• Financial Analyst Jobs Phoenix

    June 29, 2010 by

    There will be many opportunities in the near future for those seeking financial analyst jobs Phoenix.
    Financial analysts are primarily responsible for providing guidance to businesses and individuals who want to make investment decisions. They may assess the performance of stocks, bonds, commodities and other types of investments.
    Financial analysts usually work for banks, insurance companies, mutual and pension funds, securities firms, the business media and other businesses. Most employers require candidates to have at least a bachelor’s degree, while some require a master’s degree.
    Those preparing for a career as a financial analyst can expect to find plenty of employment opportunities during the near future. Nationwide employment is anticipated to grow by 20 percent between 2008 and 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Employment of financial analysts throughout Arizona is expected to increase from 3,821 during 2006 to 5,182 by 2016, accounting for 1,361 additional jobs and a growth rate of 35.6 percent.
    According to the Arizona Workforce Informer, the top 15 industries that employed financial analysts during 2006 include:

    1. Other financial investment activities – 12.6 percent
    2. Non-depository credit intermediation – 7.3 percent
    3. Aerospace product and parts manufacturing – 6.9 percent
    4. Semiconductor and electronic components – 6.3 percent
    5. Management of companies and enterprises – 5.9 percent
    6. Security and commodity investment activity – 5.8 percent
    7. Insurance carriers – 5.6 percent
    8. Insurance agencies, brokerages and support – 3.8 percent
    9. Depository credit intermediation – 3.3 percent
    10. Power generation and supply – 2.8 percent
    11. Computer systems design and related services – 2.6 percent
    12. Accounting and bookkeeping services – 1.9 percent
    13. Electronic markets and agents/brokers – 1.8 percent
    14. Activities related to credit intermediation – 1.4 percent
    15. Architectural and engineering services – 1.4 percent

    Employees in the industry also can expect to be paid well. During 2007, the average salary for financial analysts in Arizona was $30.36 per hour, while the average entry-level wage was $19.22 per hour and the average experienced-level salary was $35.93 per hour.

  • #SHRM10 a Rousing Success

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    Last year’s Society for Human Resource Management annual conference in New Orleans was a disappointment for attendees, presenters, exhibitors, and others who were focused on numbers such as number of attendees and the amount of business being generated in the exhibition hall. The 2010 conference this week in San Diego is remarkably different.
    Last year the number of registered attendees was something like 11,000 but only 7,000 showed. Where did the other 4,000 go? My guess is that many and probably most were laid off during the months that went by between when they registered to go to the conference and when the conference actually occurred. That may seem like a lot, but I’ve heard a lot of industry veterans estimate that at least 25 and probably closer to 50 percent of recruiters were let go during this recession. This year’s conference had about 11,000 to 12,000 attendees and I heard 1,000 of those registered on-site. So the actual attendance was likely about 50 percent higher this year as compared to last.

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  • How’s Your Network Working?

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    By Carole Martin
    Seeking a job and networking are a lot like trying to meet new people at any event.
    I recently moved to San Diego – knowing only my family and no one else in the area. It was like I was starting all over and seeking to find new contacts.

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  • OfficeTeam Survey: Reference Checks Remove One in Five Job Candidates From Consideration

    June 28, 2010 by

    OfficeTeam
    MENLO PARK, CA — A strong resume and interview may place job seekers in the running for a position, but a new survey from OfficeTeam finds the results of a reference check can be the real deal maker — or breaker. Managers interviewed said they remove more than one in five (21 percent) candidates from consideration after speaking to their professional contacts. When it comes to what hiring managers are looking for when speaking to references, more than a third (36 percent) said they are most interested in getting input on an applicant’s past job duties and experience. Learning about the individual’s strengths and weaknesses came in second, with 31 percent of the response.

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  • FIU STUDENT ACCEPTS INTERNSHIP AT ETOILE RESTAURANT

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    Thumbnail image for Rodney Barchi.jpgBarchi wins coveted spot in Michelin-star kitchen in the esteemed Napa Valley
    Photo id left to right:
    Chef Perry Hoffman,
    FIU School of Hospitality Interim Dean Joan Remington, Alex Lipkin, Laura Manon and Rodney Barchi.
    Provided by Lisa Palley
    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Etoile Restaurant, the Michelin-starred restaurant at Domaine Chandon, announces its first internship. Florida International University (FIU) School of Hospitality student Rodney Barchi was selected from several candidates to spend three months learning at Domaine Chandon, located in the heart of the Napa Valley.

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  • Organizations Using Twitter Viewed as More Trustworthy

    June 25, 2010 by

    Dave Senay of Fleishman-HillardWhen it comes to driving consumer decisions about a range of products and services, the Internet is by far the most influential media channel — but marketers have yet to capitalize on that influence. That is the central finding of the 2010 Digital Influence Index, released today by Fleishman-Hillard International Communications in conjunction with Harris Interactive.
    The study also measures several key aspects of consumers’ use of the Internet, from media consumption patterns, to the degree of adoption of various digital behaviors, to involvement with online social networking. Now in its second year, the Index has expanded to include 48 percent of the global online population, spanning France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Japan and the United States.

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  • 10 Valuable Lessons for College Students to Learn

    June 24, 2010 by

    College students expect to learn many lessons in the classroom. However, there are other lessons they may learn along the way, which can be relevant to their goals or even make them better people. Mark Zuckerberg, a founder of a site you’ve probably heard of, Facebook, shares ten lessons that all college students should learn, as he did on his way success.

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  • LinkedIn Turbo Charges Our Entry Level Jobs and Internships Group

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    CollegeRecruiter.com created the LinkedIn discussion group, Entry-Level Jobs and Internships, a year ago as a way to help us reach more stakeholders in the college and university recruiting space including recruiters, hiring managers, human resource professionals, college career service office professionals, students, recent graduates, parents, and other influencers. As of today, the group has over 3,500 members, making it one of the largest college recruiting groups at LinkedIn.
    Given the importance of the Entry-Level Jobs and Internships group, I was excited to see that LinkedIn is rolling out some significant updates to all of its groups — the first major update since it created the discussions feature in August 2008.

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  • Feel Like You’re a Target for Abuse? This Freak Literally Is.

    June 23, 2010 by

    Eric Gonzalez, who plays the freak at Coney Island’s “Shoot the Freak” game, faces between 4,000 and 16,000 paintballs a day with little more than a hockey girdle, wooden shield and mask to protect him.

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  • Public Radio Show About Unpaid Internships: Good or Bad for Employers? Students?

    June 22, 2010 by

    This morning I was in the Minnesota Public Radio studios in downtown Saint Paul as a guest on the Midmorning show. Kerri Miller, the regular host, was off so Marianne Combs hosted. The other guest was the nationally respected labor law attorney, Camille Olson, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw.
    The Unpaid internships: priceless experience? show discussed how many organizations that can afford to pay interns do not pay them anything at all. Some of the organizations refuse to pay their interns on the theory that the experience and contacts are enough compensation but that attitude may be changing, even in a difficult economy, because of a combination of business and legal ramifications.

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