Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Who's Hiring from the Fortune 500 - Vol 15

Article Title: Who's Hiring from the Fortune 500 - Vol 15
Author Byline: CareerAlley
Author Website: http://Careeralley.com

"Money don't get everything it's true. What it don't get I can't use." - from the song "Money" by Barrett Strong and performed by The Beatles

Now I'm not trying to say that business is only about money, but let's face it, business is about money. Number one on the list in 1955 was General Motors and Chrysler was number 6 (how times have changed). The basis for the Fortune 500 list is Gross Revenue (which does not necessarily mean profit), but it is about money.

That being said, companies on the Fortune 500 list are generally the largest and best known companies and if you want to work for a large, well known company this is the place to start. This series is the most popular on CareerAlley and after a brief break, this post picks up where we left off. The companies in today's post range from beverages to financial services to agriculture. There were 589 job opportunities across the companies listed below.

  • Coca-Cola - Number 73 on this year's list, and there is no need for me to tell you about this company. The world’s largest beverage maker is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia but of course has locations all over the world. The main page of their career site leads with a brief “why you want to work here” mission statement followed by a map of the world where you will need to click where you want to work. The left hand side of the page has links to a company overview, career opportunities and email alerts. The right hand side of the page has a link to Internships in North America (among other links). Click on your location to link to a careers page for your region and click Go to link to a job search tool. As with other company sites, you can register and post your resume. There were 162 job opportunities when I checked the site.

  • American Express - Known for their Credit Card and Travel Related Services businesses and ranked number 74 on this year's list, American Express' first page to of the career site provides excellent choices regarding company background, career information and what it is like to work at the company. There are tabs at the top for Search Jobs, Working at American Express, Campus Recruiting and more. You must select jobs in the US versus jobs outside the US. There were 146 job opportunities when I checked the site.

  • DuPont - Ranked at number 75 on the list, Dupont "offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel" according to their website. Their career center page is well done with links to Recruitment, Jobs by Region, Career Paths and University Recruiting center page. You can select Industry from the top left hand side of the page. Click Jobs by Region to search for jobs. You must search by region and by Experienced Hires versus entry level. There were 48 job opportunities when I checked the site.

  • New York Life Insurance - You guessed it, Life Insurance! NY Life is ranked 76 on the list and also provides Mutual Funds and Investment Annuities (among other things). Their careers page is well organized, with links to Campus Candidates & Recent Grads and Experienced Professionals. The right hand side of the page has links for a company overview, diversity and Search All Jobs. There were 119 job opportunities when I checked the site.

  • Aetna - Health Care and Insurance Company Aetna was ranked number 77 on this year's list. Their career page (another well done page) has an overview center page followed by sections for Experienced Hires and Students and Recent Grads. There are quite a few related links bottom center page. There are a number of useful links on the left hand side of the page with links to a number of career related links (such as how to apply, student programs and more). There were 114 career opportunities when I checked the site (covered by careerbuilder.com)

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, April 1, 2010

H1B Restrictions on Staffing Companies are Bad News

This report was released in February, but remains an important issue to the IT industry as companies plan to increase IT investment and hence IT jobs. The H1B restrictions for consulting and staffing firms will adversely affect hiring plans and potentially slow our recovery efforts. This is especially true for smaller and younger staffing companies. The fallout from this new policy will be fewer start-up companies and more jobs sent off-shore.