Whether you’re plotting your next move, preparing for an interview, or deciding whether to accept a job offer, it is important to research companies and gain the information you need to make smart decisions. Here are six great resources for learning more about your next employer.
Glassdoor is a great resource for anyone entering the job market. A Yelp-style website for job seekers, Glassdoor features reviews of companies from their employees. See what folks have to say about the company, research salaries, and get inside tips on interviewing with their recruiters and hiring managers.
2. Google News.
Before you say, “Thank you Captain Obvious,” you’d be surprised by how many job seekers overlook this great tool in researching companies. Most will Google the company, but it is also important to specifically conduct a Google News search to see what stories are relevant and trending in the company.
Use Bloomberg to check out what financial analysts are saying about the industry and the company’s place in the market.
4. The company’s website.
Be sure to check out the company’s website. Read the “About Us” section and search for anything that reflects their values and mission. Often the CEO will publish something about the company’s culture and principles. Be sure to read this and give some thought to whether it resonates with you. Extra credit for downloading the recent annual report filings publicly traded companies.
5. Social media.
Lastly, you can always do a search on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms. Use a hashtag search to look beyond the company profile and see what is trending and what people are saying about your potential next employer.
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