What research to do on your employer before applying for a job?

Congratulations! You have taken the first step towards landing your dream job by deciding to apply. Before you take this next step, it is important to do your research on the employer. Taking the time to learn about the company and its culture can help you understand what it is like to work there and will give you an edge over other applicants. Here’s what research you should consider doing before applying for a job.

Research Company Culture and Values

Before jumping into any research, it’s important to consider the type of workplace culture that would make you feel comfortable and motivated. The best way to do this is by researching a company’s core values and mission statement and how these are reflected in their day-to-day operations. Read up on employee reviews or ask around within your network to get insight into working in that particular organization. This will give you some insight into whether or not the company is right for you.

Check Out Their Social Media Presence

Social media allows employers to showcase their corporate culture, values, and news updates. It also allows potential employees to get an inside look at what’s happening behind the scenes without having access to proprietary information or personnel data that may be confidential. Check out their social media pages, where they post information such as job openings, customer success stories, industry trends, and more – all of which can provide further insight into who they are as an organization and what kind of environment prospective employees can expect when working with them.

Look Into Their Investment Activity

If you’re considering joining a larger company or start-up, it’s important to investigate who has invested in them and how much money has been invested and where it has gone so far. This can provide valuable insights into how much risk the company is willing to take on projects and how much financial stability they have for future endeavours. Additionally, look at who else has invested in them (e.g., venture capitalists, private equity firms), which can give you clues about how well-respected they are in the industry and whether they have strong relationships with other players in their space that could benefit you down the line if hired on permanently with them.


Ultimately, researching before applying for a job is essential if you want to increase your chances of success during interviews with employers and land a position that fits your long-term goals. By taking time now to investigate different aspects of a company, you will be able to set yourself apart from other applicants while also gaining valuable knowledge about potential employers that could help guide future decisions once hired on board full-time.

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