Due Diligence Before Job Interview

Research your company or organization prior to a job interview or internship.

Head of Research and Education Services

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Natasha Arguello
Office: JPL 4.04.14C
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0671

First Step

Want to impress your potential employer?  Do your homework before a job interview. To get started on researching an organization, determine whether:

  • your organization is a for-profit company, nonprofit, or government agency
  • you are researching the entire organization or a local branch
  • you need local, state, regional, national, or international-level information

Organization Chart

Questions to Answer

Facts about Organization

  • What does the organization do?
  • How big is it?
  • What is its revenue / budget?
  • Who are the competitors?
  • What industry is it in?
  • What is the industry outlook?


  • Who works at the company/organization?
  • Anyone you know?
  • Can you find any facts about them?

Organizational Culture

  • What is the organizational culture?
  • What is the interviewing process like?
  • What do employees think about their organization?