Research a Company

The presenter in the above video directed viewers to Loyola University Chicago Libraries. Here is listed a few sites to search Company Information.  Check it out.

Someone did recommend Vault.com as a place where one can check out a company you’re applying to.  One writer says that the site

offers company and employer research on their site. You can search by name, industry, state, country, number of employees, rankings, etc. (or any combination). There is basic information on each company on their list as well as the company’s website (which will have additional information). There is company search on the right hand side of the page and tons of information. While you are there, take a look at the other job related information.

There is also Wetfeet.

This site is about much more than just company research (more on that later). But, it is a great place to start your research. Click the link at the top of the page for Employers and type in the name of the company on the right hand side of the page. Once you’ve done this, you will get lots of good information on your research companies. Now, back to the other stuff on this site. You can also get great advice on Job Interviews, Resume tips, Job Search and more.

These are good questions to ask and what to look for at Glassdoor Companies & Reviews.

Go to their website and review their blog, social media posts, news, and press releases. Ask yourself, “What is this company proud of?” And, “If I worked there, what would I be proud of?” Now you’ve got things to compliment them on, and to ask about. “I was impressed with the initiative to innovate in X. How’d that project get started? As the new XYZ, what involvement would I have in projects like that?

Look for their values. Be ready to tell them how you’ve exhibited a commitment to those values in prior jobs. When they ask you, “Why do you think you’d be a good fit for our company?” you can say, “I know you really value transparency. Me too. In my last job as PDQ at FRG & Co., I held bi-wekly meetings with my team that I called Truth or Dare meetings. My directs could ask me any question they wished about where things were headed and why. I was fortunate in that FRG & Co. also values transparency, so I was at liberty to share what I knew with my people. As a result, we had lower turn-over rates than any department in the company.”

There’s also LiveCareer.  That link from Live Career is pretty good.  It’s one thing to search for a company, quiet another to know what to look for.  LiveCareer pointed to two kinds of information:

The first set of information deals with general company information. The types of information you might gather here include: products and services, history and corporate culture, organizational mission and goals, key financial statistics, organizational structure (divisions, subsidiaries, etc.), and locations (main and branch).

The second set of information deals with employment issues, and includes such things as career paths and advancement opportunities, benefits, diversity initiatives, and other human resources functions.

Of course, you may also research the industry, key competitors, and countries where the company has offices.

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