Daily Job Search Tips: Interview Research – Part 2

April 5th, 2011 | Interviewing | No Comments »

Part 2 of 2: Researching the company before you interview

Miss Part 1? Check it out here.

So far you’ve used the company’s website and social media in depth to find out more about the company you’re interviewing with. But what else is there?

Don’t forget about sources like trade journals, industry magazines, newspapers, and investor reference material. Think about browsing through the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Lexis-Nexis, Forbes, Business Daily, and Bizjournals.com.

Take a look at competitors sites and research the industry itself, including news and trends. Find out what career paths they offer, their training processes, growth rates and anticipations, company size and history, reputation and ownership, competition, and stock information like growth and price.

Find out enough to feel as if you already work there, and you’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd of other candidates.

Related Links

Interview Research – Part 1
How to Effectively Use Recruiters in Your Job Search
Asking for the Job