Think there’s no point in job hunting now that summer is underway? Think again: While vacations and staggered schedules means it may take a bit longer for hiring managers to review applications and interview candidates, in U.S. workplaces no one is ever out for the entire summer, or even truly removed from the workplace, thanks to (or no thanks to) our ubiquitous smart phones.
“Why waste three months when you can move things forward during that time?” says career coach Laura Berman Fortgang, author of Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction. There may even be some advantages to having your cover letter hit someone’s desk at this time, she adds: “Sometimes, summer’s quieter pace gives hiring managers a bit more ‘brain space,’ so they are more attentive to employment applications.”
For job seekers in the 10-county Pittsburgh region, there’s only one place you need to go to explore careers and find that next great gig. ImaginePittsburgh.com is hub for career exploration, with a job search engine that is updated nightly from than 1,000 jobs boards, corporate websites and search engines. As of today there are more than 28,000 jobs open across the region. Here are just a few of them:
Photo Studio and Production Manager at ModCloth
Talent Acquisition Specialist at FedEx Ground
Software Engineer at Google
Process Development Chemist at PPG
Enterprise Architect at PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Not quite what you were looking for? Check out our Featured Employers to learn more about opportunities they offer, and explore our Neighbors page. ImaginePittsburgh’s Neighbors are fun, friendly people from around the corner and around the globe who have chosen our region as the place to advance their careers and build great lives in an affordable, dynamic place. See what they’re doing carries and why, and reach out to them for networking ideas via the LinkedIn addresses include in their profiles.