• 3 Reasons to Skip Graduate School

    There are plenty of reasons to go to grad school. For some careers, advanced degrees and the credentials that go with them are the price of entry. Other jobs rely on connections that are best made in academia. But a graduate degree isn't a panacea. Just ask Ron Rosenbaum, who left Yale to become a writer, first at local weeklies and then, eventually, at Esquire.

  • Why We Should Invest In More Women-Owned Startups [infographic]

    More and more women are proving that to be successful in business, gender is irrelevant. Females can bring qualities and values to a startup environment to make them great leaders, as this Business Insider infographic proves.

  • 6 Hot IT Jobs That Will Make You Rich in 2013

    Tired of toiling in the trenches for little appreciation and less pay? Maybe it's time to consider a career change. If you're a tech type, you might set your sights on one of these up and coming IT jobs.

  • Sokanu Wants to Help You Find Your Dream Job

    Spencer Thompson is just 21 years old, but his new website is already being called a potential Match.com for careers. With a database of 500 jobs and endless stats on what makes people happy in specific jobs, Sokanu (pronounced "so can you") promises to match users with their ideal gig.

  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Bad Habits Harming Your Business, Ergonomics at Work and Apps to Keep Your Life in Sync

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

  • Who Will Win the College Salary Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl?

    How are you planning on spending January 1st? Maybe you'll eat piles of those delicious foods that you promise never to eat again (at least for the rest of the year). Or maybe you'll while away the first day of the new year with some football. After all, the first day of 2013 marks the beginning of the college bowl season.

    But what if the victor was chosen based on salary potential, rather than touchdowns? Who would win the first two contests, the Rose Bowl and the Orange Bowl?

  • 2013 College Salary Bowl: Rose and Orange

    On January 1st, many people will spend the day eating delicious foods they'll swear never to eat again for the rest of the year. Many more people will spend the day watching football. The first day of the new year marks the beginning of college bowl season. If the victor was chosen based on salary potential rather than touchdowns, who would win?

  • Set a Career Goal and You Could Win an Extra Paycheck

    When it comes to your career, have you thought about what you'd like to change? Maybe you want to earn more money or finally earn that promotion. Or, perhaps, you might be ready to switch careers and start over in a new field. Big career goals like that can be daunting -- where do you begin? It's simpler than you think. Start with three words: Make It Happen.

  • Top Secrets to Make Recruiters Find You [infographic]

    Job hunting is never easy, but there are some secrets to make it work in your favor. This infographic will help you discover some top secrets to make recruiters find you.

  • A Short History of Facebook Privacy Failure [infographic]

    It's no secret that when you post content on a social media site, the chances of expecting complete privacy are quite small. You might be surprised just how small they are, though.

  • Is it Time to Go Back to School? [infographic]

    The economic uncertainty over the past several years has caused many jobseekers to consider going back to school. This infographic examines some of the statistics around higher education to help you weigh your decision.

  • The World's Workforce [infographic]

    Here's something that may surprise you. While the general workforce has decreased around the globe, the rate of women and people 55 to 64 years old who are employed has actually increased.

  • Tired at Work Today? You May Be Suffering From Social Jet Lag

    Many of us are back to work today after a long holiday weekend, and if you're feeling sluggish or unmotivated, you may be able to chalk it up to a phenomenon called "social jet lag."

  • Will Online Games Become Next-Gen Apprenticeships?

    The most recent McKinsey Public Sector Practice report suggests that online games could form next-generation apprenticeships to help out-of-work youth find employment. This idea isn't just about fun and games: Fast Company reports that a 2010 study discovered a 9 percent rise in information retention and a 14 percent increase in skill-based knowledge levels in employees who were trained using online games or simulations rather than traditional training.

  • If You Don't See Yourself on This Career Path Five Years From Now, It's Not for You

    It's arguably the worst question in the interviewing process: "Where do you see yourself five years from now?" If your honest answer would be, "Doing the exact opposite of this job," then perhaps it's time to consider making a career change.

  • The Rise of the MOOCs [infographic]

    With a four-year college degree costing nearly six figures, it's easy to understand why more and more people are turning to online courses to further their education. MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, are giving students the opportunity to earn a degree without putting themselves in major debt.

  • Are Year-End Reviews Useless?

    Are year-end reviews useless? Perhaps, argues Denis Wilson in a recent Fast Company article. Instead, managers should strive to share feedback year-round, when things are going right and when they're going wrong.

  • Do You Live in One of the 10 Smartest Cities in North America?

    We know your city is pretty smart -- after all, you live there, don't you? But when Fast Company went looking for the smartest cities in North America, they were looking for more than the median IQ of the residents. They were looking at a combination of people, economy, environment, government, living, and mobility.

  • The Most Dangerous Job in the World [infographic]

    Poor Santa Claus is often taken for granted. Have you ever really thought about what goes into doing his job? Forget crab fishing and being a stunt double -- this is the most dangerous job in the world.

  • 3 Ways Successful People Beat Stress

    We're all stressed. It seems to be a universal fact of modern life. But, as Heidi Grant Halvorson recently pointed out on the Harvard Business Review's blog network, "the difference between those who are successful and those who aren't is not whether or not you suffer from stress, but how you deal with it when you do."

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