Some Questions to Guide You in Company Research
© The Edge: Resume and Job Search Strategy - Corbin & Shelby - 16-Nov-04
|These are some important questions that you need to ask when you consider companies for job applications. It is an important step to have an appreciation of nature and future of the company that you want to work in.
These are the questions:
- How old is the organization?
- What are its products or services?
- Where are its plants, offices, or stores located?
- Has the organization shown substantial and consistent growth?
- What is its financial condition?
- What are its new products or services?
- Are there any plans for expansion?
- Who are the company's primary customers?
- Who are the organization's major competitors?
- How does the organization rank in the industry?
- What were the company's gross sales last year?
- What is the organization's public image? Has it been in the media lately?
- Is there any public speculation about the company being involved in an upcoming merger or buyout?
- To what degree is the organization committed to solving community problems? How has it contributed to the community?
- Does the company have excessive employee turnover or other unusual organizational traits?
- How centralized is the organizational structure? Do subordinates participate in decision-making activities.