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HEAL239 Health Career Information and Job Readiness (Johnston): Researching Companies

To provide resources on resume writing and interviewing for healthcare professions.

Why research a company?

Reasons to search for company information:

  • to prepare for a job interview
  • to decide whether or not you want to apply for a job there
  • to see where the company (and "branches") is located
  • to find out how many people work there
  • to get specific information on what the company is and does
  • to identify the hiring manager/supervisor and other key personnel

The more you know about a company, the more you can tailor your resume to the company and the more prepared you'll be for the interview.

Company Profiles

Campus Research - Open the library database Campus Research and select Hoover's Company Profiles from menu on the left.  Enter your company name and select the correct number from the results list.

Reference USA (King County Library) - Access with a King County Library card.*
Business and residential listings of 24 million US companies, organizations, agencies, 1.5 million Canadian companies, and 262 US million residences.

 *If you attend or work at Highline College you almost certainly have free access to the King County Library System.Click HERE for a list of communities outside King County that have access to free KCLS library cards. From Vancouver to Whidbey Island, Grays Harbor to Chelan, KCLS is there for you.

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