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Keeping Current During Your Search

At my last corporate job, we had someone who kept up with multiple sources of industry news and shared it with everyone in business management and marketing. You won't have that luxury in a job search, but it is good to keep current in your field. For you, these free, email-based news services will help you keep up without going crazy with trade journals.

  • SmartBrief
    Huge variety of daily news summaries for industries and functional roles.

  • FierceMarkets
    Regular news briefings for segments within telecom, life sciences, enterprise IT, healthcare and finance

  • VentureWire
    Daily newsletters about startups and investment activity. Leads on companies and people.
I'm a big fan of using RSS to manage a bigger range of sources, but these newsletters are edited. If you choose wisely, they're unlikely to monopolize your day.