Career Services

Finding a Job: Researching Employers

Informational Interviewing

Informational Interviewing is a tool to learn about jobs, professions, and specific companies that interest you. Talking to an experienced professional can be the best method to gain real insight about the working world. Informational interviews can also put you in touch with the "hidden job market," people who are not advertising a position, but may nevertheless have a job available, who may know of jobs, or who will keep you in mind for future job openings. Check out the How-To Guide on Informational Interviewing.

Online Research

Career Services has access to several online resources that will allow you to gather information on potential employers.

Spotlight on Careers

Spotlight on Careers, produced by the Liberal Arts Career NetWORK, is a great resource for researching over 30 liberal arts career fields. If you are using an off-campus computer, contact Career Services for the username and password to access the site.

More online resources for researching employers are available on the Online Resources section.