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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.

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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

Chambers of Commerce

To develop more strategies, make an appointment to meet with a CDO counselor.

Career Development Office

  • Gregory Hall, 2nd floor State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063