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Posted August 30, 2006 by

Entry-Level Jobs Opportunities in International Relations is a Search Away

A nice resource is provided on the Simmons College Libraries website and has links with information about careers in international relations. Most of the jobs listed are governmental in nature but the links highlight career paths and opportunities for those interested in international relations. There are many internship opportunities as well as fellowships and graduate opportunities that can place you overseas where you can live and work, or even go to school. There are also non-governmental ways to get-your-foot-in-the door at the entry-level in international relations. The three links on that page will keep you busy for some time and give you valuable information as you embark on your next international opportunity.
UC Berkeley also provides a job listing page on the career center website and is pretty extensive and talks about international relation jobs opportunities in a variety of countries. For a site that lists international jobs in general visit iagora.com. Browse a bit around that site and see what entry-level international relations type of jobs you can find. In my opinion the best bet is finding one of those international fellowships or scholarships and taking advantage of either being paid to work there or go to school while abroad. There is not much in life better than that.
Simmons College:
http://www.simmons.edu/resources/libraries/crl/ir.html
UC Berkeley:
http://career.berkeley.edu/Infolab/JobSitesIntnl.stm
IWork:
http://www.iagora.com/iwork/jobs/latestAds.html

Posted August 30, 2006 by

Lights, Camera…Entry-Level Entertainment Jobs in New York

There is this nice flashy entertainment job website (4entertainmentjobs.com) that looks like THE place to start. It even has mini US maps that shows where the jobs for the week are located (of course mostly West-Coast concentrated, although there are many jobs listed on the East Coat). The annoying news is that to reap the benefits of this site you have to pay a fee of about $30 a month (although there is a trial option $10 for the week). It sucks to search for a job and have to pay for it, but I decided to mention it and let you decide.
Next there is entertainmentcareers.net, which I think is the next best thing to a free and useful job-searching site. If you want to concentrate on entertainment jobs in the New York area, simply look at those jobs as all are separated by region. Today when I visited the site there were about 275 entry-level entertainment jobs listed, those seem to be decent odds.
The next site has a nice catchy title, bigapplehead.com, and also separates entry-level entertainment jobs by regions (New York, DC and Boston to be exact). This site lists internships, fulltime and entry-level jobs in these regions and has all jobs separated by category. Look for the entertainment category and see what turns up. I also suggest looking at the writing/editing/publishing, as well as the TV/radio links as these can all connect to the entertainment industry.
Two other honorable mentions are topusajobs.com and filcro.com. These sites you have to do a bit more filtering to find first the jobs you want and then the region you want.
The Flashy Site:
http://www.4entertainmentjobs.com/amform.cfm
Entertainment Careers:
http://www.entertainmentcareers.net/jcat.asp?jcat=127&offset=25
Catchy Title Site:
http://www.bigapplehead.com/
Honorable Mentions:
http://new.york.new.york.jobs.topusajobs.com/?f=link&t=www.google.com&sid=j4B274-8018-a727-41Q67357-1085-058&
http://www.filcro.com/

Posted August 30, 2006 by

I Love (or rather appreciate) Entry-Level Chemical Engineering Job Databases

There is a central database for every job imaginable! I don’t think the job search could be easier, it sure keeps the stress level at minimal (or near minimal) levels.
The Engineering Central is one of those databases I was telling you all about a couple of sentences before. Go there, you chemical engineering folk, and browse those entry-level jobs. What is great about this job central database (dear I say all?) is that it has many of the tools we know and love: salary wizard, resume tips, other extra resources… great stuff. Heck, this may be the one and only stop you have to make in your search for chemical engineering jobs.
If not, don’t worry, engineer.net is another place to visit for chemical engineering jobs and looks just as useful as the one above. In fact, many more jobs are listed here and even the date the job was posted (although I’m never sure what the use of that is) but still, maybe it’s handy. Lastly, visit about.com, jobs.com and salary.com (all sites I find continually useful). You’ll be engineering chemically in no time.
Engineering Central:
http://www.engcen.com/entry.htm
Resources:
http://www.engineer.net/
http://jobsearchtech.about.com/od/engineeringjobs/
http://chemical.engineer.jobs.com/
http://collegerecruiter.salary.com/careers/layouthtmls/crel_searchjob_EN04100003.html

Posted August 30, 2006 by

The Entry-Level Computer Science Job Market is Rich With Rewards

No worries. For certain all you computer science majors are headed for a lot of mula in your chosen field. Just look at the article by CNNMoney about “working your degree” and you’ll see the truth for yourself. The sweet, sweet, green, truth, about 80,000 worth (and climbing) makes me wish I were more computer savvy. Take a look at this article because it goes over prospects, and the top employers in the entry-level computer science field. The rewards are plentiful it seems. Next see what the Bureau of Labor Statistics has to say about the computer science job market. It provides an even more detailed description on the specifications of anyone interested in computer science related fields. It’s a part of the Occupational Outlook Handbook on the site and givens you even more assurance that a job in computer science is definitely promising.
Finally, start searching for those lucrative (I know I’m obsessed) jobs. Try techcentric.net, about.com, and even a site called Dice to start you on the entry-level computer science job track (FYI: the Bureau has job search links as well). In the words of CNN, it is a fast growing and changing field and so the job opportunities should not only be abundant but diverse. Start making money!!!! Oh, yea…and doing what you love too.
Bureau of Labor Statistics:
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos267.htm#earnings
CNNMoney:
http://money.cnn.com/2000/07/21/career/q_degreecompsci/
Job Resources:
http://www.tech-centric.net/search/anonymous/tech-jobs.aspx/entry-level-computer-jobs
http://jobsearchtech.about.com/od/entryleveljobs/
http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch/servlet/JobSearch?op=1013&FREE_TEXT=computer%20science&ppc=google

Posted August 26, 2006 by

Highlighting a Restaurant Job: Entry-Level Server

I chose to define entry-level server as a job in the food industry, since it can also have something to do with technology and programming. I guess that is an article for next time. For all of the entry-level servers out there who intend to serve food and beverages, continue reading this blog entry.
I found two sites that I thought were the most helpful, but of course I advise to always check out collegerecruiter.com, careerbuilder.com, hotjobs.com, craigslist and any other jobs search engines you have found useful in the past. The first site that I found for entry-level server jobs is a site that actually highlights bartending jobs while the other is more culinary based. Take a gander and see what is served up there.
Bartender Site:
http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Restaurant+Server&as_ettl=Entry+Level+Bartending+Opportunity
Culinary Focus:
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?v=192362&s=-1&t=j
Other Entry-Level Server Resources:
hospitalityonline.com, foodservice.com/employment, hotelrestaurantjobs.com, finediningjobs.com, foodwork.com

Posted August 26, 2006 by

Paradise is Only One Work at Home Typist Away

Working at home is just quite simply paradise, unless you don’t like where you live. However, for most of us working at our own pace, in our own environment, on our own schedule, are the ingredients for an award-winning job. It seems like the person looking for entry-level work at home as a typist just might have the right idea.
The work at home information center provides information—of course—about a variety of work at home opportunities. Lucky for all us entry-level paradise seekers there are a lot of opportunities out there. Take this time to read a bit more about what a work at home typist job entails, what the qualifications are and potential job prospects. Make sure you know what you are getting into; no one wants paradise to turn into a nightmare!
Now, you are ready to start the job search. There are various sites I found with my preliminary search, just to help tease some ideas out. I list a few of them below but I’ll mention BizPeak.com because it features “home based business opportunities and ideas.” It lists work at home ideas as well as providing links to entry-level jobs. It’s also a nice resource, but more practical than the information center I mention above. Meaning it has resources for searching entry-level work at home typists, instead of just providing background research type information for the person not yet sure if this is the area they want to pursue.
Information Center:
http://www.comprehensiveadvice.com/workathome/Entry_Level_Work_at_Home_Typist.html
Home Business Essentials:
http://www.bizpeak.com/directory/entry-level-work-at-home-typist.shtml
Resources:
http://www.jobbankusa.com/workhomejobs/june20/entry_level_work_at_home_typing__clerica.html
http://www.bigapplehead.com/listposts.aspx?c=0&o=0&r=Long%20Island&e=Full%20Time%20Entry%20Level

Posted August 25, 2006 by

Hot to Find Houston Entry-Level Jobs

So you are in Texas (Houston to be exact) and you don’t know where to turn, where to look, where to work!! You are hot, sweaty, and ready to hit the pavement, but you don’t want to waste your time. Great. You don’t have to. Make sure you do your research first and that entry-level job will be yours after the required legwork.
I love job sites that are specifically tailored to cities; it’s so much more useful sometimes then trying to filter out irrelevant information. Especially if you know that Houston is where you want to be, browse through the Houston employment guide as well as jobing.com. Both of these sites allow you to search throughout the Houston area for entry-level jobs in a multitude of fields. If I were going to be in Houston this is where I would look first.
Then there is jobs.net and jobs.com, where you can specify a Houston focus and they’re not bad either. Remember that not all jobs listed are entry-level opportunities but see what you can find, it can’t hurt to search, then there is always the tried and true sites: collegerecruiter, careerbuilder, craigslist, hotjobs and monster. Look into it and soon you will work the entry-level job you always wanted in your beloved Houston. (Pep talks are great).
Houston Tailored Sites:
http://houston.jobing.com/search_power.asp
http://houston.employmentguide.com/
Other Resources:
http://www.jobs.net/Texas-Houston.htm
http://houston.jobs.com/
http://nyjobsource.com/entry/houston.html

Posted August 25, 2006 by

Entry-Level Security Clearance Jobs + My Imagination = Conspiracy Theories…oooh…

Wow, you have the authority to look at “classified” and “sensitive” documents and potentially get paid for it, what sounds more interesting that? Not much I’d say! Getting paid to keep secrets sounds like a pretty interesting way to enter into the job force…I think I watch too much television.
Money is interesting and being able to estimate how much you can potentially make in a certain job field is even more interesting. As a person searching for the next entry-level security clearance job there is a great document produced by clearancejobs.com that lists the 10 highest security clearance jobs by location as well as the salaries listed by clearance level (and some other odds and ends).
Once you figure out how much money you can stand to make let’s find you an entry-level security clearance job so you can start gaining that work experience and move up the security clearance ladder. I found a bunch of sites that have entry-level security clearance jobs listed to look through—just check the links below. This should help get you started.
We all like to mouth off as well, I know I can’t wait to vent about my job at the end of the day!! It relaxes me. If you are like me, or just like to talk with like-minded people, look into certcities.com and their forums. People into entry-level security clearance jobs chat it up daily. This could be useful as well as fun.
The last thing to leave you with is a plug for all the international travelers out there. I found a job site for entry-level security clearance job seekers out there in the UK. Sounds like fun and jobs should be right?
Salary document:
http://www.clearancejobs.com/salary_survey.pdf#search=%22entry-level%20security%20clearance%20jobs%22
Job Search Sites:
http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch/servlet/JobSearch?op=1013&FREE_TEXT=security%20clearance&ppc=google
http://www.thingamajob.com/Job-Search-Results.aspx?CRITERIA=%22security+clearance%22&STATE=-1&COUNTRY=1&SORTF=&SORTD=D&PAGE_NO=3
http://aftercollege.com/companies/post.asp?job=26349
Forum:
http://certcities.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?tid=1879&pn=1
The UK hookup:
http://www.redgoldfish.co.uk/security-clearance-jobs.html

Posted August 24, 2006 by

Turn Around Slowly and Assume the Search for Entry-Level Law Enforcement Jobs (in New Jersey)

A job in law enforcement is not for the ill at heart, and now that I’ve decided you are not (humor me)…let’s find you a nice entry-level law enforcement job—in the New Jersey area no less.
Start with the New Jersey Department of Personnel (NJDOP) and you will find that every entry-level law enforcement job seeker must apply for, and pass, the Law Enforcement Exam (LEE). There is also a training course offered to prepare for this examination (LEEP—the P is for “preparation”).
Okay, once all you entry-level law enforcement people are qualified, start looking at sites specifically tailored for the New Jersey area. I suggest flipdog.com, which has a list of jobs and career resources (provided by monster.com) and all those other nice job helping tools. If you decided that New Jersey is not where you want to be, well, other cities are listed there too, just for your convenience. You can also check out smarthunt.com to see what turns up there.
To keep up with all your law-enforcement news and events go to NJLawman.com, which provides news and headlines for the New Jersey area, as well as links leading to the LEE and LEEP as well. It’s a plethora of law enforcement fun. Check out the links and enforce the law!
NJDOP:
http://www.state.nj.us/personnel/public_safety/entry-level_opps.htm
FlipDog:
http://www.flipdog.com/jobs/new-jersey/law-enforcement/
Smart Hunt:
http://www.smarthunt.com/smart-job-listing.cfm?state=NJ&catid=33
Resources:
http://www.njlawman.com/index.htm
http://www.njlawman.com/Links%20Page.htm

Posted August 24, 2006 by

For Entry-Level MBA Jobs, Dream Green

Definitely, the easiest way to find entry-level MBA jobs is to search for jobs in the business arena. I got limited hits with the entry-level MBA jobs search term and decided to go a bit broader just to start out and was more successful.
As for business jobs, I found a lot of websites I’ve never heard of (probably because I’ve never searched for jobs in business) that have promising opportunities available for entry-level MBA job seekers. There’s one site called dmoz.org (in partnership with AOL) that is an “open directory project.” Basically, it is comprised of editors—ordinary people just like you and me—who sign up, write about whatever they know about and are regarded as an expert in that field. Sounds pretty cool. The goal is to create a “definitive catalog of the web,” quite ambitious, but there you go. So go to the website and you will find a list of search sites that will helpfully lead you to that next entry-level MBA job. When I went to the site there were about 44 options listed, so you will have a nice group to search from.
How about a site that lists “the best job resources” for all you MBA people out there? I think that sounds promising so look into Quintessential Careers and find a long list of sites that will help out the entry-level to executive-level business seeker. It’s just too good to be true—but it is! I also found something for the conservation nut that is also interested in business!! You can have your cake and eat it too, and to get started you must visit Green Dream Jobs through the sustainablebusiness.com/jobs site.
Quintessential Careers:
http://www.quintcareers.com/grad_jobs.html
Open Directory Project:
http://dmoz.org/Business/Employment/Job_Search/Entry_Level_and_Internships/
Dream Green:
http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/jobs/