• 5 Steps Millennials Can Take to Advance Their Career

    Keep your chin up, millennials. It's always been tough to land a good job.

    Over the weekend, LinkedIn's Campus Editor Justin Chormicle penned a column titled Millennials Face Toughest Economy Since Great Depression. In the piece, Chormicle explores a report recently released by the New York City Comptroller's Office, which explains "how the lack of high-paying jobs, decline in wages, and increasing debt are severely hurting millennials when it comes to achieving the lifestyles and financial stability that previous generations experienced."

  • Millennials Are Seriously Unprepared for the Workforce
    Another day, another depressing report about millennials, the generation born between 1982 and 2002. This week, PayScale released an in-depth study that asked employers how prepared they feel their employees are for the workforce upon college graduation. We also asked the same of employees themselves. And the data confirm what most of us already know. Millennials are not adequately prepared for the workforce. Lets dig into the data so you can see the numbers for yourself.
  • 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Leaving Your Company
    Although it's something of a myth that Americans change jobs more than they used to, we do tend to move around quite a bit. In 2012, the average job tenure was just 4.6 years (keep in mind though that it was 3.7 years in 2002 and just 3.5 years in 1983). But, even though taking a new position and leaving an old one behind is a pretty common thing to do, it's not an action you should take too lightly, particularly if you're not just changing positions but actually leaving your organization. So, before you make your final decision and officially announce that you're moving on, ask yourself these questions.
  • Deloitte Survey: Millennials Want Business to Focus on People
    In less than 10 years, millennials are expected to make up about 75 percent of the workforce. They are already the majority – millennials are currently the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. As a result, some organizations are wisely deciding that it might be in their best interest to get to know this group a little bit better. Understanding how millennials view themselves, their futures, and the current career landscape can help both workers and organizations find ways to accommodate and maximize the power of this dynamic generation of workers. If you are a millennial, it's interesting to think about how your generation is currently being characterized and understood.
  • Are Millennials Changing the Culture of Work?

    What the boss says, goes. Don't put anything online that you wouldn't print out and hang over your desk. Don't expect a free lunch, or a fast promotion, and always remember: your mama doesn't work here.

    Those are the old rules of corporate culture, and most of us – especially if we were born before ubiquitous internet – agree that they're still the smart way to go. After all, what is etiquette, but a way to keep from driving our neighbors crazy, whether those neighbors live across a driveway or on the other side of a cubicle wall?

  • This Internship Will Pay You $12k to Drink Lots Of Beer
    If you've been looking for a summer internship that actually pays you for your time and labor, your golden opportunity has arrived. And it involves booze. Lots and lots of it. Are you up for the challenge?
  • Teens: Start Looking For Your Summer Job Now
    There are plenty of different ways to look at unemployment rates, but make no mistake: If you're a teenager looking for part-time work this summer, you're going to have a tough time. According to a survey of 15 major U.S. cities reported by Fox Business, only 38 percent of teens looking for summer work have been able to find it. That's saying in effect that more than 60 percent of teenagers can't find the summer job they're looking for. With some careful planning, here's how you can avoid running into the same problem.
  • Do Tinder Users Care How Much You Make?
    There's something quite amazing about Tinder. The app seems to have tapped humankind's most basic desires and instincts, and trapped them all underneath the glass of your smartphone: find attractive person, move hand (or just one finger) to confirm attraction. But as more experienced Tinderellas can confirm, there's more to the app than just a good picture. Since the "dating" app added the ability to list your job, the folks at Tinder have been able to find out which jobs get you the most right-swipes. It offers interesting insight into how much people value a high salary in a potential mate.
  • These Pokémon Characters Would Earn a Solid Salary IRL
    Trainers, put down your Pokédex, because this is important. This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Pokémon, a game treasured by Millennials all over the world. Whether you're brand-new to the game, a first-generation player, or just someone who used to collect Pokémon cards, you can appreciate the importance of all the unique characters in the Pokémon story. But just like in real life, these characters have to earn a living if they’re going to make it in Pallet Town – or anywhere else in the Pokémon universe. So join me as I break down how much money our friends would be making in the real-world economy.
  • The Yelp Open Letter Makes Me Glad Social Media Arrived After I No Longer Knew Everything
    In 2000, I worked for a startup. The name doesn't matter – like most startups, it didn't make it. The important thing, for the purposes of our story, is that I was a recent grad, awe-inspiringly entitled, fairly poor, and perhaps not very good at my job yet. The only thing I had going for me was that there was no social media, so there was no way for me to ruin my reputation with more than, say, three people. In this, I was much more fortunate than Talia Jane, the recently terminated Yelp/Eat24 employee. Jane's open letter to her CEO, which she published on Medium a few days ago, ignited the kind of internet firestorm that's generally reserved these days for arguing about Bernie Bros or Donald Trump. The question, of course, is what to make of her letter and its aftermath. Is she an entitled whippersnapper who doesn't know how to sacrifice, or a voice of her generation pointing out systemic unfairness ... and getting punished for it?
  • Millennials: Thinking About Quitting Your Job? You're Not Alone.
    When you hear about a lot of people all leaving the same company, you may tend to think that there's something wrong with the organization. But what does it mean when people from the same generation are all planning to leave their jobs? Well, that's what is happening with Millennials. In fact, a recent survey revealed that two out of three Millennial workers plan to quit their current jobs by 2020 — which is now less than four years away. There may be some signs it's time for you to consider leaving, too.
  • Here's What Millennials Want From Their Workplace
    Millennials, on more than one occasion, have been called the "me, me, me" generation. So when you're part of that generation, and you read a title like the one for this article, it may be tempting to think, "Here we go again: another post telling me how much I want a bean bag chair in my office." But the fact of the matter is that last year, millennials replaced Gen X as the largest share of the U.S. workforce. As a part of that emerging majority, you're entitled to seek out the kind of employer that's best for you. As a matter of clarity, here are some signs that your current or potential employer has the pulse of millennials, and where there may be a red flag.
  • Age Discrimination and the Battle for Equal Pay in Michigan
    Michigan lawmakers have proposed a bill that has local teenagers in an uproar – and for good reason. Senate Bill 250 would reduce minimum wage from $8.50 to $7.25 an hour for all workers under the age of 20.
  • Millennials Are Afraid They Won't Be Able to Get Ahead and They Might Be Right
    Despite the difficulties they faced entering the job market during the worst recession in decades, millennials have found their way into the workplace, even teaching older generations a thing or two about new ways to work along the way. But, financially, it's been a rough decade or so for the youngest generation of workers.
  • Why Unions Need Saving, and Why Millennials Might Be the Best Ones to Do It
    Labor unions have a long history in this country of protecting workers. Unions protect workers' collective bargaining powers and help them negotiate better wages, hours, benefits, job security, and working conditions. However, these days unions are in jeopardy, and it turns out that millennials could be the ones to save them. Let's take a closer look at this issue, beginning by examining some of the reasons why unions are in trouble.
  • 5 Things to Know Before You Start Your First Real Job
    The 2015 semester has come to a close, and for college seniors, the college experience isn't far behind. If you're a college senior, and you're thinking about embarking on your first career, you might find yourself feeling a little intimidated by the unknown. But fear not, PayScale has your back. Here are five questions to ask to prepare you for your first post-college job in the real world.
  • Let's Stop Complaining About Millennials
    Whether you're a baby boomer, a Gen-Xer, or somewhere in between, you're facing some harsh truths when it comes to the millennial workforce. The fact of the matter is, they're growing up, and no longer the interns loitering around the office. Millennials might even start to be … gasp … your bosses. Here's why that's OK.
  • 5 Shocking Statistics PayScale Uncovered in 2015
    At PayScale, we really love data. Throughout 2015, we used data to tackle some of the most debated topics in the career world, as well as to shed some light on common misconceptions about data. PayScale's reports cover everything from the gender pay gap to the cost and reward of higher education. And sometimes, we analyze qualitative data, like how workers feel about their jobs. For example, which jobs are the most meaningful, and more importantly, which are the most meaningless? And, do women really only make 78 cents for every dollar a man makes?
  • These 9 Feel-Good Career Stories Will Give You Hope for 2016
    With 2015 coming to an end and a new year just around the corner, it's nice to reflect on some of the positive things that have happened in the career world this year, from companies offering increased paid family leave to millennials teaching us what success should look like in the future. Here are a few of the top career stories of 2015 to help close out the year on a good note.
  • What Makes Workers Happy, Creative, and Productive in 2015?
    What makes workers happy, and why do so many of us decide to leave our jobs and start looking elsewhere for employment? There are so many factors that contribute to the overall picture of our job satisfaction, from work-life balance to potential opportunities for advancement. In an effort to understand what makes today's worker tick, Staples surveyed thousands of managers and workers across the U.S. about current workplace trends and culture. The results of that report, the Staples Advantage Workplace Index, reveal a great deal about work-life balance, productivity, and so much more. Let's take a look at the key findings.

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