It's the fondest daydream of everyone with a bad boss: "What if I didn't have a boss at all?" For some workers at companies with flat hierarchies, this dream is coming true. But is it all it's cracked up to be?
Earlier this month, President Obama nominated Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve Board. If confirmed, she will be the first Democrat to lead the Fed since the 1970s, the most powerful economist in the country, and the first woman to lead the Fed. Three guesses which one the media has fixated on, and the first two don't count.
Do you feel guilty (or irritated) when you're negotiating a starting salary, a raise, or benefits? The problem might be an over-reliance on intuition and emotion, instead of logic and rational thought.
Amy Poehler is an inspiration for a lot of working women, based solely on her performance as the resilient government administrator Leslie Knope on the sitcom Parks and Recreation. But her professional life also offers plenty of insight for both men and women who want to be successful while also being true to themselves.
To-do lists are often held to be the most essential tool of the organized professional, but is it possible that our beloved lists are actually keeping us from getting stuff done?
Cover letters are the bane of most job seekers' existence. It's hard to write one that doesn't parrot your resume, sound like a form letter, or feel fake to both writer and reader. However, no matter how hard you find composing cover letters, we can almost guarantee you've never written anything like this.
Emails containing just a question mark, and a forwarded customer complaint, almost always originate from CEO Jeff Bezos, and they mean that the recipient will shortly have to explain himself or herself to the big boss.
Before you can figure out your dream job, you need to determine your vocational nightmare -- to know which careers would absolutely, positively never work for you.
Working at home can either be the solution to all your work-life balance woes -- or the beginning of the end of your productivity. Here's how to put the "work" back in the WAH.
Some of the world's most successful people, from Margaret Thatcher to the CEO of Disney, were or are early birds. In a recent Forbes article, Jennifer Cohen points out that it's not just when they get up in the morning that really matters; it's what they do while most of us are still snoozing.
Commuting is a hassle. Whether you travel to work by car, train, bus, or bike, you're likely to wish you spent less time doing it, had more control over the journey, and had to deal with fewer of your fellow commuters during the process.
Got a new job? Once the congratulations fade and the adrenalin rush is over, you'll probably grapple with a few anticipatory nerves. Here's what to expect from your first day on the job.
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