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Why hello there, job-seekers!!

I know how the job hunt can get old and tiring pretty fast, so I thought I’d post something a little more fun today that is both interesting and hilarious at the same time. You may have heard about “strange” occupations elsewhere, especially on TV with shows out there about dirty jobs, dangerous jobs, etc., but what about historical odd jobs? I don’t hear about those as much. And when I do, they certainly don’t have titles like these! How would you like to call your mom and tell her that you just got a new job as a “Gent at Large” (or perhaps a “Lady at Large”)? Who knows what that occupation entailed! I wonder what the requirements were…

That particular occupation showed up on the 1880 U.S. census, along with many other amusing careers such as “Outlaw”, “Inspector of Lunch”, and “Boot Clicker”. It seems like people were more free to create their own job titles back then perhaps!
Of course there were plenty of other jobs listed that would be expected to have been popular during those times as well. In fact, the top three careers that appeared were farmer/employed on a farm, laborer, and servant.
For the complete article about popular and unusual jobs found on the 1880 census, check out:

PR Newswire

And for some modern day (I think) jobs with crazy titles, and even crazier descriptions, I found a small list at the site below. But watch out, some of them are quite gross…”Brain Picker”…??

Fun Facts & Trivia


So now that you’ve all had a good laugh, maybe it’ll make you appreciate your chosen field/profession and give you more motivation to find that job you’ve always been searching for, before you end up applying to be a “Bone Crusher”, or something of the sort. Not that anything is wrong with that being someone’s job of course…I mean somebody has to do it, right! That work has to get done somehow. I’m just glad it isn’t me doing it…And if the job you want happens to be something found on one of these lists, then you may be in luck, since I don’t think you’ll have much competition to worry about!

Well, good luck with the job hunt everyone, and remember to check back to my blogs often to see the latest company profile and job info I’ve added. My other blog can be found at careergenie.wordpress.com.


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Reliant Energy is hiring!

Reliant Energy is a leading operator of merchant generation and one of the leading providers of electricity and energy services in competitive markets in the United States. Be a part of Reliant Energy. We work together, play together and excel together. Our employees make a difference. Right now we are looking for more talented people to fill a variety of professional jobs. Our vision is to be the best positioned, most trusted choice for electricity in competitive markets, and our employees are key to achieving this goal.

Why do our employees call Reliant a “A Great Place to Work?” It’s our people – Reliant employees make this a great place where your career can blossom. Just ask any Reliant employee and he or she will tell you that Reliant employees are the best in the industry.

The focus we place on people makes Reliant Energy a great place to work. Our employees are intelligent, passionate and creative individuals who embrace diversity and support an inclusive work environment. In addition to providing a comprehensive benefits package to our employees, we offer unique professional development opportunities as well. Talented men and women make Reliant the leader in the competitive markets we serve and professional development is a cornerstone. Explore Reliant!

No matter what stage of life you are in, Reliant has unique and exciting opportunities for everyone. Reliant offers a variety of positions for college students, experienced professionals, high school graduates, transitioning military and skilled craftspeople. Whether your interest is in Accounting, Engineering, Operations, Customer Care, Human Resources, Marketing or other disciplines, check out our job listings to find the right opportunity for you.

You can see what positions are currently available by stopping by our Careers site at the address below.

http://www.reliant-jobs.com

Reverse the way you think about waste.

Waste Management, Inc. is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. The company is strongly committed to a foundation of financial strength, operating excellence and professionalism.

Waste Management tailors its services to meet the needs of each customer group and to ensure consistent, superior service at the local level. Headquartered in Houston, the company’s network of operations includes 413 collection operations, 370 transfer stations, 283 active landfill disposal sites, 17 waste-to-energy plants, 131 recycling plants, 95 beneficial-use landfill gas projects and 6 independent power production plants. These assets enable Waste Management to offer a full range of environmental services to nearly 21 million residential, industrial, municipal and commercial customers.

Drawing on our resources and experience, we actively pursue projects and initiatives that benefit the waste industry, the communities we serve and the environment. Waste Management works to make a positive difference for the environment in every aspect of its business.

Green Jobs

We are firmly committed to being good stewards of the environment. We’ve won all sorts of green awards, including, ”Top Environmental Firm” and “Business Recycler of the Year” awards. But that’s not where our commitment ends. We’re committed to our employees as well. That’s why we provide our employees with a stable work environment with an excellent, comprehensive benefits package.

Careers That Can Change Your World. Environmental Responsibilities. Nationwide Opportunities. You can expect all of that and more at Waste Management. But what is it exactly that makes us a leader? Quite simply, it’s our people. We are looking for talented marketing and sales professionals to fill green jobs across the country, in areas like sales, (inside sales and outside sales), customer service, marketing, and more. Join the team at Waste Management, and start thinking green!

To find out more and apply online, visit us at:

http://wastemanagement-jobs.com



You’re probably familiar with Pepsi products, but here’s a little about Pepsi Bottling Group:

The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) is the world’s largest manufacturer, seller and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages — some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands. PBG became a publicly-traded company in March 1999 through one of the largest initial public offerings in the history of the New York Stock Exchange.

PBG generates nearly $14 billion in annual sales. It operates in the United States, Canada, Greece, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Turkey, accounting for more than one-half of the Pepsi-Cola beverages sold in North America, and about 40 percent of the Pepsi-Cola system volume worldwide.

Working at PBG

The Pepsi Bottling Group is a fast-paced, customer-focused company, with an entrepreneurial spirit. We offer careers in sales and sales operations, manufacturing, finance, human resources, information technology, field marketing, and general management. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of its workforce.

At The Pepsi Bottling Group, we are looking for people who are talented, driven and share our passion for winning. Our future growth depends on our ability to attract, retain, and develop people who thrive in a fast-paced environment and are committed to building their long-term success and making an impact every day.

Our more than 65,000 employees across the world live by the “Rules of the Road” at PBG, which call for a passion for results, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and respect for each other. Start your journey and join this winning team! Your first step can be visiting us at

http://www.pepsi-jobs.com

to learn more about all of the amazing opportunities that await you at PBG!

Begin building a career with limitless potential.

Ameriprise recognizes your achievements and supports your efforts to succeed. Ameriprise helps you grow, will challenge you at work, but also allows for the fact that work is only one aspect of your life! If you are seeking an environment that is supportive and professional, then you’ve come to the right place.

As one of the largest financial services companies in the U.S., Ameriprise Financial offers exciting, financial sales jobs, financial sales management jobs, and financial sales training jobs, along with positions in other business-related fields as well. While our headquarters are in Minneapolis, Minnesota, there are currently job openings nationwide.

We look for talented, dedicated professionals from diverse backgrounds and cultures who have a genuine interest in helping our clients. Each day brings something new at Ameriprise Financial.

We’ve been helping people make their financial dreams a reality since 1894. Let us now help you see your career dreams come true!

Ameriprise Financial challenges you to reach your goals and help clients plan to realize theirs.

Get started by visiting the Ameriprise Careers Site today!

Traffic Engineer Milwaukee Job

Date: Aug 13, 2008

Location: Milwaukee, WI , US

Job Category ENGINEERING – CIVIL

AECOM

Office Region USA – North Central

Office Location US – Milwaukee, WI

Education Required – Bachelors

Job Description: Enhance your career route with AECOM! We are a dynamic, growing, nationally recognized consulting engineering firm. As part of the AECOM family of operating companies, we address complex infrastructure, problems and have a reputation for delivering innovative engineering solutions and value for the dollar. We are seeking a Traffic Engineer to be located in Milwaukee, WI.

The successful candidate will have experience in civil, electrical or traffic engineering with an ITS focus. 5 – 10 years of experience with an understanding of Intelligent Transportation Systems National Architecture is preferred. Familiarity with the latest technology, design concepts, industry standards, etc. is also a plus.

Your responsibilities will include assisting in the development of ITS standards, plan reviews, specification writing, ITS communication infrastructure design/reviews and development of ITS construction standards.

Your experience and expertise will be rewarded with a competitive compensation and benefits package. EOE.

A brief introduction to the company:

As a member of the AECOM family of companies, you could be part of a team that includes planning and building an Olympic village, building highways and bridges in countries around the globe or revitalizing the environment. What we do matters.

We are comprised of operating companies with one thing in common: AECOM. We provide expertise to our clients in the areas of global architecture, engineering, project management, and related professional services. We leverage our collective knowledge and skills to provide superior services to our clients. We are committed to employee engagement and to creating an environment where integrity, trust, and personal satisfaction are the standards.

Also check out my other AECOM blog post!

Visit AECOM’s Careers Site to learn more about the company and other job openings.

Click here to apply for this position!

Looking for a new career in beautiful Hawaii?

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union operates nine branches on the island of Oahu and one on Maui.
We offer excellent salary and benefits, generous employee loan discounts, free family medical coverage, 401k, and a unique environment of talented, diverse people. If you are a team-oriented individual and possess excellent clerical skills, then this is definitely the place where you will excel! Apply for an job today with HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union.

HawaiiUSA FCU is now recruiting for the following positions:

Tellers/Relief Tellers – Full Time and Part Time

Senior Internal Auditor

Loan Clerk

Information Technology Network Specialist

Financial Services Officers

Financial Service Representative

Our full-time employees enjoy an excellent array of benefits, including:

Free FAMILY medical coverage
Life, cancer and other insurances
401k and money purchase retirement plans
12 holidays
Sick leave
Vacation
Generous employee loan discounts

Please come check us out, and learn more about our latest job openings at:

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