Posted by: jayannco | December 25, 2009

How to Get Clients for Consultancy

This is a part one of multi part post about how to get clients for Manpower Consultancy. Any business is about making profits and profits only come when you have a huge list of good clients. I am writing the series of posts about how to get clients because i received a lot of requests from our valued readers. So,

How to get clients? The biggest and the most basic question in anybody’s mind.  Clients are most important part of any business and so everything revolves around it. The competition is so huge that the companies do anything for attracting a new client, they even do over committment .  Let me tell you its not that you just read any documentation or tutorials and you started making clients, for getting clients you will have to come up with your own idea.  I still remember when I opened my placement firm, that time I was really in need of few clients. But since i did not have big contacts that time, I started searching for contact details of companies on Net and start calling to the client. This is just a form of cold calling or better tele calling. But mark my words, telecalling is really effective but yes you willl have to do lots of calling everyday.

Benefits of Telecalling

  • Pitch for your service/products- You can directly pitch the concerned person about your products and services and ask them whether they need your services or are they interested in it. while doing calling you hardly get few seconds, it’s in your hands how to pitch client and convince to go for your services. Its a do or die situation
  • Awarenes –  With tele. calling you are also advertising your company products and services. whether you get client or not but tele calling has created a awareness about your company and services.

Tele calling is the first and basic way to get new clients.  You can search information’s from net and start doing tele calling for your products and services.  I will write next post about how to effectively do tele calling. Tele calling is an art where you should know how to convince prospective clients in just 1 minutes. That’s the key to successful tele calling.

Don’t forget to leave comments and shares your tips for effective tele calling….

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Posted by: jayannco | December 25, 2009

The worse part of Hr consultancy

The success of any organization is counted by its financial progress. You have worked for day and night and at the end of the day you did not receive anything its totally worthless. For example when a child prepares for the exam putting his/her best effort but if his/her result is not good, hard work hardly matters . Hr consultancy is a great business and it has a very bright future but the worse part of Hr consultancy is problem of payment. This is a kind of business in which the invoice is raised only after providing service and this is the biggest drawback.  Most of the small companies do not value business ethics and they make every effort so that they can run away with paying any fee to the consultants. They should understand that there are lots of expenses associated with the consultants business, Expenses include :-

  1. Login fee (Naukri.Monster,Timesjob)
  2. Phone bills – (huge phone bills are associated with consultancy business).
  3. Internet connection.
  4. Labour fee and other expenses.

Touch wood there are lots of clients who do the payment on time. But many companies makes effort so that they can avoid  paying to consultants. And in such cases consultants cannot do much as the candidate is already hired. The only option for consultants is to take the client to the court. But its time consuming .  I have faced this problem many times when I started my business. It really made me broke and it was really difficult to decide which client to trust and whom to not.  I know how bad it feels when you do everything for the client and after wards clients denies payment. My full effort use to go in vain but finally we learned few things which should be taken care of which really helps in deciding whether a client is genuine or not :-

Things you should consider before working with a new client.

  • Ask from client to get your contract printed on their letter head and then send the signed copy of the contract.
  • If printing on letterhead is not possible then ask from the client for the acceptance mail for the contract.
  • If client is doing delay in payment never be rude to them as they should not get the chance to deny the payment straight away.
  • Always be in touch with them whether through calls or through mails.

I really benefited from above mentioned points hope it will help you too

Today there are lots of good people who understand consultant effort and do the payment  thanx to them

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Posted by: jayannco | December 25, 2009

Is placement consultancy really worth hiring?

Bill Gates once said “It is the people with whom you work with, that makes a difference”. People are the power behind any company, it’s the employees of the companies which helps a company grow. This signifies the importance of hiring a good and right candidate for an organization.  Employees are the real assets of any company, that is why most of the bigger companies does everything to retain a good candidate.

Globalization has increased the demands for manpower. Selecting and Hiring a right employee has always been a challenge. It still is a challenge, that is why majority of companies hire  placement consultant for hiring the right candidate for their organization.

But the question is whether hiring a placement consultancy really a worth?

As a placement consultant myself, i definitely think its worth hiring a placement consultant. It is not that i am biased. I personally feel that hiring placement consultancy has many benefits.

  • Placement consultant takes off recruitment work load from the Overloaded company HR’s, (i know many people think that HR are just show pieces and does not do any work, but they are seriously wrong  )
  • Placement consultant does the initial screening of the candidate thus saving the precious time of HR personnel,
  • Placement consultants have access to job portals like naukri, monster, time jobs thus ensuring that best quality candidates are available for the company,
  • Placement consultants co-ordinates with candidates from beginning to the end thus company HR’s can focus on other important work,
  • Placement consultants can perform reference check to assure the authenticity of the details mentioned by the candidates,
  • Placement consultants generally give 3 months of free replacement of candidates in case the candidate leaves the organization,

Thus i feel that the consultant take cares of all the main factors like searching,  pre screening, co-ordination, Quality, Authenticity and also saves times of the HR consultant. This makes me feel that HR consultant is really an asset for the company and can significantly help in the growth of the company.

This is my personal view but i would definitely like to know from the point of a company HR. I would appreciate if you can comment whether you really feel consultants is really worth for a company or not?

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Posted by: jayannco | December 25, 2009

Are placement consultants over priced?

Are placement consultants over priced?

Many of the top companies hire placement consultants for assisting their recruitment process. However, many mid sized companies are afraid of hiring them.

Why?

They think that Hr consultants are over charged. But is this really true ?

This is certainly not true. Actually it has always been problem with HR’s and HR consultants that people think that they do not do any significant work. Their role in organization development is always overlooked. In india, HR is still considered to be an area which is not given appropriate importance.

Let’s talk from the point of view of an HR consultant here. Generally mid size companies think that consultants charge a lot just for providing a candidate but they fail to understand the work and time involved in the entire process.

The process starts right after receiving the job description (JD) from the client. Placement consultant follow a time consuming rigorous process:-

  • Understanding: Consultants generally takes appropriate time to understand the requirement.
  • Searching: Once the requirement is understood searching for the right candidate begins. Well, searching is not an easy task task. Good Consultants generally have access to multiple accesses to job portals. So when you search for a candidates you generally get thousands of resumes and you have to manually go through each of them to shortlist right candidates. This is totally a manual process where human intelligence is needed and it is very time consuming.
  • Calling: Next step is to call the candidates to know whether he is looking for a change or not, and if he is then a telephonic pre-screening interview is done. This again is a time and money consuming process.
  • Presentation: Most companies requires information about the candidate in a particular format and so after a candidate qualifies pre screening process, the data of the candidates in prepared to be sent in the company.
  • Arranging Interviews: Once the candidates have been shortlisted by companies , we arrange their interview with the candidate.
  • Followups: Continuous co-ordination and followups continues until and unless a position is filled.
  • Cost savings: Many times companies like the candidate but because of salary expectation of the candidate, they are not able to hire them. Placement consultants helps the companies in this regard by negotiating with the candidates on companies behalf and this is really fruitful.

Needless to say that this entire process is done for on an average of 20 candidates for a particular position. Generally mid sized companies does not know this and they think that hiring placement consultant is very costly. They fail to understand the entire process and the quality offered by genuine consultants.

It is really needed that small and mid sized companies should thought about the role and importance of HR’s and Hr consultants. It is the people which makes a company grow and Placement consultantshelp to get the right people for your organization.

I think placement consultants are a major role in organization’s and i certainly don’t think that they are over priced?

What do you say??

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Posted by: jayannco | December 25, 2009

10 Things you should know before appearing for the interview

10 Things you should know before appearing for the interview

Interview is the most important step for getting a job. I feel interview is more of a marketing strategy rather than just question answer round.  When a sales guy approaches  a prospect he tries to put all his punch in a first  meeting  to convert the prospect into a client. Same way i feel that the job seeker should think like marketing guy when he appears for the interview. He must know the art of selling himself to the company. A candidate must know how to sell his skills.

But most of the time,  candidate appears for the interview without proper preparation which results in bad impression along with the rejection of his candidature.

Interview is not something you should be afraid of, instead it’s a fun if you know how to tackle it. Few points you should keep in mind before appearing for the interview are:-

  1. Know about Job profile and responsibilities,
  2. Research about company and its services,
  3. Relax, smile and be polite,
  4. Listen carefully to the questions asked and Answer questions as directly as possible,
  5. Make Positive statements,
  6. Show examples if that fits the job and question,
  7. Ask yourself, why you are better than others for the job you are appearing for,
  8. Provide accurate information on your qualifications and interests
  9. Interview the interviewer (Ask Questions but be polite)
  10. Thank the interviewer when you leave and shake hands.

Hope these  tips will help you in your next interview.

Posted by: jayannco | December 25, 2009

Resumes writing tips for international Jobs

Resumes writing tips for international Jobs

I use to receive lots of call from the candidates that is there resume FORMAT is OK or which type of format is appreciated in fact some asked for resume writing tips for international jobs as well.

Professionals of all ages are seeking careers outside their home countries for a variety of professional and personal reasons: the need to recharge their batteries with a new challenge, the opportunity to have a position with more responsibility that encourages creativity and initiative (and typically leads to a promotion), the wish to expose their children to another culture and a second language, and the recognition that many of those at the top of the corporate ladder have leap-frogged ahead after a global work experience.

There are no hard and fast rules for putting together a resume for an international job. Best advice: do your homework. Find out what is appropriate vis-a-vis the corporate culture, the country culture, and the person making the hiring decision. The challenge is to incorporate several different cultures into one document.

Some General Advice

• The terms “resume” and “CV” (curriculum vitae) generally mean the same thing the world over: a document describing one’s educational and professional experience that is prepared for job-hunting purposes. A CV is typically a lengthier version of a resume, sometimes with numerous attachments. Note: The average length for a resume or CV is two pages—no matter the country, no matter the position. Never, ever try to “get around the rules” by shrinking your font size to an unreadable level or printing your resume on the front and back sides of one piece of paper. Never “stretch” your resume to two pages but also never sell yourself short by limiting yourself to one page.

• Different countries use different terms to describe the information that a resume should contain. For example, “cover letters” are called “letters of interest” in some countries and “motivation letters” in others. Photographs are not appropriate attachments to resumes in the U.S.; however, in many countries outside the U.S., it is standard procedure to attach a photo or have your photo printed on your resume.

• Education requirements differ country to country. In almost every case of “cross-border” job hunting, merely stating the title of your degree is not an adequate description. If you are a recent graduate and depending heavily upon your educational background to get a job, provide the reader with details about your studies and any related experience. The same advice applies to seasoned professionals who have participated in numerous training or continuing education courses: provide the reader with specific information on what you learned, the number of course hours, etc. Your university training becomes only “a line item” on your resume (i.e., no further details needed) once you have five or more years of professional experience.

• If you have specific training, education, or expertise, use industry-accepted terminology in your description: language and terms that any professional in your field would understand, no matter where in the world he or she lives.

• Pay particular attention to write your resume in the correct chronological order. Where there are no specific guidelines, the general preference is a reverse-chronological format.

• The level of computer technology and accessibility to the Internet varies widely country to country. Always be sure to email your resume as an attachment and in a widely accepted format, such as Word. And always send a hard copy via “snail mail” just to make sure it is received.

• Computer skills and language skills are always important, no matter the job, no matter the country. Take care to describe your skill levels in detail in both categories.

• If you are submitting your resume in English, find out if the recipient uses British English or American English. A reader who is unfamiliar with the variations just presumes that the resume contains typos. Most European companies use British English. Almost every computer today provides you with both options.

• Spellcheck, spellcheck, spellcheck, then get a human being to spellcheck your resume. Human resource professionals the world over assume that if you submit a sloppy, careless resume you will be a sloppy, careless worker. Take the time to double-check the correct title, gender, and spelling of the name of the recipient of your resume. Jan is a woman’s name in the U.S. and a man’s name in Europe.

• If you can, get someone who is a native speaker of the language in which your resume is written to review your document. One goal of your resume is to show your familiarity with the culture by using culturally-appropriate language. Anything else just highlights that you may not be a candidate who can “hit the ground running.”

• Be aware that stationery or paper sizes are different dimensions in different countries. When you are transmitting your resume via email, go to “Page Setup” on your computer and reformat your document to the recipient’s standard. Otherwise, when they print it out half of your material will be missing. The same is true for sending a fax. If at all possible, purchase stationary that has the same dimensions as the recipient’s and mail/fax your resume on that stationery.

Hope this will help you in achieving a good opportunity

Posted by: jayannco | December 25, 2009

How to start a HR Consultancy company in INDIA

How to start a HR Consultancy company

Starting a Placement agency company in India requires a bit of know hows. When i started i thought starting a company legally is going to be very time consuming with lot of  formalities.  Because most of my friends asked how i started mu company and requested to write a post on how to start a consultancy company, i am writing this post.

I will be very straight forward and will write the points in steps for better understanding.

1. Decide a name for your company: Deciding name for the company is very important as this is the brand for which you will be working for the rest of your life. You should like the name and you should be able to relate yourself to the company.

2. Buy a domain name: You should buy a domain name for your company. Its compulsory because no body would trust a company who doesn’t have a good website and domain name is very important for having a website. Domain names are cheap around Rs. 450 /year and you can register a domain easily from this link and you can even check whether you company name is available or not  by clicking this link?

3. Get your website Designed and Hosted: Next step is to get yourself a professional website design for your company. Designing could start from Rs. 7000 but i would recommend you to invest a little in website designing and hire a professional website design company . Professional design could cost you starting from Rs. 15,000 and basic Hosting for your website could cost you around Rs. 1000 per year.

4. Choose the type of company you want to open: Deciding which type of company you want to open is something which you have to do. There are 4 types of company which you can form in India.

  • Sole Proprietorship : A sole proprietorship also known as a sole trader, or simply proprietorship is a type of business entity which is owned and run by one individual and where there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business. All profits and all losses accrue to the owner . All assets of the business are owned by the proprietor and all debts of the business are his debts and he must pay them from his personal resources
  • Partnership: A partnership is a type of business entity in which partners (owners) share with each other the profits or losses of the business. Partnerships are often favored over corporations for taxation purposes, as the partnership structure does not generally incur a tax on profits before it is distributed to the partners
  • Private Limited: A private company is a type of company incorporated under the India. It has shareholders with limited liability and its shares may not be offered to the general public, unlike those of public limited companies
  • Public Limited: A public limited company  is a type of limited company in the India which is permitted to offer its shares to the public.

5. Starting as a sole proprietorship firm: If you are starting alone i recommend you to start as a sole proprietor, because its easy to start and total control is in your hands. There are not much formalities for this kind of firm, you just have to get a current account ready in your name and you are ready to do business. However, if you company turnover reaches 10 lakhs per year, you will have to register for service tax.

6. Open a current account in any Bank: Opening a current account is the most important part of business. If you are opening a sole proprietership firm and have your service tax registration done, you can open account in any bank you want. But if you have not applied for service tax registration, you can opt for government banks to open the account. You can look for IDBI bank as opening current account is quite easy in that bank. For opening a current account you will need a company letterhead, Visiting card, and company stamp.

7. Buy naukri or monster login: You  have to buy naukri or monster login to supply candidates  to your clients. This is the costly part of consultancy business but you have to  buy this to get started. Naukri login costs around Rs. 60,000 for 3 months and monster is almost around Rs. 35,000 for 3 months. You can buy it anytime but i recommend you to buy it once you get your first client. Don’t forget to negotiate as who knows you can get a better deal.

8. You are ready to do the business. Just go ahead and start searching for clients.

Posted by: jayannco | November 19, 2009

Interview Killers – A Top Ten List of What Not To Do

top-ten-blueOver the years I have interviewed hundreds of candidates. I have seen and heard things that would shock you and that you would never expect during an interview. So I have compiled a list of the top ten things not to do during an interview.
10. Do not bring your boyfriend, best friend or children to an interview. This is horrible interview behavior. I once had a candidate bring her entire family – there were seven very rowdy people in our lobby. You can imagine what we were thinking.

9. Do not curse or use profane language during an interview. Absolutely someone has done this before and they were promptly removed from the running. Using profanity during an interview is unprofessional.

8. Do not chew gum or smoke during an interview. Again this goes back to professionalism and smacking gum during an interview = not professional.

7. Do not argue with the employer. Even if you know you are right beyond a shadow of a doubt about something it is just bad manners.

6. Do not put your briefcase, purse, pocketbook, handbag, etc. on the employer’s desk. This is more subjective then the rest but it goes along with their personal space and professional etiquette. You would not go to a stranger’s house and prop your feet on their dining room table… same theory here.

5. Do not gossip or tell jokes. Jokes have no place in an interview even if it is related to the job and gossip certainly doesn’t either.

4. Refrain from bad mouthing your previous employer. This is like an epidemic. I think people get trapped because the employer wants to know why you left your last position. Even if you left because so and so was a horrible manager, they were misappropriating funds, Sheila was sleeping around, or Joe was sexually harassing you. It does not matter your employer does not want to hear it. If you speak negatively about a prior employer your potential employer will assume that you will bad mouth them as well. Zip your lip my friend and instead use one of these: “I am looking for growth opportunities, advancement or a better opportunity”, “We had new management and they restructured the organization”, or “The Company went through a layoff.” Only use what is truthful. If something bad happened and you left because of it, then obviously you are in search of a better opportunity.

3. Do not accept refreshments. Drinks spill and food makes a mess. Enough said.

2. Do not say ANYTHING negative about yourself, colleagues, previous employers, competitive organizations and do not tell them about your personal or financial troubles. Most importantly do not express your NEED for the job. We are all human and as humans, desperation is a turn off. You know this… remember dating during your high school years?

1. During the first interview do not discuss wages, benefits, vacations, perks, etc. This is a tricky one because what do you do if the employer brings it up? Here is a general rule of thumb; do not bring up salary, benefits, vacation, perks etc. If the employer brings it up there are two ways to respond. If they bring it up at the beginning of the interview and they would like to know your salary requirements you could say something like: I would really like to hear more about the opportunity before I could say what my salary requirement would be. OR you can give them a range. I typically do not like to commit to a number. I like to share a range. For example, if you were interviewing and they asked you what are your salary requirements you could say mid-to-high $50’s. This gives them AND you some wiggle room. Often times you find that during an interview they will share with you what the budgeted salary is for the position. If it is within your range and they ask you about it you can share with them that it is within your range. It is perfectly OK to negotiate salary – but NOT during the initial interview. In fact, most experts will advise you to shy away from talking about it during the initial interview and instead leave it for when the employer brings it up during future meetings. Also, when they are asking you at the end of the interview if you have any questions do not ask them about benefits, vacation or PTO policies. These questions make you seem only interested in the perks and not in the position.

This is simply a basic list for your next interview. I assure you there are many more points to consider however, these are the most common mistakes I have seen. Review this list frequently and make sure you are not making the same mistakes at your next interview. Best wishes in your job search!

Posted by: jayannco | November 19, 2009

A Resume They Can’t Say ‘NO’ To.

Article courtesy : Jessica Holbrook

We could all agonize for hours or even days over every little point in our resume. What should I say, how should I say it, do I even know where to begin? But what we really need is a checklist to go by, something to compare our resume to and find out if it will withstand the test of the ‘hiring powers’ that be. Below you will find a checklist of what you need to ensure you create a resume they can’t say no to.

1. An Attractive Format. Too much white space or not enough white space is distracting. This is the first thing a recruiter notices about your resume it’s appearance is critical. Does it look well organized and is the layout easy to read.

2. Please no objectives. I will probably preach this until the end time or until styles and trends change but objectives are no longer used and will only serve to hurt your chances. Objectives are limiting and all about you. What you need is a powerful, branded career summary that explains what you can do for the company, because let’s face it that is what it’s about these days.

3. Hard skills vs. soft skills. Use words that a recruiter would type in to a search bar to find you. When I’m doing a search on Monster.com to find a potential candidate I’m not using the words great communicator, excellent verbal skills. I’m using software engineer, database management, accounts receivable, outside sales, business-to-business sales. Use the right terminology.

4. Give them your sales pitch. Create an opening statement that sells YOU. Basically a resume is your best sales pitch to a potential employer. You are showing them why they should give you a chance. Wow them with a killer introductory statement. Have you ever won an award? Are you a visionary leader? Draw them in with something unique that they don’t hear every day and something that describes YOU! Award-Winning and Top-Producing Sales Executive

5. How do you want to be viewed? Tailor your resume to the position you want. Complete customization is the best way to go. Look at the job description and then take everything you have done that applies to that position and emphasize it on your resume. You are customizing your resume to the specific position you want. There is no better way to knock the recruiter over the head with “Hey, I’m the perfect candidate”.

6. Keywords. Research, research, research my friend. If you don’t know what industry specific keywords are for the job you are trying to obtain research them. Although, if you’ve worked in the industry you should know what they are… they’re that technical jargon that you talk every day. Put that in your resume! Keywords are what will get you pulled up to the top in search results and keywords are what recruiter’s eyes are scanning for when they are giving your resume the initial 7 second review.

7. Wow them with the ‘good stuff’. Give them your biggest and best achievements, quantify them whenever possible, and really provide the details that are relevant to the position. If you increased revenue by 300% I would most certainly be leading off with that important fact!

8. Challenge, action, results! This is a resume writer’s secret weapon. Take each bullet point and ask what was the challenge I faced? What action did I take to address that challenge and what was the result of that action? Then take those answers and create a powerful statement. Use this formula for each bullet and you are well on your way to an amazing resume.

9. Be truthful. Coming from a background where I have a degree in Public Relations I tend to put a positive spin on everything. Putting a positive spin on something and misleading your audience are two completely different things. Be honest, but do it in a creative, attention grabbing way.

10. Go on, brag a little it’s okay. The biggest problem we run in to with clients is their inability to want to market themselves, brag about themselves or speak positively about their own achievements. I guess in the world we live in we are just so critical on ourselves constantly pushing ourselves that we forget all the great things we’ve achieved in our career. Well this is one instance where it is more than okay to pat yourself on the back. Go ahead, you deserve it!

11. Be assertive. Do not speak in first person with an I in the front of your sentences or in third-person. Here are some examples:

First person with the I: I managed 12 people in my department.
Third person: Mr. Jones managed 12 people within his department.
Assertive 1st person without the I: Managed 12 direct reports within the graphic design department.

12. Steer clear of these sentences. More than any other resume issue I literally loathe the use of these statements. I cringe every time I see them:

Duties included; Responsible for; Able to; Skilled in; Successful in; Ability to…

Those sentence starters are resume killers. Instead be DIRECT, use action verbs, and create dynamic sentences that follow the challenge, action, result format and are accomplishment-based.

13. Know which style works best for you and why. Are you trying to hide gaps in employment or job-hopping? Then a chronological format is not best for you. You should go with a functional or combo format resume.

14. Use bullets, but in moderation. What we normally see is a shift to one side or the other. Most people either have no bullets on their resume or have way to many, in fact I have seen resumes where every single line has a bullet. Use moderation my friend… everything is good in moderation. Too many bullets makes the resume look chaotic and no bullets makes it look disorganized and too long.

15. Shake it up! Here’s something you don’t hear often: Use a different font then Times New Roman. It is so boring and everyone uses it. You want to stand out even in the smallest ways so try spicing it up by using a creative yet professional font. Try tahoma, bookman, garamond, or verdana. But be mindful of font sizes some fonts in size 12 are too large for a resume and you should downgrade to size 11 while others are too small in 11 and should be used in a size 12. Just be mindful of what you are using and always print the document before sending off electronically to ensure that it is easily readable.

16. Page length. In most cases a resume should either be one full page or two full pages. One and half pages just doesn’t look as good as two full pages. Play with margins and font sizes or go back and add additional accomplishments to make the resume the length you need to look best.

17. Go back and check for grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Having someone else go back and look at it will help a lot too. You can never go wrong with having a second eye review your resume and cover letter.

Take each of these points into consideration when creating your new resume and use it as a check off list once you’re done to make sure you have included everything you need to make a resume they can’t say no to.

Jessica Holbrook is a former Executive Hiring Manager for Fortune 500 companies and President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast. She creates powerful, customized, and targeted resumes that are guaranteed to get her clients interviews. For a free resume analysis visit http://www.greatresumesfast.com or for a free phone consultation call 1.877.875.7706.

Posted by: jayannco | November 19, 2009

Who’s Hiring from the Fortune 500 – Vol V

Article courtesty of CareerAlley.

Start-and-stop-buttons“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.” – Yogi Berra

We continue on with the Fortune 500 companies list on today’s post. The companies range from supermarkets to Energy and Retail. The common theme is that these companies are hiring and there are jobs out there. Where I could search across the company I’ve listed the number of job opportunities. Across today’s companies, there were over 459 job opportunities when I checked across the sites.

  • Kroger – Kroger, ranked at # 22 on the list, is a retailer with over 2,400 supermarkets and department stores in the United States. Their career site has a wide range of search opportunities – Hourly Store, Manufacturing, Accounting Services and Distribution Center. You can also review company background and register from this page. Clicking on Opportunities provides an advanced search function. A simple search returned 272 job opportunities across the United States.
  • Marathon Oil – #23 on the list, Marathon is known for integrated energy. Their careers page is fairly simple, with a brief overview at the top of the page and links on the left for Apply, High School, Benefits and Locations. The Apply for a Career link leads to a page with several choices: Oil Companies, Transportation, University / Entry Level and Speedway. There were 61 job opportunities across all categories when I checked the site.
  • Costco Wholesale – Not everyone has heard of this specialty retailer, ranked 24 on this year’s list. Their careers page has quite a bit of information running down the left hand side of the page. Some examples are: About Costco, Locations, Employment Opportunities and much more. The center of the page has a company overview, and then goes on to describe each of the major job functions with some embedded links. This makes it somewhat difficult to read, but if you are patient you will find the category and links that apply to you. While it is not easy to see all of the jobs that are available, I counted 45 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • Home Depot – Ranked at #25, Home Depot is know as the Do It Yourself store. While they have struggled a bit this year, they have an established business model. Their careers page is clean and crisp. There are links at the top left hand side of the page for 5 different functional areas of employment, plus one for new store openings (where they will obviously need help). Below this on the left hand side is a search function, followed by a number of additional links to related information. The center of the page has click boxes for Store Managers, Customer Service and Supply Chain. Also, at the bottom of the page they have a link for their 2009 career fair calendar. Unfortunately, you must register on the site and check each job type individually.
  • AmerisourceBergen – A drug distributor and ranked 26 on the list, AmerisourceBergen’s career page is fairly simple. The left hand side of the page has links for Benefits, History, Culture and more. The center of the page has a brief overview, followed by a link for career opportunities. Clicking on this brings up their job search engine where you can filter on a number of criteria. There were 81 job opportunities when I checked the site.

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.

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