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Industry Research

First Research 

-Chapters: Industry overview, recent developments (news), business challenges (issues), trends & opportunites, executive insight (departmental issues), call prep questions, financial information, industry forecast & ratings, and web links & acronyms. (Information found under "Industries" tab)

-Special Feature: 1) "Call Prep Questions" (Interview Qs), 2) "Call Prep Sheet" (interview cheatsheet)


-Table of Contents: Industry Definition, Industry at a Glance, Industry Performance, Industry Oulook, Industry Life Cycle, Products & Markets, Competitive Landscape, Major Companies, Operating Conditions, Key Statistics, & Jargon & Glossary.

-Special Features: 1)  Lots of graphs and charts, 2)  Word/PDF format

ISI Emerging Markets

-Description: Industry information about more than 80 emerging markets. Includes full-text news articles, financial statements, company information, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information

-Special features: 1) Available in PDF and 2) Information about other countries are offered in different languages.

Free Industry Information

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (FREE) (use "Search OOH" search bar or search alphabetically)

-Description: Contains more that 6,000 job descriptions. Each description includes lengthy explanations of training and qualifications, employment, and job outlook.

-Note: Job outlook section may be based on old statistics. Pay careful attention to the date of the data.