Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the July 3, 2006 issue of QuintZine.
Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler of CareerXroads have completed their personal examination of the staffing pages of Fortune Magazine’s annual list of America’s 500 Largest Public Corporations. For the fifth year, Crispin and Mehler evaluated the job candidate’s experience on the Fortune 500 sites. Specifically, they reviewed the site’s ability to target, engage, inform, and respect the job seeker. “No sites instantly rose to the top of the ladder this year,” notes Crispin, “however, some new firms have edged out their colleagues to make our Best of the Best list.”
The 25 members of the Fortune 500 that seem to best understand how to treat today’s job-seekers are:
- Bank of America
- Bell South
- C. H. Robinson
- Capital One
- General Mills
- Goldman Sachs
- Morgan Stanley
- Procter & Gamble
- Sherwin Williams
- Southwest Airlines
- Texas Instruments
To find one of these company’s career centers, use The Quintessential Directory of Company Career Centers, where we have these employers in a handy alphabetical index.
Here’s what companies said:
- 35 percent: We acknowledge all the resumes that we receive.
- 13 percent: We acknowledge resumes that we believe come from serious applicants.
- 39 percent: We can’t possibly acknowledge all the resumes we receive; we are inundated with resumes.
- 14 percent: None of the above.
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