Regardless of the title that appears on our business cards, most of us are professional writers in some capacity. Don't believe us? Try sending your next work email with only animated gifs to guide your message. Bruce Kasanoff's recent LinkedIn article "Five Tips That Can Double Your Salary" got us thinking about the many ways in which we -- completely inadvertently -- make writing choices that tank our chances at promotions, raises, and the respect of our colleagues. We went through his tips one by one and came up with examples of what not to do, in terms of your business writing, if you want to be a success.
Put Johnny Depp's name on a movie and it's bound to make a buck at the box office. To date, his films have racked up $6,088,674,212 worldwide and that's just his starring roles. Even Dark Shadows, which was considered a box office bust brought in $236,527,149 worldwide.
If you're a teenager with a job -- or a family member of an employed teen -- you should be aware of the protections offered by The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. The FLSA mandates restrictions on child labor. Individual states have additional youth labor rules and regulations; any time the federal and state laws disagree, the law that provides the most protection for young workers applies.
What does it mean to be underemployed? Simply put, it means you have the education for a higher level job than the job you currently find yourself working. According to NPR, over 22 million Americans are underemployed. How did they get there?
One-fifth of the tech workforce around the world telecommutes, but many managers and HR professionals still find it difficult to engage employees and create an positive office environment in a virtual space. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Beth N. Carvin, the CEO of HR technology company Nobscot Corporation. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies to improve retention and in this interview, she provides employers tips on how to keep their remote workers around.
Ideally, you'd finish your education. You'd graduate without debt. You'd land the job of your dreams. But life has a way of throwing us for a loop. Maybe you didn't have time to complete those degree requirements. Maybe an exciting job opportunity popped up in the middle of your academic career. You know what? That's totally OK. A new study says there's no such thing as a wasted education, whether or not you got the sheepskin to prove it.
In this week's roundup of trending Twitter topics, we discuss: a tanning salon that generated nearly $200,000 in new revenue in less than a month, via a text-based marketing campaign; Myspace 2.0 launching a sleek new social music site; and Kanye West's newest album leak.
There are few things worse in a job interview than fumbling for an intelligent answer to a question. Miss Utah learned this lesson the hard way during the Q&A portion of the Miss USA pageant. (We're sorry, we mean Miss USA Scholarship Program.)
Summer Fridays can be an amazing bonus for hard-working employees -- or a waste of time and money for everyone involved. Here's what to consider before you ask your boss for a half day.