• 7 Questions You Really Need to Ask on a Job Interview -- But Can't

    By this time in our careers, we've all read plenty of articles about the questions we absolutely have to ask in a job interview, lest we wind up accidentally taking a job as a corporate psychic when we thought we were going to be planning "strategic vision." But what about the questions we really want to ask, but can't possibly?

  • Almost 60 Percent of US Workers Want to Change Careers

    Despite dismal unemployment numbers, a new survey of U.S. workers reveals that nearly 60 percent would change careers if they could. What are some of the factors driving this dissatisfaction?

  • 4 Tips for Managers Who Befriend Employees

    In today's post-40-hour-workweek world, workplace teams often spend more time with each other than they do with their families. It's easy for the lines to blur between professional and personal conduct, which can make it even tougher for managers to communicate expectations to their teams. Gwen Moran recently wrote a column for Entrepreneur in which she offered the following helpful tips for managers who befriend employees.

  • FounderDating Helps Startup Co-Founders Make Connections

    If you're looking for your next startup co-founder, consider FounderDating. The social network enables entrepreneurs to network with each other with the goal of joining forces to launch a business.

  • Gen Y Demands a Results Only Work Environment (R.O.W.E)

    So long 20-person meetings, cubicle farms and regular work schedules. According to Gen Y expert and Millennial Branding founder, Dan Schawbel, the work world is going to transform over the next two decades as Gen Y takes the lead. And just being at your desk by 8 a.m. won’t help you keep your job. Producing results will.

  • The PropsToYou App Gamifies Project Management

    The PropsToYou app gamifies project management by encouraging employees to collaborate with each other and crank out tasks for points and prizes. Managers and team leaders can use the tool to recognize workers' efforts and track their skill development over time. Can this app boost engagement and productivity?

  • Why the US is the No-Vacation Nation [infographic]

    Labor Day weekend might be upon us, but this infographic by Column Five Media for Rasmussen College shows that the U.S. has earned its "no-vacation nation" moniker. In 2011, American workers gave up 226 million vacation days, worth a total of about $34.3 billion. What gives?

    The U.S. is far behind other countries when it comes to federally mandated paid vacation day minimums with a whopping zero. The U.K. has the most with 28, followed by France with 25. Even China offers 10 paid vacation days each year.

  • Your School's Secrets Revealed

    Pomona College or Penn State University? PayScale can tell you which college is most likely to lead to a high-paying job after you graduate. But, what is it actually like to attend these or other schools? This question is best answered by students who have actually been there. To collect more first-hand information like this, we have created a new school reviews feature on PayScale.

  • Bring Your Own Mug to Work, Save the Planet [infographic]

    Hello, coffee drinkers and other people who require a hot beverage to get through their morning meetings: Did you know that reusing your coffee cup can have a big impact on our environment? Ah, we see by your eye roll that you do. When you see the stats, however, you'll forgive us for harping on the issue. Bringing your own cup from home -- or snagging that ancient Comdex mug from the communal stash in the kitchen -- is one of the biggest little things you can do to help the planet.

  • Is Your Overloaded Schedule Holding Back Your Career?

    Some believe that staying busy is good, but a new column in Forbes argues that being too busy might actually hold back your career. Is it time to clear your schedule in the name of success?

  • GetHired Lets Companies Pre-Screen Applicants With Video

    GetHired is an innovative hiring platform that enables managers to ask prospective job candidates to complete pre-screening questions via video. Such questions enable companies to instantly identify the best applicants to invite in for phone or face-to-face interviews. Can this hiring solution solve businesses' recruiting conundrum?

  • Unfair Pay Isn't Fun for Anyone... Even Monkeys

    "Take this job and shove it!" The monkey in this video may not say those words but, once it suffers unequal pay for equal work, the message is clear. 

  • Working Moms Are the Happiest, Healthiest Moms of All

    Good news for moms who work: A recent study found working mothers were happier and healthier than those who did not work outside the home.

  • Pair Programming Cranks Up Computer Programmers' Productivity

    Tech companies like Facebook and Square are increasingly using the pair programming technique to boost programmers' productivity. With this method, two programmers share the same computer and desk. As one person writes the code, the other scans it for errors and design quirks.

  • Gen Y Report: Gen Y Chooses Tech Companies

    PayScale’s “Gen Y on the Job” report reveals Millennials’ best job and employer options, favorite cities, top job skills, common degrees and more.

    The best companies for Gen Y are all technology companies, according to PayScale’s “Gen Y on the Job” report. The top five – ranked on Gen Y pay, percentage of Gen Y employees, Gen Y job satisfaction, Gen Y job stress, meaningfulness of work for Gen Y workers, Gen Y work schedule flexibility and green score – are (1) Qualcomm, (2) Google, (3) Medtronic, (4) Intel, and (5) Microsoft. All of them, except for Medtronic, were on this year’s Fortune MagazineBest Companies to Work For” list. Last year, Medtronic was listed at number 23 for the “100 Best Places to Work in IT” by Computerworld. Clearly, all five of these companies have already received recognition for their efforts.

  • Think You're Underpaid? If You Have One of These 7 Jobs, You're Probably Right

    Everyone would like to be paid more. Complaining about how much you make is as much of a great American pastime as baseball. Perhaps more, since you don't need a ticket to the ballpark in order to join in on the fun.

    Some folks, though, are legitimately underpaid. U.S. News and World Report looked at 7 jobs with high (or at least medium) satisfaction ratings but low pay. "Low pay," in this case, was below the median salary of $41,673.83, as determined by the Social Security Administration. Significantly, all of these jobs are in high demand, which makes their low pay even more puzzling.

  • Lazy? Blame Your Brain

    Lazy? Blame Your Brain

    Slackers have a new excuse for holding down the couch and skipping work. According to a recent report by The Journal of Neuroscience, differences in the brain chemical dopamine may affect our level of motivation.

  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Embarrassing Photos, Early Morning Rituals and Transitioning From Interview to Job Offer

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

  • Do Jerks Get Ahead?

    Do Jerks Get Ahead?

    Recently, Forbes.com ran two columns on the relationship between success in business and being an aggressive, thoughtless person -- in other words, a giant jerk. David DiSalvo argued that jerks get ahead, because of their perceived social status. His colleague Deborah L. Jacobs offered a rebuttal, saying that jerks do not get ahead, because their boost in social status doesn't last. Who is right?

  • The Deadliest Jobs in the US [infographic]

    Pop quiz: What do you think are the deadliest jobs in the U.S.? If you answered fishers and fishing workers, loggers, pilots, farmers and miners, you're correct. These were just some of the top occupations with high fatal injury rates, according to 2011 workplace fatality data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. When it comes to the total number of injuries, however, one vocation is the most dangerous of all: drivers and truck drivers.