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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
The Riley Guide - Business and Employer Research

Hoovers Online
Wetfeet - Company Profiles
Vault - Company Research
Thomas Register

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

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

American Hospital Directory
Senior Living Map

Guide Star
The Internet Public Library