Resources to Research Employers

Recommended Internet Resources

To generate a list of potential employers in a particular career field or industry, try these sites:

  • Business Journals Local Business Directories - Searchable directories of businesses for 43 major metropolitan areas.
  • CareerOneStop - Use the Business Finder to search a 12 million-company database by Industry, Occupation, and Region.
  • LinkedIn - Use the Jobs > Search feature to find companies of interest based on Industry, Job Function, Job Title, and Location.

For researching large companies, try these sites:

  • CNBC Company Search - Find recent news and financial information about hundreds of thousands of public and private companies.
  • - Get insider information on over 100,000 companies, including company salaries, reviews and interview questions.
  • Hoovers Online - Gather industry information, as well as information on private, public, IPO, subsidiary and non-US companies.

To locate the most current information about a potential employer, check these resources:

  • PR Newswire - Search by industry or by keyword from a database of company press releases.
  • San Francisco Business Times - Find local business and industry news, resources, and networking event information.
  • Employer Blog & Social Media

Local Resources

  • Thomas J. Long Business and Economics Library (S-350 Haas School of Business) - Research companies using numerous resources, including the Berkeley Business Guides: No. 4: Company Information, No. 18: Internet Resources in Business & Economics, and No. 24: High Technology Companies & Industries.  Also available are the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Book of Lists.
  • Foundation Center - Review materials on foundations, grants and corporate philanthropy to help with your nonprofit job search.

Career Center Resources

  • Handshake - Search employers that recruit UC Berkeley students based on Industry, Location, Employer Size, and more. 
  • Vault Guides - A resource within Firsthand, Vault Guides provide extensive coverage of career and employment topics, including employee surveys and downloadable industry, employer, and career development guides. Download these extensive and informative guidebooks; free to Cal students and eligible alumni.
  • GoinGlobal - Gather information on 1000s of companies and read about career and job search topics for over 25 countries.
  • Employer Spotlights - Research Berkeley Circle employers.


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