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Dayton Jobs: Overview
Looking for Dayton jobs? Here’s what you need to know about the sixth-largest city in Ohio. Dayton started building its reputation as a growing city when it was founded on April 1, 1796. And much of that reputation involves buildings. In one of his frequent Dayton appearances, Harry Houdini escaped from a straitjacket as he hung by his ankles from the Dayton Daily News building during his 1916 trip. When the Rolling Stones played at Dayton’s Hara Arena in 1964, a local music critic called them "rag-tag" and said their music was just "noise." The last famous Dayton building is the Liberty Tower, which was an air raid lookout during World War II with the code name "Dog Easy 77."
On the ground, Dayton has the largest paved bike path network in the U.S., with more than 340 miles of trails. Ohio’s official state song, "Hang on Sloopy," was first performed by the Dayton-based musical group The McCoys, who gained a following in the 1960s while playing at the Forest Park Plaza. If you’re looking to build your own rising career in Dayton, you can also cover job-hunting ground in the nearby cities of Kettering, Springfield, and Columbus.
Popular Jobs in Dayton
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the largest employer in Dayton, providing jobs for one in every 12 people working in the greater Dayton area. Half of its more than 20,000 employees are civilians, and more than 6,600 are in engineering jobs. This includes aerospace, mechanical, electrical, industrial, and general engineers.
Another large industry in Dayton is medicine. Three major hospitals in downtown Dayton are big part of why there are so many healthcare jobs in the city. As far as tech goes, Businessweek includes Dayton on its list of the fastest-growing cities for tech jobs. The 600 IT and services companies in Dayton provide most of the city’s computer jobs.
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Update Your Resume
If you’re looking for a new job, it’s probably time to refresh your resume. Some job seekers make the mistake of using cliches in their resumes. Hiring managers and recruiters see way too many candidates who have “excellent communication skills” and can “think outside the box. Learn how to convey the message behind those worn-out words in a way that will separate you from the crowd and get an employer’s attention.
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Interviewing for Dayton Jobs
How do you prepare for an interview? Do you practice how you’ll describe your skills? Are you focusing on how you look in person or in an online interview? We have a game-changing tip for you: Anticipating the questions an employer will ask and practicing how you’ll answer is the most important thing you can do to ace an interview.
But how do you predict what those questions might be? Monster can help with that. We have articles about the most common interview questions in general, and we’ve spent time researching what questions you’ll be asked for specific job titles.
How Much Do Dayton Jobs Pay?
The median household income in Dayton is a little more than $32,000. You may make more or less than that depending on your experience and job title. You can use Monster’s Salary Tools to get a good picture of your estimated salary. You’ll also see how that compares nationally, and there will be current job postings on the page, too.
Want to Learn More About Companies Near You?
How do you know if a job is going to be a good fit for you? One way to get a better idea of its workplace culture is to do some research. Monster can get you started on that with our Company Profiles. Find a company in our database, and you’ll learn things like:
- the number of employees and offices.
- who uses their products or services.
- when the company was founded.
Monster Has the Key to Great Dayton Jobs
You can start searching for your next job right here. Click around this page to see what’s available. Then, take a moment to complete a Monster profile. It will open the door to recruiter and employer connections and will allow us to start sending you new job postings based on your job search preferences.