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.
If you are getting called for lots of job interviews, but those interviews don't lead to any job offers, something has to change. Your cover letter or resume is likely not the issue because you are
impressing hiring managers enough to get past the first screening, so it
may be time to focus on your interview skills.
It's easy to fall into the trap of working all the time, to the
extent of forgetting that your body and mind need some rest, too. Why work harder when you can achieve the same results by working smarter?
States are still paying out millions in unemployment insurance benefits
as the national jobless rate remains stubbornly high at 6.7 percent, and
as high as 8.7 percent in the states. So states are getting personal by
offering one-on-one or group counseling and training to help people
with the actual mechanics of the modern day job search.