Researching Organizations

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Have you ever asked yourself, “Why can’t I find any jobs that fit me?” If you aren’t finding jobs that fit you on job boards, then try asking a new question: “Who would hire someone with my skills, abilities, background, and interests?” This new question will start you down a much more effective path to finding work that fits your design.

Here are some resources that can help you find employers who may need someone like you. Also, these resources can help you learn about employers who have already scheduled you for an interview.

Here are several of the better online resources for finding employers:

  1. Every year, Fortune Magazine provides an update for organizations including:

30 Best Workplaces to Retire From

50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back

50 Best Workplaces for New College Grads

20 Best Workplaces for Baby Boomers

100 Best Workplaces for Millennials

20 Best Workplaces for Gen X’ers

100 Best Companies to Work For

  1. Glassdoor.com

Described on its website as having “a growing database of more than 8 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos, and more. Unlike other job sites, all this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees.” We highly recommend this site as a starting point for finding companies in your area that match your interests.

  1. Vault.com

Vault provides company guides, including anonymous interviews with current and past employees. Also, it lists some of the best companies that have internships.

  1. The Alliance of Business Publications

Lists business magazines and resources in your area. Find out about growth in small and large companies and industries near you.

  1. Business.com

This directory contains over 400,000 listings within 25,000 industry, product, and service subcategories.

  1. GuideStar.org

If you want to work for a nonprofit organization, GuideStar.com claims to “gather and disseminate information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization.”

  1. ECFA.org

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has a membership directory of Christian organizations that can be searched by location and ministry categories.