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We have all the information you need to help you get your perfect job! Listed below is a sample of some of our resources - all of which can be used free of charge in the library.

We also hold 121 CV advice sessions and events relating to job-seeking skills.

Job advertisements

  • The City Business Library subscribes to a large number of trade and professional journals as well as newspapers, many of which have job advertisements.

Recruitment agencies

  • The Recruitment & Employment Confederation website enables you to search for agencies by region and/or business sector.
  • Our collection of market research reports also gives useful information on recruitment agencies, including profiles and contact details.

Company human resources/personnel departments

HR Nation has contact details for over 60,000 decision-makers in HR and training and covers over 12,000 major UK companies.

Job applications and interviewing techniques

Background to businesses and companies

  • Fame and Mint Global: contact details for every registered company. Search by industry, location, turnover etc.
  • MarketLine Advantage and Passport: company profiles worldwide with business descriptions, company histories, executive details, products and locations. MarketLine Advantage also has details of mergers and acquisitions.
    IBISWorld: mini profiles on lead companies in different industries
  • UK NewsStand and Business Source Premier: articles on companies.

See company information and contact lists for further information

Industry/sector information

  • To help with job applications and interview preparation, we have data on different markets/industry sectors in the UK and the rest of the world. Market research will talk about trends in that industry/sector, leading companies involved and forecasts for future developments.

See knowing your market for further information.

Country Information

  • We have both printed and electronic resources that contain information including the economic and political climate of countries worldwide. See country information for further information.

Starting your own business

See our starting a business resource guide for further information.​