Silicon Valley Job Boards
If you know of other resources, please
send them to me. If you find a site has closed, let me know so I can remove it. The Top Job Boards
Sign up for these automated email alerts. Set these to Daily. You must apply as soon as the job is posted. Companies get so many replies that they ignore whoever replies after 48 hours.
Glassdoor.com and Indeed.com
Glassdoor.com is far away the most useful job board. It also gives you reviews of the company by current/past employees. Is the company truly innovative, or they just say that? Does the CEO inspire the team, or is he just a jerk? What are salary ranges for your job title? I've worked in many companies and I've seen managers who jerk workers around on salary. Glassdoor lets you know what companies are paying.
Indeed.com includes two useful tools: Table of Salaries: See trends and comparisons of salaries for your job. Add multiple jobs and compare the salaries (e.g., "blogger vs. webmaster vs. journalist"). This will give you backup info when you ask for your raise. Trends in Job Listings: In a dead-end job? Try "blogger, webmaster, journalist" and see which one is rising or dropping! Work at a Startup?
These job boards specialize in openings at venture-backed startups. Be careful. Talk with experienced people first. Read my page about
working at startups. General SV Job Boards
Post your resume to these job boards and sign up for the automated daily emails of new jobs.
List of Venture Capitalists
So you're ready to work at a startup. VCs avoid recruiters in order to reduce expenses. This means VCs have lists of jobs for the companies they are creating. A typical VC company manages about 25-50 startups. Here are several VC companies:
These are also useful:
List of SV Recruiters, Ranked by Size
There are over 250 recruiting agencies in Silicon Valley. The best ones are specialized (for example, they place only chip engineers) and small (only one or two people with deep connections to their industry.) Here are the twenty-six largest recruiting agencies. (List from the Silicon Valley Business Journal, January 2000.)
This list is not a recommendation. Most agencies are honest, but a few are not. In fact, some are scoundrels. Why do I list them anyway? As Chairman Deng of the Chinese Communist Party once said: "It doesn't matter if the cat is black or white as long as it catches mice." And some of these cats are very dark indeed. So keep your eyes open and talk with others who've dealt with that agency.
The smaller agencies put much more effort into building long-term relationships. So start at the bottom and work your way up.
Advanced Technical Resources
Silicon Valley Technical Staffing
Kelly IT Resources
Complimate Technical Staffing
Montage Solutions List of Lists
AIRS Outplacement has a large list of links, incl. job boards, recruiters, newspaper classified job listings, and so on.
101 Job Boards
Lisa Carlson came up with this list of 100 job sites.
Allpm.com (jobs for project mangers)
American Jobs Americas Job Bank
Career Alta Vista
The Destiny Group
Java Jobs Online
Job Ads Usa
Jobs 4 IT
NewYorkJobs.com: Connecting job seekers with employers in New York, New England and the Tri-State area.
Oracle Jobs Network
Pro-E Job Network
Jobs For Programmers
Recruiters Online Network
Unix Guru Universe
USA Jobs: US government's job board
US Job Board
World Job Mart
Job Boards for Independent Contractors
The following web sites are for independent contractors (ICs.) You can find contract jobs here, look for contracts, post your resume, and so on.
contractor.com: Mostly for building contractors, but some computer ICs.
dice.com: Dice has grown into general job board, but it is still very popular among SV ICs.
y-axis.com Public Relations Agencies (PR)
PR agencies that specialize in SV.
Brown-Miller Communications: San Francisco.
Carter Israel: San Jose.
Davis.Comm: San Francisco.
Eason Communications: San Francisco.
The Horn Group: HGI in Burlingame.
The Larose Group: San Francisco.
Lee Public Relations: Redwood City.
Oak Ridge Public Relations, Inc.: Cupertino.
Pacifico Marketing Communications: San Jose.
Pat Meier Associates PR: San Francisco.
P2PR.com: Phase Two Strategies in San Francisco.
SIPR: Redwood City.
Versaggi Biocommunications: San Francisco.
WebPR: San Jose.
Horizon Public Relations & Communications, Inc.: Santa Clara.
The Hoffman Agency:
MMPR (Multimedia Marketing & PR): MMPR San Francisco.
Shape Technology: Sunnyvale.
Patch & Carlson: San Francisco.
Neale-May & Partners: Palo Alto.
Connect Public Relations: San Francisco.
MarCom (Marketing Communications)
Sites for marcom jobs...
Business Marketing Association (BMA) of Northern California norcalbma.org
Silicon Valley American Marketing Association SVAMA.org
Sites for biotech jobs...
comments powered by Disqus. comments powered by