Due Diligence Before Job Interview

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

First Step

Do you want to impress 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 (public or private), nonprofit, or government agency
  • you are researching the entire organization or a local branch
  • you need local, state, regional, national, or international-level information

Questions to Answer

Facts about Organization

  • What does the organization/company 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?