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Searching the Internet |
Researching a Potential Employer
Learning more about an organization and the people working there provides vital background
information to help you determine if a job matches your needs. Doing research about an organization
before going to an interview also demonstrates you are interested in what they are doing and helps
you to ask more thoughtful questions during an interview. Below are some resources you might use to
help you become more familiar with a potential employer.
- Stanford’s Jackson Business Library Research Guides
has prepared a number of excellent resource guides for finding information about a company
or a financial sector.
- Web Sites for Organizations
contain a wealth of information such as current directories, as well as summaries and reports
about research, educational, and financial interests and performance.
- Newspapers/News Magazines — national, local, institutional, professional organizations,
subject area or market sector — may also contain a wealth of information about an
organization and its leaders. Below are examples of news sources that might be helpful:
- R&D Information and Statistics are another source of information for benchmarking
what’s happening at an organization.
- Biographical information resources are a tool you can use to get an overview of people of