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.
AT&T – AT&T Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company that is Delaware-registered but headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas. It is the world’s largest telecommunications company, and the second largest provider of mobile telephone services. As of 2020, AT&T was ranked 9th on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations, with revenues of $181 billion.
Facebook – Facebook, Inc., is an American multinational conglomerate based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with his fellow roommates and students at Harvard College. The company has acquired other ventures such as Instagram and Oculus in later years.
The Walt Disney Company – The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California.
Comcast Corporation – Comcast NBCUniversal brings together engineers, designers, creators, storytellers, and entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of media and technology. They reimagine industries, reinvent technologies, and build the networks that bring people closer to the moments that matter most.
Warner Media – Warner Media, LLC, doing business as WarnerMedia, is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate owned by AT&T and headquartered at the 30 Hudson Yards complex in New York City, United States.
Fox Corp – Fox Corporation is an American mass media company headquartered in New York City. The company was formed in 2019 as a result of the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company;
ViacomCBS Incorporated – ViacomCBS Inc. is an American multinational diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate corporation formed through the merger of the second incarnation of CBS Corporation and the second incarnation of Viacom.
Netflix – Netflix, Inc. is an American over-the-top content platform and production company headquartered in Los Gatos, California. Netflix was founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California.
Hearst Corporation – Hearst is a leading global, diversified media, information and services company with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; global financial services leader Fitch Group; Hearst Health, a group of medical information and services businesses; transportation assets including CAMP Systems International, a major provider of software-as-a-service solutions for managing maintenance of jets and helicopters; and 33 television stations.
News Corp – The current incarnation of News Corporation, stylized as News Corp, is an American mass media and publishing company operating across digital real estate information, news media, book publishing, and cable television. It was formed in 2013 as a spin-off of the original News Corporation.