Secrets of the Job Hunt


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Chicago Entry-Level Jobs Ranked 7th in the Nation

Graduating and entering the workforce full-time can be daunting, especially for those who have little to no work experience. Many college students are particularly concerned now that unemployment is up and whether or not we’re in a state of economic recession is a popular topic of debate. Some worry that there won’t be enough entry-level jobs to go around.

Those in Chicago don’t have much to worry about in this regard. According to a recent report by, a popular entry-level job search and advice site, there are enough Chicago entry-level jobs available to cause the city to be ranked in the 10 areas for recent graduates. ranked Chicago number seventh in the nation for the number of entry-level jobs that could be found on the Internet. According to the website, there were approximately 2,000 of such positions posted online during the time report was complied.

New York came in as the top city in the nation for entry-level jobs with 3,600 openings. Houston followed with 2,500 jobs. Other cities to make the list included; Los Angeles, CA, Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, and Dallas, TX. California and Texas were tied for the state with the most cities on the list and together accounted for 8 of the 25 slots. Altogether the 25 cities accounted for 40,000 entry level jobs.

In order to find the best opportunities, recent graduates should consider the possibility of relocating. According to a recent poll from, 18 percent of entry-level job seekers said that they would be willing to move across the state, nation or even the globe for the right job.

The rankings for the top 25 cities in the nation for entry-level jobs were decided upon based only on the number of available positions. Pay offered by employers, quality of the job described and cost of living were not factored into it. When considering relocating for job, use one of the many cost of living calculators that can be found online to determine if the higher salary is worth moving for.

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