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Professional Sales Organizations

  • University Sales Center Alliance: A consortium of sales centers located at universities throughout the United States. If you are an employer targeting university graduates who have completed a specified curriculum preparing them for sales positions, we recommend that you consider the graduates of one of our programs.
  • Central Illinois Chapter of the AMA: Dedicated to the development of professionalism in every aspect of marketing, serving all levels of marketing practitioners, educators and students. Also, visit the Illinois State University AMA student organization.
  • Pi Sigma Epsilon: A fraternal organization that encourages students to advance the fields of marketing, selling, sales management, and related fields as a career or profession. Moreover, this organization will promote the study of the above fields in colleges and universities while fostering a sense of professional behavior and high ethical standards.

Sales-Related Information

  • Sales & Marketing Management: The leading authority for executives in the sales and marketing field. In every issue of the magazine, and on the Web site, readers have easy access to the most relevant trends, strategies, exclusive research, expert voices, and cutting-edge case studies designed to help them sell more, manage better and market smarter.
  • Strategic Account Management Association: A non-profit organization devoted to developing and promoting the concept of customer-supplier collaboration. SAMA is dedicated to the professional development of the individuals involved in the process of managing national, global and strategic customer relationships, and to enabling firms to create greater customer value and achieve competitive advantage accordingly.
  • Selling Power.com: The most trusted site for professional selling skills, motivation and sales management know-how in the business- to-business environment.

Resume and Job Search Information Sources

  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers: Offers a wealth of resources on career exploration, resumes (including many samples) and interviewing.
  • Illinois State University Career Center: Has a number of good links related to careers and career exploration.
  • Wall Street Journal - jobstar: Provides career guides, salary information, and links to additional career-related information.
  • Wall Street Journal: College Journal: Designed for college students. Provides information on careers and career paths, research on industries, resume helps, and scholarship information.
  • Careers-In-Business.com: Summarizes career areas and provides a list of additional resources where you can gather more information.
  • Milner Library: Links to a number of job search and career-related Web sites.
  • Illinois State University Counseling Services: Assists students with personal, academic and career-related concerns by providing counseling, outreach and consultation services, thus helping students be more successful in life.
  • Princeton Review: Provides detailed information and links related to careers and career preparation.
  • Findyourspot.com: It's fun and FREE!  Take an online quiz to find the best places to live and work based on your unique interests.  Compare the best cities and small towns with free, colorful reports.  Then search for jobs in your career field in your Top Spots.
  • Forbes: Forbes' list of the top big, small, and private companies to work for.
  • Rebecca Smith's eResumes and Resources Home Page: Contains information about writing and distributing resumes and cover letters that will knock the socks off the recruiters, HR people and computers (yes, computers!) that read your resume.
  • CareerBabe - Career Advisor for Online Job Search : Includes tips to help you maximize your job search through on-line research, resume writing tutorials, and interview and salary negotiating tips.
  • Quintessential Career and Job-Hunting Resources Guide: Has more than 2,500 pages of free college, career, and job-search content to empower your success in life.

Comprehensive Career-Related Sites

  • JobWeb: Features content that is supplemental to the  Job Choices  magazines, the most recommended job-search and career guides for today's graduates and alumni.
  • The Monster Board (aka Monster.com): Contains thousands of job opportunities posted by job type, location, and company.
  • American Marketing Association: Supplies marketing professionals and  AMA members with the information, products and services required to succeed in their jobs and careers.
  • Chicago Tribune Jobs: The Chicago Tribune and Careerbuilder.com have teamed up to offer listings of jobs in Chicago.
  • Career Connections: Whether you're a COO looking to streamline your processes, a job-seeker ready to polish up your resume and take your career to new heights, or a small-business owner aiming to take on a new market, you've come to the right place.
  • Career Resources at JobBank USA: Complete listing of career opportunities and resources.
  • Dream Jobs: Provides resources on jobs and sports jobs.
  • JOBTRAK: Provides job search tips.
  • Campus Career Center: Jobs, guidance, networking...options
  • CareerOverview.com: A non-commercial website dedicated to providing aspiring career professionals and students with relevant, reliable and up-to-date career and job information.
  • JobProfiles: Provides an inside look into some jobs. Each profile was completed by someone (from the U.S. or Canada) who is successful in his or her job.  The persons profiled have been selected because of their accomplishments. 
  • USA Jobs: Provides a detailed listing of jobs in a given career field.

Employer Research

  • Better Business Bureau: Core services include business reliability reports, dispute resolution, truth-in-advertising, consumer and business education, and charity review.
  • Business Intelligence: By BusinessWeek. Join Business Exchange to access the most relevant content for you, filtered by like-minded business professionals.
  • Chamber of Commerce: Designed to be the #1 directory and guide on the Internet to find accurate local information about communities.
  • FORTUNE Magazine: A listing of the new Fortune 500 companies.
  • Hoovers Online: Delivers comprehensive company, industry and market intelligence that drives business growth. This database offers 12 million companies, with in-depth coverage of 40,000 of the world's top business enterprises.
  • VAULT: Job seekers and professionals have discovered that Vault is the Internet's ultimate destination for insider company information, advice, and career management services.

Salary Levels and Career Interests

Speech and Writing

  • Citing Sources: DUKE University Libraries offers resources as to how to assemble a list of works cited in your papers.
  • Common English Errors: Lists hundreds of common English errors.
  • Guide to Grammar: Webster provides detailed descriptions of incorrect grammar and offers the corrections.
  • Presentation Tips: A research guide for students, this manuscript offers many suggestions for effective public speaking.
  • Brainy Quote: Comprehensive quotations site.

Dictionaries

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