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Available Resources for your Job Search and How to Use Them

A guide with tools that can help you target potential employers.

Prospective Employer Research

Search Local Resources

Become familiar with local publications covering your area.   For example, for south central Pennsylvania you may want to search:

  • Central Penn Business Journal
  • Harrisburg Patriot News
  • Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • Pennsylvania Law Weekly
  • York Daily Record

Many such publications have a web presence and can also be searched online on Lexis, Westlaw, Ebsco, and Proquest.  Use the A-Z Electronic Title List to find out in which database(s) you can search for full text articles.

Public libraries are another resource to consider.  They have collections of research publications and databases, and the librarians will be familiar with local resources and publications.

Web Sites

Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision.

Plus, with Glassdoor's proprietary JobScope™ technology, job seekers have a new way to browse job listings and get instant, in-depth details for any job listing. We take job seekers beyond the information provided in your typical job description by seamlessly integrating salaries and reviews posted by employees, as well uncovering any Inside Connections™ they may have through their friends on Facebook. If our own content isn't enough information to help your with your decision, hopefully we can get you to a friend or friend-of-friend that will be able to answer your questions.  


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