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​Research After Graduation

What library resources or services are available to you after you graduate from the University of Oregon? How can it help you with finding information about finding a job, getting a job, and being successful at that job.

Researching a company

Research employers before you send in your application and before you are called in for an interview.

  • Find out if you want to work with the company.
  • Employers like applicants who do their research.
  • An employer's website is a promotional piece--it might be incomplete or biased.

Researching a job / career

Reading about a career or occupation can help you learn a lot. It is also valuable to talk with one or more people who work in the occupation to get a current, real-world perspective about what a job is really like. Ideally, it's important to do both kinds of research.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Planning for your future (Berkeley Career Center website)
Find information about: typical job duties, training and educational requirements, job outlook, salary ranges, and major employers in the occupation. Comprehensive resource to help you find the right career for you!

UO Career Center - Alumni
Resources to help you find a job, prepare for job documents or interview, and much more!

Researching an industry

U.S. Small Business Administration recommendations
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers suggestions for 5 free places to find industry information.

Business database recommendations available from UO Libraries
Many are UO licensed databases but try to find and use them at your local library.

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