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  • 10 Online Places to Learn Valuable Job Skills, for Free

    Job counselors tell us that the best way to build a successful career is to keep learning and adding skills to our resumes. But education isn't cheap -- for the most part. Fortunately, there are plenty of totally free sources online that will help you develop the skills you need to get hired, be promoted, and keep those raises rolling in.

  • The 20 Hottest Job Skills of 2013

    Want to boost your salary in a hurry? Some entries on your resume are worth more than others. Pick up these skills, and your paycheck could increase by as much as 20 percent.

  • Why You Should Trust Your Intuition

    We live in an age that's obsessed with the bottom line, and the numbers that it takes to get there. Sometimes, however, you have to fold a bit of instinct in with the research and scientific evidence -- especially when it comes to your career. Here's why it's sometimes a good idea to go with your gut.

  • 5 Famous Late Bloomers Who Didn't Get Their Dream Job Until After 40

    We live in a culture that's obsessed with youth, even though experience only comes with age. If you're feeling a little blue about leaving the wunderkind years, keep this in mind: many of the world's most talented and famous folks didn't find their calling until later in life.

  • Not a Techie? Here's Why You Should Learn to Code Anyway

    Computer Science Education Week is wrapping up this weekend, and if you're in a non-computer science field, but computer science, particularly learning to code, is becoming important to all of us, in every type of job.

  • How to Get the Job When You're Overqualified

    There are a lot of reasons to apply for a job for which you're overqualified. Maybe you're making a career change. Maybe you've been stuck in internshipland, and you're trying to make the jump to full-time employment. Or maybe you just plain need a job, because life costs money, and the rent isn't going to pay itself. Whatever the reason, there are a few things you can do to make yourself a more attractive candidate.

  • Don't Know What You Want to Be When You 'Grow Up'? Don't Worry

    The whole idea of career planning is to lay out some sort of road map, to get you from where you are today to where you want to be tomorrow, next year, or five years from now. But what about if you have no idea what you want for a career?

  • The Surprising Reason Workers Settle for Boring Jobs

    What would it take for you to stick with a job that you found mind-numbingly dull? If you're like most of us, you probably answered, "Stacks and stacks of cash." But recent research suggests that money isn't the major reason workers stay with jobs that bore them -- or at least, it isn't important in exactly the way you'd think.

  • 3 Career Lessons From Amy Poehler

    Amy Poehler is an inspiration for a lot of working women, based solely on her performance as the resilient government administrator Leslie Knope on the sitcom Parks and Recreation. But her professional life also offers plenty of insight for both men and women who want to be successful while also being true to themselves.

  • The Older We Get, the More Inspired We Are by Work

    This summer, LinkedIn polled its members to find out how inspired they are by their jobs. Among the interesting insights in the initial results: older workers are more inspired than younger ones.

  • Where Can You Expect to Be in 5 Years?

    What you do today is the blueprint for what you'll be doing tomorrow, next week, and five years from now. If you're not working on something that will support your dreams in the future, now's the time to make a change.

  • Want to Love Your Job? Build a Career With These 3 Things

    Seventy percent of American workers are unfulfilled by their jobs, according to Gallup's 2013 State of the Workplace study. Research has shown that money doesn't buy happiness at work. So what does?

  • The 'Ordinary' Early Jobs of 5 Famous Writers

    When you think about the early lives of famous authors, do you picture them toiling away in a garret somewhere, composing deathless prose by the light of a single candle? It turns out, they were more likely to be working under the glare of fluorescents, in an office cubicle similar to yours.

  • Tips for Handling Multiple Job Offers Without Going Insane
    It’s every job seekers dream. Imagine the thrill of getting multiple job offers from companies that want to hire you, now. But before you do cartwheels around the house, remember that this can be a confusing time too, filled with worry over what job will provide the best option for your career path. It can be difficult to decide what job offer will give you the compensation and professional reward you deserve.
  • Why Your Social Media Obsession is Good for Your Career [infographic]
    You know that guilty feeling you get for checking Facebook at work, because you think that if someone sees you, they're going to assume that you never do an ounce of work … ever? Well, according to the University of Florida's online MSM infographic, you can actually turn that guilty obsession into a viable career!
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • The 5 Happiest, Healthiest Jobs in America

    If you want to feel good, both physically and mentally, you're better off being a doctor or a teacher than a transportation worker, according to a recent Gallup poll.

    The survey measured American's physical, emotional, and financial well-being by examining factors such as exercise, produce consumption, obesity, smoking, view of their workplace, and relationship to management.

  • 3 Reasons You Should Be Glad You Won't Have the Same Job for Your Whole Career

    In a world where even being the Pope isn't necessarily a lifetime job, can any of us hope to put in our thirty years and retire with our gold watch?

    Of course we all know that the answer is no, but the good news is that maybe we shouldn't want the same job for our whole lives, anyway. Here's why: