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Asked by Tanya on February 7, 2017

When I research a company before an interview, what sort of information should I be looking for?

Answered by Ellee, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on February 8, 2017

Hello! This is a great question and is an important aspect to the interview process. You want to have enough knowledge about the company to show your interest in working there but be mindful not to sound like you are reading directly from the company website. You will want to research what the company does (products they manufacture, services they provide, etc) and the industry they are part of. You will want to know who the leaders in the company are and the mission and values the company believes are important. I would also recommend viewing company press releases, which will provide recent company updates. It is important to figure out why you are excited about what the company does and speak to that more than reciting the "about us" page on the company website. Be sure that you feel confident with the amount of knowledge you have about the company and the position you are interviewing for to be comfortable answering questions the interviewer may ask. Best of luck!

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