Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the April 30, 2007 issue of QuintZine.
CollegeGrad.com research reveals that entry-level employers are increasing their hiring by 7.3 percent in 2007. The site’s Top Entry-Level Employers list represents more than 170,000 jobs for the class of 2007. The list, available online, details 2007 entry-level hiring plans for more than 500 employers and includes links to the home page, careers page, and college page for each employer.
Among the Top 500 Entry Level Employers, 60 percent planned to hire more college grads in 2007 than in 2006. Twenty percent said they would hire the same number and 20 percent planned to hire fewer college grads than in 2006.
The CollegeGrad.com survey results name Enterprise Rent-A-Car as the No. 1 Entry-Level Employer for the fifth year in a row. With 8,000 projected entry-level hires for 2007, Enterprise Rent-A-Car predicted a 14 percent increase in its 2007 entry-level hiring.
How good is your resume?
- Needs help – 45.2 percent
- Perfect – 28.0 percent
- I don’t have one yet – 26.8 percent
New York and Los Angeles top the list for cities with the most entry-level job openings. Houston, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, PA, round out the Top 5. New York, the largest city on the list, accounts or about 3,300 entry-level jobs, while Los Angeles accounts for about 2,800 jobs. Miami, Chicago, Tampa, Dallas, and St. Louis round out the top 10, all with more than 1,600 entry-level jobs.
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