Going for It: Rapid Reinvention

List out of top entry-level jobs

According to an e-mail that I received from a publicist for the folks at job search engine Juju.com, the chances of snagging a job may be improving for those interested in entry level positions.

That is good news with a new crop of college graduates looking for jobs this summer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the employment picture improved last month, but the jobless rate is still about 9.5 percent, so the situation is still bleak.

Juju.com vice president Brendan Cruickshank said in the e-mail that the key to finding a job is knowing where the demand is. To help, Juju.com has compiled a list of "The 10 Most Common Entry Level Job Titles" as found among the job listings currently featured on the site. According to their research, the jobs that employers are currently most often seeking to fill include, in order of demand:

1. Sales representative
2. Nurse/RN
3. Real estate agent
4. Truck driver
5. Medical assistant
6. Sales consultant
7. Receptionist
8. Administrative assistant
9. Clerk
10. Account executive

I interviewed Cruickshank back in January about Juju.com's monthly list of the 50 best and 50 worst cities for finding jobs called the Job Search Difficulty Index. They came up with the list using a formula which includes the number of people in a city, the Bureau of Labor unemployment statistics and jobs posted on their site. He said they hoped job seekers would use the list to figure out where to look for jobs.

Now, they have provided jobs that are in demand and cities where employers may be hiring. I can't vouch for the validity of their research, but they are at least putting some help out there.

Good luck on the hunt.


Avis Thomas-Lester

 |  July 12, 2010; 8:23 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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