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Sunday, December 23, 2007
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Monday, December 17, 2007
Minneapolis Job Scene
Minneapolis, Minnesota conjures images of ice, snow, and frigid temperatures. But the truth is, these conditions are responsible for exceptional recreational activities because of the dry snow, which reaches average depths of 6 to 10 inches. A fun place to live – AND a great place to work!
This majestic city encompasses 16 lakes and boasts an incredibly beautiful landscape throughout the year. Initially known for its lumbering industry, Minneapolis is now well-known for its high-technology firms and the growing demand for high-tech employees
. This makes it particularly attractive for young people interested in building a career in technology.
There are several colleges and technical schools located in the region which produce highly trained scientists, engineers, and other technology experts. The University of Minnesota
contributes to the area's success. There are more than 1,300 high-tech firms in the city, which is one of the highest concentrations of high-tech jobs in the country, therefore, local schools still do not educate enough people for the jobs in Minneapolis
to be filled.
High-tech, computer and data processing companies are continually seeking highly qualified, skilled employees. They offer a variety of job opportunities including computer programmers, analysts, technical writers, and other technical employees.
The increased need for workers in the field of technology has resulted in population growth in other areas in Minneapolis. Individuals experienced in finance, engineering, management services, publishing, and printing are in high demand in this rapidly growing city.
The financial sector is especially appealing since Minneapolis is considered part of the financial center of the upper Midwest. More than give major financial institutions are located in the region along with the headquarters of the Ninth Federal Reserve District Bank
. Financial institutions have a major impact on the Minneapolis economy and there is an ongoing recruitment effort for employees in banks, savings and loan companies, insurance companies, and other financial companies.
The high-tech and financial sectors have drawn more people to the region and this has subsequently increased the need for employees in other areas, including healthcare careers
, construction, education, social services, transportation, and retail. Manufacturing also has a long history in the Minneapolis region. Some of the primary manufacturing areas are electronics, machinery, medical products, food processing, and graphic arts. As a strong-hold for the manufacturing industry, there will always be opportunities for qualified workers in manufacturing.
Minneapolis was cited as one of the Top 20 Best Places to Live in America in 2005 by BestJobsUSA.com
. With this distinction to its credit, and the economic diversity and array of Minneapolis jobs
available, Minnesota is an excellent place to live and work.
And with the region having one of the lowest costs of living among the 25 largest cities in the U.S., its time to look seriously at the opportunities!
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Finding Jobs for Vets
There are approximately 26 million veterans in the US alone. Not all veterans and their families get enough support and funds from the government, and often may have to go back to work and find veteran jobs
available across the U.S.
Before you make the decision to go back to work, you should check out NVF.org
. They offer benefits, training and support. If they can’t get funding for you, they can help reeducate you back into the work force. It’s a great starting point so that you have someone on your side helping you, and for you to know that you’re not alone.
Another great site is Hire a Hero
. This is a great networking site for jobs that are geared for military personal. An example, is a woman leaving the army to join the National Guard
, she still uses her training, but has the luxury of being a civilian. Often veterans have trouble adapting to regular life again, so this site helps you still utilize your skills and training.Vetjobs.com
offers a database of articles to help you practice interviewing skills, and also shows you how to look for jobs. This site allows you to post your resume online for employers to look at your skills. Also has a great resource page.
My last site I want to touch on is Veteran Job Search
. This is a database of employers for want to hire veterans. It’s a search engine so it allows you to populate what area you are searching in, what field, etc. It does collect your email, so you do sort of have to register.
If you’re a veteran and looking for a jobs online
, these sites are a great start. Seek out other veterans and support groups to see what they recommend. Either way, there are resources out there to make your job search
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Entry Level HR Jobs
Jobs in human resources are need in every industry. You can have almost your pick of where you want to work, whether it’s for an IT company, the Army
, the government, education, politics, graphic design, telecommunications, and so much more.
First thing you should decide on what the average salary rate is for your qualifications. If you live in Canada and want to know all you can about Human Resources
, check out HR.ca
. This gives you a directory of all the industries in Canada, plus resources and articles on the industry. Also a great job bank of HR jobs, entry level
and senior alike.
If you live in the US, you should check out HR in Motion
. It holds a database of over 1.5 million jobs online
and allows you to search by category, so you can choose to just search HR jobs, and than choose HR entry level jobs. When I did a quick search I find over 788 entry level HR jobs. HR entry level jobs range from $35K – 60K depending on the company doing the recruiting
Another site to use if you are looking for human resource entry level jobs, is Experience.com
. This site also allows you to search jobs
specifically for entry level positions. You can also post your resume, and build a portfolio for potential employers to find you.
Either way, the internet has a vast market of resources to help you find that Human Resource entry level job that is perfect for you.
Labels: Entry Level Jobs
Finding Employment in South Carolina
If you live in South Carolina, or are thinking of moving there, there are a few things you need to keep in mind: Carolina the state, has a population of over 4 million, so you should have no problems finding a job with that kind of population. When looking for South Carolina jobs
, a great starting point is Sciway.net. This site gives you a list of all employer jobs from government, to schools, to hospitals. This is a great starting point. It also has a link to the local papers to help you with your job search
One thing to keep in mind is knowing the industries of the State. South Carolina is big into agriculture. Some examples of what they produce are; tobacco, poultry, cattle, dairy products, soybeans and hogs. Or if you are looking more to look into the industrial field, South Carolina makes textile goods, chemical products, paper products, machinery, and is known for tourism.
There are many schools and hospitals as well, so if working in the education field interests you, you should have no problem finding jobs in South Carolina
. If you are new to the state, moving to Columbia is the capital and largest center. This would be the best place to look for jobs
. The next largest city is, Charleston
, and than Greensville.
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Houston Teaching Jobs
With a population of 2.14 million there is no shortage of schools in Houston. If you are looking for a university or college job
, there are over 55 colleges and universities alone in Houston.
If you are looking for teaching jobs, one of the best places to start would be Rice University
; which is known for being the leading teaching and researching universities in the US, and ranked the 17th best university. Another great site to check would be the University of Houston
which has over 36,000 students from 130 countries, so if you’re looking for diversity, you’ll find it there.
Or if you’re looking for jobs in Houston
at a religious university, than the Houston Baptist University
might be more up your alley. HBU is ranked in the top tier among best universities offering master degrees. If you’re looking to teach law, Houston is home to four law schools. Or if you’re looking to teach in the private industry, Houston has over 300 private schools.
Whatever your needs are, the best place to start is the school website you are interested in. They should always have a Houston jobs
section. Or checkout Cheezhead
. Whatever level you want to teach at, you should have no problem finding a position in such a vast education market.
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Boeing Fills Jobs in San Antonio
One major employer in the San Antonio area is aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co
. Recent statistics show that aside from helping Texas' economy by contributing $3.52 billion, Boeing also employes 5,200 different individuals statewide, with 1,500 of these being jobs in San Antonio
. According to the San Antonio Business Journal
, the average Texan employed by Boeing makes a salary of $68,741 a year.
A large portion of the San Antonio jobs with Boeing are a product of the company's contract with the United States Air Force
to provide both routine maintenance, repairs and overhaul services on the KC-10, KC-135, and C-17 aircraft. Recently, the Air Force announced that it would be renewing it's contract with Boeing for the service of the KC-135, a $1.1 billion contract. Because of this, Boeing has decided to add another 200 San Antonio jobs.
In addition to the jobs being created for the renewal of the Air Force contract, Boeing has other plans for jobs in San Antonio
. The 787 “Dreamliner”, an aircraft originally scheduled for delivery in May 2008, will be modified in San Antonio. The company now plans to deliver 109 of these aircraft by the end of 2009. Once the new Boeing 787 enter service, the company plans to create approximately 400 new San Antonio jobs.
Between both the Air Force contract renewal and the 787 modification site, Boeing will soon have to hire 600 new employees in the San Antonio area. Those interested in working with the company should visit their website where they will find a link to available jobs online
Those who are interested in similar jobs but do not want to limit their search to Boeing alone, may like to try out the industry specific job search engines
, such as aviationemployment.com
. Once at the sites main page one can limit their search to available San Antonio jobs.
Labels: San Antonio Jobs
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Keys to Finding an Entry Level Job
You're embarking on a job search
but you think you have no experience. Remember that everyone has some type of experience though! Your job is to evaluate your past life and identify the skills, knowledge, and experience you have gained throughout the years. Turning that information into a resume to find entry level jobs
may initially be a challenge, but once you begin the process you will find that it is fun and exciting to identify your many skills and experiences.
Think about some of the experiences you have enjoyed in the past and your resume will start to come to life:
- School - Just finishing school is a time when many people are frustrated about the job search. They have been receiving education for the past thirteen to eighteen years so how could they have experience in the work world! With a little thought and creativity, you will find that you have significant experience. Consider any part time jobs you held while in school, clubs or groups in which you participated and offices you held, school events you organized and planned, sports events or clubs in which you were an active participant or member, and other school activities. For most of these you gained significant experience in organizing, planning, leading, creating and/or participating on teams, and evaluating data or information. Use this experience to your advantage.
- Volunteer Organizations – Many people discount the experience gained from volunteering but this is a critical job to include on your resume. You most likely were involved in planning, organizing, fund raising, writing, public speaking, leading meetings or events, and collaborating with others.
- Family Matters – If you’ve spent time raising a family, you have a wealth of experience in many areas including financial planning, organizing, event planning, negotiating, decision-making, contractor or vendor management, and time management! Multi-tasking and coordinating services and activities for several people simultaneously is an art in the business world! Leverage this experience on your resume.
- Travel – Whether you’ve traveled nationally or internationally, you’ve learned much about organizing schedules, time management, travel planning, and financial management. For international travel, you’ve most likely learned other languages or learned to communicate in some way with people who speak other languages by overcoming the language barrier. Travel broadens your horizons to the multi-cultural differences within our own country and across the world and gives you a broader perspective on needs of different people.
- Caring for Parents – If you’ve taken care of older people, then your skills in communication, geriatric medicine, health insurance and benefits management, physician interaction, negotiations, planning, organizing, financial management, and directing are strengthened. You’ve learned to balance multiple priorities by managing two households and your decision-making skills are sharpened in many ways. Any business can benefit from these skills and real experiences.
Finding an entry level job
- Clubs or Groups – If you’ve been actively engaged in clubs or group meetings, you have experience in group dynamics, team player or leader, civic activities, and possibly fund raising. If you held an officer position, you have leadership and strategic planning skills to add to your list.
when you have life experience is a challenge, but when you position yourself as a person with varied experience through these multiple channels, you will find that your resume is quite impressive. An employer who is looking for an innovative, creative, experienced, and ambitious individual will see the potential in you!
When you write your resume, write for success!
Labels: Entry Level Jobs
Rural Physicians In Demand
Strong demand to fill physician jobs
in rural areas of the United States continues to plague the nation. According to the National Rural Health Association
, just one out of 10 doctors practices in rural areas, where one-fourth of the nation's population lives.
But this can be good news for the physicians themselves.
There is an ongoing myth that physicians in rural America are not as well trained as doctors in larger metropolitan areas. But this is definitely not true – all physicians are equally well trained, required to maintain licensure, and required to keep up with medical advances to maintain certification.
The financial compensation for physicians in some areas may not be as high as in larger metropolitan areas, but the proportionate cost of living mirrors the economics of the region, and physicians fare well from a monetary standpoint. There are also other financial incentives and non-financial rewards for becoming a rural doctor.
Physicians may be wise to choose work in rural areas for many reasons:
- They are able to establish more effective relationships with their patients to enable them to offer better treatment alternatives.
- They are able to utilize their knowledge and skills more effectively, rather than deal with a highly complex bureaucratic system that plagues larger cities and hospitals.
- Physicians are not only able to treat illness and problems, but they are able to take time to educate patients on self-care and preventative measures for improved health.
- Since managed care is less accessible in rural areas, there is less ‘red tape’ for physicians and lower malpractice insurance costs.
Many rural physicians are able to negotiate attractive sign-on bonuses or annual financial incentives for long-term commitment to a community. General practitioners are in highest demand
and specialists are less likely to be attracted to rural regions.
With more than 50 million people living in rural areas and these numbers growing, the demand and crisis for physicians in rural areas
will continue. This creates opportunities for doctors who are looking to establish a much-needed practice in areas where their medical skills are highly valued and rewards reach far beyond medical care.
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Las Vegas Employment Booming
Synonymous with gambling and a glamorous night life, Las Vegas is well known for its tourism industry and for being an entertainment mecca of the world. But Las Vegas has much more to offer than entertainment and gaming.
As a major center of financial, business, and services, the city has effectively parlayed the entertainment capital into a mega city for job-seekers. An extremely diversified economy offers Las Vegas jobs
in many areas of business and the benefits of living in one of the most exciting cities in the world is a great "plus."
Entertainment and tourism are obviously critical to the city's economy, brining more than 37 million people annually to visit the city. Visitor's spend billions of dollars annually and over 20 percent of jobs in the Las Vegas area
are gaming related. This offers opportunities in casinos, show places, public transportation, hotels, restaurants, and other places where tourists frequent.
In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Las Vegas was not spared the decline in tourism that many other larger cities experienced. The city saw much of their local economy suffer as a result of decreased tourism and fewer visitors to the city. Coupled with the issues plaguing the city around attracting visitors to other areas of the city in addition to casinos, Las Vegas searched for the answer to even more economic and job growth.
And they succeeded!
Thanks to the leadership and vision for the future of this great city, jobs have increased significantly
in the past few years. New commercial and residential developments began to materialize in the mid-2000’s and this created a need for more employees in construction, engineering, and interior design. The completion of some of the new development and expansion of city tourist attractions successfully drove increased population growth.
The growing population has created new demands for construction in the residential, commercial, office, and industrial areas of the city. An ongoing demand for highly skilled construction workers continues to be a need in this economically booming city.
An increase in population growth requires more jobs
in the areas of service industries and financial sectors. More people also mean a need for more schools and child-care facilities. There is a high demand for employees in the educational system, including teachers, guidance counselors, administration, and maintenance personnel.
Las Vegas, Nevada has experienced phenomenal population and job growth over the past twenty years and the outlook continues to be promising. With Nevada's low taxes, it makes the city an attractive place to live with lower costs of living.
The gaming and tourism industry will continue to fuel the economy with the influx of tourists and visitors to this great city; but the financial, construction, service, and educational sectors also continue to grow. The future outlook for growth and high demand for individuals in these jobs creates a wealth of opportunities for thousands of job-seekers.
Las Vegas is a great place to live, work, and play. And remember, what happens in Vegas
, continues to drive the need for even more jobs!
Labels: Las Vegas Jobs
Friday, December 14, 2007
Finding Part Time Jobs in Dallas
Dallas is the third largest city in the state of Texas, and the ninth largest in the US. Dallas has over 1.2 million people. If you are looking for a part-time job
in this wonderful city, I am sure you’ll have no problem.
Dallas started out in the farming industry, and over a 100 years later, has almost any industry you want to work for. It has a large oil sector, a large telecommunication industry, and is known for having more shopping centers per capita than any where else in the US.
If you are looking to work part-time in Dallas, you’ll have no problem especially if you want a mall job. Dallas has the largest metro-center per capita in all the US. Dallas has places like Highland Park Village, the 2nd ever shopping center in the US, or the North Park Shopping Center
. That would be a great place to start looking for Dallas jobs
Or a great site to search jobs in Dallas
. And other job banks to try are Simply Hired
under part-time jobs. Either way because of how large the city of Dallas is, you should have no problem finding part-time work.
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