Ten years ago, the idea of downloading apps was brand new. Now making those apps is the most lucrative thing you can do with your time.
CNN/Money just released their annual list of the best jobs in America for 2017, and the number one career right now is mobile app developer.
The average app developer makes $97,000 a year . . . there are a ton of open jobs for you to snatch up . . . it’s low stress . . . and you can usually work from home.
The top five jobs right now are:
- Mobile app developer.
- Risk management director . . . they help make plans for either communities or companies in case a disaster happens, and also run the clean up and rebuilding if it does.
- Landman . . . that’s someone who makes deals between oil companies and people who own the land that has natural resources under it.
- Product analyst . . . that’s someone who studies products and figures out how to improve them.
- Info assurance analyst . . . they figure out ways to protect companies’ data and network.
(Here are all 100 jobs on the list.)
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Someone polled over 2,000 executives at different companies, and asked for the top five things that make you more likely to get a promotion. And working long hours is NOT number one. Here’s what they said . . .
- Being motivated to learn new skills. 30% said it’s the most important thing you need to have to get promoted.
- Strong interpersonal skills, 27%. So almost as many think THAT is the most important thing.
- Being able to adapt to change easily, 24%.
- Being okay with taking on more responsibility, 13%.
- Being willing to work long hours. Only 7% said it’s the most important thing if you want to get promoted.
Tattoos used to be a sign that you were sticking it to The Man. But now that so many people have them, are they really still a sign of rebelling? According to a new survey . . . absolutely not.
82% of Americans say that having a tattoo isn’t a, quote, “rebellious act” any more.
Here are some more results from the survey . . .
- 72% say it’s more acceptable to have visible tattoos now than it was 10 years ago.
- 59% of people think that in 10 years, most companies won’t care about employees having visible tattoos at work.
- 67% of parents would take their kid to get a tattoo on their 18th birthday if they wanted one.
- And 40% say a person’s tattoos say more about them than their Facebook profile.
Everything you once loved is eventually ruined. Nothing ever changes for the better. Life is just empty darkness. Sorry, where was I . . .
Sealed Air Corp. is the company that makes Bubble Wrap, and they’re about to start selling a version that YOU CAN’T POP. They gave it a horrible name, too: iBubble Wrap.
Its bubbles are part of a chain and they aren’t individually inflated, so you can’t pop them.
Sealed Air will sell the stuff UNINFLATED, and companies will have to pay about $5,500 for a pump that inflates it.
But it’ll save Sealed Air a lot of money, and over time it will save those companies money because this stuff will be cheaper than old-fashioned Bubble Wrap.
It’ll also be good for the companies like Amazon because the uninflated wrap takes up less space in their warehouses . . . and they can use that extra room to stock more products.
Traditional Bubble Wrap will still be on sale . . . but you can expect that pretty soon, a lot of the packages you get will use this new version.
Being a good parent is equal parts drill sergeant, cook, doctor, house cleaner, and human waste removal specialist. So it’s good to see at least a few people are realizing those are all valuable skills.
A new Mother’s Day survey by CareerBuilder.com found 8% of women now include their parenting skills on their resume.
The survey also found companies are pretty receptive to it . . . 69% of employers say that the stuff you do as a parent does qualify as relevant experience for a job.
The five parenting skills that translate best into the corporate world are: Patience . . . multitasking . . . time management . . . conflict management . . . and problem solving.
In spite of that . . . only 52% of moms who work say they’re equally successful in their careers and their family life. 34% say they’re more successful at parenting . . . 16% say they’re doing better at their job.