In your job search, you must learn as much as possible about potential employers so that you can target those that are the best match for you and so that you can stand out among other applicants. Learn about their mission, products, services, and their clients. Find out about their organizational structure and the workplace culture. This will put you in an excellent position to make clear connections between your skills and their needs when you prepare your resume and cover letter, or in an interview.
This is an online index of companies and organizations in a wide range of industries. It allows you to start with your areas of interest and identify and learn about potential employers.
Career Search™ is NOT a database of available jobs—it is a tool for researching industries and employers. Once you find organizations that interest you, you will need to contact them directly, undertake further research, or network to find out what opportunities are available.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The first time you use Career Search™ you must create an account for yourself. When using a non UMass computer, access the client referral key by logging into UMass Amherst CareerConnect
Other Sources for Researching Employers
Best Places to Work in the Federal Government
Computerworld Magazine: Best Places to Work in IT
Forbes 200 Best Small Companies 2010
JobStar: Best Companies
Working Mother's 100 Best Companies List
Fast Companies Directory of Innovative Companies
Business Week's Global 1000 Companies
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation Best Places to Work 2011
The following resources provide career-related information (such as online journals, job banks, etc.) specifically geared to people of color, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQQIA people, or to women in male-dominated fields.
Minority Career Network
Minority Executive Search, Inc.
National Association for Female Executives
National Business & Disability Council
Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Transgender at Work
Diversity and Inclusion at Monster.com
Pro Gay Jobs
Pride at Work