Milwaukee — March 30
As members of the class of 2007 finalizes their post-graduation plans, CollegeGrad.com announces the Top 25 cities for entry-level job openings.
The list represents more than 34,000 jobs for entry-level job seekers.
New York and Los Angeles top the list for cities with the most entry-level job openings.
Houston, San Francisco and Philadelphia round out the top five.
New York, the largest city on the list, accounts for about 3,300 entry-level jobs, while Los Angeles accounts for about 2,800.
Miami, Chicago, Tampa, Dallas and St. Louis round out the top 10, all with more than 1,600 entry-level jobs.
“I always recommend that entry-level job seekers take note of cities with hot job markets and remain open to relocation to those areas,” said Brian Krueger, CollegeGrad.com president. “Being willing to relocate can open up significant opportunities that may not be available in their local area.”
Entry-level job seekers consistently are answering that call. In annual surveys, CollegeGrad.com typically has found more than 90 percent of college grad job seekers are willing to relocate.
But before taking the leap, Krueger advises considering additional factors.
“Understanding the local cost of living is an important consideration when deciding to relocate,” Krueger said. “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.
Krueger also recommends job seekers research the population density, climate, traffic, local taxes and the city’s overall culture.
“This is where you’re going to live and work, so take the time to find out all you can about your new potential home before making commitments,” Krueger said.
The Top 25 cities list was generated based on the number of entry-level jobs posted at CollegeGrad.com.