Tradesmen Needed: Essential Services Make Good Job Prospects

At one time or another, every part of your home will need repair or replacement. From the electrical wiring to the plumbing and heating and cooling systems, anything can break down or wear out. These essential parts of your home require a great deal of knowledge, skill and experience to repair. A novice could easily become injured or cause even more damage to the appliance or house. Consider these four essential services that you cannot live without as good job prospects.

Managing Your Money and Your Expectations For Retirement

Retiring from work is one of the biggest changes in life, and it can be a source of worry and stress, especially with regards to financial stability. Relying on investments and savings rather than a monthly salary can seem daunting, but a little planning goes a long way, especially if you do so sooner rather than later.

Social Security Benefits: Planning for Your Future

Social Security is the common name for the United States federal government’s Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI). The program guarantees the nation’s most vulnerable citizens can depend on a minimum sustenance and care support. Taxpayers fund Social Security through payroll taxes, self-employment contributions, and IRS investment of these funds into special government trusts. The Social Security Cost of Living Act (COLA) guarantees increases in benefits amounts to account for inflation but in recent years the official inflation rate has been low enough that they have not given Cost of Living increases. Americans become eligible to draw Social Security benefits when they reach age 62 but depending on the year you were born you may not get full benefits until you are 67 (or older). To ensure you will receive your full Social Security benefits when the time comes, you need to begin planning for your future now. The following measures can help you plan for and protect your benefits.

5 Careers to Consider for 2017

Whether you are looking for your first job or a new career in 2017, you should consider the economy as part of your search. Today unemployment rates are low and many industries are still looking to hire. Several jobs require a college degree, but others do not. If you are on the hunt, you’ll need to know your area and the industries that are successful. You’ll also have to know yourself and what kind of job you might be suited for. Below are five of the best and fastest growing careers in 2017.

Top 5 Places To Work In U.S. Oil And Gas

A recent survey conducted by the job site “Indeed” ranked the top five places to work in the energy industry. Indeed said that it ranked companies based on a number of factors but generally speaking, the better the site visitor ratings and reviews a company had, the higher it ranked on the “Best Places to Work” list.

When is Moving for a Career Worth It?

In the current job marketplace, more people are being forced to consider relocating in order to either find the job of their dreams or even just to find any job at all. With every passing year, the idea of remaining with the same employer for decades has become more the exception and much less the rule. While moving on to greener pastures can be alluring, knowing when to make the leap is important.

4 Tips For Avoiding Unemployment and Achieving Professional Success

The economic collapse of 2008 taught us that job security is really just a fleeting illusion. If you were to lose your job, would you be able to find another? Would your passion and drive make you stand out when compared to other job candidates? What Defines Success? Winston Churchill said, “Success is going from […]

10 Careers Off the Beaten Path

Law, medicine and engineering are traditional professions promoted because they are known to provide good salaries and stable employment. People have been led to believe that if you get into any of these fields you are guaranteed to get rich. This is the reason many children are encouraged to get education in these fields. While many people enjoy these lines of work, not everyone is cut out to make it in these industries.

5 Rewarding Careers in Economics to Consider

Economics deals w/ production, distribution & consumption of goods and services. Grads with an economics degree work in business, economics & gov’t agencies. Some courses a person majoring in economics may take include finance, statistics, law and international trade. Graduates with an economics degree can find employment in businesses, economic research, and government agencies.

Tips for Climbing to the Top of the Ladder

Whether you start with a High School degree or a Master’s degree there are avenues to successful careers. Here are 4 different paths to climbing the corporate ladder including where they start and where they end, along with the positions and salaries along the way.