Anyone who has conducted a successful job search will tell you that it is quite time consuming, and researching employers is a component that adds to the time it takes. That said, most employers generally claim that the worst candidates for jobs are those who have not done their “homework.” In other words, most employers are seeking candidates who have at least learned the basics about their organizations.

Employer Research Guide (GSU Publication)


Interested in learning more about careers in Chemistry, Communication & Media, Health Care, Environment & Conservation, Hospitality & Tourism, Criminal Justice and Physics?  The library has a new series of E-books dedicated to careers. The databases are available to all when in the library.  Only current students, faculty and staff may access them when off campus  through the website or the GSU App.






  • Research Resources


     100 Best Job Boards to Find Niche Talent - Job Boards are a great tool on both sides of the hiring front.  For an applicant, job boards are a great place to start your search.  For employers, job boards allow an extensive reach to a wide audience of possible applicants.


     ACSB Accredited Online MBA Guide and Resource -  This guide provides applicants with targeted strategies and expert advice from professionals, including guidance on how to find the right program, prepare a standout application, and finance a graduate degree.


    Accredited Schools Online is a comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families with the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their education.

     AIM Resource Library - Search for specific resources or browse well over 100 documents in categories ranging from search strategy and job transition to wealth management and life, money and career priorities.   

     Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center -   

    Athletic Network - The Largest Community of Collegiate Athletes - We have partnered with over 400 companies and recruiters who see the value of hiring athletes. Companies like Johnson & Johnson, Enterprise, Northwestern Mutual, KPMG, and many more. All these leaders in their respective industries are using Athlete Network because they see the value in hiring athletes. We can facilitate direct introductions for our members to their recruiters.

    Buzzfile Company Networking Tool. Our product is unique resource for identifying, researching, and networking with prospective employers., 

    Career and employment resources for Hispanics -  

     Career and employment resources for women-   

     Career Bliss-, a free online career community that empowers job seekers with millions of jobs, reviews, and salaries, along with hundreds of career advice articles. CareerBliss, founded in 2008, provides transparency in the workplace that effectively lets our users find happiness by getting an inside look at the reviews and salaries submitted by real employees for over 100,000 employers nationwide. We have been featured in Forbes,, Huffington Post, Business Week, The Houston Chronicle, and thousands of other reputable sites. is a free salary calculator created by CareerBuilder that provides users with salary reports including the salary range and average salary for each different job in a particular

    Certified Nursing Aides -  is based on certified nursing aides (CNAs).  We have tried to provide genuine and researched contents, pages, and information on CNA Classes, Exams, Practice Tests, Certification, Training, and Skills.  Along with these details, we have also provided valuable information on CNA Salaries and Jobs. CNA Guide page on will help readers who wish to enter this field and make nursing their career.     

      Company salaries, reviews and interviews posted anonymously by employees - 

    Computer Science Online - Computer science professionals design, construct, and code some of today's most cutting-edge tech, from microprocessors and CPUs to next-gen cell phones and mobile apps. Start here for expert advice, career data, degree info and hundreds of resources to help current and future tech talent build a better tomorrow.

    EducatorLabs is comprised of school librarians and media/market research specialists who work as curators and conservators of the scholastic web.

     Fast Company - Business Research

     Finbox - Helping you navigate a career in Finance -   

      General Research Site for job hunters -

      Go Grad - Our guide helps students with the process of choosing and applying to graduate programs. It offers information on timelines, deadlines, and other frequently asked questions. Preparing for Graduate School:

    Graduate Guide - The 41st annual edition of Graduate School Guide directory includes comprehensive listings of master's, doctoral and professional degree programs as well as a cross reference section of majors and information on financing graduate study. Web and email addresses are also included for more than 1,500 graduate programs.

    Great Advice for 2015 Grads -   If you are a student ready to begin your higher education, or have held many different jobs and want to know how to make the switch to doing what you love, this career guide will be a great resource.

    Guide to Public Service -

     Hoover's—Reference for Business Information

    How to Become a Police Officer - Expert Advise, career options in Law Enforcement, and free job board.
    How to Become a Teacher - Scholarship opportunities and information: ‘Become The Educator’

     Inside Career Info, is a searchable collection of hundreds of candid career reports written by "insiders" - successful professionals who are actually doing the job.

    Inside Jobs- A place where people can explore what opportunities exist and learn what paths can take them there. -

     Job Nob - Users get free and unlimited access to view real salaries being paid at specific companies.  

    Job Search BibleThe Job Search Bible contains advice and guidance on all things related to job searching and career development, such as resume writing, cover letters, interview skills, negotiating a salary, and much more. I would welcome any consideration you can give to adding a link to on your careers webpages (in a useful resources section, for example) to enable your students to benefit from the advice on offer.

     Law Enforcement Career - Helping you find the perfect job in law enforcement -


    Law Enforcement Career Resource Website - 

     Master’s in Education  - Everything you need to know about evaluating programs and ultimately earning your M.Ed. the right way.

      Money Geek

    Most cost of living calculators simply report the salary needed to cover living expenses when you move from one city to another. Our new Cost of Living calculator goes far beyond this. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), it visually compares earning power for roughly 800 BLS occupations in hundreds of U.S. cities to living expenses in those cities. The calculator also pulls in demographic data to give a snapshot of life in each city -- and it lets you see all this information across 4 cities at one time.

     Nursing Jobs - Governors State University has partnered with a company called LiquidCompass to provide a powerful new job search resource to our undergraduate and graduate nursing students. It is a website that can be accessed at:


      Payscale provides compensation information for employers and individuals.

      Registered Nurse - A guide about RN schools and programs.

      Resource for East Asian job hunters -

      Resource for individuals with disabilities

      Resources from the Chamber of Commerce - 

      Salary Expert provides compensation data to job seekers. -

     Social Work

      Site for comparative salary information -


     Teacher Certification Resource -

     The Contract Employee's Handbook

      The European Business Directory -  , a site that helps students who want to pursue medical assisting career. Authored by healthcare providers who have years of experience behind them, the site mainly provides information on medical assisting scholarships, career, training programs, certification and accredited schools across the nation.

    U.S. Department of Labor—Bureau of Labor Statistics

      What Color is Your Parachute?

      Workforce Development and Online Learning: