25. Darden Restaurants
2012 Best Companies rank: 99
Current openings: 5,190

What they're looking for
Positions in operations management, culinary and service, restaurant support, finance, HR, IT, law, marketing, supply chain management, and administration.

Job title with the largest number of openings
Between 1,200 and 1,800 open positions for food servers.

Secrets to impressing their recruiters
In general we look for the right balance of skills, experience and education. The ideal job candidate will also demonstrate a passion for the business and a commitment to service excellence for our employees and guests. -- Andy Snitz, Vice President of Darden Talent Acquisition

No. of job openings as of Jan. 2, 2012. They are for U.S. only unless otherwise noted.
By Sierra Jiminez, reporter @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 24 2012: 2:52 PM ET
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