• CNBC's The Profit: A Lack of Communication Cripples Car Cash
    Marcus Lemonis says that people are the reason so many businesses fail in America. And he made his point loud and clear on the premiere of his new TV series The Profit.
  • Fast Food Workers Can't Afford Rent, Demand Higher Wages
    Media outlets are calling it the largest fast food worker strike in U.S. history. Starting Monday, hundreds of low-wage workers walked out of McDonald's and other chain eateries in Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Flint, Mich. and Kansas City, Mo., demanding living wages so they can afford rent, shoes and healthy food.
  • Online Interviewing: Why Body Language Means Everything

    Don't bother ironing your slacks for your next job interview, because you probably won't need them. Now that employers have opted for virtual interviews, you can probably get away with looking professional from the waist up. That doesn't mean you're off the hook when it comes to body language, however.

  • Get Paid to Sleep at Work: Get a Job as a Bed Tester
    Some people hate to get out of bed to go to work in the morning. Other people go to work in the morning to get back in bed.
  • Ford Taps Into Social Media to Fill More Than 3,000 Jobs
    Ford Motor Company launched a social campaign called, "The Distance Between You and an Amazing Career Has Never Been Shorter" to spread the word about the thousands of jobs the company is looking to fill this year. Social media has now become a popular and effective way for employers to seek out candidates.
  • How to Make Your Office Experience Better [infographic]
    Creating a productive and motivating office experience that gives employees a little extra pep in their step can be difficult, especially since many have differing opinions about their workplace. However, there are a few simple ways to spruce things up that everyone will appreciate. The infographic below by Adam Quest teaches you how to make the office experience better.
  • Supermarket Superstars Go Global
    We all bring our family history to the work with us on a daily basis. We are a product of the culture we experienced in our childhoods. But as much as some people try to shake their past, your history can help you bring a new perspective to everything you do.
  • What's the Dumbest Thing You've Ever Spent Your Money On?

    A 12-year-old in France recently got arrested after stealing her neighbor's checks and using them to buy candy -- $3,300 worth of candy, that is. And while we're relatively certain she won't be adding "master criminal" to her resume, the Case of the Thief With the Sweet Tooth did make us think about money -- namely, the good and bad purchases we all make with our paychecks.

  • CARROT: An App to Get Your Lazy Butt in Gear

    Need a jerk to be mean to you until you get work done? Meet CARROT, the answer all your procrastination woes. In part one of a series on productivity apps, I take a look at CARROT: The To-Do List with a Personality.

  • #PayChat: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

    Are you happy at work? What factors are important to job satisfaction over the long haul? In today’s job market, it has become uncommon to work at the same company for your entire career.

  • 3 Professional Mermaids' Tales

    If you are looking for a job, love to swim, and can hold your breath for a long time, you may be able to find work as a mermaid.

  • Robert D. Smith Teaches You How to Master the Rest of Your Life [interview]
    How do you plan to spend the rest of your life? According to author Robert D. Smith, most people sleepwalk through life, being passive about the daily goings-on and letting time slip away. In his book, "20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Your Life Right Now," Smith provides readers with strategies on how to take back control of their own time and be present in every moment. His teachings include figuring out what is most important, celebrating life and holding nothing back. I recently interviewed Smith about passion and mindset.
  • What's Trending on Twitter - Royal Baby, Nelson Mandela, and Justin Bieber
    This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quite a buzz: #RoyalBaby, #NelsonMandela, and #JustinBieber. Read on to find out how the above trending hashtags relate to returning to work after having a baby, being a better leader, and how Justin Bieber's salary makes yours look like chump change. Sorry.
  • TED Talks: The Power of Seduction in Our Everyday Lives
    The word "seduction" has been so sensationalized (and sexualized) that it is mostly associated with promiscuity or manipulation. However, as Chen Lizra points out, we all can use seduction in our daily lives to help achieve our life goals. In her recent TED Talk, Lizra shows us how seduction can be a positive tool that professionals can use to achieve their life dreams.
  • Spending on Leadership Programs is on the Rise
    Organizations are increasingly willing to invest in training and development for managers. According to a recent survey by The Conference Board and Right Management, more businesses are expected to increase spending on leadership development programs in the next 12 months.
  • Age Discrimination Is Real, and Here's Proof

    A new study from Princeton offers real numbers to back up a phenomenon all older workers know to be true: age is more than just a number when it comes to getting hired, promoted, and being accorded the respect of your colleagues.

  • More Women Asking for Raises, Thanks to 'Lean In'

    What can one book do to improve the lives of working women? If the book in question is Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead," the answer is "a lot." And it starts by getting women to ask for the money they deserve.

  • Career Options for Aspiring Accountants [infographic]
    A career in accounting can be quite lucrative and satisfying in all aspects. The infographic below from the University of Alabama outlines seven career paths for accountants. To begin a career in accounting, you will typically need a bachelor's degree in business economics or accounting. You will also need a related certification, like the certified public accountant (CPA) designation.
  • Teddy Bears Need Repairs, and It's a Real Job to Fix Them
    If you always wanted to be a surgeon but didn't make it into medical school, consider become a teddy-bear repair technician. This wild and wacky job is quite real.
  • Work-Life Balance ... for the Rest of Us

    Sheryl Sandberg famously says that there's no such thing as work-life balance: "There's work, and there's life, and there's no balance." In context, her statement is meant to inspire dedication to career and family. In practice, well, it can sound pretty terrifying.

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