• What Jobs Bring the Most Happiness?

    We all want to be happy in our jobs, but unfortunately, many of us have had jobs in our past or present that make us unhappy. What jobs not only pay financially, but also in the happiness department?

  • 5 Ways to Make Employees Happy Without a Raise

    Regular reviews are nerve-wracking, but the good ones come with a shining light at the end of them: an increase in pay that can raise anyone's spirits. Giving out raises isn't always possible, though, which can be a huge blow to office morale. There are, however, a few other ways you can show your appreciation for your employees without spending a dime.

  • Does The Government Belong In Our Schools? [infographic]

    The debate about education continues to be a hot button topic and one of the main sources of political discourse. This Top Education Degrees infographic takes a look at government's role in education.

  • 3 Ways to Network (Even When It Feels Gross)
    Most of us don't really love networking, but since most people get jobs these days through their connections, it behooves us to learn how to do it. The good news is, most successful networking is about genuine connection, not fake razzle-dazzle cocktail party skills.
  • 3 Ways to Deal With a Bad Boss
    There are lots of different kinds of terrible bosses in the world, but perhaps the very worst of the worst is the boss who is genuinely a bad person. Assuming that jumping ship isn't in the cards right now, what can a person do when stuck with such a character?
  • Is It OK to Cry at Work Now?
    For years, we've heard that crying at work makes us look weak. But some very successful feminists are now saying that a few tears isn't the end of the world -- and in fact, might even help your career.
  • How to Keep Your Startup Budget in Check

    You might have some big ideas, but those tend to cost money and when you're just starting out, it's important to keep an eye on your budget and make sure you aren't overspending in the wrong places. Contrary to popular belief, there are easy ways to cut costs while actually boosting productivity and still ensuring the success of your company.

  • PayScale: Helping You Negotiate Your Salary, One #PayChat at a Time.

    By Evan Rodd, PayScale.com 

    By now you hopefully know all about #PayChat. Here’s a little refresher, just in case you’ve been offline for the last few weeks. Every month, PayScale hosts a Twitter Chat where we address all those burning questions that can only be answered with PayScale data. Today, the topic was one that is near and dear to the hearts of many working professionals - Salary Negotiaton. 

  • Why You Should Never Quit in a Huff

    If you're a human person who has ever had a job, you've probably had fantasies of quitting abruptly -- maybe in a spectacularly cinematic fashion, involving speeches, rude gestures, and possibly an overturned desk or two. But if you're wise, you'll resist the impulse. Alas, it seems that storming off the job is never the right answer in terms of your career.

  • CEO Pay in Perspective: Infographic

    Nobody thinks being the CEO of a huge company is an easy job, so it makes sense that these bigwigs get big paychecks for their hard work. But when you compare the salaries of some CEOs to what their average workers earn, the difference can be a little mind-boggling. PayScale just published a newly updated comparison of the salaries of CEOs at the largest companies in the United States to those of their workers.

  • Are You Being Too Nice at Work?

    When executives sit down to write their memoirs, they generally focus on their achievements: which products they created, which companies they made successful, which mistakes they learned from, and so on. They very rarely spend much ink on how nice they were during their time in the sun. The problem, of course, is that women are raised to be nice -- something that can hold them back later on, should they decide to become big figures in the business world.

  • Job Perks Any Company Can Afford

    A long list of job perks has been all the rage lately, with companies wanting to make the work experience as exciting, fun and joyful as possible for employees. But perks mean money, and not every company has the extra cash lying around to provide such luxuries. However, there are still some perks you can offer that won't break the bank.

    For instance, catered lunches can go a long way. They show employees that you encourage breaks and you care about their health, and also serves as bonding time for the company. Implementing this just once a week can help boost office morale.

  • Why You Should Think of Your Resume as a Sales Pitch

    It's one of the most frustrating things to deal with when you're writing a resume: what to leave out. And if you're a jack of all trades, you might wind up leaving out more than that include. Here's why that's perfectly OK.

  • Why Social Engineering Works [infographic]

    As this Veracode infographic explains, social engineering is the art of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. Could you fall victim?

  • The 3 Happiest Jobs in America

    Happy people, generally speaking, are people who love their jobs. Either that, or they're independently wealthy. But assuming that your lottery ticket doesn't hit this week, your next best bet is to try to build your career in one of the professions with the most satisfied people in it.

  • Does Working at Home Cost Us Money?

    Working from home is often presented as a benefit that makes up for lower salaries or smaller raises. The idea is that a flexible schedule, in addition to being convenient and allowing us to work in our jammies, will save us money by cutting down on our commute, dry-cleaning, and lunch bills. But do we really save by staying home?

  • The Wall Street Journal Asks

    Navigating the path to higher education can be daunting. There are an overwhelming number of variables to consider, and finances usually sit right at the top of the list. The rising cost of education has ushered in an ongoing debate about how we measure the return on investment (ROI) of a college degree. The Wall Street Journal recently turned to PayScale’s data help guide college hopefuls through this process. The result is a handy interactive worksheet that allows you to calculate the ROI for any school you may be considering.

  • The 5 Worst Jobs in History (Were Way Worse Than Yours)

    Hate your job? You can console yourself with the fact that no matter how stressful or boring or annoying your job is, it could always be worse.

  • Paying Employees to Live Near Work Makes Everyone Happy

    Morning commutes are the worst. Whether you drive or take public transportation, most people dread the travel time to and from work. According to the Census Bureau, the average American spends 25 minutes traveling to and from work, each way. That amounts to 208 hours of commuting every year, hours commuters understandably want back.

  • Why the Small Business Will Never Die

    Large conglomerates seem to have taken over the world, but there are still many small businesses alive and kicking in America. In fact, a poll conducted by the Public Affairs Council last year found that a large majority of Americans have a positive view of small businesses and more than two-thirds would rather pay more money with a small business than a large one. There are a few distinct reasons why.

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