This is what we need:
“The year’s best jobs boast a good work environment, high salaries and are relatively low stress.”
Actually, what some of us need – when we’ve got alligators crawling up our butt – is just a job. Any job that can put food the table, roof over our heads, our families safe – bill collectors at arms or shotgun distance.
Everything would be – [email protected]!!
Now here’s a 31 year old stud at work:
On any given workday, Brandon Hilkert, 31, might be found sitting in front of his MacBook Air at home in West Chester, Penn., in a coffee shop nearby, or at a co-working space he frequents in Philadelphia called IndyHall. That kind of flexibility, he says, is one of the reasons why he loves his job as a software engineer for a small startup.
t’s also one of the reasons why software engineer was ranked No. 1 in a list of the best jobs of 2012 by CareerCast.com. CareerCast.com, a career website owned by Adicio Inc. ranked 200 jobs from best to worst based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook. The firm used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies to determine the rankings. The 200 jobs were selected for their relevance in the current labor market as well as the availability of reliable data. For instance, enlisted military personnel – the third worst job of 2012 – was added this year thanks to new data released by the Department of…
And if you’re a veteran, check out this great store:
Citigroup plans to hire more than 1,000 veterans this year as part of a firm-wide and national initiative to find employment for those returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Citi hired 686 veterans last year for its North America business lines and has brought on 300 this year in January and February alone.
The 1,000 hires is just a starting point. Citi’s actual hiring of vets is “likely to be far in excess of our target,” said Suni Harford, regional head of markets for North America and a senior executive driving the veteran hiring effort for the firm.
And if you’re not a veteran, check out this list of 100 best companies to work. Evidently Google is back on top – were they ever not on top?
Rank: 1 (Previous rank: 4) What makes it so great? Everything was up at Google last year — revenue, profits, share price, paid search clicks, hiring — and so, too, was employee love; the search giant climbed three slots in our ranking to reclaim the top spot. The reason? Employees rave about their mission, the culture, and the famous perks of the Plex: bocce courts, a bowling alley, eyebrow shaping (for a fee) in the New York office. Then there’s the food: some 25 cafés companywide, all gratis.
Wrote one Googler: “Employees are never more than 150 feet away from a well-stocked pantry.” Headquarters: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 2010 revenue ($ millions): 29,321 Website: www.google.com
Sometimes finding a job means being open to new possibilities. And if you are looking to switch fields – then start by checking out these articles and follow where it leads you.