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Industry and Career Research

Career Journal       
Want to read the latest articles about the world of work?  The Wall Street Journal's career site has excellent articles on trends in the workplace and a free e-newsletter.

CareerOneStop
Wondering what types of jobs are in your career field?  Use this site to explore career fields (with links to other sites such as Princeton Review), salary info, identify your skills, and even download a template to build your resume.  You can also link to job banks for all fifty states.

Job Hunt
Want to find jobs or networking groups in your home state?  This site lists these resources, job fairs, international jobs, and lists of industry-specific sites.  

Job Hunters Bible    
Want to engage in self-assessment from the ground up?  Richard Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute, has developed an excellent site with self-assessments and job search techniques.

JobStar
Looking for sample resumes and cover letters?  This site has them as well as general advice on other job search topics.

Monster.com
Interested in advice on changing careers or seeking a message board in your career field?  Monster.com features more than just job listings.

My Plan
Research careers using this site's career database, videos, and top 10 lists.  Participate in career discussion forums and groups.

Nextio
Explore where Walden alumni work after graduation and beyond.  Find career paths and top employers for your major.

‚ÄčOccupational Outlook Handbook  
What kinds of work occupy professionals in your career field?  Specific career information from BLS including what workers do on the job, working conditions, earnings and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

O*NET
What are the required qualifications for my field?  The Occupational Information Network provides information about jobs including: work activities, outlook, wages and tasks; and worker requirements for jobs including: knowledge, skills, experience, education and training. 

Quintessential Careers
Need a quick overview of websites for your career field?  This site's portal has lists of industry-specific websites, as well as info on resumes, interviewing and other topics.

Riley Guide
Want one site to link you to countless others?  Margaret Riley Dikel, a librarian regarded as the career development Internet guru, has developed an A to Z index with topics including: Academic CV's, Associations - Trade and Professional, Business Fields, Counseling Jobs, Education Jobs, Engineering Career Guides, International Job Resources, Listings of Top Employers, Psychology, Public Administration, and Public Health. 

Glassdoor

Looking for insider tips on companies and jobs? Glassdoor is a database of anonymously posted information including company reviews, salaries, and benefits. Access interview questions and research competitors.  

Company Research

The Business Journals- Local Business Directory

Search for local businesses by name or category.

Business Wire           
This site provides company press releases, a useful tool in preparing for an interview.

Career Bliss

Search jobs by company or job title; company reviews by employees.

Forbes   

A source for business news, financial information, and company information.     

Hoovers: Company Directories 
Search companies by geography, business classification, or industry.   

LexisNexis   

Access the LexisNexis database through the Walden Library- Research Databases.  Extensive search capability for company information and reports.

Linkedin 

Largest professional online network. If you are a member, you can research companies using the "Companies" search.

Vault 

Search companies using various parameters such as industry, city, number of employees and annual revenue.