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  • What's Trending on Twitter? - #ThingsThatIrritateMe, #Powerball, #TheOfficeFinale

    Today's Twitter roundup recaps three of last week's trending topics: #ThingsThatIrritateMe, #Powerball, and #TheOfficeFinale. Why should the consummate professional keep hitting the refresh button on their Twitter feed? Well, somewhere amongst the snark and the manic updates, you might just find some timely lessons to apply to your career. Read on to find out how the above trending hashtags relate to common grammatical errors, job satisfaction, and corporate culture, respectively.
  • College Grads Want to Work at Microsoft, Not Facebook

    Contrary to popular belief, it looks like Facebook hasn’t yet taken over every aspect of young people’s lives -- especially their career paths. According to global employer research and advisory company, Universum USA, good old Microsoft wins over the younger, popular social network when it comes to where recent graduates want to work.
  • How to Stand Out in an Office Full of Slackers

    In a competitive job market, employers are likely to be carefully evaluating the performance of employees. This means, employees who want to stand out as high performers can take the high road and avoid becoming complacent. A Forbes article advises that, “Job security comes from making sure that your daily performance is so amazing that any company would be crazy to let you go.” As a professional who wants to stay employed, standing out at work counts.
  • Should You Be Excited to Go to Work in the Morning?

    If you woke up with a bad case of the Mondays this morning, you might be wondering whether or not you're in the right job.

  • Is Your Job Right for You? 4 Ways to Tell

    Penelope Trunk, cofounder of Brazen Careerist, would like to save you some time.

  • The 7 Worst States for Startup Entrepreneurs

    If you want to start a new business, you might want to think about relocating. A recent report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows that some states are better than others when it comes to starting up in the tech world. Does your state rank as one of the worst?
  • Part Time Jobs for Stay-at-Home Parents

    Raising kids is no easy task, especially when trying to stretch a single paycheck from week to week. When one parent has decided to stay at home with the family, a part time job can help to provide some much needed financial support. The good news is that there are many part time career options that give stay at home parents the power to earn and create a balanced family life.
  • Has College Outlived Its Usefulness?

    As the cost of college soars to unsustainable heights, its efficacy has been seriously called into question. Students now have direct access to employers, open-access online courses and a jaded outlook of "finding the right fit" when selecting a place to pursue their higher education. With so many colleges giving such a low return on investment, more people demand to know what they're actually paying for.
  • No Upward Mobility Needed? Making the Case for Individual Contributors in the Workplace

    Getting a promotion to a high level management position seems like it would be a dream come true for some folks trying to get ahead at work. After all, we’ve all been programmed to climb the corporate ladder to success, right? Yeah, not so much. Here's why remaining in an individual contributor role may be your best option.
  • Never too late! A Guide to Changing Careers Mid-life

    At some point in every adult’s mid-life, there comes a moment when the realization occurs that there must be something better out there in terms of a career. In fact, job surveys indicate as many as 60 percent of the adult working population want to change careers. Like a blazing headlight, a mid-life career change can be a moment of partial blindness followed by shining clarity.
  • Young America's Job Crisis

    U.S. youngsters are having a tougher time finding work than their counterparts in other wealthy, large economies. What's going on here? In the land of plenty, shouldn't young talent have a smorgasbord of job offerings to choose from?
  • 10 Valuable Lessons to Learn From Warren Buffet

    The guy became an investor at 11 years old, paid his way through college with profits from his childhood business and later became one of the greatest billionaire moguls and philanthropists of all time. Warren Buffet knows what he's doing.
  • The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs in America

    The U.S. Department of Labor has released a list of the 10 lowest-paying jobs in America, and things are not looking so great for people who work in the restaurant and beauty industries.
  • The 3 Happiest Jobs in America

    Happy people, generally speaking, are people who love their jobs. Either that, or they're independently wealthy. But assuming that your lottery ticket doesn't hit this week, your next best bet is to try to build your career in one of the professions with the most satisfied people in it.

  • The 5 Worst Jobs in History (Were Way Worse Than Yours)

    Hate your job? You can console yourself with the fact that no matter how stressful or boring or annoying your job is, it could always be worse.

  • How to Make a Mind Map and Plan Your Career

    There are lots of ways to plan out your career, but visual thinkers and fans of diagrams will love mind mapping, which basically creates a picture of your thought processes.

  • How to Become A Game Designer [infographic]

  • 5 Steps to Finding Your Passion

    You're stuck in a rut, work is just not as exciting as it used to be, and you've unleashed your inner zombie and are simply going through the motions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. If this describes you, it might be time to reevaluate your career choices. Find a career path that you will reignite your passion with the help of the five steps below.

  • 3 Reasons to Take a Side Gig -- and 3 Reasons Not To

    Taking on a part-time job -- on top of your regular, full-time job -- isn't a decision to be made lightly. Best case scenario, it can provide you with money or experience you wouldn't otherwise get; worst case scenario, it can exhaust you to the point where you're doing neither job well.

  • When It Comes to Working for the Same Company, How Long Is Too Long?

    Years ago, a colleague of mine who had held the same title for a number of years went to HR to discuss why she wasn't getting promoted.

    "People really only have your job for two years, max," she said, shrugging. "Then they leave and go somewhere else. You've been here, what six years? That's too long. I don't know what to tell you."

    Leaving aside for a moment the HR person's possible skill deficit (or at least rusty diplomatic skills) was she right?

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