Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the December 2, 2002 issue of QuintZine.
Have you been looking in big companies and big cities to find jobs? Surprisingly, most new jobs are created in the suburbs, notes Kate Wendleton in her new book, Kick Off Your Career (reviewed in this issue). Most job growth is also in smaller companies, while larger companies are the ones that do most of the downsizing. Of 193,000 companies in New York City, for example, only 270 of them employ 1,000 people or more. Wendleton tells the story of a new college grad who sent out cold-contact e-mails to 200 firms. Although 75 percent of the grad’s e-mails went to firms in major metropolitan areas, she received almost no response from them. “Firms in the suburban area were more responsive because there were few colleges in those areas, and fewer students contacting those firms,” Wendleton writes.
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