If you're languishing in your summer internship, it can feel like a long time before you make serious (or any) money. But a look at the careers of several famous women shows that many of the most successful people started way down at the bottom of the corporate ladder.
Children pick up computer skills much faster than adults. If allowed to explore and learn coding skills with age-appropriate software, they may grow up to do great things.
With so many people working in cramped cubicles, sharing offices and work stations; it’s relatively easy to find yourself annoying your neighboring colleagues. This happens often without knowledge, but over time the things that you initially found endearing about your co-workers begin to irritate you too. Those little habits that you stick to daily at the office are now causing your co-workers to avoid you, but you may not realize this at first. In fact, while you may be complaining about the annoyances of your co-workers, chances are they are also complaining about you around the office cooler without your personal knowledge.
Looking for the perfect candidate to fill an empty position within your company is no easy task. But if you don't take the time to find the right hire, it can cost your company thousands of dollars. The infographic below from Kira Talent outlines how much a single bad hire can cost you.
Branding and brand reputation is a huge part of any business, but it's even more important when your name is the brand. Take tattoo artist Ed Hardy, who in 2003 agreed to license a few of his designs to a t-shirt manufacturer. He had never thought of going into the fashion business, but the opportunity arose, so he thought, why not try it?
It is disappointing to be looked over when your company is looking to fill a management position. It is even worse when a co-worker with less experience than you gets promoted.
The job hunt often involves hundreds of job applications, dozens of interviews and not very many call backs. If you don't end up getting the job, something no doubt took place during the job interview that left interviewers unimpressed; however, they will never actually tell you that you were unprepared. Here are five common job interview mistakes that will help you have a successful interview the next time around, courtesy of Mashable.
"But everyone's doing it, Mom!" Not only is social media contributing to the annihilation of your child's grammar and spelling, but it may also be destroying his or her chances at a promising career down the road. The combination of social media and impressionable youth is like Pandora's box, releasing the evils of the world for all to see, tweet, post, like, and comment on. What your son or daughter thinks is "cool" to share with friends on social media today, may come back to bite him or her in the career butt later, which is totally not cool, man.
Welcome back to the second installment of 9 to Strive, PayScale’s career advice column. This week Industrial/Organizational Psychology Practitioner Muneeb Bukhari is tackling your hard-hitting inquires about how to deal with career plateaus and how to transition from one career to another.
Everyone is familiar with the work of blockbuster director Steven Spielberg. But did you know that he got his start in the movie business by pretending to work at Universal Studios? According to a 1969 interview, Steven gained access to the famed lot by dressing in a suit and walking past the guards as if he belonged there. After a few days of this, he found an empty bungalow (an old dressing room that had been turned into an office), had the switchboard turn on his phone then started work on his first movie. He stayed there for two years before anyone realized he didn't actually work for the studio.