Job Search with UMD Library Databases
Information provided by the UMD Library can help you in your search for employment. We have books on how to write resumes and prepare for interview questions.
In addition, you may want to know more about the company or organization or industry to help you with your interview, or you may want to know more about where certain types of employers are located. Many of our business databases can help you with these needs.
If you want to know more about a particular company, plug the company name into the databases on this page to see what information you might find: Companies and Financials
If you need to know about the industry your target company is in, this information may help:
A lot more information is published and made available on larger publicly owned companies Privately owned companies and small companies can be more difficult to research. In this instance news sources, such as local newspapers and wire services can be helpful, and information from general internet searches should be considered. Be sure to consult these databases:
Regional Business News
Also, one of our major marketing databases, ReferenceUSA, can help you locate potential employers by industry or line of business, business size, and location. Even non-profit organizations like museums, schools, governmental agencies can be found. With this database. for example, you can discover how many advertising firms are in Chicago as well as basic information about these companies. To learn more visit this link:
Again, if you have questions about these databases or other resources we might have, feel free to contact me.
And good luck on your job search !!!
Last Update: May 7, 2012