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Ideal for college-bound students or anyone thinking about making a career change, this series offers information needed to explore and choose a profession and then narrow it down to a job that suits them. Each book details the responsibilities, education and training required, and employment outlooks for dozens of satisfying careers in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071437363
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/14/2004
  • Series: Careers in... Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 182
  • Sales rank: 654,027
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Foreword vii
Chapter 1 Financial Services: An Introduction 1
Career Options
The Job Market
Profile of a Valuable Job Applicant
Coping with a Diverse Workforce
Chapter 2 Corporate and Public Finance Departments 15
The Corporate World
The Public Sector
Chapter 3 Portfolio Management 29
Career Options
The Global Perspective
Investment Consulting
Financial Planning
Chapter 4 Investment Banking 39
Mergers and Acquisitions
Job Outlook
Chapter 5 Trading 43
The Brokerage Firm
Securities Exchanges-On the Floor and Upstairs
Securities Sales Worker (Stockbroker)
Entrepreneur on the Exchange-The Individual Trader
Job Outlook
Chapter 6 Banks, Savings and Loans, and Credit Unions 57
The Community Bank and Beyond
A Cooperative Effort: Credit Unions
Chapter 7 Other Careers in Finance 65
Insurance Agent and Broker
Claims Representative
Bank Officer
Bank Worker
City Manager
Computer Programmer
Investment Manager
Market Analyst
Chapter 8 Designing a Winning Resume 95
Job Search Strategies
Designing an Effective Resume
Chapter 9 Composing an Effective Cover Letter 111
Producing the Cover Letter
Obtaining an Interview
Adjusting to the New Job
Appendix A Selected Professional Associations 123
Appendix B Further Reading in Career Planning 129
Appendix C Selected Universities and Colleges 131
Glossary 179
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