Researching About Companies and Jobs in India

Preparation is the key to a successful interview. The most important parts of the preparation process is understanding the basics about the company and the job profile. All recruiters will expect you to know and understand this information. For this reason, it’s important to spend the time to research the company and the job for which you’re applying.

Research will not only better prepare you for your interview, but help you decide whether or not you would be a good fit for the company. If it turns out that you’re not a good fit, you can avoid wasting your and the recruiter’s time. Here are some tips on how to research companies and jobs in India.

Check the Company’s Website

Before you look anywhere else, check the company’s website to find information about its environment, work culture, management, work hours and other important details. The company’s website is the best source for reliable information about the organization.

You may also find that the company website provides information about the role you are applying for and its responsibilities.

Use Professional Associations

If you belong to a professional association, you may be able to take advantage of your membership to learn more about the company you’re applying to. Check out the association’s website to see if you can find information about the company. If the company is in the same industry that the association is in, you may also be able to meet people who work there and learn more detailed information about the organization.

Research Corporate Blogs

Corporate blogs are very popular, so there is a good chance that the company you’re applying to will have its own blog site. Blogs often have more information pertaining to work culture, employee opinions and the latest happenings going on in the workplace. If the company does have a blog, you can gain a lot of insight into what it would be like to work for the organization, and what you can expect if you’re hired.

Talk to Potential Coworkers

One of the simplest ways to research a company is to talk to current employees. Employees know firsthand what the management is like, how the culture is, and what the company may be currently working on. The information that current employees can provide you with this invaluable information, and can be used to further improve your chances of success during the interview.

Read Discussion Boards

Finally, you want to read through professional discussion boards online to see if you can find out more information about the organization. Some threads may contain information about the company, or the job profile that you are applying for. You may also consider starting your own thread and asking others to provide their opinions. You may be lucky enough to get an answer from someone who works for the company.

Researching a company takes time, but it’s important to understand the organization’s work culture, current projects, management, and other important details before the interview takes place. If you show up to the interview knowing nothing about the company, you will likely be turned away for the job because recruiters may assume that you aren’t truly interested in or serious about the position.


What Are the Most Popular Jobs In India This Year?

Looking for the most popular jobs in India? There are a variety of popular job choices available, but the most common jobs may catch you off guard. The following 6 jobs are the most popular in 2015:

1. Sales Managers

Sales managers are responsible for sales teams. These professionals often work in department stores and their role is simple: make sales for their employer. Analyzing markets and current sale avenues is an important role of a sales manager. Managers will also have to deal with customers. Professionals that have a knack for dealing with the public and patience to listen to irate customers will excel in this field.

These professionals earn Rs 4, 84,844.

2. Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech problems caused by brain injuries, dyslexia and developmental disabilities often lead to speech impediments. When a person has trouble with their speech, despite the reason, they will often have to visit a speech-language pathologist to help correct their speech-related issues. Many pathologists will choose to work with just pediatrics or within certain age groups as a specialty. Speech-language pathologists work within their own clinics or often within hospitals or therapy centers. These professionals may work with our next job professionals: physical therapists.

These professionals earn Rs 5, 21,176 on average.

3. Physical Therapists

The role of a physical therapist is to help those with ambulatory issues and/or injuries that prevent them from conducting daily life routines, such as walking, get better. These professionals work within their patient’s abilities to help them recover from injuries so that they can resume as normal of a life as possible. Occupational therapists are also in demand and work less with ambulatory issues and more with life skills, such as:

  • Eating
  • Dressing
  • Cooking

Working in hospitals and clinics, physical therapists earn Rs 1, 22,890 on average.

4. Medical and Health Services

Healthcare executives have the immense responsibility of planning, directing and delivering healthcare solutions to their patients. A field that is rapidly growing, these professionals are in very high demand and may include:

  • Nursing home administrators
  • Assistant administrators
  • Clinical managers

This is a field that is rapidly growing around the world, with a 6% growth rate in India alone. These professionals demand a salary of Rs 5, 65,999 annually with no shortage of jobs available.

5. Web Developers

From CSS to HTML and PHP to ASP, web developers with a variety of skills are among the most in-demand professionals in the world. The growing usage of the Internet and mobile technologies has created the perfect career for web developers. Simple websites to complete web applications are in high demand and waiting for a competent web developer to complete.

These professionals earn up to Rs 3, 37,573.

6. Network Administrator

Network administrators allow computer networks to run smoothly. When there are hundreds of computers on a network, an administrator must ensure that all computers are fully operational. Even printers and other devices that hook up to a network are under the control of the administrator.

A stressful job, a computer systems administrator or network administrator can earn Rs 2, 16,809 a year.