|Choosing a Career/Major|
|Conducting a Job Search|
|Job Search Checklist|
|Resumes and Cover Letters|
|The Electronic Application|
|Part-Time & Summer Jobs|
|Employer Information/Job Search Directories|
|Making the Most of a Job Fair|
|Graduate School Resources|
|For Faculty and Staff|
What is a directory?
A directory is a list, either in a book or on the web, containing alphabetically arranged names, addresses and phone numbers, e.g. a phone book.
How can a directory help me in my job search?
Using directories to identify potential employers is a common way of applying for jobs because many openings are never published. You can expand your job prospects by identifying organizations that interest you and contact them directly, without knowing whether or not they have any openings.
Do directories have anything besides names, addresses, and phone numbers?
Many directories give background information on organizations; others give advice on breaking into that career field, some list entry-level openings and recruitment policies.
What if I am only interested in a particular state or area of the country?
Many directories have a geographic index, so you can target your search.
Also helpful to your employer research is Career Search. Career Search is a fast, accurate, and up-to-date online database of over one million companies and potential employers in a wide range of industries and fields. The database consists of contact names, addresses, telephone numbers, and company background, to assist students in job searches. This online database is available in ORCA, under the section "Career Search". Click here to log in to ORCA. After logging, click on "Career Search".