7 Things to Research Before Any Job Interview

News and recent events about the employer

When you go into a job interview, it’s always a good idea to be knowledgeable about the company’s latest news and updates.  Most companies have a page on their website dedicated to press releases and events. This is a great source for you to find out information 

News and recent events about the employer

regarding the company’s latest news and updates.

The skills and experience the company values

First and foremost, you should know what the company looks for in a qualified candidate. This enables you to position yourself as the best candidate for the position. To discover the skills and experience the employer values, read between the lines of their job postings.

Key players of the organization

You can find out who the key players of the organization by reading the employer’s “About” page and employee bios.  It’s also a good idea to check out what these individuals say on Twitter and LinkedIn to learn what employees say about the company online. 

The company’s culture, mission, and values

 As you research the employer, pay attention to what’s written on their website regarding the company’s values and mission.  You can also learn more about the company culture by following the organization on its social media networks.

The person interviewing you

You should find out who the interviewer will be. This will give you an advantage during the interview because you’ll have a better chance of connecting with them and sparking a meaningful conversation.  Now it might be a little tricky trying to find out who the interviewer is,

The person interviewing you

but you should be able to locate the person’s name with a little investigation.

Clients, products, and services

As a potential employee, you need to have an idea of the type of work you’d be doing once hired.  By having a general idea of who the company’s clients are and the types of products and services are offered, you’ll be more prepared for the interview, too.

The inside scoop

To ensure you’re fully prepared for the job interview, websites for example such as Glassdoor help job seekers discover the inside details of a company that can’t be found on the employer’s website.  When using websites like Glassdoor, you can typically find

The inside scoop

information such as salary figures, employee functions and duties, company reviews, details about the hiring process, and more.



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