Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Who's Hiring at the Fastest Growing Companies - Vol X

Article Title: Who's Hiring at the Fastest Growing Companies - Vol X
Author Byline: CareerAlley
Author Website: http://Careeralley.com

fastIt's not just the fact that these companies are the fastest growing that should attract you. There are other company attributes you should consider when picking companies on your "I'd like to work there" list (and you should have this list). So what are these attributes? As an example, Huron Consulting Group (see below) is also ranked No. 22 on BusinessWeek’s List of Hot 100 Growth Companies in 2007 and is recognized as one of Consulting Magazine's 10 best consulting firms to work for in 2006. So, in addition to using the career link information provided in this post, do additional research to create your list of "Companies I'd like to work for". You may notice that I've skipped a number this post as one of the companies had no website or any other meaningful information.

  • Huron Consulting Group - Ranked 43 on this year's list (as well as the highlights listed below), has over 1,500 employees worldwide and has consulting practices in Health & Education, Legal, Financial and Corporate Professional. Their career site has links on the left hand side which provide additional information (such as culture, benefits, clients and more). The right hand side of the page has just two links - Campus/Student Recruits and Experienced Hires. There is also a link to Job Opportunities in the center of the page embedded in the last paragraph. A general search returned over 50 job opportunities across the firm. You can filter your search against location and practice from this page.

  • Dynamic Materials - This company is "the world’s leading provider of explosion-welded clad metal plates" (sounds dangerous) and is ranked 44. Amazingly, I could not find any careers page on their website. So, besides being on this list, I'm not sure how they actually source their staff requirements. But, rather than just giving up, you can go to their contacts page and fill in the form. You can also go to their home page and use the contact information on the right hand side of the page to contact them.

  • Gilead Sciences - This company is "a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet need" and is ranked 46 on this year's list. They have about 4,000 employees worldwide. Their careers page has a company overview in the middle of the page with links on the left hand side for Career Opportunities, Culture and US Benefits. Below this section is a link for Internship Opportunities. There were 118 career opportunities when I checked their site.

  • Iconix Brand Group - So what does Iconix do? Lots, and I'm sure you've heard of many of their brands. Iconix owns a number of fashion and home brands, such as Candies, Bongo, Joe Boxer, Danskin, London Fog and many more. Ranked 47 on this year's list, their careers page is a "Join our Team" page. There is a link to email your resume in the center of the page. Below this are logos for their brand, each of which links to a page with background on that brand.

  • Gardner Denver - Ranked 48th on the list, Gardner Denver "is a recognized leader providing compressed air and gas, vacuum and fluid transfer technologies to industries throughout the world". Their career site is fairly simple, with an overview of the company followed by a link to career opportunities. Click on Career Opportunities to lead to a list of functional areas within the company. Click on your functional area to see the job opportunities for that function. Below this section are the instructions for applying.


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, September 10, 2009

The Most Admired Companies - Who's Hiring Vol VIII

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

Today's list of Most Admired Companies are all in different industries and are all well known to most people. Some are struggling in today's economic environment which is to be expected, but the criteria that got these companies on the Admired list in the first place should help them through tough times and allow them to continue to succeed when times get better. Set your sights high when looking for a new job and take a look at these most admired companies.

  • Caterpillar - This company is known for industrial and farm heavy equipment and is ranked 35 on this year's list. Their careers page leads with a brief statement on the company followed by background on careers at the company. The top left hand side of the page has links for Job Opportunities, Why Caterpillar, How we Hire and Learning & Development. The center of the page has college internship openings, followed by recent college grad openings (yes, there are jobs for recent grads). Lastly, there is a section on Experienced Professional Positions (and a listing of functional areas). In the right hand side of the page is a link for "Search and apply for a job". Click the link for search and apply to load the job search engine.

  • Intel - Ranked 36 on this year's list, I first reviewed Intel in my post "Who’s Hiring in Finance?". More than anything else, Intel is know for computer chips. Their careers page is well put together. The left hand side of the page is filled with relevant links (like Job Search, Intern/Grad Opportunities, a Jobs Blog and so much more). The center of the page starts with a brief overview, followed by a quick Jobs Search box (below which are links for advanced search and recent grad/student searches). Bottom center page has a few targeted searches. The right hand side of the page has an enhanced applicant tool with an additional job search link. There were 454 jobs when I checked the site.

  • Marriott International - Known for Hotels, Casinos and Resorts, Marriott is ranked 37 on the list. Their careers page has tabs on the left hand side of the page for a company overview, Career Paths, Job Search and more. The center of the page has several paragraphs on the company but what you want to do is to click on the big red "search for jobs" link on the left hand side of the page. Once you move to the job search page, there are several links for searching for jobs within the US followed by international opportunities.

  • NestlĂ© - Ranked at 38 and a global company based in Switzerland, NestlĂ© is known for a wide range of food products. Their main career page provides an overview of the company (center page) followed by links for worldwide jobs and jobs in Switzerland. Click on the Worldwide link to view the countries of the world with links to jobs in those countries. On the right hand side of the page find links to Graduate programs. The left hand side of this page has additional links including the ability to register on the site and post your resume. Once you click on your country, a full page of additional resources and links is provided. There were 96 job opportunities in the US when I checked the site.

  • Sony - Electronics. One word best describes this company which ranked 39 on the list. Their career site is pretty neat. You can move your mouse over the picture to make it interactive. After you've played with that for awhile, you will notice several tabs at the top for Talent at Work, Benefits and more. In the top right hand corner of the page is a Career Opportunities link - click this. Now you should be on the job search page. Click all jobs or search specific jobs. There were 71 job opportunities when I checked the site.


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, September 2, 2009

More recruiting firms to consider

Article Title: Recruiters to the Rescue - Leverage this Resource
Author Byline: CareerAlley
Author Website: http://careeralley.com

I've been on most sides of the job hunt - recruiting manager, sought after by recruiters and unemployed due to mergers, divestitures and bankruptcies. In both my job search and my search for hires I've leveraged recruiters. While recruiters may not be able to solve all of your job search needs (there need to be jobs that match your background and you need to get through the interview rounds), they are a key resource in your job search and should not be overlooked. Today's post provides additional recruiter resources for your job hunt.

  • Advantage Talent - This recruiting firm specializes in financial services and accounting. Their main page gives an overview of the firm with some links to their principal recruiters. Down the left hand side of the page is a list of links (too long to list here) that provides a wealth of resources. Two of the links, Candidates and Job Openings are worth a look. Candidates provides access to an online application while Job Openings allows registration and a view to all job openings. The Management Tab provides bios of key staff as well as contact information.

  • Global Hire - Global Hire recruits a broad spectrum of job functions. The main page provides an overview of the firm with a tab at the top for "For Job Seekers". Click Contact Us for contact information and the ability to upload your resume in Word format.

  • Niagara Partners - This firm is also a general recruiting firm in that they recruit a broad range of job functions. Their main page provides an overview of the company with three main sections at the bottom - Potential Employers (not for you), Potential Candidates and Jobs. Click "Contact Us" under the Potential Candidates section to get to contact information. Click Jobs to see a wide range of current job openings (there were in excess of 45 jobs when I checked. There is an "Apply" link at the very bottom of the page to apply for any openings that match your experience.

  • Recruiting Services Group - RSG provides a full range of services for the job seeker. Their main page has a section on the right hand side for Candidate Services, which includes Career Tools (with links), Career Opportunities, Submit your Resume and "Ask a Recruiter". Click on Career Opportunities to go to their page with career opportunities by discipline. Click on your discipline to see a list of jobs. Each job listing has who to contact to apply for the job at the end of the job description. There is also a submit your resume link from this section of the site.

  • The Wimberly Group - This firm specializes in Forest Products and Manufacturing. Their main page provides a comprehensive overview of their services. There is a Contact Us tab on the left hand side of the page, use this to forward your resume.


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.