Hidden Job Report

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Job Search Advice for Recent Grads – Podcast

Written By: chrisr2 - May• 10•15

Are you a recent college graduate about to enter the workforce? Well then you need to listen to this podcast with Dustin Pearce. Dustin is just a few years removed from graduating and he shares his struggles and successes from his own job search.

Ace Your Job Interview podcast

Written By: chrisr2 - Apr• 26•15

Tom Gimbel of Lasalle Network talks about interview tips for job seekers in this new podcast episode.

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Use these 9 free tools for a quick resume

Written By: chrisr2 - Apr• 09•15

Need a quick resume but dont have time to write it yourself? Well here are 9 free resume builders to make your job hunt a little easier.

Great list of technology firms in Connecticut to work at

Written By: chrisr2 - Jan• 21•15

The folks at GoEcart, an ecommerce software company based in Connecticut created a cool list of tech firms in the state. Its a great starting point if you want to find a tech job in the Nutmeg state. For an additional resource visit CONNtechjobs.com.


How to get a job in marketing at a startup

Written By: chrisr2 - Jan• 18•15

Good question, right? Well in this audio found on CareerCloud Radio, a job hunter named Rebecca breaks down that exact story. Listen to this 30 minute audio and learn how she went about her job search. She’ll tell you how she landed a marketing associate job at a healthcare startup in Boston.

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The Best Paying Jobs of 2014: Conclusion of the Year

Written By: chrisr2 - Dec• 12•14

The best paying jobs of 2014 should come as no surprise. Many of the highest paying jobs are within the medical field and will provide professionals with extremely high paying salaries and impeccable benefits.

Let’s delve into the highest paying jobs of 2014, all of which can be found on JobTonic.

1.     Anesthesiologists

The top paying job of the year beating out surgeons, which were the highest paid.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an Anesthesiologist will earn, on average, a salary of $235,000. Working mostly in surgeon offices, these specialists are an integral part of a surgical team. As an anesthesiologist, you’ll be responsible for the monitoring of the patient’s vital signs and work with surgeons to prepare for medical procedures.

Immense schooling is needed to land a job in this field. Anyone who has hopes of being an anesthesiologist will be happy to know that the health industry is expected to grow greatly in the next 10 years.

2.     Surgeons

Surgeons are paid very highly with the average wage being $233,150 per year. There are currently 41,030 professionals in this field. As a surgeon, a professional may be working with non-invasive as well as invasive procedures, depending on the patient’s current medical condition and needs.

Surgeons will need to go through 8 years’ of schooling after which an internship or residency will be necessary.

There is a phenomenal job outlook in this field with an expected job growth of 18%, much higher than the national average, between 2012 and 2022.

3.     General Practice Physicians

Often grouped with surgeons, general practice physicians come in at number 3 on our list. These professionals are currently enjoying a job growth rate of 18% with salaries swelling to $220,942 per year.

Breaking into this field will require a doctoral degree as well as an internship before a physician will be able to practice on their own.

Forecasts show that between 2012 and 2022, over 123,000 jobs will be added to this sector.

4.     Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists are growing in demand and enjoy a salary of, on average, $182,660 per year. California is the highest paying state when it comes to psychiatrist pay with the average being $191,460.

Growth is the same as physicians and surgeons and sits at a projected rate of 18% over the coming 10 years.

5.     Orthodontists and Dentists

A stressful job that pays very well. Professionals in this field will have to undergo eight years of schooling prior to being able to treat and correct patient’s dental-related needs. In this field, the average salary is $149,310 per year, or nearly $72 per hour. These figures come directly from BLS and are current as of 2012.

Between 2012 and 2022, this field is expected to increase by 16%; higher than the national average. During this time, 23,300 jobs in total are expected to be added.

Many of these professionals will work for themselves in their own dental offices, but some do work with a small staff or as part of a bigger team.

Free job postings on Job of Mine

Written By: chrisr2 - Nov• 28•14

Looking for a free place to post your jobs and get more applicants? Consider JobofMine.com. Its been around since 2009 and gets over 50,000 job seekers each month coming to the site.

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Employers can post jobs in almost any country and applicants can upload their resume to their specific location. For more free job boards like this click here.

JobofMine.com features South Africa jobs, USA jobs, Australia jobs and many other countries to choose from.

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Get a Job

Written By: chrisr2 - Oct• 04•14

Reentering the job market can be quite a challenge, even for a person that has a significant amount of working experience. The reason you struggle to find a job is that you do the same things other job-seekers do. You send out dozens of resumes online. You attend job fairs. You attend parties hoping to rub elbows with someone you believe can get you in the door of some company. Doing these things do not always help you get a job. Getting a job is about talking to the right person. The right person either knows a hiring manager or is a hiring manger. Using an outlet that allows you to socialize with friends online can better help you reach the right person. This outlet is social media.

Social media can open up a world of possibilities when it comes to landing your next job. You must know how to use it to your advantage. Here are five things you can do that will help you do this:

• Reach out to old friends on Facebook or Twitter.

• If you do not have one, set up an account with a professional networking website like Linkedin or create a social resume.

• Follow companies you are interested in working for on Facebook or Twitter.

• Post a short YouTube video explaining your line of work, qualifications, skills, and talents.

• If you have not done so, join a professional chat room.

Social media is a great tool to use for finding a job. It allows you to contact far more people than traditional job-seeking methods. There is nothing wrong with attending job fairs, networking at parties, and posting resumes on career websites. But, sometimes, doing those things is not enough. Using social media allows you to do what a job seeker just a decade ago could not do. It allows you to cover more ground. Just like it is not a good idea to put all of your money in one bank account, it is not a good idea to rely on one method to find a job. Companies use social media to their advantage. You should use it to yours.

And if you want to get an actual social media gig get the social media jobs app.

Masters of the Data Explosion: Big Jobs in Big Data

Written By: chrisr2 - Oct• 04•14

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:

Data visualization
Marketing Data Analytics
Data security
Data science

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.


Connecticut has a new source for tech jobs

Written By: chrisr2 - Aug• 29•14

If you work in information technology and you live in Connecticut, the nutmeg state has a new site for you. CONNtechjobs.com is the newest niche job board fir IT professionals in CT.

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