Right now American Express has 1,390 positions open across the nation. But, more importantly, the recruiters at American Express want you to let them know your career goals during the interview. Therefore, if that opening isn't the exact right fit for you, they will consider you for other opportunities, reports Fortune.
Obviously American Express, which ranks No. 88 among the Fortune 500, is on the prowl for talent. How it defines "talent" is as a team player who understands the importance of relationships in business. In other words, American Express rates highly what psychologist Daniel Goleman called high "emotional intelligence." Essentially, high EI means you can process what others -- ranging from your co-workers to customers -- are feeling. To determine where you might be able to make an impact at American Express with your EI, research the company, its corporate culture, accomplishments, marketplace challenges, and competitors.
In terms of current needs, American Express has immediate jobs open for customer service professionals, relationship managers, and research analysts.
Just in time for its busy spring season, Lowe's is hiring 15,000 workers, reports Fortune. That's when home-improvement enthusiasts as well as professional contractors dig in on projects. It's also when homeowners think about buying new appliances, another line of products Lowe's sells.
The open positions are diverse. Some are in the Lowe's retail stores, some in the Lowe's office, and some in the Lowe's distribution centers. You could be doing direct customer service or overseeing content in a warehouse.
Many of the jobs are seasonal ones; however, given that Lowe's has an outstanding brand name in home improvement as well as appliance sales and it ranks No. 42 on the Fortune 500 companies, this experience is an enhancer for any resume.
What Lowe's is looking for is that you already have experience in the job you're applying for. In your application and during the interview, highlight that. In addition, emphasize what you achieved in your previous jobs. You can also get an edge by swinging by stores or distribution centers where you want to get hired. Get a feel for the organizational culture. Ask workers some operational questions.
How to snag a Lowe's job:
- Apply online for open Lowe's positions.
- Stop by a Lowe's facility, resume in hand, and ask to meet with the manager for a few minutes.
- Hang around a Lowe's facility and observe how the place runs. That outreach demonstrates initiativ
Those jobs are spread over a broad spectrum of skills, including home services, Sears and Kmart distribution centers, as well as Sears auto centers. These opening will provide opportunities for job seekers with backgrounds ranging from experience operating a store to running an e-commerce site.
When you apply, those screening are looking for future employees who can provide an edge. You can demonstrate you are that kind of employee by already having gone the distance by the time an interview rolls around. This means go beyond checking out the website when you research Sears. If, for instance, you're interested in a career in retail, you might try swinging by a Sears store or Sears auto center in order to observe how it functions. By talking to people already employed by the company, you can get a feel for the metabolism of the organization. If you see yourself as not only fitting in but also making a difference, don't hesitate to tell Sears about that in your application and during the interview.