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6 Benefits to Using a Temp Agency to Find a JobWhat professions head the ranking of the most highly paid professions? What professions are in demand in the labor market today? These questions are asked by the majority of job seekers. Every person sooner or later faces the problem of job hunting. And not all of them know how to deal with this problem, what steps to undertake at first, where to go and how to make a right choice.

A great number of vacancies are available on the websites of the companies, employers, and there are many recruitment agencies that can help you find a position in this city. If you are looking for a specific job in the area, it is not difficult to search for particular vacancies’ resources. But if you want not only to get any position offered at the labor market, but are interested in the hottest vacancies, then this article will be of a great interest for you.

Top professions in the USA

But it is important not to confuse popular jobs with highly paid professions. After all, popular profession is not always paid high – just this kind of position is much easier to find.

So, what are the most popular professions in the labor market of the USA? Federal Bureau of Statistics of the United States has conducted research and compiled a list of the most popular professions. The palm was awarded to doctors, engineers and pharmacists. Also nurses, teachers, college professors, accountants as well as programmers made the top ten. But it is important not to confuse popular jobs with highly paid professions. After all, popular profession is not always paid high – just this kind of position is much easier to find.

The list was generated basing on the data of recruitment agencies, Internet inquires and the Ministry of Labor.

The list of the most popular vacancies can be divided into 3 groups:

1. Medical professions

  • Doctors,
  • Pharmacists,
  • Biomedical engineers,
  • Dental hygienists,

2. Engineers

  • Mobile Applications Developers
  • Software Developers
  • Software Engineers
  • Data Architects
  • Developer/Programmer Analysts
  • Wireless Network Engineers
  • Network Engineers

3. Not prestigious and poorly paid jobs

  • Retail salespersons
  • Registered nurses
  • Postsecondary teachers
  • Customer service representatives
  • Janitors and cleaners
  • Waiters and waitresses
  • Combined food preparation and serving workers
  • Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants


As it turned out, the most demanded in the labor market are considered to be medical experts.

It is noted that these are the jobs that will not go offshore, and will not be pushed out by scientific and technical progress in the observable term.


Also, unemployment is not threatened, apparently, to nurses and even doctors, although the latter are among the most highly paid professionals in the United States. But to get a position of the physician you will have to study for about 10 years.


As a result the most salaried professionals appear to be doctors: an anesthesiologist, physician / obstetrician / gynecologist and a psychiatrist. The salary of the doctor can reach 18 thousand dollars a month, while the maids and cleaners earn about the same amount for the year. Despite the high reward, the positions for the doctors are still present in the United States. And even if you have not yet passed the exam and have not received a license of the physician, you should not start looking for a job and do not agree to eternal unskilled labor. Try to prove your professional competence – it’s worth it.


American industry still cannot satisfy its hunger for engineering personnel. The vacancies in hotel and restaurant service also remain open. Top manager is a very scarce in the United States. The “Top Ten” of the most sought-after experts also includes a sales representative and a representative of the service company to work with clients.


Unskilled workers are also wanted


Jobs in the United States are not looking for you, but you must search for them using all kinds of sources available: newspapers, specialized companies and the Internet. By the way, the latter is the easiest and quickest way to find a suitable position for you, as the amount of vacancies offered here is in several times larger than any recruitment agency can provide you with. On the Internet you can easily find not only specialized jobs, but any unskilled positions in the USA.



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4 College Grad Links to Land a Job

Career_Coach_Picture_Ivy_ExecIn my simple way Guess you could say I’m living in the big time” – John D. Rich, Kenny Alphin

The sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” have faded to a memory and the hard reality of looking for a job in the real world has set in. Four years of college went by really fast and settling back into “life with the folks” is a lot harder than you thought it would be (all the more incentive to get a job). But let’s face it, this is the big time and very little of what you learned in school has prepared you for looking for a job. Yeah, you may have visited the college career office at one point in your senior year, but what did they tell you again? Not to worry, you are not alone (although your parents don’t really want to hear “none of my friends have found jobs either”). This post leverages CareerAlley’s vast library of resources to help you get on your way to getting a job in the real world.

Where to Start – Do you have your Resume?

  • Job Search Planning:– This is the first lesson in CareerAlley’s Job Search Planning lessons. These free lessons (a series of three)  provide a number of resources to create your job search plan. See the bullet list below as well.
  • 5 Steps to a Great Resume – The first and most important thing you will need is a resume. Take your time with this as your ability to “get your foot in the door” is heavily dependent on the content and “look and feel” of your resume. There are so many choices these days. The first of 5 lessons from CareerAlley’s free resume lessons, provides a some great tips to help you get started (or to improve on what you already have).

Make a Plan:

  • Keep a list to keep track of which sites you’ve visited. Include your username and password for each site. You think you will remember them but you won’t. Also include the last date you visited
  • ALWAYS return calls as soon as possible, start off your day doing this
  • Review your top 5 job search sites
  • Check jobs on LinkedIn
  • Respond to emails as appropriate (and related)
  • Research, research, research – making a list of companies you would like to work for
  • Register on 3-5 company websites
  • Register on 3-5 job search sites
  • Send your resume to 3-5 recruiters/headhunters
  • Use job agents and leverage technology
  • Register where you can and make sure you upload your resume
  • All done with every list known to man (not likely)? Recycle the list, revisit the job search boards and try new searches

Book Corner – The Job Search Action Plan: What You Need To Know To Get The Job You Want

Other Options – Internships: Just because you graduated college doesn’t mean that you can’t consider an internship. At a minimum, this will give you some great experience and there is always the possibility of  a job offer:

  • – Associated with, I’m sure you’ve guessed what this site is focused on. Links at the top of the main page for Today’s Internships, Past Internships, Entry Level Jobs (links back to, About US, Blog and more. The Past Internships link leads to a list of internships previously posted on the site. You can view the list by Date, Employer and Tag Cloud. Clicking on any company link leads to a full page with a broad range of information (including internships).  There are additional helpful links on the right hand side of the page which provide additional information or direct links. If you’ve read any of my college career posts you will know how I stress the power and importance of internships during college. This is the site to go to when making your decisions regarding internships. A wealth of information is included in all of the links with a very clean and crisp interface.
  • – It’s a very good idea to have as many internships during your college education as possible, but if you are graduating this year and don’t have a job, you could certainly still do an internship over the summer until you find full time employment. This site has tabs near the top for Intern Listing, Intern Jobs, College Intern and Intern Board. Below this there is an Intern Search bar to the left and below that is a section for students with plenty of resources. Center section is your main search area where you can subscribe or look at some internships now.

Book Corner – All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience

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10 Questions to Ask at an Interview

BJudge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire

A job interview can be a scary and daunting process at times. This can be especially true if you are someone who is not experienced in interviewing. One of the absolute best ways of going into an interview feeling more prepared is to have some questions to ask during the interview. Oftentimes, many employers will also expect for you to ask a few questions during the interview, it is something that will show you have done a bit of research and are engaged in the process.

Not to mention, keep in mind that when you go into an interview, not only is the company looking at you, but you should also be looking at the company. So, you should have some questions as to settle any thoughts you might have about how the process at the organisation works, or if the culture is something that will work for you.

First, you will want to ask questions that are directed at the role itself. Having a conversation about the position with the interviewer will really be able to give you a grate perspective on if the role is something that is right for you.

  • Could you please explain what the day to day life of the job is?
  • Are there weeks or months that will be much busier than other times?
  • What are some of the biggest challenges in the role?
  • What are your expectations for the person you are hiring?

In addition to learning about the role, it is also advised to learn as much as you can about the company itself as well. You want to know if the corporate culture is something that aligns with your own values and has norms that you find acceptable.

  • What kinds of training opportunities are available?
  • How would you describe the corporate atmosphere?
  • How do you see m fitting in with the other employees?

Finally, it is also a great idea to get a bit of perspective from the person you are interviewing. As they work there, they will also be able to give you a good idea of their own role within the company and the experiences that they have had. It’s also a great chance to try and get a hint as to where you might be in the interview process and what the next steps are, so don’t be afraid to ask at that point!

  • How did you come about working at this organisation?
  • What is your experience with the company?
  • Could you tell me the next step in the process?

Once you are able to get these questions in as part of your interview process then you will be able to have a great idea as to if the role is something that will be a good fit for you and you for them.

Book Corner – 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions

- more – Secrets to landing a second interview

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5 Job Search Tips for College Grads and Entry Level Job Seekers

MP910216556I often get asked by recent college grads what they can do to improve their chances of getting a job once they graduate. They answer, of course, depends on when you start the college grad job search process. Ideally, you would have had several internships during your college years and, while you think it might be too late to do that, think again (more on this later). Of course you might think that the most important tip is make sure you have a great resume. And while you wouldn’t be entirely wrong, you wouldn’t be entirely right either. There’s a long list of things that contribute to your ability to find a job after graduation.  My top 5 follow.

Interview Skills – My company was recently going through a hiring process for entry level grads. I interviewed approximately 5 recent grads and was shocked at their interview skills. There was little or no preparation on the candidates part. Interview preparation is the most important part of the job search process. So where should you focus?

Research – Why do you want to work at XYZ company? They are going to ask and the expectation is that you’ve done a bunch of research on the company and know all about it. If you don’t, the interviewer will think you are not serious and this will probably cost you the job. There are so many resources available to job searchers today to help with the company research process.

  • Google Search – Yes, very obvious, but have you done it?
  • LinkedIn – There is a wealth of information on LinkedIn, you just need to know where to find it. Find the company where you will have your interview and read as much as you can about it. Look to see which of your LinkedIn connections work at the company or are linked to someone who works at the company. Leverage this information – get the inside scoop.

Resume - Yes, your resume is very important, but since you’ve not really had many (or possibly any) meaningful jobs there won’t be much on your resume. So what to do? Take a look at entry level resume samples to get some ideas on format and content. Talk to the adviser at your College Career Center and ask for some help with creating your resume. Talk with family friends and relatives who are working in your industry/career choice.

Internships (it’s never too late) – Never did those internships during college? Or maybe you did do some internships but want more experience.  Either way, it is not unusual to do an internship after graduation. If you are having difficulty finding a job in your industry, you should consider an internship as a stepping stone.

Find a Mentor – A mentor can be an enormous help in both, finding a job and helping you advance in your career. While they won’t specifically help you find a job (don’t expect them to track down leads or write your resume), they can give advice on helping edit your resume, picking the right company and keeping your career on track.

Other Resources

Pursue More Education – Sometimes a Bachelor’s Degree is not enough to impress a potential employer, yet graduate school seems unrealistic to many recent college students. Online degrees, however, offer a solid middle ground for most recent graduates and they allow you to pursue a number of graduate degrees, such as a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice. Even if you already have a Bachelor’s degree in this field, a Master’s will keep your mind fresh with information about recent cases. And in the end, it will only help put your resume and cover letter closer to the top of the pile.

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10 Benefits of Choosing a Career in the HVACR Field

HVACAlthough unemployment is a serious problem in America today, with the current unemployment rate hovering around 6 percent, there are a number of career sectors that show no signs of slowing down. According to this report, more than 128,000 new jobs have been created in trade contracting since fall 2012. Many of these jobs are in the sector of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR). The Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted an increase of 21% in the number of HVACR positions available by 2020. In uncertain economic times, a career in heating and cooling technology can be a valuable guarantee of job security. The industry continues to grow and create new positions for qualified technicians.


Who Gets Hired in HVAC

Every new piece of HVAC technology calls for a large team of people, including installers, technicians, salespeople, fleet managers, HR managers, and service managers. Even during slow economic times, explains Dennis Purvis of Mechanical Services Inc. in Orlando, the HVAC industry is a necessary and diverse part of the national economy. As green technologies and environmental concerns become more popular, those specialized areas are also enjoying additional growth. The sector offers a variety of positions for people at different levels of training. Developing a single HVAC product involves hundreds of people at different levels. Engineering, building, production, marketing, and sales are all crucial parts of the process. Whatever your interests are, there may be a niche for them in this growing industry.


Diverse Occupations in the HVAC Industry

A strong background in HVAC technology can be a gateway to various jobs – learn more at As more wireless components are used in heating and cooling systems, people are becoming experts in electronic temperature control technologies. Service and sales careers demand an extensive knowledge of the products being used. Temperature control is a growing global industry, which offers all sorts of ongoing opportunities to specialists who are smart and ambitious. Dale Crook of Build Right Products, a Kansas company, has summed up the state of the industry in a simple proverb: as long as people are comfortable at 72 degrees Fahrenheit, there will be a demand for heating and cooling technology.


Long-Term Opportunities for HVAC Careers

A candidate may start a career as a dispatcher or technician, then gain additional education as they make progress within the industry. They may end up designing new HVACR products themselves or working on the blueprints of advanced heating and cooling electronics. HVACR has stood the test of time as a powerful recession-proof career, which is highly rewarding for a wide variety of workers. Have you considered training in this field? On-the-job learning is a popular choice for people who want to get to work right away while acquiring valuable job skills. Apprenticeships and educational opportunities are only a phone call away.


Top 10 Benefits of Choosing a Career in the HVACR Field

When HVACR specialists were surveyed about their jobs, they reported a high level of satisfaction. These are ten of the benefits they mentioned:

  • HVACR is a fast-growing niche that rewards experience and specialized skills.
  • The work is highly challenging, involving cutting-edge new technologies.
  • Your skills can be used to help people live more efficient and comfortable lives.
  • Pay is highly competitive, and career growth is almost unlimited.
  • The industry is stable and driven by vast opportunities.
  • As older technicians retire, there is a strong demand for new trainees to take their places.
  • HVACR is a great opportunity to do hands-on work that makes a difference for customers.
  • Innovations are developing in the HVACR field every year, making it an exciting growth field for people interested in the latest heating and cooling techniques.
  • This is a job that can’t be outsourced or sent offshore. It demands local professionals with a high level of expertise, which translates to high job security.
  • Heating and cooling is a largely recession-proof sector!

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