When you’ve found a job that looks like it’s interesting, the search is only half over. Now the research phase begins.
Don’t even think about pursuing a job lead without researching as much as you can about the company. You have two big questions to answer about the company:
Does it seem likely that I would want to work for this company?
How does the company make money, and how do I help it make more money? Corrolary: what questions do I need to ask before the interview to find out the answer so I am prepared?
The first question is to determine whether it’s worth pursuing the company at all. If you don’t think it’s likely you’ll want to take the job, then don’t waste ...