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Top 19 Essential Career Research Tools

Top 19 Essential Career Research Tools

Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert

Salary and Benefits Information

Salary Wizard: Want to know what you’re worth? Enter your job title and zip code, and find out the base salary range for your profession and location.

Cost-of-Living Wizard: If you’re considering a move, use this tool to compare salaries and living costs between cities.

Job Assessor: Size up two offers by rating the factors that are most important to you in a job.

Millionaire Maker: When will your bank account reach seven figures? Input your salary and savings information to find out.

Federal Career Tools

CareerOneStop: The Department of Labor’s resource for job information. Learn about occupations, job duties, wages, education requirements and employment trends.

O*NET: O*NET’s database contains hundreds of occupation-specific descriptions, including work activities, relevant work values, training requirements, industry projections and sources for additional information.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Find statistics about your desired industry, including trends, projections for growth and layoff data.

Company-Specific Research

Monster Job Search: In addition to searching for a specific job, you can use Monster’s job listings to conduct career research. Browse jobs by job title, skills and location to see who’s hiring and what qualifications employers are seeking.

Hoover’s: Search Hoover’s extensive database of companies and organizations for key information about potential employers. You can also research industries and learn about top players and industry growth indicators.

Securities and Exchange Commission: If you’re targeting public companies, research SEC filings to assess a company’s financial health.

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