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North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) supplanted SIC in 1997 ... Hunt utilizing essential words to discover the NAICS (2002) codes for your industry(ies) ...
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Looking into Employers Bentley Library (Spring 2008)

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Library online assets All Library online assets said in this presentation can be gotten to from the Databases A - Z catch at http://library.bentley.edu Library assets can be gotten to off-grounds with your system (dynamic registry) username & secret word.

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Finding Target Companies. What sort of organization would you like to work for?

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Identify your industry utilizing the SIC or NAICS Codes Some of the library\'s databases will permit you to utilize SIC or NAICS codes to make postings of organizations working in your industry

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What are they?

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How to discover them. Begin at the financial Census\' site http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html Search utilizing catchphrases to discover the NAICS (2002) codes for your industry( ies ). 541211 - - Offices of Certified Public Accountants 541200 - Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services Business catalogs & organization profiles generally give the essential and auxiliary codes for every organization.

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Target Company List You can utilize SIC/NAICS codes or industry catchphrases in mix with other criteria to order postings of potential focuses in the majority of the accompanying Library databases: Dun & Bradstreet\'s Million $ catalog. ReferenceUSA International Businesses (OneSource)

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Researching a Company Researching planned bosses is a fundamental stride in the pursuit of employment procedure. Having the capacity to banter insightfully about the organization you are talking with will make a great impression in the meeting circumstance.

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Types of Information to Research Competitive scene Potential new and as of now existing items and administrations Trends and issues in the business Current news stories Financial strength of the association Company\'s status (open, private or non benefit) Size and structure of the association Headquarters and branch areas Career open doors Type of preparing projects

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Places to discover data Internet Company\'s Website Library Resources Company profiles/reports Analysts\' reports Industry reports Current news

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Start with the Company\'s Website Use the data found on the organization\'s site to benchmark information discovered somewhere else. Observe: Press discharges/organization reality sheet/backgrounder Corporate bios White Papers (Industry or item diagrams) Customers, client contextual investigations and counseling board Nonprofit activities (Charitable giving and/or establishment) Industry honors and acknowledgment Independent Analyst Reports If your organization is open and the yearly report is not on posted on its site, check the Library\'s Thomson Research database or pursuit Edgar from the SEC\'s site at http://www.sec.gov)

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Continue your exploration in the… Library\'s online databases: Company histories & organization profiles Current news Annual reports, SEC filings, monetary proclamations Industry reviews, patterns & projections

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Company Profiles/Reports Business & Company Resource Center (Infotrac) Business Source Premier (EBSCO) Use the Business Searching Inteface (EBSCOHost) join Standard & Poors Net Advantage Factiva Plunkett\'s Research Online

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Industry Reports Business & Company Resource Center (InfoTrac) Business Source Premier (EBSCO) Datamonitor Industry Profiles Standard & Poor\'s Net Advantage Value Line Investment Survey

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Standard & Poor\'s Net Advantage Standard & Poor\'s doesn\'t have an industry study for bookkeeping, so I changed ventures just to demonstrate a blueprint of what these reports contain.

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Searching the Business & Trade Press for momentum news articles is "The Finishing Touch" Magazines, Journals, Trade Publications and Newspapers are extra sources that ought to be counseled while examining a business.

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Places to inquiry are… ABI Inform Global & the Wall Street Journal (ProQuest) Business & Company Resource Center (Infotrac) Business Source Premier (EBSCO) Factiva Lexis Nexis

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Searching in Proquest

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ProQuest query items

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All Library online assets are accessible by tapping on the "Databases A-Z" catch at http ://library.bentley.edu Library assets can be gotten to off-grounds with your system (dynamic index) username & secret word.

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Clicking "Research Help" above will get you to the online and expert exploration help beneath.

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Remember! Reference Librarians are accessible to help you with your examination. Visit us at the Reference Desk Call us at 781-891-2300 E-mail us at RefDesk@bentley.edu Chat with us at bentleyrefdesk

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