Researching Employer Information
Researching employers involves more than seeing which companies have posted jobs on public search sites like Monster.com. Statistics show that at least 70 percent, if not 80 percent, of jobs are not published. Yet most people spend 70 or 80 percent of their time surfing the net versus getting out there and talking to employers.
Researching employers means finding which companies are doing work in your field that interests you and how to connect with the right people to gain entry.
Find out which companies are blazing trails in your industry in ways that interest you. You can look at "Best" lists, such as "Top 10 Best Companies for Women", or "Fastest Growing Companies in Technology". You can also conduct nationwide searches depending on where you want to live according to where the best schools are located, home prices, industries, and culture (Sperling's BestPlaces.net). And often most importantly, researching and connecting with the right people within that organization to seek their advice and assistance will help get you in the door.
- Lists/Databases of Companies/Organizations
- Industry Websites/Journals: Articles, News Items, etc.
- Place of Living information
Below are some resources to help get you started:
Reference USA Business - select from the list on the Auraria Library site
- LinkedIn as a Research Tool- Use the LinkedIn Reference Guide below for help with:
- Creating a Profile
- Making Connections
- Asking for Recommendations
- Finding Job Opportunities
Sources and Partners: