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High Paying Jobs That Didn’t Even Exist Ten Years Ago

Director of Analytics, User Experience Director, Sustainability Director, Mobile Applications Developer… oh, and Web Analyst.

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Here’s my take on the article “5 High-Paying Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago” [Link to the real article].

Director of Analytics
$124,300

Basically you analyze your industry (follow a bunch of industry people on Twitter) and your customers (read their comments on Facebook) and come up with ideas for the monthly report.

User Experience Director
$111,700

You behave nicely at work, keep the place tidy and make sure your customers really like dealing with you.

Sustainability Director
$99,900

Find ways to reduce your company’s environmental footprint and use resources more responsibly.

Mobile Applications Developer
$85,900

Make an app. When the app breaks, fix it (repeat).

Web Analyst
$67,500

Sign up for a Google Analytics account and then dazzle everyone with all of your Jedi level analyticness.


 

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Top five reasons to hire a student this summer

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Hire a Student Week was last week. My bad – totally missed that one. I guess it’s a little late now, but … Mike’s top five reasons to hire a student this summer.

#5. Hire a Student week was last week, so they’ll be really surprised.

#4. Then maybe some day THEY might hire YOU.

#3. It’s nice to have someone around who thinks you actually run the place.

#2. They can survive all summer on six bags of Ichiban.

#1. They’re just fun to have around – energetic, enthusiastic and really gullible.

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Free advice for students entering the job market

Macleans.ca had an article with some tips for summer job seekers, you can read the whole article here.  Here are just a few of the tips from the article — and a few tips of my own.

  • 1. Crack the hidden job market
    Most jobs aren’t advertised.
  • 2. Summer jobs matter more than you think
    You may be tempted to return to that retail gig you held in high school. Resist the urge. The type of job you get this summer will influence the type of job you’ll get next summer and far into the future.
  • 3. Head West! (Or North. Or East.)
    If you live in a university town, you’re going to have intense competition for the best summer jobs.
  • 4. Clean up after yourself online
  • 5. Don’t forget the keywords
    The first thing some human resources managers do with a stack of applications is sort though them to eliminate those that don’t reference keywords from the job ad.
Oh ya -- and don't be late!

I have some advice of my own for students entering the job market. Mike’s top five mistakes made by students on their first job interview.

#5. Bringing your DS, in case things get boring during the interview.

#4. Admitting you failed food save – but explaining it was lame-oh anyway.

#3. Including sleeping and pounding your brother on your list of “hobbies and interests”.

#2. Saying you sure hope your office will be nicer than this one.

#1. Ending the interview with “t-minus-zero, snooze fest out”.

more from last year’s Top Five…

Top five mistakes made at job interviews
#5. Looking at your watch after 15 minutes and saying “Oh man, look at theee time. When is my break anyway”.
#4. Plugging in your iPod then explaining, “It’s okay, I’ll keep the volume low, so I shouldn’t miss much.”
#3. Admitting you failed food save – but explaining it was lame-oh anyway.
#2. Including your uncanny ability to be caller 10 and caller 12 as one of your strengths.
#1. At the end of the interview – yelling “SPOILER ALERT! IN THE END I GET YOUR JOB!”

 

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Top five mistakes made at job interviews

I was reading a survey of managers who are responsible for hiring. They were asked about the most memorable job interview mistakes they’ve witnessed (more here: http://www.roberthalf.com/dont-let-this-happen-to-you). Notable responses included:

“A job applicant came in for an interview with a cockatoo on his shoulder.”
“One candidate sang all of her responses to interview questions.”
“One candidate handcuffed himself to the desk during the interview.”

These are the top five other mistakes I’ve witnessed at job interviews..
#5. Looking at your watch after 15 minutes and saying “Oh man, look at theee time. When is my break anyway”.
#4. Plugging in your iPod then explaining, “It’s okay, I’ll keep the volume low, so I shouldn’t miss much.”
#3. Admitting you failed food save – but explaining it was lame-oh anyway.
#2. Including your uncanny ability to be caller 10 and caller 12 as one of your strengths.
#1. At the end of the interview – yelling “SPOILER ALERT! IN THE END I GET YOUR JOB!”

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