Conduct Research
Career Center

Research is integral in any career search. It helps you prepare for an interview, identify potential employing organizations, and uncover professional and internship opportunities not advertised by traditional methods. It can also help assist you in targeting your cover letter and resume which makes your search all the more effective. There are many resources and ways to do research. Here are a few offered by The Career Center:

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Features short informational videos you can use to research industries, companies and obtain career advice on topics such as job searching, resumes, interviewing and salary information. 

 


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An online career library that offers insider career information, including industry, company information, interview guides and employer profiles.  Vault is available through the Career Center Resources located in PirateNet.


Career Guide
: The Career Center’s own ‘in-house’ guide, chocked full of career-related advice and information, including sections on resumes and CV’s, interviewing, and professional letters, among others. You can obtain a copy from the Career Center or download a copy which can be found in the Career Center Resources located in PirateNet.

Other Career Research Tools
Company/Organization Web sites – this is a must when preparing for an interview. Be sure to review the organization’s mission statement, press releases, financials, and human resources page to possibly learn about the type of employees that are the best fit for the organization’s culture.

Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a wonderful resource filled with career information, The Occupational Outlook Handbook. This online resource is great for anyone seeking information about industries and careers – including necessary training, the job outlook, salary information, and professional organizations related to specific careers.

Hoovers Company is a database located in Seton Hall’s online Libraries. Hoover's Company Capsules & Profiles contains up-to-date proprietary editorial content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's, widely recognized as a leading provider of corporate data, delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers, and more.  This is a great tool to review before an interview or to assist you in creating a list of target companies to send your resume.

Salary.com: Visit this site before your interview to help with salary negotiation. Learn the average salary for specific job titles in all demographical areas of the country.

The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.
O*NET is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this freely available database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, the interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.  This Web site also provides helpful relocation information for those interested in working out of state.

The Quintessential Career Directory of Company Career Centers can help you research and contact major targeted companies geographically. This Web site lists a calendar of free or low cost career events categorized by state. 

The Wallstreet Journal’s Career Journal can help you connect to events and people in your state and industry of choice. 
 
Clickcity will help you learn as much as you can about the city in which you wish to work.

Contact Us

The Career Center
(973) 761-9355
careers@shu.edu
Bayley Hall Rm. 209

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