5 Cool Careers You May Not Have Considered

Cool Careers

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)!

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Women-Owned Businesses: Get Growing!

Women Owned Businesses

Women-Owned/Led Companies are Growing Fast

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.

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Tech Jobs: Where Are the New Jobs?

Tech Jobs

Tech Jobs: What Drives Tech Hiring?

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.

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Jobs: Open Positions are Costly to the Company

Open Jobs

Unfilled Jobs Cost Companies Big Bucks

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.

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College: Work Experience Can Help You Get the Job You Want

College Work Experience Can  Help You Get a Job

How College Work Experience Gets You a Job

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.

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Hiring Veterans: Sears Ramps Up Efforts

Hiring Veterans

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.

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Restaurant Jobs: Industry Plans to Hire More Staff in 2014


Restaurant Jobs

Restaurants Plan to Hire in 2014

The restaurant industry expects both sales and hiring to be up in 2014, according to a new report from the National Restaurant Association.

It’s no surprise that restaurant owners are feeling positive: As the economy improved in 2013 we saw consumers spending more on such consumer luxuries as travel, new car purchases and dining out.

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