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Getting Your First Job For Dummies by Roberto Angulo

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Chapter 4

Researching Employers

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Deciding what employer size is right for you

check Evaluating onboarding programs

check Finding employers that will interest you

Finding the right employer is just as important as finding the right job. Most people jump straight into the job search without paying much attention to the type of employer that will make them happiest. Employers come in all shapes and sizes, and each has its own culture and traits that make it unique. It’s important that you do some basic research on the various types of employers.

In this chapter, you evaluate the pros and cons of working for large and small companies. You also learn about different types of employers, such as startups and government agencies.

You also make a mental list of the benefits that are important to you. For example, some employers offer training programs for new college graduates. These programs are great as you begin your career, and they can make all the difference in the world when it comes to job satisfaction.

A great job is even better if you work at a great company. In this chapter, I fill you in on resources you can use to get a glimpse of the inner workings of employers that interest ...

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