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Determine the Needs of the Current Job Market

Exercise 2: Research Companies and Industries

The better informed you are about a company or industry, the more productive your job search will be. Try to complete the following information for 5 - 10 companies or industries of interest to you. Having trouble narrowing down your field of choices? Click here for information on building a decision matrix.

  • Company Name or Industry Sector
  • Mission Statement
  • Products and/or Services
  • Growth Rate and Profitability Data
  • Short- and Long-Term Goals
  • Industry Standing
  • Key Decision Makers
  • Inside Contact (someone who works for the company or is in a job you'd like)
  • Key Customers
  • Location(s) and size
  • History
  • ADA-minded
  • Additional Information


Continue to exercise 3: Prepare for the information interview

Tips for Research
Research company and industry information by checking libraries for directories such as:
  • Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory
  • Dun & Bradstreet Million Dollar Directory
  • Encyclopedia of Association
  • Moody's Industry Review
  • National Trade and Professional Associations of the U.S.
  • Standard and Poor's Register of corporations, Directors, and Executives
  • Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

Local Chambers of Commerce and company web sites are other sources of information. 

On-line resources include: 

Continue to exercise 3: Prepare for the information interview