Why is Company Research So Important?

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One of the most difficult professional situations an individual can face is taking a position with a company, only to find out that its work environment, financial stability, opportunities and overall business practices do not live up to expectations. That's why one of the most important components of any job search is doing a background check on a company to ensure it is where you can build a successful career.

There is a lot of information you should find out about a company before pursuing – or accepting – a position, from learning about its overall financial health and growth strategies to business philosophies and industry reputation. Here are some steps to take to make sure you end up on a team that is right for you.