Career Fincap Fridays

Education Saves Jobs

The unemployment rate rose drastically in April 2020. Not only does pursuing higher education tend to correlate with higher earnings over time, but data shows a correlation with higher job security, especially during rough economic times.

Teen Work Makes the Dream Work

Some experts have called teens "the luckiest workers in America." Reasons why include more jobs available, higher pay for teens who do opt to work and more diversity in the types of jobs that are offered to teens.

Driving Up Demand

In 2022, truck driving became a much higher paying job than it had previously been. This was due to supply and demand, but it was also due to other factors. What are some of these factors and how might they impact us?

Done Before Day One

While ghosting employers isn't a new phenomenon, a new form of ghosting is on the rise. Data from airlines, restaurants, manufacturers, and more show that it has indeed become a wider trend among US workers.

The Great Resignation

The “Great Resignation” is a phrase we're hearing everywhere! As we transition to the post-pandemic workplace, people would rather vacate their jobs than resume the “old normal” of clocking in and out daily.

Minimum Wage is All the Rage

The hot topic in economic debates recently has been minimum wage. To increase it or not? This is an especially timely issue as American consumers and businesses alike are struggling to cope with the impacts of the pandemic.

Women of the S&P

In January of 2021, an announcement was made about a woman becoming CEO of an S&P 500 company. This episode kicks off Women's History Month by looking at a historical view of women's roles in corporate America.

Level Up Your LinkedIn

LinkedIn launched a service called "Marketplaces" but that's not why the company was in major news headlines by early March. What's the buzz around LinkedIn and what are some tips for creating a successful profile?

The Creator Economy

With news about venture capital raised by the CEO of Patreon, everyone has their eyes on creators again. What are the ways creators can make money from their work? Will this be around as a viable work option or is it a fad?

Beyond the Curve [Telemedicine]

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the field of medicine is changing. Instead of visiting doctors in person, many people are opting for telemedicine, and experts say this change may persist even after the pandemic is over.

All the Business Ladies

Women are underrepresented in most prestigious and profitable professions, from well-funded entrepreneurs to high-earning professional athletes. One of the biggest offenders of gender disparity is the finance industry.

Ghost Stories

People are starting to "ghost" their jobs by just deciding to stop showing up one day. While avoiding an awkward conversation might seem worth it, this may end up hurting you in the long run.

When Life Gives You Lemons...

In the 1st week of April 2020, the number of Americans who lost their jobs hit over 6.5 million as a direct result of Covid-19. This episode covers what to do if you've been affected by this personally.

Smile More, Get Hired

Many job interviews are going virtual! A.I. looks at things like your facial expressions and movements, speaking voice, and word choice to decide if you are among the best, most qualified candidates for the job or not.

Working Women Are Winning

As of December 2019 there are now more women working in the US than men, which is rare in American history. This is because a lot of jobs traditionally done by women are harder to replace with machines.

Impress for Success

Many employers say soft skills are the most important in an applicant. Soft skills are the skills that help people work and socialize well with other people. A good way to start building and practicing them is to prepare and use an elevator pitch.

Summer Jobs

Recently, many teens have decided not to get summer jobs. Working a job as a teen can give you income to save for the future, and experience/professional contacts which can help immensely in the future.

Beyonce the Entrepreneur

One of the things Beyonce is best at is being an entrepreneur. She made many decisions that may seem crazy at the time but have made her tons of money in the long run.

Getting Paid or Getting Played?

In the past, the majority of people either picked up a check or set up direct deposit in order to get paid. Recently a new way to get paid called a payroll card has been gaining traction. Even though they may seem more convenient there are many things to watch out for before accepting these payroll cards.

Teen Job Trends

In 2017 only 35% of teenagers were working a summer job, a big decrease from the year 2000. Many teens are missing out on learning skills you may not learn in school, such as time management and making money to save/invest.

Human vs. Machine

AI or Artificial Intelligence comes up in the news often being linked to a job killer. This makes it very important to try and learn skills that can’t easily be replaced by a robot.