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Further proof that you are never wasting time on the internet, but rather developing your job skills: Some artists are now earning a living by designing animated gifs for corporate brands.
Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
We know how essential networking events are for entrepreneurs and jobseekers alike, and Inc. recently published five strategies power networkers use, as curated by Karl Stark and Bill Stewart of strategic advisory firm Avondale. Add these tips to your arsenal to ensure your networking efforts are as effective as possible.
Companies with female board members have outperformed companies that had an all-male board by 26 percent over the past six years, according to new research from Credit Suisse. Surprisingly, this financial success was most dramatic when share price performance was volatile -- specifically, from 2008 on.
With the 2012 London Olympics slowly drawing to a close, it's time to start thinking about the inspirational lessons we can derive from the world's elite athletes. Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti recently wrote a column for Brazen Life and Business Insider that outlines career training tips inspired by Olympic athletes. What strategies can help you clear work hurdles with the ease of an Olympian?
Here's a bit of good news amid the reports of laid-off NASA scientists struggling to find work: Curiosity, the project that landed a rover on Mars yesterday, is currently supporting over 700 jobs here on earth.
The 2012 London Olympics have just gotten underway, but business owners are likely already feeling a productivity lull. Captivate Network estimates that the time employees waste by watching the Olympics at work could cost U.S. businesses $650 million. That blows the reported $175 million productivity loss due to March Madness out of the water.
Writer Eric K. Auld has been using Craigslist to scour for jobs, and in a column for Lifehacker, he outlined how he recently posted a fake Craigslist job ad to get a better sense of the local job market and the kinds of applicants that form his competition. What's Joe Jobseeker up against when he applies for an administrative assistant job online?
We may be complaining about cash-strapped areas stateside, but the Argentine town of Bialet Masse definitely takes the cake. Mayor Gustavo Pueyo announced a raffle to determine which of the town's 92 workers will get paid first. Really?
Men, listen up: Your career may influence whether your future children enter this world with birth defects. A study published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that the work environment fathers were in during the three months before conception may raise their risk of having a child with a birth defect. What professions are most susceptible, and why?
When you think of Texas, you probably think of oil, or cattle ranches, or barbecue. But maybe you should be thinking of business.
The lone star state has topped CNBC's rankings for top states for business, beating out Utah and Virginia to claim the top spot for the third time since the annual study started six years ago.
Over the past five months, the U.S. economy has generated 1 million jobs; accordingly, more workers than ever may be preparing to look for more lucrative work. This infographic by Bizo explores the job types most likely to see major turnover as the economy continues to rebound and the job sectors in which workers will probably stay put.
The innovative [E]nstitute apprenticeships aim to help young workers hone their entrepreneurial skills at startup businesses without setting foot in a traditional college classroom. The two-year, tuition-free program offers a small stipend and free housing; in exchange, program participants will work full-time at startups like Bit.ly, Betterment and Thrillist. They'll also attend lectures, complete writing assignments and attend dinners with [E]nstitute-vetted experts.
The Wall Street Journal recently profiled a job sector in which demand has been and continues to be strong: personal service jobs like hairdressers, nurse's assistants and housecleaners. What's driving this growth? Essentially, these are among the only positions in the U.S. that can't be automated or exported.
ACT, the organization behind the college entrance exam of the same name, has developed career tests for kindergarteners that will be available in schools as early as 2014. Will this multimillion-dollar project help usher kids toward the careers of their dreams, or is it pure folly?
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