• Why Longer Work Weeks Are Good News for the Unemployed

    Even if you're not one of the folks who snapped up the 236,000 jobs added in February, there's reason to feel optimistic. The average work week expanded from 34.4 hours per week in January to 34.5 in February, a statistic that many of us overlooked in our shock and delight at a higher-than-expected jobs number. Here's why it's cause for (cautious) celebration.

  • Fitness Levels and Cognitive Performance

    A new study out of Spain took a look at how fitness can affect your cognitive performances. While the researchers admit that many of the factors require more research, they did find that people with higher fitness levels were better able to sustain their attention.

  • Entrepreneurs Find Success in Unusual Las Vegas Workspaces

    Las Vegas is better known for its glowing lights, casinos and desert heat. But Sin City is also the home to many innovative entrepreneurs. The only downside is that Vegas lacks in office space. So these entrepreneurs have been forced to think outside the box and open up shop in the unlikeliest of places. These new workspaces, however, are actually working in their favor.

  • How the Recession Replaced Mid-Wage Jobs With Low-Wage Jobs

    Did the recession kill middle-class jobs? A recent post on the Wall Street Journal's Wonkblog makes a compelling case that it did.

  • The Perks of Working at

    Fab is a website for deal-seekers and design lovers, who can find a myriad of products sold at a discount. Part of what makes Fab so successful is its office environment and amazing employee perks and benefits.

  • Salary and Career News Round Up: JCPenney Tumbles 17%, Groupon Fires CEO and Wonder Bread Will Live

    Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.

  • Are You Hiring for Skill or Friendship?
  • How to Use LinkedIn to Get a Job
  • Hiring a Relative Without Ruining Your Relationship
  • Corporate Culture Mindset [infographic]

    The culture of the corporate world is seeming to evolve. This infographic defines corporate culture as "the set of tactic understandings and beliefs that form the foundation of how an organization works." What traits do some of the most innovative firms have in common?

  • What Not to Do When Rejecting a Job Applicant

    HR managers can get hundreds of applications for a single job, and they may have to interview dozens of candidates before finding the right one to join the team. Many times, the other candidates get overlooked in the process and are completely forgotten. A recent study by CareerBuilder, however, shows that if a job candidate is unhappy with how he or she was rejected, it can have a larger negative effect on the company in question.

  • What Does Your Email Say About You?

    While a measly email seems like nothing more than an easy means to get a message to another person or company, there are several factors that go into an email that can either make or break your brand. You might come off as the smart and witty person that everyone wants to work with, or your email might reveal that that you just haven't picked up modern times yet. Factors like your domain and signature can tell potential clients a lot about your brand.

  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Happy Offices Make More Money, Four-Day Workweeks and the State of Women at Work
  • Is Your Optimism Getting in the Way of Your Success?

    Optimistic entrepreneurs can be great for motivation and helping create an office environment that is upbeat and encouraging. However, being too optimistic can often have negative effects on your business. When it comes time to raise funds, entrepreneurs must often tell stories to ensure the company has a dazzling public image. In the midst of all this optimism, it sometimes becomes hard to see the realistic and sometimes not-so-dazzling parts of your business.

  • Creating a Personal Brand That is Not Cliche

    Cover letters, resumes and LinkedIn profiles all seem to be flooded with the same descriptors -- "hard working," "passionate," and "creative." Using the same terms over and over again can send you into a pile of forgettable applicants. By simply asking yourself a few (albeit tough) questions, however, you can spin your personal brand to be unique and help you stand out from the crowd.

  • Learning to Reinvent Your Industry

    Times change, needs change and businesses simply need to learn how to adapt and reinvent their vision. Take The Learning Channel (TLC), for example. The television network started off as an educational resource that used NASA satellites to get content to the Appalachian states. Nowadays, the channel is better known for "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and "Sister Wives."

  • The Science of Being Smart [infographic]

    Being smart means more than just scoring well on a test. It also means being able to "catch on," "make sense" of things and "figure out" what to do, as this Best College Reviews infographic explains.

  • 4 Steps to Take to Achieve Your Career Goals

    Anybody reading this blog is probably on a personal mission to realizing their ultimate career goals. It is time-consuming -- it can take years to become successful in an industry -- but it doesn't have to take over your entire life. Here are some simple steps to take to help you achieve your goals without losing the balance in your life.

  • How to Get Clients Who Didn't Know They Needed You

    Now that you have finally come up with a business idea that might actually make you a bit of money and are ready to start snagging clients that are willing to pay the big bucks, it's time for you to learn how to convince potential customers that they need your product or services.

  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Minimum Wage Increase, Productivity Secrets and Content Marketing

    Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.