College graduate needs to know how to find a fitting job?
I graduated a year ago with a degree in biology (b.s.). I have been trying to find a job ever since. I live in cleveland, oh and the problem I keep running into is that every job is a sales job. I AM NOT A SALESPERSON!!! I am very smart and a job that does not utilize this will be short lived. I need something that allows me to make decisions and does not involve selling. Going back to school is not an option as I need money and WILL NOT move home to live with my parents. So unless it is something that allows me to go to school part time while working full time, it is not an option. I am very open minded, all I really need is decent pay, bennefits, and the ability to think for myself so I dont get bored and quit.
I am currently working part time in retail, with little room for advancement as the only real position to move into is store management which is a very competitive sales position. My sales numbers are not good at all.
I also work part time teaching at risk 6th graders, but i am not a licensed teacher. I do enjoy the job, but the long hours of a teacher and low pay are most likely not for me.
biology is just a degree, a job with biology is not important or really even anything worth considering. Sales jobs are the only real jobs I find available.
Asked By: nigel - 9/1/2007
There are several options that may work for you. As a recruiter in the medical field/health industry, you might be able to utilize your biology degree as far as matching job descriptions. It's not really sales, you are just offering companies a service and there is room for advancement and benefits. Here are some openings I found
Entry Level Recruiter
Are you looking for an environment where your performance actually makes a difference? Where it is recognized and rewarded financially? Come join our team of dedicated professionals!
***New graduates are welcome and encouraged to apply.
If you possess:
-A bright and friendly personality that can bring life to an already high energy office
-Ability to project enthusiasm and persuade others
-A comfort level of making cold calls to people who are professionals of all levels
-Excellent communication and organizational skills
-Locating qualified candidates for permanent positions – our work is done all over the phone
-Successfully completing projected phone call quotas
-Interacting with Account Executive who is a Recruiting Specialist
Base salary combined with generous commission plan
Monday-Friday Schedule 8:30am – 5pm with NO EVENINGS and NO TRAVEL
Health Benefit Plan including, Medical, Dental, Vision
Employer Contribution Outstanding Pension Plan
If this brief description is of interest to you and you possess the desired skills set and are willing to strive to the best, we would like to speak with you.
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 330-405-0405.
Also try this one in the biology field:
Utility Arborist / Transmission Arborist
Company: ECI's Family of Companies Location: Eastern Ohio - Akron, OH 44301
Salary/Wage: Dependent Upon Experience Status: Full Time, Employee
Job Category: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing Relevant Work Experience: 1+ to 2 Years
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager) Education Level: Associate Degree
ECI’s Family Of Companies is currently seeking energetic professionals who enjoy working outdoors and that value the freedom of working independently. Our field service positions are ideal for entry-level professionals looking to gain experience in the green industry, or for seasoned professionals interested in changing careers.
Our employees act as a liaison between the Utility company, their clients, contractors and customers. Responsibilities for this position include: Inspection and assessment of customer requests for pruning or removals, securing clear rights-of-way for new line and pole construction, handling customer complaints related to scheduled pruning, or completed pruning, audit the tree contractor’s work for compliance with the utility’s specifications, assist in storm and emergency situations, and other miscellaneous line clearance projects. Assist in investigating and recommending future R-O-W maintenance requirements. Operate system forestry computer programs and record systems. The position requires daily contact with the client, contractors, and the public. Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations. Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Individuals with solid tree identification skills, strong problem solving abilities, an attention to detail, and exceptional public relations/interpersonal skills best meet the challenges of a Utility Arborist position.
We prefer candidates with a two or four-year degree in a related field. Successful professionals at ECI’s Family Of Companies have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more. Certification as an ISA Arborist is a plus.
All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and a good driving record.
Being Bi-Lingual (Spanish) is a plus.
SALARY BENEFITS AND PERKS:
If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with ECI’s Family Of Companies! We offer exciting career opportunities with an excellent compensation package and ongoing growth potential. Advancement opportunities include supervisory and management positions, special project work, and more. ECI’s Family Of Companies promotes from within for our supervisory and management positions. Many of our employees have continued their careers with our clients.
Company: ECI's Family of Companies
Contact: Todd Fossum
Address: P.O. Box 1475
Here's another option
PLASMA CENTER MANAGEMENT TRAINEE
ZLB Plasma is one of the world’s largest collectors and suppliers of non-specific and specialty antibody products. We currently have an opening for a Management Trainee.
This position is an entry level, active training position that usually leads to advancement to higher Plasma Center Management positions within the organization. Promotion into different level Management positions may require relocation within the United States.
The individual performs the duties, under guidance and supervision, of a plasma collection Center Manager. Training/duties may include:
* Oversight of the operations of the Center and staff, by indirectly supervising and motivating employees
* Observation of and participation in center operations and correction of any areas of concern
* Preparing and reporting weekly shipments; managing and preparing records and reports.
Successful Candidates Offer:
* Bachelor's Degree is highly preferred or equivalent combination of work experience and education.
* Minimum of one year front line supervisory experience with administrative duties required.
* Must be customer service oriented, with supervisory skills and some accounting and budgeting knowledge.
* The ability to demonstrate the ZLB Group values of superior performance, innovation, integrity, collaboration and customer focus.
ZLB Plasma Employees Enjoy:
* Competitive compensation and benefits package
* Three weeks paid time off
* 12 paid holidays
* A matching 401(k) Plan
* Stock Purchase Plan
For consideration please Apply Now and complete our on-line application process.
What I did was went to Monster.com and entered entry level and the searched in Cleveland, OH and many sales jobs turned up, but if you look closely at the job titles and just skip most, you can find some good ones that might fit.
good luck with your job search.
Answered By: JobExpert - 9/1/2007