Friday, April 20, 2012

Where the Jobs Are

Here is a trio of useful links, offering advice on where to look for jobs, and what kinds of “green” jobs are out there, and how to make the most effective search.

First, where? Here are some hard, research-based numbers. Yes, I know that many of you will be saying “I absolutely refuse to move anywhere beyond 50 miles from home.” Well—you may have to. On the bright side — one of the top handful of cities includes Syracuse, and it’s not that much further than 50 miles away!

Second, what kind of future do you want to be building as you work? If one strong answer for you is “green”--environmentally conscious—then here’s an article (with many links elsewhere) outlining places to look:

After all, are you really only in the job market to make a quick buck, or do you want the work you do with your life to have some kind of positive impact on the world around you?

Finally, here is a link to the Wall Street Journals “how to” section, with clickable topics like “How to Identify Industries That Are Hiring”:

Not all of these tips are tailored exactly to the needs and concerns of recent college graduates. However, you won’t be one of those forever; and the advice is universal enough that you should get plenty of good stuff by combing this site.

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