Career Advice

Looking for helpful advice on careers and/or job hunting?

Judy Kaplan Baron, Master Career Counselor, 

offers links to websites that many people have found helpful.

First, here's a link to an article interviewing Richard Bolles, author of best-selling career development book, "What Color Is Your Parachute?"


General Sites are listed first. 

Sites specific to San Diego, CA are grouped at the end.

Good for CEOs, consultants, attorneys, physicians, financial analysts, etc.

Business Week magazine’s online website includes an excellent career center . An executive recruitment search tool, Leaders Online, matches you to companies seeking middle and executive managers in the $75,000-$180,000 range.

Consider doing a megasearch, a consolidated search of 70 other job sites.

It’s a great hub to network with other sites. It can hook you up to 150 career sites, 122 newspaper career sites and active job listings from over 3800 employers nationally.

The Wall Street Journal’s job site for executives, professionals, and managers. You can also find salary and hiring information here.

This site is a subsidiary of You can do a communities, industry or company search.

A good place to get started. It contains over 7500 links to jobs, employers, business and professional career services on the web.

Specializes in job and resume postings for sales/marketing, computer/IT, Engineering/Technical, Executive/Professional, Medical/Health Care and more. It offers a simple format, but it’s difficult to narrow your search to specific geographic areas.

Lets you search more than 350 major sites and 3 million jobs in one click.

You can post your resume and search 250,000+ job postings by keyword, geography, salary range and other criteria. Be sure to check the line marked, "Do not allow employers to search this resume" if you’re concerned about who might see your resume.

One of the top job sites with thousands of job openings and good job search options.

America’s first and oldest online career center. It includes a database of 650 best career and employment web sites.

It’s a mega list of online career development / job search resources maintained by Stanford University.

One of the biggest and best known general job sites. You can search job openings by location, category and keyword.

For senior executives seeking $100,000+. You pay a $100 one-time fee to post your resume + $20/month to use the search and match engines.

This is a national job search engine that provides access to jobs that are sourced from various internet sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.  Careerjet is part of a large network of jobsites dedicated to more than 65 countries, and in more than 20 languages.

This is an article that describes how executive recruiters read resumes.  If you're planning on using an executive recruiter or "headhunter" this information is important to know.

More sites:


Sites Specific to San Diego, CA:

This site provides job information for the City of San Diego, including current openings, application procedures, and FAQs.

Provided by San Diego County Human Resources, this site provides job listings, benefits and salary information.

An online version of the San Diego Union Tribune's classified ads and employment listings.

This site provides links to local job resources including ads, hotlines, job fairs, career centers, and more.

This is the San Diego County Office of Education web site.  Good for educators or anyone seeking employment in any of the 43 school districts in the county.

San Diego State and University of California,  San Diego jobs site.

The San Diego Workforce Partnership provides job listings, career advice, and articles on the local job market.

This is a popular, local community listing of classified ads.



If you believe you might benefit from professional career counseling, you may contact Judy Kaplan Baron, Master Career Counselor, at (858) 558-7400.

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