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Business & Management Research Guide: Career Resources

A guide to business and management resources at Yale Library.

Career & Job Search Resources

Company Target Lists

Using existing lists are a quick and easy way to identify companies in a specific industry or with specific traits:

Examples of freely available rankings and lists: 

Yale resources:

  • Firsthand (formerly known as Vault Career Insider) -  Features access to the Vault lists of Top-Ranked Companies, covering a range of industries and functions. Includes lists for the Best Banking, Consulting, and Accounting Firms. Rankings include information on firm culture, compensation, and work-life balance. Current students and register for an account and sign in with their Yale NetID. 
  • The Block Research - Features data and in-depth research and analysis on the digital asset landscape. A notable feature are the Ecosystem Maps, whcih proivde a 30,000-foot view of an entire space (for example stablecoins, blockchain gaming, or the NYC blockchain ecosystems) to quickly get up to speed on an ecosystem and bridge any potential knowledge gaps. Requires users to sign up using a valid Yale email address.
  • Competitor Lists in company profiles are available through Company Databases. Note: Competitors are identified for various reasons depending on the source. 

Search for public and private companies by industry, location, size, and other criteria with the following databases. 

Identify start-up or VC-backed companies with these databases.

Search for nonprofit organizations by location, programs, and more. 

Search for private equity and hedge fund firms with the following databases.

Also try Capital IQ, CB Insights and Pitchbook. 

FAQs about using library resources to build a target list of companies.

Research Industries

Visit the Find Industry & Market Research page for additional resources. 

Company, Industry & Market News

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