A Guide to Researching a Company

Searching for your dream job? Knowing how to research potential employers is crucial to an effective job search. Researching the company before an interview can help give you a leg up in the interview and showcase your enthusiasm to join the company. The recruitment team at GCS Malta have created a guide to aid you in your research process.

Visit the company’s website

The first step in your research process should be to visit the company’s website. A website can provide you with key information about the company. Focus on the ‘About Us’ page since this is where you deduce the company’s origins and growth. You can also find out their corporate values, mission statement, company history, and more through a thorough search.

Browse social media

Checking the company’s social media accounts can give you a clearer idea of the employer brand. For example, searching for a company and finding out that they do not have any social media accounts might raise a red flag. On the other hand, if you see the company utilizing social media pages and interacting with other pages/employees, this will give you a clearer idea of the company’s culture.

Utilize LinkedIn

LinkedIn serves as a great tool when researching a company. Here are some things you can do using LinkedIn to elevate your research process:

  • Browse company profile
  • Browse current/past employees
  • Reach out to first/second-degree connections
  • View company statistics

Check review sites

Review sites such as Glassdoor are an invaluable resource when researching since they can provide you with:

  • Salaries
  • Employee reviews
  • First-hand accounts of employees

Use Google and Google News

While many candidates search on Google, most candidates forget to search on Google News. Searching the company’s name on both engines will give you the best chance of finding any news stories or blog posts that the company is mentioned in. Besides Google and Google News, watch out for any news headlines linked with the company.

Reach out to your network

After finishing your research, discuss what you’ve learned with your network. Ask people in the same profession about their own company and experience so that you can gather a bigger idea of what to expect in the industry.

Why GCS Malta?

Looking for your dream job? At GCS Malta, we can help you find the perfect fit. Check out our vacancies here or contact us today so that our exceptional recruitment team can aid you with any recruiting service you may require.

Article by Sarah Jane Gauci