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2013 2013 2013 <script src="http://platform.linkedin.com/in.js" type="text/javascript"></script><script data-counter="top" data-url="http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/10/researching-prospective-employer-how-to_23.html" type="in/share"></script><script src="http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js" type="text/javascript"></script><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php" name="fb_share" share_url="http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/10/researching-prospective-employer-how-to_23.html" type="button_count"></a><script src="http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share" type="text/javascript"></script><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Finternsover40.blogspot.com%2F2009%2F10%2Fresearching-prospective-employer-how-to_23.html&amp;layout=standard&amp;show_faces=false&amp;width=450&amp;action=like&amp;font&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;height=35" style="border: none; height: 35px; overflow: hidden; width: 450px;"></iframe></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><g:plusone href=" http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/10/researching-prospective-employer-how-to_23.html"></g:plusone></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-bottom-width: medium; border-left-width: medium; margin-left: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; float: left; height: 109px; margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; width: 127px;" /></span></span>Researching a prospective employer is an often missed step when applying for work. It easy to get excited when you find a dream career and the perfect job. But not digging deep into an employer’s current situation and past reputation can prove to be a costly mistake.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You bet your bottom dollar that employers are checking your references, online profile, digital dirt, and credentials before extending an offer. You would be mistaken to not do the same with any prospective hiring organization. So before you <a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/09/top-5-resume-tips.html">rev-up your resume</a> and complete your cover letter, let’s take a closer look at why you should research employers, what to look for, and how to sleuth like Sherlock.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="color: #cc0000; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Why research employers?</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I’ve worked for many companies over the years. Some jobs have been wonderful while others have left me wondering. I’ve learned the hard way to always spend some time learning about an organization before applying for a job. Here’s why you’ve got to do some detective work and unearth the employer’s dirt:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">1. To determine if the company is right for you. You may just find a dislike towards a particular industry, dig up unfortunate corporate digital dirt, or uncover poor employee relations. It’s also possible to be disinterested in the company’s products or services.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">2. To decide if you’re right for the company. Some companies or industries may not be the right fit for your skill set or for your ethics.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">3. To help tailor your application (resume, cover letter) to the position. Knowing specifically what makes the company tick can turn your application into the bomb.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">4. To help address the needs of the organization. Knowing why the company needs to hire for a position is key to addressing how you can help the company.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">5. To <a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/08/10-interview-questions-for-older-job.html">prepare excellent interview questions</a>. Knowing specific industry information or advanced product knowledge can get you closer to an offer.<span class="fullpost"><br /><br /><br />6. To demonstrate your interest in the organization. A common interview question is “Why do you want to work for us?” Having an educated answer puts you ahead of the competition. One of the most important ways to distinguish yourself in an interview is to speak knowledgeably about the organization.<br /><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">7. To educate yourself about a particular industry. Perhaps this job is in a new industry for you. Get in the know before writing your application and </span><a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/10/7-deadly-interview-sins.html" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">heading into the interview room</a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="fullpost"> <span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/06/researching-prospective-employer-how-to_24.html">Click here to read part 2 of this article</a></span><span style="font-size: large;"> </span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="fullpost"><br /></span></span><br /><u><span style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: georgia, times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;"></span></u><br /><h2 style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: white; background-image: url(http://internsoverforty.com/wp-content/themes/magazine-premium/images/line.png); background-origin: initial; background-position: 0% 0%; background-repeat: repeat no-repeat; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-top-width: 0px; clear: none; color: #222222; float: none; font-family: georgia, times, serif; font-size: 22px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 24px; margin-bottom: 3px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; outline-color: initial; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; padding-bottom: 8px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px;"><a href="http://internsoverforty.com/2012/02/15/you-dont-need-this-job-seekers-guide-on-linkedin-right/" style="border-bottom-width: 0px; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-top-width: 0px; color: #222222; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; outline-color: initial; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px;" title="You Don’t Need This Job Seekers Guide On LinkedIn. Right?">You Don’t Need This Job Seekers Guide On LinkedIn. <span style="color: red;">Right</span>?</a></h2><br /><ul><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: large;"> </span></ul><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://internsoverforty.com/2012/01/25/is-your-resume-a-mess/" target="_blank">Would you like to Create a Better Resume</a>?</span><br /><ul></ul><a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://internsoverforty.com/2011/12/05/want-to-save-time-posting-your-resumes/" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #444444; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Would you like to save time by posting your resume instantly to 75 job sites?&nbsp;</span></a><br /><ul><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><ul></ul></span></ul><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: large;">____________________________________</span><br /></span><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><a href="http://twitter.com/internsover40" target="_blank"><br /><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" /></a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3734166-10681126?sid=ladderfeed" target="_top">Search Only $100K+ Jobs</a><img border="0" height="1" src="http://www.awltovhc.com/image-3734166-10681126" width="1" /></span></span></div><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b><a href="http://internsoverforty.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/absolutelyneedtodointerribleecontitle.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-2126 aligncenter" alt="absolutelyneedtodointerribleecontitle" src="http://internsoverforty.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/absolutelyneedtodointerribleecontitle.jpg" width="380" height="111" /></a></b></span></p></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><script src="http://platform.linkedin.com/in.js" type="text/javascript"></script><script data-counter="top" data-url="http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/10/researching-prospective-employer-how-to_23.html" type="in/share"></script><script src="http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js" type="text/javascript"></script><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php" name="fb_share" share_url="http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/10/researching-prospective-employer-how-to_23.html" type="button_count"></a><script src="http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share" type="text/javascript"></script><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Finternsover40.blogspot.com%2F2009%2F10%2Fresearching-prospective-employer-how-to_23.html&amp;layout=standard&amp;show_faces=false&amp;width=450&amp;action=like&amp;font&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;height=35" style="border: none; height: 35px; overflow: hidden; width: 450px;"></iframe></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><g:plusone href=" http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/10/researching-prospective-employer-how-to_23.html"></g:plusone></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-bottom-width: medium; border-left-width: medium; margin-left: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; float: left; height: 109px; margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; width: 127px;" /></span></span>Researching a prospective employer is an often missed step when applying for work. It easy to get excited when you find a dream career and the perfect job. But not digging deep into an employer’s current situation and past reputation can prove to be a costly mistake.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You bet your bottom dollar that employers are checking your references, online profile, digital dirt, and credentials before extending an offer. You would be mistaken to not do the same with any prospective hiring organization. So before you <a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/09/top-5-resume-tips.html">rev-up your resume</a> and complete your cover letter, let’s take a closer look at why you should research employers, what to look for, and how to sleuth like Sherlock.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="color: #cc0000; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Why research employers?</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I’ve worked for many companies over the years. Some jobs have been wonderful while others have left me wondering. I’ve learned the hard way to always spend some time learning about an organization before applying for a job. Here’s why you’ve got to do some detective work and unearth the employer’s dirt:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">1. To determine if the company is right for you. You may just find a dislike towards a particular industry, dig up unfortunate corporate digital dirt, or uncover poor employee relations. It’s also possible to be disinterested in the company’s products or services.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">2. To decide if you’re right for the company. Some companies or industries may not be the right fit for your skill set or for your ethics.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">3. To help tailor your application (resume, cover letter) to the position. Knowing specifically what makes the company tick can turn your application into the bomb.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">4. To help address the needs of the organization. Knowing why the company needs to hire for a position is key to addressing how you can help the company.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">5. To <a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/08/10-interview-questions-for-older-job.html">prepare excellent interview questions</a>. Knowing specific industry information or advanced product knowledge can get you closer to an offer.<span class="fullpost"><br /><br /><br />6. To demonstrate your interest in the organization. A common interview question is “Why do you want to work for us?” Having an educated answer puts you ahead of the competition. One of the most important ways to distinguish yourself in an interview is to speak knowledgeably about the organization.<br /><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">7. To educate yourself about a particular industry. Perhaps this job is in a new industry for you. Get in the know before writing your application and </span><a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/10/7-deadly-interview-sins.html" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">heading into the interview room</a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">.</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="fullpost"> <span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://internsover40.blogspot.com/2009/06/researching-prospective-employer-how-to_24.html">Click here to read part 2 of this article</a></span><span style="font-size: large;"> </span></span></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="fullpost"><br /></span></span><br /><u><span style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: georgia, times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;"></span></u><br /><h2 style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: white; background-image: url(http://internsoverforty.com/wp-content/themes/magazine-premium/images/line.png); background-origin: initial; background-position: 0% 0%; background-repeat: repeat no-repeat; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-top-width: 0px; clear: none; color: #222222; float: none; font-family: georgia, times, serif; font-size: 22px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 24px; margin-bottom: 3px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; outline-color: initial; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; padding-bottom: 8px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px;"><a href="http://internsoverforty.com/2012/02/15/you-dont-need-this-job-seekers-guide-on-linkedin-right/" style="border-bottom-width: 0px; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-top-width: 0px; color: #222222; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; outline-color: initial; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px;" title="You Don’t Need This Job Seekers Guide On LinkedIn. Right?">You Don’t Need This Job Seekers Guide On LinkedIn. <span style="color: red;">Right</span>?</a></h2><br /><ul><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: large;"> </span></ul><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://internsoverforty.com/2012/01/25/is-your-resume-a-mess/" target="_blank">Would you like to Create a Better Resume</a>?</span><br /><ul></ul><a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://internsoverforty.com/2011/12/05/want-to-save-time-posting-your-resumes/" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #444444; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Would you like to save time by posting your resume instantly to 75 job sites?&nbsp;</span></a><br /><ul><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><ul></ul></span></ul><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: large;">____________________________________</span><br /></span><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><a href="http://twitter.com/internsover40" target="_blank"><br /><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" /></a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3734166-10681126?sid=ladderfeed" target="_top">Search Only $100K+ Jobs</a><img border="0" height="1" src="http://www.awltovhc.com/image-3734166-10681126" width="1" /></span></span></div><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b><a href="http://internsoverforty.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/absolutelyneedtodointerribleecontitle.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-2126 aligncenter" alt="absolutelyneedtodointerribleecontitle" src="http://internsoverforty.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/absolutelyneedtodointerribleecontitle.jpg" width="380" height="111" /></a></b></span></p></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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