It is difficult to stay current on companies you have targeted as prospects in your job search. You can read the press and media, but if you are interviewing at multiple companies, this process can be very time consuming.

One way to stay current with company news is to set up Google Alerts. This is a tool that mails you anytime a new story is written for a specific term. This allows you to learn about current events in your targets without having to constantly searching for them.

  1. Go to
  2. Type in the “company name”
  3. Type in your email address (if you’re not already logged in to gmail)

You will almost immediately begin to receive updated information on your job targets. You could set up email rules so this information is automatically put in folders you have established for your job search.