Interactive Monday: Find Your Career Path...Make More Money!
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.
You tell us your students love interactives. Well, we have a bunch of them here in our Interactive Library.
About the Author
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.
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