Career & Jobs

9 Tips To Improve Your Resume

by on July 30, 2015

In an increasingly competitive job market, the resume is the first step toward landing the job. It’s the basis for HR’s decision to interview or not to interview a candidate. The best candidate for the job has to prove it before even meeting a hiring manager through a resume. Is yours up to snuff? Here […]

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How To Ace Your Next Job Interview

by on October 18, 2014

You know you’re a great candidate for this job, but to land the position you have to demonstrate to someone else that you’re the right person for it. The interview can be a stressful experience, especially for those new to the process or those re-entering the job search after many years at one company. Here’s […]

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As your retirement approaches, you may find yourself with a financial tease: You are allowed to hang up your boots at a certain age, but you can’t draw anything from your retirement (without penalty) until a considerably older age. That is rough. Like the legendary Tantalus, the things you want are very close but somehow […]

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I’ve had quite a few jobs throughout my career. All the companies I worked for provided a 401k and all of them provided a 401k match. My father, brother and brother-in-law, however, work for companies that offer pension plans. Of course my first instinct is to compare the value of a 401k to the value […]

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When it comes to hiring employees for your small business, there are really two paths that you can follow.  You can hire a direct employee that works for and gets paid directly from your company.  Or, you can hire a contract employee that you pay as a contractor.  Here are some of the pros and cons […]

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What kind of paycheck can you earn with a college degree? What kind of paycheck can you earn without one? The answers might surprise you. Overall, prospects are still better for those with bachelor’s degrees than those without any higher education. In July the unemployment rate was 8.7% for high school graduates, 7.1% for those […]

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We all know where the money is these days; to bring home the bacon, you must be a doctor, lawyer, engineer or CEO of a company you founded. At least, we think we know. There are also those jobs that don’t immediately come to mind. Someone does them, and in some fields that someone is […]

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We all know the highest-paying jobs out there are for those with extraordinary business sense, a home business that exploded in popularity or a degree from medical school. For the rest of us, our options may seem limited in the current economy. If your current job isn’t paying the bills, or worse, you just lost […]

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What Does a Financial Analyst Do?

by on November 15, 2012

Ever wondered what a financial analyst does?  Are you in college and majoring in finance in hopes of being a financial analyst?  Is being a financial analyst the same as being an accountant? These are all good questions to ask yourself when searching for a career in finance.  Personally, I’ve been a financial analysst, a […]

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How To Get A Better Paying Job

by on October 30, 2012

The federal minimum wage since 2009 is $7.25 per hour. If you already knew that because you see that rate on your paycheck, it’s time for a change, and I’m not talking about getting tips. The economy is tough, jobs are scarce, college graduates are unemployed and every headline sounds like economic doomsday is approaching. […]

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Here are some jobs that most people agree are cool jobs, but just don’t pay well. NFL Cheerleaders The beautiful women who get paid to smile and wave pom-poms on TV actually only earn $50-75 per game. After two preseason and eight regular season games, that’s just $500-750 for the year. So why take the job? […]

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Millions of Americans are stuck in low-wage jobs, their career ambitions crushed under the weight of the need for a paycheck, any paycheck. However, Americans are known for resilience, and many will find at least one aspect of the job enjoyable. Here are the ten lowest-paying jobs in the US and alternatives that use the […]

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The Real Key to Getting a Job

by on September 14, 2012

Since Google pandalized my website related earnings, I’ve been looking to get back into the workforce and restart my financial career.  Having taken off 7 years to focus on blogging and online revenue generating projects, I have learned one thing about finding a job that I’d like to share in this post. The real key […]

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After not having interviewed for nearly 12 years, I’m back in the game and have some tips on how to help make your resume stand out.  Let me start by saying that my resumes have evolved quite rapidly over the past two months.  But more importantly, the response rate from employers to my resume have […]

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First and foremost, any job that will give you a desk and or cubicle is more likely to pay you pretty decently and is definitely going to be on the opposite end of the spectrum from hard labor. There isn’t much hard labor you can do in a 10 by 10 foot square box with […]

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So, you’re in college and you are looking for a job on the side, you know, because you’re an adult now and you want spending money. Or beer money, or spring break money. Whatever your financial needs, there are some great places to begin looking for jobs that you can hold while still being a […]

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Medical Career Salaries

by on July 6, 2012

There is no way to deny that the medical field is a booming industry and a great one to train for a job in, because jobs will always be available. If you can get a job in a hospital, it is generally thought that you are pretty set in terms of how much you make […]

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Best Jobs of the Future

by on July 3, 2012

A common trope told to students currently in college and high school is “many of the jobs that you will hold in your careers have not even been created yet.” While that is uplifting since there are not a lot of jobs open at the moment, it makes career planning extremely daunting and tricky. How […]

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Finding a career that is in demand is an important part of choosing which college degree or career category to pursue.  If you’re undecided about what you want to do, it’s always good to look at the top careers that are in high demand.  Here is our top ten list of careers in demand. 1. […]

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For working parents, those who live far from their workplace and those who really love their home, the possibility of making money from home seems like a dream. As more people go online to find the goods and services they need, more people are able to earn income from their unique products and skills. The […]

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How Much Money Actors Make

by on June 12, 2012

The question often arises of how much money do actors really make? The best answer you will get is that it all depends. Of course it does, but that doesn’t mean that what it depends on can’t be explained. There are a few things to be known before you jump into the variables of the […]

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However your resume may be written at the present moment, it is inadequate, it does not stand out and there are hundreds of others whose resume will make the eyes of the employer pop out before yours. In fact, yours will likely slide right into the garbage. If you didn’t agree, you wouldn’t be looking […]

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