Prospective Employee Research Tips

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Whats easy to see is easy to miss. Shravan has complied a presentation from his expereinces as a employability skills Facilitator , Career Analyst and Executive Coach which will guide you to your dream job....

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Prospective Employee Research Tips

  1. 1. Prospective Employer Research<br />Tips<br />CONCEPT & PRESENTATION BY<br />SHRAVAN SHETTY<br />CAREER ANALYST|EXECUTIVE COACH<br />
  2. 2. PERT <br />2<br />Prospective Employer Research Tips<br />
  3. 3. Why do COMPANY RESEARCH?<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Organization Lifecycles<br /><ul><li>Start Up
  5. 5. Growth
  6. 6. Retrenchment
  7. 7. Diversification
  8. 8. Decline</li></ul>Lifecycles & You<br /><ul><li>All companies go through similar life cycles
  9. 9. Establishing where your potential employer is in the lifecycle
  10. 10. Decide whether this is the kind of company that you want to work with</li></ul>IDENTIFYING WHERE A COMPANY IS IN ITS LIFECYCLE CAN HELP YOU DECIDE WHETHER IT’s A GOOD MATCH FOR YOU<br />4<br /> Prospective Employer Research Tips<br />
  11. 11. COMPANY WEBSITE<br />MARKET POSITION<br />YOU need to know whether you are applying to a<br /><ul><li>Top Local Company
  12. 12. Multinational Company
  13. 13. Anything in between</li></ul>This information can help YOU<br /><ul><li> Formulate Questions
  14. 14. Pinpoint the direction in which the organization is going</li></ul>5<br /> Prospective Employer Research Tips<br />
  15. 15. COMPANY WEBSITE (Contd..)<br />WHO’S WHO<br /><ul><li>A major play list its CEO,directors, and other chief officers, with their areas of expertise and interest
  16. 16. You might also find keynote speeches they have made recently, together with press releases.</li></ul> This can give an insight into company dynamics<br /><ul><li>How many of the most important people are from an academic or technical background ?</li></ul>This type of information will help you to assess your fit.<br />6<br /> Prospective Employer Research Tips<br />
  17. 17. COMPANY WEBSITE (Contd..)<br /><ul><li>VACANCIES : Is it indicative of High turnover /Rapid expansion ?
  18. 18. PRODUCTS & SERVICES : Your understanding of what all the areas of the company are involved with can only help you at the interview ?
  19. 19. COMPANY REPORT/SHAREHOLDER INFORMATION : This can give you a good handle on turnover, profitability, year on year growth and other issues in helping you know the company better
  20. 20. ETHICS : Show company’s commitment to simply making profit or doing something more and giving back to the society.
  21. 21. EMPLOYEE EVENTS : This sort of information lest you know that employees /families are important too and gives you an idea whether your social life will be geared around your colleagues too.</li></ul>7<br />Prospective Employer Research Tips<br />
  22. 22. Company Report<br />A report will give you information on the following factors<br /><ul><li>Key achievements of the past year
  23. 23. Market share & sector share
  24. 24. Profitability of different groups
  25. 25. New products & services
  26. 26. Strategy</li></ul>Two areas –Additional information<br /><ul><li>“Investment in people” or “Training & development” –indicates company values its employees and actively supports training
  27. 27. Second area is the “world view”</li></ul> Does the company take its environmental or humanitarian responsibilities seriously?<br /> Prospective Employer Research Tips<br />8<br />
  28. 28. Researching the Marketplace<br />Prospective Employer Research Tips<br />9<br />
  29. 29. Researching the Marketplace (Contd..)<br />Thursday, October 14, 2010<br />GBR Prospective Employer Research Tips<br />10<br />
  30. 30. Researching the Marketplace (Contd..)<br /> Prospective Employer Research Tips<br />11<br />
  31. 31. Researching the Marketplace (Contd..)<br /> Prospective Employer Research Tips<br />12<br />
  32. 32. THANK YOU<br />Prospective Employer Research Tips<br />13<br />CONCEPT & PRESENTATION BY<br />SHRAVAN SHETTY<br />CAREER ANALYST|EXECUTIVE COACH<br />

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