Whether you’re searching for a career, or you’re searching for a career change, there are more options than deciding whether or not you’d prefer a desk job over a non-desk job… Considering the fact that many of us spend the majority of our waking hours working to make a living to support ourselves and our families, it is important to choose a career that doesn’t make you dread getting up in the morning!
Here are a few cool careers that don’t require a decade of school (and the loans that go with it)!
The 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned / led companies around the globe generated $4.9 billion in combined 2013 revenues and collectively employed 22,000 people, according to The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO).
WPO, which produces the list, said that the total combined revenue of the 2014 winning companies grew by 53% compared with last year’s list.
An interesting new study from Freelancer.com looked at the trends that are driving small business hiring decisions, particularly in the tech sector.
According to the report, Android has leapt ahead of iPhone as a driver of tech jobs offered by mobile developers. In the second quarter of 2013, the number of Android jobs (7,073 tech jobs) overtook iPhone (6,989 jobs) ones for the first time, the firm said.
The trucking industry has around 30,000 unfilled jobs, as a high turnover rate and an improving economy combine to produce a driver shortage at trucking firms nationwide, according to a new report from American Trucking Associations.
Companies lose an average of more than $14,000 for every job that stays open for more than three months, according to a new study from CareerBuilder.
You would think that a figure like this would serve as a big motivator for companies to fill open positions fast, yet 54% of the employers recently surveyed by CareerBuilder have positions for which they can’t find qualified candidates.
Getting some work experience while in college can help secure you a job in your chosen field. This has always been sage advice given to young people, but now the findings of a new survey back that wisdom with some hard numbers.
The survey – from specialized staffing service Accountemps – asked 2,100 chief financial officers which factors made them more likely to hire a job candidate.
Sears Plans to Hire 6,500 Veterans, Military Spouses
Retailer Sears said it hired more than 6,000 veterans and military spouses in 2013, and now plans to hire another 6,500 this year.
The company said it has ramped up efforts in the past year to combat veteran unemployment, having joined the White House’s Operation Joining Forces and the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. Sears hired 3,500 veterans and spouses in 2012.