Research Your Target Companies

Why should you take some time to research prospective companies when you are job hunting? There are several good reasons why it’s worth investigating companies, all of which are important to your successful job search. Spending some time looking for and at employers will give you an idea of which companies are in your industries and fields of choice. You’ll also be able to determine which companies are hiring and what types of job openings they have available.

If you’re applying for a position, you’ll want to find out everything you can about the company before you sit down for an interview. Start by visiting the company website. There, you can review the organization’s products and services, and find the names of key management. And don’t forget to check the company’s social media accounts. Visit their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages, which can give you insight to the company culture, values, and products or services they emphasize.

Knowing more about the company will make you feel more comfortable when applying for a job.

Reference USA

  • Use this directory of more than 24 million businesses in the U.S. to create list of potential opportunities! You can filter companies by geography, size, type of business, and other criteria.
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LinkedIn

LinkedIn company profiles are a good way to find more information on a company you’re interested in. You’ll be able to see your connections at the company, new hires, promotions, and jobs posted. Also, you can see if you have connections at the company and then consider reaching out to them.

To learn more about how LinkedIn can help you on your job search, click here.