It's no secret: In today's hot economy, you, your coworker, even your deadbeat son-in-law have all used the Web to check out prospective jobs at one time or another. After all, who doesn't fantasize about a plum job in an exotic locale or a $50,000 salary hike?
The Wall Street Journal's Princeton, N.J.-based site, www.careerjournal.com, is a major player in this niche. "We're the only site that targets just middle- to senior-level executives," says Tony Lee, editor in chief.
The site receives about 400,000 unique visitors a month, and its database contains more than 30,000 jobs. It boasts loads of career information, pulling content from the print version of the newspaper as well as original stories from site editors. Other features include extensive salary data, career counseling over the telephone by an HR professional, the option to register with Futurestep.com, Korn/Ferry International's online executive search database and online courses from Dow Jones University.
The site, formerly known as careers.wsj.com, was rebranded and revamped in June. The newspaper renamed its Tuesday section from "Your Career Matters" to "Career Journal" in conjunction with the launch. Lee also touts the site's alliance with CNBC, which features a new job listing from the site on the air each business day.
Check it out. And if your boss sees you perusing the listings, tell her you're looking for that dream hire (not that dream job).