5 Tips to Become a Successful Lawyer

The American legal system touches on almost every aspect of everyday living, from setting up a business to buying a new house to getting married. In almost everything you do in the United States, you must adhere to the law of the land, lest you get into trouble with the authorities. Of course, this explains why law is one of the most lucrative careers in America. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), lawyers, on average, make $112,760 every year. The BLS also extrapolates job opportunities in the legal field to grow by 10% through 2020. Going by the

Full time vs. Part time Work

Jobs of any kind are difficult to find these days, however when looking for one it is important to consider what type of work best suits you: full time or part time. Full time and part time roles both have their own merits and drawbacks, so it is important to consider each factor to make a decision that best suits you and your lifestyle. Full time One main advantage of working within a full time role is the added job security it gives you. As well as providing you with a stable income, having a permanent contract can give you

How to Become a Better CEO

Being given the opportunity to shape and develop a company and take a lead role in determining its future, as its CEO, is the aim of many executives. What does it take to become a CEO and how can you distinguish between the bad and the good, and more importantly the good and the great? Know your weaknesses No one is able to be excellent at everything or to know all the answers; if the person at the top is afraid to ask questions and use the experience around them, then it is likely that those below will follow suit.

How to Become a Business Owner – 6 Tips That You Shouldn’t Ignore

So you have finally decided to start up your own business because you are tired of being an employee. Now what? How, exactly, do you launch a business at a time when the economy is not at its peak? If you are adamant in learning to set up your own business, then read on. Ignore the Economic Gloom, Set Sail It is always difficult and tricky to start and grow your own business. Be optimistic and embrace the positive side of everything. So what if there is a recession? Think of this phase as an opportunity because all other like

How to Impress a Potential Employer

With the current state of the economy, a large number of people are currently searching for jobs. Even those who are well qualified, and who would have been snapped up at a good salary during better times, are struggling to find work at all; let alone a position which pays as well as they would like. If you’re looking for employment and you want to know how to impress employers, boosting your chances of securing a job, then read on for some tips. Write a Great Resume (CV) One of the most common mistakes that job seekers make (and I’m

Creative Careers That Pay Over $50,000 Per Year!

Do you have a creative streak in you? Then we’re sure you must have considered a career that uses this skill of yours to the fullest. But how many times have you been told by well-meaning friends and family that creativity and money seldom go together? While this may be true for some occupations in the creative field, there are also quite a few well-paying ones. Here’s a look at some creative careers that pay over $50,000 per year. Art Directors   Median 2010 pay = $80,630 per year What could be more creative than planning an entire art design,

The Educational Requirements of College Professors

The path to become a college professor is a long and arduous journey.  In general, most college professors have a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, but not all do.  Likewise, a Ph.D. is often not enough to secure a tenured position at a college or university.  Here is a look at various professorial positions and the educational requirements for each. Teaching Assistant Degree Required: none, bachelor’s, master’s Most college professors begin their careers as teaching assistants, or TAs.  TAs are upper-level students who assist their professor with his teaching responsibilities.  Usually TAs are graduate students, so they have a bachelor’s

Become a shoe or boot designer

Have you ever wondered what it would take to design a shoe or boot for retail sale?  It’s not an easy career and it definitely requires skill and talent outside of any formal training you can receive from school.  However, if your passionate about design or clothing (accessories) it can be a very exciting career. When looking to become a shoe or boot designer it is a good idea to start creating a sketch pad of ideas ASAP.  Even if you decide to enroll into a fashion school it will still be a great idea to keep a notebook full