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Careers: Researching Employers

Begin researching careers using Library resources and services

Introduction

Researching prospective employers is a vital step in the job search process.

Research can help you to:

  • Develop a list of employers to target in your job search.
  • Prepare for an interview with a prospective employer.

Being able to converse intelligently about the company you are interviewing with will create a favorable impression.

Types of Information to Research:

  • The company`s status (public, private or nonprofit) 
  • Size and structure of the organization
  • Headquarters and branch locations
  • Potential new and already existing products or services
  • Management philosophy and style
  • Promotional path
  • Potential new and already existing products or services
  • Type of training programs
  • Financial health of the organization
  • Trends and issues in the industry
  • Relationship of the organization to its competitors
  • Current news stories

Career Services at Bentley University

Preparing for an Interview