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.
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is a law firm which operates out of a single office in New York City. The firm is known for business law, regularly handling the largest and most complex transactions. On both a profit per lawyer, and profit per equity partner basis, it is the most profitable law firm in the world.
Skadden – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, commonly known as Skadden or sometimes Skadden Arps, is an international law firm based in New York City.
Jones Day – Jones Day is an American multinational law firm. As of 2018, it was the fifth largest law firm in the U.S. and the 13th highest grossing law firm in the world. Originally headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Jones Day ranks first in both M&A league tables and the 2017 U.S. Law Firm Brand Index.
Sullivan & Cromwell – Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is an international white-shoe law firm headquartered in New York City. The firm is recognized as a leader in business law and is known for its impact on international affairs. It is one of the most profitable law firms in the world, with 2020 profits per partner exceeding $5 million.
Latham & Watkins – Latham & Watkins LLP is an American law firm founded in 1934 in Los Angeles, California. In 2007, Latham became the first American law firm to surpass $2 billion in annual revenue and then, in 2018, it became the first American law firm to surpass $3 billion in annual revenue as well.
Cravath, Swaine & Moore – Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is an American white shoe law firm with its headquarters in New York City, and an additional office in London. The firm, one of the most prestigious law firms in the United States, is known for its complex and high profile litigation and mergers & acquisitions work.
Davis Polk & Wardwell – Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, commonly known as Davis Polk, is an international law firm headquartered in New York City with 982 attorneys worldwide, with offices in Washington, D.C., Northern California, London, Paris, Madrid, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, and São Paulo.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is an international law firm headquartered in New York City, employing over 900 attorneys in eleven offices worldwide. The firm specializes in a variety of areas in both litigation and corporate practices, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges – Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is an American international law firm with over 1,000 attorneys, headquartered in New York City. With a gross annual revenue in excess of $1.1 billion, it is among the world’s largest law firms according to The American Lawyer’s AmLaw 100 survey.
Kirkland & Ellis – Kirkland & Ellis LLP is an American law firm. Founded in 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, Kirkland & Ellis is the largest law firm in the world by revenue, the seventh-largest by number of attorneys, and is the first law firm in the world to reach US$4 billion in revenue.