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Companies and Industries

Industries at a Glance, US Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Provides an overview of hundreds of industries including workforce statistics, earnings and trends

Vault
Vault Campus Edition offers industry, occupation, and company data to assist with your job search.

Glassdoor
Unlimited access to jobs, reviews, salaries, and interview questions.

Guide to Researching Companies, Industries, and Countries
Convenient guide for researching companies, industries, and countries.

How to do Research Before a Job Interview
Tips for researching companies before an interview

Better Business Bureau
Essential business and consumer guidance about companies and organizations. Search by company name, location, or type of business.

Salary Information

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.

Glassdoor
Unlimited access to jobs, reviews, salaries, and interview questions.

Salary Surveys
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.

What Do Employers Really Want? Top Skills and Values Employers Seek from Job Seekers

Skills Employers Seek, Excelsior College Magazine

Career Readiness Competencies, National Association of Colleges and Employers

Informational Interviews

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.