Career, Industry & Employer Research Tools

These research tools can help you learn more about organizations, industries and a range of career topics, providing insight that can give you a competitive edge. 

Career Planning Guide

Find valuable advice on a wide range of career development topics including: majors and careers, jobs or internships, resumes and cover letters, networking, interviewing, job offers, graduate study and much more. 

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Find Career Insight 

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Vault Logo

Vault is the world’s leading source of career information to efficiently research employers, industries and career subjects. Free access for Princeton students, courtesy of the University Library. Log in to Vault >

WetFeet Logo

Conduct in-depth research on organizations, careers and industries. Get expert career advice. Download Insider Guides: Company Guides, Industry Guides and Career Management.  Free access for Princeton students, courtesy of Career Services. Go to WetFeet.com >

CareerSearch Logo

Find information and descriptions for nearly 4 million employers. Get access to over 9 million key contacts, including addresses, names, titles and many emails. Free access for Princeton students, courtesy of Career Services. Call 609-258-3325 to get Princeton's Client Referral Key. Visit CareerSearch to create an account >

CandidCareer Logo

CandidCareer has thousands of video interviews profiling professionals in a variety of careers. Discover fields you may not have known existed. Learn what it takes to break in. Free access for Princeton students, courtesy of Career Services. Log in to CandidCareer > 

Connect with Alumni

Alumni are an excellent resource for insight on your major, graduate or professional school or career. There are several ways for current students to connect with Princeton's network.

  • Alumni Careers Network (ACN): More than 5,200 alumni have volunteered to provide advice.
  • Regional alumni associations: Find alumni in other countries or specific regions of the U.S. Contact the leadership of each to uncover social events, or to meet alumni during breaks.
  • LinkedIn Alumni Search Tools: Connect with Princeton alumni using the "alumni search" features.
  • TigerNet: Search the alumni directory by employer to find alumni using the “Custom Search”. You will also find career-focused discussion groups. Please note that these alumni have not specifically volunteered to provide advice, so it is best to start your search with the Alumni Careers Network. However, if you are not finding individuals in your industry of interest, the TigerNet Alumni Directory is another option to explore.

Industry-specific Sites

There are a variety of industry-specific job posting resources you might find helpful as you specialize your job/internship search. Career Services has compiled a list to help you learn more and uncover opportunities. Explore Industries & Professions > 

Other Resources

The Riley Guide 

Find job search and networking advice, salary guides and ways to better research potential employers. View The Riley Guide >

Wall Street Journal Careers 

A fabulous site for career trends, job search advice, salary information and career-related insight. View Wall Street Journal Careers >

The Versatile Ph.D.

Find insight on Ph.D. career paths, resumes and cover letters by PhDs who got the job. Premium content access is provided courtesy of the Graduate School. 
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CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop provides resources to assist job seekers at any level in their careers. Visit CareerOneStop >

My Next Move

Another U.S. Department of Labor resource, which provides three separate ways to narrow career options: by keyword, by industry and by using the O*NET Interest Profiler. Visit My Next Move >