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Posted December 22, 2015 by

10 toxic phrases to avoid in job interviews

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Human resources team during job interview with woman. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Now that you have graduated, or are on the way to graduating, your behavior in job interviews is more important than ever. Saying or doing the wrong thing is a risk in losing out on great opportunities. That’s no way to begin a career. One thing job seekers can do to help themselves is avoid saying things that are unprofessional or inadvertently offensive when they are being interviewed. Take a few minutes to read this list of 10 toxic phrases to avoid; make it a goal to avoid using them. (more…)

Posted April 09, 2015 by

3 Key Steps to Having a Great Career as a Financial Advisor

Financial advisor talking to senior couple at home

Financial advisor talking to senior couple at home. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Financial advisors are becoming more and more important in these turbulent economic times that we are living in. Many people nowadays have realized that job security is not as guaranteed as it used to be a few decades ago. This has led people to look for financial knowledge and advice that can help them stay ahead of the curve.

A financial advisor is a professional who can give financial advice relating to investment vehicles such as unit trusts, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, variable annuities, life insurance as well as many other financial instruments.

To become a financial advisor, you need to be able to love the work because you will spend a lot of long hours on the job. If you work hard and are committed to being good at your job, a career as a financial advisor can be very fruitful for yourself and others. (more…)

Posted April 01, 2015 by

Uncovering Job Opportunities In A Dynamic Real Estate Industry

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Real estate word over a modern facade with reflection of a building in the mirror. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There are not many career fields that have as many interesting and varied opportunities as the real estate industry does. There are many ways to get into this exciting industry. Some may require completing a course for real estate license purposes, while others require either a basic college degree or an advanced degree, with a primary emphasis on real estate.

Some students who have graduated from real estate licensing courses become traditional realtors, either working for an established real estate firm or as self-employed realtors. In fact, about 50 percent of realtors are self-employed. Others, however, go into occupations that have an emphasis in real estate, while being in an entirely different industry. (more…)

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Modern Career Paths: Achieving Web Analytics Certification

Eshna Verma

Eshna Verma

Analytics is the process of looking at a website’s traffic and conversion numbers and trying to improve and optimize the performance of the site, the traffic flow, and sales. For most website owners, it’s a sideshow to the real concern: sales. Most business owners and webmasters want to know how to get more people to the site and how to get those people to pay for something, be it an affiliate program or a homegrown product or service offering.

But, most business owners and webmasters need an analytics specialist. Is that you? That depends. If you love combing through numbers and optimizing things, it might be. Here’s how to get your web analytics certification. (more…)

Posted August 27, 2014 by

Want to be a Part-Time Entrepreneur While Working a Full-time Entry Level Job? Here’s What You Can Do

While you may have a full-time entry level job, you might also have an interest in becoming a part-time entrepreneur.  How can you go about doing so?  The following post has some tips for you.

Some dream of becoming self-employed. Some are brave enough to jump in feet first. But others need to wade into the deep end one step at a time. For those who want to try running a business without substantial risk, use free or cheap resources to design a micro business that’s both profitable and professional. Then slowly grow your

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Posted September 20, 2013 by

Trying to Get Health Insurance for Your Entry Level Job as an Entrepreneur? One Possible Answer

If you are going to have an entry level job as an entrepreneur, it is a smart idea to get some health insurance.  The following post offers a new source that may be helpful.

With ObamaCare’s new health insurance exchanges debuting this October, you might have questions about what kind of plan to buy—especially if you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner or freelancer. In fact, you might be wondering whether you’ll be able to afford health insurance at all. To help

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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 February 06, 2013 by

Telecommuting Benefits Environment, Worker Productivity, Job Satisfaction, and Profits

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

With a new report detailing the growing cost of daily commuting to and from work, one workplace authority wonders if it is time for the nation’s employers to make a serious commitment to expanding the use of telecommuting strategies.

“Right now, a very small fraction of the nation’s workers who could viably work from home on a regular basis are actually doing so.  By not expanding the use of telecommuting, employers are negatively impacting the environment, worker productivity, job satisfaction and, most importantly, their bottom lines.  And, it is not a lack of technology or other resources that is holding back this expansion.  It is simply a lack of vision, a shortage of trust and an irrational adherence to antiquated notions of how and where work should be done,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. (more…)

Posted January 30, 2012 by

Pros and Cons of Being an Independent Contractor

W2 vs 1099 check boxesA poor economy has pushed some unemployed or underemployed Americans towards self-employment. For some, the opportunity to be their own boss may prove serendipitous, while others may find that the costs of not being an employee are unexpectedly high.

“The number of independent contractors has risen in sectors that people normally don’t associate that closely with the self-employed,” said Michelle Walker, the writer of the article, and an independent contractor herself. “Some of that increase is probably a natural result of the internet, and the growing convenience of doing business in other places besides an office. But some of it is also probably attributable to dynamics of the economy. People who are defined as ‘unemployable’ by the establishment may discover that finding their own work, through various projects, is a viable option.” But should this solution be a long-term one? CreditQ suggests that, while there are some financial advantages to being “a 1099” (particularly for those who can’t find work elsewhere), there are also drawbacks that not everyone is aware of. (more…)