7 Ways to Research a Company

 

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7 ways to research a company when you are job seeking it is important to research the organisation thoroughlyespecially when you are going for an interview the obvious place to start is the internet and google in order to be creative and to show that you have gone the extra mile here are some ways to learn more about the company that you want to land a role in 1 linkedin company page the biggest professional social network in the world is no longer just for individuals many organizations now have their own company page on the site including lists of current employees and recent hires have a look at the different job titles of these employees especially the new hires this gives you an idea of what the business does and what is driving their need for new recruits 2 press releases when anyone sends out a press release it s to announce big news or something else important to them a company s recent press releases will tell you a lot about what it s prioritizing and what its most major plans are for the future follow us @posignition www.positionignition.com

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3 financial reviews most medium to large organizations worth working for will have annual financial reports readily available to the public as this is a sign of accountability and transparency these yearly financial reviews give you a breakdown of how the business is doing where the investment is being placed and this tells us a lot about the business areas the company is looking to build expand and/or market 4 competitors to get an insight into what a business is thinking and what s influencing it take a look at how its market competitors are positioned and how they re performing private enterprises often respond to and are inspired by what their rivals are doing by finding out what s working and what s not for these rivals you ll be on the same page as your would-be employer if not one step ahead of them 5 products services an organisation is largely defined by its products if it s a corporate entity or its services if it s in the public or third sector by checking out the employer s most wellknown products/services as well as new and upcoming lines job candidates can get a feel for the organizational brand and what it s raison d ĂȘtre is 6 the interviewer knowing about the person who s going to be interviewing you is as important as knowing about the company as it can help you build a rapport with him or her and understand what they re looking for get the interviewer s name from the organisation and then have a look at their social media profiles and any press that there may be on them 7 direct contact sometimes the easiest way to find something out about a company is to just ask someone there on the job advertisement or interview invitation should be a name and a follow us @posignition www.positionignition.com

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contact number/email address if you want to discuss the role or interview process further this checklist has been created by position ignition ltd one of the uk s leading career consulting companies and founders of the career ignition club please contact enquiries@positionignition.com for more information or to suggest additional resources follow us @posignition www.positionignition.com

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