Sometimes, career wisdom comes from the oddest of places -- for instance, from the life and struggles of Obie, a dachshund who once weighed 77 pounds.
Conventional wisdom about female entrepreneurship is that women start businesses for women, often around fashion or beauty, and that those businesses operate on a small scale, often out of the home. But today's women entrepreneurs are building diverse businesses in areas ranging from personal finance to technology -- and they're going big.
Thankfully, most of us never have to worry about saving lives when we go into a negotiation. At most, we're hoping to score a little bit more money, and maybe some paid vacation.
Think luxurious workplace perks went out with flip-phones and a stable economy? Think again. While many of us would be happy just to have health insurance, some lucky workers toil away at companies that offer really fancypants perks.
There's no such thing as job security anymore, but you make yourself a little bit safer from the ax by making yourself as valuable as possible to your employers.
Even the most committed introvert will occasionally have to make nice at a professional function. Too bad, then, that so many of us are so out of practice talking to actual people.
Wish your career was a bit more stylish? Learn from Levo League's profile of Coco Chanel.
Want to be a daguerreotypist when you grow up? Well, too bad, because you can't. If that seems like harsh news, best avoid Business Insider's awesome list of 1850s-era jobs that no longer exist. (The rest of us can marvel that there was ever a person who made baking soda for a living.)
There are a million theories about how to do more at work, but if you really want to stop putting things off, step one is to get comfortable with the idea of tricking yourself.
Fast food workers in 60 cities around the country have been on strike this past week, demanding $15 an hour (or almost double the minimum wage in some areas) and the right to form unions.
How much happier would you be right now if today was your Friday? If Forbes contributor Richard Eisenberg had his way, it would be.
Think about the last terrible job you had. (For your sake, we'll hope it's not the one you have right now.) Why did you stay? If you're like most of us, it was because you were afraid to give up a "sure thing." There's just one problem with that: most experts will tell you that job security no longer exists.
Is it wrong to like a politician more when you catch him wasting tax payer money? The Washington Post's photo of John McCain playing poker on his iPhone during a U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing was oddly endearing.
In the olden days before smartphones and Wi-Fi, it was easy to tell workaholics from normal busy people: workaholics were the ones who never stopped working. Now that many of us are always sort of working, well, the distinction is harder to make.
When it comes to the world of work, what you say can be as important as what you do. No matter how casual your work environment, making the wrong comments (or the wrong comments to the wrong people) can get you fired in a hurry.
Sometimes, the best career advice comes from unexpected places. For instance, the 2006 concert rider for Iggy and the Stooges.
It's officially September, which means that most Americans have either taken their summer vacations -- or make an uncomfortable peace with the fact that they're probably not taking one.
Are you a clean-desk person or a messy-desk person? Before you sheepishly hide your files or borrow a neighbor's desk toys, you should know that there are plusses and minuses to both styles.
One of the major points of debate about the Affordable Care Act is whether it will lead to American workers losing their jobs. A recent poll showed that some small business owners have frozen hiring in anticipation of the now-delayed employer mandate, and the news is full of stories about retailers who cut employee hours down to 29.5 per week, to avoid benefit costs. So what's the good news?
Why do women tend toward careers that serve society, but not their own bottom line? Recent research suggests that it's because they're more cooperative than men.
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