Tools & Links

Use the links below to access important resources to help you with your career advancement.


  • Occupation Research:
  • ONet Online Skills inventory which will identify occupations that match your transferrable skills. 
  • The Official Board The organizational charts of the 40,000 largest corporations.
  • Venture Beat Provides news and information for forward thinking executives.

Career Management

  • Executive Recruiters:
  • Salary Data:
    • CareerBuilder Salary Calculator Find annual salaries and compare average salary information locally.
    • Glassdoor Search jobs then look inside. Company salaries, reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.
    • Indeed Find millions of jobs from thousands of company web sites, job boards and newspapers.
    • Salary Expert A free site offering salary, benefits, and cost-of-living information for 30,000 positions in over 45,000 locations.
    • Sperling’s Best Places Cost of living comparisons.
  • Staying Organized:
    •  A tool for job seekers, job hunters, recruiters and headhunters to organize the job hunt and manage a professional network.

Company Research

  • Business Journals  Site features local business and industry news from 41 different markets around the nation along with a full menu of tools.
  • Google Finance Get real-time stock quotes & charts, financial news, currency conversions, or track your portfolio with Google Finance.
  • SEC Edgar Official Federal Agency website, including news, legal and other releases and reports on company information and filings.
  • Leading business information provider offering real-time, in-depth profiles of 65 million businesspeople and six million businesses.


  • Associations:
  • Bartering:
  • Business Plans:
    • BPlans Offers free sample business plans, business plan software, business calculators, and articles on writing a business plan, and starting a business.
    • ScoreFreeBusinessPlans SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals.
    • Find links to resources for planning, starting, growing, and managing a small business.
  • Buying a Business:
    • BizBuySell  The Internet’s most active marketplace for businesses and franchises for sale.
  • Consulting/Contracting:
    • Institute of Management Consultants Certifies management consultants. Has over 2,900 members in 30 countries, 27 chapters, 6 special interest groups, public conferences, workshops.
  • Financial Resources:
  • Getting Started/Startup Tools/Startup Guides:
  • Government:
  • Internet Resources:
  • Legal:
    • Nolo Books, software, legal directories and information.
    • Legal Zoom Legal documents and information available at reasonable prices to launch your business.
  • Marketing:
  • Women’s Specific Small Business Resources:

Job Banks

  • Contract:
    • Elance Skilled professionals use Elance to find work, meet clients and get paid for what they do best.
    • Freelance Showcases the skills of qualified contractors/freelancers to companies in areas of IT, marketing and communication, journalism, translation, training, and consultancy.
    • Post your resume and find employers you want to work for.
  • Executive Job Sites:
    • 6FigureJobs Senior Level and Executive Job Search, 100K+ jobs. 
    • ExecSearches Executive, management and fundraising jobs with non-profits. Connecting Mission & Talent.
  • General Job Sites:
  • Mature Worker Job Sites:
    • Retirement Jobs Job postings, financial and health care information for retired workers.
    • Over 50 Jobs Employment and career change resources for people over 50.

The List goes on. Contact Nicole Heinrich at 312.259.3000 to navigate and access even more industry specific resources, tools, and information including International, Green jobs, Volunteer work, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle and Environment, and more.