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The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

"I lost my heart On the carousel . . ." - Michael Jackson from the song Carousel

Remember ridding the carousel as a kid? The horses that would go up and down and the horses that just went no where?

What about the embarrassing "bench" that not only didn't move but was on the inside near the gears (did your parents make you sit on the bench when you were too little to ride the horse)?

And then, of course, there was the Brass Ring (or most often, the Iron Ring).

But on the horse, it was all about reaching as far as you could without falling off, timing it just right so you could grab the ring. And then, every so often you would grab the ring look in your hand and it was the Brass Ring and a free ride!

Job search is much like reaching for the Brass Ring. Just getting a job at all is sometimes a challenge, but there is nothing like getting the "Brass Ring" of jobs.

Today's post continues Fortune's "Best Companies to Work for" series and reaching for your Brass Ring.

  • Cisco - 16 on the list (down from 6 last year), Cisco is the leading supplier of network equipment. You can view a short video from their careers page. The left hand side of the page has links for Featured Jobs, Graduate and Intern Career Programs and more. There are related links on the right hand side of the page including Career Training and Cisco Jobs. Once you click search for jobs you can use the search function to find your job. The site uses your posted resume to help find a good job match. There were 2,623 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • Methodist Hospital System - Methodist is number 17 on the list (down from 8 last year) and is based in Houston, Texas. Their career page leads with Job Search (center page) followed by a Company Overview. The left hand side of the page has links for Areas of Talent, Graduates and Students and more. The Job Postings page has a link to a Career Center where you post your resume and manage your job search. Click Search Jobs to link to the results with additional filters on the right hand side to help narrow your search. There were 388 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • Whole Foods Market - Based in Texas, Whole Foods is number 18 on the list (up from 22 last year). This organic food store chain has over 275 stores. Their career site has links on the left hand side for Benefits, info on Job Fairs and info on the Hiring Process. There is plenty of information on the company center page including information on how to apply and a search jobs function at the center top. Begin your job search by selecting the state where you want to work. It’s not clear if there is a way to search for all jobs across all locations..
  • Genentech - Number 19 (down from 7) on Fortune’s list, Genentech is a Biotech company. Their career site also has a lot of information on the company. In addition to search jobs on the right hand side of the page, they have links to their national career conferences as well as their campus recruiting. From their job posting page, you can create an account, add a resume, search for jobs and manage your job search at Genentech. There were 100 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • Devon Energy - Devon is a oil and gas exploration company and is ranked 20 on the list. A company fact sheet is available from the main page. Their career page is mostly filled with background on the list (they are also included on Canada’s “Best Places to Work” list). There are links to company background and compensation & benefits on the left hand side of the page. There is a “Work Here/Apply” link which leads to another page that allows a click to opportunities. A quick search returned 66 job opportunities. There were 30 job opportunities when I checked the site.

Good luck in your search.

Author: CareerAlley

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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