How to Become a Financial Adviser

How to Become a Financial Adviser


Financial Advisers: A Quick Look
Median Salary $67,520 per year or $32.46 per hour
Entry-level Education Bachelor’s degree
On-the-job training None
Primary employers Insurance, financial offices
Number of positions (U.S.) 223,400
Job Growth (2012-2022) 27% (Incredibly faster than the national average)
New positions (2012-2022) 60,300

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Top Paying Careers for Women in 2015

Top Paying Careers for Women

It’s no secret that even as the world became more inclusive for women and the opportunities women have today are almost equal to those men benefit from, things aren’t exactly overall rosy yet. Even if some women do enjoy equal opportunities, this possibility isn’t yet uniformly distributed across geographical areas, racial and class clusters and so on. Even in the world of bountiful opportunity – the social networks of privileged and educated college grads living in a huge city – there is still a considerable gender gap as far as earnings go. This is why women need to really look twice when looking for good paying jobs, in order to make sure the jobs that pay well for men are also profitable for women. In this post, we’ll examine the top paying careers for women. Read more ›

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A Guide to Nursing Schools and Degree Programs

Nursing Schools

If there is a career field that is always a safe bet, both for salary and hiring opportunities, then it is the nursing field.  The median salary for nurses is $65,470 per year, and the number of nursing positions is expected to grow 19% by 2022. This is much faster than the national average. But in order to become a registered nurse a nursing degree is required. We’ve gathered information on nursing schools and pathways to a nursing degree if you are considering a nursing career. A nursing certificate and an associate’s degree is needed for entry-level positions. Below is more information to assist you in choosing a nursing school or the level of education that is best for you. Read more ›

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When Is the Right Time for Declining a Job Offer?

Declining a Job Offer

In today’s economy, when the activity known as ‘job hunt’ is actually something pretty fierce indeed and worthy of its name, finding a job or getting a job offer is a rare victory. That’s why it’s almost implied that all such job offers must also be accepted, especially since they’re something you may be interested in, since you probably applied in order to be considered for them in the first place. But are things really that linear? Declining a job offer may seem counter-intuitive, but sometimes, it’s recommended, since it can enable you to reach greater heights than if you would just get buried in that position. These are the top 4 situations when to turn down an offer is actually the recommended path. Read more ›

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How to Become a Registered Nurse

How to Become a Registered Nurse


Registered Nurse: A Quick Look
Median Salary $65,470 per year or $31.48 per hour
Entry-level Education Associate’s degree
On-the-job training None
Primary employers Hospitals, clinics, doctors offices, schools
Number of positions (U.S.) 2,711,500
Job Growth (2012-2022) 19% (Incredibly faster than the national average)
New positions (2012-2022) 526,800

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A Guide to Actuary Schools & Degree Programs

Actuary Schools

In the current economy, when financial services are becoming more and more advanced and refined, the need for actuaries is already big and on the rise. The projected job growth for this profession is estimated at 26%, which is quite a lot compared to the average for other professions, and since the salary is also pretty rewarding, becoming an actuary is becoming more and more popular. Therefore, we’ve put together this list of actuary schools and degrees for actuarial science, so you can then choose the best way to go if getting an actuary degree is on your mind. In order to become an actuary, one would first need to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in actuary science. This is all you need to know about the top actuary schools and degrees. Read more ›

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How to Become an Executive Chef

Executive Chef


Executive Chefs: A Quick Look
Median Salary $41,610 per year or $20.01 per hour
Entry-level Education Associate’s degree or apprenticeship (high school equivalent)
On-the-job training At least 10 years of experience
Primary employers Restaurants, Special Food Services, Traveler Accommodation, Grocery Stores
Number of positions (U.S.) 118,830
Job Growth (2012-2022) 5% (Much slower than national average)
New positions (2012-2022) 6,000

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Top 10 Resume Mistakes To Avoid During Job Applications

Top 10 Resume Mistakes

As a young job seeker, you may be filled with good intentions, but your lack of experience in conceiving and writing resumes may show you in a less than flattering light. To make sure you maximize your chances of being called for an interview, make sure you avoid these common resume mistakes which hiring managers and recruiters complain about the most. Some of them come across as being unintentionally funny and may put a smile on the reader’s face, but it’s not the type of smile you should aim for, trust us. Read on for the top 10 resume mistakes and resumes writing tips to make sure you don’t fall into any of these pit traps of the poorly written resumes. Read more ›

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3 Great Sample Cover Letters for Internship Applications

Sample Cover Letters

An internship, if you chose the host company carefully and you do a great job during the program, can be quite an efficient career ladder. Even if some critics stress that internship programs are usually much more beneficial to the employer than they are to the employee, completing an internship for a highly reputable company in your field is a great entry-level business card in your future job applications. But first, you need to get accepted into the program. In this post, we will show you how to write a cover letter for an internship by sharing to you a few sample cover letters tailored specifically to internships. Read more ›

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How to Balance Work and Life During Maternity or Paternity Leave

How to Balance Work and Life

When you become a new parent, no matter how much you read up on it beforehand, your life will still feel like it has just been turned upside down and have no idea what hit you. The first few weeks will perhaps be the most confusing. While we’d like to say it gets easier, the truth is that as soon as you become accustomed to the challenge, your baby will grow a little and the challenges will suddenly change. So, instead, try to relax. Learn to make the most of it, and prepare to find a new work life balance definition (because adjustment would be an understatement in this case). To help you become better equipped to know what to expect, we’ve put together a list of tips on how to balance work and life as a new parent, as well as some legal tips on maternity leave and paternity leave. Read more ›

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