• Is This the Worst Cover Letter Ever?

    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.

  • At Amazon, the Scariest Email Workers Receive Contains Just One Character

    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.

  • What's the Worst Job for You?

    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.

  • 5 Ways to Work at Home (and Actually Get Stuff Done)

    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.

  • S.A.D. at Work: How the Changing Seasons Affect Your Productivity
    Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) causes low energy and depression that affects our work productivity. There are things you can do to combat S.A.D.
  • Do These 3 Things Before 8 a.m. to Be a Success

    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.

  • Here's What the Hiring Manager Is Really Looking For
    As it turns out, the good employers that provide promising careers want to hire you because of your strengths and your weaknesses. Don’t believe us? Then, read on to find out more.
  • 5 Ways to Be a Happier Commuter

    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.

  • 10 Ways to Waste Away the Day at Work (Yay!) [infographic]
    Is it five o’clock yet? When you hate your job, the only thing you’re focused on is the countdown to when you can get the heck out of there. Here are 10 workplace time wasters to help fill up your day and get you on your way.
  • What New Hires Really Think About on Their First Day

    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.

  • CEOs Swap Roles for One Week

    What happens when two tech CEOs swap jobs? Rand Fishkin of Moz and Wil Reynolds of SEER Interactive are finding that out as we speak. Until tomorrow, they'll be doing each other's jobs at their company HQs in Seattle and Philadelphia.

  • Making Eye Contact With Your Boss May Backfire
    National Public Radio (NPR) published a report about the effects of making eye contact, and it is not what you might expect.
  • It's Not Just Kids – American Adults Are Getting Dumber, Too
    While everyone sat around decrying the state of modern education, the Associated Press came out with a study that shows it's not just the youngsters lagging behind other countries in academic achievement. Adults in the U.S. are falling behind, too.
  • Does Twitter Have a 'Woman Problem'?

    Twitter filed for an IPO last week, and the most shocking thing revealed in the paperwork is that there are no women on Twitter's board. As in, none.

  • Furlough Parties Now a Trend, Thanks to Government Shutdown
    A bunch of furloughed government workers, willing themselves to make lemonade from lemons, have been hosting shutdown parties to cheer themselves up. The New York Times ran a piece about the trend, which extends to restaurants and cafes offering deals to anyone who shows a government ID.
  • 101 Things Stopping You From Getting the Job You Want [infographic]

    There are an infinite number of reasons why you didn't get a particular job, from the interviewer holding onto the gig for a friend to your decision to overload on perfume or aftershave the day of the interview. So how can you tell if you're to blame for a lost opportunity?

  • 401(k) Choices Smart People Make
    Retirement plans such as employer-sponsored 401(k) plans are designed to help people save for retirement by offering tax benefits and employer matching contributions. Make the most of them.
  • Email Management Stinks Because You Do
    Just as a car won’t maintain itself, your emails won’t manage themselves either. We’ll teach you five painfully basic tips to mastering email management so that you can, eventually, make the task of cleaning out your inbox a little less horrible.
  • 5 Ways to Stop a Bad Day in Its Tracks

    In the good old days, if you were having a lousy day, you'd at least be done with the work part of it by 5 p.m. or so, provided you worked the standard 9-to-5 office worker's schedule. Now, of course, thanks to technology, your day can go on and on and on. Don't despair: even if you can't unplug completely, you can still reboot.

  • New Manufacturing Jobs, Thanks to Robots

    Historically, when we hear a story about robots and the world of work, the news is bad for humans, who are losing jobs as bank tellers, customer service reps, and airline ticket agents, thanks to automation. But some manufacturers are adding robots to their lines -- and increasing the need for human workers as a result.

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