Company Research and Exploration

Company Research

Reference USA
This database gives company information such as industry, estimated sales, locations of headquarters, branches and subsidiaries, credit rating, number of employees and corporate hierarchy.

Corfacts

Corporate Information
www.corporateinformation.com
Here you can search for large corporations by country and by U.S. state as well as by name or ticker symbol. The site gives reports with sales dividends, earnings, P/E ratios, inventory statistics and more.  Free registration is required.

Edgar
www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml
Edgar provides access to the quarterly reports (10-Q), annual reports (10-K) and other forms filed by public companies through the Securities and Exchange Commission. Anyone can access this information for free.

Glass Door
www.glassdoor.com/index.htm
An inside guide to jobs and companies.

Wet Feet
www.wetfeet.com
Here the user can search for companies by industry. Wetfeet gives company overviews, key facts, financial facts, major line of business, contact information and link to company homepage. It also has career advice and a salary wizard.

Virtual Pet's Industry Research Guide
www.virtualpet.com/industry/rdindex2.htm

 

Career Exploration

U.S. News & World Report - Work and Career Section
Want to know where the hot jobs are? U.S. News profiles the hottest jobs in the health care, finance, manufacturing and more.

O*Net
http://online.onetcenter.org
Find a job to match your skills and interests. This is a "comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics" that defines and describes occupations, their job requirements and skills needed.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
www.bls.gov/oco
This resource profiles occupations in various categories and provides descriptions of daily tasks, working conditions, training and education required, earnings and job prospects.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly Online
www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/ooqhome.htm
"OOQ provides practical information on jobs and careers. Articles are written in straightforward, non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics."

Licensed Occupations- all states
Search for occupational licensing requirements by state, occupation or agency. This tool includes information on licenses that may be required by law in order for you to practice a particular occupation.

CareerKey Test
www.careerkey.org/english
This short test will match your skills and personality traits to careers. Click on one of your suggested careers to get a description and outlook from the Occupational Outlook Handbook (see below).

America's Career InfoNet
www.acinet.org
"Time for a career move? Find wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and the most extensive career resource library online."

Job Hunter's Bible
www.jobhuntersbible.com
The online supplement to Richard Bolles' What Color is Your Parachute?.

The Riley Guide
www.rileyguide.com
The Riley Guide is an excellent source of job search information and advice. The "prepare for a job search" section is an extensive list of links to online vocational guidance resources such as self-assessment tools, career guides and job loss support groups. There is also a link for salary guides on the main page.

Quintessential Careers
www.quintcareers.com/career_resources.html
Directory of career exploration resources such as assessment tests and industry-specific job links. The site also provides advice on all aspects of job searching, including resumes, cover letters and interviewing.