• 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:

  • The 5 Best-Paying Jobs That You Can Get With an Associate's Degree

    When you picture high-paying jobs, you probably think of gigs that require a lot of education. But for every lawyer and dentist, there are a whole bunch of people who have jobs they love -- with great salaries -- that only required an associate's degree.

  • How to Strategically Announce That You're Changing Jobs
    What's the hardest part of changing jobs (besides finding a new one)? Figuring out when to let people at your current gig know that you're making a change.
  • 5 Ways to Discover True Happiness After Getting Fired

    Is it possible to be happier after you get fired? It is if you look at things from the right perspective.

  • Ace the Job Interview with Pamela Skillings

    When it comes to finding a job, a resume can only take you so far. The impression you make in an interview can often be the reason you are (or aren't) offered that job. So how can you make sure you are interviewing like a rock star? The first step is by joining us on Friday, January 25th at 10:30am PST for our chat with Pamela Skillings, interview expert a-go-go. 

  • 3 Tips for Rebranding Your Professional Image

    Your resume is a thing of beauty. Your interview skills are first-rate. So why aren't you getting hired? It could be because your image isn't all that it could be.

    "Job seekers often think that just because they have experience, HR managers will find their resume attractive," writes career expert Heather Huhman in a post on Personal Branding Blog. "But the fact is, hiring managers are increasingly looking beyond the resume and cover letter to determine if a candidate would be a good fit. They're conducting Google searches, reading blogs, and otherwise digging into your professional image to determine just how well you know your stuff -- and if you'd be a good fit for company culture."

  • 40 Percent of Americans Aren't Where They Want to Be in Life

    Feeling vaguely dissatisfied with your career? You're not alone. A recent survey by Bellevue University showed that 40 percent of adults in the U.S. aren't where they want to be, in terms of their personal and professional lives. More significantly, 60 percent couldn't say, exactly, what was holding them back.

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    If you were laid off today, who would you contact first? Lifehacker calls this question the layoff test. How you answer it might tell you a lot about your professional network -- or lack thereof.

  • 6 Hot IT Jobs That Will Make You Rich in 2013

    Tired of toiling in the trenches for little appreciation and less pay? Maybe it's time to consider a career change. If you're a tech type, you might set your sights on one of these up and coming IT jobs.

  • Sokanu Wants to Help You Find Your Dream Job

    Spencer Thompson is just 21 years old, but his new website is already being called a potential for careers. With a database of 500 jobs and endless stats on what makes people happy in specific jobs, Sokanu (pronounced "so can you") promises to match users with their ideal gig.

  • If You Don't See Yourself on This Career Path Five Years From Now, It's Not for You

    It's arguably the worst question in the interviewing process: "Where do you see yourself five years from now?" If your honest answer would be, "Doing the exact opposite of this job," then perhaps it's time to consider making a career change.

  • How To Read Your Salary Report

    You already know that is the place to go to quickly generate a personalized Salary Report that tells you exactly how your total compensation compares to people like you. (And if you don’t know that, go complete your Salary Report right now.) You probably have even spent some time poking around and looking at the array of charts and lists contained on the report. But today we’re going to show you how to get the most out of that information.

  • How to Use Social Media to Find a Job

    When it comes to finding a job, sometimes who you know matters more than what you know. But, what is the best way to leverage your social networks to find your dream job? Read on for tips about how to navigate the social waters of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, so you can land your new job as quickly as possible. 

  • Before Making a Drastic Career Change, Try a LifeSwap

    If you've ever pondered ditching your finance career for that of, say, a social worker, a startup called LifeSwap aims to help you experience that career change without turning in your two-week notice. LifeSwap lets users follow a chosen professional for a few hours a day -- think of it as a short-term unpaid internship of sorts.

  • Pursue Your Passion and Land Your Dream Job

    Jim-Hopkinson-Author-B&W-PayscaleBy Bridget Quigg,

    Do you have a nagging feeling that a better job awaits you, one that caters to your passions and pays the bills? How can you get working toward your dream job? We spoke with career coach and author Jim Hopkinson (Salary Tutor) who offered practical, step-by-step advice on how to honor what you care about most and earn a living at the same time.

  • Career Path Suggestions for Midlife Career Changes

    A down economy brings one thing to most everyone’s career path: change. Whether it’s learning new skills for the same job or searching for a different one, these added work pressures can be especially hard on people who have been in their job for 20+ years. Rather than wind down or hit their stride, they have to start over or take it up a notch.