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Industry profiles are useful for both career exploration and interview preparation. They typically describe how the industry operates, identify trends, list major competitors and professional associations and publications for further inquiry.
Industry Profiles for Careers
First Research Industry Profiles
"First Research provides industry profiles covering over 1000 industry segments. First Research industry profiles contain critical analysis, statistics and forecasts to help your engage key prospects, coach key clients, and deepen customer relationships" Each report includes conversation starters. IBIS World
U.S. and global industry market research reports. D&B Global Business Browser (formerly Onesource/Avention)
Offers public and private company profiles and screener, industry market research reports from Marketline, Freedonia, Euromonitor and RMA updated with recent news, executive profiles and analyst reports.
Before going on an informational or job interview, prepare yourself by knowing as much as you can about the organization. Of course much can be learned by viewing company web sites and social media outlets. But for an independent lens, why not check out company reports and mentions in the news. How much you can learn about an organization is dependent on status. Much can be learned about public companies and nonprofits, whereas much less is usually discoverable about small private firms.
Organization Profiles for Careers
MarketLine Company Profiles
Recently rebranded from Datamonitor to MarketLine company reports cover both U.S. and foreign companies in a wide range of industries. Typically reports are 15-20 pages and provide a description of the business, company history, key personnel, products and services and competitors. Datamonitor industry reports are available from ReferenceUSA and OneSource D&B Global Business Browser (formerly Onesource/Avention)
Offers public and private company profiles and screener, industry market research reports from Marketline, Freedonia, Euromonitor and RMA updated with recent news, executive profiles and analyst reports. Lexis-Nexis Company Dossier
Find a company or screen for a company across the many data sources licensed by Lexis-Nexis.
Organization News for Careers
Type the company name in the search box and use the drop down to the right to limit to Company/Organization. In this way you will get only articles that are substantially about the organization you are pursuing. Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Type the target organization into the search box and use the drop down to the right to limit to Company Entity.
Locality Based Job Searching
Philadelphia Business Journal (American City Business Journals)
Sometimes finding small and medium employers with operations in specific regions is a top priority. These directories facilitate searching and browsing by location.
Check out the \"Books of Lists\" for top employers across a number of industries in regional markets.
Search the jobs postings or do an advanced search by geography in the U.S. businesses module.
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