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Using library sources for job searching and interview research
@UniWestLib
@UniWestLib
Job Hunting? Use Library Search!
While you are university make the most of the resources available to
you, not...
This presentation…
– Will introduce you to 5 main e-resources to help
you research prospective employers before that all
i...
10 minutes with….
1. Access 10 minutes with by typing the name into Library Search and
clicking on the link to open
2. Reg...
FAME: Financial Analysis Made Easy
• Identify UK companies by size / industry / location
• Find contact addresses and info...
FAME: Financial Analysis Made Easy
Simple search to find a UK company & view its company report
1. Type the company name i...
FAME: Financial Analysis Made Easy
Identify UK companies by size/ industry/ location
1. Use the search options on the home...
FAME: Financial Analysis Made Easy
Identify UK companies by size/ industry/ location cont….
2. Once you have built up your...
FAME: Financial Analysis Made Easy
1. Using the previous steps
on the last 2 slides create
a set of companies and
view the...
Factiva
1. Access Factiva by typing the name into Library Search and clicking on the
link to open
Be up to date by reading...
Factiva
Find international company information
1. From the tabs along the top of the page click
companies/markets->company...
Mintel
1. Access Mintel by typing the name
into Library Search and clicking on
the link to open
2. Use the ‘category overv...
Mintel
5. Once on a report
page you can download
summaries of the report
6. Or navigate the whole
report by using the cont...
Passport
Research the market/industry globally, find out issues, strengths,
weaknesses, market shares, consumer research e...
Any questions….
…get in touch!
Your Academic Liaison Librarian can give you advice
and help with e-resources
http://www.we...
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Get the Digital Edge: using library resources for job hunting

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Get the Digital Edge: digital skills for employability

Get the Digital Edge is a University of Westminster programme and set of resources to help you make the best of your digital skills in relation to future employment.

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Get the Digital Edge: using library resources for job hunting

  1. 1. Using library sources for job searching and interview research @UniWestLib
  2. 2. @UniWestLib Job Hunting? Use Library Search! While you are university make the most of the resources available to you, not just for your assignments but for your future career too. Use library e-resources via Library Search • Find potential employers • Research companies using reliable sources • Keep up to date industries/sectors/countries • Get the edge over other candidates by doing brilliant research • Get experience using research sources you may need to use in your career
  3. 3. This presentation… – Will introduce you to 5 main e-resources to help you research prospective employers before that all important interview & to help you find that valuable information to get the edge over other candidates – All the resources can be accessed via Library Search – Follow the screenshots but if you need further help get in contact with your academic liaison librarian who can guide you westminster.ac.uk/academicliaison @UniWestLib
  4. 4. 10 minutes with…. 1. Access 10 minutes with by typing the name into Library Search and clicking on the link to open 2. Register for an account using your Westminster email address 3. Click on interviews to browse the video clips by industry/region etc View short clips with business leaders to understand different job roles and the skills they require
  5. 5. FAME: Financial Analysis Made Easy • Identify UK companies by size / industry / location • Find contact addresses and information on directors • See a company’s financial data and peer analysis 1. Search FAME in Library Search ‘books, journals & more’ and click on the link to open’
  6. 6. FAME: Financial Analysis Made Easy Simple search to find a UK company & view its company report 1. Type the company name in the search box near the top left of the screen 2. From the results click on your company 3. Scroll through the company report or choose a section from the contents on the right 4. Useful sections may be: Key financials (find out how the company is doing financially); Directors (links to their LinkedIN if they have it); Peer report (find out its competitors).
  7. 7. FAME: Financial Analysis Made Easy Identify UK companies by size/ industry/ location 1. Use the search options on the home screen to narrow down your set of companies by size/industry etc
  8. 8. FAME: Financial Analysis Made Easy Identify UK companies by size/ industry/ location cont…. 2. Once you have built up your search using the criteria chosen you should see all the steps at the bottom of the homepage and the number of results you will get. 3. Click ‘view list of results’.
  9. 9. FAME: Financial Analysis Made Easy 1. Using the previous steps on the last 2 slides create a set of companies and view the results of your search 2. On the results page from the contents on the right hand side click mailing-> new mailing. 3. Follow the mailing wizard to get an Excel spreadsheet of the contact details Get contact addresses for a set of companies
  10. 10. Factiva 1. Access Factiva by typing the name into Library Search and clicking on the link to open Be up to date by reading newspaper articles from around the world 2. The default search for newspaper articles is to search in the top UK newspapers but you can click on the blue arrow next to source to change this to business publications (for example), or search for a specific publication. Click on the arrow next to Newspapers: UK (top) to remove this and so search the whole of Factiva. 3. Now type search terms into the big white search box
  11. 11. Factiva Find international company information 1. From the tabs along the top of the page click companies/markets->company (note you can also get to industry pages here) 2. Search for your company & choose it from the results list 3. This will give you a company snapshot. Down the left hand side you have options to see financial reports, key developments and latest news
  12. 12. Mintel 1. Access Mintel by typing the name into Library Search and clicking on the link to open 2. Use the ‘category overview’ to browse by sector or theme. 3. Infographics, analyst insight & latest news will all provide you with key bits of useful information quickly 4. Or to explore in depth go to one of the latest reports Research the market/industry in the UK, find out issues, strengths, weaknesses, market shares, who’s innovating etc.
  13. 13. Mintel 5. Once on a report page you can download summaries of the report 6. Or navigate the whole report by using the content tabs 7. You may find the ‘what you need to know’ sections at the start of each chapter the most useful for getting key information quickly Note: You can also search Mintel by company or industry
  14. 14. Passport Research the market/industry globally, find out issues, strengths, weaknesses, market shares, consumer research etc. 1. Access Passport by typing the name into Library Search and clicking on the link to open 2. Browse by industry using the tab along the top 3. Or do a search by industry or company to find relevant reports
  15. 15. Any questions…. …get in touch! Your Academic Liaison Librarian can give you advice and help with e-resources http://www.westminster.ac.uk/academicliaison @UniWestLib Remember to use these resources while at university and you still have access!

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