Entry Level Jobs
Jobs at the Entry-Level
Employers use various methods to fill entry-level positions; many jobs are not advertised, some employers only attend job fairs and still others use their networks of contacts and professional associations to fill positions.
Employers also recruit at different times of the year, with many unanticipated vacancies opening up throughout the year.
Question and Answer about “Entry Level Jobs”
I’m a new graduate from a poly-technique institute.I’ve been looking for an Entry Level System admin position for a while, I’ve done almost anything to get an employer to hire me, it just doesn’t fukcin work, I just don’t know what to do.
I’ve been sending out my Resume’ and cover letter online, I’ve even refereed to the actual workshop to talk to the employer in person, they never call me back.
I’ve been thinking that many of the internet job postings are FAKE, They only put it up there to advertise their own company and not to attract employees.
Please help, I’m really overwhelmed, I need an Entry Level IT job ASAP.
I’m not sure what country you are in. I will answer based on USA. I hope that I don’t upset you with what I share but here goes – The basic requirements for getting a job in IT are a 4 year computer related degree, some job experience and a few certifications. If you have all three you will do well.
If the school you have gone to is a non-certified school like the ones advertised on TV like ITT Tech, these are not considered at the same level. Their ads are great but I don’t know anyone in the field with those degrees. It is common knowledge that many employers don’t hire non-college grads no matter what their experience or other pluses are. Employers response to other technical school degrees is not as clear.
I think your best bet at this point is to find a small employer where the requirement for a regular 4 year degree may be less. I think most of these jobs will not be Internet advertised. I would try a couple of ideas. First off there are many free seminars offered by Microsoft and Cisco. If you can attend some of these and pass out business cards that would be good. Remember almost 100% of the people attending these have IT related jobs already. Also, try to attend any job fairs in your area where you have multiple employers available to meet and greet personally. Take some additional college night courses in IT and network with classmates who may already be employed in IT. Hit small computer repair stores and big box stores to see if they need some help – these can at least get you some employment and experience. Look into getting A+ and Network+ certs from Comptia – these can be self studied. Start attending church – yes that is right – churches or synagogues will always have a few people attending that are in IT and others in company management positions. You can network with these people and perhaps find a position that way. Some churches will have classes for unemployed or underemployed people.
Also, once you get an interview you need to be sure that you are conveying a positive attitude to potential employers. I read your question above and sense some negative attitudes you are transmitting. I’m sure you are a great person and would be a wonderful employee but others may pick up your attitude and just skip over you. Employers have problem employees and don’t want to add any more to their list of problem employees so they will just skip over anyone thatgives them negative vibes. Best wishes.
An Entry level job is the first job or th basic level job. For Ex in a BPO an Entrylevel job is the level a fresher starts his or her career with. for more career related info join join career_tips group in Yahoo. get to know more about your career.
Hi, i am looking to change careers and want to get into an IT job. Can you get a job with no experience, no computer degree and only MCSA and CCNA/CCENT certifications? I do plan on getting a BS in comp science at some point but id like to work in the field while i do so. If you can get a position like that then HOW? Thanks in advance
Entry level in IT jobs have been taken away from many Americans and given to majority Indians by many US companies, or simply out- sourced. Some Indians have arrived here on H1-B visas, and just stayed on illegally after the visa expiration. Their pay scale is cheaper than US citizens and we have been losing our IT jobs to them. Alas, that’s the facts of life.
Hopefully, when Pres. Obama takes the office, he makes priority of creating jobs for Americans and curve our jobs going overseas.
I don’t know where you live but apply at all possible places where IT jobs might be available. Prepare a good resume, short and precise and send it out with a cover letter. I wish you good luck!
Hey guys, so I go to Art Institute of Pittsburgh online. Live in Hawaii and graduated 2011. I currently work full time in a warehouse. I am looking for entry level positions that relate to graphic design. I find positions of people who had experience and have there BA. I applied at a local print shop but the owner only hires girls. I have two years of communication arts in high school so I have some background. What sort of positions or places could I look into for a part time job? I need my full time job to pay for school but I believe I can pull another job relating to my career choice.
I hate to say this now but its better you learn now than before you’re too deep in debt.
If its one of the Art Institutes run by EDMC (all of them that use the
AI logo), avoid them like a plague. They’re not an art school
employers take seriously. They’re an open enrollment for-profit college, they take ANYONE.
They just want the financial aid from the government that you are
entitled to. The government is now suing them for 11 Billion Dollars which could wipe them off the map easily. They also got hit with ANOTHER lawsuit claiming the same thing!
If you ask me, they’re an elaborate corporate scam to funnel as many
Government Pell grants and guaranteed loans out of students as they
can and leave the students with the bill.
The Senate HELP Committee did a 2year investigation and found out the same thing.
Ai has the worst drop out rate of ALL for-profit colleges.
They’re like McDonald’s of Art “Colleges”. They’re a chain that is
popping up everywhere. They buy out dying schools, rename them, keep
the accreditation.They create programs designed for impulse buyers and quick hits aka uninformed students.
They may seem like they would be good, but it is all smoke and
mirrors. Pretty building with pretty computers. Meanwhile, it will
just ruin your life.
The market demand they say they’re meeting is not the demand of the
Job market, its the demand of the students. Students that graduated AI
are struggling to get jobs and have over more than $50,000+ or
$90,000+ in debt depending on what degree they went for. Degrees that
are worthless in the job market.
Basically, AI is a degree mill, a total debt factory. They use bloated success stats and
circle logic to back them up.
They count students working at Toys R Us as in the field. Avoid them
if you want to actually have a decent future.
If you really want to pursue your passion, go to a community college,
study fine art, and then transfer into a state school. It will be
cheaper and the money you save you can buy your own equipment and
STILL have money left over for a better future.
Their job leads are bogus, they go to Monster, Craigslist, and career
builder just like everyone else. Their top employer is HOME DEPOT
(Check their own website) and I guarantee none of those are art jobs.
Don’t make the same mistake my friends and I did. We’ll be paying for
it for the rest of our lives.
If you go with AI you’ll be folding clothes at Target or hawking video
games at Toys R Us for $8.25 an hour and struggling to pay $90,000+
with bill collectors haunting your every waking moment for the REST OF
YOUR LIFE with no way to stop them because there is no bankruptcy
Please please please make sure you check out these news articles
below. Many are accounts from students, staff, and teachers of AI.
Feel free to check YELP (“Filtered results” as well.)
What you do with this information is your choice, I just want to make
sure you know everything before listening to one of their recruiters
sales pitch. Remember, they’re paid sales people. Not your friend.
College may be expensive but what these guys are pulling is straight
out highway robbery.
Below is a few news articles about different AI’s around the country. They’re all pulling the same thing.
You will NOT make enough to back the loans. They know this. They just want the government money they can pull in your name.
Decide for yourself. You have a better chance of winning the lottery than paying back the debt created by these scammers.
I only have an AA degree so it is hard to find a real job yet I have a job on retail
Entry-level jobs are known to pay a modest salary. Many college graduates take entry-level jobs to jump start their career and to gain experience in their field. However, not all entry-level jobs pay a low salary. There are many entry-level jobs that are lucrative. College students who are job searching may want to look for high-paying entry-level jobs.
Employees in sales may be able to bring in high salaries. Yahoo Education states that marketing and sales managers may earn around $80,000. There are many areas within sales where one can work, which may include retail, finance and business. Managers in sales earn commissions and bonuses based on the performance of their team, so it is important for managers to be able to motivate their employees in order for them to garner a higher salary.
Engineering jobs, especially hardware engineers, bring in an average beginning salary of $55,880. Their salaries increase based on performance and seniority, and those with many years of experience may earn close to $100,000 or more. Many areas in engineering are high-paying, including mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering.
Being a registered nurse is a high-paying entry-level job, with nurses earning $63,000 a year or more. To be a registered nurse, one needs to have at least an associate’s degree in science, which is a 2-year curriculum. Once the student passes the licensure exam, she can start working and earn a high-paying salary.
Analysts also have a high-paying career. Their salary comes from their base salary as well as bonuses and benefits that the company awards them depending on their performance. These bonuses can add substantially to their earnings. They may also be able to receive commissions, depending on their line of work.
Pharmacists are among the highest paid employees in the job market. CNBC reports that the No. 1 highest paid bachelor’s degree in 2009 is pharmacy. The average starting salary is $111,000. Pharmacists may work in different settings, such as at hospitals, pharmaceutical
next year i am going to tech school, but right now i am just trying to find a better job..what is an entry level tech job so i can put my foot in the door?
Generally if it is an entry level job, based on the company’s work and job specifications, you will be working on small problems which helps you understand the domain as well as gain experience in that area.
Also, generally for entry level tech jobs, the work assigned will not be related to external customer. For example, developing in-house products or working on research areas or trying to find alternative solutions to an existing problem etc. In these, the work you do will not be given directly to the external customer.
I am a 10 year vet of the Army National Guard with an associate’s of military science and a CompTia A+ certificate and no professional experience. It’s there anyway to find a good entry level job while I study for other certificates
James – There are many companies that are friendly to ex-military members. Ultimately, if you could work towards a Bachelors degree you would be in better shape. Here are some tips on finding jobs and internship situations.
1. Probably one of the best ways to make contacts with potential employers and other people in the IT field is to attend user group meetings in your area. Various operating system or applications user groups exist in many cities. Microsoft, Cisco and others may have free seminars in your area. Be sure that you are present at all these and collect and pass out business cards. You will likely get your first job in IT because of who you know and not what you know.
2. Technology job fairs are a good source of potential jobs.
3. Use any spare time to do some study in a new area. Find an area of specialization you have not pursued before – take some certification tests.
4. This suggestion may sound strange or self serving but I recommend that you attend Church or a Synagogue. Often churches and other institutions of worship will have many older stable members of the community attending. These people may be looking for employees in their businesses and helpful in finding you employment situations. The relationships you can build in these situations can really give you some great networking opportunities.
If you go into the average church of a few hundred people, you will likely find several people in IT attending there. You may even meet potential employers there or a small business person who needs help setting up an office network. I’m not encouraging you to go to church for the wrong reasons. I just want you to realize that you need to input of people who are already in IT in your life and this is one place you might find them. You need someone in IT to help sanity check future job decisions you are making and you need them to have your best interests at heart. Ultimately, you might find a house of worship is a very logical place to find a great support system.
5. Volunteer to help charitable groups with your IT expertise. Again this is not just a good thing to do but can give you networking opportunities with other volunteers and the public. Try volunteering at schools, senior centers, churches, animal shelters and any other non-profits you can volunteer to help out at. These look very good on a resume. Tells a prospective employer that you will do more than what is expected – a good character trait.
6. Go hang out at the nearest bookstore. Get some coffee and go fishing in the IT book or business management aisles. When you see someone pick up a book title strike up a conversation and figure out where they are working and if there are any opportunities there.
7. It is important to keep in close contact with your former military pals. They may be able to give you job leads and help you in your job search.
Hi, my Fiancee recently graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. We have been looking and applying for jobs since he graduated in December, but still there isn’t any luck. The other graduates of this degree are also having a difficult time. Most applications for entry level jobs require 8+ years of experience. I know that times are tough but I don’t understand how a recent graduate with a competitive degree can start off a career if all entry level openings require so many years of experience. If there are any openings or companies that hire recent graduate’s in mechanical engineering without much experience or no experience needed please give us a head’s up. It would be greatly appreciated.
What Redbeard is saying about Engineers and the current economy is rubbish.
Whenever I hear the heads of engineering companies interviewed they complain “there are no engineers” and “the country needs to relax visa restrictions for more engineers”, “our companies can’t grow unless we get more engineers”. Most engineering companies are poaching each other’s experienced engineers with the pool getting smaller each day. Only the big companies are training their own graduates – with thousands of applicants for each position available. Most graduate-engineer training schemes have been shut down because graduates straight out of university are “too expensive” to train. That money is needed to pay the executives – who shut down the schemes. Engineers grow on trees after all.
Far easier to complain that universities aren’t churning out engineers with employable skills any more and the need for overseas experienced engineers rather than invest and train your own. No more graduate engineers and engineering now seen as a dead-end course. The chickens are coming home to roost.
I’m sorry I don’t have much help for your predicament – I’m in the same boat myself as a graduate engineer with no experience and no job because I don’t have experience.
The highest-paid jobs I see available now are for graduate recruitment consultants. That’s to weed through the hundreds/thousands of engineering applicants for every job advertised that requires experience. I even get them phoning me direct now, hoping I’ve got experience beyond what’s on my CV. The recruiters are all engineering graduates who couldn’t get jobs themselves.
Look at the largest companies that recruit for engineering graduate training schemes. Get every help you can to prepare the extensive time-consuming applications that will make your fiancee stand out from the crowd. On no account must he admit to being engaged, wanting to get married or have children. Be prepared to move anywhere around the country where they want to send him or not see him for months at a time. In a few years he’ll be one of the lucky few – ready to be poached by every other company.
Or, get him to sell his soul and move into finance.
As a married older woman with a child even those schemes and choices aren’t available to me.
I wish you both the very best luck.
Is it hard to find entry level mechanical engineering jobs right now? I am going to an ABET qualified state school. I am also over the 3.0 GPA mark. Is it hard to get entry level jobs?
Yes, for all majors.
Liberal arts, psycology, math, poltical science, biology, and similar majors have 11-14% unemployment rate.
Engineers have 7-8% unemployment. It is hard finding any entry level job because now entry level jobs require experience in related field such as an internship or co-op.
Many experienced engineers that are unemployed are applying for entry level jobs. They are more qualified than new graduates. That is why it is tough finding a job.
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