“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs
Back to basics with one of my more popular topics – targeted job search. Specifically, job search leads for specific industries. And the most popular of my popular posts is of course jobs in technology. So at first glance you might wonder why anyone would have to tell a technologist how or where to look for jobs on the Internet. But, you may be good at technology but that does not necessarily mean you know where to look for a job. And, like everything else in life, technology jobs come in all sizes and shapes. There are jobs at actual technology companies or tech jobs at non-tech companies. Today’s post focuses on the “not in the top ten tech companies” because sometimes size or popularity does not matter.
Some of the Companies you Know and Love:
- Google -“Let’s work together” is the tag line for Google’s careers page. And, they have a pretty neat careers site (as you would expect). There are all of the stories about the difficult job interview process, but people do get hired. Top left hand side of the page has links to Joining Google and Life at Google (along with office locations). Center page is the job search function (key word, locations and categories). Browse by locations or visit their social media channels.
- Apple – “Jobs at Apple – Part Career, part revolution” – the tag line on their careers page. Apple has been on the upswing for some time now, and they are admired on many fronts (with or without Steve – and we will miss him). A fairly simple page, which has Start Your Search at the top right hand side or select Retail or Corporate jobs center page. Clicking Search Jobs links to a job search engine (where you still need to select Retail or Corporate). You can register for the site or just search. A generic search returned 2,006 job opportunities in corporate and tons more in retail.
Some of the Other Companies you Know:
- Intel – Intel is known for computer chips and their careers page is well put together. The left hand side of the page is filled with relevant links (like Job Search, Intern/Grad Opportunities, Student Center and so much more). The center of the page starts with a brief overview, followed by a quick Jobs Search box (below which are links for advanced search and recent grad/student searches). Bottom center page has a few targeted searches. The right hand side of the page has an enhanced applicant tool with an additional job search link. There were 677 job opportunities when I checked the site.
- Cisco Systems – Cisco is known for network communications and their career site is fairly simple. The left hand side of the page has links for Featured Jobs, Search Jobs, Graduate & Intern Career Programs and more. There is also a small video you can play. The right hand side of the page has related links and search career opportunities at Cisco. There were 1,269 job opportunities when I checked the site.
Where to Find Technology Jobs: Not sure where you want to work? Check the link below.
- CareerAlley Technology Job Search – Yes, my very own site (powered by SimplyHired), this will link you to a search of technology jobs on my job search site. You can further refine your search by using the companies, titles, location and job types on the left hand side of the page. You can also use the boxes at the top of the page.
Good luck in your search.
Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.