Entry-Level Jobs

  • Internships Clouded by Increasing Controversy

    Internships Clouded by Increasing Controversy

    These days, going to college and getting that coveted degree may not be enough to land your dream career. The job market is so saturated with competition that internships can be a critical step toward getting an entry-level job. Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Jobs for College Grads

    Top 10 Jobs for College Grads

    They may not be sexy, and they may not sound all that glamorous, but the most important things about jobs for recent college grads is that they're available, they have a future, and most of all, they pay. A recent study shows that specialized health care positions are hot, as are those that involve a... Continue Reading

  • Study Tells Students What Their Major is Worth

    Study Tells Students What Their Major is Worth

    By Kathy Matheson PHILADELPHIA - The choice of undergraduate major in college is strongly tied to a student's future earnings, with the highest-paying majors providing salaries of about 300 percent more than the lowest-paying, according to a study released Tuesday. Based on first-of-its-kind Census data,... Continue Reading

  • Get an Edge on the Competition for Summer Jobs

    Get an Edge on the Competition for Summer Jobs

    Even though the economy is improving, the job market still is going to be tight this summer for those looking for seasonal work. According to CareerBuilder's annual Summer Job Forecast, about one-in-five employers (21 percent) reported that they plan to hire seasonal workers this summer, which is about on par... Continue Reading

  • Are Entry-Level Job Seekers Setting Their Expections Too High?

    Are Entry-Level Job Seekers Setting Their Expections Too High?

    Being young and idealistic are often viewed as positive human attributes. But when it comes to landing that first job, newly minted college graduates may be a little too starry-eyed for their own good -- at least within the advertising and marketing fields. More than a third of advertising executives say... Continue Reading

  • Target vs. Walmart -- Which One Is a Better Place to Work?

    Target vs. Walmart -- Which One Is a Better Place to Work?

    Attention Target Team members, did you ever wonder how your job stacks up against similar positions at the world's largest retailer, Walmart? Though the two chains may have different corporate cultures, according to PayScale, the rivals' rank and file have plenty in common, in addition to stocking scads of... Continue Reading

  • Entry-Level Job Market Best in Three Years

    Entry-Level Job Market Best in Three Years

    Good news, college grads: The entry-level job market is the best it has been in three years -- but you may have to settle for less money and a position outside your preferred career path, a new report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows. "There's lots of positive news out there, and we're finally... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Best-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    Top 10 Best-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    It used to be that entry level jobs were reserved for young graduates entering the job market for the first time, but today people of all ages and experience levels are considering new careers and starting over at ground level. While some are taking the opportunity to pursue their dream jobs, many are... Continue Reading

  • Jobs You Can Start Today

    Jobs You Can Start Today

    It's another month, another rent check to write and now you have a dental bill that's bigger than you expected. Maybe you're a student or a parent who has been staying home and out of the work force, but you now really need to get working. What is a job that you can start right now? Online salary and career... Continue Reading

  • Juvenile Offenders Get $20 Million in Job Grants

    Juvenile Offenders Get $20 Million in Job Grants

    The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $20 million in grants through its Civic Justice Corps program. Projects funded through these grants will help juvenile offenders gain valuable jobs skills, and participants will demonstrate accountability for their actions through... Continue Reading

  • 10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    A well-paid, entry-level job sounds like an oxymoron. But finding one would certainly help with the piles of student loans that many young people face and the heavy financial pressures sending many stay-at-home parents back into the work force. Fortunately, PayScale.com has found a few. Online salary... Continue Reading

  • CBL: The New Standardized Test for Job Seekers

    CBL: The New Standardized Test for Job Seekers

    Job seekers trying to land an entry-level position often leave interviews frustrated that their resumes weren't presented properly or that they didn't have enough time to discuss their experiences. The hiring process is just as difficult on the other side of the table. Managers are expected to compare... Continue Reading

  • Dirty Jobs/Open Jobs: One Third in Trades Retiring

    Dirty Jobs/Open Jobs: One Third in Trades Retiring

    The dirty job is one with openings. So, listen up about these well-paying, secure positions in the skilled trades, ranging from utility linesperson to plumber. About a third of those in dirty jobs are older than 50, says Mike Rowe host of 'Dirty Jobs,' on Discovery. Because the work is hard and the tradespeople... Continue Reading

  • Turn Your Starter Job Into a Long-Term Career

    Turn Your Starter Job Into a Long-Term Career

    The starter job is that first position college graduates take to bring in income and learn the fundamentals of going to work. Given the tough economy, right now that starter job is usually outside your major and likely pays less than you expected. However, If you're smart about learning what you can from it, it... Continue Reading

  • Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer Job Description

    Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer Job Description

    From Boston to Seattle and many cities in between, industries of all kinds are looking to hire talented mechanical engineers. For people just starting their careers, mechanical engineering is a good place to begin because it is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. And once you've earned a bachelor of... Continue Reading

  • Before You Take an Assistant Job, Read This: An Interview with Lilit Marcus

    Before You Take an Assistant Job, Read This: An Interview with Lilit Marcus

    Lilit Marcus, Editor of The Gloss, and newly published author, is a beacon of shining light for the beleaguered and battered assistants of the working world. Her new book, Save the Assistants: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace, helps young adults transitioning to the workplace in the be-all... Continue Reading

  • Entry Level Electrical Engineer Job Description

    Entry Level Electrical Engineer Job Description

    Electronics. If that word gets your blood pumping with excitement -- and if you're a good student in math and science -- you may want to consider a career as an electrical engineer. After earning a bachelor's degree from an engineering school, you'll work with the technology of electricity and use your knowledge... Continue Reading

  • Salary Negotiation: Answering the Money Question for Beginners

    Salary Negotiation: Answering the Money Question for Beginners

    The more money we can make, the better... right? But let's be realistic. You're fresh out of college. Don't expect to get paid the "big bucks" during your first or second job. In fact, if your financial situation affords it, go for the job that's going to provide you with the experience you need moving forward... Continue Reading

  • Pay for College by Peeling Potatoes

    Pay for College by Peeling Potatoes

    The unemployment rate for America's youth topped 50 percent earlier this year, making the national unemployment rate of 9.5 percent seem like a deal. Students have a tougher time finding work to pay for college while competing with experienced workers who have been laid off. But more than 100 years ago, in... Continue Reading

  • Top Cities for Entry-Level Jobs

    Top Cities for Entry-Level Jobs

    Some career advice from the 1800s included the famous quote "Go West young man." The 2010 version of that quote should be "Go South young man." According to a new survey by Businessweek.com, many of the best cities for recent college students to look for work are in the South. And, if you are heading to many... Continue Reading

  • Getting Government Jobs Easier with Idiot's Guide

    Getting Government Jobs Easier with Idiot's Guide

    You can make all the jokes you want about government workers, but with 1.8 million government employees (which doesn't include the military or U.S. Postal Service), the federal government is a good place to find a job. And in a recession, a job is a good thing to have. The federal government is the largest... Continue Reading

  • Entry-Level Sales Job Description

    Entry-Level Sales Job Description

    Sales representatives are always in need and can find exciting opportunities in any industry. The sales team is an important piece of every company, and an entry-level sales position is a great way to kick off a career in your desired industry. Continue Reading

  • Bank Teller Job Description

    Bank Teller Job Description

    When you walk into your local bank branch, you're greeted by a teller. When you pull into the drive-through, a bank teller is there to help you. If you have any questions about your finances, a bank teller is ready to assist you. Since bank tellers know the ins and outs of banking, they are a vital part of every... Continue Reading

  • Flipping Burgers Leads to Fulfilling Careers

    Flipping Burgers Leads to Fulfilling Careers

    As college graduates face the worst job market since the Great Depression, some will have to start their careers at the bottom of the ladder. Even with a college degree in hand, flipping hamburgers is a potential job, although not much of a career move. Or is it? For many people, a fast-food job is a memory... Continue Reading

  • Best Places for Entry-Level Jobs

    Best Places for Entry-Level Jobs

    Entry-level jobs are most workers' first forays into the professional world. Few of us went from unemployed to high-ranking employee overnight. In fact, unless your family name is displayed on a skyscraper, an entry-level job is unavoidable. Although employers decide which positions in their organizations are... Continue Reading

  • What to Expect with an Entry Level IT Job

    What to Expect with an Entry Level IT Job

    By Lauren Fairbanks Jobs in the IT industry are hot positions right now. With more and more companies moving over to more efficient online and tech solutions, the IT field has been blowing up in recent years, and it doesn't look like it's going to slow down anytime soon. Continue Reading

  • MTV Teaches You How to Get 'Hired'

    MTV Teaches You How to Get 'Hired'

    First off, I have to say that I am not a big fan of reality shows, which usually are not anywhere close to being "real." And, I am not exactly the right demographic for any kind of show on MTV. But, MTV debuted a new reality show this month called "Hired!" that is as slickly produced as any reality show, but... Continue Reading

  • Jobs for Teens: Employers Hiring 14 - 17-Year-Olds

    Jobs for Teens: Employers Hiring 14 - 17-Year-Olds

    Getty Images The summer job has long been considered a rite of passage for American teenagers but sluggish job growth has made securing employment – for anyone – a job itself. With work hard to come by in most sectors of the economy, college students and graduates are snapping up work that was... Continue Reading

  • What It's Like Working at Starbucks

    What It's Like Working at Starbucks

    The benefits and job security are great, but the pay and career potential aren't so hot, according to employee reviews of working at Starbucks. That shouldn't come as a surprise. But what might surprise the coffee giant's customers is that working there isn't as easy as you'd think. Just make a pot of coffee and... Continue Reading

  • Best Places to Work for College Grads

    Best Places to Work for College Grads

    You've put the cap and gown away, you have the diploma in hand, and now you are asking yourself, "Where's a great place to get a job?" In today's economy, when a lot of recent grads are just hoping to find a job, that may seem like an unrealistic question. But it doesn't have to be. Continue Reading