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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is Culinary School Worth It?

    Meet Anastasia Cassidy, recent graduate of Le Cordon Bleu of Boston. She has kindly agreed to answer some questions for PayScale in the hopes of giving students considering culinary education information to make a wise decision.
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  • For the Horde! 10 Rad Jobs of the Future [infographic]

    It's time to start considering what the future of the job market is going to look like because, according to Manolith's infographic, there will be plenty of amazing "sci-fi" type of careers opening up very soon. So, if you're in a dead-end job and are looking to make a career out of your secret techy passions, then check out this infographic and start geeking out!
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  • How LinkedIn Helps Passive Job Seekers Land Their Dream Jobs

    You already know by now that LinkedIn is a great tool to help with your job search, but it's also the place to be when you're NOT directly looking for a job. Passive job seekers are already employed, but willing to take on a new opportunity, should the offer fit the bill. So, whether you're actively seeking a job or not, LinkedIn is where it's at.
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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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  • When Not To Control Your Impulses at Work

    Even meditation masters have their breaking points. Work stress can bring out the beast in all of us — even people like Deepak Chopra, a holistic health guru known for teachings of being mindful, selfless and calm.
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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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  • How Much Do Interns Make at Facebook and Google? [Infographic]

    The short answer: A lot. In fact, the tech giants offer their software engineer interns pay and benefits that would make most of American wish they'd studied coding in college.
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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 - Royal Baby, Nelson Mandela, and Justin Bieber

    This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quite a buzz: #RoyalBaby, #NelsonMandela, and #JustinBieber. Read on to find out how the above trending hashtags relate to returning to work after having a baby, being a better leader, and how Justin Bieber's salary makes yours look like chump change. Sorry.
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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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  • Your Knight in Shining Armor: 3 Lessons in Success from Sir Richard Branson

    If any one person comes to mind when someone says "serial entrepreneur," it's Sir Richard Branson. Even his name sounds fancy and successful, right? So, how does a drop-out with a learning disability become one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs to grace this planet (and maybe others)? Take a seat and fasten your seat belt ... it's time for takeoff.
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  • New CEO? Here's Who He'll Fire First

    If the CEO jumps ship or gets asked to leave, will you be forced to follow suit? If you're on the senior management team, the answer could be yes. It all depends on what your job is and whether the CEO comes from inside or outside of the company.

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  • 20 Inspirational Quotes for Job Seekers

    The task of finding a job can be overwhelming, discouraging, and down-right frustrating. Here are twenty inspiring quotes for job seekers to keep in their back pockets while job hunting.
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  • Underemployment: The Educated Person's Worst Nightmare

    Underemployed and not too happy about it? Here's an inspiring story to give you hope. PayScale spoke with Shaina Thompson, who has a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's in education, to hear her experience with underemployment and how it motivated her to look beyond her degrees to discover what she really wanted to do in life.
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  • 3 Ways Blogging Can Help Your Career

    In the olden days (before Twitter and Facebook, etc.) blogging was largely considered to be a waste of time. If you did it at work, it was on the sly, to avoid doing your actual job. Now, of course, many of us make our living blogging. But even if you don't, there's a lot that blogging can do for you, professionally.

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  • Could You Own the Cowboys?

    Fancy yourself a future NFL owner? If your bank account is bursting and your timing is right, you just might be able to crack the close quarters of the ownership fraternity. How much cash are we talking? Based on Forbes.com’s list of team values, a billion should get you in the ballpark.
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