Researching Careers


Online Research

Review our industry guides to get an understanding of different fields. Our skills guides will help you improve your resumes, cover letters, and interview techniques. We have also included some websites that will help you understand career options. Reading news and publications relevant to your fields of interest will also aid your job search.


Once you’ve done some research, you will know what you don’t know. The next step is to personalize your research by speaking with people. This is the only way to really learn what it’s like to work for a particular organization, doing a specific job. The networking related skills guides from the CCD cover how to do career research on LinkedIn, how to do informational interviews, and how to make the most of the NYU Shanghai career fair.

Online Resources
FIrsthand Career guides, employer profiles and rankings, discussion boards, industry blogs and news.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Current  information on employment trends in the US.
GoinGlobal Country and city guides, H1B information, job postings.
LinkedIn Professional groups, companies, alumni, channels, influencers, student jobs.
LinkedIn NYU Alumni Club in Shanghai Alumni and students are welcome to join and network.
NYU Library Resources Specific databases/websites for job hunting.