BOSTON (CBS) – If you’re looking for a job, do your homework and research companies before you take a position with one.

Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal has four things you should know.

Comments (3)
  1. Great advice. Too many people get caught in a hire/fire cycle because they do not know the life expectancy of the companies they are working for.

  2. Lucy says:

    Yes and of course job seekers have so much control over the process. 7 qualified applicants for every 1 position or job. That’s terrible odds for something essential to being able to live. Utter ridiculous. Who knows the life expectancy of the companies? You have to be a fortune teller. Give me a break. You can make an educated guess but what you think is true is not true anymore. You can be let go even in stellar times. Outsourcing happens all of the time and without notice.

  3. Lucy says:

    These tips should be common sense or have been taught in school. It scares me a bit to think how unprepared some people are or maybe even the majority though I hope not. Complaining will not help. The reality is dark. You can make an educated guess with research and asking the “right” questions. You have to trust your instincts. You can’t afford to be too trusting. There are some scams out there that people need to be aware of. I’ve gotten several emails from suspect companies.

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