Landing an Entry Level Job Without a Degree

Ms. Career Girl

The post Landing an Entry Level Job Without a Degree appeared first on Ms. Individuals can obtain an entry level position that typically requires a college degree by pro-actively seeking out opportunities and activities that will build out their resume.

Employers are filling more entry level Jobs with Educated Labor

Resume Bear

Employers are filling more entry level functions with educated labor,” said Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America. Retail – 28 percent. The post Employers are filling more entry level Jobs with Educated Labor appeared first on Resumebear Online Resume.

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How to Hire for the Retail Industry


The lovely world of retail. If your business is going to be a successful retail establishment, you need to make sure you hire some great people to show off the amazing products you have and provide your customers with a world renowned shopping experience. Retail HR.

entry-level interviewers, my employer is holding my first paycheck for “severance,” and more

Ask A Manager

Are entry-level interviewers a bad thing? I’m looking for an every-level position. I’ve been looking for mainly data entry/clerical, but I’ve also applied to retail, issue campaigning, whoever I think may hire me, as I don’t have much experience. No, people in entry-level positions should not be doing the hiring. It’s five short answers to five short questions. Here we go….

20 Years Later, Much Career Advice Still Applies

Water Cooler Wisdom

Until that point, I’d only worked in retail and had no idea what to expect.   Attitude & Motivation Best Practices Daily Life Emotional Intelligence Entry Level Goal Setting Job Satisfaction Life in the 21st Century Millennials Networking Office PoliticsIn the summer of 1996 after my sophomore year of college, I started an internship at a nonprofit technology association in downtown Washington, D.C.

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how can I move from retail into a professional career?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I currently work full-time at a large retail store as a department lead (no real management responsibilities). I’m in my late 20s, and my 10 years of work history consist of numerous child care jobs (many of them “off-the-books”) and two other retail jobs (a three-month seasonal position and a six-month stay at my very first job as a teenager). How can I make myself an appealing candidate for entry-level professional jobs?

Get Your Money’s Worth

Career Alley

For example, you can find online certificates in retail store management or small business accounting. Career advice Careers Entry level jobs Advice Career AdvisorOnline education programs that lead to a certificate are rapidly gaining in popularity.

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Gen Y Employment Trends for 2013

Water Cooler Wisdom

Gen Y Goes Retail. part-time jobs as retail floor clerks and sales associates. Current Affairs Employment Trends Entry Level HR Issues Life in the 21st Century Millennials RecruitingMembers of Generation Y are desperate for jobs.   Born after 1979, most have come of age during the recession, and their. professional opportunities have been limited. Payscale,  Payscale, a provider of. compensation data and software, and Millennial Branding, a Gen-Y.

Service Industry is Fastest Growing US Job Market


An increase in the service sector hiring also points to Americans spending more on retail, hospitality, and restaurant services. They are shopping, movie-watching, and eating out as we enter retail’s fall push and back to school. “Yawn,” you say.


Who's Hiring in Retail Vol 3

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Don’t Run with Sissors Four Ways To Re-Personalize Your Job Search And Get Noticed » Who’s Hiring in Retail Vol 3 “ There is only one boss. Well into the Holiday shopping season, and what better time to revisit Retail than now? Top of the site (when I checked) indicated that there were over 63,000 retail job opportunities.

Jobs from the Best, Biggest and Most Admired Companies – Vol I

Career Alley

When reality hit and I realized that I was not likely to make a living as an entertainer any time soon, I did the next best thing – I worked for an entertainment company doing an entry level accounting job. If retailing is your thing, this is the place to get started.

College Grad Job Search – The Dog Days of Summer

Career Alley

Jobs like, working in the local movie theater, working in a liqueur store or working for a local retail store. Even in the most difficult of times, there are many more entry level jobs then there are experienced hire jobs. This is one of the best sites for entry level job search. Move further down the page an you will find a link to the 2011 Top Entry Level Employers Survey (a very powerful tool which lists top employers with links to their site).

Translating Skills For A Career Transition

Career Realism

I can easily identify several positions from entry level in multiple service industries to higher level supervisory, management, and professional positions where those traits and skills would be valued. Retail Sales Position.

Rebuilding Your Career After Being Fired or Laid Off

Ms. Career Girl

It can happen anywhere: in an office setting, on a construction site, or in a retail store. The results are the same for every worker; a president, a retail clerk, an editor, a truck driver, a sales representative, or an IT director. It comes when you least expect it.

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Should You Encourage Your Teen to Take a Job at a Restaurant?

Evil HR Lady

As one of my favorite readers, Elizabeth West, says, Everybody should work in a service profession (either food or retail) at least once, so they understand how to be a good customer. If I’m hiring for an entry level job, I’m going to be a lot more likely to consider the person with experience in a restaurant than someone with perfect grades. This post brought to you by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

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Résumé Help: Recent High School Graduate

Careers Done Write

He is interested in a career in technology sales, specifically an entry-level position at a local mobile phone retail outlet. Today we take another look at the résumé of a recent high school graduate, Henry. Henry has never had a “real” job.

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How To Become A Loan Officer In New York

Career Realism

Right now is a great time to work in mortgage banking, but there are certain federal and state-level requirements that prospective loan officers must be aware of. Luckily for loan officer hopefuls, some mortgage lenders still offer entry-level positions that involve education and training.

What Our Future College Grads Need to Know About Job Hunting


Even some entry-level jobs require one or two years of experience in the working field. These will come in handy in almost all lines of work, but particularly in the retail industry , where people skills are a must.

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25 companies who are hiring new graduates this year

Resume Bear

Industry: Grocery and retail. Open positions: Information systems, engineering and corporate audit retail, store management development program and career training program in manufacturing. Open positions: Entry-level sales recruiters. Industry: Retail pharmacy.

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Students and Grads Top 10 Companies

Resume Bear

Students in the United States (US) are more likely to follow entertainment, media and social brands, while students in the United Kingdom are most interested in fashion and retail. Top 10 Companies for Students and Graduates.

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How To Find A Great Finance Job Right Out Of College

Career Realism

In addition to above-average grades and recognizable certifications, many higher-paying finance jobs require entry-level applicants to have practical experience in their chosen fields. Jobs in finance are among the world’s most sought-after positions.

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Why Holiday Job Searches Lead To The Best Presents


Unfortunately, many individuals in need of work figure that now is the time to take a break, no one is hiring with all the rush of the holiday season, and the only jobs that may be available are entry-level jobs such as low-paying retail gigs. Surprise!

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stop applying without your resume

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: Since I know you appreciate good examples of bad job applications… I’m currently recruiting for a full time, entry level, customer service position. ” The person then went on to list experience in design, medical work, retail, and as a fine art show juror. My HR department definitely pared down the job description more than I would have liked prior to posting, but it still conveys the basics of what we’re looking for, or so I thought.

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Shortcuts to Common New Year's Resolutions

Penelope Trunk

Goal: Skip entry-level drudgery. And that’s your ticket to a beyond-entry-level job because people who listen to you will also be willing to help you get a job. Instead just make a prototype and sell it to retail buyers.

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my employer wants me to apologize for job-searching, how far back should your resume go, and more

Ask A Manager

Also, my job before the receptionist position was only for 8 months because it was a seriously tedious entry-level admin job. Both jobs would of course add another year of experience, but were relatively entry-level. Earlier positions were your average “I’m fresh out of high school” retail jobs that I don’t think employers would really care about. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Do I owe my employer an apology for interviewing elsewhere?

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5 Top Blogs of the Week


Top Blogs of the Week: Daily Ways to be a Mannerly Manager: Manners should extend beyond the entry-level job. But, Maybe I Should Be Nicer to Them: If you’ve ever worked in retail you have at least ten thousand stories about the rude customer.

Hire People Who Have a Chip On Their Shoulder.

HR Capitalist

Worked retail during school and after you got your degree because the market was tight? But I'm thinking whether your parents just dropped 200K on a school that I've rarely heard of or if you already have the equivalent of a big home mortgage for a degree that simply allows you to interview for entry-level, white-collar jobs. Short post today. . Hire people who have a chip on their shoulder.

20 Must Read Career Blogs for the Young Job Seeker ResumeBear makes the List

Resume Bear

You’ll find out what they do, who they are, why they’re interesting, and what kind of entry level jobs and internships they offer. Her specialties include workplace issues, the small business and entrepreneurial world, social networking, retail, autos, women’s issues and leadership, including interviews with some of the biggest names in Corporate America. Finding the right job opportunity is hard enough but it’s only half the battle.

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The Top Cities for Marketing Jobs in the US

Ms. Career Girl

Denver has ranked 8 th on a list of most entry level jobs for graduates. Raleigh is a much smaller city, but its university network with surrounding cities has made it a growing hub for financial, retail and software industries.

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CHARTS FOR SMART HR PROS: Turnover Is Back to Pre-Recession Levels Across America.

HR Capitalist

As you might expect, the next chart that's important for you to know at a macro level is what those conditions does to macro employee turnover levels in the marketplace.

Having a Strategy is Key to Job Fair Success


To many job seekers (entry-level or not), attending career fairs is a daunting but necessary task. The spring college recruiting season will soon be in full effect. In fact, companies are gearing up right now to scour universities for full-time talent and summer interns.

dating site drama, employee resigned but now isn’t leaving, and more

Ask A Manager

It was even lower than my salary as an entry level employee at my first job out of college and this job is requiring at least 5 years of experience (preferably 7). So instead of that, I’d say, “To give you some context, it’s lower than my entry-level salary 10 years ago, and well below what I’ve seen people earn in comparable roles since.”. I work as a part-time status employee in retail. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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The Top 10 Low-stress Jobs

Career Alley

Level of education required: Doctoral degree. Level of education required: Bachelor’s degree. Level of education required: Master’s degree. Level of education required: Doctoral degree. Level of education required: High school diploma.

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Résumés for college students looking for part time work

Careers Done Write

In this scenario, the unemployment rate for teens and college students is even higher because established adults out of work are taking entry-level jobs often held by the less experienced.

It’s Tougher at the Bottom: Why All Students Should Work Minimum Wage (at Least Once)

Corn on the Job

Especially when we discovered that instead of faux interviewing for lofty future “career” type jobs, we’d be pretending to seek positions as Starbucks baristas and American Eagle retail jockeys.

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Stuck in Your Job? Tips to Improve Your Finances So You Can Move On

Ms. Career Girl

If you’ll need experience, look at entry level positions or internships you could take. Find part-time opportunities in retail that interest you such as fashion, food, flowers, coffee, the list goes on and on! Are you dreaming of a new career?

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Finding a Job During the Holidays

Career Alley

For example, your background is retail management, and you are applying for management positions in hospitality and financial services. If you’re just getting started, and looking for an entry-level job, focus on those companies that have regular turn-over. Take your job search to the next level, and see the results.

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new hire can’t work the schedule she agreed to, men’s bathrooms vs. women’s bathrooms, and more

Ask A Manager

I am hoping to transfer from retail to office work sometime this year and was wondering what kind of things should I carry to work. For my retail job, all I needed to bring was my wallet, phone, and lunch. A briefcase isn’t necessary unless you’ll be carting a bunch of paperwork back and forth; you probably won’t be, especially in an entry-level job, but wait and see if turns out to feel like it would be useful. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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slow employee listening to podcasts, interviewing with a cold, and more

Ask A Manager

She is doing usual entry-level work and is slow, with lots of mistakes. So I know that it’s possible to do that work better as an entry-level worker. If Beth were performing at a high level, I’d tell you to leave it alone since it’s obviously not causing problems. So I’d like to eliminate whatever distractions we can and see if we can get your work up to the level we need it at.” It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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coworker keeps making gross bathroom joke, manager took pay cut to protect our bonuses, and more

Ask A Manager

I’m recently out of college and still newish at my job, and I sit directly across from a mid-level man in (I think) his late 40s. Will staying in retail for a year or two after graduating hurt my job search later? Do long stays in low-level retail positions look strange on a resume? Not a huge deal in retail, I know, but I’m excited!) I’m a recent college graduate and have been job-hunting for entry level positions.

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