WGU Career & Professional Development
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
Researching employers can help you identify companies that are a “good fit” for you, network effectively, target your resume, and prepare for an interview. A company’s website is a great place to start your research – but don’t stop there. The following resources offer additional insights into organizations that will be helpful to your job search.
STEP 1 - Download the Employer Research Guide
Employer Research Guide: Download the guide for clearly defined steps on how to successfully research employers and apply the information to your job search.
To access LinkedIn Learning videos, please first login with your WGU credentials.
The guide will teach you how to:
Build professional connections (friends, family, previous co-workers, etc.)
- Your Ideal Networks (LinkedIn Learning video, 4m 24s)
STEP 2 - Stay Connected
Take advantage of all of the perks that come along with being a student or alum and leverage your WGU network!
Night Owl Network - Alumni Networking Group (currently for Alumni only)
As you complete the activities described in the guide, a Career Advisor is available to answer questions, provide clarification, and offer support.
To request an appointment: Send your questions, areas for clarification and a copy of your Networking Guide (complete with your own notes and progress) to firstname.lastname@example.org and a career advisor will be in touch shortly after your email is received.
We look forward to working with you!