Researching a job - ideas?
May 24, 2006 8:54 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a new job. I would like to find out more about a position within a large multi-national company than contacts within the firm can tell me. How do I go about this?
posted by fox_terrier_guy to work & money (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I like the idea of Vault, (www.vault.com) but I really don't want to pay for information which I should be able to get simply by using a little legwork (or asking Metafites!).
Things I have done; spoken with people within the company. I have a reasonable idea of the culture of the firm and feel that we are a good match. However the people I have spoken with don't work in the same field I am looking at. (they are in technical sales, I am interested in a project petroleum engineering job). I have spoken with past employees as well, and researched the company's safety policies. Their web site used to list the duties (how I got interested), but it got updated and as a result the information is no longer there.
I have also done additional research on the 'net, but have only come up with vagueries that speak in platitudes but don't speak directly to the position.
I really think the job would be exactly what I am seeking, but don't want to formally submit my CV just yet for personal reasons. In addition, I suspect that this job is not generally found in Canada - although it may be based out of Canada.
How can I find out more about the details of the position?