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  • 7 Tactics to Avoid the 'Overqualified' Blues

    Until now, you may have believed that it was a good thing to have lots of skills and an over-abundance of job experience. After all, you've worked hard over the years to build that portfolio and to earn every line on your resume. In the sometimes-backwards world of the job hunt, that gold-plated resume may actually be sending up red flags to your prospective employer.

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  • Mind the CEO-to-Worker Pay Gap

    The days of unfettered CEO paychecks could be coming to an end, as global concern about pay inequality have begun to increase -- and it’s not just talk. From Germany to the United States, proposed legislation has been put in motion to limit massive payouts. In America, the main push is coming by way of financial reform, like the Dodd-Frank Act, which includes a provision that requires companies to disclose what the chief executive officer makes in comparison to the rest of the employees. This kind of public transparency has drawn much criticism as some businesses fear making such extreme differentials public.
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  • Rise of the $1 CEO: The Misleading Nature of CEO Pay

    Larry Page, CEO of Google, gets $1 for his annual salary. Ditto Edward Lampert, CEO of Sears, and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. Of course, there's a lot more to total compensation than just salary -- especially for chief executives.

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  • Call to Slash Salary of the CEO of McDonald's

    Activist investment group Change to Win (CtW) is calling for the salary of McDonalds' CEO Donald Thompson to be slashed, due to the chain's poor performance as well as the gross inequity between CEO and worker pay. This is a good opportunity to discuss intra-company pay gaps as it affects all of us who work for a living.
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  • These 5 Companies Have the Worst CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio

    What's worse than working for a chief executive who makes millions of dollars a year? Working for that same millionaire CEO when you know it would take you 100 years -- or more -- to earn his annual salary.

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  • Well, at Least Your CEO Is Doing OK

    While many of us consider unemployment numbers and whether jobs will be available, hope long-term unemployment benefits are extended, or root for an increase in the minimum wage, there is, of course, at least one person in most companies who seems to be doing OK -- the CEO. In fact, you may be surprised how OK they really are.

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  • Get a Raise By Asking Your Boss for a Job Analysis

    Want to score a nice raise this year? Ask your boss for a job analysis! A job analysis evaluates your current role based on four main factors that include: job tasks, work environment, compensation trends and individual performance. The better you can leverage your job analysis to prove you are a top performer, the better chance you have at earning a higher salary.
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  • Coming Closer to Pay Parity for Women

    The Equal Pay Act outlawed employers from gender-discriminatory pay practices in 1963, but pay still isn't entirely equal. Now, legislation seeks to expand existing law to enact more protections against male-female pay disparities. Fed up, women are "leaning in" hard on this one, which means the Paycheck Fairness Act, twice rejected by Congress, might now stand a better chance of becoming law.
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  • Executive Leadership a New Frontier in Feminism

    Feminism brought women into academics, the professional world and other male-dominated arenas, but has yet to transform the world of executive leadership. Of the Fortune 500 CEOs, only 21 are women.
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  • Money Buys You Infinite Happiness, Says Totally Un-Groundbreaking Study

    We all know the equation: more money subtracts stress and adds a peace of mind not afforded the cash-strapped working poor. In other words, money buys some measure of happiness. But a new study by the Brookings Institute suggests something more: that the wealthier you are, the happier you become. So, evidently, money buys you infinite happiness.
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