Google News TabIs it a good idea or helpful to use the “news” tab on Google when finding a job in a specific field?

When you have narrowed your job search to a specific firm or field, Google’s “news” tab can be a wonderful resource. Companies will divulge information in press releases or news articles that are sometimes hard to find otherwise. Hirings, firings, marketing efforts, financial performance – all are fair game for the news. However, you have to realize that “news” is often slanted – the company wants to look good or the reporter is wanting a juicy story. So take what’s presented with a grain of salt.