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  • Cash in on Odd Jobs [infographic]

    If you find yourself hating the minutiae of your boring, everyday job, then why not try your hand out at one of these odd jobs that surprisingly bring home the bacon.
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  • 20 Funny Truths About Your 9-to-5

    Heading back to work after a holiday weekend can be depressing, so here are 20 humorous quotes about the realities of your 9-to-5 that will surely make you chuckle. Remember, sharing is caring, so pass this on to your co-workers who could use a mid-day pick-me-up.
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  • The Boys Club: Now Accepting Women

    Gender divides have existed for as long as anyone can remember. However, women aren't just sitting back and letting their male counterparts get all the credit -- they're making a name for themselves in these male-dominant industries.
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  • 15 Stimulating Quotes to Get Your Career Juices Flowing

    Do you suffer from a case of "The Mondays" every day of the week? If so, then we apologize. Maybe it's time for a career change. Here are fifteen motivating quotes to get you amp'd about going after the career of your dreams.
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  • Quora Question of the Week: Choosing a Major or Career When You Have Too Many Interests

    Do you have too many interests and don't know in which direction to take your career? We turn to the Quora community to see what members have to say about selecting the right career path, regardless of what tickles your fancy.
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  • Americans are Craving Meaning at Work [infographic]

    Americans spend at least a third of their day working, so it's no wonder more and more people want to make their work hours meaningful. The infographic below illustrates how much Americans covet the ability to incorporate their personal interests into their careers.
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  • 5 Ways to Align Your Social Media and Career Goals

    Don't let your social media derail your path to success. Here are five ways to help you align your social media use with your career goals.
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  • The 5 Biggest Mistakes Career Changers Make

    Here at PayScale, we’ve highlighted the success stories of many career changers from all walks of life, age groups, and backgrounds. However, what we haven’t discussed in great detail are some of the potential pitfalls of switching careers. Any career change has a 50/50 chance of going either good or bad. For the brave at heart, a career change can be the best thing to happen to an individual seeking a new and better opportunity.
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  • How to Politely Ask for a Job Referral

    Perhaps the most potent tool in your job search bag is an excellent employment reference letter from a former boss or co-worker. It’s true that it can be somewhat awkward to ask for one months and even years after you’ve left a company. However, it’s absolutely necessary if you want to be successful in your career search.

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  • Career Mentors: Make a Connection That Matters [infographic]

    All of the successful business moguls have had mentors along the way, so why don't you? Take a look at the infographic after the cut to see how to find and keep a mentor, so that you can establish the career you've always wanted.
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  • Want to Conquer a New Skill? Do It Every Day!

    Nearly everyone has heard the saying, “Practice makes perfect” at some point in their life. Yet, what few people actually realize is that it’s 100 percent true. Repeated focus on any skillset can help to produce greater perfection. Whether you are learning a new hobby or just trying to hone your work related skills, taking the time to do it daily can help you to become better at it.
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  • Dance It Out: 10 Songs for Your Career Comeback

    Put down the Ben & Jerry’s, turn off the Netflix, and unfurl from the fetal position. Whether you were fired, laid off, or passed over for a promotion, we all experience career setbacks. Sometimes, in order to make a comeback, you just have to dance it out.

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  • 5 Steps to Resigning Graciously

    Breaking up is hard to do, and quitting your job is no exception. Whether you are leaving on good or bad terms, the act of resigning can be a difficult one. PayScale provides you with five easy steps to help make the departure from your current employer a pleasant one.
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  • The Internet Intervention [infographic]

    Do you ever find yourself checking your phone every ten seconds to see if you have a new notification? Or maybe you sneak a peek at your social profiles while you're on the clock because you need the change of stimulus every five minutes. If so, then it's time for an "internet intervention."
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  • Quora Question of the Week: 10 Great Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Gives You

    Every week, we scour Quora to provide readers with a question to pique your professional curiosity and expand your vocational knowledge. This week, we turn to the all-too-familiar question, "What do you know now, that you wish you knew when you were starting out?"
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  • Sqeeqee: Turning Social Networking Into Dollars and Cents

    Do you have a large social media following and wonder how you can make a few bucks off of your social influence? Well, one company claims to help you do just that. Sqeeqee (pronounced "squeaky") is a new social networking platform that provides a way for its users to monetize their social media sites through shared ad revenues.
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  • What's Trending on Twitter: #TwitterSilence, #MarilynMonroe, and #SocialMedia

    This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz: #TwitterSilence, #MarilynMonroe, and #SocialMedia. Read on to find out how these trending hashtags relate to standing up for a cause, being fearless in your life and career, and why privacy settings on social media are crucial.
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  • TED Talks: What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work? by Dan Ariely

    Do you know what makes you feel good about your work? Is it the acknowledgement, a hefty compensation, or simply the satisfaction of doing a good job? According to an experiment involving Legos and Bionicles (yes, the awesome robots!), finding even the tiniest bit of meaning in our work is essential to our happiness.

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  • TED Talks: The Power of Seduction in Our Everyday Lives

    The word "seduction" has been so sensationalized (and sexualized) that it is mostly associated with promiscuity or manipulation. However, as Chen Lizra points out, we all can use seduction in our daily lives to help achieve our life goals. In her recent TED Talk, Lizra shows us how seduction can be a positive tool that professionals can use to achieve their life dreams.
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  • 5 Signs Telling You It's Time to Leave Your Job for Bigger and Better Things

    Is your career beginning to feel like it's on the road to nowhere ... and fast? It may be time to ditch that dead-end job and seek out the career that you want and deserve. Take a look at these signs to see if you're just burnt out or desperately in need of a change.
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