Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the February 4, 2002 issue of QuintZine.
Our first issue of 2002 dealt with the long-distance job search and offered Web sites for those trying to decide on where to live (New City, New Job: How to Conduct a Long-Distance Job Search). One criterion upon which you might want to base a relocation decision is the rate of job growth for a given city. According to Business Week, the top ten cities/metropolitan areas with the highest rates of job growth are:
- Visalia-Porterville, CA
- Tampa Region, FL
- Kenosha, WI
- Las Vegas, NV
- San Luis Obispo Area, CA
- Laredo, TX
- West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL
- Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL
- Sheboygan, WI
- Dallas, TX
The hiring outlook is worst for manufacturers, who expect to hire 30.1 percent fewer new college graduates. Manufacturing organizations hired an average of 156 new college graduates through most of 2001; next year, they expect to hire an average of 109, and hiring plans among service employers aren’t much better.
But not all of the college hiring news is bad: Government/nonprofit organizations project a 20.5 percent increase in college hiring.
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