Resources to help you develop an in-depth understanding of the specific sector which interests you include:
Newspapers - specialist industry reports are often found in the business pages.
Journals - professional/ industry related publications (eg New Scientist) are often found online. Many journals and newspapers are held at the Careers Service and on the University Library website
Your own network of contacts - friends, family and work colleagues are just some of the people who can help. Networking is one of the most effective ways of building up your knowledge
Professional bodies/associations websites - provide information on industry trends, recent research, and links to related sites. Links to these can be found our online occupational information.
Company/organisation websites - provide more specific information about the organisation and its products/services. These allow useful comparisons to be made. Links to large employers can be found through SAGE (the Careers Service's vacancy and employer database), Prospects or Target jobs.
This article was published on Nov 1, 2013