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Company research. Objective assessments
Filed under: Position Searching
Posted by: site admin @ 11:42 am

Many career mentors suggest that job seekers perform
Company research to determine the business stability,
the company direction and whether it competes
successfully in its industry.

Clearly, examine the company web-site to get
pertinent information about a company’s
leadership and public relations (what it wants you to
know about itself).

Positive side business news is commonly revealed in
C&EN. 

Look also at how its stock price has fared paying
attention to trends and what may have triggered
them (in the company news).

Look at long term issues and how the company
has dealt with them in their local area and globally.

Let’s use Dow Chemical as an example since Dr.
Liveris has been cited in various newspaper and
magazine articles (interview):
  - web-site ; notice sustainability goals, corporate
citizenship, and its values (integrity, respect)
  - C&EN story about after both a tough year
and Rohm & Haas purchase coming out ahead
  - WAPEDIA :  outlines a corporate history
  - yahoo :  stock price charts and other
financial delineators
  - information news sources can be consulted
but the information might be partial or premature
1  2  3  4  5 
  -  LinkedIn.com - who you know and data,
like:

HQ Region Saginaw, Michigan Area
Industry Chemicals
Type Public Company
Status Operating
Company Size 46,000 employees
2006 Revenue $49,124
mil
(6%)
Founded 1897
Website http://www.dow.com
Common Job Titles
Engineer 3%
Leader 3%
Account Manager 2%
Manager 2%
Specialist 2%
Median Age 37 years
Gender
Male 69%
Female 31%

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