Posts Tagged 'Jobs'

Ten Best Cities For Recent College Graduates

There are plenty of people who are fresh out of college today many of whom face a difficult job market. That being said, there are certain parts of the country where it is easier to be a fresh grad than others. Nerdwallet recently put together a list of what they feel are the top ten cities in America to be a recent college graduate. The factors that they consider are conventional measures like the availability of jobs in the local economy, the city’s population of people ages 18-24, the median rent for an apartment, the city’s walk score. They also consider more unusual measures like the number of bars per capita, the cost of a 12 inch pizza at Pizza Hut, and the price of a six-pack of Heineken. What follows is their top ten list:

10. San Francisco, CA
9. Chicago, IL
8. Austin, TX
7. Columbus, OH
6. Washington, DC
5. Philadelphia, PA
4. Baltimore, MD
3. Denver, CO
2. Seattle, WA
1. Boston, MA

The many sights of Boston

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The 8 Apps that Every Jobseeker Should Have

Searching for a job in today’s economy can be incredibly stressful and bewildering. Thankfully has made a great list of eight apps to make the hunt for a job a little bit easier. They help you find what you are looking for, stay organized, branch our in your network, access all the info and documentation you may need, and make sure that you are prepared for the big interview. See below for the complete list.


1. LunchMeet: Once you link this app to your LinkedIn account, it searches for contacts in your industry who have said they are open to networking so that you can try to set up a lunch date or grab a quick coffee and discuss career opportunities. It even allows you to specify a time & place then looms for people willing to meet up nearby using geo-targeting.

2. LinkUp: The difference between this job search app and others out there is that is doesn’t just search a job board with postings that have been directly submitted. Instead, it looks for jobs on more than 22,000 individual company sites while sifting through the category of you choice.

3. Career Igniter: This app allows you to build your resume online and make sure it looks great in a pinch. There is a drop down menu for each section and it prompts you to include information like employer history, start & end dates, etc. The system will then automatically output your resume to several different templates to let you see what it looks like and lets you choose your favorite.

4. BusyBee: This app is great for freelancers. It allows professionals in education, construction, engineering, data entry, administration, design, writing, and more look for work by category & location so you can find jobs close to home. A good idea for those who don’t have any freelance experience if you want to try to make extra money & build up your portfolio.

5. Jibber Jobber: Everyone has been there at some point in their work life when you are desperate for a job so you apply everywhere and anywhere hoping for a call back. It’s easy to confuse companies when applying to so many different jobs. Jibber Jobber allows you to stay organized so you don’t mistake one company or contact for another & possibly cost yourself a shot at the job.

6. SparkHire: Awesome app for those who are looking for a job to replace their current one. Since most don’t have a lot of time to take off for the interviews, SparkHire allows you to upload video resumes, recorded interviews, etc. Employers can create text questions for interviewees and then you record the video answers and send them in. Those with the iPhone can also download the mobile app of the video interview software.

7. Interview Pro: Great for practicing once you finally get the big interview. With more than 80 typical job interview questions, you’ll be ready for anything. The program also offers explanations for the questions as well as suggested answers.

8. Google everything: This one isn’t quite an app. However with Google Drive, Docs, Calendar, Alerts, etc. you can be ready for whatever comes your way. Save your resume on the cloud, share it with employers, collaborate with friends to update it, create interview reminders, and set up alerts for job postings.

Happy Job Hunting!


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6 places it pays to move to

MSN Money gives readers something to think about in their article, 6 places it pays to move to. While it seems economic recovery is still not looking as promising as we may have hoped, and many families around the country are feeling financial pressure, there are a few places that will offer you monetary incentives to live and work there. Some are offering helping paying off students loans, while others are even offering forgivable mortgages. If you have been considering a move, especially to a location where you can hope to earn a bit more and be welcomed by a community happy to add new faces, take a look at these 6 locations and maybe one will be the perfect fit for you!

Here is a list of the 6 places it pays to move to:

1. Niagara Falls, N.Y.

2. Rural Kansas

3. Milnor, N.D.

4. Detroit

5. Alaska

6. Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Photo courtesy of: Chattanooga, Tennessee -

Photo courtesy of: Chattanooga, Tennessee –

14 jobs that pay 6 figures

MSN Careers starts the New Year off right with their list of 14 jobs that pay 6 figures. There is no better time to reconsider your job opportunities, especially if you didn’t get that raise or bonus you were banking on. This list will give you some insight on career fields that are growing and paying into the 6 figures, and you can’t go wrong with that. While many of these careers will take a fair amount of time and money to be able to get to the mentioned positions, you can’t get there at all if you don’t try. Our pick is for #1,  Advertising, promotions and marketing manager, probably because this blog is brought to you by the Churchill Corporate Services marketing department! Be sure to take a look at this list below if you have been considering a more lucrative career move, or just looking for a new field to explore!

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Photo courtesy of: MSN Careers

Photo courtesy of: MSN Careers

1. Advertising, promotions and marketing manager* What they do: Advertising, promotions and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in a product or service. They work with art directors, sales agents and financial staff members. 2010 median pay: $108,260

2. Air traffic controller What they do: Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of air traffic to ensure that planes stay safe distances apart. 2010 median pay: $108,040

3. Architectural and engineering manager What they do: Architectural and engineering managers plan, coordinate and direct activities in architecture and engineering, including research and development. 2010 median pay: $119,260

4. Chief executive officer What they do: Chief executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct and coordinate operational activities of companies and public- or private-sector organizations. 2010 median pay: $101,250

5. Computer and information systems manager What they do: Computer and information systems managers, often called IT managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the IT goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing the appropriate computer systems to meet those goals. 2010 median pay: $115,780

6. Dentist What they do: Dentists diagnose and treat problems with a patient’s teeth, gums and other parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health. 2010 median pay: $146,920

7. Financial manager What they do: Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization. 2010 median pay: $103,910

8. Lawyer What they do: Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses or government agencies on legal issues or disputes. 2010 median pay: $112,760

9. Natural science manager What they do: Natural sciences managers supervise the work of scientists, including chemists, physicists and biologists. They direct research and development projects and coordinate activities such as testing, quality control and production. 2010 median pay: $116,020

10. Petroleum engineer What they do: Petroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the earth’s surface. Petroleum engineers also find new ways to extract oil and gas from older wells. 2010 median pay: $114,080

11. Pharmacist What they do: Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer advice on their safe use. 2010 median pay: $111,570

12. Physician and surgeon What they do: Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses in patients. Physicians examine patients, take medical histories, prescribe medications and order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests. Surgeons operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates. 2010 median pay: Equal to or greater than $166,400 per year

13. Physicist What they do: Physicists study the fundamental nature of the universe, ranging from the vastness of space to the smallest of subatomic particles. They develop new technologies, methods and theories based on the results of their research that deepen our understanding of how things work and contribute to innovative, real-world applications. 2010 median pay: $105,430

14. Podiatrist What they do: Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for people suffering foot, ankle and lower-leg problems. They diagnose illnesses, treat injuries and perform surgery. 2010 median pay: $118,030