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Publication Title Type Category Author Brief Desc. URL
Mass High Tech Weekly newspaper high-tech current events n/a Weekly newspaper with news from local high-tech companies. Covers chips, biotech, gov't contractors, wireless, VC, etc. Good resource for contacts at local high-tech companies. Also has listing of events.
Rites of Passage at $100,000+ Book job search John Lucht Guide to the ins and outs of a job search. Good description of different types of recruiters.
Boston Business Journal Weekly newspaper Mass Business Events/Happenings
New England Tech Wire Daily e-mail Happenings in New England Technology Companies
Guide to Finding your Next Job Book from The Harvard business School search, plan and guide R.S. Gardella Good quick read with examples of planning, contacting, interviews, job offers, etc
What Color Is Your Parachute Book Job search Richard Bolles The best selling job hunting book in the world.  It offers advice, resources, and the push needed to embark on a new career.
Dig your well before you're thirsty : the only networking book you'll ever need Book Networking Harvey Mackay Good book on how and why to network. Teaches you Mackay's methods of networking with people and building up your personal contacts.
Cover Letters That Knock 'Em Dead Book Cover, acceptance, thank you letters Martin Yate
Resumes That Knock 'Em Dead Book Resume writing Martin Yate
eResumes Book Resume writing Susan Britton Whitcomb How to construct, post, attach, and send an e-resume.
Power Networking: Using the contacts you don't even know you have to succeed in the job you want Book Networking Marc Kramer Step-by-step instruction. Includes suggestions and advice on how to increase your contacts
Networking for Everyone Book Networking L. Michelle Tullier Features special advice for introverts or anyone who is not a natural-born networker
Free Agent Nation Book Contracting/Consulting Daniel Pink Spells out the perks of free agency. Gives tips on juggling the challenges.
The Harvard Business School Guide to Finding Your Next Job Book search, plan and guide Bob Gardella Complete program for the job search.
A New Brand of Expertise Book Contracting/Consulting Marion McGovern & Dennis Russell Plenty of case studies and practical advice for independent consultants and contractors
Who Moved My Cheese? Book and Audio CD Dealing with change Spencer Johnson Dealing with change in your work and your life. A quick read.
We Are All Self-Employed Book Self help Cliff Hakim Very useful for those expecting to be laid off.