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6 In-Demand Job Certifications

Jun 25, 2012

If you're a job seeker, you don't need to be told the job market is tough. You're experiencing it. You know you're competing with a lot of other qualified candidates, and it's difficult to stand out to employers. Yet the surprising thing is that many companies are having trouble filling positions, because they can't find candidates who have the right skills and experience.

That's why certifications can help set you apart from others and prove your commitment to a specific job field or occupation. Certifications can also save employers time and resources, because they won't have to provide as much on-the-job training…. If you're interested in pursuing a certification but aren't set on one just yet, here's information on six certifications in fields with bright job outlooks*:

3. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER[™ Certification]

What they do: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER[™ professionals] look at your financial picture and help you find ways to improve it. According to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, this is accomplished by gathering relevant financial information, helping you set life goals, examining your current financial status and developing a plan for meeting your financial goals. Read more >

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Debra Auerbach
June 25, 2012

Speaker's Bureau
CFP Board’s leadership and representatives are available for interviews and speaking engagements on personal finance, the financial planning profession, CFP Board and the CFP® designation.

Did You Know?

Among clients who work with an advisor, 87% of those working with a CFP® professional are satisfied or very satisfied, compared with 72% of those who work with an advisor without certification.
Anyone can call himself a “financial planner.” Only professionals who meet CFP Board’s rigorous standards can call themselves CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals.
The 2013 Household Financial Planning Survey shows that those with a financial plan feel more confident and report more success managing money, savings and investments than those without a plan.
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Don't address your finances individually. Pull your finances together with the help of a CFP® professional.