LinkedIn: is the most recommended and utilized on-line resource for networking. Use this resource to connect with former colleagues and current contacts as well as create new connections. Most recruiters say they use LinkedIn for networking and searching for candidates. When creating a profile, be complete and be sure you reflect your current location (Washington, DC).
Read 31 tips for creating your profile if you are job search mode: The Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers
Job search sites
www.indeed.com – comprehensive website that allows you to search for open positions by industry, title and geography
www.idealist.org - an online resource for the non profit sector, providing career advice and job search tools
www.themuse.com – search for jobs; get advice on job search, interviewing, and networking
www.devex.com – offers a job board and career advice for international development professionals
Information on resumes
Resume Formatting and Editing Tips: This is a useful one-page tickler to help you properly format and edit your resume
Profile samples: It is a good idea to start your resume with a profile or summary of what you bring to the table. Assume no one will read anything but this. Let the reader know what your top skills and personality traits are. Add an accomplishment to make it sizzle
Sample Resume 1 - Re- Entry: This is a simple, succinct one page resume of a re-entry candidate
Salary Information and Resources
www.glassdoor.com provides salary as well as company information.
www.salary.com provides information on salary by industry and title.
www.payscale.com provides information on salary negotiations in the US.
A great book on networking in the US. Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business and Career Success by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon