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Jobs in Denver

Whether you’re currently living in Denver and you’re wanting to change careers, or if you’re wanting to move to the Mile-High City because you’re wanting to take advantage of its more than 300 days a year, job hunting can be rough. The competition can be tough—especially considering that Denver was ranked 6th on the Forbes Magazine “Best Places for Business and Careers” list.
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The largest local employer by far is the US Government, The Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation all have offices in, or in close proximity to Denver. Other large government employers include the US Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection agency and the US Department of Agriculture.

It’s also worth noting that there are six military bases in the area, including the Fort Carson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs and the Buckley Airforce Base in Aurora.

The state of Colorado comes in second—which isn’t surprising. Denver is, after all, the capital of the state. Local state offices include the Division of Human resources, the Office of Administrative Courts, the State Personnel Board, Division of Finance and Procurement, the Executive Office, the Division of Central Services and the Office of the State Controller. In total the state employs upward of 30,000 people locally.

If you’re wondering who the third largest employer is and you’ve ventured to guess it may be the University of Colorado, you’re correct. The UC Systems include campuses in Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder and in the Anschultz Medical Complex.

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Once you’ve decided which company you have your sights on, you’ll want to do some homework.

First, you’ll want to do some research about the company and the industry as a whole. If you’re wanting to get into sales, find out who the company’s target customers are and who their competitors are. The better versed you are ahead of an interview, the better you stand to do.

Next, you’ll want to clarify what your selling points will be. Why do you want the job? Why do you feel you’re the best candidate? When it comes time to sit down with an interviewer, be prepared to tell the why you’re drawn to the company and how you feel you would be an asset to the organization.

Interviewers always look for ways to screen out candidates, so try to anticipate any reservations or concerns they may have about your candidacy. Ask yourself, if you were in their position, what about your resume or experience may raise some flags? Be sure to prepare several rebuttal answers in advance.

Lastly, at the close of the interview, be sure to ask questions. You may want to ask about their hiring and selection process, and what the next steps are. Ask how soon they’re looking to fill the position. Some applicants like to ask the interviewer what their ideal candidate would look like, if they could build one from the ground up.

If you’ve decided you’re ready to take the next step in your job hunt, be sure to check out our job postings page. Good luck!

Top three largest employers

The largest local employer by far is the US Government, The Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation all have offices in, or in close proximity to Denver. Other large government employers include the US Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection agency and the US Department of Agriculture.

It’s also worth noting that there are six military bases in the area, including the Fort Carson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs and the Buckley Airforce Base in Aurora.

The state of Colorado comes in second—which isn’t surprising. Denver is, after all, the capital of the state. Local state offices include the Division of Human resources, the Office of Administrative Courts, the State Personnel Board, Division of Finance and Procurement, the Executive Office, the Division of Central Services and the Office of the State Controller. In total the state employs upward of 30,000 people locally.

If you’re wondering who the third largest employer is and you’ve ventured to guess it may be the University of Colorado, you’re correct. The UC Systems include campuses in Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder and in the Anschultz Medical Complex.

Tips for landing your dream job

Once you’ve decided which company you have your sights on, you’ll want to do some homework.

First, you’ll want to do some research about the company and the industry as a whole. If you’re wanting to get into sales, find out who the company’s target customers are and who their competitors are. The better versed you are ahead of an interview, the better you stand to do.
Next, you’ll want to clarify what your selling points will be. Why do you want the job? Why do you feel you’re the best candidate? When it comes time to sit down with an interviewer, be prepared to tell the why you’re drawn to the company and how you feel you would be an asset to the organization.

Interviewers always look for ways to screen out candidates, so try to anticipate any reservations or concerns they may have about your candidacy. Ask yourself, if you were in their position, what about your resume or experience may raise some flags? Be sure to prepare several rebuttal answers in advance.

Lastly, at the close of the interview, be sure to ask questions. You may want to ask about their hiring and selection process, and what the next steps are. Ask how soon they’re looking to fill the position. Some applicants like to ask the interviewer what their ideal candidate would look like, if they could build one from the ground up.

If you’ve decided you’re ready to take the next step in your job hunt, be sure to check out our job postings page. Good luck!

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