Tips on Using Employer Web Pages for Career Exploration
These links to leading employers can help you learn more about the industry, and achieve your career objectives even faster.
Most company Web Pages are packed with useful information. To get the most out of them, and to give you an edge in securing the opportunities you want, review the following to help you use all of available resources. While you are probably generally familiar with most of these, they are worth a second look to get into the specifics.
About Us section – This section will tell you what the range of business the company is in. Some large corporations have many divisions that can actually do very different things. If you are fortunate enough to secure an interview for an internship or permanent employment, the About Us section will become even more important to you. Study it to become familiar with the details of what the company does, and what it stands for, so you can answer questions confidently with detailed and intelligent responses.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement – Learn about a companies commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Learn about specific opportunities for those that identify with one or more groups.
The Jobs listings section – A big secret is that many positions never make it to the big job boards. For various reasons, including the cost of advertising them, the most up to date openings and opportunities are going to be directly on the jobs section of the employer web page.
Student/Campus/University Page –
- Co-Op Programs let you learn on the job while enrolled in school
- Internships are often offered during the summer, and sometimes during the year, pay attention to the application deadline, some are earlier than others.
- Some companies have internships for High School students
- Early Career Programs including Leadership Development Programs often in their own section, separate from regular job listings.
XPO Logistics – XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting- edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world.
UPS Supply Chain Solutions – UPS Supply Chain Solutions manages every aspect of global supply chains, including logistics, distribution, transportation, freight, customs brokerage and more.
DHL Supply Chain – DHL Supply Chain, part of the EUR 56.6bn DPDHL Group, is the world’s leading contract logistics provider. Combining value-added and management services with traditional fulfilment and distribution, DHL’s customized, integrated logistics solutions drive efficiency, improve quality and create competitive advantage.
J.B. Hunt Transport Solutions – J.B. Hunt is one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in North America and provides a variety of services for customers throughout the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions – Ryder operates behind the scenes, managing critical fleet, transportation and supply chain functions for over 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use every day.
Expeditors International – Expeditors is a Fortune 500 service-based logistics company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA. At Expeditors, we generate highly optimized and customized supply chain solutions for our clients with unified technology systems integrated through a global network of 176 district offices in 60+ countries on six continents.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide – C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. With $21 billion in freight under management and 19 million shipments annually, C.H. Robinson Worldwide is one of the world’s largest logistics platforms.
Penske Logistics – Penske provides innovative logistics services and solutions using a results- oriented approach and extensive industry experience to meet your logistics needs.
NFI – NFI is a leading third-party logistics provider that offers award-winning domestic and international supply chain solutions to customers from various industries.
Kuehne + Nagel International – With approximately 72500 employees at some 1400 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies.