Find information on up to 14 million U.S. businesses using the following links.
Part of demonstrating your value to an employer is your ability to convince them you are well-versed in the issues and
trends that are important in your industry. Take the time to do a little research so you can talk about issues or concerns
impacting the employers you will be targeting in your job search.
Also, during a job interview, it's common to be asked why you are interested in working for that particular organization.
In response, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge about the organization and how you can contribute to its success.
The best place to start is to visit the websites of companies you want to target as part of your job search. While there,
be sure to look for information about job opportunities. An employer’s job site is often their number one source of job
candidates and many sites allow you to apply online.
You can find a lot of additional information via Internet searches, professional or trade associations, the Department
of Labor (state and federal), libraries, and various other sources. Some of the top websites for company and industry information
Business Wire: www.businesswire.com
: Business Wire is the leading source for press releases, photos, multimedia and regulatory filings from companies and
groups throughout the world.
Corporate Information: www.corporateinformation.com
: Corporate profiles and market commentary. Profiles on 35,000 global companies.
: Free public records, such as registration statements and reports filed by regulated companies and individuals.
: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) maintains public records, such as registration statements and reports
filed by regulated companies and individuals. All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration
statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information
for free. Here you'll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching
the EDGAR database.
Forrester Research: www.forrester.com :
A technology and market research company that provides pragmatic advice to global leaders in business and technology.
Gartner: www.gartner.com : Business research
related to information technology.
Glassdoor.com: www.glassdoor.com/ : A free
inside look at over 250,000 companies.Company
Salaries, Reviews, and
Interviews posted anonymously by employees.
Hoover's Online: www.hoovers.com : Hoover's
online offers company information with detailed business reports and industry profiles.
News.Cnet.Com: www.news.cnet.com : Top technology
news and headlines by CNET News.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh/
: From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Outlook Handbook provides a guide to career information
about hundreds of occupations.
Using Twitter, you can check out current job market trends by following business posts such as @BloombergNews, @Forbes,
@HarvardBiz, and @TheEconomist. Connecting with people in your network can help you get additional real-life information
and perspectives. A little creativity and research will help jump start your job search.