Researching the Company

Researching the Company

One of the most important things you can do in preparing for an interview is your homework.

LSU students continually impress recruiters, but recruiters tell us most candidates know little about the company to which they are applying. You will be a more appealing candidate if you can demonstrate an understanding of the potential employer.

Items to consider when researching a company

  • Mission statement of the organization
  • Where are the company's headquarters located? Do they have additional locations? Where?
  • What can you determine about the corporate or organizational culture?
  • Is the company privately owned or publicly traded?
  • Does the company possess any notable accomplishments?
  • What projects/divisions of the company interest you? Why?
  • What is the primary product or service of the company? Who are their clients? Chief competitors?
  • Is the company large or small? How many employees?
  • If interviewed by this company, what questions would you ask?