Think of it as the next Apollo space program, only in the private sector. Tremendous job growth, expanding technologies and new ways of seeing the world are only a few of the benefits that are being promised.
Even if you’re new to the job market you surely know the difference between “happy noises” and solid ground, but this one does look big and isn’t that different in purpose from the space program, philosophically. It carries with it the double benefits of marketing wisdom and self-knowledge. Through the temples of high performance computing and data analysis, we can see who we really are, and sell to ourselves.
The boom is already well past the horizon, and Forbes magazine along with many other media sources has started to do its own data analysis on the job market to see what the effect is so far. Given Forbes’ categorization of job titles in marketing analytics, business intelligence and other related fields, as of July, 2013 they show over 23,000 job postings. Growth for one year is 67%, three years 136%. “Big data” is starting to be an explicit job requirement for these jobs, with requirements including:
Marketing Data Analytics
Scanning some of the openings posted, many of the companies such as Ancestry.com are focused in another business realm, but waking up quickly to the need to make good use of the treasures stored in their own data.
InfoWorld points out that many Big Data jobs are part of an overall growth in opportunities for hybrid IT/business grads and professionals who know the tools and have domain expertise with the data. Smartplanet.com takes the diversified jobs perspective even further, saying that understanding and using analytics will be an important part of the skill set of anyone wanting to get ahead as Big Data becomes a key part of company strategies. Presenting results or innovative ideas to decision makers will require more than optimistic graphics: executives will be looking for deep analytics to support claims and projections.
At the AT&T web jobs portal there’s a specific URL to show the latest Big Data jobs, which include:
Big Data Scientist
Director, Business Operations, Customer Insights & Big Data
Senior & Principal Data Scientists
Senior Hadoop Developer Big Data
Technology Lead (Big Data)
There are many more, most posted in the last month or two. Jive Software’s list of open source projects they’re interested in include Apache Hadoop, HBase, ZooKeeper, Pig, Mahout, Flume and Neo4j. Chances are there aren’t going to be many candidates with extensive experience in all of these, so the market is going to be hot.
According to Glassdoor.com, salaries at major corporations for Big Data software engineers in Boston and San Francisco are running $80-120k, Data Scientists and Analysts have been making $90-110k and $65-75k respectively. Salaries vary according to industry, location, and demand, and for technical professionals can often include very attractive employee benefits and work environments as well.
The answer is Jobcritters, a new twitter based job search engine that brings together job seekers on twitter and the job publishers who court them.
Free for all, job seekers can search, share and save real-time job tweets from the past 6-9 days so you will only see FRESH job leads. Plus they can create a twitter based resume, a ‘twesume’ that allows them to add more keywords than normally allowed in the twitter bio section. Simply put its a better way to search jobs for twitter!
A new job board that lists only entry level jobs has launched. EL Employers is a free resource for all new college grads. Employers can post jobs for as little as $99 per month.Since there are very resources targeted towards college grads, EL Employers should do well. Its a much needed resource int he job market.
The average starting salary for recent grads is now around $40,000 for most jobs. Wikipedia defines the entry level job market in the following way:
An entry-level job is a job that is normally designed or designated for recent graduates of a given discipline, and does not require prior experience in the field or profession. These may require some on-site training. Many entry-level jobs are part-time, and do not include employee benefits. Recent graduates from high school or college usually take entry-level positions.
Entry-level jobs targeted at college graduates often offer a higher salary than those targeted at high school graduates. These positions are more likely to require specific skills and knowledge. Most entry-level jobs offered to college graduates are full-time permanent positions, and some offer more extensive graduate training programs. While entry-level jobs traditionally required no experience, that is changing due to a surplus of college graduates on the job market.
GoECart, a Bridgeport Connecticut based provider of eCommerce software has announced the launch of its new career site. The company is actively hiring and launched their new initiative in order to give candidates a better perspective about life at the fast growth start up.
“As we grow, the site will grow with us”, says CM Russell, GoECart’s Talent Acquisition Manager. “Candidates can check out our hiring process, read about perks and check out open job listings. There’ even a blog which will be used to highlight employee news and special events.”
The company mainly hires in sales, biz dev and technical roles that involve knowledge of the Microsoft Technology statck such as IIS, ASP.net and C#. Learn more at http://www.goecart.jobs/
Do you like teaching art? Well the Art Institute of Pittsburgh is hiring to staff their office on Phoenix Arizona. They are hiring for the following positions: ADMISSIONS, EDUCATION, CUSTOMER SERVICE, CAREER, COUNSELING, COMMUNICATIONS, SALES, ACADEMIC, CONSULTATIVE. Looks like they need to hire around twenty people so get your foot in the door today!