Properly Research A Company Before Committing

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“…leave any interviewer impressed and firmly plant your feet in the “Your Hired” path.”

         So you’ve found a company you want to work for and you think it’ll be a really cool job. To make sure your dream job inst really a nightmare, you are going to have to do some research on the company you have had your eyes on. The research you do now into your potential employer will pay off 3 times over during the interview. Any newly acquired knowledge about the company can be used during the interview, just be sure tie it into your skills and why you are the model applicant for the job. While in the interview you also want to make sure you don’t have a bad boss by paying attention to these red flags.

         Take comfort in knowing that arming yourself with specific company details, that would leave any interviewer impressed and firmly plant your feet in the “Your Hired” path, are about to be shown to you in some simple steps.

What they do and determine what type of information you want

          Go to the companies website and click on the “About Us” tab and read away. Make sure you agree with what the company is all about. You don’t want to find yourself working for a company when you don’t like or agree with what they overall do. Be sure you are searching for the correct company for yourself.

Then you want to find some general company information. The types of info you’re looking for are:

  • History
  • Corporate culture
  • Products/services
  • Organizational mission and goals
  • Financial statistics
  • Locations (like main and branch offices)

          After you acquire what you are looking for from above, you then want to search any employment concerns, which includes stuff like:

Where to find info on a Company

          Sometimes the info you’ll find on a company’s website is inadequate. If this was to happen to you, don’t fret my friend, the next best solution is to read outside reviews and profiles of companies on other websites. A quick easy way to go about it is to go on Google and type in “companies name” then “review” and you will get a bunch of websites to pick from to get a good overview of the company from.

          An additional good source of info comes from articles published in various media channels. There are hundreds if not thousands of media channels out there, from national news and business publications to specialized industry-specific publications.

          You can also use these publications online to help you keep up with current events going on in the company of interest. Which for obvious reasons can be beneficial for you. Go through the social media pages of the company just to shed some light on the culture of the company, easily. Probing through news reporting can reveal recent accomplishments, releases, or issues you might find valuable to include in the interview.

 

Follow these easy tips so you can land that job with your dream company. Also sign up with C4U and we can most definitely help you in your career/job search.

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