Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Career Services Resource Spotlight: American City Business Journals (online)

The University of Tampa offers students online access to The Tampa Bay Business Journal, including the popular “Book of Lists” resource that is published each year.  To access The Tampa Bay Business Journal – or any of the 39 other American City Business Journals titles – simply log on to the UT library databases and select “American City Business Journals” from the database list. Business journals contain a wealth of information related to a particular metropolitan area and provide comprehensive coverage of the latest business news. With numerous metropolitan areas (e.g., Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Phoenix, Sacramento, South Florida, Washington, etc.) to choose from, this online resource is an ideal choice for job-seekers who are targeting their job search in certain locations. 

Once you have selected a business journal, you have the option to view or download the current issue or previous issues. 

Business journals are a great way for job-seekers to:
·         Increase knowledge of certain industries and trends in a particular city;
·         Conduct company research;
·         Find networking opportunities;
·         Identify growing companies that are hiring;
·         Find job openings that may not be advertised on mainstream websites; and
·         Prepare for interviews.

One of the most popular resources is the “Book of Lists” which is published each year. In this special edition, Business Journals highlight their weekly industry and employer lists.

I hope you find this online resource helpful in your job search process!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for mentioning this! The Book of Lists is a tremendous resource. To log on to the UT library databases choose the Esearch link on the library's front page and then use your Spartan Domain username and password to log on.