Careers & Occupations
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
Overviews of occupation and industries compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Covers work environment, salaries, job outlook, similar occupation, and professional associations.
- Career Information Center
Encyclopedia of information for job seekers on various career areas. Each profile includes a job summary chart, a job description, and up-to-date salary information.
Produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, ScienceCareers.org (formerly NextWave) is a career guide for scientists. It includes salary surveys, job listings, and articles of interest to the job seeker in a broad range of scientific disciplines.
U.S. Dept. of Labor created CareerOneStop in partnership with the states of Minnesota and New York. This powerful suite of national electronic tools includes - America's Job Bank for postings of jobs, America's Career InfoNet, or wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, and state-by-state labor markets and America's Service Locator to find nearby services for workers and employers.
- GuideStar: The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations
Information and directory of nonprofit organizations in the United States. Search to find nonprofits by mission, location, income, keywords and other criteria. Includes IRS 990 forms which are tax returns showing operations and other financial information.
Limited to three simultaneous users. A password for multiple record downloading is available only at a workstation in Wilson Reference. Please see a desk staff person for details and access.
- Foundation Directory Online
Over 80,000 foundations that list job openings, publications and key staff affiliations. Program details and guidelines for funding applications are provided, as well as links to foundation websites.
- Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Statewide membership association of nonprofit organizations sharing information, services and research. Includes over members representing all activity areas, budget ranges, and geographic regions of Minnesota. Search the Nonprofit Yellow Pages to find companies that provide services to nonprofits or register for a free account to search the directory of nonprofits in Minnesota.
- NonProfit Times
Business publication for nonprofit management includes classifieds and the ability to post a resume. Includes annual salary survey.
- National Compensation Survey
The most widely used statistics are produced by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. This link is to their National Compensation Study. Detailed statistics on earnings, employment and other trends in compensation also found at http://stats.bls.gov/ncs/ocs/.
- Minnesota Salary Survey
Minnesota Workforce Center data on wages and salaries for different occupations and geographic locations. Includes salary conversion charts for hourly, daily, monthly, and annual earnings.
- Abbott Langer & Associates
Recruitment firm that collects salary data from over 7000 participating organizations. Free summery data for selected fields including information technology, marketing/sales, accounting, engineering, human resources, consulting, manufacturing, nonprofits, and legal professions.
- Job Smart Salary Survey
Regional salary information from Career Journal with general salary surveys and surveys by occupation.
Resumes, Interviews, and Job Hunting Advice
- Salary Calculator
Cost of living conversions for earnings from the National Association of Realtors for cities in the United States.
Website to explore careers and jobs and commercial publisher of guidebooks.
University of Minnesota service for students to post resumes, view job listings, and register for interview.
- Jobs Rader
Search engine that crawls websites to find job postings.
- Academic 360
Listings of job hunting services for administrative, teaching, and research positions in colleges and universities. Includes job listings by geography for other kinds of positions that require certification.
The State of Minnesota operates the Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge, a web-based gateway to Minnesota career, employment, education, and business development information and services. Helps you to evaluate careers, employment, education, and business growth.
- USA Jobs
Official site jobs and employment with U.S. federal government.
Library Business Databases
- Network for the Chronicle of Higher Education
Online version of the job listings for the Chronicle of Higher Education, the weekly new source for higher education. Current job listings for positions available in post-secondary institutions and some non-profit organizations.
- Company Directories
Create lists of companies and other organizations by location or industry. Learn basic information about any company.
- Comany Profiles
Get a quick overview of large companies, their operations, and competitors.
- Industry Databases
Get background information about industries, leading companies, and emerging trends.
- Library tutorials
The University Libraries offers a wealth of information on researching companies and industries.
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