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  • The 10 Worst Job Hunting Tips Ever

    The average number of people who apply for any given job is 118, with only 20 percent of those applicants being awarded an interview, according to a Forbes article. If you want to secure your chances at being part of that 20 percent, then be sure NOT to follow these 10 pieces of job hunting advice.

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  • Geek Out, Ladies: The Tech World Needs You

    Why does the tech industry need more leading ladies, and why do so many young women shy away from pursuing potential STEM careers early on in their education?
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  • Introducing Generations at Work: Career Trends Among Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y

    Does when you were born influence your career? Recent data suggests it might. PayScale's second annual Generations at Work data package compares career trends among Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y workers.

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  • 'Hire' Education: What Makes You the Best Hire?

    Nowadays, simply having a degree doesn't guarantee a candidate an interview, so job seekers need to know what will make them stand out in the crowd. We'll take a look at the infographic beneath the cut to see how job-specific training makes you the best hire.
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  • Let's All Guess About the Jobs Data

    Thanks to the government shutdown, we'll have to wait a little bit longer to get the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But that's not stopping economists and pundits from trying to figure out the employment picture.

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  • More Women Find Work, Just Not at Well-Paying Jobs

    The latest unemployment data seems to show positive gains for women. The female jobless rate – 63 percent by the last count – is the lowest it's been for five years. Men's, in comparison, remains above 7 percent. Women are finding work, pushing down that unemployment rate, but the jobs they're landing aren't the most lucrative.
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  • Best Schools for Sports Fanatics

    Going to college isn't just about being well positioned for a high salary after you graduate. Your years in college are also about having fun and cheering on your athletically gifted classmates. Find out which schools have both great post-graduate earning potential and an awesome sports scene.
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  • 6 College Jobs That Will Boost Your Resume

    The last thing college students want to think about is how to fit work into their already hectic schedules. As a result, many undergraduates lose out on valuable resume-building opportunities. Here are six schedule-friendly campus jobs that will help students get some studying out of the way, earn some extra cash, and boost their resume along the way.
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  • CEOs Are Getting Younger [infographic]

    When you picture a CEO, you probably envision a middle-aged white man with a degree from an Ivy League school -- and you're not wrong. However, the latest crop of CEOs indicates that things might be about to change, at least in terms of age.

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  • Twitter Can Get You Fired, Bro

    Pax Dickinson, the former CTO of Business Insider, was invited to resign yesterday after Valleywag published a compendium of his racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, transphobic tweets. (Warning: Everything we link to in this post contains screenshots of Dickinson's Twitter feed, and is therefore a runner-up for the worst stuff you will ever see on the internet.)

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  • Want to Boost the Economy? Skip the Four-Year Degree

    Middle-market employers are looking for more workers with education – just not the four-year brand you'd expect.
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  • Cash in on Odd Jobs [infographic]

    If you find yourself hating the minutiae of your boring, everyday job, then why not try your hand out at one of these odd jobs that surprisingly bring home the bacon.
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  • Does More Sex Equal More Money?

    If you want to raise your paycheck, should you focus on increasing your sexy time? According to one study, the answer appears to be yes.
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  • Great Recession Is Great Downer for Generation Z

    You could say members of Gen Z are pragmatic. They grew up after 9/11. They’ve seen reports of school violence and the fallout of the Great Recession. They’re more aware of troubling times, and as a result, they’ll be wary with their money, according to this Forbes article. So why so gloomy?

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  • What if All the Good Jobs Disappear?

    You spend years acquiring a specialized skill. You go to school, land the coveted internship and then, your professional coming-of-age. You get the gig. After some time in the field, there's some technological breakthrough. It's exciting, historic and ... it puts you out of a job. Sound familiar?
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  • Lean on Me: What a "Lean In Circle" Can Do for Your Career

    Women have fought tirelessly over the decades for equal rights and have, thankfully, made giant strides. So, how is it that in 2013 women are still not "equal" to men in the workforce? Sadly, too many articles have been written blaming men and the proverbial glass ceiling for this unfortunate state of affairs. But hasn't the ceiling been shattered long ago? We should stop pointing fingers at the opposite gender and figure out a solution to eliminate the imbalance once and for all.
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  • The Good and Bad New About May's Female Employment Figures

    May's national jobless rate released this week continue the slight, steady gains in employment. The economy added 175,000 jobs and the overall rate climbed up a tad to 7.6 percent. Nearly half those gains were by women. But don't celebrate just yet.
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  • Does Age Affect Productivity?

    Does productivity decline with age? A recent study suggests otherwise, claiming today's generation is actually earning less and not as likely to obtain as many academic credentials as workers older than 60. Boy, how times have changed.
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  • Report Highlights Hidden STEM Economy

    Science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) careers justifiably get a lot of ink as critical to the economy, the driving force of the future. Half of all those jobs don't even require a bachelor's degree, which is good news for the majority of working-class adults. Yet public policy and public spending doesn't prioritize that half of the STEM workforce. Of the $4.7 billion of federal cash spent on job training, only a fifth of it goes toward training for jobs that don't require a bachelor's.
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  • Tired of Reading About Outsourcing? These Companies Are Bringing Jobs Back to the U.S.

    At the height of the recession, you couldn't open a newspaper or click a link without reading a story about an American company that was sending jobs overseas. Even when the economy started to recover, the employment rate didn't keeping pace with economic growth, in part because companies were opening factories in cheaper, less regulated locations abroad and closing factories here at home.

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