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Employer Research


By doing  employer research you can

  • identify employers you have not thought of before
  • prepare a customized resume and cover letter 
  • prepare for the interview by understanding the employer and identifying questions you can ask at the interview 

Meet with a Career Counselor in Career Services to help you fine tune your employer research.

Things to look for:

  • Age
  • Location(s)
  • Growth Pattern
  • Number of Employees
  • Strategies and Goals
  • News items about the employer
  • Personnel
  • Size
  • Divisions and Subsidiaries
  • Assets and Earnings
  • History
  • Foreign Operations
  • Mission Statement
  • Services and Products
  • New Products
  • Reputation
  • Type of Facilities
  • Competitors

General Research
College Grad - Employer Information
College Grad - Top Entry Level Employers
CareerBuilder
The Riley Guide - Business and Employer Research

Business
Hoovers Online
Business.com
Wetfeet - Company Profiles
Vault - Company Research
Thomas Register

Education
Department of Education
US Department of State - Office of Overseas Schools
NCSET - Website List
National Center for Education Statistics

Government
GoGovernment
USA Jobs
State and Local Government
First Gov - Government Departments and Agencies

Healthcare
Hospital Web
American Hospital Directory
Senior Living Map

Non-Profit
Guide Star
Idealist.org
The Internet Public Library
Give.org

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