Alarmed that not enough women are entering the profession of certified
financial planning, there’s a push to get more female college graduates
and career-changers into the industry. Calling it a “feminine
famine,” the Certified Financial Planner Board in Washington last month
released a lengthy report on why so few CFPs — less than 25 percent of
the 69,500 in the country — are women.
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Thousands of people use social media to find employment. In fact,
according to a study by recruiting software platform Jobvite, more than
22 million Americans used social networks to find jobs in 2011. And one
in six found a position via social networking. A whopping 54 percent of
job seekers use Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter to search for jobs.