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Best City For Marketing Jobs Update

Best City For Marketing Jobs Update | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

There are not many bright spots for job seekers as the job market remains at a virtual stand still. But there appears to be a glimmer of hope at least for thousands of unemployed marketing candidates.

 

There are a number of opportunities in major advertising and marketing hubs according to a recently compiled report by Forbes and Indeed...

 

Read more... http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2012/07/13/the-best-cities-for-marketing-jobs-right-now/

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'Gigging' : The New Way To Find Work?

'Gigging' : The New Way To Find Work? | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

Somewhat of a new phenomenon, "Gigging" is gaining in popularity with recent college graduates looking to break into their field  in a tough job market. Young job seekers have turned to free agency instead of pursuing conventional careers.

 

"Times have changed and the way we all approach approach work is going to have to change too. We have entered into an age of career entrepreneurialism where modern careers are going to be more 'gig' focused than ever before" says Michael 'Dr. Woody' Woodward, PhD.


Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2012/05/14/how-to-make-gigging-full-time-job/#ixzz1uxva8O90
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Banks, Insurance Companies Favor Mobile Marketing

Banks, Insurance Companies Favor Mobile Marketing | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

Mobile marketing has gained in popularity among financial services companies as more and more consumers begin to make purchases from their smartphone and tablet devices.

 

Mobile engagement appears to be an effective marketing channel for certain businesses.

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Top 10 Best Cities to Find Jobs 2012

Top 10 Best Cities to Find Jobs 2012 | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

The list was created using internal data and feedback from Adecco Staffing's regional branches across the United States.

 

A variety of factors influenced the rankings including the local unemployment rate, number of job openings the last six months and an analysis of the overall economics in each market.

 

The top choice for jobs most in demand in 2012 is the Washington DC metro area. The hot jobs are in marketing, executive administration, accounting and finance.

 

The biggest reason for the selection is their 5.5 percent unemployment rate. That is well below the national average.

 

Even though a large number of jobs are provided by the government sector, there are jobs available in many other areas as well.  The top industries that are hiring include pharmaceutical, technology and nonprofit.

 

The mix of industries looking to hire and the skill sets in demand may be reasons to get optimistic about the job climate and hope will only get better.

 

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Marketing Soft Skills to Land Your Dream Job

Marketing Soft Skills to Land Your Dream Job | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

Marketing your soft skills in today's job search is vital. It's evident in the fact the job market is tight, very competitive and unemployment is rising.

 

The over supply of candidates looking for jobs makes it hard to land the position they want.

 

It's beneficial then to include soft skills in your pitch. Obviously if you don't know what  soft skills are you can't market them.

 

They are personality traits and the things that make you who you are. They are life skills that you develop through your experiences.

 

Examples of soft skills many employers value are:

 

confidence and positive attitude

 

strong work ethic

 

flexibility and time management

 

good communication

 

working well in a team environment

 

Some of these characteristics may already be listed on your resume and you don't realize you're marketing soft skills. But if you're not highlighting any of these skills it's a great idea to start now.

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Career Counselors' Best Job Hunting Advice

Career Counselors' Best Job Hunting Advice | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

The rough economy has taken it's toll on everyone, including recent graduates just entering the job market. Conflicting reports about about the level of difficulty of landing that first job has not helped either.

 

But making the most of the current job market, good, bad or indifferent, is a harsh reality for every senior looking for employment. 

 

Boston University has sound advice for graduating seniors and others looking for a job, offering information, advice and real-life examples of how to go about finding a job.

 

Featuring advice from experts on campus about how best to prepare for a job hunt, what to do if you can’t find a job immediately and whether delaying the job search in favor of graduate school makes sense.

 

They also cover the ways social media can help and hurt job applicants and the importance of developing a personal online brand. In the last story, “What Worked for Me,” three graduating seniors who have found jobs talk about what they did right.

 

Although finding employment has become tougher, it's not impossible with the proper attitude and preparation. Start here and you'll certainly be on the right track.

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Social Media Marketing/Community Manager - Chicago

Social Media Marketing/Community Manager - Chicago | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

Who is Train Signal?  Founded in 2002, TrainSignal is a fun, profitable, high growth company. An award winning provider of online training for IT professionals, we create training in subjects like Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, Citrix and CompTIA.

 

Editors note: Train Signal is a breath of fresh air as an employer. It's soooo... not the stuffy old man chained to a cubical (but young men may be tied up in their own hoodies:) corporate atmosphere.

 

But as hip as they may be, they're a throw back when it comes to taking care of employees. They offer full benefits and brag about the treats stuffed in the kitchen cupboards. But, I can't gaurantee the Thanksgiving turkey or Xmas ham (ahh ... the good old days).

 

It ain't your great grandma's cover letter either: get this, they even tell you NOT to send the usual canned cover letter. Instead, get creative and show 'em... "you got game."  After all, it's a marketing career you want right?

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College Graduates Question Value Of College Degrees

College Graduates Question Value Of College Degrees | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

Do well in high school so you can attend a good college. A college degree will gaurantee that you land a high paying job with a Fortune 500 company.

 

That's pretty much the advice we all received from well meaning family members growing up.

 

Fast forward. Today, college graduates are becoming increasingly uncertain about their future at a time when they should be happy about starting a new career.

 

Perhaps freelancing is an option: http://bit.ly/K3rdGk

 

Read more... http://under30ceo.com/college-graduates-now-questioning-true-value-college-degrees/

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Social Media and Branding Coordinator: An Inside Look

Social Media and Branding Coordinator: An Inside Look | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

Are you interested in a rewarding marketing career? James, Social Media and Branding Coordinator at Oracle, gives you an inside view of what he does from day to day.

 

James manages social media to create brand awareness and lead generation online. He generates revenue by establishing a market presence through carefully crafted blogs, YouTube and similar sites.

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YouTube Lovers Land Video Marketing Jobs

YouTube Lovers Land Video Marketing Jobs | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

 

Have a passion for video? Creative job seekers thinking outside the box have turned their hobby into paid positions.

 

They have identified a way to combine the best of both worlds and now get compensated to watch videos, post comments and ‘like’ videos.

 

As social media continues it's rapid growth it will create new marketing channels and attractive hangouts for consumers or fans. Someone has to manage the fans that a brand builds through these social networks.

 

Well, that someone is called a Social Media Manager and that position pays a very decent salary to work online doing simple tasks on YouTube such as:

 

Comment on YouTube videos

 

Post responses to videos using video


Get more fans to view and ‘like’ videos


Manage YouTube accounts for business

 

In a previous post entitled, Top 10 Best Cities to Find Jobs 2012, the job sectors that are currently hiring people worldwide were listed.

 

There is a wide range of Social Media jobs being created in these industries.

 

You can get more information and a directory listing of companies hiring social media managers here http://bit.ly/K3rdGk

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College Grads Struggle to Crack Tough Job Market

College Grads Struggle to Crack Tough Job Market | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

That's the message conveyed by many respondents of the Rutgers survey questions dealing with employment and why they say they should have majored in something else.

 

Almost fifty percent of these college graduates have full-time jobs that don't require a college degree. And not many of them believe that their first job will turn into a career.

 

In fact, one third of the recent college graduates don't buy that education combined with hard work leads to success.

 

These graduating students can't even imagine having a secure job and comfortable income anytime in the near future.

 

Not only that, but college tuition bills continue to pile up. Over one-fifth of recent college graduates have gone back to school according to the Rutgers study.

 

The survey participants who landed jobs since the start of the recession earn less than their peers who graduated in 2006 and 2007.

 

The difference amounts to "about 10 percent lower earnings," says Columbia University economist Till von Wachter. His research indicates that the depressed earnings can last a decade or more, although that effect can vary.

 

An engineering grad from a top school, for example, can job-hop and get back to a higher earning level in three or four years, von Wachter says.

 

But "students who come from smaller, less-well-known schools and have majors such as humanities or arts — they tend to have depressed career paths lasting for a very long time."

 

One thing that remains constant is liberal arts degrees usually doesn't lead to decent paying jobs.

 

 

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Summer Jobs For Students Harder to Find

Summer Jobs For Students Harder to Find | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

Nowadays, students getting an early start in the workforce through part-time and summer jobs is becoming less common.

 

Since 2000, teenage employment rates have been on a downward course, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Only 3 out of 10 teens were employed during the summer of 2011, compared with half a decade ago.

 

Skyler Swisher, staff writer for the Daytona News Journal went on to write; Volusia and Flagler counties haven't been immune from this national trend, and teenagers looking for work locally could be left with a case of the summertime blues again this year, said Sean Snaith, an economist with the University of Central Florida.

 

Some quick job hunting tips mentioned in the piece were:

 

Network: ask someone about any available jobs. Your parents can ask their friends too.

 

Set realistic expectations: You're entering a tough job market.

 

Do your homework: prepare by learning about the company beforehand to perform better during the interview process.

 

Be willing to volunteer: If all else fails, consider volunteer positions and unpaid internships.

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Facebook Marketing IPO to Investors

Facebook Marketing IPO to Investors | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, met potential investors Monday as the largest social networking service began marketing its initial public offering.

 

This information apparenly came from an individual with inside knowledge on the subject.

 

Facebook officials will be pitching to potential shareholders in Boston and Palo Alto later this week as well.

 

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, is also involved in the IPO process and she appears in a promotional video to tout the company's mobile prospects. Zuckerberg and Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman also are featured in the video posted online last week.

 

One investor that will not be standing in Facebook's IPO line is billionaire investor Warren Buffet. According to a number news reports, Zuckerberg recently asked Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett for advice.

 

The two men spoke for several hours. However, Warren Buffett informed Mark Zuckerberg he will not buy Facebook shares.

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Marketing Internships: Unpaid interns feeling used

Marketing Internships: Unpaid interns feeling used | Marketing Jobs | Scoop.it

Unpaid interns get the feeling they're being used. Facing the worst job market in decades, many college graduates who expected to land paid jobs are turning to unpaid internships to try to get a foot in an employer's door.

 

Back in the day, being an intern seemed to be a great idea to land an entry level position. Today, not so much. There is a storm of controversy around unpaid internship abuse and government regulators have stepped in.

 

The Department of Labor has come down hard on employers who abuse internship programs under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

The Test For Unpaid Interns

 

In some cases individuals who participate in “for-profit” private sector internships or training programs may do so without compensation. This may apply to interns who receive training for their own educational benefit. But the training has to meet certain criteria.

 

The following six criteria must be met when making this determination:

 

1. The internship, even though at the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment.

 

2. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern.

 

3. The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff.

 

4. The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern.

 

5. The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship.

 

6. The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship (source: http://www.dol.gov/whd )

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