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5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by CrazyMan(m): 11:14am On Aug 04, 2015
It is a job-hunting rule of thumb to carry out a proper research of a potential employer before honoring any invitation to a session primed with barrages of confidence-deflating questions coined softly as an interview. Everyone knows this. But if you don’t, now you do.

A very well-conducted employer research ups your chances of landing a position in any organization. How? For starters, it makes you answer questions more intelligently and confidently.

Not to mention that it can help tilt the conversation in your favour and you can through this employer research, sell yourself while stroking your interviewer’s ego.

But how exactly do you carry out a good employer research?


1. Visit the organization’s website:

A good employer research on the web is one where you are actively scanning for the company’s year of establishment, projects, announcements, promotions, awards and recognition, products and services, financial information, locations, divisions, departments, and subsidiaries.

You will not believe the kind of information some interviewers expect you to know about their companies. This is why your employer research has to be solid.


2. Ask around:

The motivation for this method of researching employers is to obtain information concerning company culture, values, salary scale, employee welfare and benefits, trainings and  speed of progression on the company’s ladder.

You won’t find this on the web so you should ask people that have worked, are working, or know someone who works there. This will better arm you for the interview.


3. Check out professional networking sites:

Visit sites like www.insidify.com and www.linkedin.com to run a search on the company and see which of the people in your network work there when researching employers. You can then contact these people for more accurate information as regards the company and what to expect in the interview.


4. Do a background check on employees:

Part of an impressive employer research is checking the background of top employees. You can also do the same for any other employee you know may sit on the interview panel. This can easily be done when you run a search on the company on LinkedIn.

What you should look out for is what interests the employee and use that to your advantage in the interview.


5. Visit company review sites:

Finally, you won’t also go wrong by visiting a company review site. What the site does is collect anonymous employee reviews of the company which could be on anything from company culture to salary and workloads. This information can be very useful to you during your interview.


Source

http://insidify.com/discovery/5-ways-you-should-research-employers-before-any-interview

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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by BrownCookie(f): 11:20am On Aug 04, 2015
Thank you.

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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by abdussalam(m): 12:32pm On Aug 04, 2015
Excellent write up!

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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by Afrocatalyst: 12:42pm On Aug 04, 2015
Indeed.

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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by hemartins(m): 12:44pm On Aug 04, 2015
this would come in handy. Thanks OP
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by justi4jesu(f): 12:44pm On Aug 04, 2015
Quite Educative cool
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by kilmix: 12:44pm On Aug 04, 2015
6. Ask people who know about the company.
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by YerYer: 12:46pm On Aug 04, 2015
After all this preparation and you still don't get the job. Nigerian employers rarely give jobs based on merrit, instead they will give the job to the tallest, finest,fairest or whoever posseses the fakest foreign accent. Goodluck to all job seekers though, may God show you favor.

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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by Beno3: 12:46pm On Aug 04, 2015
ok
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by Jimwalex(m): 12:46pm On Aug 04, 2015
thanx
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by Kizito2nv(m): 12:49pm On Aug 04, 2015
nice write up. But u forgot! GET GOOD CONNECTIONS

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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by naijainfogalery: 12:50pm On Aug 04, 2015
Sometimes researching about the company saves you a lot of headache . If its a popular organisatioon Just go to http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm and read reviews and stuffs, I once remembered one organisation poaching me once, their packaging too much that i thought they will be offering me some crazy money, i went for interview passed and then it comes to negotiation and when i heared how much they were planning to pay, i just said no then i went to search for them online then i got very bad reviews i was like i should have done this before nw

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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by WhoDeyThere(m): 12:52pm On Aug 04, 2015
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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by DONSMITH123(m): 12:54pm On Aug 04, 2015
thanks
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by mondbest(m): 12:57pm On Aug 04, 2015
Nice writeup i must commend. Really helpful for the job seekers.

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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by kazmanbanjoko(m): 12:57pm On Aug 04, 2015
guy, forget. if yu get connection, na yu get job.

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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by Folksyharry(m): 12:57pm On Aug 04, 2015
thanks for sharing. information is so important especially now that the labour market is very competitive
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by elprokez(m): 12:59pm On Aug 04, 2015
Pretty Good!!! wink
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by Madeb: 1:02pm On Aug 04, 2015
Anyway We would be making use of ur advice till we get there
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by free2ryhme: 1:02pm On Aug 04, 2015
Well for Naija


It is well
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by natureboi7(m): 1:06pm On Aug 04, 2015
the truth is one Jst has to b connected horizontally and vertically.


if u know what I mean

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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by donholy28(m): 1:09pm On Aug 04, 2015
Sometimes even if u research...those interviewers have a type of stare that will format ur brain once u look at them....causing tension and frustration... isssh alright

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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by lampardizik(m): 1:19pm On Aug 04, 2015
Thank you
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by DrObum(m): 1:21pm On Aug 04, 2015
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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by rjregina(f): 1:34pm On Aug 04, 2015
nice write up. But u forgot! GET GOOD CONNECTIONS
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by Iykolysis: 1:42pm On Aug 04, 2015
6. Ask about the Company on nairaland.com
CrazyMan:
It is a job-hunting rule of thumb to carry out a proper research of a potential employer before honoring any invitation to a session primed with barrages of confidence-deflating questions coined softly as an interview. Everyone knows this. But if you don’t, now you do.

A very well-conducted employer research ups your chances of landing a position in any organization. How? For starters, it makes you answer questions more intelligently and confidently.

Not to mention that it can help tilt the conversation in your favour and you can through this employer research, sell yourself while stroking your interviewer’s ego.

But how exactly do you carry out a good employer research?


1. Visit the organization’s website:

A good employer research on the web is one where you are actively scanning for the company’s year of establishment, projects, announcements, promotions, awards and recognition, products and services, financial information, locations, divisions, departments, and subsidiaries.

You will not believe the kind of information some interviewers expect you to know about their companies. This is why your employer research has to be solid.


2. Ask around:

The motivation for this method of researching employers is to obtain information concerning company culture, values, salary scale, employee welfare and benefits, trainings and  speed of progression on the company’s ladder.

You won’t find this on the web so you should ask people that have worked, are working, or know someone who works there. This will better arm you for the interview.


3. Check out professional networking sites:

Visit sites like www.nairaland.com and www.linkedin.com to run a search on the company and see which of the people in your network work there when researching employers. You can then contact these people for more accurate information as regards the company and what to expect in the interview.


4. Do a background check on employees:

Part of an impressive employer research is checking the background of top employees. You can also do the same for any other employee you know may sit on the interview panel. This can easily be done when you run a search on the company on LinkedIn.

What you should look out for is what interests the employee and use that to your advantage in the interview.


5. Visit company review sites:

Finally, you won’t also go wrong by visiting a company review site. What the site does is collect anonymous employee reviews of the company which could be on anything from company culture to salary and workloads. This information can be very useful to you during your interview.


Source

http://insidify.com/discovery/5-ways-you-should-research-employers-before-any-interview
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by funmo(m): 1:46pm On Aug 04, 2015
Apt
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by hardbody: 1:55pm On Aug 04, 2015
YerYer:
After all this preparation and you still don't get the job. Nigerian employers rarely give jobs based on merrit, instead they will give the job to the tallest, finest,fairest or whoever posseses the fakest foreign accent. Goodluck to all job seekers though, may God show you favor.

This is a defeatist approach. Things have since changed. My last (at least) three jobs were given to me purely on merit. I knew no one and at least on two of those occasions, it was through head-hunting using LinkedIn.

Stop discouraging potential job hunters.

Perhaps at a much lower level your views may be correct but even then, no sane employer wants a staff that will not impact positively on the fortunes of the company. If beauty and effizzy are chosen as the yardsticks then it is because that company is in a line of business that requires those qualities to excel.

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Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by CrazyMan(m): 2:11pm On Aug 04, 2015
BrownCookie:
Thank you.
You're welcomed.
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by CrazyMan(m): 2:18pm On Aug 04, 2015
kilmix:
6. Ask people who know about the company.
I believe this is in the article...number 2 to be specific.
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by kponkedenge(m): 2:36pm On Aug 04, 2015
CrazyMan:
It is a job-hunting rule of thumb to carry out a proper research of a potential employer before honoring any invitation to a session primed with barrages of confidence-deflating questions coined softly as an interview. Everyone knows this. But if you don’t, now you do.

A very well-conducted employer research ups your chances of landing a position in any organization. How? For starters, it makes you answer questions more intelligently and confidently.

Not to mention that it can help tilt the conversation in your favour and you can through this employer research, sell yourself while stroking your interviewer’s ego.

But how exactly do you carry out a good employer research?


1. Visit the organization’s website:

A good employer research on the web is one where you are actively scanning for the company’s year of establishment, projects, announcements, promotions, awards and recognition, products and services, financial information, locations, divisions, departments, and subsidiaries.

You will not believe the kind of information some interviewers expect you to know about their companies. This is why your employer research has to be solid.


2. Ask around:

The motivation for this method of researching employers is to obtain information concerning company culture, values, salary scale, employee welfare and benefits, trainings and  speed of progression on the company’s ladder.

You won’t find this on the web so you should ask people that have worked, are working, or know someone who works there. This will better arm you for the interview.


3. Check out professional networking sites:

Visit sites like www.nairaland.com and www.linkedin.com to run a search on the company and see which of the people in your network work there when researching employers. You can then contact these people for more accurate information as regards the company and what to expect in the interview.


4. Do a background check on employees:

Part of an impressive employer research is checking the background of top employees. You can also do the same for any other employee you know may sit on the interview panel. This can easily be done when you run a search on the company on LinkedIn.

What you should look out for is what interests the employee and use that to your advantage in the interview.


5. Visit company review sites:

Finally, you won’t also go wrong by visiting a company review site. What the site does is collect anonymous employee reviews of the company which could be on anything from company culture to salary and workloads. This information can be very useful to you during your interview.


Source

http://insidify.com/discovery/5-ways-you-should-research-employers-before-any-interview
Ok
Re: 5 Ways You Should Research Employers Before Any Interview by asdfjklhaha(f): 2:39pm On Aug 04, 2015
Gud article, I will bookmark this for furture use since am still a student.

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