February 18, 2009

Hot Jobs 25

Gosh, can you believe there have already been 25 weeks worth of hot job announcements?! If you have been with us since the beginning, I have a good feeling that your dream job is right around the corner.

In this economy, a job search can take a bit longer. According to the stats I have read, in a “normal” economy, the average job search takes two to four months, depending on the industry.  In short, the average person now assumes it will take four to seven months to find a job. Well, at 25 weeks worth of Hot Job posts, we are closing in on that range, so hopefully your search is almost over!

If this is your first time visiting Hot Jobs, welcome! Every Wednesday on the JobMonkey blog, I post three hot new job announcements culled from JobMonkey’s cool job database. Our job center is updated daily and has hundreds of different listings from around the country — and the world. You can search by key word, geographic region or type of job. And if you want to learn more about a specific career field, you can just jump over to JobMonkey’s section on that field. The best part of our job board is that it’s 100% free for the job seeker, so check it early and check it often!

You will notice that today’s jobs are in Michigan, Las Vegas, Nevada and San Francisco, California — three of the areas hardest hit by the housing crisis. If you’re living in one of these areas, I wanted to give you a little shout-out today… who knows, maybe one of these jobs will be the answer to your problems.

1. Strategic Services Specialist, Trammell Crow Company, Auburn Hills, Michigan
The Michigan-based facilities management company, Trammell Crow, is looking to hire a strategic services specialist. This person will be responsible for areas including strategic planning, client reporting, financial reporting and database management. The specialist will be required to assess and identify client issues, recommend new strategies to reduce surplus space, provide an overview of client’s portfolio, manage quarterly and annual reporting, oversee a portfolio optimization initiative, and create and analyze new consolidation strategies. The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or Business, have excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, be able to work cohesively in a team environment, and be possess a background in problem solving, mathematical analysis, and accounting is helpful.

2. On-Call PBX Operator, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
One of Las Vegas’ premier resorts, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is looking for a PBX Operator to be responsible for answering and routing all incoming telephone calls and managing guest questions and concerns. The ideal candidate will have two years of customer service experience, a high school diploma or GED, and the ability to type at least 30 w.p.m. He or she must also have a flexible work schedule, for the job requires weekly-assigned shifts.

3. Operations Manager, Sierra Club, San Francisco, California
Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club is America’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. The Club is looking to hire an operations manager to plan and manage its business operations and to provide direct oversight for department support staff. The manager will be responsible for developing and monitoring the organization’s recordkeeping systems and procedures, generating financial reports and statements, and assisting in the preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts. The manager will also work in close contact with Sierra Club Books’ co-publishers and distributors. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business plus at least three to four years of experience in operations administration, including trade book publishing experience and budget preparation.

Good luck on your job search!

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