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UWO Career Services Resources for finding employment Presented by: Jerry Mulcahy Dolly Borsato-Vassal Laura Veronese Where to Start Western Libraries Catalogue – books, directories Business Library Homepage – customized guides , databases Free Resources on Web

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UWO Career Services

Resources for finding employment

Presented by:

Jerry Mulcahy

Dolly Borsato-Vassal

Laura Veronese


Where to Start

  • Western Libraries Catalogue – books, directories
  • Business Library Homepage – customized guides, databases
  • Free Resources on Web

Where to Start

  • Library Catalogue – Books on Resumes……………………………………. Employment InterviewingJob Hunting

Directories – Business EnterprisesScott’s DirectoriesHoovers Company ListsVernon’s – London & area

Vault Guides – Companies , Career

WetFeet Press – Company, Industry


Subject search – e.g. Consulting firms — DirectoriesExecutives — RecruitingEmployees -- Recruiting Wages -- United States – StatisticsWages -- Canada -- Statistics.


Business Library Resources

  • Business Library Prepared Guides
  • Are You Looking for a Job?
  • Business Plans
  • Grant and Proposal Writing
  • Venture Capital – finding funding
  • Canadian Business Directories
  • Canadian Associations
  • Job Posting Sites

Where to look

Free Sources

  • Newspaper classifieds (domestic and International), articles
  • Strategis (Industry Canada site)
  • Canada411, Canada Yellow pages
  • Canadian Business Directories
  • Canadian Associations
  • Canadian Trade Index

More Job Posting Sites:


Focal Point for Career Resources

  • A link to this powerpoint demonstration is available on the jobhunt.htm page

Resumes and Cover Letters

Sample Books:Competency-Based Resumes: How To Bring Your Resume To The Top Of The Pile. Robin KesslerBUSSTK HF5383.K472005

The Resume Makeover: 50 Common Resume and Cover Letter Problems - and How to Fix Them. John J. Marcus. Internet

The Global Resume and CV Guide. Mary Anne Thompson.HF5383.T53 2000

For more info:


Sample Web Sites

About :Cover Letter Template

For more info:



Sample Books:

High-impact Interview Questions: 701 Behavior-based Questions to Find the Right Person for Every Job Internet 2006

Interviewing: Situations and ContextsDBWSTK HF5549.5.I6P685 2006

More Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions BUSSTK HF5549.5.I6D452 2001

More interview info:


Sample Web Sites

Go Jobsite - Interview Tips including what questions ……………...YOU should ask

More interview info:


Sample Article search results in ProQuest

101 of Job InterviewingJohn P Creveling.Chemical Engineering. New York: Dec 2005. Vol. 112, Iss. 13; p. 50 (2 pages)

Interviewing: Positioning Yourself to Get the OfferHank S Rennar.Financial Executive. Morristown: Jul/Aug 2005. Vol. 21, Iss. 6; p. 60 (2 pages)

Special Section: The Manager’s Viewpoint of the Interview


Starting Your Own Business

Sample Books:

The complete idiot's guide to starting your own business 2000 Internet

The Harvard Entrepreneurs Club guide to starting your own business BUS HD62.5.H3739 1999 

Library Prepared Guides: Assistancewith specific aspects of starting your own business includingFranchising. Alsoyou will find a segment onInternships


Excellent web sites

Business Start up Assistant

Canada Business - provincial guides

Small Business BC - general information

Canada-Ontario Business Service Center

Business Start Up Checklist

More Information on Starting Your Own Business


Research Jobs, Companies

and Industries

  • Annual Reports
  • Databases
  • Web Sites
  • Top Company Lists – e.g. The Best Workplaces in Canada 2006
  • Articles and Reports
  • More info:

Databases: Factiva

Factiva(IE only)

  • Search for company information in relation to an industry
  • News about the industry and companies within that industry
  • Build specific reports to compare top companies and company information
  • Search for articles about companies

Databases: Lexis Nexis

  • LexisNexis
  • News, financial and profile searches for companies
  • Biographical information available for business executives
  • World Business Opportunities Database contains business and investment opportunities around the world
  • Find lists of company names, addresses and contact names in specific industry and geographic regions

Databases: Plunkett’s

  • Plunkett’s
  • Industry and company information available
  • Search for company contact information
  • Export in-depth company profiles
  • Job Seeker’s/Careers

Databases: Strategis

  • Strategis
  • Employment, Learning
  • Company Directories
  • Business Information by Sector
  • Economic Analysis and Statistics
  • Information guides (Starting a Business, Financing, Researching Markets, Managing People, etc)
  • Jobs, workers, training and careers (JWTC helps Canadians find work and decide on career directions)

Databases: CANSIM

  • CANSIM(Statistics Canada)
  • Available publicly
  • Employment searches
  • Benefit information, including salaries and wages
  • Unemployment information
  • Access available through the Business Library

Databases: STAT- USA

  • U.S. and international country, industry and statistical overviews
  • Within the State of Nation part of the database, contains information on employment (Employment Cost Index, Employment Situations, etc)
  • Within Globus & NTDB it contains business opportunities, market reports, etc.

Company Information

  • Books about companies
  • Annual reports/company reports
  • Top company lists (Canada, U.S., International)
  • Historical Rankings
  • Stock exchanges
  • All available at:

Industry Information

  • Paper Sources – Industry Guides section in Business Library
  • Databases - Wide selection of databases to assist with …………………...searches - local, national, global
  • Web sites – Selected web sites, mega sites, NAICS listing

More details:


Help can be obtained at:

Business Library –


Websites and Related Material Listed in this Presentation can be found on :