufacturing, distribution and service-based companies.
With our Lean Six Sigma approach, experience and global perspective, we stand out from other executive search firms and add significant value for our clients in their search for leadership talent. Unlike other recruiting firms, we truly speak the language of our clients and candidates.
Our Lean Sigma Approach: Search excellence starts with the sound foundation of a well defined and consistent search methodology. Our Lean Sigma Search™ process incorporates a unique Lean Six Sigma approach to filling our clients’ staffing needs. Each phase of our executive search value stream process is designed to eliminate waste in order to move the search and recruiting process along efficiently and effectively, thus enabling us to exceed our clients’ expectations and requirements.
Our Experience: With our team’s decades of operations experience, we are uniquely qualified to help our clients find, assess and recruit leadership talent. Our key principals have held senior-level director, VP and Lean Six Sigma positions in manufacturing, distribution and service-based Fortune 500 companies. Our principals are Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean trained by globally recognized industry leading companies and have real-world, practical experience in their application. As subject matter experts in the recruiting of Lean, Six Sigma and operations talent, our firm has been featured in leading industry trade magazines such as: Quality Progress, Quality Digest and IndustryWeek.
Our Global Perspective: Our key principals have managed global operations and led key initiatives in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America and throughout Asia. Our principals, with their global perspective, understand what it takes to find, assess and recruit talent for companies to succeed in today’s global economy.