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Researching Prospective Employers
Researching Prospective Employers
Researching Prospective Employers
Researching Prospective Employers
Researching Prospective Employers
Researching Prospective Employers
Researching Prospective Employers
Researching Prospective Employers
Researching Prospective Employers
Researching Prospective Employers
Researching Prospective Employers
Researching Prospective Employers
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Researching Prospective Employers

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Researching companies for your job search can be tricky. Here are some tips.

Researching companies for your job search can be tricky. Here are some tips.

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  • 1. Researching Prospective Employers Using the Web and the Library
    • Charles Lyons
    • Business Librarian
    • Lockwood Library
    • Office 222
    • 645-2814 ext470
    • [email_address]
    • Library Website:
    • library.buffalo.edu
  • 2. “ So, tell me what you know about our company…”
    • Researching companies can be tricky
    • Today, I’ll show you some tips on finding high-quality business information, quickly and easily
    • Knowing what’s available and where to find it can save time and make your job search more successful
    Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  • 3. Where Do You Search For Business Information?
    • Search Engines…
    • Financial SuperSites…
    • Business Publications…
    • Government Websites…
    • Company Websites…
    • More… Business Databases?
    Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  • 4. The Company Website is a Great Place to Start Your Research
    • A company’s web
    • presence says a
    • lot about how they
    • want to present
    • themselves
    • Look for these links:
    • -- “Investor Relations”
    • -- “About Us”
    • -- “Corporate Info”
    • What’s available:
    • -- Annual Reports
    • -- SEC Filings (10K)
    • -- Press Releases
    • -- Webcasts
    Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  • 5. On the Web… Information OVERload
    • Hard to pinpoint
    • specific data
    • Information
    • UNDERload too:
    • hard to find info on
    • smaller private
    • companies
    Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu 18 million hits…
  • 6. Using the Web… Lots of Ads
    • Targeted to consumers,
    • not researchers
    • They wanna sell you stuff
    Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  • 7. Anyone Can Google…
    • This is my
    • daughter…
    • She’s 3…
    • She can
    • Google…
    Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  • 8. Google is Great for Everyday Info… Not So Great for Research
    • Google can be like Wal-mart: lots of stuff but…
    • Not everything is the highest quality
    • The best stuff is not available at all: you gotta pay for premium information
    = Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  • 9. Use the Web, But Don’t Stop There… Make the Switch!
    • Try the Business
    • Databases
    • Available thru the
    • UB Library
    • 1 - Premium content that is hard to get -- distinguish yourself!
    • 2 - Reliable, high-quality, objective information created by business research experts 
    • 3 - Good coverage of smaller, private, local companies
    Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  • 10. Two Business Databases You Can Use to Get Unique Insights on a Company
    • 1 – Hoovers
    • Identify and get basics on companies
    • 2 – Factiva
    • Recent events
    • There are many more!
    Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  • 11. The Library Website
    • It’s Easy to Find…
    • Google search on UB Library
    • “ My Library” link on MyUB
    • “ The Libraries” link on UBLearns
    • Library Website: library.buffalo.edu
    Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  • 12. Accessing Business Databases @ UB
    • All Business Databases Can Be Accessed From Anywhere
    • And at Anytime…
    • On Campus: anywhere including the wireless network
      • http://ubit.buffalo.edu/ubwireless/
    • Off campus: For Remote Access
      • Login using your UBit name and password
      • http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/announcements/remote.html
    • But You Must Access Them Through the Library Website!
    Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  • 13. Finding Business Databases @ UB
    • Business Databases List
      • http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/infotree/resourcesbysubject.asp?subject=Business+%26+Management
    • Research Guides and Lists of Resources by Topic
      • http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/infotree/resourcesbysubject.asp?subject=Business+%26+Management#4
    • Check out BizInfo @ UB for an Overview of Business Sources
      • http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/bus-resources.html
    • All Databases (all subjects)
      • http:// libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/infotree/DatabasesbyTitle.asp
    Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  • 14. Ask for Help! The Library is Here for Research Assistance
    • Get Research Assistance from the Library:
      • In person at one of UB’s 7 libraries
      • Instant Librarian (chat service)
      • Phone
      • E-mail
    • Or contact me:
          • Charles Lyons
          • Business Librarian
          • University at Buffalo
          • Lockwood Library, Office 222
          • [email_address]
          • 716-645-2814 ext 470
    Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu

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