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Are you looking for America job

While some people look for jobs based on how much they pay, others factor in how happy they’ll be in a position when searching for work. That’s why the online job site Glassdoor believes the best jobs are those that offer professionals the chance to both make a good salary and be happy with what they’re doing.

For the second year in a row, Glassdoor says the job that best fits the bill is data scientist. The position again tops the website’s rankings of the best jobs in America.

Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s chief economist, said this year’s rankings reinforce that the best jobs are highly skilled and staying ahead of the growing trend toward workplace automation. “Nearly half the list is comprised of jobs within the fast-growing technology, health care and finance industries,” Chamberlain said in a statement. “In particular for tech jobs, companies across all industries are hiring workers for these needed positions, including employers in health care, finance, manufacturing, retail and more.”

The jobs on this year’s list are the positions with the highest Glassdoor Jobs Score. The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighing three factors equally: earning potential (median annual base salary), overall job satisfaction rating and number of job openings. The jobs that made this year’s list ranked highly in all three categories. The Glassdoor Job Score is based on a five-point scale, with 5 being the best.

Based on the rankings, the following are the 50 best jobs in America for 2017:

1. Data scientist

  • Job score: 4.8
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.4
  • Number of job openings: 4,184
  • Median base salary: $110,000

2. Devops engineer

  • Job score: 4.7
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.2
  • Number of job openings: 2,725
  • Median base salary: $110,000

3. Data engineer

  • Job score: 4.7
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.3
  • Number of job openings: 2,599
  • Median base salary: $106,000

4. Tax manager

  • Job score: 4.7
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.0
  • Number of job openings: 3,317
  • Median base salary: $110,000

5. Analytics manager

  • Job score: 4.6
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.1
  • Number of job openings: 1,958
  • Median base salary: $112,000

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Avoid These 3 Thank You Note Mistakes

Gratitude can leave long-lasting impressions on the people you interact with, especially when you’re trying to get a new job. Sending a thank-you note to a potential employer after your interview can only improve your chances of getting hired. “It is a common courtesy to thank busy people for taking the time to give you an opportunity to display your talents. Anything you can do to differentiate yourself from the competition is good,” Laura Kerekes, chief knowledge officer at ThinkHR said in another Business News Daily interview. “Sending [thank-you] notes may seem outdated, but everyone appreciates hearing that the time they spent was considered valuable.” Though you may have nothing but good intentions in mind when writing your thank-you, there’s always room for mistakes. Here are three important things to keep in mind when crafting your note

When composing your note, you should keep in mind why you’re writing it, to express gratitude. It’s important to keep in mind you don’t ask for something else, said Lynn Gaertner-Johnston, founder of Syntax Training. “Asking [for something] detracts from your thank-you and suggests that gratitude is not the real reason for your message,” she said. Additionally, a thank-you note should never include a sales pitch disguised as part of the note. “It is not OK to include, ‘By the way, I will be in your neighborhood next week,’ ‘If you know anyone who can use my services … ‘ or any of those tactics,” said Sherry Ransom, owner and president of Sherry Ransom Productions.

“Including a sales pitch dilutes the authenticity of ‘thank you’ and voids the feeling of reciprocity that would normally take place.” Don’t call attention to your mistakes If you messed up during the interview, it’s best not to call these things to attention when trying to land the job. “Do not apologize or mention any negative aspects of what happened in the interview or meeting that you are sending thanks for,” Anne St. Hilaire, content marketing manager at iDevices, said. “If you couldn’t answer a question or called someone by the wrong name, don’t recall it in your thank-you message.” Lavie Margolin, consultant and career coach, LCJS Consulting reinforces this idea, noting to “never apologize for something that you feel is lacking within your skill set or experience.” “People often do this by writing, ‘Although I do not yet have,'” Margolin said.  “The interviewer had the chance to meet you and make the determination if you are lacking something.” Speaking of mistakes, be sure to double-check your note before you send it out to make sure it’s error-free. “Never have typos … in your thank-you note,” said Noelle Williams, director of recruiting at Kavaliro. “It makes you seem like you were scatter-brained when composing the note.”

Are You a Job Seekers

If you plan on looking for a new job this year, you should focus your attention on the industries that are primed for growth, a new study suggests.

Research from CareerBuilder and Emsi revealed that the hottest industries for job seekers next year will be business and financial operations, information technology, health care, sales and skilled trades.

“Our research shows that employers are very invested in expanding headcount in areas such as analytics and data science, product development and sales as they strive to stay competitive in B2B and B2C markets,” Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, said in a statement. “Skilled laborers will also see high employment demand in the year ahead as will workers in clinical roles.”

The study’s authors developed their list by looking at jobs that:

  • Pay, on average, around $20 or more per hour.
  • Have grown faster than the overall labor market over the past four years.
  • Have a critical mass of jobs.

Based on those factors, the study’s authors highlighted the five career categories  that will offer job seekers a larger number of opportunities.

Business and financial operations

  1. Increase in jobs since 2012: 585,265
  2. Average hourly earnings: $35.09
  3. Examples of in-demand job titles: Operations manager, business process analyst, product development specialist, financial analyst and office manager.

Information technology

  1. Increase in jobs since 2012: 472,104
  2. Average hourly earnings: $40.82
  3. Examples of in-demand job titles: Data scientist, user interface/front-end developer, product manager, mobile software engineer and information security manager.

Health care

  1. Increase in jobs since 2012: 606,887
  2. Average hourly earnings: $37.77
  3. Examples of in-demand job titles: Family practitioner, medical director, ICU nurse, cardiologist, physical therapist and rehabilitation nurse.

Sample Thank You Letters For Looking A Job

As a candidate for a potential employer, the work you’ve put into landing the interview has been an investment of time. Concurrently, the courting employer has done its equal share of work. By sending a thank you note for their time, you avoid undermining your investment and show the employer genuine gratitude for the opportunity.

Failure to follow up could leave the impression you’re not interested enough to go the extra mile and reach out afterward. According to a survey by online job-matching service The Ladders, 75 percent of interviewers said that receiving a thank-you letter from a candidate affects their decision-making process.

“Beyond showing your enthusiasm for the position, a thank-you note also allows you to reiterate why you are the best person for the job,” said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of staffing firm Accountemps.


For candidates who are wondering whether it’s appropriate to send a handwritten note instead of an email, there’s no easy answer to this question. Although a handwritten letter may offer a quaint, personal touch, the organization will likely receive it too late for it to have an impact. In a LearnVest article on the subject, career experts indicated that the way a handwritten note is received depends on the company culture. This extra effort might be appreciated by a more “traditional” company or a nonprofit organization, but a fast-paced, modern startup may be put off by this outdated method of communication. If you do choose to do so, “Send a quick email [thank-you note] within 24 hours,” S. Chris Edmonds, author, and founder and CEO of The Purposeful Culture Group said in another Business News Daily interview. “Mail your handwritten thank you within 24 hours as well. That way, it’ll arrive a day or two following your email note, adding gravitas to your thoughtfulness.” Ultimately, it should be what you’re most comfortable with based on your impression of the company