Monday, February 23, 2009

Who's Hiring from the "Best Companies" Lists?

Article Title: Who's Hiring from the "Best Companies" Lists?
Author Byline: CareerAlley
Author Website: http://careeralley.com

Time to review some additional company career sites and focus on "direct source" career opportunities. Generally speaking, while all company posted positions found on the Job Boards (or Recruiters) will be found on company's career site, not all opportunities on company career sites will be found on Job Boards (I hope that makes sense). For that reason, you need to review company career sites as a regular part of you job search plan. First up is another resource for researching and creating your company list, followed by some company career sites.

  • Best Companies - This resource, provided by JobStar.org, provides a "list of lists" of best companies (some of which I've reviewed in the past). This is as good a place as any to start (or continue) your research regarding the best companies to work for.

  • FedEx - Included on the "America's Most Admired Companies" list, FedEx's career site leads with a tab for Job Search (with a mini video that plays as soon as you launch the page), followed by tabs for My Job Agent, Job Cart, Areas of Talent (a list of the company's departments), Locations and a list of the various FedEx companies. The site also has background information on the company. The Job Search function allows you to paste your resume, against which the search engine will try to align job opportunities. A quick search returned 56 jobs for both FedEx and Kinkos.

  • Procter and Gamble (P&G) - Included on the "America's Most Admired Companies" list, P&G's career site starts with "Find a Job and Apply" (a good place to start!). The center of the page focuses on company information. There is a time critical note regarding a Diversity Virtual Career fair today from 12pm to 8pm EST (details on the site). The menu selection is on the left-hand side of the page and has Recruiting Blueprint, Corporate Info and Career Advice Center. The Recruiting Blueprint gives an overview of P&G's hiring process. Their site had over 1,000 jobs globally when I checked and you can refine the search not only by location, but also by Experienced Hires, College Grads, Internships and Student Programs. You can register on the site and post your resume.

  • Google - Included on both the "America's Most Admired Companies" list and the "100 Best Companies to Work for", Google's Jobs page looks very much like what you would expect from Google. A very clean interface and uncluttered main page, you can Browse openings from the center of the page (categorized by locations and departments) or select from Life at Google, Getting into Google and Student Jobs. You can create a jobs cart as well. You must select your country to search for jobs and enter a search word. Searching on Engineer yielded 44 jobs in the US while searching on software (a more generic search) showed 112 jobs.


Definitely leverage the lists provided at the start of this article to launch or enhance your research of companies. It will save time and provide a robust list of some of the best companies to work for.

Good luck in your search.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

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