It is always important to know and understand the current labor market. How can this be done? One great way is to go to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics at www.bls.gov.

The site offers insight into the fastest growing occupations and industries in the U.S. Use the information to see where employment may be easier to find and what types of careers will be in demand in the future.

Researching Employers

Researching employers can be done in a couple of ways. One way is to go through the local Chamber of Commerce and view the list of companies on the membership list. Companies who belong to a Chamber of Commerce are recognized as valuable members of a community. Simply “Google” a city’s Chamber of Commerce and begin the search.

Another way to research is to simply “Google” the company on the internet. It is important to read and gain an understanding of the company’s products and services. Companies often also post their structure and locations of their offices.

It is very important to research potential employers. The information that is obtained will help in deciding if the employer is a right fit. This information will also allow you to make your cover letter and resume unique to that employer – improving your chances for success.