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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.
  • Career Information Center
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15851
    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.
  • ScienceCareers.org
    https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/
    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.
  • 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 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
    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/.
  • Minnesota Salary Survey: OES Data Tool
    http://mn.gov/deed/data/data-tools/oes.jsp
    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
    http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind10/c3/c3s4.htm
    Science and engineering labor force outlook and salary data.
  • Abbott Langer & Associates
    http://www.abbott-langer.com/
    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
    http://jobstar.org/tools/salary/sal-surv.php
    Regional salary information from Career Journal with general salary surveys and surveys by occupation.
  • Salary Calculator
    http://www.homefair.com/real-estate/salary-calculator.asp?cc=1
    Cost of living conversions for earnings from the National Association of Realtors for cities in the United States.
Resumes, Interviews, and Job Hunting Advice
  • Vault
    http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa
    Website to explore careers and jobs and commercial publisher of guidebooks.
Job Listings
  • Career Information By Major
    http://www.careerhelp.umn.edu/majorinfo/index.html
    Listings by majors in the College of Continuing Education, College of Design, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • 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
  • Library tutorials
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/libdata/page.phtml?page_id=3887
    The University Libraries offers a wealth of information on researching companies and industries.


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