Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Degrees with guaranteed jobs

If you are graduating college, you know the job hunt will be tough. But if you are just starting college and are wondering where the jobs are, look no further. There are a few degrees that will give you a guaranteed job after graduating. In fact, you probably will be sought out and offered more than one job. However, these degrees are math and science oriented. Before you take out huge amounts of student loans, choose your college degree wisely. Get a degree in pharmacology, and you'll have labs trying to hire you. Coming up with new drugs and lab tests for various diseases will always be growing. Healthcare is still a rising field and pharmacology majors will be at the forefront of the future. The world needs new and improved drugs for combating disease all the time. Energy majors are also in high demand. No doubt that energy needs of the world will grow. Green energy is still a pipe dream. Fossil fuels will still be around for centuries. Geophysics majors will have multiple offers. Big energy companies cannot even get enough grads from the United States to fill their growing positions. In fact, if you want to live abroad, global energy companies have locations all over. Yes, both of those college majors above are heavily involved in research. So, it only makes sense that another field, the universe, is also looking for scientists for research. We don't even know a fraction of the universe. Astrophysics or planetary science majors will have plenty of research jobs to peruse through. If your thing is math, then becoming an actuary is right up your alley. Guaranteed job for sure. Insurance companies hire actuaries to research risks for all types of things. A degree in actuarial science is one hot degree. There you have it. College majors that will get you not only a guaranteed job, but a high paying one. And those jobs are high in job satisfaction. Choose your college major wisely! >>Find a job after graduating. >>Job interview tips.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Longer job hunt for new college graduates

The current economy makes the job market a mixed bag. While hiring has increased over the last couple of months, the majority of college graduates will not have a job waiting for them. The wait will probably be quite long. Looking back on past years, starting ion 2009, almost half of those college graduates still had not found full time employment a year after graduating. There are a few reasons why this year's college graduates will find things even tougher. This includes the overall financial outlook for new grads. Let's start with the financial hardship these graduates will face. Not only will their job hunt be tougher and longer, but the salaries being offered will be lower than in the past. Students are graduating with more student loan debt than ever before. A lower salary will make the payments even tougher on their budgets. These two things combined will make it a long row to hoe for future financial stability and freedom. Now for some bad news on the job front. The job market has been looking up, but in April it slowed way down. Not a good sign for new grads. This may mean jobs get even scarcer as June comes into view. New graduates will also face more competition than ever before. They will be competing for jobs with college graduates of past years who still have not found full time employment. You will need to stand out and be worthy of hire more than ever. Adding to the difficulty of the current job market is those who have been laid off during the recession. As word gets around of an improving job market, more of these people will be looking for jobs. This increases the competition for one job offering. A new college graduate that takes all of these things into account can actually get a jump and have an edge. Start looking now, don't wait. Network and make yourself available to firms that may be hiring. Your resume must standout above the rest. You yourself must standout. This is especially true if your major does not have lots of jobs hiring. It is good to know (and remember) that you will be competing with people who have more experience than you. This was not the case for previous graduates. Firms and companies always had openings for new grads. But hiring an experienced person right off the bat is cost effective. Put all these facts into consideration when planning and doing your job search. Good luck! || Tips on finding a job after graduation || Job interview tips || How to be a teacher and find a teaching job ||

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Graduate college with little or no debt

Before you go to college and get loaded up with a mountain of student loan debt, think it over. Be smart about how you finance your education, and, choose your college and major wisely. Student loans can add up quickly. If you can't get a high paying job to make the payments, you will be in a bind. Even if you can make the payments, you will need years to pay off the student loans. Avoiding student loans may sound impossible, but it is doable. College should enhance you life, not ruin it with debt.

The first thing you can do to make college debt manageable, is to choose your major wisely. A major that will not get you a high paying job is not worth borrowing thousands of dollars to finance it. If you are stuck on your current low-paying major, you should finance college in a different way. Read on for more tips. If you have a major that can guarantee a high paying job, and is in demand, you can quickly pay off your student loans. Does your future job justify getting $100,000 in debt?

Choose your college wisely. The cost of attendance is different between schools, and can be quite staggering. Most often, a public college or university is much cheaper than a private one. Even with recent tuition increases. Some private colleges do give out more money, so be sure and do research. In the end, it does not really matter where you graduate if your degree is in demand. You don't have to start out at a four year college. Going to a local junior college will make the first two years of college much cheaper in relation to the years elsewhere. Remember, your four year degree will still say it came from the four year college. Many junior colleges near four year schools have agreements about guaranteed admission from one to the other. This can really make your first two years of school almost debt free to begin with.

Get a job and keep working. Yes, it's tough to go to college and work. But it will pay off in the end. Traditional colleges are very expensive to attend. Most colleges and universities are offering class that are non-traditional, or at later hours. You can take classes online, after work, and on weekends. Did you know that many freshmen do not finish in four years? There is no rule that says you have to. Colleges have programs and degrees geared for working people.

We all know the lure and excitement about attending college. The dorms, the fun, the friends. But we forget the debt. Don't get suckered into ruining your future. Graduate debt-free and you can party the rest of your life!