• Can My Former Employer Give Me a Bad Reference?

    If you've spent any time in Corporate America, you've probably heard this myth before: leave a job under any circumstances, and the only thing your old boss can tell a prospective employer about you is when you worked at the company and which job title you held. The reality is quite different.

  • The Government's Laziest Employee Would Do Literally Anything to Avoid Work

    Think your co-workers are lazy? We bet they never told you they were on a CIA mission in Pakistan in order to explain why they weren't at the office. John C. Beale, once the EPA's highest paid employee, did just that. Tomorrow, he'll be sentenced in federal court for defrauding the government of $1 million in salary and benefits.

  • Landing Your Dream Job With Instagram

    We've all heard the stories about how people find their dreams jobs through social media, whether it's a lead via Twitter, an introduction via Facebook or a recruiter "discovering" them via Facebook. Not often, though, do you hear about people discovering their true love via Instagram -- the social network where people post pictures and then like and/or comment on others' photos.

  • What's the Worst Piece of Career Advice You've Ever Received?

    Remember that scene in The Graduate, when a friend of Benjamin's parents advises him to go into plastics? Probably good advice, in 1967 -- but completely the wrong tip to give that particular person at that point in his life. Likewise, we've found that a lot of the worst career advice stems from this disconnect between the giver and the receiver.

  • 3 Awesome Changes Coming in 2014 to California's Employment Laws
    It's a great time to live and work in and California. Three important new policy changes are going into effect in 2014 that give additional rights and benefits to employees in that state.
  • Even Recruiters Make Hilarious Mistakes

    Think about the worst job interview of your life, the one in which you spilled your coffee, couldn't even think of a placeholder answer for several questions, and developed an odd new twitch that now surfaces whenever you're nervous and out of your depth. Take comfort in this: at least you never sang a song to your dog.

  • 3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Boost Your Career
    LinkedIn is a social networking tool with many hidden gems. Some people don't use it in an efficient manner, and some people simply don't use it enough to enjoy the potential benefits.
  • How After-Work Drinks Help Your Career (If You're Careful)

    Socializing with co-workers gets a bad rap. For every story lauding the benefits of networking with your colleagues, you'll find three that tell you that even being in the same room with co-workers and alcohol can tank your career. So how do you get the best out of those after-work happy hours, without dealing the worst?

  • 3 Tips for Working Parents to Negotiate Flex-Schedules
    Flexible work arrangements have made returning to work a viable option for mothers who want to continue their careers, post-baby. Here are some tips for working moms to negotiate their way to flex-schedule freedom and, hopefully, get closer to achieving work-life balance.
  • How to Give to Charity This Holiday Season, Even on a Tight Budget
    There are few things in life that make you feel better than giving to others, especially during the holidays. However, when money's tight, charity is often the first to go. We’ll show you how even your spare change can make a big difference this holiday season.
  • The 10 Most Overused Buzzwords on LinkedIn [infographic]

    LinkedIn, the social network of the job seeker and the career advancer, offers opportunities to display your experience and skills in a way that is sure to impress future employers. On the other hand, it's also a good way to show that corporate-speak has completely hijacked your vocabulary.

  • The Wage Gap Is Closing, But Millennial Women Still Feel Its Effects

    Millennial women earn nearly equal amounts as men in the same age bracket, according to a report from the Pew Research Center. Why, then, do they still feel the psychological impact of the disparity?

  • Wanting It All Can Leave Working Moms Feeling Empty, Unless…
    Is the pursuit for family, career, and freedom really worth it? If you’re a working mom, you know that the quest to have it all is an endless battle that often leaves women feeling burnt out and unsatisfied in the end.
  • Science Confirms That 9 to 5 Is Hell for Creative Workers

    If you're like most knowledge workers, you produce your flights of creative problem-solving on a fairly rigid schedule -- 10 to 6, say, if not 9 to 5. Too bad that research suggests that you're only good for about six of those eight-plus hours, and not necessarily the six your employer demands.

  • 3 Tech Titles That Prove Tech Titles No Longer Have Any Meaning

    There's something about the disposition of people who start tech companies that makes them want to think up weird job titles -- even though a goofy nameplate can mean a confusing conversation for the title holder at his or her next job interview. But now, courtesy of the internet, we bring you three titles that prove, definitively, that tech job titles bear no resemblance to the job they supposedly describe.

  • Why It's Not So Bad to Look for Work During the Holidays

    The popular wisdom is that December is the worst month to look for work. Everyone's mind is on other things, the theory goes, and they have neither the time nor the energy to think about hiring anyone.

  • 5 Famous Late Bloomers Who Didn't Get Their Dream Job Until After 40

    We live in a culture that's obsessed with youth, even though experience only comes with age. If you're feeling a little blue about leaving the wunderkind years, keep this in mind: many of the world's most talented and famous folks didn't find their calling until later in life.

  • 3 Goal-Setting Apps to Help Boost Your Career in 2014
    With this year coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what 2014 has in store for your career, especially if you’re looking for a job. Here are three awesome apps to help you establish and accomplish goals to enhance your career in the new year.
  • Pantene Encourages Women in Business to #WhipIt Good
    Women in business have been asked to break through, lean in, and now to whip it, thanks to a new Pantene commercial from the Philippines that illustrates the blatant double standards that exist for women in the workplace. Let your hair down, ladies. It’s time to rock out as women take yet another giant leap toward closing the gender gap.
  • Not a Techie? Here's Why You Should Learn to Code Anyway

    Computer Science Education Week is wrapping up this weekend, and if you're in a non-computer science field, but computer science, particularly learning to code, is becoming important to all of us, in every type of job.