Doomsday preachers have been hell bent on spreading apocalyptic news of the world ending in December 2012. How will it end, no one really knows for certain. But if you subscribe to the idea that we might not have much time left, you might want to make some good money fast before the year ends. Here are some of the best job positions (read: high salary) you might want to apply for:
Actuary ($137,000 per year)
An actuary is a trained professional whose job is to always pinpoint the negative. Most actuaries are employed by insurance companies. They use specific algorithms and formulas to determine the probability of a disaster occurring, like fire or a hurricane. The analyses they make are then used to calculate the insurance rates of their companies’ clients. Aside from the insurance industry, actuaries are also hired by corporations who are in need of potential damage assessment and control, profit calculation, and risk evaluation.
IT Security Consultant ($99,300)
With everything now turning digital, the role of the IT security consultant has become more significant than ever. Basically, the job entails providing clients with the best security solutions to their business networks and stored information, such as data encryption and Wi-FI security. To boost your prospects, you will need certification from IT companies like Cisco and Microsoft on top of a bachelor’s degree- unless of course you are a wizard with computers and security software. Read More ... Tags: employment, jobs, salary
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While the United States of America has suffered a huge setback several years back when the economy plunged to its lowest point since the Great Depression, the good news is that there have been signs of recovery as of late. Unemployment is reportedly on the decline according to several economists and business experts. That equates to people getting out of the unemployed sector and flooding the job market.
While that is great news indeed, the influx of job seekers also means competition. Now, having a remarkable resume and exquisite skill set is quite an arsenal. But sometimes, getting employed hinges on one’s ability to impress the interviewer. First impressions, as the old adage says, last. That said, you must understand that when you scored an interview with a company, you already made an impression.
Prior to scheduling interviews, companies “pre-screen” their applicants and narrow their list of candidates. If you made it to the list, then that is already a point on your scoreboard. It is important that you know that because the key to really reel the interviewer in is to present yourself in a way that will impress them more. So how will you go about once you are face to face with a person and make him give you the job instead of getting showed where the exit is? Here are some of the most effective interview tips from people who are in the know. Read More ... Tags: interview, tips
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One aspect in every job interview is when the interviewer asks you how much you want for your salary. Some say you should go for the minimum. Others tell that you should opt to name your price and negotiate from there. Both moves can either be productive or counterproductive, depending on the situation. But definitely, you want to be in a job that pays good money. In short, developing your salary negotiations technique is an essential aspect of a successful professional life.
When you have a company asking you to do an interview, you have reason to feel confident. They are already impressed with your credentials and your skills and they see you as a potentially perfect fit to their team. But before you name your pay rate, it is best that you do some research if you really want to squeeze more money as your starting salary.
Start your research by comparing industries and the current rates for the position you are applying. Check out the minimum pay and then include into the equation your skills and your previous work experience if you have any. Many people are resigned to accept the minimum pay. But if you believe you should be getting more than that, then you better know how your industry works and see what you can do that other candidates can’t. Read More ... Tags: interview, job search, salary, salary negotiaions
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