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.
- 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. 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/.
- Minnesota Salary Survey: OES Data Tool
The Minnesota Occupational Employment Statistics tool provides data on typical wages by occupation and region in the state. The data are used by employers as a benchmark for wages and by job seekers and students who are deciding on careers.
The OES Data Tool allows you to select, view and download data for multiple occupations and/or regions.
- National Science Foundation
Science and engineering labor force outlook and salary data.
- 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.
- Career Information By Major
Listings by majors in the College of Continuing Education, College of Design, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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
- Library tutorials
The University Libraries offers a wealth of information on researching companies and industries.
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