How to get the most out of IE University Library to get the best academic experience?
IE University Library offers services and access policies to special resources aimed at both Alumni Plus and Alumni Visitors.
Alumni Plus, those alumni belonging to the Association, will be able to enjoy remote access to certain online databases and press, in addition to borrowing physical materials for a 30-day period.
For further information regarding these remotely-accessible resources and the Library’s Circulation policies, please refer to our Alumni Plus section on our website.
Alumni Visitors, former Non-Associated Students, have free access to consult the entirely of both IE University Library’s physical and electronic collections at our facilities. If you have any questions regarding the Association or related topics, please do not hesitate to contact Alumni.
How to research to find information and advice about companies where a job interview will be held?
Use FirstHand (formerly Vault) under the Companies section to find out general information on the company, its competitors, and the latest related news.
The Orbis database provides quantitative business information worldwide.
SABI is used to find Spanish and Portuguese companies by activity and location, while Alimarket offers sectoral economic information on companies, establishments, brands, and projects located in Spain.
Finally, the Company Profiles provide profiles on companies listed alphabetically; academic publications, books/monographs; country reports; industry profiles; market research reports; SWOT analysis; trade publications, and company working documents.
What resources are available to compare information between companies?
EBSCO manages full-text scientific information that can be used to perform comparisons between companies in Company Profiles, also providing summaries of articles from scientific journals, reference books, and other publications from a diverse set of disciplines that are continually updated. This application has an online interface. So you can access other public and private databases at colleges, universities, libraries, schools, medical institutions, government agencies, and corporations.
Another resource for conducting comparisons between companies is SWOT Analyses.
Are there job offers at IE University Library’s resources?
Bloomberg, Financial Times, Qualtrics Careers, SSRN, Washington Post, Firsthand.
Where can specific guides on management and strategic consulting be found?
Under Guides in FirstHand (formerly Vault), you can find up to three types of specific guides of strategic consulting. One of them is Industry Guides, providing information on accounting, advertising/marketing, banking, and finance, consulting, energy, hospitality, insurance, IT & engineering, investment management, law, media & entertainment, nonprofit, etc.
Another type is Advice Guides where you can find key aspects related to interviewing, networking, and resumes.
Finally, under Education Guides, find university-related academic advising for college, MBA, and internships.
How to find trends of the major industries and perspectives that are the best suited to a working profile to achieve goals?
In FirstHand (formerly Vault), drop down to Career Resources > Industries to find the listing, trends, and perspectives for the main industries. Review the rankings of the fastest-growing industries, the best-considered industries within the liberal arts, in addition to identifying the industry that best suits personal background and interests.
Find in-depth documents in Industry Profiles on the main industries selected by industry, country, region, and publisher.
You can select Company Profiles offered by EBSCO under the More option on the menu. It also leads to MarketLine/Medtrack Company Profiles database to see the latest trends in the industry.
Where to find the most recommended professional practices?
In FirstHand (formerly Vault), the Internships tab provides access to internships rankings and reviews and advice for job interviews. Complete your information with Best Selling Guides.
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Is there any guidance and professional advice on careers?
FirstHand resource offers a video interview series at Video library: interviews with professionals from various industries to glean a crystal clear vision of the professions along with advice from the professionals themselves.
What are the world’s most in-demand professions?
In FirstHand, access those professions considered to be the top level. Find the profile that best matches your interests and abilities, along with a detailed description of the searched profession.
And use Top Ranked Professions to learn about the most appreciated professions in the fields of technology, finance, and engineering.
What resource should be used to write CVs, cover letters, job interviews, and networks?
FirstHand, in the Career Resources option, provides answers to every question, such as why a CV is needed, not only while looking for a job but because it is a tool with incalculable added value, applicable to many other situations in life. The CV continues to be relevant because it also contributes to building professional credibility and related experiences.
In Career Resumes, get tips on how to prepare CVs under Cover Letter Advice, create cover letters, interviewing, preparations for the interview, networking, advice on building a good network of contacts, the ranking of industries, companies by sectors in order from A to Z. Top Ranked Professions is about the leading professions, Career Advice Blog is where you can find interviews, job offers, wages, benefits, etc.. Career Q&A Videos are audiovisual resources complemented with questions and answers.