Visit the Career Services page for additional career information.
WRITING YOUR RESUME:
Your resume will need to represent you in a way that an employer will choose your resume amongst many others. These resources will help you create a winning resume.
DeVry has many e-books on writing winning resumes. These eBooks are available through our library catalog.
TheThe OWL: The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University is the premier website for writing resources and has a specific section on job search writing.
- Plunkett Research Online is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Plunkett has an extensive section for the job seeker.
Alumni* now have remote access to Plunkett Research.
PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW:
Now that you have an interview, you need to be prepared to discuss the company you are applying with. The DeVry library offers these resources to research companies before your interview. All of the following resources are available at http://library.devry.edu/
LexisNexis Provides access to over 10,000 full-text news, business, and legal publications which include company dossiers for detailed company information and financial performance.
Faulkner FACCTs is a complete computer and communications information source and also contains company profiles.
Plunkett Research Online provides information on major trends in various industries as well as information on companies and executives. You can also find lists of industry associations at this site.
Hoover's Company Capsules: Hoover's Company Capsules and Profiles includes information on more than 40,000 companies, 600 industries, and 225,000 key executives. Business information includes:
Company overview Company history Officers and board members Auditors
Rankings Related industry information Historical financials Products and operations
The library has print resources as well to help you identify opportunities in your field. The library subscribes to the following
The Book of List
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Wall Street Journal
Atlanta Journal Constitution
New York Times
UNDERSTANDING YOUR PROFESSION:
Earning your degree has prepared you with the skills you need to perform on the job. But, your job and your profession will be constantly changing. Staying up to date on the trends in your industry will help you stay competitive.
Faulkner- provides access to full text reports prepared by industry analysts exploring current trends, products and company profiles within the telecommunication and communication fields.
Plunkett Research Online - is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics.
EBSCOHost offers full-text access to articles in all subject areas. EBSCOhost is the primary tool we use to support student learning
Occupational Outlook Handbook offers descriptions of jobs in different fields as well as salary and growth expectations.
Keeping your skills current is important to compete in the job market. Adding on new skills can make you more competitive. The library offers this database of self-paced courses to keep you in the game.
SkillPort provides access to hundreds of self-paced courses in business, desktop, and IT skills, as well as health, safety, and legal compliance.NOTE: This redirects you to the portal. After clicking the link, students should select Skill Port/Complimentary Courses from the Resources & Help tab.The link is listed under Interactive Student Resources. In addition, it can still be found under the Merchandise tab. Staff should select Skill Port/Complimentary Courses from the Staff Tools tab.
Alumni* now have remote access to SkillPort.
FINDING JOB LEADS:
Use these resources to uncover jobs.
Find associations in your field. Many jobs are posted only through an association. You can also find contacts by participating in an association.
Plunkett Research Online has an extensive section for the job seeker including lists of organizations.
Informational Interviews are a good way to get your foot in the door. Find the name of the manager in the area you want to be employed and contact them for an informational interview.
LexisNexis provides contact information for the executives of many firms. The Book of Lists also provides contact information.