• Show Kindness to Co-workers as a Networking Strategy

    While it seems disingenuous to be nice to somebody only because you want something from them, the old adage "what goes around, comes around" remains true. If you are nice to people you work with, you may find yourself being rewarded in various ways, such as being chosen for a special project that is worth more money, just because people think you are nice to work with. Being kind to others may be part of an overall networking strategy.

  • Office Pet Peeves [infographic]

    There's no way around it: the office can be an irritating place. Partly, this is because we're forced to spend so much time there. Anything you have to do is annoying; anywhere you have to be can feel claustrophobic. But LinkedIn's data indicates that many of the things that drive us "up a cubicle wall" are choices -- as in, we could all stop doing them, if we tried.

  • 3 Common Mistakes Women Make That Can Derail Their Careers

    Lois Frankel, author of Nice Girls Still Don't Get the Corner Office, says there are at least 133 mistakes women make that take their career off-track. If that seems like a lot, Vickie Elmer of Quartz points out that it's 33 percent more than Frankel listed when she first published the book 10 years ago.

  • 3 Horrible Career Tips for Introverts

    When it comes to career advice, one size definitely does not fit all. Which is why it's a shame that so much of what we hear about maximizing our professional lives seems geared squarely toward folks who love networking and prefer the company of others -- in short, extroverts.

  • What's Your Face Telling Your Co-workers?

    We've all heard that people communicate more with body language than they do with the words they actually speak. But what about facial expressions? If you're careful not to slouch and cross your arms grumpily, can you convey negative feelings with the look on your face -- and not even know you're doing it?

  • 4 Ways Boston's New Program Could Fix the Gender Wage Gap
    While recent data has shown that the gender wage gap isn’t as wide as we thought it was, there is still a gap. In Boston, for example, women make 83 cents for each dollar a man makes and in an effort to close that gap, the city is attempting a new, different method. Here are four ways this new program could actually work.
  • Google Is Looking for 'Learning Ability' in Prospective Hires

    If you want to work at Google, forget about impressing them with your fancy college degree, in-demand major, or sterling GPA. According to a recent article in The New York Times, what Google is really looking for is the ability to learn.

  • 3 Reasons You Should Journal About Your Job

    Keeping a journal can help you make note of important events, remember them, and learn from them, as well as organize your thoughts and deal with important issues. Journaling helps you work toward your goals. It's a useful tool for those who are interested in professional growth.

  • Watch Funny Videos to Be More Productive

    Forget cute animal photos. If you really want to be productive, says a recent study, watch funny videos.

  • Late Bloomers, Rejoice: The Big Breakthroughs Happen in Middle Age

    Einstein was wrong about at least one thing, according to a new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research: if you haven't made a major contribution to science by the age of 30, you might just need to wait a few more years. If the average age of Nobel Prize winners and other tech innovators is anything to go by, late 30s is primetime for creativity.

  • Employers Value Skills Over Majors, Fancy Colleges

    A recent Gallup survey found that business leaders rate job candidates' applied skills and knowledge higher than where they went to school or even which major they concentrated in.

  • 5 Tips for Managing Highly Sensitive People

    Highly sensitive people tend to invest deeply in their work, care a lot about the outcome of their decisions, and work well in a team environment. On the other hand, well, they're highly sensitive -- a fact that their managers would do well to take into consideration. So how do you empower the sensitive, without impacting the less attuned on your team?

  • Pentagon Food Service Workers Allege Illegal Retaliation for Strike Against Contractor Employer
    Recently, The Huffington Post reported that food service workers in the Pentagon filed a complaint against their private-sector employer. They say that they were illegally retaliated against in response to asserting their right to protest for better working conditions.
  • How Not to Respond to a LinkedIn Request

    Job bank head Kelly Blazek is working with a reduced social media presence these days, after a rejection she sent in response to a LinkedIn connection request went viral.

  • 8 Mistakes That Will Get Your Resume Tossed Out and Your Candidacy Terminated
    According to a study released by The Ladders, an online job-matching service, recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing an individual resume. Six seconds! And how many seconds did it take for you to make your resume? We’ll let you take a deep breath.
  • Tetris Breaks Good for You, Say Awesome Researchers

    Need to convince the boss that playing the occasional computer game at work isn't a total waste of time? Try this: a recent study from Plymouth University, published in the journal Appetite, says that playing Tetris reduces the strength, frequency, and vividness of cravings to engage in behaviors like snacking and smoking. In other words, "But boss, picture the savings in healthcare costs! I'm only thinking of the good of the company."

  • Are You a Supertasker?

    The research is in on multitasking. Constantly switching back and forth from one task to another puts strain on the brain. This additional strain then decreases our ability to pay attention and to focus. It also places a heavy burden on memory.

  • 5 Ways to Work Out at Work

    By this point in the winter, most everyone but diehard athletes have given up on exercising, pending the first warm days that signify an end to sweater season. But of course, the benefits of working out are all year long, and include everything from stress relief to improved cardiovascular health. So how can you fit in exercise, without dragging your weary self to the gym?

  • How to Promote Yourself, When You Hate Self-Promotion

    Nowadays, everyone has a personal brand -- even people who cringe every time they hear the phrase. So how can you show the world what you have to offer, without feeling like a spotlight hog? Get creative.

  • Good News: You Can Now Block People on LinkedIn

    Last week, LinkedIn announced Member Blocking, a feature that would allow users to block their profile from specific members. The announcement comes after multiple user requests, including one from a stalking victim who created a Change.org petition requesting the addition of the feature.