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The society, established in 1893, is made up of more than 12,000 deans, professors, instructors, students, and industry representatives. This site offers conference information, job listings, and access to online newsletters and the ASEE magazine PRISM. A leading professional association with thousands of members who work, in some manner, in training and development. Topics include training, assessment, delivery, and retention including its use in performance appraisal, improvement, and management. The American Society for Training and Development offers a magazine subscription for members, job listings, training program listings and a marketplace that includes audiotapes & videotapes, books & interactive media. This is an outstanding resource site. With nearly 100,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading organization of computer professionals. Founded in 1946, it is the largest of the 35 societies organized under the umbrella of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Check out the Publictions Center which contains access to several magazines and an online bookstore, as well as conference information, committee standards, and career opportunities around the US. FindLaw, the leading Web portal focused on law and government, provides access to a comprehensive and fast-growing online library of legal resources for use by legal professionals, consumers and small businesses. Visitors to the FindLaw site will find a broad array of features that include Web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, and community-oriented tools, such as a secure document management utility, mailing lists, message boards and free email. The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers has over 300,000 members and dominates recruiting through its professional membership. 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Its efforts are also complemented by a number of paper and online publications, as well as electronic services, distance education, and the Standards of Excellence Review Program. The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), an independent not-for-profit credentialing body, was incorporated in 1982 to establish and monitor a national certification system, to identify for professionals and the public those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained certification, and to maintain a register of those counselors. The National Career Development Association (NCDA) is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). The mission of NCDA is to promote the career development of all people over the life span. The NCDA provides service to the public and professionals involved with or interested in career development, including professional development activities, publications, research, public information, professional standards, advocacy, and recognition for achievement and service. The society publishers "Engineering Times". Excellent career information for engineers, computer technologists, consultants, and anyone interested in a technical or semi-technical assignment. This site has a good list of firms interested in technical talent. This professional organization manages an excellent site for research and development professionals to find employment and consider all career options. The job ads are similar to the classified ads normally placed in their professional magazine. Jobs can be searched by discipline, state, country, education, organization or keyword's. Candidates may register the email and have openings sent to them. There is an abundant amount of science career information that facilitates the job search, networking, and graduate education programs. The Society for Human Resources Management(SHRM) is the global voice of the profession. The 100,000 plus HR professionals are likely to be using this site for any job searching that they do for themselves or for their company. While the site offers a wealth of information, especially to its members, here are some of the highlights:

  • Browse HR positions by location, title, post date, keyword search, etc.; register to have them emailed to you.
  • Peruse the Information Center and Library which offers articles on Benefits and Compensation, as well as a Job Description Databank that contains hundreds of job descriptions catagorized by function and industry.
  • View up-to-date information regarding SHRM Conferences and Seminars. The official site of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It offers many links including a listing of chamber events, a directory of chambers, associations, and the latest news in the U.S. and around the globe. Also contains great material for anyone who is planning to work in the private sector. This site is loaded with information, from monthly newsletters to outstanding training resources.