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  1. Quants: The Rocket Scientists Of Wall Street

    Blend math, finance and computer skills to command a high - and well deserved - salary.
  2. Financial Career Options For Professionals

    Find out if spreading your wings to try a new career will make you soar or fall flat.
  3. Tips To Get Into A Broker Training Program

    Becoming a registered representative isn't easy. Learn how to succeed at the first step.
  4. Playoff Perks For Pro Athletes

    If personal pride, a stellar resume and increased job security aren't enough incentive for some pro athletes, each league ...
  5. A Day In The Life Of A Portfolio Manager

    Portfolio managers go by a number of job titles, manage different asset types and work under different philosophies. Here ...
  6. Get A Career In Showbiz Accounting

    An accounting career doesn't have to be boring. If you love numbers, but want excitement as well, consider the field of showbiz ...
  7. What Management Accountants Do

    If you like keeping track of a company's income and expenses but also want to hold a position with significant responsibility ...
  8. Becoming A Chartered Market Technician

    The CMT certification involves three tough exams. Find out what you need to do in order to pass.
  9. Hetty Green: The Witch Of Wall Street

    Hetty Green was the richest woman of her time and possibly the first value investor, yet she's not remembered kindly.
  10. Careers In Buy-Side And Sell-Side Research

    The primary professions on Wall Street are made up of sell side and buy side analysts. This article is an overview of the ...
  11. Get A Job As A Manager

    Becoming a manager is an excellent way to earn status and repute within an organization.
  12. How To Transition Into A Finance Career

    If you are pondering a midlife career change that involves a transition into finance, then here are a few tips that will ...
  13. A Day In The Life Of A Financial Analyst

    Generally speaking, a day in the life of a junior or senior analyst can be very labor intensive.
  14. Careers In Credit Counseling

    Consumers are increasingly in need of experts who can walk them through their financial decisions. Here's how you can help.
  15. Tips For Changing Your Career Path In 2013

    Don't let the arrival of the new year cause you to rush into a change of career. Carefully examine your reasons for wanting ...
  16. Networking To Land A Job

    Networking should be a career-long endeavor that is just as important as performing your job in an excellent manner.
  17. High-Growth Jobs That Do Not Require A 4-Year Degree

    Not interested in attending four years of post secondary? These jobs pay great and don't require a degree.
  18. Top Employment Skills For 2013

    With the U.S. employment market seeing slight growth, it is worth considering which skills are the most important for job ...
  19. 5 Viable Career Options In 2013

    If you are looking for a new career next year, take a look at these options. It is anticipated that there will be a high ...
  20. The Impact Unpaid Internships Have On The Labor Market

    The dramatic increase in unpaid internships has given rise to favorable and unfavorable arguments based on their impact on ...
  21. 6 Top-Paying Freelance Jobs

    If you look in the right places, you can earn more as a freelancer than you would at a regular day job.
  22. Costly Personality Traits In Financial Planning

    For people to be successful with their finances they must plan effectively. However, sometimes negative personality traits ...
  23. Working For An Independent Broker-Dealer Vs. A Big Bank

    Here is an overview of what broker-dealers and big banks have to offer to employees and the different opportunities available.
  24. Biggest Layoffs Of All Time

    Even profitable and successful companies are sometimes forced to lay off employees. Here of some of the most prolific examples ...
  25. Jump Start Your Financial Career With The BAT

    The BAT is quickly becoming known in the job market as a tool to provide a window into the minds of those seeking financial ...
  26. Top Jobs For Tips

    Bartenders and gaming dealers are two professions that earn most of their incomes from gratuities.
  27. 8 Software Skills Currently In Demand

    There's big demand for people with top-notch computer skills, especially when it comes to these programs and technologies. ...
  28. The Least Stressful Jobs In The U.S.

    As the U.S. unemployment market begins to experience growth, this article looks at the growing demand for low-stress jobs. ...
  29. Employability, The Labor Force And The Economy

    Individuals do not have absolute control of their employability since employability is also affected by market and economic ...
  30. 5 Career-Changing Mistakes

    Changing careers can help you achieve life goals, but making a quick change for the wrong reasons can lead to disappointment. ...
  31. Wanna Be A Bigwig? Try Investment Banking

    A career in this high-stress field can be very rewarding for the right person. Find out if you have what it takes.
  32. Top 7 Non-Financial Skills Required In Finance

    You need to combining your ability to analyze numbers with skills such as communication, project management and relationship ...
  33. Introduction To Phantom Stock And SARs

    Phantom stock and stock appreciation rights reward employees with compensation tied to stock performance.
  34. Establishing Yourself As An Expert

    Here are some tips on putting yourself on the path to becoming an expert in a field.
  35. Which Financial Careers Pay The Most?

    There are many job that can be considered "working in finance" but some definitely pay more than others.
  36. 4 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Career

    Before you write off hope at a job you've lost passion for, focus less on what the job lacks and more on changing your outlook. ...
  37. Questions To Avoid At The End Of A Job Interview

    Career experts say you should avoid asking these questions when you’re trying to get hired.
  38. What Is Your Financial Services Business Worth?

    Understanding how much your practice is worth can help you make decisions about whether or not to sell the practice.
  39. 5 Financial Mistakes New Graduates Must Avoid

    College doesn't prepare grads for handling their personal finances. Find out what you need to know here.
  40. 3 Careers That Offer The Best Vacation Packages

    Jobs in education, government and the financial services industry offer the best vacation benefits.
  41. How Lying On Your Resume Will Get You In Trouble

    Lying on your resume is not only unethical, but it will damage your reputation and may result in legal action.
  42. Is the Minimum Wage Fair?

    Lower-wage jobs have increased because of the recession, but the minimum wage is lower than in 1967 when adjusting for inflation. ...
  43. Alternatives To Layoffs

    Companies lay off employees during times of economic hardship, but there are other, less severe, ways to cut back on the ...
  44. 5 Biggest Career-Costing Jokes

    These celebrities inappropriate attempts to garner cheap laughs ended up costing them work, respect and a lot of money.
  45. 7 Underpaid Jobs

    Soldiers and EMTs are two professions that should probably command a higher wage.
  46. Top Paying Math-Related Careers

    These jobs require specialized math skills that intimidate most laymen. But, for those with the wit and work ethic to attain ...
  47. 4 Careers With Surprisingly Good Salaries

    Although the U.S. economy appears to be in a period of stagnation, there remain some career opportunities that offer surprisingly ...
  48. How To Ruin Your Career Using Twitter And Facebook

    Many people use social media in their professions. However, sometimes things can go wrong. Here are some things you should ...
  49. The Modern Day Resume

    Incorporate these three innovative features into your resume and you will have an extra edge that could get you hired.
  50. The Most Difficult Jobs To Get

    The odds of getting one of these jobs are very low due to the skillsets required and job availability.
  51. Easy Certifications To Add To Your Resume

    These courses and certificates are relatively cheap and non-intensive, and they can help you get hired or put you in a higher ...
  52. Most Popular Outsourced Jobs

    The reasons behind outsourcing vary, and can create more efficient processes and products.
  53. Jobs That Can't Be Outsourced

    Here are careers that are too vital to everyday American life to be replaced with outsourced labor.
  54. 5 Things To Consider Before Relocating For Work

    Upfront planning and analysis can help keep you from jumping into a situation that can hurt your wallet or your future career ...
  55. 5 Top-Paying Intern Positions

    We list the top paying internships along with the average monthly salary.
  56. Careers With Declining Salaries

    Whether due to the economy or increased competition, these careers are coming with lower and lower salaries.
  57. Summer School Or Summer Job? Weighing The Benefits

    The decision to go to summer school or seek out a job can have economic and academic repercussions.
  58. The Importance Of Strategic Planning

    Planning out the future of your business is the best way to ensure success. Here are some tips.
  59. Pros And Cons Of Volunteering In Your Career Field

    Here are some positives and negatives of volunteering in the same area you work in.
  60. Career Fields That Guarantee Jobs

    If you take one of these career paths you are very likely to have a job after graduation from post-secondary.
  61. When (And How) To Fire A Client

    Firing the clients who take more of your time and effort than the revenue they contribute is a great way to improve your ...
  62. The Top 3 Educational Systems In The World

    Prospering economies and financial sectors benefit from highly evolved teaching systems. Find out how.
  63. Determining Your Value In Your Career

    Here's a rundown of how to evaluate the skills and assets you bring to your job.
  64. Do You Belong In Retail?

    Making a career in retail is one of the most challenging tasks in the investment industry. Find out if it's for you.
  65. Why Global Unemployment Is Rising

    The ILO is reporting that there are now 50 million fewer jobs in the global economy than before 2008. Find out why.
  66. An Introduction To The FRM Designation

    Learn what steps need to be taken in order to obtain the Financial Risk Manager designation.
  67. Conference Call Basics

    These group calls offer investors a chance to hear management respond to analysts' hard-hitting questions.
  68. How To Target Ideal Customers

    Expand your definition of a lucrative client and uncover a new realm of possibilities.
  69. Microsoft Excel Features For The Financially Literate

    Here are some of Excel's functions and features that a financial professional can use to make his or her job more efficient. ...
  70. 10 Stressful Jobs With Low Pay

    If you're doing one of these jobs, it's probably for reasons other than the pay, whether it's helping people, your country ...
  71. Alternatives To The Cold Call

    Want to build your business as a financial professional? We provide some choice advice.
  72. An Introduction To The CCIM Exam

    We go over the designation, requirements and how to prepare for the exam.
  73. Advance Your Career With A Finance Job Overseas

    Many finance jobs have moved overseas, creating exciting opportunities. Find out how to get in on the trend.
  74. 8 Careers That Pay Less Than You Think

    If you ever thought EMTs or reporters make a lot of money, you'd be wrong.
  75. Illegal Interview Questions To Watch Out For

    If you were ever asked any of these questions during an interview you shouldn't have been, because they are illegal.
  76. Top WNBA Salaries: How Do They Stack Up?

    NBA players get paid in the millions but WNBA players are making far less. Find out how much these top female athletes are ...
  77. The Gender Wage Gap

    Even though women's salaries are going up, there are a few places where that isn't the case.
  78. Career Lessons From Christine Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde is undoubtedly one of the most powerful women in the world.
  79. 6 Ways To Boost Your Human Capital

    Don't wait to increase your wealth. Start with these six tips today!
  80. Top 5 Apps For Job Seekers

    E-recruitment is becoming increasingly popular; find out about five apps to streamline your application process.
  81. 7 Outstanding Female Investors

    Here are seven women who outperform their male counterparts in the business world.
  82. 5 Careers That Are Disappearing

    Understanding labor trends can help college students decide on majors and businesses choose strategic direction.
  83. When It's Right To Leave Your Job

    Whether it's not having enough opportunities or poor health, there are many reasons to leave a job.
  84. Top Skills You Need On Your Resume

    In this difficult job market, here is a list of essential qualities and skills you need to land a perfect job.
  85. Best Times Of The Year To Look For A Job

    Read this article! We give you some insight about the best times to send your resume off.
  86. 15 Jobs That Have Increased Salary During The Recession

    If you're looking for a job, you've got to read this article. We list some that have increased pay!
  87. Dream Jobs That Are Attainable

    As Confucius once said, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
  88. The Non-Academic Qualities Job Seekers Need In 2012

    With signs of an economic recovery becoming apparent, we look at three crucial qualities that job seekers need.
  89. Standards And Ethics For Financial Professionals

    Scandals and fraud have given financial professionals a black eye. Learn how to avoid typical ethical dilemmas.
  90. Blue Collar Can Mean Big Money

    Does an over-supplied market of college graduates mean more opportunity for skilled trades?
  91. 5 Ways To Refresh Your Resume

    Keep your resume relevant, concise and engaging, and you can expect an interview soon.
  92. Sports With Winning Bonuses

    Whether professional athletes play for the love of the game or a nice payday, one thing is for certain: victory pays.
  93. Minimum Wage: Good Cause Or Economic Pariah?

    Here are some positives and negatives to help you decide where you stand on the minimum wage debate.
  94. 4 Careers That Are Easy To Get Into

    Looking for a job? These four industries are in high demand.
  95. Keeping Up With Your Continuing Education

    Professional maintenance can be a chore. Learn how to streamline the process.
  96. Steve Jobs' 10 Most Innovative Creations

    Steve Jobs was a brilliant CEO and a visionary. These are some examples of his most innovative creations.
  97. What's Your Employee Value?

    Have you ever wondered how much you're worth to your boss? Here's a method for calculating that value.
  98. 4 Things To Consider Before Switching Jobs

    Before switching jobs in a rough economy, there are some considerations to make. Back-up plans are important, if the opportunity ...
  99. The Bloomberg Terminal At A Glance

    The Bloomberg Terminal is one of the most popular tools for real-time financial information. Find out what it is and what ...
  100. Steve Jobs: Legacy Of A Tech Guru

    We look at the legacy of Steve Jobs and how his financial success and tech innovation helped shape the world.
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