Best Websites for Company Research for the Job Seeker

To perform exceptionally well in an employment interview, job seekers have to invest the time to prepare for it. A big part of the preparation is spent on conducting company research on organizations that they are interested in working for. Most job seekers know to use search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing to find company information. But knowing which websites are credible can save job seekers precious time, especially when they get unexpected calls to schedule an interview, and have to respond at the speed of light.

 

  1. The Company’s Website and Official Social Media Pages: There is a lot of useful information on the target company’s website and official pages on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube that can provide useful insights for the interview. Pay attention to press releases and media coverage, as well as announcements made through social media channels.
  2. Newspapers/Trade Journals: Trade magazines and newspapers are another source for industry and company information.
  3. Dun & Bradstreet (D & B): D & B provides an extensive amount of information on thousands of companies. You can find credit information for companies that you are interested in. You can also find company financial information atDominion Bond Rating Service Limited (DBRS) and SEC Info.
  4. Analysts Reports: Industry analysts monitor the key companies that operate in their industries, and their reports often offer unique perspectives.

 

Now that you have a few credible sources to gather company information, the process does not end there. Create a company research log to organize the information to narrow your list of target companies. To ensure that you can answer the question “What do you know about our company?” intelligently and confidently, make sure that you include the following information in your company research log:

 

 

Using the listed sites, and organizing the company information, will enable any job seeker to be more prepared than their peers for any employment interview.

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