Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
- With the unemployment rate still high, it's important for jobseekers to stand out. Inspired, Charlotte Olsen came up with a very sweet idea to promote herself with chocolate. There's even a "golden ticket" with a discount on her hourly rates!
- When most people think of welfare recipients, single mothers, the uneducated and inner-city, low-income types might come to mind. That's simply not the truth. Even highly educated people have found themselves in need of government assistance lately, as this article about professionals who are on welfare despite holding graduate degrees proves.
- As a teenager, Yolanda Quesada was convicted of shoplifting twice. After an FBI background check revealed the crime, Wells Fargo chose to fire her as an employee. The catch? The crime she committed happened four decades ago.
- Activist shareholder group Third Point has accused Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson of lying about his college education. Instead of denying the allegations, Yahoo's CEO wants to apologize for what he refers to as a resume error.
- Can doodling at work make you a better employee? Many companies are betting on it, even going so far as to train gadget-obsessed workers to look up and smell the sketches.
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(Photo credit: Charlotte Olsen