What are some effective ways to research a company?

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Answered by: ByVirtualist career experts

Have you considered starting your job search by focusing on researching companies instead of solely relying on job listings? The Reverse Job Search method involves prioritizing research and delving into companies and employers that align with your skills and interests.

Researching companies plays a crucial role in establishing a solid foundation for your job search. Regardless of the job market conditions, choosing the right job opportunity can be challenging. By thoroughly researching employers and assessing how they align with your values and goals, you can gain clarity and make confident decisions, ultimately finding the company that resonates with you.

Conducting research on employers should be an ongoing process throughout your career exploration. It can begin during the exploratory phase to determine if a company’s culture aligns with your preferences. Subsequently, it can be utilized to proactively expand your network through informational interviews, allowing you to gather valuable insights. Lastly, thorough research is vital when preparing for an interview to demonstrate your knowledge and fit for the company.

To assist you in each phase of company research within your Reverse Job Search, here are some valuable resources:

  • “How to Research Employers” (Includes interview preparation tips)
  • “Researching Employers” (Advice from the U.S. Department of Labor)
  • “30-60-90 Day Plan for Your Job Search: What Is It and How to Use It”
  • “Search Smarter: 7 Great Ways to Leverage Google’s Power for Your Job Search”
  • “How to Research a Company on ByVirtualist”
  • “Best Companies that Hire for Remote Work From Home or Flexible Jobs”
  • “How to Research a Potential Employer”
  • “Becoming a Proactive Job Seeker: Proactive vs. Reactive Job Search Strategies”
  • “Expanding Your Company Knowledge While Preparing for Interview Success”

Additionally, resources such as Dun & Bradstreet, Crunchbase, Annual Reports (Forprofit Annual Report Access), GuideStar (Nonprofit Annual Report Access), and articles on assessing company culture and fit can provide valuable insights.

The Career Coaching Team at ByVirtualist is dedicated to supporting you throughout your job search journey. We look forward to assisting you in achieving your career goals.