Entry-Level Jobs

  • Spring Break Internships: 3 Tips for Securing the Perfect Interim Job

    Spring Break Internships: 3 Tips for Securing the Perfect Interim Job

    After a week of pulling "all-nighters" to ace mid-term exams, it is natural for many college students to spend the following week unwinding at a tropical oasis for Spring Break. However, some students are starting to forgo the week at the beach. Instead, they are getting valuable experience in their respective... Continue Reading

  • Tax Preparation Jobs - Find Employment in a Taxing Economy

    Tax Preparation Jobs - Find Employment in a Taxing Economy

    By Lauren Fairbanks Tax season doesn't just bring about miserable patrons worried about income tax bills. It can also bring tax jobs to help you cover yourself in case you didn't deduct enough taxes during the year. Seasonal jobs in tax preparation abound at the IRS and tax-preparation businesses like... Continue Reading

  • Amusement Park Hiring In Full Swing

    Amusement Park Hiring In Full Swing

    There might still be snow on the ground and a chill in the air, but amusement parks, theme parks and water parks across the country are gearing up to begin hiring for their summer season. Brandon Berg, Director of Human Resources at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari Water Park in Santa Claus, IN can almost... Continue Reading

  • How They Got Their First Job: A Dancing Number-Cruncher

    How They Got Their First Job: A Dancing Number-Cruncher

    A business savvy dance major landed a job as a tax accountant for a major New York accounting firm, right out of college, in this job market. Wow! For Amanda Rack, a combination of varied interests, hard work, internships and good connections landed her that first job. Here's her story: Continue Reading

  • Fashion Jobs: How to Use Fashion Week to Score a Position in the Fashion Industry

    Fashion Jobs: How to Use Fashion Week to Score a Position in the Fashion Industry

    Jobs in the coveted fashion industry are always as slim as the latest cover models. But during Fashion Week, a door that's almost always closed to the public slides opens a bit to allow a larger audience of fashion hopefuls to take a peek and maybe even get a foot in the door. Whether it's volunteering to assist... Continue Reading

  • I Have a Journalism Degree, Now What?

    I Have a Journalism Degree, Now What?

    Being born in New York has been both a blessing and a curse for recent grad Samantha Manning. As a broadcast journalism major at Hofstra University in Long Island, NY, she has had the opportunity to intern in the number one media market in America. Despite interning for networks like ABC, as well as being the... Continue Reading

  • Entry-Level Jobs with Big Earning Potential

    Entry-Level Jobs with Big Earning Potential

    Competition for entry-level work is starched-shirt stiff right now. But grabbing the first minimum-wage, dead-end gig that comes along won't serve you well in the long run. After all, you don't want to live in Mom and Dad's basement forever. A better strategy is to pursue a career that allows your... Continue Reading

  • Santa's hiring, sort of: UPS hiring seasonal workers

    Santa's hiring, sort of: UPS hiring seasonal workers

    Santa Claus may have enough elves helping him make toys, but with an entire globe to deliver to, he's getting some help from UPS. UPS is looking for seasonal workers for the holidays and often beyond, according to its Web site. It's hiring 50,000 seasonal package handlers and drivers' helpers, down from... Continue Reading

  • High Entry-Level Salaries

    High Entry-Level Salaries

    Last month, I wrote a post about 50 jobs that pay $50,000 or more and a lot of you commented that you wanted to see jobs that pay that amount at the entry level. I did some detective work and found 20 jobs whose entry-level salaries range from $41,000 to $77,000 a year. Compare these to the national mean of... Continue Reading

  • 9 Entry-Level Jobs with High-Salary Potential

    Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing Recent college graduates sometimes have unrealistic expectations about how much money they will begin making in their entry-level jobs. Now, with job cuts soaring and employers increasingly cutting budgets and implementing hiring freezes, many young people have discovered that the... Continue Reading

  • America's Most Unusual Jobs

    America's Most Unusual Jobs

    Rosemary Haefner, Senior Career Adviser What's the most unusual job you ever held? Peanut inspector? Horse wrangler? How about a backup dancer for a female impersonator? In its annual survey, CareerBuilder.com asked more than 2,450 workers to share the most interesting or unconventional jobs they held... Continue Reading