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.
Thor Industries – Thor Industries, Inc. is an American manufacturer of recreational vehicles. The company sells towable and motorized RVs through its subsidiaries brands including Airstream, Heartland RV, Jayco, Livin Lite RV, and others. The company’s headquarters is in Elkhart, Indiana.
Align Technology – Align Technology is a manufacturer of 3D digital scanners and the Invisalign clear aligners used in orthodontics. It is headquartered in San Jose, California; it manufactures the aligners in Juarez, Mexico and its scanners in Israel and China.
Pilgrim’s Pride – Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation is an American, multinational food company, currently one of the largest chicken producers in the United States and Puerto Rico and the second-largest chicken producer in Mexico. It exited bankruptcy in December 2009 and relocated its U.S. headquarters to Greeley, Colorado, in 2011.
Patrick Industries – Patrick Industries, Inc. was founded in 1959 and is a major manufacturer and distributor of component and building products for the Recreational Vehicle, Marine, and Manufactured Housing industries. Patrick also supplies many of its products to certain industrial markets that include customers in the residential housing, high-rise, hospitality, kitchen cabinet, office and household furniture, fixtures and commercial furnishings, and other industrial markets.
LCI Industries – LCI Industries manufactures recreational vehicles and equipment. The Company offers toolboxes, truck caps, running boards, side-outs, mattresses, alignment systems, shock absorber, power stabilizer jacks, baggage doors, and sliders. LCI Industries markets its products worldwide.
Sherwin-Williams – Sherwin-Williams Company is a Cleveland, Ohio–based company in the paint and coating manufacturing industry
Lear Corporation – Lear Corporation is an American company that manufactures automotive seating and automotive electrical systems. In 2019, it ranked #147 and in 2018, it ranked #148 on the Fortune 500 list.
The Clorox Company – The Clorox Company is an American global manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products. As of 2020 the Oakland, California based company had approximately 8,800 employees worldwide. Net sales for 2020 fiscal year were US $6.7 billion.
Lancaster Colony Corporation – Lancaster Colony Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets.