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Career and Job Search Resources: Background Information

Your guide to information on choosing a career, applying for jobs, interviewing, and much more.

Websites with Job Hunting Advice

Research on Employers

Company or institutional websites can give you a picture of the organization and may include information on employee benefits and job openings.

Search for articles on a specific employer and narrow the results by adding some of these terms:
corporate culture, organizational behavior, job satisfaction, work environment, personnel management, employee attitude, employee benefits, employee morale, employee turnover, employee complaints.

Email ListServs

Websites of professional associations provide a picture of the profession and many include the option of signing up for email notification systems regarding news and updates in the field or new job listings.

Here are a few field specific associations as examples:

National Association for Business Economics (NABE)

National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA)

American Chemical Society

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)

American Journalism Review: Journalism Organizations

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Run a Google search for associations with your field of study to find further resources, and please leave a comment if you believe there are other associations that would be beneficial to include.