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.
• 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.
This article was originally published on Monster.com.