In today’s job market, a college degree no longer guarantees a stable and prosperous career. Many recent college graduates struggle to find work in their chosen fields, and as a result, they take less desirable jobs just to pay the bills. This Wednesday, June 26th at 10:30 A.M. (PST) PayScale will address the issue of underemployment in our monthly twitter chat, #PayChat.
Next time you think there are no interesting jobs left, remember the story of Martin Riese. Mr. Riese is the general manager of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's restaurant, Ray's & Stark. Mr. Riese is also a highly specialized brand of sommelier: he's a water sommelier.
Imagine being able to roll out of bed each morning, slip into your bathrobe, and take a leisurely stroll down the hallway of your home, with coffee in hand, to your office? When most people think of working from home, this is what they imagine. Yet, the reality is all together something else. In this article, we’ll take a deeper look at the work from home lifestyle from a real person who has accomplished this for eight years.
Phil Jackson is a legendary former NBA coach and with 11 titles under his belt, he definitely knows a thing or two about leadership. Jackson recently published his memoir, "Eleven Rings," where he outlines what really led to his success. Below are the 11 principles that made him so successful.
As a job seeker, it’s common to get at least one rejection letter from a company where you’ve applied for work. Candidate rejection letters can seem like a slap in the face, when really they are meant to foster good will with candidates who may not be suited for a job at the present time. If you look beyond the actual rejection itself, you may see that there are some things to be learned from receiving a rejection letter.
Higher education in America faces a dilemma. How can we make college more accessible, make sure students learn, make sure they finish their degrees on time and still keep it affordable enough for all socioeconomic levels? At least one study suggests technology and improved accountability measures could be the answer.
The divide between America's rich and poor has grown extensively in the past 30 years, especially for people raising kids. And while the rich have become richer, earnings have declined for the lowest-income echelon. Education can and should be the great equalizer, expanding opportunity for the poor. But how can we improve public policy to ensure that it's accessible to all income levels in an age of skyrocketing tuition costs?
Some of the world's biggest tech companies are sitting on piles of billions of dollars, and don't know what to do with it. Apple alone reported a surplus of $137 billion at the end of the most recent fiscal year. The infographic below from WhoIsHostingThis.com analyzes ways these tech giants can use this surplus of money.
People who work for nice, considerate employers may take certain privileges for granted, and even assume these privileges are rights. For example, if you are allowed to leave your work area to visit the restroom whenever you choose, you are enjoying a privilege, because this is something you do not have the right to do via the federal government.