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.
H.O. Wolding – With over 80 years in the transportation industry, H.O. Wolding is a Wisconsin-based trucking company that can operate with the abilities and efficiency of a large corporation while still maintaining the small-town integrity and values that they set out with.
Nussbaum Transportation – Since 1945, trust and integrity have guided their operations. They’ve learned that the best way to deliver on our ideals is to hire the right staff, partner with the best customers and act with integrity.
Pride Transport – Since its inception Pride has been a leading innovator in the transportation industry. The company has a modern fleet of late model tractors and has been recognized as an environmentally “green fleet”. Pride has also been recognized as one of 20 “Best Fleets to Drive For” in 2011. But our history starts and continues with family.
TMC Transportation – TMC Transportation Company is a leader in North America’s flatbed trucking and logistics services.
Estes Express Lines – Estes Express Lines is a full-service freight transportation provider based in Richmond, Virginia, in the United States. Founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes, the company is still owned and operated by the Estes family. Robey W. Estes, Jr., became the company’s president in 1990, then chairman and CEO in 2001.