• Are Less-Confident People More Likely to Be Successful?

    Good news for folks who aren't alpha dogs with super high self esteem: Your lack of confidence might actually help you in the work place.

    "There is no bigger cliché in business psychology than the idea that high self-confidence is key to career success," writes Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Professor of Business Psychology at University College London, in his blog for the Harvard Business Review. "It is time to debunk this myth. In fact, low self-confidence is more likely to make you successful."

  • The Evolution of the Job Application [infographic]

    The humble process of job application has evolved considerably over the last 400 years, and this SparkHire.com infographic takes us through the many innovations that have facilitated the job-seeking process.

  • Want to Bring Your Dog to Work? Here's How to Convince the Boss

    There are tons of good reasons to bring your dog to work. They're cute, of course. And then, it's always nice to have someone around that approves of your ideas, no matter what. The problem is that neither of these arguments is likely to persuade your boss to consider implementing a pet-friendly office policy.

    Here's a better reason: People who bring their dogs into the office might have lower stress levels than workers who leave their pooches at home.

  • Are Summer Fridays Good for Business?

    Yes, summer Fridays are great for business, if you believe the recent survey by Ultimat Vodka. But of course, we must consider the source. For one thing, the respondents were employees, not employers. What kind of worker would vote for less time off? (Answer: A lonely one. Seventy-six percent of those who took the survey said they believed that Summer Fridays increased productivity.)

  • Tech Crush: Quick and Easy Ways to More Skillz

    Don’t let SkillCrush.com’s frilly font and girly good looks deceive you. Sure, the new startup enables women in tech with its, “Mastering technology doesn’t take super powers" tagline, but there’s still plenty of room for guys to learn, too.

  • Salary and Career News Round Up: LinkedIn Guide for Grads, the Effects of Bullied Coworkers and Video Game Recruiting

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

  • 5 Extra Smart Social Networking Tips

    By Sandy Jones-Kaminski

    There are ways that everyone can improve their social networking efforts. Where do you need help? Is social networking taking over your life? Are you braver online than you would be in person? Are you an “open networker” versus a genuine connector? The following list of tips can help you get more from your social networking efforts.

  • The Gender Pay Gap and Olympic Weightlifter Holley Mangold

    22-year-old weightlifter Holley Mangold has a lot of things going for her: a place on the U.S. Olympic weightlifting team, a shot at the title of Strongest Woman on the Planet, and a personal best of 562 pounds in combined lifts. Here's what she doesn't necessarily have: the million-dollar paycheck of a male pro athlete.

  • Boost Employee Morale With On-the-Job Training [infographic]

    It's natural for employee morale to wax and wane, but to fight consistently low morale, managers should offer their teams on-the-job training. Low morale costs U.S. businesses an estimated $350 billion each year, and this Mindflash infographic illustrates how career education and skill development can help companies boost morale.

  • Should Managers Track Organizational Influence in Employee Evaluations?

    Most employee performance reviews center on skills directly related to job duties, but a new Influence feature in the Chatter system by Salesforce.com aims to track individuals' organizational influence. This algorithm measures workers' activities and how team members respond to determine influencers in various departments.

  • The Student Employment Gap: Inside the Youth Job Market [infographic]

    We know that it won't be long before millennials comprise the majority of the job market, and this infographic by Millennial Branding reveals the student employment gap and its implications on young grads. Youth workers have an unusual conundrum: although 91 percent of employers expect students to have at least one internship before they graduate, half haven't hired a single intern in the past six months. What other challenges do working students face?

  • 5 Tips for Your First Day at Work

    First-day job jitters can get the best of even seasoned professionals; SavvySugar's five tips for your first day at work will help you start your new gig on the right foot.

  • 5 Tips on Career-Switching

    Career-switching isn't just for millennials; this week, the blogosphere published a wave of advice on changing jobs that's appropriate for professionals of any age. Whether you're looking to travel full-time or just lock down a career in an upwardly moving sector, we've got you covered.

  • Career Tests for Kindergarteners: Smart or Silly?

    ACT, the organization behind the college entrance exam of the same name, has developed career tests for kindergarteners that will be available in schools as early as 2014. Will this multimillion-dollar project help usher kids toward the careers of their dreams, or is it pure folly?

  • Not Getting the Salary You Deserve? Here's Why

    Here's one thing we know about money: No matter how much of it you earn, you always want more. Which is what makes it particularly distressing to discover that, perhaps, you're not actually being compensated as well as you should be. How did this happen to a nice person like you? And what can you do about it?

  • Most Workers Put In 365 Hours of Unpaid Overtime a Year [infographic]

    Chew on this the next time you're pondering your work-life alignment: 80 percent of people put in an average of 365 hours of unpaid overtime each year. They're not spending this extra time at their desks, however: they're racking it up by working after they've left the office. No wonder employers are increasingly becoming lax about punctuality.

  • Do Knowledge and Skills No Longer Influence Professional Success?

    Have we moved beyond the era in which knowledge and skills directly influence professional success? Yes, says Claudio Fernandez-Araoz of Egon Zehnder International. In a new piece for Harvard Business Review, Fernandez-Araoz maintains that those with unconventional resumes and proven abilities to "learn and adapt, to be resilient and to connect with others" are far more appealing than those with resumes that demonstrate experience and skill mastery alone.

  • America's Top Tech Cities Probably Aren't the Ones You Think
    When you think of the tech sector, you probably think of Silicon Valley. But recent data suggests that high-tech industries have expanded their base far beyond the Bay Area.
  • Need to Laugh? Listen to Kids Talk About Work [video]

    Is it possible to get a "cuteness headache," kinda like when you eat too much ice cream and you get an "ice cream headache"? Beware, you are tee-ed up to see some serious cuteness, and laugh hard, as elementary school kids explain what work is really like.

  • How to Manage Millennials [infographic]

    This infographic by the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Young Entrepreneurs Council shares statistics and valuable information on how to manage millennials. This challenging group will comprise 46 percent of the workforce in the next eight years, which means there's never been a better time than now to learn what drives and motivates Generation Y.

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