5. Chesapeake Energy
2012 Best Companies rank: 18
Current openings: 900

What they're looking for
Chesapeake is searching for both corporate and field positions company-wide. For the field, the company is looking for truck drivers, mechanics, pumpers, equipment operators, and environmental health & safety representatives. On the corporate side, positions are available for candidates with expertise in engineering, geosciences, land/legal, information technology, human resources, and accounting/finance.

Job title with the largest number of openings
For 2012, the company plans to hire at least 500 truck drivers.

Secrets to impressing their recruiters
A strong work ethic will get you far at Chesapeake. We look for individuals that are team players, disciplined, and dedicated. This is a company that helps people reach their highest potential if they're willing to learn. Additionally, they need to know that they are committing to join a passionate movement toward energy independence by creating a future that runs on America's own abundant supplies of natural gas and oil. --Kip Welch, director of recruitment

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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