Research Career Options - Get Prepared
Use these categories to research options and gather information:
- Companies and Industries
- Salary Information
- Skills Employers Seek
- Informational Interviews
- Teacher Certification Requirements: 50 States
Companies and Industries
Career Guide to Industries (CGI), 2008-09 Edition, US Department of Labor.
A broad view of dozens of industries including information on occupations within each industry, training needed, expected earnings, and links to more information on the job market by state.
Wetfeet (Insider Guides)
Information on company and industry profiles, and much more.
Over 8000 company and industry profiles with links to current business news, and more.
Guide to Researching Companies, Industries, and Countries
Convenient guide for researching companies, industries, and countries.
How to do Research Before a Job Interview
One minute video with tips for researching companies
Better Business Bureau
Essential business and consumer guidance about companies and organizations. Search by company name, location, or type of business.
Industry Research Desk
Tools for researching industries and companies, with step-by-step procedures on how to learn about specific industries. Also has links to industry home pages and more.
Wages by Area and Occupation, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Current wage data in the United States. Searches available for national, regional, state, and metropolitan areas. Also has additional related resources specifically for jobseekers, students, consumers, business leaders, investors and more.
Find specific salary survey information for many different professions. Search by job title, level (entry, mid-career, etc.) and city. Includes data from over 70 surveys plus help with salary negotiation.
Skills Employers Seek
Aside from job-specific skills, employers value good general skills that apply to virtually any employment setting. A good general skill-set is critical to employability. Use these links to identify these skills and learn how to develop them.
Skills Employers Seek from Loughborough University
Skills Employers Seek from Psych Web by Russ Dewey
Informational Interviewing Tutorial
A helpful resource that explains the value of conducting informational interviews. Very user friendly.
Teacher Certification Requirements
Teacher Certification Requirements for all 50 States from University of Kentucky
Access to detailed information about teacher certification requirements for all 50 states. Search by state.
Free for Enrolled Students
The Excelsior College Career Center is pleased to offer EC JobLinks; a FREE online job search database and resume building tool. Available 24/7/365, enrolled students can access thousands of national and international jobs postings and apply in real time.