Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. - Zora Neale Hurston
Researching employers can help you identify companies that are a “good fit” for you, network effectively, target your resume, and prepare for an interview. A company’s website is a great place to start your research – but don’t stop there. The following resources offer additional insights into the organization that will be helpful to your job search.
- Company Search in CareerBeam - Includes over 60M organizations in more than 170 countries; containing company overviews, key information and business intelligence.
- Hoovers - Hoovers is a database that contains proprietary information about more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's, widely recognized as a leader in company data, delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers and more.
- LinkedIn - Includes Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, arts organizations, government agencies, and small businesses. You can follow companies, view profiles of employees, and connect with current and past employees. Company pages provide information about an organization’s operations, employees, locations, available jobs and you will see how you are personally connected.
- Gives an inside look at company reviews, interview questions, & salary information for thousands of jobs. With all this information, Glassdoor is an invaluable resource for job seekers. Specifically glassdoor helps job seekers:
- Research companies. Assess overall fit and identify any potential concerns by reading detailed employee reviews of the pro's and con's of working at any company.
- Identify salary expectations. Research employee salary, bonus, and compensation details for specific jobs at a company and/or location.
- Prepare for interviews. Prepare for an interview by reading process details and actual interview questions asked of other job candidates.