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    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist

    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist
    Feeling confused and overwhelmed when thinking about your future career? Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole process a little easier: Pursue specific career goals each year you're in school. Use the following checklist to make better sense of the career-development process and move through it more easily. Freshman Year: Know Thyself Get to know yourself first. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Entry-Level Quantitative Jobs on the Horizon

    Entry-Level Quantitative Jobs on the Horizon
    How important is "the quant" for your entry-level job? By quant, we mean not just quantitative analysts, those brainiacs of finance who drive many a hedge fund’s oversized returns -- and occasionally help set off market crises like the recent mortgage-backed securities meltdown. [widget:list_of_quizzes] No, for this new class we have the entire range of creative workers who excel in the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Tour University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on FastWeb

    Tour University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on FastWeb
    Have you ever wanted to explore a campus from your living room couch? Now you can! MonsterCollege™ and YOUniversity TV are teaming up to make the college search process easier for students and parents. We know you have a busy, demanding schedule and sometimes, college visits simply aren’t feasible, especially if the college is far away. First, check out the school’s ...
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    Career Profile: Sales & Marketing Manager

    Career Profile: Sales & Marketing Manager
    Job Description Sales managers direct the firm’s sales program. They assign sales territories, set goals, and establish training programs for the sales representatives. Sales managers advise reps on ways to improve their performance. In large, multi-product firms, they oversee regional and local sales managers and their staffs. They analyze sales statistics gathered by their staffs to determine sales potential and inventory ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Career Profile: Software & IT Sales Rep

    Career Profile: Software & IT Sales Rep
    Job Description Software and IT sales professionals sell specialized high-tech products, such as servers, networking hardware, or enterprise-level software packages. IT and software sales reps work to determine the needs of clients and pitch them hardware and software packages that meet their goals. After the sale, they may continue to serve as a liaison between the client and their company. This ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Career Profile: Biotech Sales Representative

    Career Profile: Biotech Sales Representative
    Job Description Do you like reading up on new science and technology? It’s part of the job as a biotech sales representative, which requires sellers to stay abreast of scientific trends for their business. Biotech companies study biological processes, and offer products which are used to develop more effective medicines, consumer products, and industrial processes. Advances in biotechnology have led to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Career Profile: Insurance Sales Agent

    Career Profile: Insurance Sales Agent
    Job Description Sell life, property, casualty, health, automotive, or other types of insurance. May refer clients to independent brokers, work as independent broker, or be employed by an insurance company. In addition to offering insurance policies, agents increasingly sell mutual funds, annuities, and securities and offer comprehensive financial planning services, including retirement and estate planning. Median Salary $47,790 – $90,100, plus ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Career Profile: Real Estate Agent

    Career Profile: Real Estate Agent
    Job Description Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Median Salary $56,240 – $108,360, plus commission. (United States) Education Agents must obtain a license in the States where they sell, and must be high school graduates. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Career Profile: Travel Agent

    Career Profile: Travel Agent
    Job Description Travel perks attract people to this occupation. Travel agents make arrangements for transportation, accommodations, and tours for their clients. They handle sales for most major cruise lines, and promote resort and travel packages to their clients. Agents who work for tour operators may help develop, arrange, and sell the company’s own package tours and travel services. They may promote ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Career Profile: Highschool Teacher

    Career Profile: Highschool Teacher
    Job Description High school or secondary school teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in middle school. They specialize in a specific subject, such as English, Spanish, mathematics, history, or biology, and also can teach subjects that are career oriented. Vocational education teachers (also referred to as career and technical or career-technology teachers) instruct and train students to work ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Career Profile: Sales Engineers

    Career Profile: Sales Engineers
    Job Description Many products and services, especially those purchased by large companies and institutions, are highly complex. Sales engineers—who also may be called manufacturers’ agents, sales representatives, or technical sales support workers—work with the production, engineering, or research and development departments of their companies, or with independent sales firms, to determine how products and services could be designed or modified to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Career Profile: PreSchool Teacher

    Career Profile: PreSchool Teacher
    Job Description: Preschool teachers instruct children from infancy to age 5. The term “preschool” refers to instruction in non-public arenas such as licensed preschools, childcare centers, family day care centers, home day care centers, federal programs like Head Start, and full or part-day private child centers/day care centers sponsored by religious bodies. These teachers nurture and care for children who have ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Snapshot: Sales Reps, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

    Snapshot: Sales Reps, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
    Job Description Sales representatives are an important part of manufacturers’ and wholesalers’ success. Regardless of the type of product they sell, sales representatives’ primary duties are to make wholesale and retail buyers and purchasing agents interested in their merchandise and to address any of their clients’ questions and concerns. Sales representatives demonstrate their products and explain how using those products can ...
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    Career Profile: Advertising Sales Agents

    Career Profile: Advertising Sales Agents
    Job Description Advertising sales agents—often referred to as account executives or advertising sales representatives—sell or solicit advertising primarily for newspapers and periodicals, television and radio, websites, telephone directories, and direct mail and outdoor advertisers. Because such a large share of revenue for many of these media outlets is generated from advertising, advertising sales agents play an important role in their success. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Snapshot: Sales Agents, Financial Services

    Snapshot: Sales Agents, Financial Services
    Job Description Each day, hundreds of billions of dollars change hands on the major United States securities exchanges. This money is used to purchase stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other financial instruments. Securities are bought and sold by large institutional investors, wealthy individuals, mutual funds and pension plans, and the general public. In fact, about half of American households own stock. ...
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    Career Profile: Dispatcher

    Career Profile: Dispatcher
    Job Description Dispatchers are responsible for handling calls for assistance from the public (often through 911 systems) and dispatching the appropriate type of emergency response units. Dispatchers must be able to obtain enough detail from the situation to properly determine the type, seriousness, and location of the emergency. They operate out of police station or centralized command center and often remain ...
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    Break into Pharmaceutical Sales

    Break into Pharmaceutical Sales
    Job Description Hit the ground running and excel in a profession that’s for self-motivators. “Basically you’re running your own business,” says one rep, who received intense sales and product training and spends his time educating doctors about assessing breast-cancer risk. Besides being self-starters, pharmaceutical reps must be good at following up and deciding where to focus their time and efforts. In ...
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    Featured Career: Paramedic

    Featured Career: Paramedic
    Job Description Paramedics are first responders who provide advanced life support for medical and trauma emergencies throughout a first response area, usually as part of an emergency medical service or fire and rescue department. Paramedics possess advanced certifications above and beyond what a basic EMT would possess. Median Annual Salary $35,210 Education Requirements The most advanced level of training for this ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Featured Career: Firefighter

    Featured Career: Firefighter
    Job Description A firefighter’s job involves the protection of life, property and environment. Fighting fires is dangerous and complex, therefore requiring organization and teamwork. Firefighters provide emergency medical attention, ventilate smoke-filled areas, and attempt to salvage the contents of buildings. Other duties include routine apparatus maintenance, drilling, and training in new techniques. Median Annual Salary $45,000 Education Requirements Applicants are required ...
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    Do-It-Yourself Career Development

    Do-It-Yourself Career Development
    With corporate downsizing at an all-time high and entrepreneurs and small businesses on the rise, many of us are finding we have to “do-it-yourself” in some areas where we might once have had help. Specifically, we have to actively manage our own careers including keeping an eye on our own training and development. Whether you were one of the “lucky” ones ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1