How to Get a Job With a Fortune 500 Company. Getting a job with a Fortune 500 company can be difficult if you take the wrong route. The key is to know where the company gets its employees. If you follow the human resource trail, you will get the job.
Visit the company websites of the top 10 companies you want to work for. The company websites will tell you a wealth of information. Determine the company culture and decide on several that fit your lifestyle and criteria.
Search the company website for leadership training programs. United Technologies, for example, has a leadership training program in several areas. Know the training programs and who gets into those programs before you start your education.
Contact the career services department where you went to college. Ask the specialist if the school has any internships or co-ops with Fortune 500 companies. The easiest way to get your dream job is to go in the back door. Many of the co-ops and internships lead to a hiring.
Do an internship or co-op. Many companies hire internally before going externally. Many Fortune 500 jobs are never posted outside the company, and you won't ever hear about them unless you are internal. An intern has access to internal jobs. Serve out your internship, make contacts with those who will give you a reference and take advantage of your internal status.
Contact a recruiter. Many recruiting firms are hired by Fortune 500 companies to find new talent. Get your resume to a recruiter and get to know them. Let them find you the job.
Start at the ground floor. Just get your foot in the door. Sometimes you have to take a pay cut or a lower-level job to start. Then, work hard and let the management come to you. Once in the door, you can also talk with your human resources (HR) representative. HR is always on the lookout for new talent. Let HR know you are interested in the future of the company and your future at the company.