• 3 Reasons to Love 'Temp-to-Hire' -- and 3 Reasons to Hate It

    As the economy improves, many employers are staffing up again, sometimes on a temp-to-hire basis. So is this good for employees, or just another way to work like a full-timer, without a full-timer's benefits?

  • Biting the Hand That Feeds: Lululemon’s Founder Steps Down as Chairman
    Lululemon – you either love the brand, or you hate it. And if you were a victim of their see-through yoga pants disaster, then you probably are in the latter group. We’ll take a look at how throwing caution to the wind in business can cause your career to unravel at the seams.
  • 5 Ways to Completely Ruin Your Career at the Company Holiday Party
    A little booze never hurt anyone, right? Well, if you’re talking about boozing at the company holiday party, then you’re absolutely wrong. We’ll show you what to do if you care to obliterate any chances you have at a thriving career … ever.
  • 3 Conference Tips for Shy People
    Whether it's to pick up continuing education credits or network with others in your field, attending conferences offers a unique way to expand your work beyond the scope of the office. But what if you're shy? Even if you hate crowds, traveling, and conversations with strangers, these tips will help you get the most out of the experience.
  • Robots Won't Steal All the Jobs (But They Will Take Some)

    Since the early days of science fiction, man has worried that robots would eventually take their jobs. So far, the news seems to be mixed -- sometimes robots giveth jobs and sometimes they taketh them away. But certain low-paying occupations are more at risk for robotic replacement than others.

  • Your Busy Co-workers Are Stressing You Out

    Feeling the heat at work? It might be your colleagues' fault. Working with people who rush around and convey an attitude of perpetual busyness elevates our stress level, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal.

  • 5 Email Mistakes That Are Making You Look Unprofessional

    These days, we spend a lot more time communicating with people online than we do in person, or even over the phone. Everyone is forced to become a writer if they want to get their points across, even if their job seems unrelated to the world of words. Here are some common mistakes that just about everyone makes when emailing at work.

  • Jack Welch: 'The Four Es and a P' of Hiring
    Just as businesses need to understand their customers in order to effectively market to them, candidates also need to know what hiring managers are looking for in order to get noticed and get hired. Jack Welch helps job seekers to get a leg-up on the competition with “The Four Es and a P” of hiring.
  • How Social Media Is Making Us All Narcissists [Infographic]
    If you're like most of us, your social media feeds are infested with selfies. Let's call it like it is: social media is bringing out the narcissist in all of us – and, boy, is it ugly.
  • Great Interview! Now Here's Some Homework
    You probably know the basics of behaving properly during a job interview – dress appropriately, be punctual, research the employer, be prepared with a real answer to “Why do you want to work here?” etc., etc. However, you may not have expected the interview to end with an assignment. Find out why interviewers are handing out homework, and how it may help you land the job.
  • Did the Bumpy Obamacare Rollout Save the Economy?

    The bumpy first few weeks of Obamacare might have helped to force Democrats and Republicans to work together on a budget deal. At least, that's Joe Weisenthal's theory over at Business Insider.

  • Millennial Moms Would Give Up Sex and Dessert Before Smartphones
    A new study shows how technology, specifically social media, has affected women in the digital age, both at home and at work. It found that today’s moms could care less about “having their cake and eating it to,” and would rather cuddle up with their smartphones than their husbands. (Sorry, not sorry.)
  • Data Scientist: Sexiest Job of the 21st Century
    Are you looking for a new career that is just as successful as it is desirable? Then, it’s time to consider what Harvard Business Review calls “the sexiest job of the 21st century,” the data scientist.
  • 5 Inspiring Career Tips From Nelson Mandela
    Nelson Mandela was a man of great courage, wisdom, and love, and he never let adversity get the best of him. We’ll take a look at five of Nelson Mandela’s most inspiring quotes to help you realign your career focus and humbly continue down the road to success.
  • Use a Precise Number in Salary Negotiation

    Want to get a raise this year, or more money at your new job than you earned at your old one? Research from Columbia Business School suggests that naming a precise, non-round number when negotiating your salary could lead to higher earnings.

  • GM's New CEO Mary Barra Is the First Woman to Lead a Major Car Company

    Mary Barra has worked for General Motors for 33 years, most recently as executive vice president of global product development. She seems like a natural choice for replacement for departing CEO Daniel Akerson, who is stepping down in January. Why Barra's is appointment such big news? Because she will be the first female CEO to head a car company the size of GM.

  • New Farm Bill Might Allow Agribusinesses to Stiff Workers
    The House of Representatives is currently considering weakening the FLSA rights of agricultural workers. The FLSA was designed to protect all those who toil under the employ of others. If we start taking away one group of workers' rights, whose rights will we take away next?
  • How to Network Without Being a Creep

    If a person tells you, right off the bat, that they love networking, you probably take an involuntary step back. Loving networking is like saying that you love pressuring your co-workers to buy your kids' seasonal fundraising wrapping paper. It's highly suspicious and rarely the mark of anyone you want to invite to your next party.

  • President Obama to the American People: 'Learn to Code'

    In honor of Computer Science Education Week, President Barack Obama is asking everyone to learn code. The Hour of Code campaign, which kicks off the week, encourages newbies to pick up basic coding skills.

  • Can Policy Changes Help the Struggling Lower-Middle Class?

    More than half the families in the United States earn less than $60,000 per year. Even at 250 times federal poverty level, lower-middle class incomes leave workers vulnerable to financial disaster.