Interactive Monday: Find Your Career Path...Make More Money!

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Oct 13, 2019
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Interactive, Career

This Work Wise interactive from Bloomberg has students complete a brief questionnaire to find out...

After you complete this survey, the interactive takes you through a series of steps:

  • Shows how your income stacks up relative to your peers cuz we know that we all love to know information like this. 
  • Provides tips on how you can increase your current salary
  • Tells you what city you could move to in order to earn more money in your given profession (surprised to learn that personal financial advisors of which I am not one earn the most in Sante Fe, NM). 
  • Measures how much a job change could impact your happiness. Apparently being an athlete would make me much happier than being a personal financial advisor. 
  • It then asks you to sign up for a newsletter BUT you do not need to. 

Activity idea (please share other ideas that you might have too:)

  • Have students create different scenarios choosing different current and dream job pairs. They could also choose different cities based on where they would like to live. 
  • They would be tasked with seeing the impact that careers, education and metro area impact their financial situation.

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You tell us your students love interactives. Well, we have a bunch of them here in our Interactive Library. 

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.