Job Search Made Easy

When the partners of the executive search firm The Marquin Group decided to create a job portal for top professionals, they considered all the challenges corporations faced in recruiting senior executives. Introduced in 2003, DiversityTal facilitates the acquisition of diverse talent.

As a search firm, The Marquin Group already has relationships with top-tier clients, allowing candidates to respond directly to the company without intermediary assistance from a second party. Candidates can hide résumés from any company they choose. (Instead of designating a résumé as confidential, a function allows job seekers to conceal the document from selected companies.)

Resource pages offer salary, mortgage, and relocation calculators for particular cities. There are free city and school reports and functions that compare and contrast standards of living in more then 29,000 neighborhoods.

Your MBA Game Plan: Proven Strategies for Getting Into the Top Business Schools (Career Press; $16.99), by Omari Bouknight and Scott Shrum has come to the rescue of prospective M.B.A. candidates. Of particular note is the fourth chapter, “Understanding the Applications Components,” which outlines steps to developing a diversity essay that shows “how your uniqueness will contribute to the classroom.”

Embracing the Real World: The Black Woman’s Guide to Life After College (Seshet Press; 14.99), addresses the issues faced by female, African American college graduates as they take on the responsibilities of adulthood. Author Chaz Kyser provides young professional black women with answers to their most pressing questions–from job applications to finding a home. Visit the Website at