Salary and Career News Round Up: The 'Happy' Salary, Franchise-Buying Baby Boomers, and Happiness vs. Job Hunting Success

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.

  • You don't have to be rich to be happy. According to a recent poll conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, $50,000 is the magical annual salary that will make most people happy.
  • In today's difficult economy, the generation born between 1946 through 1964 find themselves in a tough position. Many have been laid off, and those who haven't might feel they're being overlooked for advancement. The Executive Suite lays out five reasons baby boomers will rally back by buying a franchise.
  • Searching for a job is one of the most stressful things a person can go through. It's easy to feel down, but new research shows a connection between happiness and job hunting success.
  • There aren't many employees out there who would be willing to share their lunch with their boss, let alone a kidney. If you're feeling frustrated with your job, this article by Inc should put things in perspective. Is this the world's worst boss?
  • Should you use a recruiter? How do you become more visible? These are just a few of the questions high-level execs should ask on a job hunt.

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