• The Stats on Summer Work Schedules [infographic]
    Summertime isn't all about fun and play, it can also bring about new work opportunities. The infographic below from When I Work notes that 29 percent of employers plan to hire summer employees. It also seems that summertime is tends to be the season when employers start looking to fill permanent positions, since 67 percent of employers said they would consider keeping summer hires on for permanent positions.
  • 3 Tips to Get You Through Hump Day
    It's the middle of the week and you are starting to feel a bit burnt out after starting the week off super-productive. It's not quite close enough to the weekend to get you excited, but your brain is already counting the hours until Friday evening. You're in a mid-week slump. Here are three tips to help get you through hump day and make for an overall productive week.
  • How to Make Your Office Experience Better [infographic]
    Creating a productive and motivating office experience that gives employees a little extra pep in their step can be difficult, especially since many have differing opinions about their workplace. However, there are a few simple ways to spruce things up that everyone will appreciate. The infographic below by Adam Quest teaches you how to make the office experience better.
  • Robert D. Smith Teaches You How to Master the Rest of Your Life [interview]
    How do you plan to spend the rest of your life? According to author Robert D. Smith, most people sleepwalk through life, being passive about the daily goings-on and letting time slip away. In his book, "20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Your Life Right Now," Smith provides readers with strategies on how to take back control of their own time and be present in every moment. His teachings include figuring out what is most important, celebrating life and holding nothing back. I recently interviewed Smith about passion and mindset.
  • Spending on Leadership Programs is on the Rise
    Organizations are increasingly willing to invest in training and development for managers. According to a recent survey by The Conference Board and Right Management, more businesses are expected to increase spending on leadership development programs in the next 12 months.
  • Career Options for Aspiring Accountants [infographic]
    A career in accounting can be quite lucrative and satisfying in all aspects. The infographic below from the University of Alabama outlines seven career paths for accountants. To begin a career in accounting, you will typically need a bachelor's degree in business economics or accounting. You will also need a related certification, like the certified public accountant (CPA) designation.
  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Auto-responses That Make You Think, Reducing the Hiring Process, and Staying at a Job You Love
    Every week we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
  • How to Be a Good Boss [infographic]
    Are you a good boss? Most will probably say that they are, but a good way of finding out the kind of boss you are is by checking out the infographic below from Work Simple, which outlines the many characteristics of a good boss. Learn to be a good boss and you'll find work life a bit less stressful and a lot more productive.
  • 3 Ways to Take Back Control of Your Inbox
    Is your inbox a giant pit of endless messages that you just can't keep up with? If so, you need to keep reading. Your email inbox can become organized and unmanageable in a matter of days, and before you realize it, there are important unread messages that have gone completely unnoticed. If you need help taking back control of your inbox, check out the three tips below.
  • 5 Tips for Working With Family Members
    A family business seems like a great idea until you actually start working with your relatives. It's often hard to balance work life with home life when the two worlds begin colliding. However, when you do learn how to work with family members, business life can become harmonious. Here are five tips for working with family members.
  • American Student Loan Debt [infographic]
    It is common practice for students to take out a loan when needing to pay the tuition for their post-secondary education. However, more and more students are finding themselves under piles of debt when they are ready to begin their new lives as professionals. The infographic below from Online Colleges takes a deeper look at student loan debt in the U.S.
  • 4 Icebreakers for Networking Events
    Meeting new people always has the potential to bring out your awkward side, especially when said people can influence your career. Nothing beats the awkwardness like a great icebreaker that can help both parties feel a bit more comfortable engaging with each other. Here are four icebreakers you can use at your next networking event.
  • The Cost of Job Stress [infographic]
    Job stress can cost businesses a lot more than an anxious worker. According to the infographic below from Top 10 Online Colleges, job stress can hinder workers' ability to solve problems, make them less productive and cause higher absenteeism. All of this can cost U.S. organizations $300 billion a year.
  • Study Reveals Majority of Workers Feel Trapped in Their Jobs
    A large majority of North American workers say they feel trapped in their current jobs. Right Management, which specializes in talent and career management solutions, conducted a survey of almost 400 employees throughout the U.S. and Canada and found that job satisfaction is exceedingly low and many don't feel that they can easily change jobs.
  • 5 Tips to Make Coworking Work for You
    Utilizing a coworking space has many benefits for small and large businesses alike. It can help get the creative juices flowing, become a great networking tool and can even boost morale. If you're unsure about entering the realm of coworking, check out five tips below to learn how to make it work.
  • Why Get Your Master's in Nursing? [infographic]
    Have you ever considered a career as a health care professional? Getting a master's degree in nursing can help open up a myriad of doors for you, and the professional and personal benefits are endless. The University of San Fransisco put together the below infographic to help you figure out if a master's in nursing is right for you.
  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Vogue's Second Biggest Issue, Detroit Files for Bankruptcy and LivingSocial Closes an Office
    Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
  • 5 Tips for Post-Vacation Productivity
    You're sitting at your desk, blankly staring at your computer screen and remembering the days (which were just yesterday) when you were sipping a cocktail on a beautiful beach. Unfortunately, your vacation is over and it's time to get back to work. Easing back into regular life is often difficult when you have hundreds of emails to reply to and a week's worth of memos to catch up on. Here are five tips that will help you get productive again after your vacation.
  • 5 Productivity Tips for Frequent Flyers
    Staying productive while you're traveling for work feels like an almost-impossible feat. Fear of showing up to business meetings unprepared with dozens of unanswered emails in your inbox can lead to a stressful business trip that leaves you feeling much more unproductive than necessary. Worry no more, because here are five tips that will help you stay on top of things while you're traveling.
  • Half of Americans Want to Be Entrepreneurs
    Nearly half of Americans would rather be entrepreneurs than work for someone else, and seven out of 10 entrepreneurs say they would start their business all over again. The data comes from Constant Contact, which conducted a study of more than 900 correspondents.