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.
Walmart – Walmart Inc. is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores from the United States, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Amazon – Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational technology company which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is one of the Big Five companies in the U.S. information technology industry, along with Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook.
Kroger – The Kroger Company, or simply Kroger, is an American retail company founded by Bernard Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the United States’ largest supermarket by revenue, and the second-largest general retailer. Kroger is the fourth largest American-owned private employer in the United States.
Costco – Costco Wholesale Corporation is an American multinational corporation which operates a chain of membership-only big-box retail stores. As of 2020, Costco was the fifth largest retailer in the world, and the world’s largest retailer of choice and prime beef, organic foods, rotisserie chicken, and wine as of 2016.
Walgreens Boots Alliance – Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is an American pharmaceuticals holding company headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois. It owns the pharmacy chains Walgreens and Boots, as well as several pharmaceutical manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution companies.
The Home Depot – The Home Depot, Inc., commonly known as Home Depot, is the largest home improvement retailer in the United States, supplying tools, construction products, and services. The company is headquartered in incorporated Cobb County, Georgia, with an Atlanta mailing address.
CVS Health Corp – CVS Health is an American healthcare company that owns CVS Pharmacy, a retail pharmacy chain; CVS Caremark, a pharmacy benefits manager; and Aetna, a health insurance provider, among many other brands. The company’s headquarters is in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Target – Target Corporation is an American retail corporation. The eighth-largest retailer in the United States, it is a component of the S&P 500 Index.
Lowe’s Companies – Lowe’s Companies, Inc., doing business as Lowe’s, is an American retail company specializing in home improvement. Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, the company operates a chain of retail stores in the United States and Canada.
Albertsons – Albertsons Companies, Inc. is an American grocery company founded and headquartered in Boise, Idaho. With 2,253 stores as of the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 and 270,000 employees as of fiscal year 2019, the company is the second-largest supermarket chain in North America after Kroger, which has 2,750 stores.