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Jobs trending right now in the Corridor
Episode 92nd June 2021 • Careers & Coffee • Corridor Careers
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Dan and Liz discuss what's trending in the Eastern Iowa Corridor and how to enter a field with no experience.

  • What career paths are available right now in Cedar Rapids / Iowa City
  • How to get alerted when new jobs are added in your categories of choice
  • How to get into marketing, with no marketing experience

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Good morning, Liz. How are you?

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Morning, Dan?

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Hey, we made it to June 1, Tuesday, June 1 today. What do

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you think?

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Yeah. 2021? It's come at us. June 1 here.

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So yeah, finally five months over, you know, five months into

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the year. It's been fast, like usual. But looking forward to

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summer.

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Yeah, I think everyone is everyone's ready for a break.

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Some kind? Absolutely. Yeah. Summer vacation and, and other

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activities for sure. So let's get right to it. today. We want

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to talk about opportunities going on in our in our area this

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week, because looking at Corrid r Careers job board, there a

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e opportunities galore. Tons f jobs available. Yeah, you wa

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t to talk to me a little bit abo t what you're sayin

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I'm just surprised, you know, we look at the trends for careers.

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You know, we've seen so many jobs come up this year, that

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just are not normally going to be as active. So things like

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design roles are not usually are typically hard to find in our

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market, we have like four on our board right now, which doesn't

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seem like much. But that is actually a lot for, for what we

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typically see in this market. And then the other thing is,

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we're seeing a lot more marketing and media roles. So we

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have like 13 of those on the job site this morning. Um, of

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course, jobs come up every day, they go down every day,

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depending on where they are in the lifecycle of the job

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posting, but just just some trends that we're noticing,

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after, you know, working on a job board for many, many years

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now, it just feels like we're at this point where it truly is a

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job seekers market. But it also just just take a breath. And

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notice that there are tons of opportunities right now. So even

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if you are currently working, but you're not in the position

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that you want to be in, now might be a good time to take a

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look and see what's out there. Because I'm everywhere from

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entry level to CEO level positions are in transition

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right now. So just just tons of opportunities, and no matter

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what your skill set to, you know, if you're in construction,

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if you're good at physical labor, there are plenty of those

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positions available from construction to landscaping to,

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you know, working for internet providers doing pole, you know,

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doing the outside field technician roles. And many of

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those roles come with paid training, some of them offer

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great benefits and career advancement. So there's just a

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lot of different types of opportunities.

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Yeah, absolutely over 430 jobs on corridorcareers.com right

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ow. And I noticed yesterday I as I was out going to the

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tore, and we were chatting ight before we started our call

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ere. There's, you know, bviously work at a job board.

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ut I'm driving around and here's signs out on the side of

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he road, people people are ooking for workers in a variety

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f different fields.

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Yeah, it's a really, it is really a difficult position for

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many businesses. So you know, they're having service

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disruptions, because they don't have enough staff. And I know

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that can feel a little daunting for a job seeker. Like why don't

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want to work somewhere that doesn't have enough staff, but

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there are just a lot of opportunities there. And

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sometimes that can lend itself to either a sign on bonus or

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higher, a higher starting wage than you typically get at that

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retail establishment. Um, you're seeing restaurants pay more than

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they ever have before. And so those it's, it's kind of one of

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those, those supply and demand situations where we're business

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owners are, are paying higher wages, because they know they

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need to in order to attract the talent.

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Right? Yeah, absolutely. Let's, uh, let's go through just a

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little scenario here. So let's say somebody maybe does want to

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get into like a marketing and media type job. But maybe

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they're not quite qualified at this point. But they are looking

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for work, you know, they're not quite where they want to be.

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Maybe they want to get into marketing and media. What advice

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would you have for them, especially since there are a lot

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of jobs open? What what what advice would you have for them?

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If say they want to try to get into a role in marketing and

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media by the end of the year?

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Well, I mean, there, there are a lot of preliminary skill sets

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that you need in order to be successful in marketing meeting,

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one could be sales. So if you are going to be working in if

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you understand the sales process, that's going to lend

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itself well to understanding the marketing process because

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they're hand in hand. So you could look at entry level sales

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positions that offer sales training, that will get you into

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kind of the mindset of, of the funnel that every business goes

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through. To try to convert people to buy their product or

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services. So that's one option. We don't list typically

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internships on our site. But internships are another way to,

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to get into marketing field. And so a marketing intern could

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start off with, you know, some responsibilities that in an

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agency or business doing community management of like

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social media pages, things like that. Or they could do

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newsletters and things like that. So there's just a lot of

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baseline skills. So if you're not fully qualified to kind of

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take a director of marketing position, but you could actually

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execute on marketing tactics. Sometimes there are support

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positions that typically have like an administrative role. And

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so you might see it as an administrative assistant or

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administrative type role at a company. But the job that you'll

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be doing will lend itself well to training you to do more

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marketing. It just kind of depends on the job.

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That's super, super good advice there. Okay, anything else for

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the good of the order? Before we wrap up here, I

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could have the order, the coffee order. So for Careers and Cof

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ee today, I just want to rem nd jobseekers that if you have

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't signed up for job alerts on Corridor Careers, now's a

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ood time. If you go to cor idorcareers.com/job-alerts, you

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ll be able to select as many cat gories as you wish and rec

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ive weekly job alerts. We don t spam your inbox every day wit

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jobs, but we will send them to ou when there are new jobs in

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hose categories, once a wee , so that you can kind of pre

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for your job search each wee . And so it's just kind of a goo

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, good thing to sign up for if ou are actively using our sit

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or just looking for a job in ur market.

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Yeah, absolutely. It's always fun to browse and see what's out

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there. Right.

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Right. You could be on the pinnacle of your next career and

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not even know it.

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Right. Okay, that's gonna do it for us today. Well, thanks, Liz.

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We'll see you next week.