Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Best Companies - Who's Hiring - Vol XIX

Article Title: The Best Companies - Who's Hiring - Vol XIX
Author Byline: CareerAlley
Author Website: http://careeralley.com

The Best Companies are hiring (in fact, many companies are hiring) as witnessed by my previous posts on this topic. The competition is steeper and they tend to receive more resumes than other companies (believe me, you do not want to know the volume of resumes they receive). But they will hire someone and it might as well be you (so send that resume and register on their career pages).

  • Arkansas Children's Hospital - Another health-care company on the list, this one ranked 85 this year. They have over 3,500 employees and hired 155 people last year. Their career page provides a company overview (center section) followed by links for How to Apply, Non-Nursing Positions, Nursing Positions and information on some departments. Left hand side of the page (center left) has additional career links. There were quite a few nursing positions open when I checked (as well as some non-nursing positions).

  • CH2M HILL - An interesting name for this engineering and construction company ranked 86 on this year's list. They have more than 25,000 employees (over 19,000 in the US) and hired 2,194 people last year (14% job growth). Their careers page is very simple, with a link in the center for "Careers at CH2M HILL". Click this link to see a more comprehensive page with links at the top for Who We Hire, What We Do and a company overview. The right hand side of the page has a large "Search Jobs" section with links for US based opportunies, non-US positions and a link for students/new college grads. There were 111 US based jobs and 115 onUS jobs. The site allows registration and resume posting (as do most companies these days).

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe - Probably known best by its "first name", Orrick is a Law Firm and is ranked 87 on this year's list. With over 2,300 employees worldwide (over 1,600 in the US), they hired 120 people last year. Their careers page has a number of links left center page for US Law Students & Associates, London Graduate Recruitment, Paris Graduate Recruitment, Lateral Partners & Associates and Legal Assistants & Professional Staff. You will need to check the link/category that applies to your background.

  • Publix Super Markets - Publix operates over 900 supermarkets and is employee owned. They have over 141,000 employees (that's not a typo), hired over 1,800 people last year and is ranked 88 on this year's list. Their main careers page has tabs at the top for Career Opportunities, How to Apply and Why Publix. Click on Career Opportunities to link to their main search page, which has a number of additional links for a number of job functions (you need to check individually based on your job function).

  • Herman Miller - Office furniture is the name of the game for this company, ranked 89 on the list, Herman Miller has over 6,200 employees globally (over 5,600 in the US) and hired 389 people last year. Their main careers page has a company overview (with additional informational links on the right). There is a "How to Apply" link at the bottom of the page, click this link to bring up the meat of their careers section with "Search Jobs Now" and "Create Your Profile" (if you want to post your resume) links center page.


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.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Fastest Growing Companies - Who’s Hiring Vol IV

Article Title: The Fastest Growing Companies - Who’s Hiring Vol IV
Author Byline: CareerAlley
Author Website: http://careeralley.com

More on the fastest growing companies today. By definition, the fastest growing companies should also be those that are hiring the most (in relative terms). There are many advantages to "being in at the ground floor" of a small or relatively unknown company that is viewed to be on the fast track. Many of them are small (and some don't even have a careers page), but it is definitely worth the time and effort to take a look. Don't forget to visit the full list of fastest growing companies where you can click through to see financial information on each company as well.

  • Hansen Natural - Lucky # 13 on the list, Hansen is a leading marketer of all natural juices, sodas and energy beverages. Amazingly, Hansen does not have a careers page (but don't let that stop you), so you will need to go to their contact page to get the information you need to submit your resume. There is plenty of information on the company on their website or go to their Annual Report to look up the names of individuals to send your resume.

  • Perini - The first time on this list and ranked 14, Perini is a general contractor and yes, they do have a careers page (sparse as it is). The main careers page provides an overview of the company as well as a list of all of the companies that make up Perini. You can click on any of these companies to link to their job opportunities or key contacts for resumes.

  • Superior Energy Services - Number 15 on the list (up from 54 last year), Superior is based in Louisiana and is in the Oilfield services business. Their main careers page provides background on the company followed by a Search Jobs function (center bottom of the page). There are a number of links on the top right hand side of the page (including a live chat link) to search jobs, create a job agent and live support. You can register on the site as well. There were 26 job opportunities when I checked their site.

  • Helmerich & Payne - Up from 29 last year, H&P is ranked 16 on this year's list. The company provides portable rigs for oil producers. Their main careers page provides an overview of the company with "apply online" and "contact us" links. At the top of the page is a careers tab where you can get information on the company's benefits. The Apply Online page has contact information on each of the H&P locations where you can apply directly.

  • NASDAQ OMX Group - Okay, this looks like a strange name for a company (and they are ranked 17th on the list). According to their website, they are "the world’s largest exchange company with trading, technology and public company service capabilities that reach across six continents". Their careers main page (which is difficult to find), provides an overview on the company with a separate link (on the left hand side of the page for Students). The right hand side of the page has a simple search engine to for job search.


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.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Leveraging Diversity Networks in your Job Search

Article Title: Leveraging Diversity Networks in your Job Search
Author Byline: CareerAlley
Author Website: http://careeralley.com

No matter who you are, there is probably some diversity network that applies to you. As an example: Age diversity (over 40), working mothers, women, Hispanic, Native Americans, etc.). Today's post will focus diversity networks in your job search.

  • The 100 Best Companies for Working Mother - This list, from WorkingMother.com, provides a list of 100 companies that are great for working mothers. The site lists these companies in alphabetical order and provides background on the methodology as well as a llink to Best in Class. Click on any of the companies to view a summary page on that company (like why it is good for working mothers) as well as a link to the company's website.

  • 50 Best Companies for Latinas - This list for Latinos is provided by Latina Style. The page lists those companies that received Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze status as well as a listing of the Companies of the Year on the right hand side of the page. Click on any of the companies and you will be led directly to their career page. There are other links the top of the page for other lists.

  • Workforce Diversity Network - This site provides career opportunities for workforce diversity positions. In the middle of the page is a listing of employers along with a list of the jobs they have or a link to their career sites.

  • DiversityWorking.com - The tag line on this search engine is "Largest Diversity Job Board Online". According to the site, there are over 550,000 active diversity jobs. You can post your resume on this site or just do a search. There is a quick search on the right hand side of the page, followed by a listing of Community Channels. In the center section are Featured Jobs and to the right of this is a listing of Hot Jobs. Click on Search to leverage the advance search engine.

  • DiversityJobs.com - This is another Diversity Job Search engine. The main page has a very simple interface (what and where). After you enter the basic information, a more detailed job engine is available along with the listing of jobs from your fist search. Clicking on any of the jobs will lead to a full job description and the ability to apply directly for the job.


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.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Where Are The Best Job Markets?

Here in the Midwest, and Michigan in particular, the job hunting outlook is somewhere worse than bad. The talking heads continue to disagree about the economy, some say we've hit bottom and are starting to rebound. Others talk about that bounce off the bottom that we haven't seen yet, like that's real scientific. And of course there's the school of thought that we don't suck as bad as we did a few months ago, so that's a good thing. But even if the economy starts to grow again and the stock market starts to increase (although the market today is basically at the same level as it was last November after the crash), jobs remains an independent issue. And until we are once again gaining more jobs that we are losing, confidence will remain low and spending will lag.

This new Gallup poll illustrates job gains versus job losses by different regions in the U.S. It claims that here in the Midwest, the worse of the job losses is behind us, and that job gains are actually picking up. Enough so that they offset each other, so the net job numbers breaks even. The South appears to be in the best shape, and has been throughout this recession even with the deteriorated housing and construction market there. The East is showing signs of improvement, but don't even think about the West.