Being your own employer is great—there’s no dress code, and you decide when the workday’s over. But it has its challenges. Sure, you know you need medical coverage, but other financial and insurance matters also require your attention. Sara Horowitz, founder and executive director of the Freelancers Union, offers these tips.
If you're like most of us, you can't even remember a single line of any resignation letter you've ever written. They're usually pretty formal, standardized affairs, designed to give as little information as possible, while still letting people know that you won't be here after, say, next Thursday.
And then there's this engineer, formerly of Microsoft, who wrote her letter in the form of a song, "Bye, Bye, Excel and I," set to the tune of "American Pie," and including lyrics like, "With devs in the hall drinking whiskey and rye, singing, 'Forever recalc or die,'" which would make an amazing t-shirt.
This infographic from Best Degree Programs sheds light on some of the worst college majors for job interview prospects by comparing grads' unemployment rates to the average starting salary for each major. Can you predict what majors were named the best of the worst?
This infographic commissioned by VoIP company Fonality examines how office workers waste time at work by carrying out inefficient processes. The biggest time-waster in the average employee's eight-hour day is trying to contact customers or colleagues, an activity that Fonality found takes 74 minutes. Another activity that sucks the day away is the process of finding key information, which wastes 67 minutes a day. Other top tasks include "Duplicating communications," "Attempting to schedule meetings" and "Unwanted communications."
ApplyApp.ly is a new job-search tool that aims to display only positions that are best suited for your qualifications and personality type. The tool uses Myers-Briggs Type Indicator results and a semantic analysis of your LinkedIn profile to help filter out results that are unsuitable for your work style and experience. This, the team behind ApplyApp.ly claims, will yield far more useful results than traditional keyword-based searches.
Entertainment Executive Salaries: How Much Do the CEOs of Viacom, CBS, Disney and More Earn vs. Employees?
The Hollywood Reporter recently published a list of entertainment executive salaries, revealing once and for all what the CEOs of companies like Disney, Viacom, CBS and Discovery earn. While salaries aren't quite as sky-high as they were before the recession, these Hollywood moguls are still bringing in some serious cash. Here are some earnings highlights from the THR piece, followed by PayScale data on the average wages for employees at each parent company.
Doug Olsen found his calling early: teaching science to middle schoolers. In 1983, he appeared on the cover of PARADE 's first issue dedicated to American salaries. He stood before a blackboard in Seattle, chalk in hand, 30 years old, earning $18,700 a year. He was happy and hopeful. He said, "I wouldn't dream of doing anything else."
PayScale has always been interested in making sure you’re paid what you’re worth. Now, professional networking powerhouse, LinkedIn, is joining the effort in a fresh partnership between the two companies. Are you negotiating a raise, planning to take your skills to a new city or reviewing a job offer? You have a stronger team than ever to support and inform you.
Like it or not, many employers screen your Facebook profile during the interview process. A recent CareerBuilder survey of 2,300 hiring managers found that 37 percent check up on candidates' social media profiles and use that information to help inform their final decisions. While this figure is down from previous years -- in 2010, it was 50 percent -- there's never been a better time than now for jobseekers to conduct a profile audit. Here are five points to consider while doing so.
In a recent episode of "Khloe and Lamar," Kim Kardashian revealed that she plans to run for mayor of Glendale, Calif., even going so far as to discuss how she plans to meet the position's residency requirement.