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Credit Analyst Jobs - What Skills Would You Need?

Credit analyst jobs are among the most sought after careers in the banking and financial services industry. For many young people, becoming a credit analyst is the first step towards becoming an investment banker. What does a credit analyst do? It is the credit analyst’s job to investigate...

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Data Analytics Jobs - What Skills Would You Need?

Have you considered applying for data analytics jobs? Big data and data analytics are huge these days. So it’s no surprise that there is a lot of demand for trained data analysts in the industry right now, especially in the banking and financial services sector. However, there is some sort...

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PowerPoint: Is It Still the Best Way To Create Business Presentations?

You know how a PowerPoint business presentation looks like; you’ve probably worked with Microsoft PowerPoint in the past. The question to be asked is whether PowerPoint is still as relevant, or as useful as it used to be for creating business presentations. The answer to that is yes,...

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I just graduated: What next?

So you’ve just graduated – congratulations! This is the time of the year when a lot of young people will have graduated or will be graduating, but only a few will know what to do with their life. What you don’t realize is that you’re entering the greatest phase of your life – the next 5 years...

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Is MS Excel replaceable?

MS Excel has been around for more than 30 years now. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella calls it his company’s most important consumer product. Accountants and bookkeepers swear by it, as do managers, small business owners and college students. But mention Microsoft Excel to a software engineer, they...

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What Is Wrong With The Current Education Situation?

There is something seriously wrong with the current education system. It’s hard to put a finger on it, but it’s fair to say that the schools and colleges of today do not prepare students for jobs in the modern day industrial economy. Too many recent college graduates end up joining jobs that...

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Fund Raising For Start-Ups? What Are the Typical Challenges?

Have you considered starting a start-up? There is a start-up boom in Israel, India, the United States, Canada, Sweden and many other countries in the world. Start-ups create tens of millions of jobs for young people, and lower some of the pressure on some of the larger corporations. Some of the...

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Is Freelancing a Viable Career Option?

With good, high paying jobs hard to come by these days, it makes a lot of sense for a talented young person to take up freelancing as a career option. Indeed, according to the Freelancers Union there were 55 million freelancers in the U.S. in 2016, or 35 percent of the U.S. population. Why take...

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Procrastination: Biggest Obstacle to Your Learning

Okay, so you’re preparing for a job interview at a private bank coming Monday, which is why you’ve signed up for The Financial Analyst Skills Training (FAST) online course from SKILLFIN LEARNING. You’ve already mastered the first couple of chapters. You are a natural! At this pace you should be...

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Skills vs. Degrees/Certification: What Matters In Today's Era?

Skill or Degrees: What’s more important? There’s a lot of talk about skills vs. degrees or skills vs. certifications. Frankly, that’s a bit of a false choice. You need a graduate degree at least to be considered for any role in the banking, consulting, financial services or the insurance...

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