You’ll want to check this section regularly. As the Web expands and evolves and I continue to explore, I’ll be adding interesting and valuable links for you. Note that the objective here is quality, not quantity. Creative Keystrokes℠ could easily do as many other sites have done, and compile a massive list of everything on the Web remotely relating to careers. Instead, after I visit and evaluate each site, I add only those that are of potential interest or offer specific value for the executives and professionals I serve.

If you happen to be viewing this page and are not at executive level, see the next page in this Resources section of the site. It lists resources that are useful at all salary levels.


Board of Directors Positions


Boardroom Insider

Insights on governance, boards of directors, and 21st century boardroom. Newsletter, books, links.

Boardroom Metrics

Boardroom Metrics provides a number of forms and checklists that can help boards evaluate their performance and that of senior management.

Directors and Boards

Information source and intellectual thought leader in the field of corporate governance. “Must read” for any senior executive serving on or reporting to a corporate board.


Company Research / Information



Ranked by multiple major publications including PC Magazine as a top business web site for news and information about industries, companies, IPO’s, etc.


Fortune recently called Vault “The best place on the Web to prepare for a job search.” Useful destination for insider company information on 3,000+ companies and 70 industries (called “edgy, fun reads” by Forbes). Detailed, targeted and free  e-newsletters with breaking news and exclusive stories in various industries. 



Executive Job Boards



Leading Web resource for IT executives, with position listings, extensive resource center, and free subscription to online newspaper.

CEO Update

Source for up-to-date information on senior level nonprofit jobs in trade associations, professional societies, cause-oriented organizations, and foundations, endorsed service provider for ASAE (American Society of Association Executives).

HR Executives’ Guide

HR Guide is a rapidly growing website started in 1999 that contains 100s of pages of information and links for Human Resources executives.


NationJob’s Executive and Management Jobs Page can be searched by location, position type, salary, keyword, and more. Although most listings are at VP/Director level or below, it does have some C-Level listings and many $100K+ jobs. Also has a salary wizard and mortgage calculator.


Information Portals / Periodicals / Training


Career Journal – WSJ

Career Journal from The Wall Street Journal. Add your resume to their resume database, search job postings, business and career news for executives, managers, and professionals.

CEO Refresher

Over 1,200 current and archived articles on creative leadership, competitive strategy, leading change, performance improvement, corporate boards, executive performance and more. Lists upcoming executive conferences and includes extensive link directory specifically geared for CEOs.

Executive Resumes and Career Transition Strategies Blog

Articles on numerous executive career-related topics.

CEO Express

Potpourri of information useful for busy executives – great portal for business and industry news, research, office and travel tools, technology, company and Internet search engines.

Inc. Magazine Online

Tremendous amount of general business information, chat and bulletin boards, recommended readings, Inc 500 listing of America’s fastest growing companies.

Impact Factory: Leadership, Management, Communications Training

Impact Factory provides management skills courses that cover presentation skills, communications skills, leadership training and team building, and includes corporate events and executive coaching for individuals.


Networking, Resume Distribution



Web site for executives and managers who want to explore new career opportunities without jeopardizing their current position. The site states: “ExecGlobalNet is 100% safe – NO ONE will know who you are or that you are considering a career move.”


Career management information service and career advancement networking organization exclusively for executives and senior professionals with salaries in excess of $75,000. Information on job opportunities, salaries, tactics, strategies, and trends. Resource used extensively by recruiters.

Custom Databanks

Contact data for recruiters, VC firms, and companies to use in your job search. Firm used by resume writers, outplacement firms, career coaches, college career centers, and individuals since 1987.


Recruiter Sites for Top Executives


Blue Steps

Represents premier U.S. as well as overseas search firms (especially Europe). This fee-based membership (site puts your resume in front of the entire membership of AESC (Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants), and offers a variety of career advisory and networking opportunities.

DHR International

Leading global retained executive search firm, focusing on CEO, Board of Director, and senior-level functional and diversity assignments. Formerly Christian and Timbers.

Heidrick & Struggles

One of the world’s largest executive search firms, focusing on senior-level executive search, interim executive placement, and leadership development services, including executive assessment and professional development.

Korn Ferry

Allows you to access both the executive positions currently being handled by firm, as well as to post your resume for access by their executive recruiters.


Executive career information exchange by John Lucht, author of Rites of Passage, a highly respected resource for executive candidates. Offers exposure to elite set of “Rites-Honored” recruiting firms (fee-based).

Russell Reynolds

Senior level executives may use their online tool to submit resumes to their global network of 32 offices and more than 275 recruiters.

Spencer Stuart

Join their talent network at no charge and receive information on executive opportunities as well as access to free career resources.


Salary Information & Relocation Facts


Area Vibes Salary Calculator

This salary calculator compares the cost of living in each city, and displays the amount that you would need to earn for a comparable standard of living.


Connect to over 300 salary surveys on the Web – general and profession-specific, from sources including periodicals, local newspapers, trade/professional journals and associations, recruiters and employment agencies.


Find out what you’re worth. Get salary estimates.

Salary Expert

Free salary site used by HR professionals – offers salaries, benefits, and cost-of-living information for 30,000 positions in over 45,000 locations. Conservative, realistic figures, unlike some sites that reflect “recruiter inflation.”

Salary Negotiations

Website of Jack Chapman, coach, speaker, published author, and general “guru” on salary negotiations.

The Salary Calculator (TM)

Use this calculator to compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. and international cities. Check crime statistics for your target city. Determine the tax bite with detailed state tax tables.