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Job Description Decoded: Senior-Level Finance Position

Job Description Decoded: Senior-Level Finance Position

Higher level jobs require special attention to detail

Senior and executive level positions can be particularly tricky to nab. Learn to decode the job description to give yourself an edge. Read More »

7 Industries That Are Losing Jobs

7 Industries That Are Losing Jobs

October's employment report released earlier this month showed continued steady improvement in the job market. But hiring remains sluggish; a number of employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. As the Labor Department reported Tuesday, job openings... Read More »

6 Certifications That Will Help You Get A Good Job

6 Certifications That Will Help You Get A Good Job

If you're a job seeker, you don't need to be told that it's a tough job market out there. You're experiencing it. You know you're competing with a lot of other qualified candidates, and it's difficult to stand out to employers. Yet the surprising thing is that many companies are having trouble filling... Read More »

Ex-Olympus CEO Wins $15 Million Settlement, Company Announces Job Cuts

Ex-Olympus CEO Wins $15 Million Settlement, Company Announces Job Cuts

By Yuri Kageyama TOKYO (AP) -- Former Olympus Corp. Chief Executive Michael Woodford will receive 10 million pounds (1.2 billion yen, $15.4 million) in a settlement over his dismissal from the Japanese camera and medical equipment maker. Olympus also announced it will cut nearly 3,000 jobs. Read More »

My Eureka Moment: From Construction Manager To Late-Night Crooner

By Adam Kaufman QUEENS, N.Y. – Jim Altamore arrived early to a Queens restaurant and... Read More »

2 College Majors That Pay Off In 2012

2 College Majors That Pay Off In 2012

By Blake Ellis NEW YORK -- This year's college graduates are being offered more jobs and fatter paychecks. Members of the Class of 2012 are being offered median starting salaries of $42,569 -- up 4.5 percent from last year, a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows. Read More »

Accountant: Tax Season's Hottest Job

Accountant: Tax Season's Hottest Job

This article originally appeared on OnlineDegrees.com By Maryalene LaPonsie Benjamin Franklin summed up two things that remain constant in life: Death and taxes. But while there's no way to avoid death, a skilled accountant can hunt for every legal deduction and credit available to lower your tax bill,... Read More »

Highest-Paying Bachelor's Degrees

Highest-Paying Bachelor's Degrees

By Rachel Zupek Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder It's admirable when college graduates are determined to work in their dream job, no matter if it pays six figures or diddly squat. Unfortunately, it's also rare. Before the inevitable realization that money doesn't always equal happiness, students enter... Read More »

America's 12 Most Underrated Jobs

America's 12 Most Underrated Jobs

Maybe below the radar is where the answer lies. While many unemployed will do almost anything to get working, those employed in high-paying power positions may find themselves daydreaming of a life less encumbered by work. There may be a middle road, says a new study by CareerCast.com. Read More »

The Time Is Right For A Career In Accounting

The Time Is Right For A Career In Accounting

For many people looking for employment, the promise of job security is a definite plus. Yet for those just starting out in their job search -- or even just considering their major in college -- finding a job that is going to be financially secure and personally rewarding can be a challenge. For those who have... Read More »

10 Best-Paying Jobs Of The Future

10 Best-Paying Jobs Of The Future

Demand for these jobs is expected to increase more than 20% in the next 5 years.

If you decided on a new career path today, wouldn't you like to know which jobs will be in high demand and pay the most once you were out of school? To serve as a guide, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the best-paying jobs of the future. These jobs will grow the most in the next decade and have median incomes well... Read More »

Six New 'It' Jobs in High Demand

Six New 'It' Jobs in High Demand

The financial industry, once considered super-chic by college grads and working professionals alike, is rapidly losing status points. More people than ever in the financial industry are trading bonus checks for unemployment checks as financial behemoths like Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley are laying off... Read More »

Ten Jobs for Introverts

Ten Jobs for Introverts

By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder As an introvert, finding a position where you can really shine while working on individual projects can seem challenging. But with some research, you'll find plenty of positions where your skills and personal contributions are valued. Many jobs include opportunities... Read More »

11 Most Wanted Degrees in '11

11 Most Wanted Degrees in '11

By Larry Buhl, Special to CareerBuilder While the job market can't be called robust, employers say that they plan to hire almost 20 percent more four-year college graduates than they did last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Already, 41 percent of the current... Read More »

How to Make Up to $19/Hour <i>Before</i> You Get Your College Degree

How to Make Up to $19/Hour Before You Get Your College Degree

Want to earn close to $19 per hour while you are still a college student? Some students are doing just that. According to a recently released survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), college juniors pursuing a bachelor's degree in engineering can receive $18.90 per hour as an... Read More »

Top Cities for Finance Jobs

Top Cities for Finance Jobs

Believe it or not, finance jobs are making a comeback. But the geography for job opportunities in the field has shifted. New York is no longer the best place to find a job in finance -- San Francisco has taken the top spot, according to a new study. Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has... Read More »

Iowa Woman to Graduate College After 19 Years in School

Iowa Woman to Graduate College After 19 Years in School

Many tuition-paying parents hope their kids avoid the "five-year plan," when students take an extra year to finish. But in the case of Iowa State student Kathy Vitzthum, her 19-year plan was not only supported by her parents, but her husband and kids gave the thumbs up as well. This May, she'll have the... Read More »

Bean Counters Not Confident About Job Prospects

Bean Counters Not Confident About Job Prospects

You know you're in trouble when the guys who run the numbers and keep the books are not confident about U.S. job prospects. A recent Accounting & Finance Employment Report conducted online by Harris Interactive, shows that although some workers gained confidence in the strength of the economy, more people... Read More »

10 Fastest-Growing Industries

10 Fastest-Growing Industries

Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder When you're job hunting, knowing which industries are hiring is part of the battle. In the midst of high unemployment in the private sector, some industries are still emerging as safe bets for the coming years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational... Read More »

Now Hiring: Major Accounting Firms in Feeding Frenzy

Now Hiring: Major Accounting Firms in Feeding Frenzy

It looks like the major U.S.-based accounting firms are in a hiring frenzy -- they just can't get enough bean counters. Whether it's because of the oddly bullish stock market, growth in the economy or the trend for big businesses to hire outside contractors rather than full-time accountants of their own, if... Read More »

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