• Senate Fails to Extend Unemployment Benefits

    Over one million Americans who lost their unemployment benefits in recent weeks will remain without support, after legislation faltered in back-to-back votes in the Senate on Tuesday.

  • How One 15-Year-Old Girl Is Changing the Future for Women in Business
    A young lady by the name of Adora Svitak wants nothing more than to eradicate the gender inequalities that continue to impede women's progress. We’ll take a look at how this 15-year-old feminist is changing the landscape for women and young ladies in business around the globe.
  • Change Your Desk to Be More Productive

    Want to get more done at work? Start by looking at your work area -- specifically, your desk.

  • For the First Time, Half of Members of Congress Are Millionaires

    Last week, unemployment benefits expired for over a million Americans. Also, a report revealed that over 50.1 percent of Congress are millionaires.

  • 3 Ways to Tame Your Inbox

    Unless you're lucky enough to work for a company that doesn't use email, or are the world's most organized human being, you're probably going to come to a point where your email managment system collapses under the weight of your professional correspondence. Fortunately, there are plenty of tricks to help you get your inbox under control.

  • 3 Reasons Why Working People Need a Welfare State
    What would happen if the welfare state in America was eliminated? That's the question that a Quora user recently asked. Many of the answers serve as reminders of the self-serving reasons why we should contribute to a social safety net.

  • Why Free Food at Work Isn't Always Such a Great Deal

    Perhaps you've heard the expression, "there's no such thing as a free lunch." A few folks at companies offering paid-for meals can vouch for that: free food at the office is often anything but.

  • 5 Tips That Will Help You Get a Promotion This Year

    Maybe you've had the same title for a while, and you're ready for something bigger; maybe your responsibilities have evolved, and you want your title to match what you're doing every day. Whatever the reason, angling for a promotion is a tricky business. Being prepared can help you allay your anxiety about asking for what you're worth, and make it more likely for you to ascend to that next rung on the corporate ladder.

  • These 5 Middle Class Jobs Are on the Decline

    The U.S. economy added over 2.1 million jobs in 2013, but many of those new jobs were in low-paying industries like administrative support and leisure and hospitality. With the growing gap between the richest and the poorest Americans, many fear that the middle class itself is dying out.

  • Forget About Wages, It's About Pay Ratios
    Anyone who has ever had a boss plead poverty as an excuse for not giving raises, or even paying living wages, needs to read this article. The United States of America has no regulations regarding the difference between lowest and highest paid employees and CEOs of companies. That means people who pay minimum wages with no benefits to workers are free to set six figure take-home salaries for themselves, and it happens all too often. The fight to reverse this growing gap is starting.
  • How to Deal With the Sunday Night Blues

    Don't believe Garfield the cat. If you're less than thrilled about what you're doing for a living, the worst day of the week isn't Monday -- it's the day before. Specifically, the Sunday evening is the worst, because it's primetime for worrying about what comes tomorrow.

  • The Case for Getting Hired by Audition

    You can polish your resume until it's visible from space, but all the action words in the world won't express your true worth to a company. Likewise, a company can set up interviews with every member of the current staff, take you on a tour of the facilities, show you every project they've worked on in the past 20 years, but until you work there, you won't really know for sure whether you'll like the job. So what's the solution?

  • Would You Be a Happier Worker Without a Boss?

    Companies like Zappos are experimenting with flat management hierarchies, in which no one has a title or a boss and the organization revolves around the work that needs to be done, not the people who tell others how to do it.

  • The Worst Jobs in the World Matrix [infographic]

    Think your job is tough? It could always be worse. A look at Lapham's Quarterly's matrix of the worst jobs in the history of man will make you happy to return to your 9-to-5.

  • 3 Tips for Writing Effective Cover Letters During Your Job Hunt
    As annoying and monotonous as they may seem, cover letters might just be the most important aspect of your job application. Here are three tips on constructing an eye-catching and noticeable cover letter to compliment your well-polished résumé.
  • 5 Tips That Will Help You Get a Raise This Year

    What would make 2014 better than 2013? If you're like most of us, you'll say, "More money." (No, seriously: we've done research.) Of course, setting your mind on the goal isn't enough to make it happen, all on its own. Here's what you need to do.

  • The 5 Least Stressful Jobs of 2014

    If you're thinking of changing jobs this year, you're probably already considering factors like aptitude, salary, and occupational outlook. Here's another thing to add to your list: maybe you'd like your next job to be a little less stressful, too.

  • 5 Million Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage
    Should the minimum wage be higher? It's a heated debate, and a new study from University of Massachusetts-Amherst economist Arindrajit Dube throws more fuel on the fire. In short, Dube's study found that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will lift nearly 5 million Americans out of poverty. Here's how.
  • BLS Jobs Report: Economy Added Only 74,000 Jobs in December

    Economists predicted an addition of more than 190,000 jobs for December 2013, which makes today's Employment Situation Report unexpected bad news. Total non-farm employment increased by just 74,000 jobs in December, bringing the yearly average per month up to 182,000 per month -- identical to 2012's numbers. Unemployment, meanwhile, dropped to 6.7 percent, a new five-year low. So what's going on?

  • 4 LinkedIn Crimes That Are Costing You That Dream Job
    If you’re struggling to get the attention of potential employers on LinkedIn, then consider these four common offenses that too many professionals unknowingly commit on the world’s most popular career-oriented social networking site.