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Company/Employer Research

Researching the employer you plan to interview with is one of the most important things you can do in preparation for an interview. If you are looking for a way to really impress an employer or to stand out above the crowd, then do your research before the interview. The employer will be able to tell if you have done your homework. It is essential to your success in the interview to be able to talk intelligently about the company, to connect your skills with the employers needs, and to ask more interesting questions of the interviewer. Proper research will also make you appear more interested and motivated to work for the company. With all the available resources out there to do research, there is no reason for not knowing everything you can about the organization.

What do you need to know about the Company?

Position
Latest trends
Products
Services
Clientele or customers
Philosophy, mission statement
Facilities location
Operating budget
Company culture and history
Competitors

Where can you find company information?