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Posted August 10, 2015 by

Paths to take to progress up the corporate ladder in a finance career

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Finance clerk in office calculating financing with calculator and files. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It is one thing to have a job and another totally different thing to have a career. There are people with jobs, but they are not in the career that they wished to have. At the same time, it is possible to have a job in your chosen career, but something different to be successful in your work. This is especially the case in professions such as finance and banking. Many people get jobs in the industry but then they have no idea what path to take after that. The end result is stagnation and frustration which of course is not healthy in any way.

For people in the in the field of finance, there are so many career options to consider. The goal is to ensure that you get to the topmost rank that you can attain and become the best in your career. The first thing that you must have in order to take these career paths in finance is the interest. Are you interested in handling the tasks that usually come with this career? (more…)

Posted April 06, 2015 by

The Best Degrees that will Help you get a Job in the Government

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Government search. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Federal, state and local governments are the largest employers in the country. Some people forego more money in the private sector for job security in the public sector. Most have a commitment to public service. Governmental entities hire many degreed individuals, many of whom do at least a portion of their studies online. Some of the best degrees for getting government jobs follow. (more…)

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Looking for a Career Path? Future Jobs that May Offer One

Services, Agriculture and Industry are the three largest sectors for employment in the world today. This info-graphic looks at current employment trends and predicts the top ten jobs of the future, the key skill sets that will be in demand and what will make employees valuable to employers in the future work place. (more…)

Posted May 09, 2014 by

The 8 Hottest Jobs of 2014

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Aaron Gouveia, Salary.com contributing writer

We looked into our own Salary.com crystal ball and then referenced sources like the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine which fields are slated to enjoy the most growth over the next few years. So if you’re currently unemployed and searching for a job, or if you’re unsatisfied and hoping to change careers, the first thing you need to do is see if your job is on this list. (more…)

Posted November 21, 2013 by

U.S. Average Starting Salaries Projected to Increase an Average of 3.7% in 2014

Robert Half logoRecent college graduates searching for entry level jobs should be excited about the possibility of increasing starting salaries in 2014.

The just-released 2014 Salary Guides from Robert Half show that U.S. starting salaries for professional occupations are projected to increase an average of 3.7 percent next year. Technology positions are expected to see the largest gains among all fields researched, with an anticipated 5.6 percent increase in the average salary for newly hired workers. Accounting and finance professionals can expect starting salaries to rise an average of 3.4 percent, according to the research. (more…)

Posted November 12, 2013 by

The Hottest Jobs for New Graduates

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Group of happy students in graduation gowns with diplomas. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Let’s face it, the past several years have not been the most reassuring times for new graduates heading into the job market. Ever since the 2008 recession, new grads have had a harder time landing their ideal jobs. Many have even settled for lower paying jobs outside their career field.

In hopes of helping both current students and new graduates focus on emerging career fields, the University of California San Diego has created a list of 2013 “hot careers” for students to consider. Here is what they came up with, starting with the hottest. (more…)

Posted September 18, 2013 by

Work on your own terms: 5 great freelance careers

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Businessman holding a chalkboard with the word Freelance on it. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

More Americans want to work from home, and more businesses are happy to oblige. A recent study conducted by Intuit found that by the year 2020, over 40 percent of the US workforce — that’s 60 million people — will be freelancers, contractors and temp workers. Whether your goal is to work from home, be your own boss or take a job that doesn’t require you to keep a rigid schedule, freelancing is an intriguing option.

Some careers are easier to go freelance than others. But when you find the sweet spot of freelance work, you may never want a typical nine-to-five again. Check out some top picks for freelance work and learn more about the training you can pursue to get you there. (more…)

Posted July 02, 2013 by

Best Careers for Aspirants Holding MBA Degree

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An MBA certificate with a pen and calculator on top of it. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

1. Management Analyst: Management analysts are advisors who evaluate a business to give opinions on how to make a better organization, manage more professionally, and increase earnings. And a large number of employers, specifically those related to private sectors, desire to work with forecasters who have obtained an MBA degree.

As per the Labor Department, 26% of management analysts are self employed. Pursuing their own business can be very valuable. (more…)

Posted September 14, 2012 by

Best Jobs for Military Veterans Transitioning into Civilian Life

Military veterans may be wondering what are some of the best jobs to pursue after completing their service time.  Maybe some of the jobs in this post might appeal to them.

Veterans bring valuable skills and work habits to the civilian job market. According to Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., the training and experience individuals gain while serving in the military can qualify them to enter many good-paying, high-growth civilian jobs. (more…)

Posted February 13, 2012 by

10 Jobs If Communication is Your Thing

Most jobs require employees to have specific skills, but many workers struggle to find jobs that complement their skill sets. Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., explains in the new edition of his book, 150 Best Jobs for Your Skills, that by discovering their greatest skills, workers can find jobs they enjoy and at which they excel.

Communication is an essential skill for many occupations, and Shatkin offers this list of 10 best jobs that require a high level of communication skills: (more…)