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.

 

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an international law firm and the largest lobbying firm in the United States by revenue.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Careers

 

Squire Patton Boggs – Squire Patton Boggs is an international law firm with 45 offices in 20 countries. It was formed in 2014 by the merger of multinational law firm Squire Sanders with Washington, D.C. based Patton Boggs.

Squire Patton Boggs Careers

 

Cassidy & Associates – Cassidy & Associates is a government-relations firm based in Washington, D.C. In 2018, the company received $14,170,000 in income from various companies for lobbying of the United States government.

Cassidy & Associates Careers

 

Van Scoyoc Associates – For 30 years, Van Scoyoc Associates (VSA) has been developing and executing tailored government affairs strategies for its clients. With a deep bench of policy experts, a network spanning Capitol Hill and the Federal agencies, and the know-how to achieve results, VSA is the first choice for organizations needing assistance in Washington.

Van Scoyoc Associates Careers