Category Archives: Researching Employers

Use Job Search E-mail Alerts

Quick Tips: Use Job Search E-mail Alerts

The job search process can be complicated and time-consuming. But let’s be honest; there are some job search activities that are more effective than others. It’s better to spend time on activities that are high-yield (are more likely to result in actual job offers) than on ones that are low-yield. Scouring online job boards is a time-consuming, low-yield activity. So […]

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Starting at the Bottom, Working for the Best

Guest Author: CareerAlley

Winning isn’t everything. Wanting to is.” – Elbert Green Hubbard

Do you remember your very first job? Not the one where you worked in the supermarket, but the first job that you felt it was the beginning of your career. I remember my “first job”. This was the first job where I had to wear a suit, travel to the city and work in an office. I was really pumped. A few days into the job in my first late night, my boss’s boss calls me into a big meeting with all of the big wigs. They needed my help (imagine!). So, on my way to get six coffees for these guys (in the pouring rain) I got my first lesson in what it means to “add value” and where I fit in the food chain. Whatever your first job and wherever you fit into your company, take aim at some of the best companies to work for.

  • SAS – Number 1 on the list two years in a row (their 14th year on the list) . The career page provides a brief overview of the company followed with a worldwide career search function by region. Clicking through your region will lead to country and then a choice of Professional Opportunities and Student Opportunities. There are links on the left hand side of the page (once you get to your country) for How To Apply, Benefits and more. Following on to job search will allow registration or sign-in. A quick search for the US returned 182 job opportunities.


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Do You Fit In? Ask Questions in Your Interview

Guest Author: William Frierson is a staff writer for

You have finally landed that interview. So, now you are learning as much as possible about a potential employer in order to impress the interviewer. In addition, you’re trying to anticipate potential interview questions. However, have you thought about whether or not you fit in with a particular company?

In order to answer this question, you may need more information, which can be gathered during your interview. Consider asking the following questions: (more…)

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Surging Start-Ups and Little-Known Firms

Guest Author: Lorraine Russo

One of my mantras (or, as some call them, rants) is to look for work where it is least expected. Or, put another way, determine ways to track down the so-called “hidden” or unadvertised jobs, and build a direct path to the hiring manager.

In a recent post, we talked about jobs with venture-backed companies. In it, I discussed the thousands of opportunities with companies at various stages of formation: from seed stage, to product development, through profitability.

Now, Inc. magazine has published the new 500/5000 list that depicts companies that appear to be in good shape–(and may very well be hiring).

According to the Wall Street Journal:

Inc.’s methodology turns up surging start-ups and little-known firms that are cashing in on wrinkles in the market, like Graduate Leverage LLC, a Boston-area company that helps students land loans, or Parsam Technologies LLC (dubbed uMonitor), a Tennessee-based company that builds customized software platforms for finance firms.

The full list is here.

Once you’ve familiarized your self with the list, settle in with a cup of coffee and begin crafting an action list based on the info you derive from slicing and dicing the list. (more…)

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