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.
W. Grainger – W. W. Grainger, Inc. is an American Fortune 500 industrial supply company founded in 1927 in Chicago by William W. Grainger. He founded the company in order to provide consumers with access to a consistent supply of motors.
Graybar – Graybar is an American employee-owned corporation, based in Clayton, Missouri. It conducts a wholesale distribution business for electrical, communications and data networking products, and is a provider of related supply-chain management and logistics services.
WESCO International – WESCO International, Inc. is a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company for WESCO Distribution, a multinational electrical distribution and services company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Genuine Parts Company – Genuine Parts Company is an American service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials.
HD Supply – HD Supply is an industrial distributor in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-added services to approximately 500,000 professional customers in maintenance, repair and operations, infrastructure and power and specialty construction sectors.