MILWAUKEE, WI--(HR Marketer)--July 18, 2007--In the midst of the summer job search, CollegeGrad.com, the #1 Entry Level Job Site, releases its quarterly listing of the Top 25 cities for entry level job openings. While summer may not be the peak of the college recruiting season, the list during this time still accounts for more than 20,000 entry level job openings in 16 states. The list is available online at www.CollegeGrad.com/topcities and includes links to job postings for each city.
New York and Los Angeles once again top the list for cities with the most entry level job openings at one and two respectively. Washington, DC and Chicago, IL place in the top 5 for the first time at three and four. San Francisco finished at number five. New York, the largest city on the list, accounts for about 2,700 entry level jobs, while Los Angeles accounts for about 2,500 jobs. Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, Houston and Phoenix round out the Top 10 cities. Together, the Top 10 cities account for 13,500 entry level jobs.
Riverside, CA and Portland, OR are new additions to the list, with about 400 and 300 jobs respectively.
"It's important for entry level job seekers to take note of cities with booming job markets and remain open to relocating to those areas," said Brian Krueger, President of CollegeGrad.com. "Being willing to relocate can open up significant opportunities that may not be available in their local area."
Entry level job seekers consistently answer that call. In annual surveys, CollegeGrad.com has found that entry level job seekers' willingness to relocate hovers around 90%.
But before taking the leap, Krueger advises considering additional factors. "Understanding the local cost of living is an important consideration when deciding to relocate," said Krueger. "It can be particularly useful in salary negotiations, when comparing similar jobs in different cities."
To help in determining local living costs, CollegeGrad.com offers an online Cost-of-Living Wizard tool to help job seekers compare the cost of living and salaries for different cities.
The cost-of-living tool is available at: https://CollegeGrad.com/salaries.
Krueger also recommends that job seekers research the population density, climate, traffic, local taxes, the city's overall culture, and individual company cultures. "Finding a mutual fit between employer and job seeker is the key to a successful job search. The right metro area, the right company within that metro area, and the right department within that company are all factors that are just as important to consider as the job title."
The Top 25 cities list was generated based on the number of entry level jobs currently posted at CollegeGrad.com. It is located at:
...and includes links to jobs in each of the cities listed.
CollegeGrad.com is the #1 entry level job site on the Internet and is the leader in the field of entry level job search. Brian Krueger is President and Founder of CollegeGrad.com and author of the best-selling book for entry level job search, College Grad Job Hunter.
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