18 Best Company Lists to Use When Looking for a Job

Company Directories

Company lists are different from company directories.   Some great company directories include Hoover’s and Manta.

Also, there are websites that lists directories: the Find Companies SeeWhoIsHiring.com Find Companies SeeWhoIsHiring.com and the dmoz open directory project are a couple of good ones.

Company Lists

The reason to use company lists when looking for a job is that these lists give the company names that otherwise may not come to mind.

Fortune Lists

The “Fortune 500” list is perhaps the best branded list for companies and one of the most popular lists of any sort.  “The Best Companies to Work For” list is another terrific list and has a terrific brand.

Forbes  Lists

What a fabulous job Forbes has done for years with lists of companies.  The categories Forbes uses are unique and are especially helpful to people seeking employment or information on Asian companies.


The Inc.com list focuses on identifying and listing the 5000 fastest growing companies in the country. You can sort these lists based on one-year %growth, company name, 3-year % growth, industry, revenue, # of employees, city, and state.  The companies on this list “comprise franchises, do business all over the world, and are among the most-trafficked internet websites.”

The landing page has beautiful, effective graphics.  Here are the two pages.  I recommend using both.

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