Internet search question

@writersedge (22579)
United States
October 7, 2008 2:03am CST
I normally can search anything on the internet quite well, but I need assistance with this one. Before I go to a job interview, I like to research the company I am going to. My job coach gave me the address of the company and that it basically sells books. It is a new company in town, so nothing is in the already printed phone book. How would you search this company on the internet to find the name and other facts about it? My interview is today and I would like to know as much as I can before I walk in. Thanks.
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4 responses
• United States
7 Oct 08
Well, you could search with what you have, thats always what you do..
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Oct 08
True, but nothing is coming up just by putting an address in,so do I access yellow pages first or something else first?
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• United States
7 Oct 08
I'm not so sure either, it's hard to find out much if the only information you have is the address.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
Sorry I couldn't be of much help D:
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I wish I could help, but I have to say, a job working with books - what more could I want? I'm pretty sure it appeals to you as well.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Oct 08
It does, but selling anything right about now isn't easy. The only really fun sales job is PetSmart. Talking store owners out of their space and money isn't going to be easy in this economy. Take care.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Yeah, at Petsmart you get to see all the pets, that's something I miss from doing the adoptions.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Oct 08
You did adoptions? There are such wonderful dogs and cats looking for homes up here. They've been having a really, really rough time adopting this year. Last year, adoptions went really, really quickly. This year, it's like pulling teeth. Everyone has too many now. With people loosing their jobs and some loosing their homes. Many animals were just thrown out into the streets and others were adopted already by people who found new homes before they left, plus with the price of food. It's really rough right now.
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@Foxfire1875 (2011)
7 Oct 08
You could try simply putting in the company name in the url. I've often done that because I'm too lazy to use a search engine. You may get some strange sites though. I take it you have looked a few pages down as a the company might not have a high ranking on the usual search engines.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I don't have the company name. I have to call her back because trying to search without it is crazy. Thanks and take care.
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7 Oct 08
Sorry I didn't read it properly. That sound like the best idea and I'm surprised you weren't told.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I went to the company and I still don't know the name. No sign on the door or on the way to the building. No heading with company name on the application. I applied to a company and all I know is that they have a bunch of books. I saw shelves and shelves of them.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
7 Oct 08
You said it is a new company in town, but is the company itself new? If it is new, then it might be hard to find out anything much about it unless you talk to an employee..But if they are only new to your town, you would think that putting their name in the search bar will bring something up..Maybe then again you will ahve to talk to an employee..I know speaking to an employee won't get you much, but it might get you something to go on or maybe an idea of what to search for..
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Very good question, I don't know, she didn't seem to know much about it. She doesn't get much for details sometimes. I had to bug her to remember I was interested in the job she had told me about in the first place. It would help if she had a name for it, then I could search the name. The more knowledge you have, the easier the search. The less, the more brick walls you run into. I think my only shot at talking to an employee will be just before I got for an interview or at the interview. They've hired their drivers, she said, so sounds like management may be the only "old" employees if they have any of them. Sounds like everyone at blue collar level was just hired. Thanks and take care.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
I hope the job is good and that you get it, it is getting very hard to find a job anymore..I am still on pins and needles here about the job I applied for, especially after what happened with my son..
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I just gave you my opinion and what it is based on for that situation. Hope it helps and doesn't get you angrier. But as a person who has chased down both sides of issues and observed in a lot of classrooms as a guest, I can tell you that things can get complicated quickly. Yes, I hope I get a job soon. I'm running out of things to liquidate to pay bills. Thanks for your well wishes and take care.
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