Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Who's Hiring on Urban Interns

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who's hiring on urban interns?

the numbers are in.

Last week we released our Monthly Trend and Insight Report, which includes data on small business hiring trends for December.

Who’s Hiring? The top five industries are:
  • Internet Companies
  • Marketing/PR/Advertising Agencies
  • Art/Media/Design Firms
  • Non-Profits
  • Educational Institutions
What are the top areas where business owners are looking for help?
  • Social Media
  • Blogging
  • PR/marketing
  • Email Marketing and Business Development.
Other trends?
  • Virtual Positions remain strong and make up close to 1/3 of positions posted on the site.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

How to Get a Part-Time Job or Internship in 2010

Start 2010 off right!

Job-seekers, the good news is that January is the most popular month to find a job. That is also the bad news. You've got a lot of competition.

So cast a wide net and apply for a lot of positions. Consider:
  • part-time jobs: even those billed as short-term or temporary could develop into full-time or permanent if you perform well.
  • internships: experience is critical to landing a full-time job in your desired industry.
  • small businesses: the company will not forget who helped them out in the early days.
  • multiple industries or job types: for example, if you want to ultimately land a job in marketing for a media company, consider doing part-time marketing for a retail company. Or finance for a media company. Either way you're getting closer to your dream and will have a great story to tell about building valuable experience.
If you do apply for a lot of positions, keep a list of the job and status of your application, and update it often. Nothing bugs an employer more than the words, "which company is this again?". If you don't appear to want it (even if it's not your dream job), why should they hire you?

Good luck and check out some awesome new jobs below! Full list of recent jobs posted on UrbanInterns.com is right here.
Online start up headed by Silicon Alley vet (previous IPO experience). Ground floor opportunity to be part of a small core start up group. Our business model has a direct path to revenue (not advertising supported). Work directly with CEO. Can work remote. Part-time initially--can set your own hours. Could evolve into full time within 4-6 months. Looking for a self starter, online business development experience desired. Most of our clients will be offline companies in billion dollar industries. This is not a "cool" job but a real opportunity...read more and login here to apply.

PFF Entertainment is seeking interns specializing in New Media Marketing and Public Relations. Interns will work on a variety of projects that will build PFF Entertainment's existing brand, Sexy Slang, as well as several new brands under development. The primary project for this position will be to assist in the creation and implementation of a new media marketing strategy for PFF Entertainment. Candidates should have a strong understanding of social media, and an interest in games, pop-culture and consumer behavior. Candidates should be outgoing and self motivated and must possess strong written and oral communication skills...read more and login here to apply.

A Life Style Brand that works one on one with its clients via Fashion, Entertainment and Dating Service. Seeks a Confident, High Energy, The ability to Multi-task, Professional Individual to get the job done! Must be able to work independently, be proficient in internet research, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point is a plus! Excellent oral communication skills, and great attitude is a must. Requested duties but not limited to: Maintain info on social networking site via Face book, twitter etc , assist with processing paper work of potential clients, assit with writing of Presss Release and Media distrubtion, source venue space for special events, admin duties. Requirements: willing to work 3 days a week, punctual and detailed orientated...read more and login here to apply.