Washington, D.C. Finally Made It To The Forbes 2014 List Of Most Awesome City

After having lived and worked in many popular cities including Tehran, Shiraz, Paris, London, Bonn, Alicante, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, D.C., I found DC as one of the most awesome and coolest city in America. That’s why back in 2009, I launched my D.C. based blog awesomeDC.com with the intention of showing the world Washington, DC is much more than just Politics, corruption, and scandals. I have been covering everything in awesome DC, with the focus on the technology, start ups,  parties, clubs, events, and of course the awesome Washingtonians, specially, the gorgeous and model looking women of DC 🙂 Read more of this post

Social Media Jobs Salary Guide In Your City

Courtesy of Onward Search, check out the data below and feel free to contact any of these awesome social media companies for their openings. If none of the companies in the list are in your city, you may search for them by industry or city on the homepage.

Feel free to connect with me via awesomize.me

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Tips To Land The Dream Social Media Jobs

It’s no brainer social media is here to stay for good. Literally, over 90% of the businesses know that so as their PR agencies. Given a large number of  them in the Washington, DC area including the top three – Qorvis, Ogilvy, and ketchum who are aggressively looking to hire social media people from sales to service,  here are a few tips that will help you avoid shooting yourself in the foot during the interview:

– First thing first – Make sure you know enough about the company and their clients.

– Second – Make sure there is no spelling and grammar errors in your resume. There is always one. You are applying for a social media job. The employers are very picky on that compare to other type of jobs. You will be representing them on all the social media channels with your writing.

That being said, make sure you have a social media presence at least on these social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and the portal to all these channels, awesomize.me.

– Keep all your channels clean. They’ll read your Twitter account, your LinkedIn page, They will certainly check your rating on awesomize.me. So, make sure you got your trusted peers to awesomize you on both professional and social level on that site. Read more of this post

College2Startup: Need To Connect with The Awesome Startups Or Talents?

Those of you recent collage grads, techies, and the startups around Awesome DC, here is a new site you may want to check it out – College2Startup,  another  new site for startups looking to find quality collegiate or postgraduate talent and vice versa.

Although, there are already several site like Startuply.com, Startuphire.com and Ventureloop.com out there doing the same thing, but College2Startup allows you to subscribe to their daily newsletter to receive job opportunities. When you receive the newsletter, you can scroll through the list of job openings to find the opportunity that best suits you, then click to apply. Read more of this post

Professions that are on the decline

If you are in one of the following businesses or thinking of pursuing one of them, think again. According to Labor Department, the list below are  the disappearing jobs for those with bachelor’s degrees:

Reporters and Correspondents

Employed in U.S.: 61,600
Change expected in next decade: -8%
Average salary: $34,850

Consolidation and convergence are the top reasons the news industry is shrinking. News outlets are increasingly sharing each other’s content, which means they need fewer reporters and correspondents. Read more of this post

What’s happening to the Telecom Jobs?

I thought the boom in Internet was supposed to translate to more jobs in IT and Telecom space. I guess not.

The telecommunications sector lost nearly 50,000 jobs since July of last year, including 5,800 jobs lost just last month alone. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics counted 919,400 jobs in the sector in July.

The computer and electronics products segment remained flat month over month, increasing 1,100 jobs, but still down 23,800 jobs from the year-ago period to an overall job count of 1.1 million jobs. Most of the nearly 24,000 job losses from July 2009 to July 2010 came from the electronics instruments sub-category. Read more of this post

Looking for a Job in Washington, D.C. Area? Try The Awesome DC Way

Our Dear Beloved Washingtonians, Virginians, and Marylandians, We are now receiving great traffic from Washington, D.C. area from both the employers and the employees.

Given the current job market situation, I recently came up with a great idea to help you to find (and hope to secure) your dream job in DC area. Before we build and launch it on AwesomeDC, we need your help and feedback for a test drive.

Those of you looking for job, any Job in DC area, would you email the following about yourself to the email address provided in our contact us page:

1) A Link to your LinkedIn profile , hope you have one. If you don’t, send us any link that is open to public and describes your work experiences. Do your best to keep it up to date

2) A one or two paragraph cover letter. Please, make sure it is not too long.

3) Make a ONE minute pitch video about yourself and what you are looking for. Post it on Youtube and send us the link to it. Make sure the video stays ONE min max. If you make it longer than one min, it might lower the probability of getting selected by the employers. Your call… your risk.

4) Finally, send me the list of tags separated by commas related to the Jobs you are looking for. For example, if you are in IT and looking for a wireless type of Job, here are the related tags you can try: wireless, IT, information technology, wimax, mobile, DC jobs, VA Jobs, MD jobs, networking engineering, ….

The tags will make it easier for the employers to find you on our site and from the major search engines like Google who will be indexing your page on AwesomeDC site.

Give us a week or so to test it and we let you know how it goes.

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Wireless Jobs Down Again

Crap! The telecommunications segment continues to lose jobs, declining 2,300 from May to June, and a whopping 47,100 jobs from June 2009 to June 2010, according to new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Employment in the wireless subsector was down 2,700 jobs from May 2009 to May 2010. A total of 192,200 jobs exist in the wireless sector. On the wired telecom side, 39,300 jobs were lost from May 2009 to May; the sector now counts 597,600 jobs.

The number of people employed in the computer and electronic products sector stood at 1.097 million in June, down 33,800 from a year ago, but up 1,100 from May. Read more of this post

hhgregg Opens 500 new Jobs for 10 New Stores in the Washington D.C. Area

The positions will be for Sales, Warehouse and Customer Service.

With 10 new stores slated to open in the Washington D.C. area this fall the appliance and electronics company,  hhgregg is seeking enthusiastic, highly motivated D.C. area residents to fill approximately 500 open positions at its new locations. A job fair for each new store will be held on July 19th — 21st from 9:00am — 7:00pm. Venue information can be found below.

hhgregg is now accepting online applications for commissioned sales associates, warehouse staff and customer service merchandiser positions. The Company plans to hire approximately 50 employees for each of the following store locations: Read more of this post