It’s getting late and your interview at ABC Manufacturing is at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Trouble is, all you know about ABC Manufacturing is … well … they are called ABC Manufacturing.
Ideally, research on a company or organization you’re interested in should occur well before your interview. Yet, sometimes life gets in the way of best-laid plans. In a pinch, a crash course on a company should get you up to speed in an hour or less. Here are some sources of solid information:
The organization’s Web site: Take a good look at the company’s home page to see how they present themselves to the world. Do they highlight a recent achievement or a long-standing company value? Are they fun and edgy, or all business? Next, explore what is usually labeled the “About Us” section that likely features an overview of the organization’s mission, purpose and values as well as executive biographies, recent press releases, and links to the investor relations site.