Article Title: Fortune 500 Jobs Vol 14
Author Byline: CareerAlley
Author Website: http://careeralley.com
“Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in’.” Ronald Reagan
Ah yes, status quo. An interesting study is looking at the Fortune 500 now and the same list two years ago. How many companies are no longer on the list (bankrupt, swallowed, it does not really matter)? But you’re still here and that is all that really matters. But are you still here or here still? Whether you are out of work or ready to move, browsing through the Fortune 500 is a great idea, but you should do your homework on the companies before blindly applying for a job. Such thoughts regarding how is the company doing financially, how do employees view the company, are they a leader in their industry? All of these criteria are as important as the job opportunity. So, we start off today’s post with some links to research and then on to the company links.
- Comcast – Ranked 68 on this year’s list, Comcast is (according to their website) “one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services to residential and commercial customers”. Their career site (good luck if you trying to find it on your own) is very “crisp”. A few links on the left hand side for career choices and career events. Center page has a company overview and the right hand side of the page has links to register on the site or search for jobs. There were 288 job opportunities when I checked the site.
- Northrop Grumman – A leading global security company (according to their website) and ranked 69 on the list, with solutions in aerospace and electronics (with over 150,000 employees). Their careers site has links at the top for Benefits, College, Job Search and more. There is a short overview in the center of the page and a video on the company on the right hand side. There are quick links for Job Search and Update your profile. There were 2,390 jobs opportunities when I checked the site.
- News Corp. – Ranked 70 on the list, News Corp can be summed up in one word – Media (Fox, Sky TV, NY Post, Dow Jones – the list is very long). Their career site has an overview followed by a ticker tape of all of the companies. You can click on any of the companies as they scroll by. The left hand side of the screen has additional links for company info and Job Opportunities. The bottom of the page (center) has additional links for searching by Region or by Company. Either way, you will need to check by company.
- Apple – We’ve seen Apple on several lists and it is ranked at number 71 on this list. Their career page has two paths, Apple Pro and Apple Store. A fairly simple page, which has Start Your Search at the top right hand side. You then select Retail or Corporate jobs center page. Clicking Search Jobs links to a job search engine. You can register for the site or just search. A generic search of Corporate jobs returned 914 job opportunities when I checked the site.
- CHS – Ranked at 72 on the list, CHS is an energy, grains and foods company. Their career site has a brief overview center page. The left hand side of the page has links for Benefits, Campus, Opportunities and more. When you click the Opportunities page you will be led to a page that then lists opportunities by state. Pick you state to see opportunities.
Good luck in your search.
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