How To Research a Company for a Job Interview

Browse Social Media

Check the company's social media accounts. Visit their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. This will give you a good sense of how the company wants its consumers to see it. Like or follow the company to get updates. You'll find some information you may not have found otherwise.

Use LinkedIn

LinkedIn company profiles are a good way to find, at a glance, more information on a company you're interested in.  You'll be able to see your connections at the company, new hires, promotions, jobs posted, related companies, and company statistics.

Visit the Company Website

Visiting the company website. There, you can review the organization's mission statement and history, products and services, and management, as well as information about the company culture.  The information is usually available in the "About Us" section of the site. 

Get an Interview Edge

Consider looking up the company on Glassdoor. Their Interview Questions and Reviews section has a goldmine of information for job seekers.  You can find out what candidates for the positions you are interviewing for were asked and get advice 

Get an Interview Edge

on how tough the interview was. Use reviews to help get a sense of company culture.

Get to Know the Industry and Competitors

As well as researching the company, it makes sense to review the overall industry.  If you're interviewing for a job at a mortgage company, for instance, it's helpful to be informed about current homeownership trends. Get to know the company's biggest 

Get to Know the Industry and Competitors

competitors and identify their successes and flaws, too. Insight into the company's industry and rivals are bound to impress interviewers.



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