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Management Consulting

A management consultant must be an analytical person with strong interpersonal skills. You will work with your clients to provide innovative and practical solutions to meet business needs. The environment is very deadline-driven and detail-oriented, so you must have a thirst for problem solving. You will be working with a lot of other hard-working, self-motivated people. You may also be required to travel a lot. However, it is a very financially rewarding job, with many consultants raking in six figure salaries. Read on for some demystification of common myths associated with management consulting. MORE

Marketing/Brand MGT

Roughly 30% of all jobs offered in industrialized nations like the United States are related to marketing. A good marketer is persuasive, knowledgeable, aggressive, and have excellent communication skills. It is a very demanding job, requiring 50 to 70 hours per week and presenting complex information to clients. It definitely takes a certain type of person to handle this kind of work. Most people in this field are former investment bankers or consultants. Read on for some demystification of common myths associated with jobs in the marketing industry. MORE

Media & Entertainment

The world of media and entertainment is not made up completely of artsy, anti-corporate employees as many people believe. In fact, it is just the opposite, requiring business-minded, innovative professionals. While you may regularly get an earful of useless celebrity gossip, media and entertainment companies these days are more focused on generating revenues and capitalizing on new technologies. Read on for some demystification of common myths associated with the media and entertainment industry. MORE

Real Estate

The real estate industry is an extremely competitive and complex field. It is high-risk and high-reward, requiring analytical abilities, financial skills, and a great personality. It's not always easy but there are plenty of opportunities to prove yourself. If you are an MBA, you will typically work in Corporate Finance, Investment Finance, or Property. Career paths, hours, and job structure differ form company to company, but you can always be motivated by the prospect of becoming a partner. Some people can achieve this in as little as eight years. Although the salary ranges from $50,000 — $100,000, some people are willing to take the lower salary to work with better people. Read on for some demystification of common myths associated with real estate. MORE


Every business was once a start-up business, so you can disregard anyone who gives you a hard time when they hear the phrase ''start-up.'' Today, the internet helps accelerate those who want to start their own business. In order to be successful, you must have a lot of flexibility, energy, intelligence, creativity, and a positive outlook. Being an MBA or possessing other qualifications will definitely give you a head start in a start-up business. You must have a strong desire to make your working environment genuinely enjoyable. It is an incredibly intense industry, with 80% of all companies failing within their first two years. However, if you are successful, you can generate an extremely rewarding income. Read on for some demystification of common myths associated with start-up businesses. MORE

Venture Capital/Private Equity

A lot of traditional, large companies like Disney and Corning are creating private equity groups, which means there should be plenty of opportunities available to you, if you only know where to find them. The potential for rewards in the venture capital and private equity is great, but so are the risks. If you are a high-stakes player, then this could be the right job for you. You will work with colleagues to invest large amounts of capital into firms you believe will make it. You must be an ambitious self-starter who is independent and enjoys thinking outside the box. Read on for some demystification of common myths associated with the venture capital and private equity industry. MORE

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