Entry Level

  • ​What Are You Doing After Graduation?

    ​What Are You Doing After Graduation?

    Some tips for navigating the post-college job hunt

    Going from graduation to your first job is overwhelming. Learn how to come to the job market prepared. Ace your interview by dressing the part and doing your homework. Continue Reading

  • 10 Happiest Cities For Entry-Level Workers

    10 Happiest Cities For Entry-Level Workers

    Many recent college grads assume they should launch their careers where their family and friends are. But given the high unemployment rate, which cities offer the best opportunities? Where would young workers be happiest? CareerBliss, an employment site, studied this question by analyzing survey data from more... Continue Reading

  • Getting Your Teen Off The Couch And Into A Job

    Getting Your Teen Off The Couch And Into A Job

    By Brittany Hurban Teens might think their summer break is the perfect time to sleep-in, hit the pool and hang out with friends, but parents probably have a different image of how their kids should fill the time: a summer job. Summer jobs allow teenagers to dip their toes into the working world, earn a... Continue Reading

  • On-The-Job Training: Jobs That Require No College Degree [Infographic]

    On-The-Job Training: Jobs That Require No College Degree [Infographic]

    When it comes to putting more Americans to work, employers' biggest complaint lately is a lack of qualified workers. For many job seekers that's a Catch-22: They need more training to get a job, but need a job to get the training. It's an issue that affects all types of employment, not just jobs that require... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Jobs Gap Between Young And Old Is Widest Ever

    U.S. Jobs Gap Between Young And Old Is Widest Ever

    By Hope Yen WASHINGTON (AP) -- Squeezed by a tight job market, young Americans are especially struggling. They have suffered bigger income losses than other age groups and are less likely to be employed than at any time since World War II. An analysis by the Pew Research Center, released Thursday, details... Continue Reading

  • Hot Entry Level Jobs For Recent Grads

    Hot Entry Level Jobs For Recent Grads

    What are some hot entry-level jobs that recent grads should be seeking out this year and why? -- Jennifer E., Philadelphia, PA Continue Reading

  • Tips for Interviews: Interviewing Etiquette [Infographic]

    Tips for Interviews: Interviewing Etiquette [Infographic]

    Interviewing for a new job is rarely easy, precisely because performing and behaving well likely means the difference between getting the job and not. After all, it's your resume that got you the interview to begin with, and if you blow the in-person Q & A, well that's just one less chip in your... Continue Reading

  • What To Wear (And NOT To Wear) To An Interview [Infographic]

    What To Wear (And NOT To Wear) To An Interview [Infographic]

    Deciding what to wear for a job interview can be nearly as stressful as the event itself. Beyond deciding what looks good on you, there's also determining what's appropriate dress for the employer who's looking to look you over. The growing trend in recent decades toward more casual dress in offices and... Continue Reading

  • Best Cities for Recent College Grads? You Might Be Surprised

    Best Cities for Recent College Grads? You Might Be Surprised

    Given the nation's weak labor markets, it's not surprising that many recent college graduates are still looking for work. Further, the inability to find that first job after college may push some young Americans to consider relocating to a different city in search of better opportunities. Continue Reading

  • Top-Paying Jobs for the Class of 2011

    Top-Paying Jobs for the Class of 2011

    Historically, college graduation has been a time of celebration. The years of hard work and studying have come to end, and life in the real world - with a real paycheck - can finally begin. Yet for the students who graduated from college over the past three years, leaving the safe haven of a university campus... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • An Entry Level Job Success Story

    An Entry Level Job Success Story

    I have always been a fan of the new-graduate advice "Get your foot in the door." By that I mean find a job in the industry you want to work in, even if it is below your expectations, and get yourself on the inside. Then, work your tail off and prove you can do a lot more than what you were hired to do, and work... Continue Reading

  • First Job Strategy - Looking for a Temp Job

    First Job Strategy - Looking for a Temp Job

    As you approach your first job strategy, keep in mind the "foot-in-the-door" philosophy. I was thinking of that today as I read CNN.com's story on the somewhat gloomy December jobs report from the federal government. While job loss continues, the trend appears to be slowing and some economists think the job... 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

  • 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

  • Getting a Foot in the Door—What Entry-Level Employers Want Most

    Getting a Foot in the Door—What Entry-Level Employers Want Most

    flickr.comTo fuel their growth in today's competitive market companies are increasingly seeking the fresh perspectives of recent college graduates and other entry-level employees. What are these entry-level employers looking for in candidates? How do you make them look your way? Continue Reading