NCFE Series 3 Study Guide review

What is the Series 3 Exam?

The Series 3 exam, administered by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) also called the National Commodities Futures Exam (NCFE) is required by the National Futures Association (NFA) for people who intend to become members.

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Series 24 Exam Study Guide

Who is the Series 24 Exam For?

Also known as the General Securities Principal exam (GP exam), the Series 24 exam is administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and has been since it’s inception in 1979.

The Series 24 is a required qualification that allows registered professionals to be able to manage or supervise a FINRA members branch activities including variable contracts, real estate investment trusts, venture capital, and corporate securities. Continue reading

Series 7 Study Guide

What Is The Series 7 Exam

The Series 7 exam, also known as the General Securities Representative Exam (GSR exam), is a prerequisite for anyone who wants to be a licensed stockbroker able to trade in the United States.

Originally the exam was owned and maintained by the New York Stock Exchange Regulations and delivered by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) from its creation in 1974. Now it is administered by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).

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A Computer Software Engineer Resume Should Highlight Your Advanced Knowledge And Technical Skills.

A computer software engineer resume must highlight your technical skills. This article gives you some ideas of the sort of information that an employer is looking for in your resume.

Apart from the basic resume requirements like contact details, experience etc, a software engineer resume should include the following information:

A clear cut career and job objective which shows your sense of direction to the employer. Continue reading

American Teens Still Mean Business

For the fourth consecutive year, “Businessperson” has been cited as the most popular career choice for American teens.

That’s one of the key findings of an annual survey of teenagers on topics such as career expectations and their opinions about the world of business. The study, the 2006 Junior Achievement Worldwide Interprise Poll on Kids and Careers, also revealed that for the first time in the seven-year history of the survey, salary expectations for young women are on a par with those of young men. Continue reading

A Guide to Find Lucrative Data Entry Jobs

Just like any other home based business, data entry jobs can be very lucrative and profitable if the work is done with persistence, determination and motivation. Online data entry jobs have been on the rise since the year 2001 due to the huge amount of information handled every day creating a need for data entry people. If the data entry process is not resorted to by companies or corporate houses there will be loads and loads of paperwork, which is considered to be non productive. It may also lead to loss of information, data and in turn revenue in the process. When data entry of the information is done, it preserves all the necessary information of the businesses and can help in the smooth flow of business processes towards profit.

There is a great potential for data entry jobs and the chances of making data entry jobs profitable is also very high. Many companies worldwide outsource data entry jobs. Some people even earn $1000 – $3000 as an additional income. To attain this level of earning, it is good to know what is required to become a good data entry personnel and the knowledge to source profitable data entry jobs. Data entry jobs provide a win-win situation for both the data entry person and the company which is outsourcing the job. The person can work as a freelancer and earn good money while working at the leisure of the home and the company can concentrate on more strategic issues than doing data entry jobs in-house. They also save a lot of time, money and energy due to outsourcing of the data entry to people working from home. Continue reading

Acting Courses, What You Need To Know!

Acting courses come in various shapes, sizes and most importantly costs. How do you know which is a good one? What I have below is a list of requirements, some obvious, some not, so when you are looking for a course the more of these boxes they tick the better. Some points may not be as relevant as others, but all are, to some degree, valid and worth considering. The order is no indication of importance – thats up to you.

A good acting course will give you a thorough appreciation of the filmmaking process. This will allow you to access and develop so many vital tools. It will give you understanding of how to create a character which is rounded and believable on screen. Understanding the technical process will hopefully help develop your confidence in front of the camera, if you know what a director wants, it should be easier to give it to them. Therefor any knowledge regarding the technical aspects of filmmaking will be to your advantage. Continue reading

A Closer Look At Radiology Technician Jobs

Are you interested in the field of radiology? Have you ever considered becoming a radiology technician? If you’re looking for information on radiology technician jobs, you’ve come to the right place. Below, you’ll find all the information you need to know regarding this job, including what will be required of you and what types of jobs are available. Let us help you decide if it’s the right career choice for you.

Job description

What, exactly, is a radiology technician? If you’ve ever gotten an X-ray or an ultrasound at the doctor’s office, then you’ve dealt with a radiology technician. Radiology techs are trained to use X-ray machines, ultrasound machines, positron emission scanners, and various other types of machines to view the inside of the human body. The information gathered from these scans is put into image form, and the tech is in charge of developing the images. The physician then uses them to help diagnose any illnesses the patient may have. Continue reading

An Accounting Career

An accounting career could be just the thing to bring you satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. Along with medical and health related careers, accounting professionals are among the group of professions that are projected to see a lot of growth over the next few years.

Graduates of four year accountancy programs are earning 3.7% more in terms of starting pay straight out of college. Master’s degree holders are seeing a 4% increase in starting pay over the last couple of years.

There are many top notch two year accounting degree programs as well. Your choice really depends on many factors, including career objectives, the amount of money that you have to invest in an education or your ability to attain student loans, as well as what your schedule is like. Continue reading

A Sample Interview Thank You Letter

A sample thank you letter that you use after an interview, as a guideline or template, will save you a lot of time when preparing this type of correspondence.  Since you’ll prepare it before the job interview when you are not nervous and have a clear head, the letter will really increase your chances of making or reinforcing a good impression.

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Activity Plan for Those Who Lost Their Jobs

The fear of loosing a job is overwhelming every wise person. But the actual event is no tragedy, no matter how big a loss it. All the professional psychologists advice not to fall into the state of constant depression, but to work the way out of this dreadful situation. Everything depends on the level of motivation. There are two possible options for people that changed their status to unemployed: either to continue searching for another job in the sphere of prior employment, or seek luck in the fields that are unknown.

If you feel like you want to be involved in the same sphere you started in the simplest decision would be to call the competitors. Do not follow the standard procedure and submit your resume to the personnel department, but contact the authority directly, offering your services in a very polite manner.  All a good boss has to know about a future employee is professional experience. Continue reading

Advancements in Information Technology Lead to Job Growth

The Information Technology (IT) industry is well known for experiencing growing pains related to the technological advancements that are the foundation of the field itself. Advancements in technology, while necessary, often force IT professionals to focus on a particular area of expertise in order to meet the specialized needs of different industries.  This newfound emphasis on specialization has led to the creation of new positions within the IT field with expansion resulting in job diversification.

Not so long ago, IT managers and administrators were responsible for all facets of a company’s data systems, including development, accessibility, storage and security. These rising stars of the computer age were often single handedly responsible for maintaining the systems that businesses relied upon to function. For many, budgetary free reign was allowed for software and hardware purchasing with the singular requirement that all systems continue to run smoothly and effectively. Larger organizations often had in-house IT administrators who worked alongside the employees of companies that provided implementation services. The outsourced agents were a necessity for the maintenance of massive IT installations, while their company counterparts served to relay information regarding the purchased systems to management in a jargon free and palatable manner. Continue reading

6 Ways to Pinpoint Your Perfect Career

Have you ever felt stuck in your career?  Employee stress and burn out can account for a lot of dissatisfaction in your life.  After all, you are at work some 8 hours a day or more.  That’s 1/3 of your day if you don’t count sleep.  That’s a long time to be dissatisfied.

If you feel stuck, here are 6 great ways to find your ideal career:

1.   Brainstorm on a sheet of paper – I’ve talked about this before and it’s a strategy I use all the time.  Take a pad of paper and write down at the top your objective in question form.  Then, simply list out 20 answers to your question.  For example, you could write “What should I be doing with my time and life?”  Then stay seated for a half hour to an hour coming up with answers to that question.  The key to this exercise is coming up with 20 answers – don’t quit until you have 20 answers.  You can repeat every day until you get the answer you seek.  Continue reading

6% to 20% of Employers Look Up Your Social Networking Page

Enjoying the anonymity of the internet in social networking? Are you revealing a bit more in Orkut, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, or BlogSpot? Extreme political opinions, photos, college pranks, weekend preferences and more?

An increasingly popular trend, graduates stepping out of universities and looking ahead for their first interviews are closing their social networking pages. Reason: Big brother is watching. Job hunters are increasingly conscious of anything they put into the online sphere-even e-mail, which, of course, can be forwarded to anyone. Continue reading

7 Criteria for Deciding Which Career Test Is Right for You

“I used to feel depressed at work, hate my boss, and was sometimes so bored that I actually fell asleep at my desk!” — career test taker

If this sounds like you, then it’s probably time to consider changing jobs or careers. But before you can make your career change, you need to figure out what you want to do.

One of the best ways to get clear is to complete a career assessment. Yet there are literally hundreds of career tests out there. Is a career test the same as an aptitude test? What about a career personality test? This article clarifies the differences and presents 7 criteria for deciding which career test is best for you. Continue reading