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  string(2593) "Company research is an important step in preparing for a job interview. 

Whilst some of the methods might seem to be obvious, they are all important steps in leaving no stone unturned.

Here is a quick guide to collecting all the information you need.

The Company Website

Start the investigation here. Now this is more than the ‘about page’; every page should be uncovered. Here you can discover the company’s products and services as well as checking off office locations, company history and more.

The Company Blog

If the organisation has a blog, have a read. This can provide insight into industry focus, vision and progress of the business, the key audience and may share additional information on the team and management.

LinkedIn

A goldmine for information, LinkedIn is an ingenious research tool. Along with company information through the company’s LinkedIn page, you can then click through to check out listed employees.

Social Media

The company’s social profiles can be an interesting resource tools. Search for the organisation on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

Note what they’re sharing and topics of discussion. Not only is this interesting reading with often transparent information there could be valuable talking points to impress at interview.

Google

The old faithful. You can Google search the company, its product, services and the team. If you go back a few pages, you might reveal some worthwhile information not on current channels.

Your Recruitment Consultant

Absolutely take advantage of your Recruitment Consultant's knowledge. They are industry specialists and with close client partnerships hold a fountain of information with insights into the company and interviewers.

Doing your due diligence on a company can give you a competitive advantage to secure the position as well as necessary insight you need for progression.

Preparation really is key."
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Company research is an important step in preparing for a job interview.

Whilst some of the methods might seem to be obvious, they are all important steps in leaving no stone unturned.

Here is a quick guide to collecting all the information you need.

The Company Website

Start the investigation here. Now this is more than the ‘about page’; every page should be uncovered. Here you can discover the company’s products and services as well as checking off office locations, company history and more.

The Company Blog

If the organisation has a blog, have a read. This can provide insight into industry focus, vision and progress of the business, the key audience and may share additional information on the team and management.

LinkedIn

A goldmine for information, LinkedIn is an ingenious research tool. Along with company information through the company’s LinkedIn page, you can then click through to check out listed employees.

Social Media

The company’s social profiles can be an interesting resource tools. Search for the organisation on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

Note what they’re sharing and topics of discussion. Not only is this interesting reading with often transparent information there could be valuable talking points to impress at interview.

Google

The old faithful. You can Google search the company, its product, services and the team. If you go back a few pages, you might reveal some worthwhile information not on current channels.

Your Recruitment Consultant

Absolutely take advantage of your Recruitment Consultant’s knowledge. They are industry specialists and with close client partnerships hold a fountain of information with insights into the company and interviewers.

Doing your due diligence on a company can give you a competitive advantage to secure the position as well as necessary insight you need for progression.

Preparation really is key.

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