Researching the labour market is useful when exploring careers, deciding on whether to go back to school and job searching.
When researching the labour market, you will learn about:
- occupational, skills and local labour market trends
- salaries, labour supply and labour demand
- educational and skill requirements for specific careers
- available jobs
Global labour market facts
- Vault Career Insider (access through the CLNx) is a collection of career guides, job descriptions, data on workplace culture, and information on resumé and interview preparation by industry. If you are a first-time user, you will need to create an account.
- Going Global (access through the CLNx) provides information on working abroad. It includes internship listings, career guides with information on job search, resources, trends, interviews and more. It also includes an international employer directory spanning 33 countries and thousands of organizations.
- Rotman – Business Information Centre (BIC) Databases has an extensive list of organization/industry databases to choose from. Depending on which database you select, you can access organization and industry profile reports, news and journal articles. Only current U of T students have access to these databases. Alumni can pay to have access to some databases through the alumni services at the U of T Libraries.
- Glassdoor offers an inside look at jobs and organizations. It provides “employee generated content” – salaries, reviews of organizations, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies and organizations themselves.
- Globe Investor – Company Snapshots allows you to view company profiles.