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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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    6 Principles to Guide Your Job Search

    1. The Principle of Reciprocation People tend to say yes if they feel they owe you something. Example: Charities double their response when they include a dozen personalized address labels inside their direct-mail packages. On the Interview: Always enter the interview with the attitude that you're there to help rather than be helped. When sincerely felt and expressed, this automatically creates ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    How to Speak HR

    We may be in a recession but that doesn’t mean that companies need to suffer by hiring less than adequate talent. As an HR professional you have the power to highlight what your company offers even when times are tough. However, if you know the tricks used by HR experts you’ll continue to attract the very best. HRPeople has interviewed HR ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Five Habits of Millionaires

    Five Habits of Millionaires
    According to a study of college students at the Ernst & Young International Intern Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, 59 percent of these young leaders expect to be millionaires within their lifetime. What's more, 5 percent of them expect to hit the million-dollar mark while in their 20s. And the super-rich are a growing group. The top 0.1 percent of the ...
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    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?

    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?
    When a woman we'll call Mary was offered a high-level student-services position at a prestigious college, she was thrilled to accept. But two years later, Mary was fired despite strong performance reviews and a reputation as a rising star at the college. The reason? She lied on her resume - and got caught. An HR initiative requiring employees to furnish college ...
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    How to Work With a Recruiter

    How to Work With a Recruiter
    Recruiters can seem like demons that pick out all your worst qualities, or they can be like job-providing angels sent down from heaven; in either situation, if you’re retaining their services for free, you’re probably a job-seeker and you could be totally in the dark about whether they can really get you a job. *The key to working with a recruiter ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Featured Career: High School Teacher

    Featured Career: High School Teacher
    High School Teacher 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 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Featured Career: Fire Investigator

    Featured Career: Fire Investigator
    Fire Investigator Fire investigators are former firefighters who research the cause of fires. They collect evidence and interview witnesses in order to compile reports to determine whether a fire was caused by criminal negligence or arson. Fire investigators may be asked to testify in court or serve as expert witnesses. Fire investigators are often employed by the state, but may also ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Featured Career: Personal Chef

    Featured Career: Personal Chef
    Personal Chef A personal chef is not a private chef! While a private chef is employed by one individual or family at a time, a personal chef serves several clients, usually one per day, and provides multiple meals that are custom-designed for the clients’ particular requests and requirements. These meals are packaged and stored, so that the clients may enjoy them ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Featured Career: Travel Nurse

    Featured Career: Travel Nurse
    Travel Nurse Travel nurses are licensed nurses who travel to areas of the country that are most affected by the nursing shortage. Most of these positions fill staff nurse roles in critical care settings. These nurses may work through an agency, registry, or as an independent contractor. Travel nurses must have at least 1-2years of work experience and a valid nursing ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5