Careers & Occupations
- Ace the Job Search
Use this tutorial to see examples of how databases for occupations, companies, industries, and articles are used for job prospecting and background information on potential employers.
- 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 Outlook
Articles on career fields, career planning, education and training, pay and benefits. Updates with statistics for states with the largest shares of employment.
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 on nonprofit organizations in the United States that register with the Internal Revenue Service. Includes financial information, mission, programs, board of directories and historical 990 tax returns filed with the IRS with more detail about expenditures and revenue. Search for nonprofits by location, size, and types of services. Licensed for 3 simultaneous users
- 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.
- 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/.
Resumes, Interviews, and Job Hunting Advice
- National Science Foundation
Science and engineering labor force outlook and salary data.
- Cost of Living Wizard
Considering a new city? Salary.com's cost-of-living calculator will compare living-cost indexes and salary differentials to help you make an informed comparison. Learn how your disposable income will be affected by a relocation between any combination of 300-plus U.S. cities. The Cost-of-Living Wizard also reports the salary adjustment needed to maintain your standard of living, and what salary increase or decrease is likely given local market factors.
University of Minnesota service for students to post resumes, view job listings, and register for interview.
Useful for searching jobs by location.
Professional networking site.
- 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.
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.
- Business Article Databases
Articles have the latest information about company activities, industry
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