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Careers Help Online

2 April 2012 1 comment

A selection of online career resources recommended by business school libraries worldwide:

In addition, there are our:

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Targeting Employers using the Bloomberg Careers Centre

Bloomberg is a specialist financial database which provides access to Equities, Commodities, Foreign Exchange and Price Indices data in addition to extensive Business News Resources. Another key feature of the database is the Bloomberg Careers Centre Facility. This feature enables browsers to:

  • Search for jobs in your specified location or area
  • Keep up to date with local Job Related Events
  • Discover which Recruiters are in your area at the moment

Using the Bloomberg Careers Centre features enables you to build a comprehensive Job Search to uncover the ideal position for you in the location of your choice.

To begin your Careers Search on Bloomberg, simply enter: “JOBS” in the online search field and then hit “GO”


The Jobs Screen is divided into four sections:

  • Jobs Available in your Area
  • Job-Related Events in your Area 
  • Recruiters in your Area
  • Financial Hiring News

Many other Job Search Features are also available via the site.

How to access Bloomberg Careers Centre?

Bloomberg is available via designated PCs in the Eddie Davies Finance Zone (Please book online) and the new Bloomberg Suite without booking.

The Precinct Library also has a Bloomberg monitor which can be booked. Please call 0161 306 3200.A detailed guide outlining the key features of the Bloomberg Careers Centre is also available in the “How to” Guide Section of the Library Web-Site.

The MBS Library Service provides access to key resources and databases which can assit all Library users with their Job Search, Interview Preparation and Career Development.

Careers Guides

Find publications relating to your career development eg. Managing your Career, CV/Interview Preparation, Postgraduate Career Strategies and tips on Networking techniques, via the Library Catalogue.


Harness our extensive range of Databases to Target and Research Potential Employers, see our “How to Target and Research Potential Employers” guide available via the Library Web-page:

Welcome to Business Research Plus

27 July 2011 1 comment

Business Research Plus header 2015

From specialist databases to business literature, Business Research Plus provides advice and tips based on The University of Manchester Library Business Data Service resources and expertise.  See our About page for more details.

  • Library Research Plus provides expert insight from The University of Manchester Library’s Research Services for researchers in all disciplines including business.
  • My Learning Essentials, the Library’s award-winning skills progamme includes online resources with a wealth of useful tips on searching, referencing, writing to support personal and professional development.

Exploring our resources – try the Business and Management Resources page (Subject Guides),  scroll down to category or tag cloud in the right-hand column or search this blog (top right). For latest news see @UML_BDS 

How to Target and Research Potential Employers

13 June 2011 1 comment

The MBS Library Service provides access to key resources and databases which can assist you with your job search, interview preparation and Career development plan.

Careers Guides

Find publications relating to your career developemnt eg. Managing your career, CV/Interview preparation and tips on networking techniques, via the Library Catalogue.

Company Research Databases

Use the databases located in the “Databases” section of the Library’s “E-Resources” page to:

  • Target Listings of UK/International companies
  • Locate details of top companies in specific sectors
  • Research latest company developments 

Target and Research Companies: Access FAME/ORBIS

  • Identify and create target sector lists for UK/International companies
  • Establish top companies/key competitors in specific markets/sectors
  • Examine and Compare Financial performance of companies
  • Analyse a company’s performance against key competitors
  • Examine Corporate structures, board members and key contacts

Research Company News and Developments: Access FACTIVA

  • Enhance your background knowledge for applications and interviews
  • Examine latest company/industry developments from leading global news and trade publications
  • Examine the impact of the latest political/economic events on companies/industries
  • Up to 20 years of news updated daily

Other Library Databases  

  • Research Market Analysis – Access Mintel, Keynote, Passport GMIDFrost and Sullivan, providing detailed tailored analysis for international and consumer markets . See the “Markets and Sectors” section of the Library Databases page.
  • Create Company/Industry Capsules – Access Business Source Premier (Business Searching Interface) providing brief company/industry snapshots for key international companies and markets. See the “Management Literature” section of the Library Databases page.

Specialist Databases: Access BLOOMBERG (available for use within the Eddie Davies Library)

  • Locate essential data within the “Bloomberg Careers Centre”
  • Provides the Facility to search for Jobs/Recruiters by region
  • Details upcoming Job Related Events
  • Lists latest Job Postings

Additional Sources: VAULT (Online Careers Portal)

In addition to the Library databases on offer, MBS students have access to an online careers portal via their own career service. Vault provides:

  • Online career development guides
  • Occupational profiles
  • Articles and online videos offering career/personal development advice.

To access Vault contact your University Careers Service adviser

Further Information on how to find, access and search any of the library databases detailed within this guide can be found on the Library’s E-Resources page.

The Library is providing a season of Open Training programmes over the Summer including sessions in July on Targeting and Researching Potential Employers

A detailed guide which expands further on the information provided above is also available via the Library Web-site.