Financial Careers  

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Financial Careers  
What am I going to do after school or university? Maybe I should consider a job in the financial world. There's a surprisingly wide range to choose from — for example, I could raise money for charities or sell famous paintings or write about economics as a financial journalist or run my own company or... Fund-raiser. There are thousands of different charities these days — e.g. 'for children', 'cancer research', 'the disabled', 'the third world', 'AIDS research'. They all do important work and they all need to raise funds (collect money). That's why they employ fund-raisers. What does the job involve? Well, it's very varied, but basically fund-raisers organise special events like concerts and fun runs, ask governments for money, try to get support from local companies and organisations. Most major charities have fund-raising departments, which employ teams of workers. Some of these people do office work — others organise publicity, visit companies or arrange special events. Sounds interesting? Tycoon. A wealthy and powerful person in business or industry. If you are the independent, creative type, why not start your own business? Lots of people do these days. Some aren't successful, of course, but plenty are —j and if you do succeed, the rewards of being your own boss can be. enormous. To become a business tycoon you need to have an original idea; be practical, reliable and well-organised; understand the business world; keep control of your finances. After that it's all a question of hard work and luck, but then that's the key to success in any job. Financial journalist. Financial journalists work in three main areas — newspapers, radio and television. Their job is to understand what's happening in the financial world and explain it as quickly and accurately as possible. Economic journalists don't just report today's news, though. They need the ability to predict future events, too. "Will interest rates rise or fall? Will the stock market go...
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