Resources for targeting employers

  • ReferenceUSA 
    A business database containing 14 million companies and organizations, searchable by company name, business type, geographic location, business size, ownership, financial data and more.  Detailed instructions on how to use ReferenceUSA. If you are connected from off-campus, you must have your browser set up to use the library proxy server. Learn how to connect to the proxy server.
  • UniworldGreat for students targeting international businesses
    A resource for identifying U.S. firms with offices in countries of interest and for foreign firms with U.S. locations.
  • GoingGlobal
    This online database contains country-specific career and employment resources, corporate profiles for key employers around the world, and over 600,000 international internship and job listings. Access GoingGlobal through MU Career Manager. (Within the MU Career Manager homepage, GoingGlobal is listed along the left-hand side.) Review an online training video.
  • H1databaseGreat for international students
    Provided through the Foreign Labor Certification Data Center, this website lists companies that have applied for work visas for full-time applicants.  Inclusion within this list does not indicate whether the application was successful, but it does indicate that the employer was willing to pursue this course of action for a past applicant and that they may have experience with the visa application process.  Results will download into an Access database.
  • Media-provided employer lists: Newspaper and journal publications will often develop lists based on specific criteria such as best places to work, green employers, etc.  If you are targeting a specific geographic area, these lists can be helpful in learning more about possible employers. 

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