How can I learn more about occupations, industries and organizations that interest me?
Use the Internet to research:
- Vault Online Library: Vault provides inside info on hundreds of organizations.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Handbook provides detailed descriptions of jobs, information about the outlook for occupations and more.
- Occupational Outlook Quarterly: Provides similar information but is published every 3 months so is more recent.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Provides industry information, statistics about local areas and much more.
- O*'Net on-line: A "one-stop shopping" federal government resource for occupational information.
- CareerOneStop: Provides wage and trend information, occupational requirements, labor market conditions and an extensive career resource library.
- Research industries at WetFeet.
- Want to identify businesses in a specific industry? Visit Reference USA courtesy of Sprague Library.
- Other Sprague resources:
- Business Insights - Global: Includes profiles, case studies, statistics, journal articles and SWOT reports related to global companies.
- Lexis-Nexis: Full text database of news, business and legal sources with some medical information as well.
- Mergent Online: Provides in-depth financial information and annual reports for U.S. and international companies. It also includes industry information and biographies of corporate executives.
- Check out Glassdoor.com's 50 Best Places to Work. Read employee comments.
Talk to people who have volunteered to advise you:
- Learn how to do an information interview.
Try online networking:
- Visit The Riley Guide's networking links, a site that identifies social and business networking groups that can connect you to people with similar interests.