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.
Weyerhaeuser Company – Weyerhaeuser Company is an American timberland company which owns nearly 12,400,000 acres of timberlands in the U.S., and manages an additional 14,000,000 acres of timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. The company also manufactures wood products. It operates as a real estate investment trust.
Masco – Masco Corporation is a manufacturer of products for the home improvement and new home construction markets. Comprising more than 20 companies, the Masco conglomerate operates nearly 60 manufacturing facilities in the United States and over 20 in other parts of the world.
Stora Enso Oyj – Stora Enso Oyj is a manufacturer of pulp, paper and other forest products, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. The majority of sales take place in Europe, but there are also significant operations in Asia, South America and the United States.
West Fraser Timber Co – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is a Canadian forestry company that produces lumber, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, newsprint, and wood chips based in Quesnel BC, Canada. West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is a member of the Forest Products Association of Canada.
Canfor Corp – Canfor is a global leader in producing sustainable wood-building solutions. Canfor is driving the demand for green building products around the world.
Georgia Pacific – Georgia-Pacific LLC is an American pulp and paper company based in Atlanta, Georgia, and is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of tissue, pulp, paper, toilet and paper towel dispensers, packaging, building products and related chemicals.
Oji Paper Company – Oji Holdings Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer of paper products. In 2012 the company was the third largest company in the global forest, paper and packaging industry.
Holmen AB – Holmen AB is a Swedish company which bases its business in the forest industry and the pulp and paper industry. Holmen’s main products are paperboards for consumer packaging and graphical applications. Printing paper for magazines, supplements, direct mail, directories, books and newspapers.
Klabin – Klabin is the biggest paper producer, exporter and recycler in Brazil. The Company is headquartered in São Paulo. It is the leading manufacturer of packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. It has 17 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina.
Universal Forest Products – UFP Industries, Inc., formerly Universal Forest Products, Inc. is an American company that manufactures and distributes wood and wood-alternative products, pressure-treated wood, engineered roof systems for site-built construction and manufactured housing, and a solid-sawn lumber buyer.