50 Best Places to Work

Wednesday, 19 January 2011 13:26 by gmiller
Welcome back from break!  With the beginning of a new year comes the chance to make this year better than the last.  Be sure to write down your goals and plan out the steps to make them happen.  (Check out our latest edition of the ‘Career Corner’ newsletter for a compilation of our semester events.) 

Unfortunately, the job market is still tough, and probably will be for quite some time.  The best advice is to be proactive about your job search and do everything you can to get yourself out there networking, gaining experience, and searching for opportunities.  One way to stay motivated is to start a list of all the companies that interest you or of networking contacts you’d like to reach out to.  This exercise can help you focus your energy and can spark new ideas for potential opportunities. 

To get you started, take a look at Glassdoor’s annual list of 50 Best Places to Work.  What makes this list unique is that it’s the “Employees’ Choice” of workplace awards – the winners were selected by the 150,000+ employees that completed a company review on Glassdoor during 2010.  You can then click on each company to view comments from employees, which can be valuable insight when deciding for yourself what you value in a work environment.  Several of the companies will undoubtedly be familiar to you – here are the top five: 

1.       Facebook
2.       Southwest Airlines
3.       Bain & Company
4.       General Mills
5.       Edelman 

Best wishes in your first week of classes.  Make 2011 a great year!