It is important to learn more about the companies that you are interested in or interviewing with. This information is found on both public sites and in library databases.
1. Company websites: Look for an "About Us" section or "Investor Information." Public companies will often include links to their annual reports that they distribute to shareholders. Also look for a "News" section to see what they are highlighting.
2. Annual Reports: All public companies are required to file detailed financial reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These are filed annually (10-K) and quarterly (10-Q).
3. Company Profiles: Several databases offer comprehensive company profiles that provide overviews of the company, complete with SWOT analysis.
4. News Searches: Search databases to stay up-to-date on its actions and breaking news.
Many business databases provide detailed company profiles that include information on the company's finances, executives, history, competitors, SWOT analysis, and more.