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Compiled by Laura Berdish and Sally Ziph

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Kresge and web resources to help you start a job search, identify relevant opportunities, fine-tune your resume or perfect your interviewing style.


[edit] Databases

[edit] Career-focused Databases

Vault Career Insider

  • Find industry, employer, and career topic guides including career outlook
  • Research cover letters, resumes, and interview information
  • Includes content from Vault Gold in the Reviews section
  • Discussions include information on salary, working for a company, interviewing and more
  • A video overview of Vault Career Insider is available.

  • Browse career articles such as a entrepreneurship and career management
  • Excellent “Ace your Case” series of ebooks available to be downloaded onto your laptop or computer
  • Find salary information for different careers
  • Company, city, and real people profiles
  • Please note: as of December 2012, You will now need to create an account on the site to download the guides and see the company information. You will need to log in each time you visit the site. Alternatively, you may also log in via facebook or LinkedIn.

[edit] Jobs and Internships

Going Global

  • Career and employment resources, including world-wide job and intership listings, industry profiles, and country-specific career information.

USA City Career Guides

  • Job search resources, employment outlook, professional networking groups, cost of living, and other employment resources for the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

[edit] Company Information and Screening Databases


  • Information on public and private firms in Asia and North America, including industry reports on some industries.
  • Use the "Build A List" feature to screen for companies based on various criteria.


  • Good tool for identifying US public or private companies by various criteria, including a zip code radius search.

Mergent Online

  • Information on US and large foreign public companies, including easy access to 15 years worth of financials downloadable in Excel.
  • Use the "My Mergent Tools" feature to create lists and compare companies, executives, etc.


  • Information on public and private firms from around the world. Currently has data on 85 million firms.


  • Extensive company information and recruiting contacts for nearly 1 million potential employers and more than 200 countries.
  • Requires one-time personal account set-up.
  • See CareerSearch for more information on using this resource.

American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries (Ross users only)

  • This database incorporates the data from the print directories, "American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries" and "Foreign Firms Operating in the United States".
  • Listings include corporate HQ address and officer information, industry code, and foreign location address and telephone. Search by company location, industry code, parent company, revenue or keyword.

Foreign Firms Operating in the US (Ross users only)

  • Incorporates the data from the print directories, "American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries" and "Foreign Firms Operating in the United States".
  • Listings include corporate HQ address and officer information, industry code, and foreign location address and telephone. Search by company location, industry code, parent company, revenue or keyword.


  • Market data and worldwide company financial and related information such as company statistics, analyst reports and funding transactions. ThomsonONE contains data from: ThomsonONE Banker, Thomson Research and VentureXpert.
  • Note: ThomsonONE only displays properly in Internet Explorer.

[edit] Industry Overview Databases

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage

  • Good starting place for info on an industry with information such as current environment, trends, key ratios and statistics on 55 different North American industries.


  • Covers a wide range of industries. Individual reports include information such as product and service segmentation, barriers to entry, and major players.
  • Start with a keyword search for either the company or industry. On the first screen for the industry report, you will see the leading companies listed as "Major Players Referenced".

Business Monitor Online (BMO)

  • BMO provides industry surveys for over 100 countries worldwide. The industries covered include automobiles, food and drink, tourism, Pharmaceuticals, and others.
  • Please note that reports are not available for all industries and countries.


  • The Freedonia Group's Focus collection contains nearly 700 market research reports covering 18 industry sectors and 17 countries..

Global Business Intelligence (GBI)

  • GBI's coverage focuses on chemicals, clean technology, medical equipment, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, power, and semiconductors.

Plunkett Online

  • Provides industry sector analysis, research, trends and statistics for 29 different industries. Archival reports are also available.

[edit] Article and News Databases

ABI/Inform Global (ProQuest)

  • Academic and industry-oriented business periodical literature.

Business Source Complete (EBSCO) (Ross users and Kresge Library visitors)

  • Peer-reviewed journals as well as trade publications.


  • Fulltext coverage of over 6,000 newspapers, newswires, magazines and trade publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Business Week and Forbes.

[edit] Journals

Career Development International (Jan. 01, 1996- full-text via Emerald Insight)

Career Development Quarterly (Mar. 01, 1990- full-text via Business Source Complete)

Career Guide to Industries (2006- full-text via Business Source Complete) (Ross users and Kresge visitors only)

Career Opportunities News

Career World (Jan. 01, 1995- full-text via ProQuest Research Library)

Diversity Career Opportunities & Insights (Jan. 31, 1999-Dec. 31, 1999, Jan. 01, 2001-Oct. 31, 2002 full-text via ProQuest Research Library)

Journal of Career Assessment (Jan. 01, 1999- full-text via SAGE Publications)

Journal of Career Development (Jan. 01, 1999- full-text via SAGE Publications)

Journal of Career Planning and Employment (NACE Journal) (1985-2002)

[edit] Books

Almanac of American Employers (1994- )

Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies (1999- )

What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles (2009)

Cracking the GMAT by The Princeton Review (2008)

Hoover's Handbook of World Business (1992-2008)

International MBA Student's Guide to the US Job Search by WetFeet (2008)

Job Hunter's Sourcebook (1991-2008)

Crack the Case: How to Conquer your Case Interviews by David Ohrvall (2007)

Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries (1957-2007)

Vault Guide to Top Internships (2007)

Vault College Career Bible (2006)

Ace Your Case by WetFeet (2005)

Vault MBA Career Bible (2005)

Best Keywords for Resumes, Cover Letter, and Interviews by Wendy S. Enelow (2003)

CareerXroads (2003)

Expert Resumes for Managers and Executives by Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark (2003)

Networking Survival Guide by Diane C. Darling (2003)

175 High-Impact Cover Letters by Richard H. Beatty (2002)

175 High-Impact Resumes by Richard H. Beatty (2002)

Craighead's International Business, Travel, and Relocation Guide (2002-2003)

Vault Guide to Conquering Corporate America for Women and Minorities (2002)

More Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions (2001)

International Jobs Directory by Ronald L. Krannich and Caryl Rae Krannich (1999)

College Grad Job Hunter by Brian D. Krueger (1998)

Very Quick Job Search by J. Michael Farr (1996)

Also see: BBA, MBA, MAC Intern and Graduate Resume Books

  • Actual classmates' resumes from the Ross School of Business

And browse books by subject heading: Accounting--Vocational Guidance | Americans--Employment--Foreign Countries | Career | Business Consultants | Consulting Firms--Vocational Guidance | Employment--Interviewing | Job Hunting | Marketing--Vocational Guidance | Moving, Household--United States | Negotiation in Business | Job Offers | Promotions | Resumes--Employment | Wages

[edit] Websites

[edit] Ross School of Business

Ross School of Business Office of Career Development Student Career Counseling Sign Up

  • Career assistance for Ross students including resume reviews, mock interviews, self-assessments, networking, On-Campus Recruiting, and self-directed job search strategies
  • Requires iMpact login

Ross School of Business Office of Career Development Alumni Career Counseling

  • Career assistance for Ross alumni including resume reviews, mock interviews, self-assessments, networking, and self-directed job search strategies

Students and Alumni Directory

  • Directory of students and alumni of the Ross School of Business
  • Requires iMpact login

[edit] General


  • All encompassing job search information


  • General job search site that allows easy retrieval of jobs in both the United States and abroad

  • General job search site also offers career resources and advice, links to other web resources


  • A fee based job search web page, for organizing and managing your entire job search campaign from one location.

The Ladders

  • Well known website featuring job postings for $100K+ jobs. Tiered registration from free to $180 per year


  • Manager Tools is a weekly podcast on effective management and leadership.
    • What do you want to do? A podcast about how to answer this question – very similar to an elevator pitch.
    • How to Remember Names A podcast about the importance of introductions, stating that remembering someone’s name is much more important than any other thing you do in that introduction, discusses the importance of an emotional connection to someone in remembering their name, and some etiquette discussed.
    • How to Introduce People A podcast on how to properly introduce people in a work or social environment.

  • Job postings, resume and interview tips, and more.

NationJob Inc.

  • is a community-based network of job postings, and also features PJ Scout, push technology used for searching and matching jobs to applicants

Occupational Outlook Handbook

  • Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics including education needed, earnings, working conditions and job prospects for specific occupations

Princeton Review

  • Test preparation and information on careers and colleges

The Riley Guide

  • One of the longest-running career sites aggregates information and links to job search sites, recruiters, resume management resources and salary information on the web

Careers from the Wall Street Journal

  • The Journal's career page features job postings, resume and career search advice, news and other articles related to job searching, office culture and politics, women's issues and more

[edit] Banking and Accounting Jobs

Banking or Bust

  • A growing site created by a Ross alum, and "...dedicated to helping you land AND keep a job in investment banking"
  • Includes useful articles and tutorials on investment banking
  • Also includes a glossary of banking terms that you should know as you start your job search

  • Job search focused on positions for finance and accounting professionals includes links to articles, blogs, online journals, salary and relocation information

[edit] International Students and International Jobs

EuroGraduate Live

  • European career and educational database with advice about the job search in specific European countries

  • Search jobs by European country and industry

Foreign MBA

  • Developed by a Ross alumnus, information on obtaining an MBA degree in the United States and career resources for jobs in foreign countries

  • Jobs from Afghanistan to Yemen

  • Job search featuring a wide variety of positions in the worldwide energy industry

[edit] Nonprofit Jobs

American Society of Association Professionals Job Search

  • Job search, resume postings, career news and articles and more from the Association and the Center for Association Leadership

  • Website features job search, resume postings and other resources related to NGO, nonprofit, foundation and government careers

  • Job board that has been in operation since 1999 features job posting for nonprofits, government, education and healthcare organizations Career Center

  • Job postings, resources and career guides for nonprofit job seekers

NPT Jobs

  • The NonProfit Times career page features job postings and other resources for job seekers and employers; free registration required

  • Job postings from over 20,000 organizations, resume management and online live support from one of the premier nonprofit job sites


  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy's career resources site includes articles and news, online discussions, special reports and an email hotline for career questions

Philanthropy News Digest Job Search

  • The Digest's job search includes international positions posted by nonprofits, NGOs, educational institutions and corporations seeking grantmakers

ReliefWeb Vacancies

  • ReliefWeb is produced by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; job postings feature international positions in academia, government and NGOs

Society for Nonprofit Organizations

  • The Society offers job postings from a wide variety of international organizations

  • Website from recruitment firm Nonprofit HR Solutions features job and resume search, resume and job search management tools, news and other resources

Young Nonprofit Professional Network's Career Center

  • Job search and resume posting from the organization whose mission is to support the growth of young nonprofit professionals through professional development, networking and social opportunities

[edit] Technology Jobs

CIO Magazine's Career Center

  • The journal's career pages feature articles and news, advice and job postings for information technology executives

Dice - The Career Hub for Tech Insiders

  • Search and research jobs, employers and other topics related to technology employment

[edit] Other Industry-Specific and Specialized Job Search

Ann Arbor USA Talent

  • A Job Posting system that targets high-value, knowledge-based and Michigan-based positions.

APICS Career Center

  • The Association for Operations Management Professionals' career site features job postings for specialists in production, inventory, materials management, supply chain and logistics, procurement and purchasing


  • A subscription networking website for senior level executives

Career Exposure

  • Job board specializing in MBAs and diversity

CEO Express

  • Business research and news

  • Job postings, news and features focused on environmental employers and job seekers

FindLaw Legal Career Center

  • FindLaw's Career Center offers job postings, salary information, education and professional development resources for legal professionals Careers

  • The American Marketing Association's career page offers job postings and search, career and hiring tips and strategies, career-related events, and information on education, training and certification opportunities for marketing professionals


  • Job site for MBA's focusing on entrepreneurship and technology

MBA Jungle

  • Articles from getting into business school to recruiting

[edit] Salary and Wage Information

  • provides resources tools for career advancement; job seekers can use the free Salary Wizard and create a personalized Salary Report

Salary Calculator

  • Compares the cost of living for different geographic areas

Salary Expert

  • Salary survey data, cost of living information, and other resources from the Economic Research Institute

[edit] Videos


  • 14,000 video and audio clips on business and entrepreneurship


  • Described as "the only online global television programmer and interactive Web site designed to help college students and young professionals develop long-lasting, successful careers."