Researching Employers

Do your research. Get hired.

This guide is designed to help job seekers research companies and organizations. Here are some tips and resources to help you do a thorough job.

Visit the company website and look for:

  • “About Us” – often a brief history or description of the company
  • “Employment/Careers” – full job listings and instructions for applying
  • “Services” – usually a list of all services provided
  • “Contact Us” – full contact information sometimes including a map with directions

Go to LinkedIn and look for:

  • Fredonia alumni who work there
  • The contact person for recruiting in human resources
  • Recent company posts and news

Go to Google and search the company’s name. This will give you recent news articles, mentions in business journals, and other information that might be of interest and use.

Reed Library Resources (www.fredonia.edu/library/)

  • Business Insights: Essentials
    Provides company and industry information on thousands of global companies, as well as topical business information.
  • Mergent Online
    Provides business and financial information for over 23,000 U.S. and international companies.
  • Regional Business News
    Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Additional Resources

Employer Directories

Use employer directories and economic guides to research employers and generate more leads.
Employer Directories & Websites: Arts & Media | Business & Industry | Education | General | Government | Health, Human Services, & Non-Profit

Business Yellow Pages

Chambers of Commerce

Western NY Economic Information and Demographics

  1. Economic Guide
  2. Demographics & Workforce
  3. Education
  4. Major Employers
Buffalo Niagara Economic Guide - includes demographics, transportation and market access, current workforce, and cost of living statistics
 











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