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Career and Employment Research
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Online Tutorials
  • Ace the Job Search
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/apps/instruction/acethejobsearch/
    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.
Careers & Occupations
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
    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
    http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/
    Articles on career fields, career planning, education and training, pay and benefits. Updates with statistics for states with the largest shares of employment.
  • CareerOneStop
    http://www.careeronestop.org/
    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.
Nonprofits
  • GuideStar: The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/9285
    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
    Using Guidestar To Research Nonprofits
  • Foundation Directory Online
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/13877
    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.
Salary Guides
  • National Compensation Survey
    http://www.bls.gov/ncs/home.htm
    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/.
  • National Science Foundation
    http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind10/c3/c3s4.htm
    Science and engineering labor force outlook and salary data.
Resumes, Interviews, and Job Hunting Advice
  • Cost of Living Wizard
    http://swz.salary.com/costoflivingwizard/layoutscripts/coll_start.aspx
    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.
Job Listings
  • GoldPASS
    http://goldpass.umn.edu/
    University of Minnesota service for students to post resumes, view job listings, and register for interview.
  • Indeed.Com
    http://www.indeed.com/
    Useful for searching jobs by location.
  • LinkedIn
    http://www.linkedin.com/
    Professional networking site.
  • Academic 360
    http://www.academic360.com/general/US.cfm
    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.
  • Network for the Chronicle of Higher Education
    http://chronicle.com/section/Jobs/61/
    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.
Library Business Databases
  • Company Directories
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/libdata/page.phtml?page_id=2922
    Create lists of companies and other organizations by location or industry. Learn basic information about any company.
  • Comany Profiles
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/libdata/page.phtml?page_id=1247#toc91932
    Get a quick overview of large companies, their operations, and competitors.
  • Industry Databases
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/libdata/page.phtml?page_id=2534
    Get background information about industries, leading companies, and emerging trends.
  • Business Article Databases
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/libdata/page.phtml?page_id=1015
    Articles have the latest information about company activities, industry


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