Friday, January 30, 2009

Looking for the Right Company? Then Do Your Research

Graduating and still searching for the ideal opportunity?

If you are then you need to get started on your company research if you haven't yet started.

Here is an excerpt of an article I published last year.
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The internet has grown overwhelmingly as a result of our curiosity and our insatiable need to learn new things and remain informed. However, despite the volumes of available information, recruiters continue to be surprised when candidates demonstrate their lack of research in the interview.

The following are some of the questions you might want to consider in your search for more information about a company.

1. Is the company financially sound? What were their revenues last year and who are the major competitors? Without a subscription, you can find basic information about company size, products, management team and competitors at Hoovers on-line. Using some of this information in conversation at an interview, will impress hiring managers who will see you as a candidate that understands their business.

2. Is the company in an industry that has growing or shrinking opportunities? Some industries have experienced growth in recent years and will continue to do so while others have experienced significant declines over recent years and will continue to do so. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) to see projections on growing and declining industries from 2004 to 2014. This information will give you insight on long term opportunities with the company.

Read the complete article here at Associated Content.

1 comment:

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As you said without having past details of company an individual cant understand the actual goal....but any how he can learn like freshers do ...

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