Career Services: Performing Company Research

christine-klecknerPerforming company research is a vital part of the job seeking process.  Prior to attending an interview, or even applying to a position, you should be conducting research to ensure that you could see yourself working for that organization.  A company’s website is a great place to start, but it is important to remember that these websites are used as marketing tools, and do not always portray the most accurate information.

The GEN library ( has several databases that are available to perform in-depth company research.  One excellent resource you can access through this site is Hoover’s.  This database contains over 20 million company profiles, and can provide you with information on several organizations.  Some additional resources available through the GEN library include EBSCOhost, InfoTrac and ProQuest.

Click on the link below to watch an Elluminate moderated by Lesley Farnham (Director of Career Services) and Elaine Settergren (GEN Librarian).  This session will give you some excellent tips and tricks to performing company research, and provide you with the skills needed to conduct this research on your own.

Should you have any specific questions about conducting company research, get in contact with your Career Services Advisor today!