Up-and-Coming Jobs For Community College Transfers

by Chad Agrawal

Today's tough economy has led many individuals to believe that there are simply no jobs available. community college students, university students and recent graduates in particular may be worried about job opportunities. However, you do not need to fret. There are many exciting positions available, including jobs for everything from executive recruiters to management consultant. Check out these four up-and-coming jobs with serious long-term career potential.

Social Media Marketers

Most recent graduates will start out in an entry-level position. Since most students’ lives revolve around social media, why not take a job as a social media marketer. More and more businesses are using social media as their primary marketing tool. As the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and similar sites has increased, so has the need for talented social media marketers. You can start a career in this field as a blogger, marketing manager or a search engine optimization (SEO) specialist. A little technological know-how and serious communications savvy are required for a successful career in this field. It won’t be long before you start moving up the corporate ladder.

Executive Recruiters

Individuals who work as executive recruiters are responsible for helping businesses find high-level leaders for open positions . They are responsible for identifying, interviewing, screening and hiring employees. You will need a BA in order to succeed in this field. It's best to take classes in business, management, psychology and speech or communications. Who knows, you may be interviewing the former social media marketer for the position listed below.



Director of Cloud Transformation

The Cloud is all the rage in today's business world. Businesses need help as they work to move their data from client-server storage environments to the Cloud system. Individuals who want work as leaders in such transitions must have strong planning and management skills. To work in this field, you should be able to control projects and deliver solid results. Of course, thorough understandings of data storage solutions and of the Cloud system are necessary.

Management Consultant

If all else fails, a company may seek outside help in order to come up with ways to improve profits and the work flow. This is where management consultants come in. It is up to these individuals to come up with a game plan that will work for the company. Individuals who don’t mind traveling, are able to work under pressure, and can work independently are ideal candidates.

As the economy recovers, more and more exciting jobs will become available to recent college graduates. Succeeding in today's job market requires a mix of good training and solid communication skills. Keep the four exciting jobs outlined above in mind when picking classes and deciding on a course for your future.


If you would like to learn more about executive recruiters, contact Jeana Olchowy. Follow her @jolchowy25.

This post was written by Chad Agrawal

Chad Agrawal is the founder of CCTS, helping students transfer from community college to Ivy League, tier 1 or anywhere else by following this community college guide.

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