How to Get a Job in the Cannabis Industry

Want to get a job in the cannabis industry? There are plenty to go around. But before you sit down for an interview, here’s what you need to know. August 6, 2019 7 min read This story appears in the August 2019 issue of Green Entrepreneur. Subscribe » The cannabis industry is hiring. To date, more than 211,000 people have full-time cannabis jobs in legal states, and more than 64,000 of those jobs were added in 2018, according to a special report from the resource site Leafly. This number will only continue to grow as new companies enter the industry and more states legalize. But having sold weed in high school doesn’t make you a shoo-in for a job. In fact, as the cannabis business has taken off, it’s also gotten much more competitive. If you’re heading for an interview, here are the mistakes to avoid — and the opportunities […]

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How to Get a Job at Apple

Real employees and interviewees reveal how they got an interview, what the process entailed, and what it’s like to be an employee. June 10, 2019 8 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor ​​​​Apple is not just a tech company — it’s one of the leading technology innovators in the world. On top of that, it’s a great place to work. Apple ranked as one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work not only in 2019, but every year since 2009. Their employees have the opportunity to work with some of the most cutting edge, innovative technologies today, while enjoying first-class wages and benefits, from employee discounts to comprehensive health insurance. So what does it take to score a job at this iconic company? We’ve got input from real employees and interviewees at the company on how they got an interview at the company, what the process entailed, and what it’s like to be an employee for […]

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17 Side Jobs That Don’t Require a Desk or a Screen

Find out how to make extra money outside your 9-to-5. April 16, 2019 7 min read This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates If you work a 9-to-5 desk job, you probably don’t want to take on a side gig that requires more time sitting in front of a screen. Fortunately, there are lots of jobs you can do on nights and weekends that don’t require any computers or sitting at a desk for hours on end. These are some of the best side hustles you can start without quitting your job. Babysitter This side gig can be a good way to spend your free time interacting with other people — cute babies and kids — rather than sitting at a desk. You can search for babysitting jobs that fit your schedule on sites such as Care.com. Simply list your availability and desired hourly pay, and be matched with parents looking for sitters. See: 30 Legitimate […]

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The Best Jobs for Introverts and Extroverts

Here are the best career options for introverts and extroverts, according to a career expert. April 15, 2019 4 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor Some of us are more introverted — more shy and introspective, people who expel energy to be in large groups of people — while others are more extroverted, more talkative and social, and energized by being around others. And these personality proclivities don’t just inform our decisions about what to do on a Friday night; an inclination toward more introversion or extroversion can also help us choose the best careers for our unique personality types. Here, according to a career expert, are the best career options for introverts and extroverts. The best jobs for introverts Creative fields: “Introverts who are creative can be well-suited for fields and positions that require lots of room for imagination and inventiveness,” working as entrepreneurs, marketers or graphic designers, for example, said Alexandra Clarke, ForceBrands’s director of recruiting. For […]

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Blue-Collar Jobs That Pay 6 Figures

You can get six-figure pay without a college degree. April 9, 2019 6 min read This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates We all know doctors and lawyers make a lot of money, but those aren’t the only types of jobs that can earn you a healthy paycheck. There are actually a lot of working-class jobs that pay six-figure salaries, many of which don’t require a higher degree to get. If you want to boost your salary, consider one of these high-paying jobs you didn’t know existed. Air Traffic Controller Median annual salary: $124,540 Annual salary for top earners: $175,800 Air traffic controller is a six-figure job that doesn’t require a four-year degree. People with this position are responsible for making sure that aircraft are operating at a safe distance from each other. You can qualify for the job by taking the Federal Aviation Administration’s two-year Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative course at an approved school. […]

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4 Lucrative Careers You Can Move Into Without Getting Another Degree

Project management, graphic design, programming and digital marketing are growing fields with almost endless possibilities. March 13, 2019 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Switching careers can feel intimidating, but you’ve got to make some moves if you’re spinning your wheels at your current job. Tech industry jobs are hot right now, and you can make great money once you’ve got the know-how to compete with other tech candidates. Here’s a breakdown of the fields with the best opportunities. 1. Digital Marketing Estimated Salary: $60,000+Open Jobs In the U.S.: 67,000 listings on Indeed The digital marketing industry is rapidly evolving, which means that companies are on the lookout for new talent that can keep up with […]

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These Cannabis Jobs Are Most In-Demand Right Now

Cannabis jobs increased 690 percent between 2017 and 2018, with employment projected to grow another 220 percent in 2019. February 8, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Cannabis is the fastest growing sector in the United States, but which cannabis jobs are in highest demand? Today, there couldn’t be more options for high-level managers, scientists, weed nerds and all of the above to work in the legal marijuana industry. These are the most sought-after jobs. Related: The Bright Future of Cannabis Retail Dispensary Manager and Budtender The first cannabis jobs that come to mind, and for good reason, are dispensary manager and budtender. These are the two most in-demand jobs in legal weed. The cannabis industry is growing 34 percent annually and is projected to reach a value of $146 billion by 2025. As a result, the industry has an intense demand for people […]

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What You Need to Know About the Future of the Job Search

People can expect trends like artificial intelligence, online personas and mobile applications to continue to transform our world. January 28, 2019 6 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor Searching for a new job and finding the right person for a role is undeniably a task within itself for job seekers and talent acquisition professionals alike. From writing a compelling resume to nailing an interview and tracking candidates to securing an offer, there’s quite a deal of heavy lifting involved for all parties. Even more, the advent of new technologies continues to redefine the job search landscape and talent industry. Every day, the ecosystem gradually evolves as candidate and employer demands continue to shift. The future of the job search is still on the horizon, but a few things are for sure. People can expect trends like artificial intelligence, online personas and mobile applications to continue to transform our world. […]

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What’s the Best Job in America for 2019?

Considering a career change? You might want to check this out. January 23, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Considering a career change? You might want to look into becoming a data scientist. Job and recruiting site Glassdoor just released its annual list of the 50 best jobs in America for 2019, and, for the fourth consecutive year, data scientist took the top spot. With a median base salary of $108,000, a job satisfaction rating of 4.3 out of 5, and 6,510 active job openings in the US as of Jan. 2, data scientist is the No. 1 job in America for 2019, according to Glassdoor. Tech jobs dominate the list, accounting for 19 of the top 50. Other tech titles to make the list include: project manager (No. 5), develops engineer (No. 6), data engineer (No. 8), software engineer (No. 10), security engineer (No. 17), […]

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13 Unique Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs

Children can start learning about money as early as age three. One of the best ways to do this is by not always buying something when you go into a store. If your kid wants something, you tell them “there isn’t enough money right now for that, but if we wait patiently, we will eventually be able to buy it.” Children are better at reasoning through these things than we give them credit for. They will make the connection between the waiting and the money and the eventuality of buying even if they can’t see or understand actual numbers yet. Now, your kid may not have an entrepreneurial bent as early as 3 years of age. At some point, they will want a “lemonade stand” in their life. You should be ready to help them achieve their little entrepreneurial dreams. It’s entirely possible for your little one to learn about […]

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How to Craft a Winning Cover Letter in 10 Minutes

Cover letters are never easy. Here are some tips to help. June 25, 2018 4 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor Let’s be honest: some of us would rather visit than dentist than write a cover letter. But it doesn’t have to be difficult — and it doesn’t even have to be time-consuming. (We promise!)   Glassdoor has created a guide for creating the perfect cover letter in a matter of minutes — complete with everything from the anatomy of an eye-catching opening to a checklist you can reference when you’re ready to edit your first draft. But with these key points — as well as some expert advice — you can write a killer cover letter as soon as you read this article. Related: 6 Steps to Figuring Out If You’ve Got the Right Job Offer Here’s how to craft a winning cover letter in 10 minutes — or less. Nail […]

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How to Interview Your Interviewer

Here’s how to answer that final interview question: ‘Do you have any questions for us?’ June 25, 2018 5 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor You’ve scheduled the interview. You’ve printed extra copies of your resume. You’ve researched the company’s site, and maybe even researched some employees on LinkedIn. But are you really prepared? For many people, interviews are intimidating. A life-changing opportunity is based on an hour or two of answering a stranger’s questions. At the end comes the final query: “Do you have any questions for me?” Related: How to Handle a Salary Counter Offer It’s tempting to say no, especially when your brain feels like a pile of mush after so much talking. However, you should always have questions to ask. Not only will it make you look more prepared — it will help you determine whether or not the opportunity is truly right for you. Here are career experts’ and hiring managers’ […]

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6 Steps to Figuring Out If You’ve Got the Right Job Offer

You’ve landed a job offer. Congratulations! Now you have to decide if you’ll accept it. June 18, 2018 7 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor You’ve landed a job offer. Congratulations! Now you have to decide if you’ll accept it. Occasionally, an offer is so good that the choice is obvious, but most of the time, that’s just not the case. Every position has its benefits and drawbacks, and no two companies are exactly alike, but there are some common questions you should ask yourself and factors you should contemplate before saying yes or no to an offer. Here are six key things to consider. Related: 7 Common Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid Step 1: Do a gut check. Before you think about negotiating or even get into the details, take a moment to consider your initial reaction to the offer and the job itself. “While data is important, you […]

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Prepare Now or Perish: 5 Fascinating Jobs of the Future

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the buggy industry went through a crisis. A new invention was about to take the jobs of hundreds of thousands of craftsmen and parts manufacturers. And the horse breeding industry was about to take a hit as well. It was the end of the Industrial Revolution. Machines continually replaced both skilled and unskilled laborers. The car was about to do it again. Protests happened, but the juggernaut could not be stopped. While it took 50 years to completely displace the horse and buggy, it happened. But the advent of the car created a whole slew of new jobs from mechanics to body repairmen to car electricians. We’re in the midst of a similar revolution. Automation is disassembling jobs. Even writers could find themselves out of a job someday because of AI and machine learning. But with such change comes new things. New […]

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10 Tips for Landing a Job in a New City

When it comes to moving to a new city, there are so many things to take into consideration, including employment. April 9, 2018 6 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor When it comes to moving to a new city, there are so many things to take into consideration, including employment. Unless you are moving for a job that you already have, it can be intimidating to apply for jobs in a new city. After all, you are not there already, and you can’t just go to an interview on a moment’s notice. So, what you need to do is find ways to convince potential employers that you are the person they should hire. You need to show them that you have all of the skills and qualifications necessary to do the work you are applying for. Related: 6 Personal Fears Holding You Back From Your Dream Career With that in mind, here […]

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12 Odd Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

Many of the highest-paying jobs in the country are in the medical field. But you probably haven’t heard of this profession that pays more than $80,000. A career as a medical illustrator requires specialized training and advanced education in many disciplines, including the obvious ones: medicine and art. These individuals work with scientists and doctors to draw complex medical or scientific information for education, research or marketing purposes. Most of those who work as medical illustrators have a master’s degree from an accredited graduate program, according to the Association of Medical Illustrators. Because this is a highly specialized field, there are very few graduate programs in the United States. How much it pays: Medical illustration is a growing career sector with a broad title. Depending on the field, your employer and the specific job requirements, your salary could range anywhere from the median annual salary of $62,000 to upwards of […]

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9 Things to Consider Before Accepting a New Job

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog The job market seems much better lately, and more and more offers are being extended to applicants. Some move into the new positions from other jobs and others from being in transition. In both cases, those job seekers miss out if they don’t take a holistic approach to specific evaluation of the new opportunity. Often, the excitement associated with receiving the offer of a new job and accepting it, plus the flattery expressed by that job offer, may lead to a too-quick decision. It’s advisable to first do some meticulous due diligence in order to avoid a possibly costly mistake, because numerous questions need clear answers before you become able to make a final decision. Here are a few. 1. How important, to you, is the content and the level of responsibility of the new job? 2. Does the new job fit your personality? 3. […]

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