Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Best Cities for Employment

With our current economy, we all know how hard and competitive it is to score a job out of college. But, according to Forbes, there is hope for marketing majors wishing to become employed.

The secret? Look for positions in major metro areas…location matters!

Forbes and Indeed.Com have complied a list of the top 15 cities with the highest number of available marketing positions. Unsurprisingly, New York City proves to be your best bet in finding a job. Time Warner, NBC, New York Times, Grey Group, the list of companies in the Big Apple is seemingly endless. There are over 2,000 versatile marketing positions New York employers are trying to fill!

 If you want to have a look into some of the top marketing agencies in NYC, our very own terpAMA goes on the annual SUSA trip to New York every fall! This past year, students in the marketing track got to visit and get an inside scoop on Grey Group, Omnicom Media Group, and Digitas.

Paul Forster, CEO and co founder of Indeed.Com, explains, “ New York is a major hub for the media and advertising industries, which have experienced an explosion of marketing opportunities in emerging media and digital marketing…marketers who possess the new skills employers demand will have greater opportunities.”

If you are hoping to stay local, Washington, D.C. also makes the top 15 list. Some great marketing agencies around here include The Borenstein Group, RTCRM, Fixation Marketing, & Redhead Advertising.

While job searching in whatever city, just remember to stay persistent and never give up! Soon enough, you will land that dream job of yours.  

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