Research is integral in any career search. It helps you prepare for an
interview, identify potential employing organizations, and uncover
professional and internship opportunities not advertised by traditional
methods. It can also help assist you in targeting your cover letter and
resume which makes your search all the more effective. There are many
resources and ways to do research. Here are a few offered by The Career
Features short informational videos you can use to research industries, companies and obtain career advice on topics such as job
searching, resumes, interviewing and salary information.
An online career library that offers insider career information,
including industry, company information, interview guides and employer
profiles. Vault is available through the Career Center Resources located in PirateNet
: The Career Center’s own ‘in-house’ guide, chocked full
of career-related advice and information, including sections on resumes
and CV’s, interviewing, and professional letters, among others. You can
obtain a copy from the Career Center or download a copy which can be
found in the Career Center Resources located in PirateNet
Other Career Research Tools
Company/Organization Web sites – this is a must when preparing for an
interview. Be sure to review the organization’s mission statement,
press releases, financials, and human resources page to possibly learn
about the type of employees that are the best fit for the
Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a wonderful resource filled with career
information, The Occupational Outlook Handbook. This online resource is
great for anyone seeking information about industries and careers –
including necessary training, the job outlook, salary information, and
professional organizations related to specific careers.
Hoovers Company is a database located in Seton Hall’s online Libraries. Hoover's Company
Capsules & Profiles contains up-to-date proprietary editorial
content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and
225,000 key executives. Hoover's, widely recognized as a leading
provider of corporate data, delivers in depth industry analyses,
information on a company's location, summary financials, top
competitors, top officers, and more. This is a great tool to review
before an interview or to assist you in creating a list of target
companies to send your resume.
Salary.com: Visit this site before your interview to help
with salary negotiation. Learn the average salary for specific job
titles in all demographical areas of the country.
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.
O*NET is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from
each occupation. Information from this freely available database forms
the heart of O*NET OnLine, the interactive application for exploring
and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for
Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for
workers and students looking to find or change careers.
CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that
offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers,
students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent
development in a global economy. This Web site also provides helpful
relocation information for
those interested in working out of state.
The Quintessential Career Directory of Company Career Centers can help you research
and contact major targeted companies geographically. This Web site
lists a calendar of free or low cost career events categorized by
The Wallstreet Journal’s Career Journal can help you
connect to events and people in your state and industry of choice.
Clickcity will help you learn as much as you can about the city in which you wish to work.