Heading Mile-High: Your Job Search in Denver

Last month, I shared RezScore’s latest infographic with you, the loyal RezScorians.

After combing through tons of data (with the help of our new Skills Explorer), analyzing what we found, and smashing it all together into an informative and attractive infographic we came up with several conclusions about the top ten job markets, in-demand job skills, and the hottest sectors.

Now that you’ve seen the entire infographic, we’d like to break it up into bite-sized chunks of info every Friday so you get the info you need!

Today we’ll continue with the home of the Broncos, Denver!

What’s so great about Denver?

In addition to having the 10th largest downtown area in the United States, Denver is also home to some large companies including Molson Coors, Vodafone, and Western Union.

Denver is also home to many prestigious universities and colleges including the University of Denver, Johnson & Wales University, and Regis University. Denver has always prioritized education, with its first school opening in 1859 in a log cabin.

Check out: Moving On: The 10 Best Cities to Get Hired

What jobs are hottest in Denver?

According to our findings, the biggest boom in the region by far is in transportation. In most cities, transportation represents about 31 jobs for every thousand created. However, in Denver, 71 (over twice the average) per thousand are in transportation.

If transportation isn’t your thing, Denver has a considerable demand in other industries, including sales, skilled trade, and real estate. In raw numbers, sales positions are also strong in Denver, creating 188 sales jobs per thousand (the national average is 133). The beleaguered real estate industry also seems to be bouncing back stronger in Denver, creating 33 jobs per thousand, ahead of the 16 per thousand average. Denver is creating 53% more jobs than a typical city its size, so your job search is bound to turn out well.

Check out: The RezScore Leaderboard for Denver, CO

How can I get hired here?

If you’re in Denver and looking to work in transportation, it’s best to choose your resume’s keywords carefully. Based on our findings, the most in-demand keywords are CDL (Commercial Drivers License)MVR (Motor Vehicle Report)OTR (Over the Road), tanker, and hazmat!

When you use in-demand keywords like these, your resume is statistically more likely to find ​itself at the top of a digital stack on your employer’s computer. Are these five keywords a bad match for you? Check out our Skills Explorer (at the top of this page!) and do your own research.

What do you think? Do you live in Denver and/or work in the transportation industry? What do you think of these findings? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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