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Cisco (Stock Quote: CSCO)
Who They Are: Large producer and supplier of computer network products and services; they have acquired numerous other tech-related companies such as Linksys and WebEx.
Where They Are: Corporate headquarters are in San Jose, California, with many other offices around the world; they have more than 66,000 employees worldwide.
What They Want: There are lots of IT and software engineering openings. They also need people in the sales and marketing departments.
Coolest Job: If you've always wanted to live in Amsterdam, check out their WebEx Producer opening based there. You would engineer and produce web events and report any bugs in the products/technology. You need a strong computer background, customer service experience and familiarity with web conferencing. You also must be fluent in English and German.
Next: Dish Network
Dish Network (Stock Quote: DISH)
Who They Are: Satellite television provider (cool perk: full-time employees receive free satellite TV service).
Where They Are: Based in Englewood, Colorado, they serve the entire country and have more than 22,000 employees nationwide.
What They Want: They need lots of dish installers and customer service reps. They also have openings for inventory specialists and warehouse workers.
Coolest Job: The Senior Web Creative Designer creates and promotes the visual design of the company's Web site. Working closely with the marketing and design teams, you would use your creative talents to make the company's ecommerce site stand out. You must have at least 4 years experience in designing ecommerce Web sites, plus a college degree in graphic design or a related field.
Vistaprint (Stock Quote: VPRT)
Who They Are: Online producer of business cards, postcards, brochures and other marketing materials
Where They Are: U.S. headquarters are in Lexington, Massachusetts. They also have offices in Spain, The Netherlands, Jamaica and other overseas locations.
What They Want: The highest number of openings are in Marketing and what they call Capabilities (their name for technology and development). "With over 1,600 employees in six countries and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues, we are large enough to offer stable, highly successful career paths, yet agile and ambitious enough for any employee to do extraordinary things, extraordinarily fast," says Kevin Murray, Vistaprint's Senior Manager for Recruiting.
Coolest Job: They need a Senior Vice President for Marketing Communications to lead their brand managers and the creative services team. "The ideal candidate will truly have an opportunity to drive a strategic direction through public relations, branding, and customer learning and development," says Murray. "This will be an important position for the company moving forward." This and all other positions are eligible for what the company calls a “Vistabreak” -- a four-week paid sabbatical offered to employees who have reached five years of service.
Next: Bonus Cool Job
Bonus Cool Job of the Week
If you've always loved playing with dolls and have a knack for creating cool hairdos, this might be the perfect job for you. American Girl is seeking a doll hair stylist for their American Girl Boutique & Bistro in Atlanta, Georgia. Customers (mainly young girls) bring their dolls to the "salon," and you would style the dolls' hair while explaining and demonstrating styling techniques to customers. You must be experienced in hair styling techniques, specifically involving braiding and pony tails and you must be available to work weekends. Cool perk: you get a 30% discount on American Girl merchandise.
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