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Impress recruiters by knowing specific details about recent events affecting the company and the industry. Perhaps they recently hired new top executives or they were affected by industry, regulatory, or market changes.
Create company reports and track up to the minute company and industry news.
Business Source Complete
Provides articles from trade journals, business magazines (like Businessweek), and company profiles with SWOT anlysis.
News articles, interview transcripts, and wires from thousands of sources around the world. Use the Search Builder to refine your search by company, industry, location, type and length of article.
If you are on social media like Twitter and LinkedIN, follow companies you are interested in as well as thought leaders in the industry.
Use RSS to save time!
Use RSS to track industry and company news. You can have an RSS feed go directly into a reader like Newsblur or your email client like Outlook. Click the "Subscribe" link or the button on the site you want to receive updates from and follow their directions.
Finding a company profile
Company profiles will often include a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis, strategy, competition, and recent acquisitions. You can find company profiles from Business Source Complete and Mergent Online. Databases like Bloomberg, Capital IQ, and Eikon will have financials, transactions, and peer analysis information.
Business Source Complete
1. Enter the company name in the first search box
2. Enter SWOT in the second search box and select TX All Text from the corresponding dropdown menu.
3. Click SEARCH
4. Refine results, such as date, using the filters on the results screen.
1. Enter the company name in the search box and hit enter.
2. Select the company from the resulting list.
Use the Investext tab to search for company SWOTs and analyst reports.
If the company is publicly traded, it is essential that you visit their investor relations webpage and take a look at their most recent annual report and 10K or 10Q. Also check out recent press releases or presentations.
Finding a company's investor relations page is as easy as "Googling" the company name and "investor relations".