New York City, home of the New York Giants, is ranked first on the list of the nation’s most populous cities, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Giants have won seven championships overall, including three Big Game wins; the last victory was during the 2007 season over the New England Patriots, their current rival. Home games are played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
In comparison, The New England Patriots represent the city of Boston, which the Census Bureau says ranks 22 on the nation’s list of most populous cities. The team actually plays their home games in the town of Foxborough, Mass. This will be the Patriot’s seventh appearance in the Big Game.
Regardless of which team you’re rooting for, here’s something we can all cheer about: this week’s list of companies hiring.
1. Aaron’s Sales and Lease
Sample job titles: Management trainee, sales representative, sales manager, delivery driver, general manager
2. Benchmark Senior Living
Industry: Health care
Sample job titles: Executive director, director of nursing, RN, LPN, caregiver, housekeeper
3. Consumer Cellular
Sample job titles: Customer service representative, customer service supervisor
4. Daymon Worldwide
Industry: Consulting/retail/food/consumer packaged goods
Sample job titles: Business manager, business analyst, analyst, consumer insights analyst
5. Extended Stay Hotels
Sample job titles: Guest service representative, hotel manager, front desk, maintenance engineer, housekeeping
6. Ryder Logistics
Sample job titles: Diesel mechanic, service manager, team drivers
7. Sovereign Lending Group
Sample job titles: Loan officer, loan processor
8. TK Worldwide
Sample job titles: Automotive market director
Sample titles: .Net developer, Applications engineer, software engineer
10. Visiting Angels
Industry: Home health care
Sample job titles: Caregiver/companion, CNA, certified nursing assistant, home health aide, HHA, scheduler, RN, registered nurse
Have you ever had a friend that claimed to be a model, but you suspected that he or she really wasn’t one? She may have had “model” listed as her job on Facebook, or he may have had dozens of glamour-shots posted on ModelMayhem.com, but you never saw an actual ad campaign or commercial?
Well, your hunch was probably correct, because according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are only 1,200 people in the U.S. who are actually employed as models.
The fact that there are so few working models isn’t all that surprising – it’s a pretty elite industry. What is surprising, though, is how many “normal” jobs are just as hard to break into – because they are either hyper-specialized, they require lots of training, or there just aren’t many jobs available. According to the BLS, these 18 jobs are the least common in America.
1. Astronomers: 1,840
Average annual salary: $93,340
2. Dredge operators: 1,720
Average annual salary: $36,580
3. Model makers, wood: 1,660
Average annual salary: $28,974
4. Timing device assemblers and adjusters: 1,560
Average annual salary: $32,300
5. Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists: 1,530
Average annual salary: $40,200
6. Industrial-organizational psychologists: 1,420
Average annual salary: $114,040
7. Animal breeders: 1,380
Average annual salary: $35,620
8. Geographers: 1,300
Average annual salary: $72,890
9. Patternmakers, wood: 1,240
Average annual salary: $40,700
10. Locomotive firers: 1,130
Average annual salary: $47,040
11. Models: 1,020
Average annual salary: $42,560
12. Mathematical technicians: 960
Average annual salary: $49,170
13. Radio operators: 920
Average annual salary: $44,510
14. Farm labor contractors: 830
Average annual salary: $35,890
15. Fishers and related fishing workers: 700
Average annual salary: $27,880
16. Fabric menders, except garment: 690
Average annual salary: $27,370
17. Prosthodontists: 670
Average annual salary: $139,620
18. Cooks, private household: 400
Average annual salary: $31,110
What do you think about this list? Is it surprising? Let us know in the comments section.
A terahertz transmitter developed at the TU Darmstadt has generated the highest frequency ever attained by a microelectronic device. The innovative device is also minuscule and operates at room temperature, which could lead to it paving the way for new applications in nondestructive testing or medical diagnostics.
Though Obama cited recent improvements in the job market – the country has regained more than 3 million jobs in the last 22 months – it’s also clear that we still have a ways to go. After all, 3 million jobs in 22 months comes out to roughly 136,000 jobs per month. Economists believe it will take the addition of at least 250,000 jobs per month to begin bringing unemployment back to pre-recession levels.
Luckily, the President announced a number of viable measures that, if carried out as planned, will both create new jobs, and retrain workers for the jobs that are available. Here, a recap of the employment-related actions announced last night, and why they’re important to American workers.
1. The goal: Return outsourced jobs to the U.S.
The President said:“Tonight, my message to business leaders is simple: Ask yourselves what you can do to bring jobs back to your country, and your country will do everything we can to help you succeed … Right now, companies get tax breaks for moving jobs and profits overseas. Meanwhile, companies that choose to stay in America get hit with one of the highest tax rates in the world. It makes no sense, and everyone knows it … My message is simple. It’s time to stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas, and start rewarding companies that create jobs right here in America.”
Why it’s important: In April 2011, the Wall Street Journal researched the outsourcing practices of some of the top corporations in the U.S., and found that, while the companies had cut more than 2.9 million jobs stateside since 2000, they’d added 2.4 million jobs overseas in the same time period.
2. The goal: Reskill American workers for in-demand jobs.
The President said: “[I hear] from many business leaders who want to hire in the United States but can’t find workers with the right skills. Growing industries in science and technology have twice as many openings as we have workers who can do the job. Think about that — openings at a time when millions of Americans are looking for work. Join me in a national commitment to train two million Americans with skills that will lead directly to a job … You need to give more community colleges the resources they need to become community career centers — places that teach people skills that local businesses are looking for right now, from data management to high-tech manufacturing.”
Why it’s important: According to CareerBuilder’s 2012 hiring forecast, which was based on a survey of more than 3,000 hiring managers, 26 percent of employers reported that they currently had job openings for which they could not find qualified workers. The areas they had the most trouble filling? High-skills jobs like IT and engineering. Retraining job seekers for the positions that employers need to fill is the surest way to close the skills gap, and make a dent in the unemployment rate.
3. The goal: Encourage small business growth.
The President said: “Innovation is what America has always been about. Most new jobs are created in start-ups and small businesses. So let’s pass an agenda that helps them succeed. Tear down regulations that prevent aspiring entrepreneurs from getting the financing to grow. Expand tax relief to small businesses that are raising wages and creating good jobs.”
Why it’s important: As Obama pointed out, most jobs are created by small businesses. According to the Small Business Administration, “Small firms accounted for 65 percent (or 9.8 million) of the 15 million net new jobs created between 1993 and 2009.” It’s imperative for the job market, then, that small businesses have access to the resources they need to expand, and feel secure enough to do so.
Although it remains to be seen how well, and how quickly, these plans will take form, we think it’s reassuring to hear the Administration seems to be on a logical and sustainable path towards lowering the unemployment rate. What do you think?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released data on the December 2011 regional and state employment and unemployment rates. There’s good news to report: Regional and state unemployment rates were slightly lower in December, with 37 states and the District of Columbia recording unemployment rate decreases.
Year over year, the news was also bright, with 46 states registering unemployment rate decreases from a year prior.
With the national jobless rate continuing to trend down, it will be interesting to see how the topic is tackled during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. We’ll be doing a follow-up post on his speech, so be sure to check that out. In the meantime, here’s our list of 10 companies hiring this week.
1. American Diabetes Association
Sample job titles: Manager – fundraising and special events, director – programs, associate manager – community initiatives
2. Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Industry: Pharmaceutical, health care
Sample job titles: Senior medical director, regional sales manager, pharmaceutical sales, associate director, senior scientist
3. Greatwide Logistics
Sample job titles: CDL A driver, carrier procurement/carrier management manager, logistics/transportation supervisor, call center reps — fleet logistics/part-time
4. Mansfield Oil Company
Industry: Oil and gas
Sample job titles: LTL logistics analyst, business development specialist – MGES, operations manager
5. Mattress Firm, Inc.
Sample job titles: Sales manager in training, sales associate, store manager, assistant store manager, operations manager, warehouse associates
6. Portfolio Recovery Associates
Sample job titles: Acquisitions manager, help desk analyst, account representative — collections, business analyst
7. Smith Transport
Sample job titles: Class A CDL truck drivers
8. Tara Therapy
Industry: Health care
Sample job titles: Physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, physical therapist assistant, certified occupational therapy assistant
9. Town Sports International (New York Sports Club, Boston Sports Club, Philadelphia Sports Club, Washington Sports Club)
Sample job titles: Personal trainers, membership sales consultants, fitness managers, general managers, assistant general managers
10. Visium Resources
Sample job titles: Architectural designer, C++/embedded Linux developer
In past posts, we’ve offered up best practices for using social media in your job search. That’s because more and more recruiters and hiring managers are utilizing social networks to learn about and even contact potential candidates.
While most know how to lock down their profiles through privacy settings on sites like Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is a little different. The point there being that the information you’re putting on the site is critical and relevant to your job search; therefore, your picture should also be professional and relevant to your job search. Even with your career transparency on LinkedIn, for all three sites (or however many you may be using), your profile picture is the one constant that’s nearly always visible.
“Your image is conveyed through your photograph, and it’s part of the first impression you make on others,” says Barbara Pachter, a business communications and etiquette expert who’s authored numerous books on the topic of social media professionalism. “You want to post a photograph that is professionally appropriate. You want to look like a credible, approachable person, not like you just came from the beach.”
The beach would be a treat, honestly. Some of the photos I see? For shame, people, for shame I say. So let’s go through some examples of what you should and shouldn’t be doing in your profile picture.
1. Use a head shot. This means that it should be head and shoulders, highlighting your face. It should not be some weird photo from a party.
2. Your photo should be flattering. Who wouldn’t want to be portrayed in the best light? However, this doesn’t mean you should use butter on the lens to give that soft glamour-shot style effect.
This example is neither a good head shot nor is it flattering; also, it should be in color.
Leave your artsy photos for the gallery.
3. Your face is the focus, not the background. Again, this is a headshot. That means you posing near the Great Wall is probably not the best choice for a main picture. Is it cool? Absolutely. Professional? Not unless you’re an ancient bricklayer. Keep your face in focus too – there’s nothing worse than a blurry photo. Well…
Yep, your face is typically important. Biceps, deltoids and other body parts should be left unseen.
4. Be fully-clothed. The amount of people I’ve seen without clothes or who post images of others sans clothing is appalling. Remember, your profile is seen by everyone, so clean up your act and keep the more risqué photos for “Missed Connections.”
5. Don’t make any funny faces. Pachter says, “If you are frowning or scowling, why would someone want to hire or work with you?” This is equally true for those who try to use more suggestive pictures. What kind of work would an employer assume you’re interested in? So while this ties in with No. 4, I still see photos of people with clothes on who are making weird goofy faces. A smile will work nicely, thank you.
6. Keep your photo current. Make sure your photo actually looks like you. Stop using a photo that you love from 5+ years ago. Again, not only is this off-putting, but if people meet you and realize you’re being deceptive, why would they trust you as an employee?
I was less wrinkled and much thinner then. But still not a professional photo – I mean, look at that shirt.
7. Find a photographer. Whether you pay or find a friend or student to take your photo, it’ll be better than your mirrored self-portrait with your phone or a webcam shot. Trust me, the effort in having a professional shot will be worth the trouble in setting it up.
The moral of the story is this: If your account is locked down, put up any drunken/Halloween/inappropriate photos you want in your “Shameful Moments” gallery. But keep your profile image respectable, even if you are not using it as part of your job search. Google and other search engines will pull in your profile images when recruiters or managers search your social profiles (especially Google+).
See how nice a professional headshot can be, even if it’s taken by a photographer friend?
Please note all the photos above are of me, even though I so wanted to put certain people on blast for their awful photos. You know who you are.
Tell me about the worst profile picture you have ever seen or if you’ve ever judged candidates based on their profile pictures in social media!
The hug. It’s a simple gesture that can make a happy situation happier or help someone overcome with sadness feel a little better. Studies have shown that hugs can actually make a difference in one’s health; research out of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill found that a hug can lower blood pressure and reduce the harmful physical effects of stress.
Hugs are thought to be so beneficial, there’s even a day dedicated to celebrating the gift of a hug. Jan. 21 has been deemed “National Hugging Day,” and according to the organizer’s website, the day was “created for family and friends to hug often and freely with one another.”
Yet when it comes to hugging in the workplace, the act may become less of a kind gesture and more of a liability. According to a survey by staffing agency The Creative Group, seven in 10 executives interviewed said embracing co-workers in a business setting is inappropriate.
“The thing about hugging in the workplace is that if it makes anyone uncomfortable, there can be legal ramifications,” says Donna Flagg, workplace communications expert and author of, “Surviving Dreaded Conversations.” “And because of hostile work environment and sexual harassment suits, innocent hugging is always vulnerable to being construed as something else — that is, something not so innocent.”
So is hugging a co-worker or showing any signs of physical affection ever acceptable? Or is it better to avoid any gesture that could be considered a personal-space invasion? While opinions may differ, here are some things to think about when going in for an office hug:
Consider where you work
To determine if hugs are tolerated in your workplace, first think about where you work. The type of company it is and the culture it promotes may give you some clues as to whether signs of affection would be encouraged. Is your company more by-the-book or is it laid back in its methods or practices? Does the company culture encourage working in teams and being open to others, or is it more of an independent, cut-throat, every-man-for-himself environment?
In addition, the type of field you work in can make a difference. If you work in a more corporate environment, affection may be frowned upon. But some fields — health care for instance — may be more open to hugging, and the act may even be part of the job.
“In my world, there are times when hugging is the most appropriate thing to do,” says Dr. Diane Radford, a surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer. “There are times when I interact with patients that giving or receiving a hug is part of the whole spectrum of communication … A hug can be a reassuring way of indicating they will be OK, but I’m there if they need me. One has to be astute and know when a hug is the right thing to do. In my workplace, it often is the right thing to do.”
Take cues from others
It’s also important to keep in mind that everyone has different comfort levels when it comes to public displays of affection, especially with people who aren’t family or close friends. While you may love giving hugs, they may make your cube mate uncomfortable.
“Recognizing that not everyone shares the same personal-boundary line is essential to maintaining a pleasant and professional workplace environment,” says Roshini Rajkumar, national speaker and communication/image expert.
“Remember that personal touch is not about intention, but rather, how it is perceived by the person receiving the touch. If they are uncomfortable, then the touch is wrong. Be aware of co-workers’ personal boundaries before entering into a ‘physical relationship’ with them, no matter how passive or limited the touch.”
Respect cultural differences
Someone’s comfort level for workplace affection may be influenced by their age, upbringing or cultural background. While some cultures embrace hugging, others show respect or thanks in other ways, so it’s important to keep such differences in mind.
Also consider one’s gender and role within the company. Hugging someone of another gender could more easily be misconstrued than hugging someone of the same sex. There may be sensitivities around hugging a boss or subordinate but not necessarily around hugging a peer.
“Keep in mind the recipient’s gender and ethnicity,” Rajkumar says. “Different cultures have different boundaries…Generations have different expectations as well. Today’s younger generation is more touchy-feely, while the older generation is more formal.”
Watch how you hug
There are different ways you can hug someone, and they can mean different things. Hugging from the front or back may be awkward, but a casual side hug could appear less threatening and personal.
“A big smothering bear hug may not be appropriate, but the handshake and one arm around the shoulder hug — which tends to be more of a hit-and-run type of hug — could work fine,” says Regina Barr, founder and CEO of Red Ladder Inc., a consulting, executive coaching and speaking company. “The latter hug might be more comfortable for folks in the workplace, because it’s a hybrid hug.”
If in doubt, handshake it out
“If you work in a friendly/casual environment, you may be able to substitute hugging for handshaking, but when in doubt, don’t hug,” Rajkumar suggests. “It’s usually best to err on the side of caution when it comes to physical displays of affection. Consider a big smile and enthusiastically clasping your hands together while you express gratitude verbally as an alternative.” Rajkumar also recommends high fives or shoulder claps as some other ways to communicate physically without overstepping.
While there’s no right answer to whether or not hugging in the workplace is appropriate, there’s still no argument that a good hug can make someone’s day a little brighter. Just make sure it’s warranted and welcomed.
Do you think hugs or other signs of affection are acceptable in the workplace? Or do you think they are inappropriate? Tell us in the comments section below.
Whether you plan your life around your horoscope (“The sun is in my commitment house! I am SO finding love this month”), or you think the Zodiac is utter nonsense; you’re probably still somewhat familiar with your Western Zodiac sign. You know whether you’re a Scorpio or an Aries, and you might even be familiar with the personality traits, relationship patterns and career preferences your sign predisposes you to.
Chances are, though, you’re a lot less familiar with Chinese astrology.
The Chinese Zodiac makes the same sort of generalities and predictions as the Western Zodiac, but is based on the year you were born in instead of the month. With the Chinese New Year happening on January 23 (welcome, year of the dragon!), we thought it’d be interesting to see what astrology has to say about the career and work preferences of each of the 12 signs in the Chinese Zodiac.
“Sometimes in choosing a career we just don’t know where to start,” says Donna Stellhorn, an astrologer and author of “2012: Year of the Water Dragon.” “Many people in the world look to their Chinese Zodiac sign to find their talents, strengths and weaknesses. And this helps guide them in their career choices.”
What does your sign say about your career choices? Stellhorn weighs in, below.
Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
Stellhorn says: “Rats are better suited to highly-active jobs, where making more effort and taking chances yields higher material rewards. Owning their own business or doing outside sales — especially of luxury items — is great for them. Rats should avoid jobs that isolate them or that are routine (things like night watchman, toll booth operator, etc.). On the other hand, they should avoid jobs where gambling is a main focus (such as working in a casino) because they may end up giving their paycheck back to the house.”
Personality traits*: Imaginative, problem solver, magnetic, observant, selfish, motivated by money and status.
Other possible job matches*: Manager, counselor, lawyer, broadcaster, writer
Ox (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
Stellhorn says: “The ox is better suited to jobs where they can bring in a good income and still work at home. They also excel at jobs that have a steady amount of work throughout the day (like medical transcription, editor/writer). They should avoid jobs that call for cutting-edge technical knowledge (Ox likes to wait and see before jumping into a new trend), or jobs that require a lot of travel.”
Personality traits: Determined, reliable, detail-oriented, hardworking, loyal
Other possible job matches: Mechanic, painter, banker, real estate agent
Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
Stellhorn says: “Tigers can be both territorial and restless. They need periods of intense action and then quiet reflection. They do well in emergency rooms or as firefighters. They also make good musicians who put all their intensity into their live shows, or event planners who pull off parties without a hitch.”
Personality traits: Competitive, confident, good leader, likeable, adventurous, hasty
Other possible job matches: Writer, pilot, ad sales, office manager
Rabbit (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
Stellhorn says: “Rabbits are patient and even-tempered. They thrive in calm workplaces where there is interaction with co-workers and customers. And Rabbits have an eye for value so they do well in jewelry sales, clothing design and real estate. They make good tour guides.”
Personality traits: Outgoing, sincere, compassionate, avoids confrontation
Other possible job matches: Public relations, writer, therapist, teacher
Dragon (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
Stellhorn says: “Dragons need space to grow and gain recognition. They can’t be trapped in closed-in cubicles without breathing fire. They understand trends and see the direction to take to be successful. They do well as pilots. They excel in advertising and television. They also enjoy careers where they can be outside, like environmental researcher or hiking guide, for example.”
Personality traits: Ambitious, free-spirited, innovative, enthusiastic (sometimes overly so), independent, can be tactless
Other possible job matches: Architect, sales representative, manager, lawyer
Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
Stellhorn says: “Snakes are the wisest but they often keep their opinions to themselves. Their emotions are under the surface and they guard their privacy. They make good writers, artists and composers. They also are excellent at scientific and medical research.”
Personality traits: Smart, intuitive, decisive, easily bored
Other possible job matches: Sociologist, analyst, investigator, dietician
Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, and 2014)
Stellhorn says: “Horses love their freedom. They are social yet competitive (though they are always a good sport if they lose). Horses are usually very talented at something. They do well in careers that deal with cars, roads and bridges. They also make good lawyers. And they often thrive if their career can include sports.”
Personality traits: Energetic, attention-seeking, team-oriented, adventurous, effective communicator
Other possible job matches: Journalist, publicist, bartender, librarian
Ram (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
Stellhorn says: “Rams are sensitive and diplomatic. They are generally homebodies and like to surround themselves with like-minded people. They make good scientists and programmers. They do well in medical fields. They also often are the actors who really become the character they are playing.”
Personality traits: Team-player, creative, calm, intelligent, sensitive
Other possible job matches: Editor, illustrator, pediatrician
Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
Stellhorn says: “Monkeys are filled with energy and like to do multiple things at once. They get nervous or bored if things move too slowly. Monkeys are very intelligent and so they have a lot of career choices. They really thrive when they have a mentor, someone they can copy. They’ll do well in high-energy careers as a restaurant manager, building contractor or stock broker. They also do well in public relations and advertising.”
Personality traits: Intellectual, quick-witted, curious, adaptable, playful
Other possible job matches: Film director, trader, engineer, jeweler
Rooster (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
Stellhorn says: “Roosters are always busy. They throw great parties and are always available to give their friends a hand. Because they are so in-tune to the energy of the people around them they do best in social careers, like customer service, entertainment and teaching. But they need rewards for their service too, so job titles like doctor or school principal fit well.”
Personality traits: Motivated, honest, confident (sometimes overconfident), hard-working, organized
Other possible job matches: Bookkeeper, dentist, insurance agent
Dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
Stellhorn says: “Dogs are loyal and hardworking. They are resourceful and very inventive especially when challenged. They are good at careers related to sports, food service and hospitality management. They work well in teams and in project oriented businesses, like software development (especially gaming software).”
Personality traits: Loyal, kind, adaptable, stubborn, strong morals
Other possible job matches: Nurse, police officer, scientist, interior designer
Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)
Stellhorn says: “Pigs are caring and take their responsibilities seriously. They love their homes and their families and don’t like to be away from them. For Pigs, home-based businesses can thrive. They have a good eye for design and do well in the advertising, clothing and accessories industries. They also have a talent for cooking so they make good caterers.”
Personality traits: Diligent, sincere, creative, detail-oriented
Possible job matches: Veterinarian, doctor, retail
*Personality trait and additional job match information from ChineseZodiac.com.
I consider myself a true Midwestern girl, having never lived in another region of the country. So there have been numerous times when I’ve had the itch to shake things up and move somewhere else, even if just for a few years.
Relocating to another city or state can present some challenges, but it also provides opportunities, especially for job seekers continuing to hit dead ends in their current job market. In fact, a recent CareerBuilder study found that 44 percent of workers would be willing to relocate for a career opportunity. And employers are willing to help, especially those that are struggling to find workers to fill skilled positions. Thirty-two percent of employers surveyed said they would be willing to pay to relocate new employees in 2012.
The top areas for which employers are most likely to pay
For those workers willing to consider making a move, they now have an easier way to find markets with the greatest demand for their skills and assess costs of moving to and living in a particular area. CareerBuilder just launched a new website, CareerRelocate.com, where workers can:
- Run a simple keyword or category search and view a map detailing where the most and fewest opportunities are for their line of work.
- View actual relocation opportunities in different cities.
- Learn what they would need to earn in order to maintain their current standard of living in another city.
- Research homes, property values, mortgage quotes, moving and storage costs.
- Tap into articles and advice on relocating and hiring trends.
Do workers who’ve relocated in the past regret it, or are they glad they made the move?
Now that I’m settled in Chicago, I don’t foresee myself relocating any time soon. But for job seekers who do have that itch, it’s good to know sites like CareerRelocate exist to help take some of the stress out of such a life- and career-changing move.
For more on relocating, including stories from workers who’ve made a move for their career, see: True story: I relocated for a job.
First up is South Carolina’s presidential primary on Saturday. Will Mitt Romney solidify his position as the Republican Party front-runner? We should have a clear picture of the GOP’s leaderboard by the end of the weekend.
And then there is Sunday. The New York Giants play the San Francisco 49ers. The New England Patriots take on the Baltimore Ravens. Who will win? Who knows, but I’ll speak for everyone here at TheWorkBuzz when I say, whatever happens, I hope it leads to a Super Bowl win for the Giants. (But really I can only speak for myself on that one. Go G-men!).
Anyway, all this anticipation is almost too much to take. To take our minds off it, let’s check out this list of companies hiring now.
1. American Diabetes Association
Sample job titles: Manager – Fundraising and special events, director – programs, associate manager – community initiatives
2. American Management Services
Sample job titles: Field sales manager, inside sales, business coordinator
Sample job titles: Mortgage protection specialist (experience not required), sales consultant, sales representative, sales manager trainee, financial services representative, insurance sales representative
Sample job titles: Java, .net, ERP, EMR, project manager, business analyst, desktop/helpdesk support, epic, systems, network engineer, SQL, QA
5. Greatwide Logistics
Sample job titles: CDL A driver, carrier procurement/carrier management manager, logistics/transportation supervisor, call center reps — fleet logistics/part-time
6. Plymouth Auctioneering
Industry: Sales/fine art/entertainment
Sample job titles: International fine art sales consultant, art auction sales associate
7. Senior Helpers
Industry: Home health care
Sample job titles: Caregiver / companion, certified nursing assistant, scheduler, registered nurse, personal caregiver
8. State Farm
Sample job titles: Insurance and financial services agent
Industry: Consumer services
Sample job titles: Store manager, district manager, bilingual customer service representative, commercial construction field estimator, customer service representative, general manager trainee, store manager trainee, regional manager
10. Visiting Angels
Industry: Home health care
Sample job titles: Caregiver / companion, certified nursing assistant, home health aide, scheduler, registered nurse