• 7 Jobs Where Women Out-earn Men

    On the surface, women appear to earn less than men -- some estimates say as little as 80 cents on the dollar. But when we look at the data more carefully, we see that this isn't a universal truth for all women and all jobs. In fact, in some jobs, for a variety of reasons, women tend to out-earn men.

  • 3 Reasons Women Don't Start Businesses (Even When They Should)

    Last year, seven women started businesses for every ten men who did the same. So why, then, does the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report say that there's a "big confidence gap" between male and female entrepreneurs?

  • 3 Characteristics of a Bad Boss
    Bad bosses can make your work life pretty miserable, making you hate a job you once loved and taking away your motivation to do a good work. But what makes these bad bosses so bad? The Harvard Business Review did 360 qualitative interviews to find out which characteristics of bosses people find most unpleasant.
  • Does Someone Have to Go: Employees Vote with Their Hearts Not Their Heads
    Last week on Does Someone Have to Go, we watched as the employees of Velocity Merchant Services roasted their co-workers in candid videos. That was followed by a mortifying round where salaries were revealed and from there, the group chose the three employees they thought deserved to be fired. Can the bottom three redeem themselves?
  • Talk Nerdy to Me: Why Women in Tech Are Hot
    Is the tech industry embracing its feminine side at last? The recent emergence of tech-savvy female leaders like Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer of Yahoo! encourages more young women to pursue careers within the largely male-dominated field. Jobs in the tech industry are in high demand, yield promising salaries, and have been proven to be recession-proof -- or, at least, recession-resistant. Still not convinced that a tech major or career path is for you? Let's take a look at the statistics and see what the experts have to say about being a female in the tech industry.
  • Can They Fire Me For That?
    If you live in 49 of the 50 states, the answer to the above question is almost always, "Yes." Montana is the exception.
  • What It's Really Like to Be a Female Programmer

    With men still dominating careers in technology, it can be difficult for their outnumbered women colleagues to make their voices heard. And here at PayScale, we know how important it is that businesses hire more women into high-tech roles. Due to this knowledge, we reached out to three brilliant female programmers from varying industries so that they could share their personal stories of what it’s really like to be a female working in a field that is overrun by men.

  • Tactful Ways to Escape a (Really) Bad Job Interview
    As job seekers, we've all experienced at least one – a job interview gone terribly wrong. When this happens, how do you cope? Do you bolt or endure it? In this article, we'll look at the three most common bad interview scenarios and give you expert advice on how to tactfully escape with your reputation and sanity intact.
  • 3 Ways Wearable Technology Will Impact Startups
    Get ready, tech startup founders. The future of computing is heading toward wearable tech products that extend far past Google Glass, and large corporations aren’t the only ones seeing big opportunities when it comes to offering wearable tech devices to consumers. These products are already beginning to shake things up in the startup world where founders have been seen swapping the usual web or mobile app idea for innovative, wearable technology creations. And this emerging trend is about to impact your tech startup in significant ways.
  • Can Peppermint Pencils Help You Concentrate?
    Can peppermint pencils unlock better focus and performance? The makers of Smart Smencils believe so. These pencils, which are made of newspaper rather than the traditional wood, are soaked in a liquid minty scent to improve concentration.
  • 3 Career Lessons From She-Hulk (Yes, Seriously)

    Unless you're a bigger comic book fan than the average person, you probably don't know much about She-Hulk, Marvel's lady equivalent of the regular old Hulk (who was, in case you're forgotten, a dude). But even if you already know all about Jennifer Walters' lime-green alter ego, you almost certainly have no idea what an inspirational figure she can be for women in the working world.

  • Women are Increasingly Both Breadwinners and Caregivers
    As more women join the workforce and climb the corporate ladder they're more likely to fill the role of family breadwinner. Yet those professional advancements come without without the luxury to relinquish any of their traditionally held caregiver responsibilities, like shuttling kids to and from school, taking care of doctor appointments and housework, according to a Pew Research Center study released Wednesday.
  • The 10 Toughest Jobs to Fill This Year
    Forty percent of employers in the U.S. have job vacancies, but can't find the skilled workers to fill them, according to the latest skills survey from staffing agency ManpowerGroup. For those of you hiding under a rock for the past half-decade, that's what we call the skills gap. The disparity between employers' need and workforce ability.
  • Employees Literally Jump Through Hoops for the Boss Tonight on Wipeout
    If you think your boss makes you jump through hoops every day, you need to watch tonight's episode of the ABC game show Wipeout. It's a special Boss & Employee edition with a twist. In the first round, the teams will have to work together to make it through obstacles such as Cuckoo Crazy and the Wipeout Break Room. From there, they'll have to conquer the Miami Pound Machine and the last couples standing will head off to the nerd-infested IT City.
  • I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar! 5 Career Tips From Powerful Women in Business
    Climbing to the top of the professional ladder is hard enough for any worker, but when that worker is a woman, the challenges increase exponentially. According to an article published by Women on Business, "As of 2010, only 2.4 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 chief executives were female [and] only 6 percent of U.S. companies have a woman CEO." As a result, we're always impressed when we read about a woman who has ascended to a principal position at a large firm. We want to hear her story, learn from her experiences, and be inspired in our own career pursuits. Here are five tips from powerful businesswomen who overcame the odds and broke through the glass ceiling.
  • Treadmill Desks Have Employees Staying Active While They Work
    Nutrition and exercise specialists at the University of Missouri have begun working at treadmill desks, giving employees a simple way to stay active while they are stuck at their desks.
  • Send a Not-So-Boring Thank-You Note
    What do potential bosses and grandparents have in common? They both love thank-you notes. Remember how, when you were growing up, grandparents always gave the most awesome gifts? And then shortly after birthdays, holidays, or whatever the occasion, your mother would start in: "Did you write your thank-you notes yet? Remember to write your thank-you notes!"
  • 3 Technology Flubs That Are Sabotaging Your Job
    In this day and age, modern technology seems to have taken over every aspect of our lives, including our careers. From social networking sites that allow us to stay constantly connected to colleagues, to iPhone apps that provide us with efficient ways to get our work done and even to 3D printing technology we use at work, it's essential to stay on top of every technology trend, right? Well, not so fast. Let's take a good, hard look at your typical workday for a moment. If you often find yourself staring at your computer at the end of the day without a single item on your task list complete, technology could very well be the culprit to your constant procrastination.
  • Dear Career Women: Our Jobs Are Making Us Ugly
    Good news, working women. Not only do we have to worry about whether our jobs are paying us as much as our male counterparts and the possibility that our jobs may be making us fat, but we also have something else to worry about. And this one is crucial and will directly affect our dating lives, our chances of finding a man to marry us, and even our children. Who knew working could be such a damaging part of our lives?
  • Mayweather Repeats as Sports Illustrated 'Fortunate 50' Champ
    Cementing his spot at the top with a repeat performance, boxer Floyd Mayweather ruled Sports Illustrated’s “Fortunate 50” list of the highest-earning U.S. athletes for the second year in a row. On a list once dominated by Tiger Woods, Mayweather’s ascent resulted from a pair of big-money fights in 2011 and two more in 2012 that should net him over $90 million.