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Career Exploration

Iona University Libraries Guide to Career Exploration

Library Databases for Company Research

Learn all about a company before your interview or application.

Learning about the organization you are applying to or interviewing at is critical. You want to showcase your knowledge of the organization's history, leadership, operations, and trends. The extra work to learn the ins and outs of a company will help you stand out from other applicants.

Preparing will help you compile interesting and relevant questions to ask at your interview and make you more comfortable.

Researching a company can be done using the databases available at the library (listed below) or by going on the company website and looking for "About Us," "Investor Infomation," or "News." Look for recent press releases to give you the most current information.

Public companies must file annual reports with the SEC (US Securities and Exchange Commission).

SWOT analysis shows a company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Several databases showcase this information.