As job hunting season begins, many candidates wonder how they can distinguish themselves from the other hundreds of candidates aiming for the same position. One of the best ways to become a stand-out candidate is by thoroughly researching your employer prior to applying and interviewing. In librarianship and other information services roles, research skills are fundamental but not displayed enough during the hiring process. Researching an employer prepares you to sell yourself and show hiring managers that you are motivated, prepared and most qualified for the position. Here are some ways you can research your employer.