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9 Entry Level Jobs in Finance with High Salaries

The following post shares nine entry level jobs in finance with high paying salaries.

Less emphasis may be on pay these days – with banks instead preaching culture and commitment – but most junior roles pay much more than equivalent positions in other industries. Here are some of the best high paying entry level roles in…

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Posted July 09, 2013 by

Top Entry Level Jobs in Finance in 2013

Are you interested in working in financial services?  If so, the following post shares some of the top entry level jobs in this industry for 2013.

While the national rate of unemployment in America may have risen slightly between April and May this year, it has generally continued along a downward trend since the final financial quarter of 2012. The portents of…

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Posted February 26, 2013 by

Securing a graduate role in Financial Services

Bank lender shaking hands with customer

Bank lender shaking hands with customer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Financial services’ as a career choice can be difficult to define. One organisation’s financial services position constitutes another’s banking and investment role, meaning the variety of graduate jobs available defies easy clarification. The higher levels of remuneration at most financial organisations means that jobs are more sought after by graduates, but in the current climate of redundancies at many of the leading investment banks, securing a graduate role is becoming increasingly difficult. In this blog post, we discuss 3 key pointers for graduates looking to secure a role within financial services. (more…)

Posted November 01, 2012 by

Good Job Report News: Private Sector Added 158,000 Jobs in October

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics

Private sector employment increased by 158,000 jobs from September to October, according to the October ADP National Employment Report, which is produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis. (more…)

Posted February 02, 2012 by

Job Cuts in January 2012 Up 39% Versus January 2011

Last month, the nation’s employers announced plans to cut 53,486 jobs from their payrolls. That was the largest monthly layoff total since 115,730 job cuts were announced last September, according to job cut report released Thursday by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The January total was 28 percent higher than the 41,785 job cuts announced in December. It was 39 percent higher than January 2011, when employers announced just 38,519 planned cuts. (more…)

Posted January 20, 2012 by

Highest Paying Industry for Class of 2011 Was Financial Instruments

A new study has the securities, commodities, funds, trusts, and other instruments financial services industry coming in at the top for the highest average starting salaries for Class of 2011 graduates at the bachelor’s degree level.

The top five industries were:

  1. Securities, commodities, funds, trusts, and other financial investments = $58,571 (42,000 hires);
  2. Electric power companies = $56,780 (2,000 hires);
  3. Non-depository credit / related activities =$53,825 (8,000 hires);
  4. Computer systems design = $53,547 (50,000 hires); and
  5. Business support services = $50,280 (1,000 hires).

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers