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Career Assignment

A guide to support research for writing assignments about careers and controversial issues.

Employer Profile

Research help for a careers writing assignment

In an employer profile assignment you are asked to identify an organization that might employ you in your field of study. The resources below provide information on businesses and organizations as well as links to the companies' public websites and annual reports.

screensnipMarketLine Company Reports
Marketline reports are inside a database called Business Source Elite. It is a collection of company profiles. To browse or search them follow the link to "Company Profiles" from the top blue navigation bar. These contain detailed information on the business including personnel, financial data, company history and company overview. For an example see the report for Toys'R'Us

Mergent FIS
Conains information on US companies, International companies, and annual reports

 Plunkett Research Online
Contains business and industry data, Market research and trends, and company profiles​

More Plunkett resources:
These are electronic books that can help you identify an organization that you might want to research.
Plunkett's e-commerce & Internet business almanac 
Plunkett's entertainment & media industry almanac 
Plunkett's games, apps & social media industry almanac 
Plunkett's retail industry almanac 

Print Resources
These print resources are in the reference section of Booth library.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries - Reference Room 3000 Level North, call number HD2324 .E527
International Directory of Company Histories - Reference Room 3000 Level North, call number HD2721 .I63
Almanac of American Employers - Reference Room 3000 Level North, call number HF5832.75 U6 A45
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