• Should Employees Be Allowed to Surf Social Media at Work?
    Social media can be a great escape for those times when work becomes overwhelming or downright boring. Not surprisingly, many companies are reluctant to encourage what they see as time-wasting on the part of their workers. Is it ever OK, then, for employers to limit their employees' use of social media at work?
  • Secrets About Men's Income and Happiness, Revealed
    Harvard University has released the results of the longest running longitudinal study of human development in history. They began following 268 male undergraduate students in 1938. Today, they have revealed much about the relationship between happiness and money.
  • What Needs to Happen for Americans to Find Work-Life Balance
    Studies show that fewer Americans want to become parents today than 20 years ago. The lack of support that the US offers its working parents, compared to the rest of the world, is definitely a factor. We’ll take a look at what America needs to do for its workforce to make holding down a career and a having family more realistic and less burdensome.
  • How to Stop a Bad Job Interview in Its Tracks

    You can -- and should -- prepare thoroughly for a job interview, but no matter how many questions you practice answering and how much research you do about the job, you still might find yourself in the middle of a bad interview. Here's how to fix it.

  • 3 Tips for Communicating With the Boss

    Ever feel like you and the boss are speaking a different language? It might not be your fault, or hers. Sometimes, people just have different communication styles. However, since your success is dependent on being able to communicate with your manager, it behooves you to figure out a way around the impasse.

  • What to Do Before You Write a Resume

    Resumes are always a work in progress, but if you don't do the groundwork before you sit down to tweak yours, you could wind up with a Frankenstein's monster of a CV -- all mismatched parts.

  • How Not to Look Ugly on a Webcam [infographic]
    Virtual interviews and teleconferences are growing in popularity in the business world, so it’s essential that professionals know how to properly present themselves on camera. Here are a few simple, yet vital tips on how not to look ugly on a webcam. No, seriously: take notes.
  • What If You Hate Your New Job?

    The problem with taking a new job is that no matter how diligent you are about researching the company, asking thoughtful interview questions, and getting a sense of the job and the corporate culture you're entering, you can still find yourself stuck in a bad fit. In this case, is it ever worth it to try to go back to your old job?

  • 3 Career Tips From the Founder of GoldieBlox, Debbie Sterling
    GoldieBlox caused quite a stir with its ad for its line of engineering toys for girls that was tuned to Beastie Boys’ song, “Girls.” However, the genius behind the ad and the company, founder Debbie Sterling, has some novel advice for girls and women looking to join the ranks of Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer.
  • Economy Adds 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Declines to 5-Year Low

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its November jobs report today, and the news is better than expected. The Labor Department had predicted gains of 185,000 jobs, and a decline of 0.1 percent in unemployment; the actual numbers were 203,000 added jobs, and a decline of 0.3 percent for a total unemployment rate of 7 percent.

  • We See Work the Same Way Our Parents Did

    When it comes to how we feel about work, we fall into three categories, say researchers at the University of Michigan: job, career, or calling. Furthermore, your point of view has a lot to do with how your parents felt about their jobs.

  • The State of Social Recruiting and Why You Should Care
    Employers are ditching their conventional hiring practices for a more convenient and practical way to locate, screen, and hire candidates – through social media. Take a look at which social networks recruiters are utilizing and why social recruiting is important to your career.
  • The Supreme Court Is Listening to a Lot of Employment-Related Cases Right Now
    Workers and laborers continue to file employment-related lawsuits challenging discrimination and wage violations. Some make it all the way to the Supreme Court.
  • So You're Unemployed: Here's What to Do

    Increasingly, getting laid off (or worse, fired) seems to be part of life. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone among your acquaintance who hasn't, at some point, found themselves unexpectedly unemployed. Still, better to have a plan of attack than to rely on "misery loves company."

  • Fast Food Workers Strike for a Higher Minimum Wage

    In 100 cities across the U.S., fast food workers are walking off the job today to protest the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – a rate they say doesn't cover the basic necessities of life.

  • Introvert or Extrovert: Which Is Better for Business?
    Opposites attract – especially in the corporate world. Career success is often associated with extroverted, assertive professionals, but we’ll show you why even the quiet, introverted ones of the bunch are just as valuable as the rest when it comes to business.
  • The 5 Most Sleep-Deprived Jobs [infographic]

    Even the least-demanding of jobs can encroach on our sleep from time to time. Whether it's because we're stuck at work long after we should be hitting the sack, or up tossing and turning, thinking of the next day's to-do list, work is second only to small children on the list of slumber-interfering things. Some jobs, however, are apt to steal more Zzzs than others.

  • Don't Wait -- Get Promoted Now
    Waiting for the right moment may take forever. Instead of waiting, plan and create the perfect moment to show your employer why you should be promoted, then ask for a promotion.
  • How Personal Decisions Can Cost You Big Time Professionally
    We all know that personal and professional don’t mix, but what happens when it accidentally does and it costs you your job? Find out how to keep your personal life from negatively affecting your career.
  • Get That Raise: How to Document Your Achievements

    The end of the year is performance evaluation time for many workers, which means that now's the time to gather up proof of your awesomeness in the hopes of impressing the boss. But before you can make your case for more money and responsibility, you need to tally up your accomplishments. Here's how to do it.