How to Find Fortune 500 Company Jobs
When you're interested in working for a Fortune 500 company, you can go directly to where those companies recruit on AllianceQ. One of the trends in today's job market is a shift in recruiting, going away from the confusion and clutter of the job boards to more focused and strategic hiring. Read on to learn how to find a Fortune 500 Company job.
With the job boards, for the job seeker, it can be hard to differentiate between what's a legitimate job opening and what's spam. It's also hard for companies to determine who is a qualified candidate, and who is not when they get overwhelmed with applications for every available position.
Part of that trend has been towards niche job sites, both industry and geographically focused. There are a couple of reasons why hiring managers are targeting their recruiting efforts—by limiting the audience, the companies will see fewer, but better-qualified candidates, as opposed to hundreds of generic resumes for each job on a job board.
The job seeker benefits too, by knowing that their skills are the right match for the position, they can be confident that they have the best chance of being recognized by the hiring manager. Quality is better than quantity when it comes to recruiting.
Jobs at Fortune 500 Companies
It's important for job seekers to be aware of where companies are hiring and to tailor their job search accordingly. AllianceQ, a major part of this recruiting model, allows job seekers to get found by top Fortune 500 companies.
AllianceQ is made up of a group of Fortune 500 companies, along with thousands of small and medium-sized companies, that have collaborated to create a pool of job candidates. It provides a way for candidates to be found by top employers and simplifies the hiring process for both employers and job seekers.
The hiring black hole that’s often experienced by candidates who apply for jobs and never hear back from employers and companies who have to weed through masses of resumes is gone. In fact, AllianceQ takes most, if not all, of the guesswork of hiring.
Get Matched With Jobs
Here's how the matching system works at AllianceQ. Candidates go to the site and fill out a profile. Participating companies, including Starbucks, ADP, Bank of America, AT&T, Bayer, Siemens, Intuit, Mercer, and Oracle, for example, do the same when they have a job opening. The system then matches profiles with jobs.
Sounds simple, doesn't it? But it's based on a scientific form of hiring. Phil Haynes, Managing Director, AllianceQ, explains how AllianceQ works:
- Candidates build a profile based on the O*NET Occupational database.
- Recruiters build search agents, selecting tasks, skills, work environment, etc. based on the same data structure as the candidate profiles.
- The system searches profiles and jobs to generate a structured match based on the data in the profile and the job posting.
- All information is confidential until the candidate opts to express interest in a position.
- When there's a match, the recruiter sends an email asking the candidate if they are interested in being contacted.
- If they are interested, the candidate clicks to release information to the recruiter and to be considered for the job.
Phil Haynes says, "AllianceQ takes the guesswork out of recruiting and applying for jobs. The recruiter only sees candidates that match their hiring criteria and candidates are only approached for jobs that are a match with their qualifications."
How to Use AllianceQ
Candidates navigate to the website and register anonymously. You don't have to provide contact information until you accept a job invitation. In addition, you can block your current employer from seeing your profile.
After you've registered, you create a profile and select your career interests. Then you'll (hopefully) receive job invitations from companies that are interested in talking with you. You can use your social media profiles to get started on your profile.
It will take a few minutes to complete your profile, but it's worth the effort because you’re detailing your experience, your qualifications, and adding extra information like where you want to work and how much money you’d like to earn.
Keep in mind that job seekers aren't applying for specific jobs. However, when you are contacted, it will be for legitimate current job openings that you’ll likely have an interest in and are qualified for, plus the contact will be from an actual company hiring manager.