The old promise of college was that, if you could graduate, you would be almost guaranteed a job in your field. After the economic collapse, that promise is officially gone. In PayScale’s “Gen Y on the Job” report, we found that 63 percent of Millennials currently have a bachelor’s degree, yet the most commonly reported jobs for Gen Y don’t necessarily require a college degree.
Having a case of the Mondays? Not so fast. Researchers at Stony Brook University recently published a paper in the Journal of Positive Psychology that proves workers' so-called "Miserable Monday" is nothing but a myth. It turns out that we're just as ill-tempered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. What gives?
Dear College Student,
Your summer job is coming to an end and it is time to pack your car for the drive back to the dorms. Before you re-enter the world of all-nighters, football games, and 3 a.m. Hot Pockets with a Pop-Tart chaser, be sure you update your LinkedIn profile with the new skills you learned this summer.
It's the new American dream: work at something you love, from home, in your pajamas, and make a decent living at it. Of course, that's easier if you work as a social media manager or a customer service representative. But what about folks in traditionally office-bound gigs? Can they ever hope to work from home?
Back in June, we introduced you to Coursera.org. The free online educational site seems unstoppable as it takes the world of learning by storm with its “Education for Everyone” motto. Third-generation Ph.D. and Coursera co-founder, Daphne Koller, recently gave a thought-provoking TED talk titled, “What We’re Learning from Online Education.” TED, a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading,” posts inspiring talks given by great thinkers and entrepreneurs, starting a global conversation, available to the world for free.
The unemployment rate for Generation Y is 50 percent above the national average at about 12 percent, and in this interview for iOnPoverty.tv, Regina Starr Ridley offers job interview tips for millennials. Ridley is the publishing director of the Stanford Social Innovation Review; previously, she ran a $150 million, 500-person publishing house. What does she look for in a new hire?
Are you ready for a world without telemarketers? According to CNN, we might soon be living there. And while this is good news for anyone who's ever wondered how a cruise ship company got their cell phone number, it's bad news, of course, for the folks who work in these jobs.
Today in Depressing News from the Gender Pay Gap, we present to you the results of a recent study called "Women in Charge: The Impact of Female Managers on Gender Inequality." Compiled by MIT Ph.D. student Mabel Abraham using data from 68 bank branches, the report found that having a woman for a boss didn't help female employees get promotions or raises.
Salary and Career News Round Up: Productivity Tools for Remote Workers, Millennial Job-Hopping and Sites That Help You Outsource Your Life
Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
When you're shopping for your next career, you're probably most interested in which jobs have the best long-term growth potential. After all, there's no sense in shelling out all that money on retraining, only to have your new gig disappear in a couple years. But a recent study highlights another very important, often overlooked factor: Your job should make you happy, or at the very least, not torpedo your chances of feeling OK most of the time.