This article was created with data supplied by The Resumator, bringing recruiters, hiring managers and heads of talent or HR the latest thinking around both how you hire and who you hire to consistently outperform.
We're in the thick of graduation season, and job seekers are soon to flood the market with big dreams — and limited experience.
New research from The Resumator gives us an idea of the U.S. cities that have the highest number of entry-level job openings for the some of the top roles for which companies are hiring. For example, if you want to get your start as an entry-level software engineer, you should head to San Francisco. If you want to get your start as an entry-level customer service rep, head to Chicago. If you're not sure and you just want to go to a city with the most entry-level job openings, your best bets are San Francisco, Washington D.C., New York City and Boston.
Below, find out which city is hiring for your dream job.
Tech and engineering
Tech jobs are in high demand — but the good news is that there are a lot of open positions for job seekers fresh out of school. Below are a few of the most sought-after positions and the areas that are flush with job openings.
Software engineer: The San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont areas of California boast the highest numbers of entry-level job openings as well as overall job postings in the field. Next up is Boston/Cambridge/Quincy, Massachusetts, followed by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Systems engineer: For systems engineers, Washington D.C. and surrounding areas in Northern Virginia (Arlington and Alexandria, in particular) are the sweet spot for U.S. job openings, followed by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and then the Boston area.
QA engineer: Boston takes the lead in this engineering-focused field, offering the most overall job openings in the country, followed by the Los Angeles/Long Beach/Santa Ana areas of California. The number of exclusively entry-level job openings in each location are comparable, though Cali wins out by a hair.
Technician: For technicians across the board, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers the most opportunities, with a high percentage of job availabilities specifically focused on entry-level work. Tied for second place on overall numbers of open positions: Baltimore/Towson, Maryland and Orlando/Kissimmee, Florida — though there are slightly more entry-level jobs available in Maryland over Florida.
Sales, marketing and advertising
Luckily for marketing and advertising majors, there appear to be high numbers of job openings available in the field; the top cities for open roles based on The Resumator's data are spread throughout the Washington D.C. area and several locations in California. Below is a breakdown.
Sales (general): The DMV (D.C., Maryland and Virginia) area takes the cake here, with D.C., Arlington and Alexandria topping the list. Next in line: Boston metro area and Pittsburgh. More than half of the job openings in the D.C. and Massachusetts areas are considered entry-level.
Marketing (general): Another strong showing for California — the San Fran/Oakland/Fremont region again emerges as the top contender for job openings, followed by Pittsburgh and finally Cleveland/Elyria/Mentor, Ohio.
Account manager: San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont, California and Boston/Cambridge/Quincy, Massachusetts take the number one and two spots here, respectively (noticing a pattern?), with Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington, Minnesota rounding out third place.
Marketing manager: Though there are significantly fewer entry-level jobs listed with the title of "manager" (for obvious reasons), the three areas with the most overall job openings with this title include: San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont, California; Boston/Cambridge/Quincy, Massachusetts and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, respectively.
Sales manager: As with marketing manager positions, sales manager roles have far more overall job listings than entry-level listings. Long Island and New York City as well as Northern New Jersey take the (perhaps unsurprising) lead in the field, followed by the San Francisco area of California and finally Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta, Georgia.
Entry-level graphic design and writing jobs can be elusive, but they are out there — particularly if a move to California, Boston or New York is appealing.
Graphic designer: While significantly more overall job listings than entry-level jobs appear to be currently available in the field of graphic design, job seekers may want to consider Silicon Valley, followed by Pittsburg and Minneapolis.
Writer: Calling all English majors: the Northeast is beckoning, with the most overall job openings available in New York/Northern New Jersey, and a solid number of openings in Boston. But if a winter full of sleet and snow just isn't your thing, never fear: San Francisco makes the list again here, too.
After years of nursing or medical school, job seekers are likely eager to join the ranks of the working world. Below is a quick breakdown of some of the openings available in the medical field.
Nursing: The New York and Northern New Jersey areas have the most to offer for jobs in nursing. The Portland/Beaverton, Oregon as well as Vancouver, Washington and the Chicago, Illinois metro area join the list — though with fewer jobs designated entry-level than NYC.
Therapist: For burgeoning therapists, the number one area to head to is Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington, Minnesota.
Business and finance
Surprisingly, New York makes this list only for accounting jobs — but the number of those particular job openings more than double many of the other listings throughout the country. Below are some business-focused roles and where you'll want to seek them out.
Business analyst: The D.C. area and the Boston metro area are tied for overall job listings, though the DMV offers far more entry-level positions than Massachusetts. The third most popular area for Business analyst roles is Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta, Georgia.
Business development: For biz dev jobs, your best bet is to head to the Boston area, followed by Atlanta and then San Francisco. For the role of Business development manager, interestingly enough, L.A. is the area with the most listings currently available.
Accountant/accounting: Accounting role openings abound in the NYC area, followed by San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont, California; Philadelphia/Camden/Wilmington, Pennsylvania; Chicago/Naperville/Joliet, Illinois; Boston/Cambridge/Quincy, Massachusetts; and lastly Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington, Minnesota. Of these locations, New York and Philly offer the most entry-level designated positions.
Below, we've listed out a variety of career paths in fields ranging from administrative to project management and HR-focused jobs.
Administrative assistant: Both the D.C. metro area as well as San Fran have strong showings of open positions in this field, and Pittsburgh makes the list as well.
Recruiter: For those interested in the field of recruitment, the D.C. area and Northern Virginia, the San Francisco area and Boston are the go-to cities to start your job search.
Customer support Pittsburgh tops this list for the number of available entry-level positions, though the Detroit/Warren/Livonia areas of Michigan take the cake for the most overall openings. San Francisco and its surrounding areas make this list with a solid number of jobs in the field as well.
customer service: Chicago tops this list, followed closely by San Diego/Carlsbad/San Marcos, California. Pittsburgh sneaks onto this list in third place, too.
Location manager: For this type of role, head to either the D.C. metro or the New York/Northern New Jersey area.
HR manager: It makes sense that the two areas with the most offerings in HR include two of the cities with the most overall job openings — New York and San Francisco.
Operations manager: Head to the Big Apple and surrounding areas.
Where are you planning on moving to start your post-grad career? Tell us in the comments.
Source : http://mashable.com/2015/05/19/new-grads-job-search/