• How to Negotiate a Better Salary When You're Underpaid

    The best time to negotiate salary is when you're considering a job offer. Even in these still-tricky economic times, you'll never have more power than before you sign on the dotted line. Sometimes, however, you work in a job for months or years, only to discover that other people with similar or lesser skill sets are getting paid more than you are. So what then?

  • Top 5 Liberal Arts Schools by Salary Potential

    Want a well-rounded education, but high earning potential when you graduate? You don't have to sacrifice a solid foundation in the liberal arts for practical concerns. Although STEM graduates routinely top the list of high-salaried grads, many of the schools on this year's College Salary Report offer plenty of options for humanities, arts, and communications majors.

  • How to Love Giving Presentations (Yes, Really!)

    In a perfect work world, we'd only have to do the things we're good at and enjoy. Introverts would be left alone to work on one-person projects, and only professional actors and PowerPoint enthusiasts would ever have to give a presentation. No surprise: we don't live in that perfect world. But that doesn't mean that every public speaking situation has to be a nightmare for you or your career.

  • The 10 Biggest Office Distractions, and How to Beat Them [infographic]
    Did you spend part of this weekend working? If so, maybe you have a time management problem -- or maybe you have a problem with other people not letting you manage your time. Either way, identifying the major obstacles standing between you and a more productive work week will free you up to spend next weekend resting (or at least, attending to the business of your personal, non-work life).
  • The 5 Highest-Earning Schools for Sports Fans

    Want to root for the home team and net a solid paycheck after graduation? These schools prove that jocks and the spectators who love them can earn an impressive salary. This year's College Salary Report picks the winners.

  • The 5 Best Party Schools by Salary Potential

    What's work-life balance look like when you're a college student? For some, it's being able to party hearty while still getting a top-rated education, and making a good salary after graduation. If you think you can balance keggers and cramming, PayScale's College Salary Report shows which four-year schools might just be for you.

  • Is There Such a Thing as a Bad LinkedIn Endorsement?

    Done well, LinkedIn endorsements highlight your strengths, build the perception of your expertise, and show prospective employers that you have connections who are enthusiastic enough about you to take a few seconds out of their day to invest in you. But that doesn't mean you need to accept every single one -- or that you should.

  • These 5 Two-Year Colleges Offer Salaries to Rival Bachelor's Degrees

    Don't have the time, funds, or inclination to get a four-year degree? Some associate's degree programs offer high salary potential for less time. Just keep in mind that choice of school matters. For the first time, this year's College Salary Report highlights the schools whose two-year degrees offer you the best shot at raking in the big bucks.

  • Introducing the 2014-2015 PayScale College Salary Report

    Future salary isn't the only measure of a top-quality college education, but in an era when student loan debt tops $1 trillion, and two-thirds of students graduate with student loan debt, identifying which schools offer a future salary advantage is an important part of the college selection process. PayScale's annual College Salary Report helps you do your homework.

  • US News Best Colleges: What Makes a Top School Great in 2014?

    Princeton, Harvard, Yale, and Stanford: these schools were among the top four universities in this week's Best College rankings from U.S. News -- and, albeit in a different order, they were the top-ranked universities in 1983, the first year the list was released. But that doesn't mean that U.S. News (or any other source) is reviewing universities and colleges the same way they were 30 years ago.

  • How to Get the CEO to Respond to Your Email

    Would you email Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, or Marissa Mayer? If the answer is no -- and you have something to say -- maybe it's time to ask yourself why.

  • Do This, and Start Getting Stuff Done

    If you're having one of those Mondays in which you feel like the proverbial chicken with its head cut off, there's one quick thing you can do to stop running and start producing. (Bonus: you'll also feel less stressed, which never hurts.)

  • 3 Times to Accept a Lower-Paying Job

    In a perfect world, we'd all love our jobs enough to do them for free, and have the independent wealth necessary to be able to afford it. In this imperfect world, well, someone needs to pay the electric bill. While you should always negotiate to get the best possible rate for your services, skills, and knowledge, there are times when it makes sense to accept less money.

  • Does It Matter That There Are More Famous Women in Tech? [infographic]

    Women are underrepresented in tech. At Facebook, only 15 percent of engineers are women; at Google, that number is 17 percent. At the same time, there are finally some big, female names heading up tech giants. Do more famous faces equal a better situation for regular women in STEM fields?

  • 5 Career Lessons From Joan Rivers

    Yesterday, Joan Rivers passed away at the age of 81. Celebrities remembered her on Twitter as a comedy icon, but most importantly, as one of the hardest working comedians in the business. Here's how her career can inspire you, no matter what you do for a living.

  • Is Higher Education Worth the Cost? Fusion and PayScale Investigate

    Student loan debt currently tops $1 trillion, and tuition and fees increase every year. In an era of persistent unemployment and declining real value of wages, a prospective student could be forgiven for wondering if it's worth it to go to college at all. Recently, Fusion, a TV and digital network aimed at Millennials, and PayScale examined the question of whether college is still a good investment.

  • BLS Jobs Report: 142,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment at 6.1 Percent

    The economy added 142,000 jobs in August, according to this morning's Employment Situation Summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fewer than the 230,000 jobs predicted by economists. The unemployment rate declined slightly to 6.1 percent. Does this report, which is the weakest in six months, indicate signs of slowing job creation?

  • ADP Jobs Report: Economy Added 204,000 Jobs in August

    The private sector added 204,000 jobs last month, according to this morning's ADP National Employment Report, slightly lower than the 215,000 jobs predicted by economists.

  • 3 Strange Jobs Held by Authors Before They Were Famous

    Even history's most revered writers had to do something to hold body and soul together before they hit it big. No surprise that these creative minds often toiled in something a little more offbeat than the usual food service or babysitting gigs.

  • 5 Management Tips: How to Encourage a Better Attitude in Your Reports

    There's a difference between constructive criticism and, well, whining. If your team is doing more of the latter these days, you don't have to stand by and let negativity take over. There are steps you can take to make sure that you still hear feedback but don't encourage aimless complaining.

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