Spring is here! It's April, the unexpectedly snowy winter is behind us and you are ready for a change. Actual spring cleaning isn't all that exciting, but the metaphoric kind is thrilling. While many people use the new year to start anew, others wait for spring. Or if you're being completely honest, you didn't stick to our resolutions and are using the season to start fresh. This time you mean it.
While we can't help you stick to your diet or hit the gym more frequently, we can give your career a boost. If you've been looking for work, spring could offer the new beginning you've been waiting for.
The opportunities available to job seekers are in a variety of industries and open to different experience levels.
Health care IT company Allscripts recognizes an increasing demand for health care IT and needs quality employees as it grows. Publishing organization Sunshine Media is looking for seasoned sales professionals in markets across the country to serve as local publishers for their magazines MD News and Builder+Architect.
Those companies are just two of the 17 ready to hire workers right now. Check out this list to make some big changes this spring:
Industry: Business services
Sample job titles: Sales representatives, nurses, programmers, analysts, and product development engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, administrative support, billing clerks
Location: Nationwide, including New York, N.Y.; Houston, Tex.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Dallas, TX.
Industry: Health care IT
Sample job titles: Implementation specialist, project manager, software engineer, business analyst
Location: Raleigh, N.C.; Burlington, Vt.; Chicago, Ill.
Industry: Customer service/work from home
Sample job titles: Customer care professionals
Sample job titles: Crew, kitchen manager, real estate manager, IT support specialist, QA manager, facilities manager
Location: Nationwide (including Denver, Colo.)
Sample job titles: Sales consultants, customer service reps, general warehouse workers, assistant buyers, corporate director and manager level opportunities.
Industry: Oil and gas
Sample job titles: Reservoir engineers, lease operators, technicians, workover foreman, order analyst
Locations: Tex.; La.; Miss.
Industry: Financial services, insurance, title, Escrow, information services
Sample job titles: Tax researcher, tax processor, call center representatives, escrow assistants, escrow officers, information systems professionals, sales professionals
Location: Westlake, Tex; Murray, Utah; Rochester, N.Y.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Santa Ana, Calif.
Sample job titles: Registered nurse - case manager, registered nurse - on call, registered nurse - hospital and admissions, registered nurse - call center, registered nurse - pediatrics, social worker - MSW, grief support services manager, care associate - call center, homemaker, hospice aide, spiritual care advisor
Location: Southfield, Ann Arbor, Bloomfield, Clinton Township, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Big Rapids, Cadillac, Traverse City, Alpena, Gaylord, Saginaw, Mich.
Industry: Insurance Sales
Sample job titles: Insurance sales agent
Industry: Insurance and Financial Services
Sample job titles: Financial service professionals, sales managers, senior accountants, compliance associates and actuaries
Industry: Health care
Sample job titles: Clinical case manager, nurse manager, house supervisor, director of case management/social services, director of cardiology, C.N.A.
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Sample job titles: .Net Developer, help desk, Java developer, project manager, senior system analyst
Sample job titles: Master repair technician, general repair technician, general service technician, accounts payable clerk, administrative assistant, IT support technician, benefits coordinator, installer, retail store manager, drivers
Location: Bound Brook, N.J.; N.Y.; N.J.; Pa.
14. Sunshine Media
Sample job titles: Publisher - sales representative
15. URS Corporation
Industry: Engineering, construction and technical services (or A/E/C)
Sample job titles: Geotechnical engineers, environmental planners, resident engineers, transit/rail engineers, construction program managers, logistics and maintenance staff
Sample job titles: CDL truck driver
17. West Corporation
Industry: Customer care
Sample job titles: Customer care professionals, licensed insurance agents
Location: Tulsa, Okla.
Anthony Balderrama is a writer and blogger for CareerBuilder.com and its job blog, The Work Buzz. He researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/abalderrama.