The Job Exchange

Tapping Into The Hidden Job Market

Who’s Hiring from the “Best Companies”


Generally speaking, while all company-posted positions found on the job boards will be found on a company’s career site, not all opportunities on company career sites will be found on job boards. For that reason, you need to review company career sites as a regular part of your job search plan. First up is another resource for researching and creating your company list, followed by some company career sites.

  • Best Companies – This resource, provided by, provides a “list of lists” of best companies. This is as good a place as any to start (or continue) your research regarding the best companies to work for.
  • FedEx – Included on the “America’s Most Admired Companies” list, FedEx’s career site leads with a tab for Job Search, followed by tabs for My Job Agent, Job Cart, Areas of Talent (a list of the company’s departments), Locations and a list of the various FedEx companies. The site also has background information on the company. The Job Search function allows you to paste your resume, against which the search engine will try to align job opportunities. A quick search returned 56 jobs for both FedEx and Kinkos.
  • Procter and Gamble (P&G) – Included on the “America’s Most Admired Companies” list, P&G’s career site starts with “Find a Job and Apply”. The center of the page focuses on company information.  Their site had over 1,000 jobs globally; you can refine the search not only by location, but also by Experienced Hires, College Grads, Internships and Student Programs. You can register on the site and post your resume.
  • Google – Included on both the “America’s Most Admired Companies” list and the “100 Best Companies to Work for”, Google’s Jobs page looks very much like what you would expect from Google. A very clean interface and uncluttered main page, you can Browse openings from the center of the page (categorized by locations and departments) or select from Life at Google, Getting into Google and Student Jobs. You can create a jobs cart as well.
  • REMINDER: before submitting a resume, please refer to yesterday’s postApply Now: The Black Hole.”


    03/11/2009 Posted by | job search | , , , , | Leave a comment