Category: Careers

5 New “Must Read” Articles on Career Management

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Economists have been predicting a ‘jobless’ recovery from the recession. In layman’s terms this means that there will slow progress where the economic conditions will improve based on GDP, but unemployment rates will barely changed. This means that people need to be aware of their job climate, where jobs are in demand, and what to do to improve their career prospects.

I’ve been reading some great career related advice from fellow personal finance bloggers and want to share some of these great reads with you. These articles were just written and contain a plethora of information.

7 Fastest Growing Health Care Careers

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It’s no secret that health care professions are the fastest growing and steadiest career sector in the United States and probably the entire world.

In the past few years, while manufacturing, construction, and finance were hit hard, with jobs in production dropping by almost 15% and finance by 33%, health care professions maintained there steady baby-boomer generation propelled growth.

Every year, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports their projected fastest growing  jobs. It was no surprise that this year, most of the fastest growing jobs were in health care. In this article, I will go over the fastest growing health care professions, their education requirement and expected salary, personal feedback on them as a health career student, and summary of the job outlook.

10 Highest Paying Jobs in Demand for 2010

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Last year, I compiled a list of  the 10 highest paying jobs in demand…. this year, the economy has changed. Some sectors of the economy have added tons of jobs, while others struggle and still continue to lay off its workers.

Since we are all ambitious people, I am going to list you the best jobs that are in demand for the current year. In demand means “where employees are needed.”

Do you know any websites that show job demand or would like to add to the list? Please let me know.

Balance your Life while Expanding your Business

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Are you a small business owner? This article from Victor Matarasa, MBA is just for you.

If you are a small business owner, you have undoubtedly encountered the seemingly difficult challenge of balancing your business obligations with those of home and family. Being committed to both a business and family life forces us to blur the lines sometimes. While trying to succeed in business and contribute to nurturing a family simultaneously is an ambitious goal, the frequent outcome is that we spread ourselves thin and wind up feeling as though we don’t do anything well.

Creative Ways to Save Money for Your Business

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It’s money scraping time for most of us and businesses are no different. Budgets are being cut in almost every company to deal with lack of consumer demand and credit flow. If you have a start up or a small business, you might be a big victim of the present economy. Here are some great ways to save some money for your business:

1) Increase the flexibility of your budget by bartering
Does your business offer a unique type of service or product? If so, you might be able to barter for other professional services by offering your expertise or your goods in exchange for someone else’s. This is a great way to keep your inventory flowing and let others knows about your business while at the same time benefiting by cutting costs.

Secrets for Successful Job Hunting

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During the Great Depression, a man walked 800 miles on his search for a job and Soviet companies with offices in the United States reported about 200 job applications per day from jobless Americans who wanted to go to work in the USSR.

Fortunately for us, 75 years later,  the job finding process is much easier. However, during a recession people automatically assume that there are no jobs available because a few of their applications got rejected or were never responded to. As an applicant, you have to keep in mind that in the current economy, if you want a job that pays enough for your qualifications, there are certain things you have to remind yourself of:

High Paying Jobs Still in Demand for 2009

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Even during a rough economy, there are always booming job sectors for the qualified candidate. Recently, I was watching Nightline’s episode on the Repo Man, a man that made about 800 dollars a day repossessing cars from owners who defaulted on their payments. Here was a man, at the crossroads of two sinking industries (finance and automobile), but actually benefitting. After watching this show, I decided to give my visitors an opportunity to read about more booming jobs in 2009. Everyone knows that economists measure the health of a nation’s labor force by the unemployment rate (the percentage of people that are capable of working who don’t have a job). Even with the current job cuts and downward economic spiral, the total number of jobs in the USA will actually increase by about 11 million people due to a growing population. Of course, these job probably won’t be distributed evenly throughout different industries (sorry finance majors).

Most Affordable Cities for College Graduates

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With the average college graduate leaving school with nearly $19,000 in debt, a city’s economic situation should be the first factor in deciding where to move. Many cities have high rent costs and a smaller starting salary for entry level positions. Others have econonic stagnation and no jobs available. However, on the other end of the financial spectrum, some cities are hiring more than others. As you might have guessed, every city has felt the effects of the serious recession – but cities with higher levels of federal employment have not been affected as much. I base my rankings on job growth, entry level salary, diversification of indusry, and average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment.

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