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Interview with James Emmett, CLIICC Center
Are you a person with a disability looking for employment? Disability consultant James Emmett with CLIICC Center addresses how he overcame his disability and found a job he was passionate about. Discover how by matching your skill set with an interest you find enjoyable can make a world of difference during your job search.
Are big cities too big for you? Are you looking for a job in a small city? This website, http://www.forbes.com/pictures/ef45gjfgm/methodology/#gallerycontent, lists the top 10 best small cities for jobs in the country. It shows the best cities along with their increasing employment rates. When searching for a specific job, http://us.jobs/ is the perfect place to search for a job based on the title or location. Our research shows that the top 10 best small cities for jobs include:
- Odessa, Texas – 9.5%
- Midland, Texas – 6.3%
- Columbus, Indiana – 10.2%
- San Angelo, Texas – 4.3%
- Blacksburg, Virginia – 7.1%
- Casper, New York – 5.4%
- Williamsport, Pennsylvania – 3.0%
- Glens Falls, New York – 5.4%
- Lubbock, Texas – 2.8%
- Laredo, Texas – 5.6%
http://us.jobs/ can help you find the perfect job in the perfect place for you. Remember the saying, “Good things come in small packages?” Good jobs come in small cities as well!
Interview with John Whalin, United Airlines
One of the most important pieces of a job search is to have a resume tailored to the position you are searching for. John Whalin with United Airlines talks about how technology is driving employers to do keyword-based searching in their applicant tracking system. Learn how using ‘hot words’ of that company can help bring your resume to the forefront as a contender for the position.
Have you ever wanted to live in a city not too big but not too small? Mid-size cities are just right, especially when looking for a job. http://us.jobs/ is helpful when searching for a specific job. This helps you locate available jobs using a location or job title. One useful website that is really helpful is http://www.forbes.com/pictures/edgl45mid/methodology-2/#gallerycontent. It lists the top 10 Best Mid-Size Cities for Jobs. Along with the names of the cities, it shows their employment growth rates. The Best Mid-Size Cities include:
- Lafayette, Louisiana – 5.2%
- Corpus Christi, Texas – 4.1%
- McAllen, Texas – 3.8%
- El Paso, Texas – 1.0%
- Charleston, South Carolina – 2.2%
- Knoxville, Tennessee – 3.1%
- Provo, Utah – 2.9%
- Bakersfield, California – 2.5%
- Boulder, Colorado – 1.8%
- Grand Rapids, Michigan – 2.2%
Finding the perfect job is now easier with us.jobs. Search for one of the cities above and you could live in a city that’s not too big and not too small but just the right size.
There are some advantages and disadvantages to living in a big city. One major advantage of living in a big city is more job opportunities. http://us.jobs/ is designed to help you find a job in any city that is right for you. Finding jobs has never been easier! It allows you to search for available jobs based on the location or title. Us.jobs is a simple way to find a job and apply right away. Some research shows the top 10 Best Big Cities with their employment growth rates over the past couple of years. These cities and their increased employment rates include:
- 1. Austin, Texas – 2.2%
- 2. Houston, Texas – 3.3%
- 3. Salt Lake City, Utah – 3.3%
- 4. Fort Worth, Texas Metropolitan Division – 2.7%
- 5. San Jose, California – 2.8%
- 6. Dallas, Texas Metropolitan Division – 1.9%
- 7. Raleigh, North Carolina – 2.2%
- 8. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 2.0%
- 9. Nashville, Tennessee – 1.8%
- 10. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – 1.7%
As a veteran, have you ever had trouble finding a job and translating your specific military skills into equivalent civilian positions? About 8.3% of military veterans were unemployed for 2011. Even though that number is down from previous years, it is still difficult to find a job in today’s economy. The good news is that by visiting http://veterans.jobs, you can translate the skills you have and find the job that is right for you. The search box under Military allows you to search for jobs based on your military job title or code. Veterans.jobs has over 900,000 jobs from over 90,000 employers. Our research shows the top 5 Military titles with the most job listings include:
- 3M071 – Services Craftsman (82492)
- 3M091 – Services Superintendent (82492)
- SH – Ship’s Serviceman (47693)
- 4130 – Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Officer (46260)
- 1933 – Navy Exchange Officer (46260)
After finding a job you are interested in applying for, consider refreshing your resume by using this advice http://vimeo.com/42545834 on how to highlight your military skills.
Interview with Matt Luther, CINTAS Corporation
Being able to transition your military skills into civilian skills can make a huge impact on your resume. If you are a veteran trying to reenter the civilian workforce, learn tips from Matt Luther with the CINTAS Corporation on how to prepare for upcoming interviews and highlight your military achievements.
Interview with Lance Sapera, 24 Hour Fitness
Companies are often times looking for a variety of individuals for positions within there company. Anybody from recent college grads to transitioning military veterans can often times start at a company and easily learn the business. Learn what advice recruiter Lance Sapera with 24 Hour Fitness has to say on preparing for your job interview and finding a job you’re enthusiastic about.
The following blog is a guest post from Christian Arno, founder of Lingo24. The most recent report from the Census Bureau revealed that more than 55 million people in America – around a sixth of the population – speak a language other than English at …
Interview with Eric Airola, J.B. Hunt Transport
Creating a resume to hand out or send to potential employers sounds basic but it’s an important and often overlooked step. Eric Airola with J.B. Hunt Transport offers his advice on how a stellar resume can help you get your foot in the door. Also, learn how a resume can help you showcase responsibilities and results from past jobs to help obtain the position you’re seeking.