• Open-Plan Offices Are the Worst (Says a Study)
    All the hype about open workspaces is finally being refuted, thanks to a little study that found open floorplans to be detrimental to productivity. We’ll examine the facts to see how workstation “openness” results in many employees feeling exposed, rather than liberated.
  • What Type of 'Chair Sitter' Are You?
    The next time you roam the aisles of your office, try to spot these ten types of “chair sitters” and see if the descriptions below tell you anything about your co-workers.
  • Why Your Profile Picture Is Making You Look Dumb (and How to Fix It)
    Unfortunately, they’re everywhere – those “what were they thinking” profile pictures that baffle the rest of us. If you’re one of the embarrassing ones who just can’t quite get your social media profile pic together, then here are a few valuable tips to help you save face online.
  • Is a Baby Boomer Hogging Your Job?

    Younger workers have a famously high unemployment rate. Last month, workers aged 20 to 24 had a 12.5 percent unemployment rate, while those aged 25 to 34 had an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent -- the national average for October. Workers aged 55 and over, though, had an unemployment rate of only 5.4 percent. What gives?

  • What World Leaders Did in Their 20s

    PolicyMic recently ran a post about what world leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, and Vladimir Putin did before we knew their names. The bad news is, it wasn't eating chips and watching TV.

  • 5 Twitter Tips for Today's Professionals (Say That 5 Times Fast)
    Twitter is a great way for professionals to expand their networks and boost their reputations. Here are five tips to help individuals construct professional tweets that benefit, not hinder, their careers.
  • 3 Reasons Mothers Make the Best Employees
    Mothers get the short end of the stick when it comes to equal pay in the working world. But, contrary to popular belief, working mothers might actually make the best employees.
  • Want to be Successful? Then Get Comfy with Uncertainty
    A person's career rarely ever turns out the way he expected, oftentimes leading to feelings of failure and regret. We'll show you how expecting the unexpected on your career path is one of the best ways to set yourself up for success in the end.
  • Ashton Kutcher Offering Career Advice for $5 an Hour
    Ashton Kutcher may be worth $140 million, but that isn’t stopping him from offering his "know-how" to professionals for $5 an hour. Save up your pennies, people. This may be the best $5 you’ve ever spent on your career.
  • Media Stereotypes Keeping Women Out of Tech?
    Could the media's bland stereotype of nerdy women be the reason why females are so underrepresented in technology careers?
  • Are You
    Google is taking the "birds of a feather" concept to a whole new level when it comes to finding qualified candidates. See how the company's new patented technology plans to locate prospective employees by using data from its current employee gene pool.
  • How to Protect Your Facebook Profile After the Recent Privacy Changes
    Facebook recently changed its privacy settings yet again, making the site (ironically) less private for users. Here’s a guide on how professionals can safeguard their profiles following the new changes.
  • Crowdfunding Your Salary: Wave of the Future or Financial Nightmare?
    Sites like Kickstarter.com and IndieGogo.com have put crowdfunding for creative projects on the map, but can the same model be successfully applied to an individual's salary?
  • Fewer Millennials in Management Roles

    Younger workers generally expect to put in a few years before ascending to management roles. For Gen Y, however, it's been a long wait.

  • 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.

  • The Robots Are Coming: Is Your Career Prepared?
    Did you know that many of today's kindergarteners will hold jobs later on in life that are nonexistent now? Check out the infographic below the cut to see just what the jobs of the future will look like.
  • Early Bird vs. Night Owl: Who Gets the Worm?
    Working late again tonight? You might want to reconsider. A new study shows that being a night owl could be the reason why you struggle to find balance in life.
  • Millennials Favor Small Companies
    Members of Generation Y eschew big companies and the possibility of bigger salaries to work for startups and smaller companies. Ever wonder what is up with that?
  • 5 Traits That Lady Gaga Has That Every Professional Needs
    Lady Gaga know what she's doing when it comes to personal branding, and more professionals could learn a thing or two if they followed her example. Here are five of the international pop star's traits that every professional needs to create a successful personal brand.
  • Nurturing a Career vs. Nurturing the Kids: Which Grass Is Greener?
    Many parents, women especially, believe they would be happier if they ditched their full-time jobs to stay at home with the kids. But is the grass really greener on the other side?