Author: Leah Arnold-Smeets

Leah Arnold-Smeets, owner of Emiko Consulting, is passionate about helping entrepreneurs capitalize on their strengths, improve on their weaknesses, and reach their full potential. Leah obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Southern California (USC).

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Men Don’t Want to Do ‘Women’s Work’

Male-dominated occupations are on the decline, while female-dominated occupations are on the rise — but that doesn’t mean men are racing to fill these “pink-collar” positions. Despite having higher job security and wage growth, “women’s work” doesn’t seem to appeal to men. This is because, as The New York Times reports, men...
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Should Salary Ranges Be Part of Job Ads?

In a Q&A piece for Forbes, contributor Liz Ryan answers a reader’s burning question that I’m sure has plagued all of us during our own job searches: Why don’t employers list a salary range on their job postings? “If they told us the salary range,” says the reader, “we could skip the...
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Some Business Owners Take a Gamble: Higher Prices, Higher Wages

Raising the federal minimum wage is a hot topic. On one hand, you have supporters who feel it’s necessary to increase the minimum wage, so that hourly workers can earn a decent living. On the other hand, you have the skeptics who fear that higher wages means higher prices, thus higher cost...
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How to Read the Hiring Manager’s Mind During a Salary Negotiation

Making it to the salary negotiation phase of the interview process is good news — good, stressful news. Data collected for PayScale’s Salary Negotiation Guide show that talking about money is so nerve-racking, many people opt to skip it. In fact, 57 percent of respondents said they’d never negotiated salary in their...
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Male Board Members Fine With Lack of Gender Diversity, Thanks

Lack of gender diversity in the C-suite and on corporate boards is a persistent issue. PwC’s 2016 Annual Corporate Directors Survey reminds us how homogeneous boards still are: of the 884 public company directors surveyed, 17 percent were female and 83 percent were male. Those numbers aren’t unexpected. Women represent less than...
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What’s the Right Amount of Time for Paid Parental Leave?

Something’s gotta give with paid parental leave (or lack thereof) in the United States, because our situation is dire. Just how bad is it? NPR reports, “Out of 193 countries in the United Nations, only a small handful do not have a national paid parental leave law: New Guinea, Suriname, a few...
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Could Unions Help Professionals Achieve Better Work-Life Balance?

In his book The Epic America, written in 1931, James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” (Columbia University Libraries Archival Collections). In other words, if...
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5 Tips for a Productive Morning From Successful Entrepreneurs

For many, morning is the most dreaded time of the workday, but it’s also often the best for productivity. What you do in those precious morning hours not only affects the rest of your day, but can also have a great impact on whether or not you’re successful in your career. Here...
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Patagonia Is Being the Change We Need to See for Working Parents in America

America’s parental leave and childcare policies set it apart from the rest of the world … and not in a good way. Only 12 percent of American workers have access to paid leave through work, according to the Department of Labor, and the average cost of childcare is more expensive than in-state...
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Millennials Rank This One Reason for Working Higher Than Other Generations

Why do we work? For starters, most of us need the money. Beyond that, there are plenty of other good reasons to show up to the office each day, including a sense of identity, pride of accomplishment, and feeling that we give back to society. But, as a recent FlexJobs survey shows,...
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Do Workers Really Want to Lead Themselves?

Companies like Zappos and Google have experimented with manager-less structures, but some evidence suggests that workers are happier with leaders. Could nixing the conventional management hierarchy be good for business — or is it simply too good to be true? Maybe Malcolm Gladwell was on to something when he said, “If everyone...
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Should You Ever Ask to Be Laid Off?

Sometimes, your dream job doesn’t turn out so dreamy. Your work grows more and more monotonous and unchallenging, you become increasingly frustrated with the people with whom you work, and you feel stuck in your career. The best course of action is usually to start a job search, but looking for work...
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Would You Trade Privacy for Increased Productivity (and a Chance at a Raise)?

We all know that our employers can read our work email and monitor our internet use at the office, but is there a line? One company suggests that monitoring your every move, conversation, and emotion at work could help increase your productivity and even help you get a raise — well, that...
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5 Ways to Make Sure Women Are Heard in Meetings

Have you ever been in a meeting, said something, and been ignored — only to hear someone else say the same exact thing you just said, and receive all the praise? If you’re a woman, then your answer is most likely a resounding yes. Instead of giving in and keeping quiet, use...
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Keys to Career Success for Millennials, From Successful Millennials

Millennials are the largest living generation in the U.S., and they just so happen to dominate the workforce, too. While it’s a definitely a good thing that so many millennials are hungry for career success, it also means that it’s that much harder for them to get ahead of the pack in...
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When Salary Negotiation Doesn’t Work Out, Here’s What to Do Next

Mustering up the courage to negotiate your salary may be a bit less nerve-wracking if you consider the fact that 75 percent of professionals who ask for a raise actually get one, according to PayScale’s Salary Negotiation Guide. As reassuring as that statistic may be, things don’t always go as planned. If...
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Workers Want a Thank You More Than Cash

When’s the last time you received a simple “thank you” for a job well done at work? If you’re finding it hard to recall, you’re definitely not alone — and that could be the reason you (and many other professionals) are dissatisfied with work. Read on to learn about the surprising findings...
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Is Your Horrible Coworker Ruining Your Relationship?

Dealing with jerks in life is one thing, but dealing with jerks in the workplace is an entirely different ballgame. Even if you work with a wonderful team of people with whom you get along, there’s always that one person who knows how to mess it all up — and it cost...
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5 of the Best Non-Business Books to Inspire Your Life and Career

Sometimes, the greatest wisdom can be found in the most obscure places. For instance, some of the best career advice you’ll ever get is from books shelved far away from the business section of your local bookstore. For example: Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton Starting off as a blog...
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Get Ready for That Whopping 3 Percent Raise Next Year

We’ve come a long way as a nation since the Great Recession, but despite the economy doing better, real wages still seem to be lagging. In fact, it’s estimated that workers will see a meager 3 percent raise in 2017, the same as in 2016. The last recession officially ended in June,...
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Good News: You Already Have a Personal Brand. Here’s What to Do With It.

You’ve probably heard a lot about the importance of creating a personal brand as a professional, but what does that mean, exactly? Most people think a personal brand is something you have to start from scratch, but that’s not the case. Personal branding is about figuring out what already differentiates you from...
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3 Annoying Things That Happen on LinkedIn (and How to Deal With Them)

Let’s get one thing straight: LinkedIn is a professional networking site meant for workers and businesses to connect, grow, and share relevant news. LinkedIn is not, however, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram — and, for goodness’ sake, it’s definitely not Tinder. However, there are still those LinkedIn users who cross that line between...
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New Study Shows That Parents Rank Work Flexibility Ahead of Salary

Back in the ’70s, nearly half of American households had a breadwinning, working dad and a stay-at-home mom. Today, those numbers look quite different. Only 26 percent of two-parent households fit the traditional mold in today’s day and age. It’s no wonder, then, that working parents value flexibility in their careers over...
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How Many Americans Have ‘Good’ Jobs?

Having a job is one thing. Having a good job is another. If you’re a professional who endured the Great Recession, earning a paycheck was your main concern. From a broader economic perspective, those tough times ended in June 2009, the official close of the last recession, according to the National Bureau...
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Here’s How Many Jobs Have Come From Kickstarter Funding

Without Kickstarter, the world may never have been introduced to ingenious ideas like Oculus Rift, Coolest Cooler, and especially Exploding Kittens (what??). Although about 9 percent of Kickstarter campaigns fail, a whopping 91 percent of projects are successful. With such a high success rate and vast popularity, you have to wonder how...
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Should Employers Cover Childcare Expenses When Parents Travel for Work?

When employees travel for work, they can expense their airfare and hotel accommodations. Generally, however, they can’t expense childcare … even though that cost is necessary for them to go the extra mile for their employers. In her recent piece for Fortune, Dawn Bovasso argues that this is unfair: “If I incur...
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Will Negotiating Lose You the Offer?

There’s no better feeling in your career than being offered the job of your dreams. All the hard work you put into your job search and interviews finally paid off big time, and you can’t wait to sign on the dotted line and make it official. Just when you think it’s too...
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When Did It Become Impossible to Work Your Way Through School?

It used to be that students could work their way through college and still have time to study and fit in a little extracurricular fun. However, with college tuition at an all-time high, it almost seems like a luxury even to afford college nowadays. When did the cost get so steep? The...
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How to Stop Being Angry at a Frustrating Coworker in 7 Easy Steps

It’s never a pleasant experience when you have a falling out with a coworker. You can’t necessarily give that person a piece of your mind, and it’s definitely not wise to sweep the situation under the rug, because that will only makes things worse for everyone in the end. What’s an angry,...
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3 Times You Absolutely Shouldn’t Connect on LinkedIn

One of the best ways to grow your career is to build a solid professional network, and what better place to do that than on LinkedIn? With the click of a button, you can send an invitation to connect with someone, regardless if you know them or not — and this is...
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4 Social Entrepreneurs Who Changed Careers and Changed the World

By nature, humans are problem solvers. We see something that’s broken and want to fix it. Some people take this urge to problem-solve and create businesses to fix issues they find in society and in the world. These gems are called social entrepreneurs. Not every social entrepreneur grew up knowing that they’d...
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What to Do When Workplace Bullying Starts Affecting Your Career

When you think of bullying, you probably think of school-aged children, not grown adults in the working world. However, some people do not become more mature and compassionate as they age. Often, individuals who were bullies as children grow up to be bullies as adults—and torment their coworkers. Here’s what you need...
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Hate Twitter? Here Are 10 Ways to Increase Your Followers Anyway

Twitter can be great for your career, but if you’re not on Twitter yet or don’t have a very significant following, then you may feel like that ship has sailed. That’s not always the case. The beauty of social media is that you can dive in at any time and still reap...
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How to Dress for Work When the Weather Is Too Hot to Handle

When it’s scorching hot outside, the last thing you want to do is throw on stuffy business attire and head out for work – but do you really have a choice? Turns out, you do. Although you may not be able to wear shorts, a tank top, and flip-flops to work, there...
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How to Write a Resume for Humans

If you’re like most professionals, you’ve had your fair share of applying to jobs and hearing zilch back. When it happens, you chalk it up to another candidate being more qualified, your own bad timing, or the whims of the robots that read your resume before a human gets to see it....
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7 Tips to Turn Your Internship Into a Dream Career

An internship is a terrific opportunity to gain experience in the industry of your choice, but if you’re like most interns, you’re thinking about the end game: a paying job. So, how do you turn a few lines on your resume into the first real job in your new career? (Photo Credit:...
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5 Ways Volunteer Work Is Good for Your Career

When you sign up to be a volunteer, the last thing you’re probably thinking is: How will this benefit me? You may be surprised to learn that it’s helping you out in more ways than one. Every time you volunteer, you’re not only helping a worthy cause, but you’re also boosting your...
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3 Ways Working Moms Can Close the Gender Pay Gap

Bringing a child into the world should be a joyous occasion. However, many working mothers will tell you that having a child is a bitter-sweet time in their lives, because this occasion usually marks the beginning of the end of their careers, thanks to a little (yet persistent) thing called the gender...
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5 Prime Times to Ask for a Raise

When it comes to asking for a raise, timing is everything. If you jump the gun and ask for more money before you’ve earned it, then you may be in for a rude awakening. However, if you wait too long to take the initiative, then you may be mistaken for a complacent...
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5 Tips to Help You Choose the Best Mentor for You

One of the smartest investments you can make in your career is finding a good mentor who believes in you and wants to help you achieve your career dreams. The question is: how do you find the best mentor for you? Here are a few tips to help you navigate through the...
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The 5-Step Guide to Changing Careers Successfully

If you have stayed in the same career since graduating college and are still as in love with it as the day you started, then consider yourself one of the lucky few. However, if this isn’t you, then you’re definitely not alone. The sad reality is, far too many people stay in dead-end...
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9 Influencers to Follow on Twitter for Career Success

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or are a seasoned professional, you're going to want to have a source of inspiration, knowledge, and guidance when the going gets tough in your career. Lucky for you, you live in a day and age where you can click a button and have...
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4 Working-Mom Stereotypes That Need to Go

It seems that mothers are faced with a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” scenario when it comes to juggling career and family. You’re a bad mom if you aren’t 100 percent focused on your kids, but you’re also a bad employee if you’re not 100 percent plugged into work....
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How to Build an Online Presence From Scratch

It’s hard to get hired these days without an online presence. For one thing, hiring managers and recruiters who source candidates from social media might not even know you exist, if you’re mostly offline. Then, there’s the fact that 43 percent of organizations now use social media to vet candidates during the...
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Re-entering the Workforce? Here’s How to Find Your Strengths

If you’ve been out of the job market for a while, and are planning to go back to work, you might be in for a bit of a shock. The world of work looks very different than it did just a few years ago, but that doesn’t have to be bad news...
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Ask These 3 Questions Before You Change Careers

Truer words have never been spoken about major career decisions than Kenny Rogers' famous lyrics, "You've got to know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em." ... Before you make your final decision, you may want to consider these three things to ensure you're taking a leap of faith,...
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5 Ways Social Media Is Hurting Your Career

Social media can help you build a personal brand, connect with professionals in your field, and even find a job. However, the same things that make social media a useful tool for you as a professional (e.g. the convenience, exposure, and connectivity) can also be detrimental to your career, if you’re not...
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2 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Negotiating Your Salary

Money isn’t everything when it comes to your career, but it’s definitely something to be considered. It’s important to earn a salary that you feel is fair for your capabilities and experience. Otherwise, you run the risk of becoming one of those employees who just goes through the motions at work and,...
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4 Questions to Ask Yourself If You Find Yourself in a Career Funk

Starting a new job can make you feel like you’re a kid again. You never thought you’d be this excited about going to work, but then again, this job’s different – it’s “the one.” You work your butt off to impress your bosses, and they love you because you’re the first one...
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4 Techniques to Boost Your Concentration and Productivity in 15 Minutes or Less

Are you having one of those days where it seems like you cannot fully get into your work? If your concentration level is about a one on a scale of 10, and you can’t seem to complete a single task to save your life, then don’t worry – it happens to the...
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4 Ways College Grads Can Gear Up for a Successful Career

It’s that time of year again: graduation season! The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) estimates that more than 1.8 million relieved, exhausted, and exuberant college students are gearing up for graduation day this year. However, transitioning from college into the “real world” can leave many new grads feeling uncertain, lost, and...
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5 Things to Do Before You Get Out of Bed to Supercharge Your Day

Let’s face it, mornings can be brutal. One of the best ways to ensure that your day is a successful one is to start it off on a positive note. If you use that quiet time to prepare yourself for the day, then you’ll already be in a better position and mood...
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Do These 3 Things and Build a Successful Career

There’s no recipe for success. What works for your career might not work for your neighbor’s, and vice versa. But, there are a few things that most successful people do, regardless of their industry or goals, that help them achieve their dreams. (Photo Credit: Death to Stock Photo) 1. Never stop learning...
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3 Reasons Why Moms Make the Ideal Entrepreneurs

Motherhood is an amazing and crazy thing. One minute, you’re on cloud nine and completely in love with this miracle-of-a-child you brought into this world … then next minute, you’re huddled in the corner having a mental breakdown because you simply cannot deal with one more tantrum today from your insatiable, hardheaded...
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5 Reasons Why Mother Knows Best When It Comes to Your Career

Wouldn't it be nice if life came with a manual? You wouldn't have to worry about whether you're doing something right or wrong, because your handy manual would navigate you seamlessly through the ins and outs of your life and career. Unfortunately, life doesn't come with a manual, but it does, typically,...
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What You Need to Know About the Occupation Gap (and How You Can Help)

The good news is that the economy has been adding jobs fairly steadily for several years now. The bad news is that many of the occupations projected to grow the most in coming years are low-paying jobs, and guess who will be filling these positions? That’s right: women. Always have, always will...
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These 3 New Initiatives Aim to Help Working Moms Return to the Workforce

Wouldn’t it be nice if it weren’t nearly impossible to have a thriving, successful career and a happy little family simultaneously? Unfortunately in today’s world, that dream seems to be a distant and unattainable reality, considering how difficult it is for mothers to find work after taking time off to care for...
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What Good Is Job Growth If You Can’t Earn a Living Wage?

Tomorrow’s job report from the Labor Department is expected to reflect approximately 200,000 jobs added in April, and an unemployment rate holding steady at 5 percent. However, if you take a closer look at the data, a less rosy picture of the economy emerges. A disproportionate number of those jobs being added...
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Flexible Side Gigs Are Great for Extra Cash, Not So Much for Career Growth

Looking at the numbers, it appears that the economy is recovering nicely from the Great Recession. Unemployment is at 5 percent and the GDP is up, but that doesn’t necessarily mean all is peachy-keen in America’s job market. In fact, PayScale’s Real Wage Index indicates that, despite the decreased unemployment rate, wages...
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3 Things Working Women Should Do to Feel More Empowered

Despite the fact that women make up nearly half of the workforce, they still are severely underrepresented in leadership roles. In fact, women make up “only 14.6 percent of executive officers, 8.1 percent of top earners, and 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs,” reports Forbes, which means working women have slim pickings...
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6 Emotions You’ll Experience During a Job Change

Leaving one job to pursue another can be a bittersweet time in your career. On one hand, you’re glad that you have this new, promising opportunity lying ahead, but it’s also scary and unfamiliar. You may even struggle with feelings of guilt and sadness as you leave your current employer and co-workers...
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5 Benefits of Career Coaching That You Need to Know

We humans are a weird bunch, especially when it comes to our careers. If we want to lose weight or get in shape, then we get a gym membership and hire a personal trainer. If we go through a difficult time in our lives, then we hire a therapist for guidance. However,...
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5 Things Working Moms Need to Feel Empowered In and Out of the Workplace

If you’re a working mom, you already know how hard it can be to juggle priorities successfully. For starters, motherhood has launched you into a whole new dimension of exhaustion. You probably don’t even recognize your own reflection in the mirror anymore, and neither do your co-workers. The piles of dishes and...
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Boosting This One Trait Could Take Your Career to the Next Level

If you’re like most professionals, you’ve probably spent countless hours researching the secret to success and trying to mimic the ways of your biggest role models. You may have even forked over some hard-earned cash on seminars and programs that promise to help you achieve your wildest dreams. However, the outcome always...
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How to Ensure Your Flexible Schedule Is a Blessing and Not a Curse

Whether you’re a working parent, a college student, or just someone who wants to avoid wasting hours in a standard 9-to-5 commute, being granted a flexible work schedule seems like a dream come true. However, what happens when your flex schedule results in more work and stress than you expected? Here’s how...
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3 Signs That Your Career Is on the Path to Success

Gone are the days when entering the corporate world and working hard throughout your career meant a sure shot at success and living the American Dream. Now, career success is much less linear and there’s a lot more navigating and rerouting that happens along the way. In fact, it almost seems as...
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These 5 Jobs Only Require a Two-Year Degree and Are Perfect for a Mid-Career Change

If you were the same person you were when you first started out in your career, things wouldn’t be so complicated. However, over time, you’ve matured as an individual and a professional, so it’s only natural that your priorities shifted accordingly. As a result, you may have found that the career from...
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When Being a Working Mom Is the Pits, Here’s What You Need to Remember

Working mothers do indeed have it all – if by “having it all,” you mean having both sides of a double-edged sword. Women are still fighting for equal opportunity and equitable pay, so when you pile on the added pressure of balancing a career and family, there’s enough guilt there to drive...
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Want to Negotiate Like a Pro? Use These 2 Unconventional Tactics

Negotiating is no easy feat, especially when it involves your salary. However, as you know, the squeaky wheel gets the oil, so you better get squeaking if you want to up your salary. Here are a couple tricks of the trade to help you negotiate your way to a heftier paycheck, and...
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Presidential Campaigns and the Gender Pay Gap

Recently, Jezebel analyzed presidential candidates’ campaigns to see which have the most significant pay disparities between male and female staffers. You may be a bit surprised to learn who has the “fairest” campaign in terms of the gender pay gap. (Photo Credit: Kim Bost/Flickr) At the time of the article’s publishing, there...
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There’s a New Type of Pay Gap: The Height and Weight Gap

As if gender wasn’t a shallow-enough reason for the persistent wage gap, a new study found that height and weight have been added to the mix, too. More specifically, if you’re a short male or an overweight female, then you can bet that you earn less than your taller, thinner colleagues. Here’s...
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America’s Corporate Culture Is Too Stuck In Its Ways to Allow Paid Family Leave to Work

The U.S. is one of the few countries in the world that doesn’t mandate any kind of paid family leave, and only 12 percent of private-sector employees in this country have access to it. This is despite the increasing number of elite employers who offer generous perks designed to improve work-life balance....
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Want to Land Your Dream Career? Use These 3 Job Search Tips

Entering a job search is definitely not for the faint of heart. If you’ve ever had to look for a job, then you understand the emotional roller coaster that happens during this process. The highs of applying to potential dream gigs and getting called in for interviews will make you feel like...
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4 Things to Remember While You’re Chasing Your Dreams

If only you could have the innocence and resilience of your childhood self right now, as a professional chasing after your dreams, then maybe you wouldn’t be afraid of getting a few bumps and bruises along the way. Unfortunately, adults remember all those minor setbacks, which is why many professionals would rather...
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How to Communicate With Recruiters So You Don’t Look Like a Creeper

Communicating with a recruiter is much like a first date. You know he’s interested in what you have to offer, or else he wouldn’t have contacted you, right? Then again, how many other qualified candidates is he in communication with? Ugh! The anticipation and waiting are enough to make you want to...
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Don’t Be Afraid of Lateral Career Moves

Want to move up the corporate ladder? You might need to be willing to go sideways. Horizontal or lateral moves can be just as big a boon to your career as a straight shot up the org chart. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of lateral career moves. (Photo...
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3 Things You Should Probably Never Say to a Recruiter

Recruiters have a unique position in the job placement world. In a nutshell, they have to build relationships with both employers and candidates, then they play matchmaker so that it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved. Part of a recruiter’s job is to get to know you (the candidate) and figure out...
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Thanks to This App, You Can Split the Tab According to the Gender Wage Gap

EquiTable has reinvented the concept of splitting the bill. Instead of dividing the check equally, EquiTable “splits it equitably” so that individuals only contribute what they should “to balance out the wage gap.” Here’s how it works. (Photo Credit: Andrew Stawarz/Flickr) Although we can all agree that the realities of the gender...
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Having a Bad Day? Here Are 3 Ways to Help You Cope

It only takes one bad day to derail you for the entire workweek, and unfortunately, they seem to crop up at the most inopportune times, like when you have a million project deadlines and other stressful things going on. If you happen to be having “one of those days,” then here are...
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4 Things to Do If You Hate Your Job But Can’t Quit Just Yet

Raise your hand if you hate your job and can’t do anything about it right now? If you raised your hand, you’re not alone. In fact, according to Gallup, only about 30 percent of workers describe themselves as being engaged at work on any given day. Plus, the numbers aren’t much better...
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3 Reasons Why Good Professionals Make Not-So-Good Career Decisions

There are two types of professionals in the world: those who make mistakes in their careers and learn from them, and those who don’t. For the latter, the odds always seem to be against them and life never seems to give them the break they need. Maybe – just maybe – it’s...
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2016’s Best and Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals

Personal finance website WalletHub recently released a report on the best and worst metro areas for STEM professionals, and the results are quite interesting – well, depending on the city in which you currently reside. WalletHub’s analysts took 100 of the most populated metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) across the nation and evaluated...
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Depressed or Anxious? Blame the Gender Pay Gap

Women are 70 percent more likely to suffer from depression than men, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and 83 percent of employed Americans consider this factor to be the number one barrier to workplace success, reports Diversity Woman. Discussions about why women are more likely to suffer from depression...
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One Company Offers a Work-Life Balance Solution for Moms: Part-Time Jobs

Being a working mother in America is no easy feat. Not only are there extremely limited or no paid leave options for a vast majority of working parents, but the high cost of childcare and long American workday force many women to leave their careers behind to care for their children. One...
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Why You Should Care That More Women Are Working Full-Time

Women have dominated part-time work for the past decade or so, and this has played a role in why the gender wage gap persists and why women are so underrepresented in upper-level, high-earning jobs. However, recent reports show that more women are making a shift from part-time to full-time work. This shift...
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Companies Insist on Collaboration, So Women Do More

In workplaces around the country, it’s not uncommon for employers to encourage or even insist on a collaborative environment. In fact, studies show that time spent on collaborative tasks in the office rose by roughly 50 percent over the last 20 years. However, there’s just one little problem: women are the ones...
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5 Ways to Create a Fresh, New Workspace for the New Year

Going back to work after the holidays can be a drag, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead of spending the rest of this first week back complaining with your co-workers, use this time to get your workspace organized and prepared for a successful year ahead. (Photo Credit: Jeff Sheldon/Unsplash) 1. Add...
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10 Quotes to Inspire Your Career in 2016

It’s that time of year again: another year down, and a new year is just around the corner. If this past year didn’t treat you as well as you had anticipated, then don’t beat yourself up over it, because it happens to the best of us. Remember, success is not the absence...
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Make Your One-on-One Meetings More Productive

The most important meeting you have on your schedule isn’t your annual performance review or even the quarterly board meeting: it’s the one-on-one you have with your reports, hopefully once every week or two. Here’s what you need to know about making these one-on-one meetings a good use of everyone’s time. (Photo...
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These 9 Feel-Good Career Stories Will Give You Hope for 2016

With 2015 coming to an end and a new year just around the corner, it’s nice to reflect on some of the positive things that have happened in the career world this year, from companies offering increased paid family leave to millennials teaching us what success should look like in the future....
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Ladies, If We Want Change, We Have to Do It Ourselves

Women have been fighting for equality for some time now and they show no signs of stopping until the battle has been won, once and for all. Women still face many inequities today that prevent them from reaching their full potential in their personal and professional lives, but it’s not only women...
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9 Careers for People Who Want a Life Outside of Work

Are you one of the many Americans who are married to their careers and have little to no time (or energy) to even think of having a life outside of work? If so, then it may be time to consider another career that allows for better work-life balance, so that you don’t...
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5 Ways You Can End the Gender Pay Gap

Regardless of how you look at the data, women make less than men in their careers and we have to do something to fix this issue. As the great Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world,” so here are five ways to help you...
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Which Employer Would You Choose Based on Perks?

More and more companies are hopping on the employee perks bandwagon nowadays – and it’s not just big-brand names that are dishing out the goods. From small start-ups to international corporations, employee perks are becoming more commonplace, probably because happy employees = healthy profits. Take a look at the companies that are...
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5 Ways to Tell If the Corporate Culture Is Right for You … Before Accepting a Job Offer

Finding the right company is just as important as finding the right job. Far too many professionals take the first job offer thrown their way out of desperation and impulse, without considering whether the company is a good fit, culturally. That’s like marrying someone after the first or second date without knowing...
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5 Free Online Courses to Boost Your Career

One of the most frustrating things a professional will face in their career is feeling stuck. There comes a point when the competition is steep in your field and the only way to get a leg up is to tack another skill or certification onto your resume. The only problem is: how...
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For the First Time Ever, Computer Science Is the Most Popular Major for Women at Stanford

There’s no reason to beat around the bush or sugarcoat it: STEM has a woman problem and it has for a while now. However, here’s a bit of good news: Stanford University recently announced that, for the first time in the university’s history, computer science is the top major for female students...
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15 Inspiring Quotes Every Ambitious Woman Needs in Her Life Right Now

First things first, ladies: give yourselves a well-deserved pat on the back for continuing to fight the good fight for women’s equality – even if it is the same battle we’ve been fighting since 1776 when Abigail Adams pleaded for John Adams to “remember the ladies” when penning the Constitution. The good...
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The Best & Worst States for Working Parents

If you’re a working parent finding it near impossible to balance your career and your life, it may have something to do with where you live. Read on to see which states are the best and the worst for working moms and dads, and where your state falls on the list. (Photo...
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3 Reasons We Make Bad Decisions at Work

It’s estimated that an average person has around 70,000 thoughts per day, and obviously, not all of them are productive. It’s not surprising that most of us make a bad decision or two every now and again. We’ll a look at some of the common reasons why we make bad decisions in...
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These Are the Jobs Where People Are Most Likely to Marry Each Other

You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t mix business with pleasure, but a new study suggests that intermingling the two may just be what your love life needs – that is, if you’re in certain professions. Read on to find out if your personal and professional stars align and make for a happily...
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These Are the Jobs Where People Are Most Likely to Marry Each Other

You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t mix business with pleasure, but a new study suggests that intermingling the two may just be what your love life needs – that is, if you’re in certain professions. Read on to find out if your personal and professional stars align and make for a happily...
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Etsy Broadcasts Its Employees’ Mistakes Company-Wide (and That’s a Great Thing)

Making mistakes is never fun, especially when it happens at work. Can you imagine if every time you made a mistake at your job, you were required to admit to your error in full detail to the entire company? One well-known and reputable company is doing just that – and it’s a...
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3 Alarming Facts About the Current State of Workplace Inequality

Workplace inequality may sound like some “oh, woe is me” sob story that women are, well, sobbing about, but the reality of the situation is much more serious than most of us would like to admit. It’s 2015 and women still earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. So what’s...
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3 Alarming Facts About the Current State of Workplace Inequality

Workplace inequality may sound like some "oh, woe is me" sob story that women are, well, sobbing about, but the reality of the situation is much more serious than most of us would like to admit. It's 2015 and women still earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. So what's...
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3 Ways to Prevent Bad News From Ruining Your Productivity

It seems everywhere you turn, something terrible is happening in the world and you can’t help but let it affect you. What was once curiosity has now turned into full-fledged ruminating and you start feeling powerless and sad about the tragedies occurring around the world. Not only is your mood shot, but...
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Use These 4 Money Tips Right Now, and Take It Easy Later

For far too many young professionals, saving up for retirement is the last thing on their minds. However, this careless mentality can lead to dire financial situations later on in life when retirement finally rolls around. Here are four valuable money tips to practice now to ensure a cushy retirement of leisure...
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To Fix Parental Leave, Make It Possible for Dads to Take It

America’s parental leave situation is dire. As you probably know, America is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not offer paid parental leave to workers, so working parents are forced to use accumulated vacation and sick hours to ensure some sort of income during their time off. Even if...
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Does Money Buy Happiness? Depends on How You Look at It

If you’ve ever teetered back and forth trying to figure out whether money could buy you happiness or not, then you’re not alone. Choosing a career can often seem like a trade-off between wealth and happiness. Do you take the higher paying job and sacrifice time with your family, or do you...
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3 Reasons Not to Stay at Your Job Too Long

Should you stay or should you go? Typically, job hopping is frowned upon because it suggests that you’re flighty and possibly incompetent, thus a waste of money for the employer. Of course, it could also mean that you know what you want and don’t want in your career. Here are three reasons...
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5 Amazing Perks for New Parents That Actually Exist

They say it takes a village to raise a baby, but what happens when mom and dad have to leave the village and return to work? Making the transition from “new parents” to “new parents who also have to work a full-time jobs” is no easy feat, and many new parents find...
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5 Signs That Now’s the Time for Millennial Women to Shine in Their Careers

Working women continue to be steadfast in their fight for gender equality in the workplace. And, it’s paying off, especially for millennials, who now have the greatest support of any generation of women. Here are a few signs that it’s time for millennial women to break the glass ceiling once and for...
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The 5 Five Stages of Wanting to Quit Your Job

Making the decision to quit your job generally happens gradually, and then all at once. If you’re in the midst of making up your mind, the important thing is not to let your emotions get the better of you. It starts with being aware of what’s happening during the process. Here’s what...
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Do You Have ‘Career Compulsive Disorder’?

Raise your hand if your lunch breaks consist of sitting at your desk, scarfing down food, and pounding away on your keyboard trying to get through emails. Turns out, you’re not alone. According to Gallup’s Work and Education Survey findings, adults working full-time in the U.S. spend an average of 47 hours...
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Paid Parental Leave Continues to Gain Momentum in the US

Lately, a lot more American companies have been jumping on the paid paternal leave bandwagon and finally offering their employees more paid time off after having a baby. This is great news for working parents in America – because, if you’re a working parent, then you know that the struggle is very...
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Your Promotion Doesn’t Come With a Raise

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for – promotion time! You’ve worked so hard and have given your absolute all to prove that you are capable of more in your career. Then, your boss says those magical words, “We’d like to award you a promotion to…,” but just as you’re getting ready...
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Best Cities for Gen Y Jobs

Did you know that Gen Y workers are now the most prevalent generation in the workforce today? Once known as the “lazy and entitled” generation, Gen Yers (or millennials) have trickled into the business world as employees and entrepreneurs and have revolutionized business as we know it – inviting a more transparent,...
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7 Tips for Young Women Who Aspire to Be Leaders

While some girls are busy dreaming about their wedding day, others are fantasizing about being the next Sheryl Sandberg or Mary Barra. For the ambitious, here’s some advice to support you in your endeavors and encourage you to become the leader you are truly meant to be. (Photo Credit: Kaboompics) 1. Know...
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5 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Keep Chasing Your Dreams

If only we could all go back in time and be the fearless children we once were. Maybe – just maybe – we would have the courage to chase our wildest dreams in our lives as adults. There’s no doubt that life hardens us all over time and causes even the best...
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3 Ways to Tell if You’re Selling Yourself Short in Your Career

Hating your job is one thing, but staying put and wasting your life and career away is another. We all had wild dreams about what we wanted to be when we grew up, but things don’t always play out as we once hoped they would. Chances are, you chose your career based...
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What We Can Learn From the Man Who Worked 50 Jobs in 50 States

Finding meaning in one’s career is one of the most important (and difficult) goals in a professional’s working life. One man quit his cushy corporate career to set out on an epic cross-country voyage in which he held 50 hourly-wage jobs in 50 different states. Here’s what he learned about work, meaning,...
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5 Ways to Earn a Promotion Without Asking for One

The old adage of “don’t ask, don’t get” is usually true when it comes to promotions and raises. If you don’t let your manager know about your career goals, it’s much less likely that you’ll get to where you want to be. That said, workers often ask for promotions without stopping to...
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11 Ways Sleep Deprivation Is Ruining Your Career (and What to Do About It)

Not getting enough restful sleep at night can do more than leave you irritable and groggy in the morning – it could be the reason you aren’t advancing in your career, too. We’ll take a look at 11 alarming ways sleep deprivation affects your brain over time, and what you can do...
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5 Ways Working Moms and Dads Can Manage Their Households Like a CEO

You’re probably familiar with articles discussing how “mom skills” translate well in the workplace, especially when it comes to multitasking and prioritizing. However, you don’t hear much about the other way around. In this post, we’ll take a look at five ways working parents can use their skills to keep a happy,...
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5 Inspiring Quotes From Young Female Entrepreneurs

“Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than you.” There are two types of women in the world: those who find those lyrics conceited and arrogant, and those who see those words as fuel to catapult them towards their dreams. In this post, we’ll cover five...
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Here’s Why Millennials Want to Work Part-Time

New studies show that millennials are choosing to stay out of Corporate America and opting for smaller companies that value employees and offer more flexibility. We’ll take a look at why millennials prefer freedom and purpose (over money) in their careers, and figure out how the heck they’re still able to afford...
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10 Things to Do When You Get the Silent Treatment After a Job Interview

Job interviews can be a lot like blind dates. You walk out of an awesome date thinking that this person is THE one. You’ve never felt more confident about anything in your life. Then, a couple of days turns into a week without you hearing back from that person, and you find...
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10 Things to Do When You Get the Silent Treatment After a Job Interview

Job interviews can be a lot like blind dates. You walk out of an awesome date thinking that this person is THE one. You’ve never felt more confident about anything in your life. Then, a couple of days turns into a week without you hearing back from that person, and you find...
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Can You Guess How Many Female CEOs There Are in the World?

If you can’t name the right number, don’t worry: neither can executives. The 1,700 participants of a Weber Shandwick study guessed that 23 percent of CEOs at large companies were women. Take a look at the embarrassing results of the study and the shocking truth of how few female CEOs actually exist...
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5 Ways to Boost Productivity on Your 15-Minute Break

Is your brain saying “Friday,” while the calendar insists it’s Wednesday? The monotony of the day-in and day-out of your job can cause your productivity to come to a screeching halt long before the workweek is over. These 15-minute productivity boosters will help you get back on track, so that you can...
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Need to Vent? BetterCompany Lets You Talk Anonymously About Work

One of the trickiest and most annoying things you’ll have to deal with in your career is office drama. One app aims to combat office politics by creating a “safe place” for co-workers to discuss work matters openly and honestly with one another, all while remaining anonymous. Read on to learn more...
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5 Reasons Millennial Women Are Saying ‘I Do’ to Their Careers Instead of Marriage

Did you know that 25 percent of today’s young adults will likely never have been married by the time they reach their mid-40s to mid-50s? We’ll take a look at why so many millennials prefer to marry their careers rather than their significant others. (Photo Credit: Sergei Zolkin/Unsplash) 1. Financial Reasons Student...
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7 Career Tips for Millennials From Famous Success Stories

If you’re early on in your career, it’s okay if you don’t know exactly what you want to do with the rest of your life – join the club. Regardless of what career path you end up choosing, it’s wise to plan as much as possible for the road ahead. To help...
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5 Bad Habits That Waste Your Day Away (and What to Do About Them)

Ever wonder why some people are hyper-productive and others are always playing catch-up? If you’re part of the latter group, then you’re probably guilty of productivity-destroying behaviors. Learn how to kick those bad habits, so you can stop wondering why there are never enough hours in a day. (Photo Credit: Death to...
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7 Steps to Up Your Confidence When the Day’s Got You Down

It usually strikes when you least expect it … or on any given Monday. I’m talking about a bad day that just seems to be snowballing into the worst day ever. It’s okay, because it happens to the best of us. Here are seven steps to turn that frown upside-down. (Photo Credit:...
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Women Study Computer Science, So Why Are There So Few Women in Tech?

Recent studies show that a vast majority of female students are interested enough in tech to study it in college, however, the number of women in tech careers doesn’t reflect that – not even by a long shot. Let’s take a look at why so many women fall off the tech career...
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Ladies, Here’s the Key to Not Feeling Guilty About Negotiating a Raise

Negotiating a raise is no easy feat, especially for women who are crippled by the stigma that negotiating makes them greedy, bossy, or ungrateful. Read on to learn how to reverse those feelings of guilt and turn them into the fuel you need to get the salary you’ve rightfully earned and deserve....
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4 Ways Finances Affect Women Differently Than Men in Their Careers

It’s a fact. Women are more likely to discuss health issues than financial matters, but the reason why isn’t as obvious as you may think. Yes, women tend to be more open about personal stuff than men, but the reason they refrain from money talks is because they feel insecure about their...
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Do These 3 Things and Land the Job of Your Dreams

Knowing what you want to do with your life is one thing, but knowing how to clearly and effectively articulate that to a potential employer is a whole other ball game. If you’re looking for some quick and dirty tips on how to knock it out of the park the next time...
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How to Dish Out Criticism to a Colleague Without Burning a Bridge

Dishing out criticism is easier said than done, especially when it’s to one of your peers. Here are a few things to consider before the big talk to ensure that your message is constructive rather than destructive. (Photo Credit: Anna Levinzon/Flickr) You’ve probably been taught that if you don’t have anything nice...
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Want Your Kids to Be Successful? Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Says Harvard Study

Listen up, working moms. It’s time to put your guilt-ridden thoughts aside and start celebrating the fact that you are a mother with a thriving career, because children of working moms are more successful than their peers. Says who? Harvard Business School, that’s who. Here’s what you need to know. (Photo Credit:...
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5 Things You Learn About Yourself By Working From Home

Most employees would do anything and everything to be granted the opportunity to work from home, even occasionally. The idea of working in pajamas, not having to sit in traffic, and not dealing with pesky co-workers are just a few of the majestic wonders that make not going into the office so...
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How to Tell If It’s Time to Switch Careers

Are you contemplating whether now’s the right time to switch careers? If so, then you should know that there’s a right way to change careers, and a wrong way. Here’s what you need to know to ensure that you are well prepared to make a seamless transition into your new dream career,...
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LinkedIn Is Being the Change It Wants to See for Women in Tech

The bad news is that STEM has a woman problem. The good news is that everyone is pretty aware of it now and some companies are trying to fix this problem. Last year, LinkedIn announced its Women in Tech (WIT) initiative, which aims to empower the women in tech roles at the...
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5 Ways to Be a Stand-Out Employee While Working Remotely

Working remotely seems like a godsend, but is it really as easy-breezy as it sounds? As it turns out, working from home is a huge adjustment for both the employee and the employer, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a win-win situation for all parties involved. Here are five ways you...
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What Nasty Gal Can Teach Us About the Importance of Corporate Culture

If there’s anyone who understands the term “rags to riches,” it’s Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, who built an online apparel empire from the ground up. However, according to some current and former Nasty Gal employees, the company’s once-vibrant corporate culture isn’t what it used to be, thanks to layoffs and restructuring....
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Pay It Forward: The CEO Giving Employees’ Kids a Full Ride to College

One CEO is taking employee benefits to the next level – the next generation, to be exact. Boxed CEO Chieh Huang is offering to pay college tuition for all of his employees’ children as an incentive to remain loyal to the online wholesaler. Seem too good to be true? (Photo Credit: Nazareth...
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STEM Is Important, But Let’s Not Forget About the Humanities

There’s no doubt that advanced technology is the future, but just because studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) can lead to lucrative careers, doesn’t mean that business no longer has any use for the humanities. We’ll take a look at why society’s obsession with STEM is blinding us to the importance...
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Tweet Like a Man, and Get More Retweets

A recent study showed that men get retweeted more than women. The question is, why? We’ll examine the science behind why tweets published by men are, on average, more popular than those by women and how professionals can apply this knowledge to their enhance their career potential, regardless of gender. (Photo Credit:...
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5 Things Working Mothers Really Want in Their Careers

Women comprise nearly half of today’s workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 47.7 percent of households are dual-income, with both the husband and wife working. What’s more, approximately 70 percent of these women are also mothers, who handle a vast majority of the household responsibilities along with their careers. It’s...
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5 CEOs Share the Best Advice They’ve Received for Career Success

Everyone wants to be successful in life, but sometimes it can seems like the odds are against you. Fret not, because you’re not alone. In fact, many of the most revered leaders admit to having to overcome adversity and defy the odds to get where they are today. Read on to see...
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3 Ways Living Longer Will Impact Your Career

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median age of the American workforce is 37.1 and it is expected to increase to 42.6 by 2022. You might be dreading the fact that you’ll have to work even a day longer than you have to, but that shouldn’t be the case. Here...
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3 Ways Veep’s Amy Brookheimer Is Every Working Woman’s Hero

Unconscious bias really screws things up for women in the workplace, but the battle is not over just yet. Thanks to the prevalence of more leading ladies on the big screen and on TV who play strong, successful working women, the unconscious bias isn’t so unconscious anymore. We’ll take a look at...
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Being Phony at Work Is Affecting Your Career Success

A Deloitte study that analyzed sociologist Erving Goffman’s concept of “covering” found that a whopping 75 percent of American professionals are concealing certain facets of their lives in order to excel in their careers, or so they think. Here’s why that does more harm than good for an individual’s personal and professional...
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Is Bragging Jeopardizing Your Career? 3 Ways to Tell

There’s nothing wrong with being confident in your abilities, but there’s a very fine line between being sure of yourself and being full of it. We will take a look at three key indicators that your boastful ways are, indeed, preventing you from getting where you want to be in your career....
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New App Helps to Keep Your Online Image Clean

Despite partying hard all throughout college, you somehow managed to graduate with decent grades and now you’re on your way to paving a successful career path. Your partying days may be behind you now, but that doesn’t mean they won’t come back to haunt you when you least expect it – for...
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Chore Wars: Why Are Women Still Doing All the Housework?

A recent Working Mother survey found that today’s household responsibilities (a.k.a. chores) have not changed much since the 1950s, which wouldn’t be such an alarming finding if women didn’t make up nearly half of the American workforce. We’ll take a look at how the responsibility of keeping a house and home, like...
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Americans Are Working Longer, Kissing Retirement Goodbye

Growing older should be an enjoyable time in a person’s life, but that seems to be a thing of the past, based on recent studies that found people are working much longer out of necessity. Read on to see why many aging professionals are working well past their prime and postponing retirement...
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5 Ways Your ‘Tude Is Damaging Your Career Potential

We hate to break it to you, but the reason you aren’t moving up in your career might not be because of him, or her, or them – it might be because of your poor attitude. It’s easy to point the finger at others or attribute your dead-end career to incompetent co-workers,...
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25 Invigorating Quotes to Ignite the Leader Within

Yehuda Berg once said, “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair.” In this case, the words contained in this post are intended to be a driving force that will ignite the...
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25 Invigorating Quotes to Ignite the Leader Within

Yehuda Berg once said, "Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair." In this case, the words contained in this post are intended to be a driving force that will ignite the...
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Practice ‘The Golden Rule’ to Fuel Your Career’s Success

Everyone wants to be successful in his or her career, but, unfortunately, far too many professionals go about it the wrong way. It may seem like trying to make it in this dog-eat-dog world requires a person to take out the rest of the pack, however, as it turns out, true success...
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Career Change Late in Life Is a Good Thing, Says Study

Growing older might be scary for most people, but it’s a great thing when it comes to your career success. A new study shows that a vast majority of professionals who change careers later in life are happier and earn more money in their new occupations. Here’s what you need to know...
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The Secret to Getting Into a Great College? Hint: It’s Who You Know

Most prospective students have heard rumors about the effects on favoritism on college acceptance. Now, a new study that surveyed just over 400 admissions officers from the nation’s top colleges appears to bolster those accusations, apparently showing that getting into a top-tier college has less to do with academics, and a whole...
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Managers, Here’s Why Your Good Employees Stay (and Why They Don’t)

An attractive compensation package may bring in good employees, but it definitely doesn’t guarantee that they’ll stay. We’ll take a look at what encourages high-quality employees to stay put at their jobs, and what causes them to pack up and move on to greener pastures in their careers. (Photo Credit: Siobhan Rohlwink-Coutts/Flickr)...
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Why Does the Gender Wage Gap Persist? [video]

Recently, Pew Research Center released a short video to explain the findings from its gender wage gap study. The bottom line: although the gender wage gap has narrowed over time, it still exists. We’ll take a look at how the wage gap affects the millions of hardworking women around the world who...
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These States Have the Most (and Least) Engaged Employees

If you hate your job, the best part of waking up is … hitting the snooze button and going back to sleep. We’ll take a look at a recent study that ranked the nation’s states based on level of employee engagement at work. Read on to see where your home turf ranks...
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3 Ways to Use Fear to Fuel Your Career

Fear can make you want to run and hide. It can hold you back and prevent you from taking risks, because you’re too scared of something negative happening in return. Fear can be a beast that ruins your life and crushes your potential, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how you...
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5 Signs to Confirm That Your Bad Boss Is, Indeed, Terrible

Research shows that 65 percent of managers are “checked-out” at work, which means that there’s a 65 percent chance that your boss is not so great. If you’re unsure as to whether your direct manager is part of the misery-inducing majority, then here are a few surefire ways to tell. You’re welcome...
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New Site Offers Information on Leave Policies for 100s of Companies

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a way to see which employers offered the most generous leave options for employees, before you accepted a job offer? Well, now there is. Read on to learn more about a new site that provides a transparent look into companies’ leave policies so that working...
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How Hollywood’s A-List Actresses Fight for Women’s Equality

Who better to bring awareness to a vital cause like women’s equality than Hollywood stars? We’ll take a look at how some of Hollywood’s most revered actresses are speaking out about the inequality women face on- and off-screen, and the role the media plays in perpetuating this unconscious bias. (Photo Credit: Eva...
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Are You Disengaged at Work? Your Manager Might Be to Blame

Is your manager is always coming down on you and making you feel like you can’t do anything right? If so, you probably don’t like your job very much — and you’re definitely not alone and probably not to blame. New research points the finger at disengaged managers as one of the...
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Ask4More: 5 Salary Negotiation Tips for Working Women

Get your negotiation hats on, ladies, and let’s narrow that gender wage gap together. Here are five tips to help you negotiate a fair and equal wage that you definitely deserve … unless, of course, you’re satisfied with making roughly 20 percent less than a man for no good reason. Yeah, we...
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Want to Be a Success? Choose a Partner With This Trait

It’s so important to find a partner who understands and appreciates your career goals and supports you throughout the ebbs and flows of the journey. A recent study found that if your significant other possesses this one trait, then your chances of doing well at work are greatly increased. Read on to...
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The High Cost of College Is Leaving Many Students Out in the Cold

College should be one of the most memorable times in a person’s life, not a time of financial stress, anxiety, and hopelessness. However, with the rising cost of attending college and student loan debt more than quadrupling over the past two decades, obtaining a degree is proving to be a strain, especially...
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3 Things Millennials Want, 3 Things They Could Do Without

Born between 1980 and 2000, Millennials are the largest generation group in US history, comprising roughly 75.3 million of the nation’s population and surpassing even the Baby Boomer generation. Needless to say, it’s important to understand how this crowd thinks and functions, seeing the tremendous impact they have on the workplace and...
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5 Reasons Why STEM Has a Woman Problem

How is it that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) companies can find solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems, but they can’t seem to solve the gender bias issue that keeps women out of STEM careers? According to new research, it’s because we, as a culture, don’t know that...
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Working Dads Who Spend More Time With Their Kids Are Happier

Hey, working dads. Yeah, you! Do you want greater job satisfaction, a happier household, less bickering with your wife, and praise from your co-workers? Seem too good to be true? Well, a couple of new studies show that you actually can have your cake and eat it, too – you just have...
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Laid Off? This App Aims to Help You Beat Depression

Social media has an amazing ability to connect people; however, with that comes both good and bad. The bad part is that anyone and everyone has the freedom to voice whatever opinion their little hearts desire, which promotes cyber bullying and allows other negativity to spread online. The good part is, the...
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Sarah Thomas Earns Her Stripes as the NFL’s First Female Referee

There’s a new face calling the shots for the National Football League and her name is Sarah Thomas – oh, and she just so happens to be the first female full-time referee in the history of the NFL. Read on to learn more about how Thomas began her professional journey and what...
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5 Reasons Why Criticism Is a Girl’s Best Friend

Criticism can be extremely damaging, especially for career-oriented women who have been conditioned to care too much about what others think. In her article for The New York Times, author and business coach, Tara Mohr, says, “I often encounter women who don’t voice their ideas or pursue their most important work because...
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5 New Career Paths That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

The workplace is changing, thanks to new technologies and new ways of thinking about work. If you’re looking to venture into semi-uncharted territory in hopes of a brighter career trajectory, then you may want to consider one of these five new careers. (Photo Credit: Flazingo Photos/Flickr) 1. Registered Dietitian-Advanced Practitioner – Charles...
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Odd Jobs: 5 Obscure Careers You May Want to Consider

“So, what do you do for a living?” Nine times out of ten, this question is asked out of habit or courtesy. Very seldom do people expect an unusual answer. However, imagine what a nice change of pace it would be to hear someone respond with, “I dive for pearls in remote...
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5 Bizarre Ways to Have a More Productive Workday

Sometimes, the conventional ways of trying to boost your brainpower just don’t cut it, and you need some clever, one-off tricks to smack yourself back in the groove and on your way to productivity heaven. Here are five bizarre, yet effective ways to help you have a more productive, less monotonous workday....
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3 Important Career Lessons from NBA Legend Steve Nash

One of the NBA’s most acclaimed and tenured players announced his retirement this past week. Nash had a respected and decorated career in the NBA, but it didn’t come without its fair share of adversity. We’ll take a look at a few ways Nash’s hard-earned success can be applied off the court...
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Even at the Top of the Corporate Ladder, Women Are Paid Less Than Men

If a female executive retreats to her car to scream because her promotion was (again) awarded to her male colleague, does anyone hear her scream … or even care? Probably not. Unfortunately, this happens countless times a day as working women continue to get passed over, neglected, and discriminated against in their...
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3 Reasons Why Recruiters ‘Heart’ Passive Candidates

It’s a common dilemma, really. You’re gainfully employed, but you also can’t help but think that there are greener pastures with another employer. However, your current job isn’t that bad, so you’re not really an active job seeker — it’d just be nice to know what career options are available. If this...
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What Your Tweets and Posts Tell Recruiters Could Keep You From Getting the Job

Would you think twice about sharing a mindless “I’m so bored” post on social media if you knew that research shows that people who do so experience higher rates of heart attacks and strokes? What’s worse, research that ties social media use to emotional stability/instability is making its way into the hands...
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Color Me Mad: How Colors Impact Productivity and Mood

Your favorite color might not be the best choice for the paint in your home office. Research shows that certain colors are capable of boosting productivity and mood, while other colors have more of a negative impact on disposition. Read on to learn more about how different hues send different cues to...
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3 Ways to Successfully Market Your Expertise Online and Boost Your Career

Don’t you ever wish your dream career would just fall into your lap one day? Thanks to the majestic ways of the internet (and a little due diligence on your part), that fantasy could be a reality. Read on to see how marketing your expertise online can lead to bigger and better...
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5 Ways Woman Can Silence Their Inner Critics to Realize Career Success

As the saying goes, “you are your own worst enemy,” and this is especially true for women in the working world. This type of thinking is what tends to hold women back from realizing the type of career success they want and deserve. We’ll take a look at five ways women can...
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Why Job Shadowing Is the Key to a Successful Career

Wouldn’t you like to “test-drive” a career before committing to it, much like you do when buying a car? In case you didn’t know, you absolutely can and it’s called job shadowing. We’ll take a look at what job shadowing is, whom it’s for, and why it’s the bee’s knees when it...
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Google Chairman Manterrupts Female Tech Leader at SXSW to Mansplain Need for Diversity in Tech

“Mansplaining” is a term coined to describe the behavior of those men who have the need to explain what they believe are complex topics, in which they may or may not be well-versed, to women in a manner that is elementary enough for even a woman to understand. This very thing happened...
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3 Ways to Get It Together When You’re Having ‘One of Those Days’

“It’s just one of those days.” It usually plays out like this: you accidentally sleep in a bit too long, so you’re running late. Then, you see that your gas tank is empty and have to make a pit stop to fill up. Then, your piping hot coffee spills all over the...
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5 Time-Saving Tips for the Overwhelmed Working Parent

Let’s face it. The demands of being a working parent are relentless, and there are never enough hours in a day, month, or year. While we don’t promise to make the feat of being a working parent a breeze, we do hope that these five time- and sanity-saving tips will make your...
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Why We Need to End the ‘All or Nothing’ Mentality About Working Mothers

If you’re rolling your eyes at yet another working mother post, then you’re the exact person who needs to be reading this the most. You, like most of society, sigh with annoyance that working moms are at it again, whining about how hard it is to succeed in a career because corporate...
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If You Want to Go Places in Your Career, Be Still

It’s frustrating to have people remind you to “stop and smell the roses” when your life seems to be going 1,000 miles per hour — but that doesn’t mean it’s bad advice. Learn how taking a step back can actually help you move forward in your life and your career. (Photo Credit:...
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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Women and Money Talks

A new study finds that women are more likely to discuss medical issues and other taboo topics with others than talk about money matters. We’ll examine the reasons why women are so tight-lipped about talking dollars and cents, despite their keen financial habits. (Photo Credit: shehan peruma/Flickr) The Fidelity Investments Money FIT...
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3 Ways to Recognize a Terrible Potential Boss in an Interview

Have you ever been so psyched for a landing a job interview at a promising employer, only to be completely turned off to the opportunity thanks to the behavior of your potential boss? It happens more often than candidates like to admit, which is why it’s important to be able to recognize...
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5 Ways to Ruin a Successful Career

If things are going great in your career and you want to do everything in your power to keep it that way, then, whatever you do, don’t do any of these five things listed below and you should be in the clear. Read through the list and see if you’re guilty of...
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5 Takeaways From One Teacher’s Social Media Experiment for Her Students

One Minnesota high school teacher, Michelle Van Bibber of Stewartville High School, decided to teach her students a valuable lesson about over-sharing on social media and how quickly things can go viral on the Internet. The lesson learned that day is one that doesn’t just apply to our younger generations — especially,...
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3 Ways to Deal With an Offensive Co-worker Who Just Doesn’t Get It

In the workplace, there’s a fine line between joking around and being offensive — and there’s always that one co-worker who just doesn’t seem to get it. If you find yourself being put in uncomfortable situations due to a colleague’s lack of manners, then you’ll want to read on to see how...
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3 Promising Second Careers That Don’t Require Another 4-Year Degree

Are you unhappy with the career you chose? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Studies show that approximately 80 percent of people are also unhappy with their career choice. Giving your career a second life doesn’t have to mean obtaining another four-year degree. Here are three promising careers for you to consider....
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5 Creative Ways to Revive Your Struggling Career

What have you done for your career lately? Chances are, not enough. Much like a relationship, your career also needs proper care and attention in order for it to flourish. If you’re guilty of being neglectful, here are five creative ways to help you rekindle the fire and fall back in love...
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5 Creative Ways to Revive Your Struggling Career

What have you done for your career lately? Chances are, not enough. Much like a relationship, your career also needs proper care and attention in order for it to flourish. If you’re guilty of being neglectful, here are five creative ways to help you rekindle the fire and fall back in love...
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‘Women Make Better Leaders,’ Says Research (and Mr. Wonderful of Shark Tank)

“Women make better CEOs.” These fine words come from none other than Kevin O’Leary, better known as Mr. Wonderful on ABC’s The Shark Tank. O’Leary holds an impressive business portfolio, and 55 percent of the CEOs in it are women. Why, then, are women so exceedingly underrepresented in high-level, leadership positions still...
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Are You a Toxic Employee? [infographic]

Is your office a den of negativity? If you’re constantly complaining to co-workers about how much you hate your job, looking for any and every excuse to get away from your desk, and gossiping more than talking about work projects, the problem might be you. Find out if you possess any or...
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3 Simple Lifehacks to Improve Your Health and Boost Your Mood

If the monotony of everyday working life is starting to chip away at your well-being, then it’s time to switch things up in your daily routine … and STAT. A few minor tweaks to your schedule can make all the difference in your health and wealth. Here’s how. (Photo Credit: hatalmas/Flickr) Working...
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Hit a Lull in Productivity? Blame Circadian Rhythms

Have you ever noticed that you hit the wall at work around the same time every day? It’s not just because you had a big lunch, or didn’t get enough sleep last night. Some times of day are just better for productivity than others. It might have to with our circadian rhythms....
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Facebook and LinkedIn Team Up to Help Women in Tech

The two social network powerhouses, Facebook and LinkedIn, are joining forces to launch programs that will encourage more women to pursue degrees and careers in what has long been a man’s world — the world of tech. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg (COO) and LinkedIn’s Jeffrey Weiner (CEO) are launching mentoring and support programs...
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9 Tips to Help You Become a Stand-Out Candidate

Job searching takes a lot out of a person. Updating your resume, searching high and low for job availabilities, anxiously wait for a call back (if you even get one, that is), then rinsing and repeating — it’s time-consuming and stressful, even if you ultimately get your desired result. The process is...
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The Best Teams Have Women on Them

Working in groups is part of everyday life, both personally and professionally. For instance, a family must work as a unit to maintain an orderly household, and, likewise, professionals must utilize teamwork to accomplish company goals. So, what makes a group successful? One study found the secret ingredient: the more women, the...
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5 Clever Tips to Boost Your Popularity on LinkedIn

Chances are, you have a LinkedIn profile, but it’s probably not getting the type of attention that you’d hoped or expected. We get it, and we’re here to help. Here’s how to boost your LinkedIn game and win the attention of recruiters online. (Photo Credit: JD Hancock/Flickr) 1. Customize your URL. Creating...
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5 Ways to Remain Positive When Your Work Life Is a Downer

Over time, having a not-so-desirable work life can take its toll and, eventually, start negatively impacting your personal life. A typical adult spends two-thirds of his or her entire life working, so there’s no use in wasting all that time being miserable. If you feel that your work life resembles the depths...
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3 Lessons From Ivanka Trump’s #WomenWhoWork Campaign

Being a working woman takes on a whole new meaning in today’s fast-paced, technologically advanced age. There’s much more responsibility to deal with and so many more expectations to live up to when trying to juggle life and work. See how Ivanka Trump’s new #WomenWhoWork initiative aims to end the unrealistic stereotypes...
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Find Out What Careers Best Suit Your Personality Type [infographic]

Choosing a career based solely on its earning potential used to be just fine. Nowadays, research shows that choosing a career path that fits your personality type is the real money- and happiness-maker. Does your job best suit your personality type? Read on to find out. (Photo Credit: Sasquatch I/Flickr) You’ve probably...
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5 Ways to Get Unstuck In Your Career

As they say, it happens to the bet of us. Getting stuck in your career isn’t the end of the road, it can actually be a hidden opportunity ready for the taking. Here are a few tips to help you get yourself out of a seemingly hopeless career rut and on your...
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5 Things Recruiters Are Looking for on Your Social Media Profiles

It’s no surprise that recruiters are turning to social media to scope out potential employees. Therefore, it’s essential that candidates understand what recruiters are looking for online. These elements of your profiles are making a big impression on recruiters — for good or for ill. (Photo Credit: Pascal/Flickr) Did you know that...
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Working Moms Are Still Getting the Short End of the Stick

Let’s face the facts: being a working mother is exhausting and, oftentimes, completely defeating. Many women put their own career and life aspirations on hold to raise children, but very few of these ladies actually speak openly about the endless struggles they face on a daily basis. Here are the facts that...
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10 Buzzwords to Eliminate From Your LinkedIn Profile for, Like, Ever [infographic]

Gone are the days when listing cliche keywords — like motivated, passionate, and experienced — on your resume got you noticed by recruiters. Read on to see which buzzwords were most overused on LinkedIn last year, so that you don’t end up blending in with the rest of the crowd in the...
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5 Hard and Soft Skills That Will Get You Hired

When it comes to job searching, the internet giveth and the internet taketh away. It’s easy to find job listings, but arguably tougher than ever to stand out from the crowd of qualified applicants. However, if you have the right skills — and know how to draw attention to them on your...
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#FairPayMatters: What the World Needs to Learn From the Sony vs Charlize Theron Fiasco

If anything good came out of the Sony email hack, it’s that Charlize Theron put Sony on blast for paying her $10 million less than her male co-star, Chris Hemsworth, for their upcoming film, The Huntsman. Let’s take a look at how Theron’s ballsy move (pun very much intended) is encouraging women...
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3 Women Making a Big Difference in Tech for Future Generations

Studies show that women in tech are vastly underrepresented, but that’s not stopping these three tech-savvy ladies from making a huge difference for future generations of techies. See how these women are using their know-how to pave a new path for a brighter and more balanced future in technology. (Image Credit: Chris...
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Will You Change Careers in 2015?

You know the saying: “A new year. A new you.” Why not apply that to your career, too? If you’re looking for a career change in the new year, then you might want to check out the top occupations the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects as the most promising, broken down by...
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5 At-Home Business Ideas for Stay-at-Home Parents

Childcare is expensive, but so is opting out of your career to be a stay-at-home parent. If you want to leave the rat race, but keep investing in your professional development (and 401k), starting your own at-home business might be the answer. Becoming your own boss doesn’t have to be scary —...
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Do These 7 Things on LinkedIn and Get Hired in 3 Months, Says LinkedIn [infographic]

LinkedIn published an infographic outlining a study they conducted on 4,000 job seekers who were able to land a job within three months of applying by doing a few simple things on the social network. We’re here to walk you through some of those steps so, you too, can be like the...
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5 Ways to Get Organized and Prep for Your Best Year Yet

Now that the holiday craze has died down and it’s back to reality, it’s time to get serious about what lies ahead for 2015. Before you dive headfirst into your new year’s resolutions list (which you dusted off from last year), we’ve compiled a list that will help you get your life...
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5 Ways to Slim Down on Mindless Social Media Use in 2015

Checking social media non-stop around the clock has probably become more of an addiction than a habit, sucking up valuable time and energy that you could be using to advance your career. Here are a few tricks for being more productive with your social media usage in the new year.   (Image...
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Need Some Career Inspiration for 2015? Ask and You Shall Receive

Finally, the new year is here, which means it’s time to pull out all of the inspirational hoopla to get those career go-getter juices flowing again. (But this year it will be different! Right? Right?!) We’ve compiled a list of ways to help kick-start the momentum you need to make 2015 a...
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5 Reasons Why LinkedIn Still Matters

LinkedIn is a little different than other social networks, which offer news, community, and sometimes cute cat photos, but lack the laser focus on professionals and the recruiters and companies that hire them. Still, for overscheduled social media users, the question remains: “If I’m on X,Y, and Z social networks already, do...
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The Key to Success Is Authenticity

Successful entrepreneurs have one thing in common that has very little to do with luck, education, or money – it’s actually their ability to be true to themselves and their dreams. Let’s take a look at three entrepreneurs whose authenticity helped them build wildly successful empires, even when the odds were against...
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5 Tips to Sharpen Your Focus and Boost Productivity

In today’s information-overload age, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain focus on everyday tasks, which can be detrimental to your productivity. Here are a few proven ways to help find your concentration throughout the day. (Image Source: Mark Hunter/Flickr) You know that feeling when you’re so focused on something that you actually...
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15 Things Working Moms Who Breastfeed Have to Think About (and 4 Tips to Make It Easier)

Returning to work post-baby poses more problems than a newbie mother might anticipate, especially if she chooses to continue breastfeeding. Here are some tips to help pumping at work not be such a dump. (Image Credit: Frederique Voisin-Demery/Flickr) If you’re like most new moms, you severely underestimated the difficulties that come with continuing...
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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Hired Through Social Media [infographic]

Landing a job takes more than a decent resume – it also takes a bit of creativity to get noticed, and social media enables candidates to do just that. We’ll take a look at one of the most comprehensive guides available to show you how to successfully use social networks to land...
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Do You Have One of the Hottest Jobs of 2014?

US News recent released its list of the 100 best jobs of 2014. We will take a look at which jobs are in the top ten, so read on to see if your profession made the cut.   (Photo Credit: KROMKRATHOG/freedigitalphotos.net) Every year, US News releases a list of the 100 best...
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10 Popular Twitter Hashtags for Job Seekers to Follow

Hiring managers are beginning to veer away from conventional methods of advertising job vacancies, and they are, instead, turning to social media to locate qualified candidates. Their weapon of choice? A little thing known as a hashtag. See how hashtags are a candidate’s best friend when it comes to finding a job...
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5 Ways to Protect Your LinkedIn Account

Did you know that January 28th was Data Privacy Day? If you happened to miss out on that glorious day, then now’s your chance to honor your online privacy and learn how to protect your LinkedIn account. Better late than never, folks. (Photo Credit: Coletivo Mambembe/Flickr) In honor of Data Privacy Day, LinkedIn...
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Make Your Career Dreams a Reality; These 5 Famous Moms Did

Working Mother magazine recently published an article that highlighted the inspiring stories of 25 celebrity mothers who chose to reinvent themselves mid-career to pursue new endeavors, which proved to be just as inspiring as they are prosperous. Read on to see how reinvention isn’t just for the rich and famous, it can...
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Stop Complaining About Being Overworked, Unless You Live in One of These 5 Countries

Americans may think they’re being overworked, but a new study shows that they’re just being a bunch of wimps compared to professionals in these five nations. (Photo Credit: Habeeb Mohammed/Flickr) The average American works 1,787 hours annually, according to the data collected in a study called the Better Life Index by the Organization...
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Women Are Dominating in the World of Hedge Funds (and It’s Great for Everyone)

A new study shows that fund management is proving to be gender-biased, and women are, literally, giving men a run for their money in this male-dominant industry. (Photo Credit: Tax Credits/Flickr) Rothstein Kass, a leading assurance, tax, and advisory firm, released its third annual report, Women in Alternative Investments: A Marathon, Not a...
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Who Wants to Raise the Minimum Wage? The Answer May Surprise You

Is raising the federal minimum wage rate beneficial to the economy or not? We’ll take a look at who’s for and against raising the wage and how level of education affects people’s opinions. (Photo Credit: daily sunny/Flickr) These facts from Raise the Minimum Wage are pretty interesting (and alarming): $10.74 – What the...
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New Book Says Working Moms Can Have Their Cake and Eat It Too

Going back to work after having a child can be a tough decision for many working mothers, because they fear motherhood means their careers have to suffer. A new book shows working that parenting and career success aren’t mutually exclusive. (Photo Credit: Caroline/Flickr) A Pew Research Center study found that 32 percent of...
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Khan Academy Launches New College Prep Program

The day you find out that you’ve been accepted to the college of your choice is quite possibly one of the best days in your life. However, when that doesn’t happen, it can seem as though your future hangs in the balance. Khan Academy has introduced a new college prep program that...
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Apple Vows to Diversify Its Board With More Women

Apple currently only has one female board member, Andrea Jung, former CEO of Avon Products, Inc., on its eight-member, all-white and male-dominant board of directors. Recently, however, the company announced that it was taking steps to change that. (Photo Credit: Adrian/Flickr) The decision to seek out more diversity comes after receiving backlash from...
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How to Interview for a Job When You’re Not Exactly Qualified

Sometimes, your dream job is the one that just slightly above your current qualifications, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go after it. Here are four tips to help you navigate past any possible inadequacies of your candidacy and land the gig. (Photo Credit: Mike Licht/Flickr) Shortcomings in your candidacy don’t...
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The Embarrassing State of Parental Leave in the US

American working parents continue to get the short end of the stick when it comes to parental leave. We’ll take a look at how this troubling reality has grave effects for parents and, especially, the US economy. (Photo Credit: Meagan/Flickr) According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, the only three states...
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5 Apps That Every Professional Needs to Know About

Professionals are constantly looking for ways to better organize their time in order to carve out a few more minutes (or hours, if they’re lucky) to find that elusive work-life balance. Here are five apps that every professional needs to help them attain a better sense of control over their everyday lives....
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Top 5 Social Media Jobs in 2014

Social media is so prevalent nowadays, especially in business, and companies are looking for top-notch professionals to leverage their social marketing efforts. If you’re a social-savvy person looking for an exciting career, then you might want to consider one of these five social media professions in 2014.
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Why Being a Whistle-blowing Employee Is a Good Thing

Many employees are discouraged to voice their concerns in the workplace, especially those that are not in managerial or upper-level positions. However, we’ll take a look at how speaking up can actually make you a valuable asset to your employer. (Photo Credit: Steven Depolo/Flickr) If you think that keeping your mouth shut about...
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Ready to Quit? It’s Probably Because of Your Boss

The recession caused many people to lose their cushy corporate jobs, and forced the newly unemployed to take on whatever job came their way, because any job was better than no job. Right? As it turns out, not really. We’ll examine how neglectful bosses are the cause of millions of employees ditching...
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It’s Not Too Late! Kick Post-Holiday Fatigue and Start Off 2014 Right

Now that the holiday madness is over and the New Year has been rung in, you’re probably getting a bad case of post-holiday fatigue. Here are five ways to get yourself out of a rut and back into the groove of things. (Photo Credit: Adam Goode/Flickr) 1. Write your top three goals for...
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3 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Not Hate Your Job So Much

Even if your New Year’s motivation is still pumping through your veins, it’s difficult to coax yourself out of bed every morning if you’re heading to a job that you absolutely despise. The good news is, you’re definitely not alone – the better news is, there are things that you can do...
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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. (Photo Credit: XPRIZE Foundation/Flickr) Adora Svitak...
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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 resume. (Photo Credit: Sheffield Tiger/Flickr) 1. Make it relevant, not generic. There’s a huge misconception that...
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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. (Photo Credit: D. Sharon Pruitt/Flickr) LinkedIn has become the number one professional networking site in the world, which has persuaded...
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Hate Your Job? Then Get More Sleep

We’ve all been taught that hard work pays off, but at what cost? Studies show that workaholics who consistently burn the midnight oil might actually be hurting their careers in the long run due to sleep deprivation. We’ll take a look at how getting more zzz’s can enhance your mood and well-being,...
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3 Questions to Help Unveil What You Want Out of Your Career

If you’ve hit a fork in the road on your career path, don’t fret, because you’re not alone. Figuring out which path to take can be a daunting task, which is why we’ve compiled a list of three questions to help unveil your true calling in life and be on your way....
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Sorry, Not Sorry: Can Apologizing Too Much Hurt Your Career?

Whether you’re a high-ranking executive or an entry-level employee, being too remorseful could negatively affect your reputation as a professional and cause others to perceive you as weak. We’ll examine how too many apologies could leave your career in a sorry state of affairs. (Photo Credit: Craig Sunter/Flickr) Many successful companies abide by...
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Big Banking Is a Man’s Job (or So the Numbers Say)

Women have struggled for equality in the corporate world for decades now, but gender inequalities still exist in a select few industries. We’ll take a look at how women are still vastly underrepresented in big banking and provide tips on how they, too, can have a successful career in such a male-dominated...
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When Social Networking Gets Creepy (and What to Do About It)

Many professionals consider LinkedIn a safe haven for networking, but sometimes clicking the “accept” button can open up a can of worms that you never expected … or welcomed. We’ll examine the many ways social connections become cyber stalkers and how to deal with these inappropriate and unfortunate weirdos. (Photo Credit: bplanet/freedigitalphotos.net)...
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When Social Networking Gets Creepy (and What to Do About It)

Many professionals consider LinkedIn a safe haven for networking, but sometimes clicking the “accept” button can open up a can of worms that you never expected … or welcomed. We’ll examine the many ways social connections become cyber stalkers and how to deal with these inappropriate and unfortunate weirdos. (Photo Credit: bplanet/freedigitalphotos.net)...
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Social Media Marketer – Most In-Demand Job Skill of 2013

If you’re looking to keep your professional skills current in 2014, then you might want to consider adding social media marketing to your list of credentials, especially since it topped LinkedIn’s list of the hottest job skills of 2013. (Photo Credit: Alan Reeves/Flickr) Social media is the new way for individuals and brands...
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3 Ways to Master Your Job Searching on Twitter

Twitter may not seem like a viable source for landing a job, but with the privacy settings and restrictions that come with LinkedIn and Facebook, Twitter’s free-for-all platform may be your saving grace for connecting with your future employer. (Photo Credit: Rosaura Ochoa/Flickr) We’ll cover the basics on how to effectively set up...
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How To Fully Embrace Vulnerability in Order to Excel in Your Career

In her TEDxHouston presentation, Brene Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, speaks about how learning to embrace the one thing that frightens us most – vulnerability – is the secret to living a happy, fulfilled, and courageous life. (Photo Credit: Victor1558/Flickr) Brown dedicated her research...
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5 Powerful Business Books to Invigorate Your Career in 2014

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration to start 2014 off right, then consider picking up one of these five books that are sure to revitalize your career this year! (Photo Credit: Kate Ter Haar/Flickr) 1. Motivation: The Business of Belief : How the World’s Best Marketers, Designers, Salespeople, Coaches, Fundraisers, Educators,...
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5 Tips for the Long-Term Unemployed to Land a Dream Career

If you’ve been unemployed for more time than you would like to admit, and can’t seem to find a job, then listen up. Here are five tips to help you get that break you deserve and, hopefully, land the job of your dreams. (Photo Credit: Kate Hiscock/Flickr) The economic meltdown wasn’t kind to...
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New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers

2014 is upon us, and it’s time to gear up for the many possibilities the new year brings for your career, especially if you’re job searching. Here are five New Year’s resolutions to help job seekers land the career of their dreams and make 2014 their best year yet. (Photo Credit: Paul Wilkinson/Flickr)...
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3 Ways Social Media Can Make You a Better Employee

Professionals utilize social media to enhance their candidacy, network, and online brand, but many people overlook the value it can bring to their current employer, too. Let’s take a look at how social media can make you a more valuable employee. (Photo Credit: Gavin Llewellyn/Flickr) If your job is not directly involved with...
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The Ugly Truth About Returning to Work Post-Baby

New mothers are returning to the workforce in droves; however, the reality of going back to work is, often times, a bleak one for working moms. We’ll take a look at why going back to work postpartum is much harder than it may seem. (Photo Credit: banspy/Flickr) The joys of having a new...
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Bill Gates Was Some Lucky Person’s Secret Santa on Reddit

Social media is one of the greatest ways to connect with loved ones and complete strangers around the world – so, why not use it for a nationwide Secret Santa gift exchange? That’s what many companies, big and small, have been doing across the nation to spread some good ol’ holiday spirit....
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Facebook’s ‘Donate Now’ Button Makes Virtual Giving Easy

Facebook turns its attention to philanthropy as it introduces a “Donate Now” button for its non-profit pages. Donating to your charity of choice is, literally, a click away. (Photo Credit: Facebook) People want to feel like they’re making a difference in the world, but many don’t have the time, money, or resources...
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If We Want More Female CEOs, Then Start in Universities

Not only are women underrepresented in leadership and executive roles in the corporate world, but they are also outnumbered in MBA programs. If we are to level the playing field, then we need to start with making educational programs more appealing to the women of the world, not just the men. (Photo...
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Why One Company Decided to Nix Management Entirely

What if your employer told you that you would have full control over your day-to-day functions and responsibilities at work from here on out? One brave company took the road less traveled and did just that. See what led to the decision to eliminate management and give employees full control of their...
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5 Ways 2013 Was Oh-So-Good to Women in Business

This past year wasn’t just good for women in business, it was absolutely spectacular! We’ll take a look at five ways women rocked the boat, broke down barriers, and really put themselves on the map in 2013. (Photo Credit: Nigel Howe/Flickr) 1. Women dominate in tech. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
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Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness in Your Career – Purpose Does [infographic]

A recent poll found that 70 percent of today’s professionals prefer a job that they enjoy, rather than a job that pays well. It looks like money doesn’t buy happiness after all – well, at least not in the workplace. (Photo Credit: stockimages/freedigitalphotos.net) Thomson Reuters conducted a survey of over 1,000 professionals,...
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Why Men Doing Housework Is Important for Women’s Careers

Women make up nearly half of the workforce, spend less time in the house than previous generations, and have less time to keep a home. It would seem reasonable for the housework to be divvied up equally between husband and wife; however, that’s simply not the case. (Photo Credit: stockimages/freedigitalphotos.net) In fact,...
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Survey Says: 87 Percent of Employees Don’t Trust Their Bosses

Terrible bosses are everywhere, and they’re causing employees to not only mentally check out at work, but lose trust in their superiors, too. It’s an epidemic that Office Space poked fun at with its horrible boss, Bill Lumbergh, but the reality is, the Lumberghs of the world are causing employees to hate...
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5 Ways Volunteering Can Improve Your Candidacy

Job seekers are always looking for ways to get noticed by recruiters, and too few actually understand the benefits that volunteering offers. Here are five ways that volunteer work improves your chances of landing a job. (Photo Credit: anankkml/freedigitalphotos.net) 1. Gain experience. Volunteer work can help candidates gain valuable work experience in...
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4 Ways to Be More Likeable at Work (and in Life)

If you need a little help in the likeability department, then look no further. Here are a few tips to get you on your way to a more career-friendly personality. (Photo Credit: ganesha.isis/Flickr) Have you ever met someone that captivated you right off the bat? This person just had that je ne sais...
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3 Tips for Working Parents to Negotiate Flex-Schedules

Flexible work arrangements have made returning to work a viable option for mothers who want to continue their careers, post-baby. Here are some tips for working moms to negotiate their way to flex-schedule freedom and, hopefully, get closer to achieving work-life balance. (Photo Credit: Victor158/Flickr) Your chances of landing a job that offers...
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How to Give to Charity This Holiday Season, Even on a Tight Budget

There are few things in life that make you feel better than giving to others, especially during the holidays. However, when money’s tight, charity is often the first to go. We’ll show you how even your spare change can make a big difference this holiday season. (Photo Credit: Boston Public Library/Flickr) In an...
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Wanting It All Can Leave Working Moms Feeling Empty, Unless…

Is the pursuit for family, career, and freedom really worth it? If you’re a working mom, you know that the quest to have it all is an endless battle that often leaves women feeling burnt out and unsatisfied in the end. (Photo Credit: franky242/freedigitalphotos.net) There are more opportunities available now than ever...
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3 Goal-Setting Apps to Help Boost Your Career in 2014

With this year coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what 2014 has in store for your career, especially if you’re looking for a job. Here are three awesome apps to help you establish and accomplish goals to enhance your career in the new year. (Photo Credit: Maik Meid/Flickr) Forecast...
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Pantene Encourages Women in Business to #WhipIt Good

Women in business have been asked to break through, lean in, and now to whip it, thanks to a new Pantene commercial from the Philippines that illustrates the blatant double standards that exist for women in the workplace. Let your hair down, ladies. It’s time to rock out as women take yet...
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Biting the Hand That Feeds: Lululemon’s Founder Steps Down as Chairman

Lululemon – you either love the brand, or you hate it. And if you were a victim of their see-through yoga pants disaster, then you probably are in the latter group. We’ll take a look at how throwing caution to the wind in business can cause your career to unravel at the...
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5 Ways to Completely Ruin Your Career at the Company Holiday Party

A little booze never hurt anyone, right? Well, if you’re talking about boozing at the company holiday party, then you’re absolutely wrong. We’ll show you what to do if you care to obliterate any chances you have at a thriving career … ever. (Photo Credit: GW Fins/Flickr) 1. Booze until you bruise....
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Jack Welch: ‘The Four Es and a P’ of Hiring

Just as businesses need to understand their customers in order to effectively market to them, candidates also need to know what hiring managers are looking for in order to get noticed and get hired. Jack Welch helps job seekers to get a leg-up on the competition with “The Four Es and a...
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How Social Media Is Making Us All Narcissists [Infographic]

If you’re like most of us, your social media feeds are infested with selfies. Let’s call it like it is: social media is bringing out the narcissist in all of us – and, boy, is it ugly. (Photo Credit: jenswanson/Flickr) The word “narcissist” originates from the ancient Greek myth of the story of...
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Millennial Moms Would Give Up Sex and Dessert Before Smartphones

A new study shows how technology, specifically social media, has affected women in the digital age, both at home and at work. It found that today’s moms could care less about “having their cake and eating it to,” and would rather cuddle up with their smartphones than their husbands. (Sorry, not sorry.)...
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Data Scientist: Sexiest Job of the 21st Century

Are you looking for a new career that is just as successful as it is desirable? Then, it’s time to consider what Harvard Business Review calls “the sexiest job of the 21st century,” the data scientist. (Photo Credit: bluefountainmedia/Flickr) According to Silicon Angle’s infographic, “IBM reported that 90 percent of the data in...
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5 Inspiring Career Tips From Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a man of great courage, wisdom, and love, and he never let adversity get the best of him. We’ll take a look at five of Nelson Mandela’s most inspiring quotes to help you realign your career focus and humbly continue down the road to success. (Photo Credit: lasanta.com.ec/Flickr) During his...
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Should Employees Be Allowed to Surf Social Media at Work?

Social media can be a great escape for those times when work becomes overwhelming or downright boring. Not surprisingly, many companies are reluctant to encourage what they see as time-wasting on the part of their workers. Is it ever OK, then, for employers to limit their employees’ use of social media at...
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What Needs to Happen for Americans to Find Work-Life Balance

Studies show that fewer Americans want to become parents today than 20 years ago. The lack of support that the US offers its working parents, compared to the rest of the world, is definitely a factor. We’ll take a look at what America needs to do for its workforce to make holding...
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How Not to Look Ugly on a Webcam [infographic]

Virtual interviews and teleconferences are growing in popularity in the business world, so it’s essential that professionals know how to properly present themselves on camera. Here are a few simple, yet vital tips on how not to look ugly on a webcam. No, seriously: take notes. (Photo Credit:  rocknroll_guitar/Flickr) According to a...
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3 Career Tips From the Founder of GoldieBlox, Debbie Sterling

GoldieBlox caused quite a stir with its ad for its line of engineering toys for girls that was tuned to Beastie Boys’ song, “Girls.” However, the genius behind the ad and the company, founder Debbie Sterling, has some novel advice for girls and women looking to join the ranks of Sheryl Sandberg...
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The State of Social Recruiting and Why You Should Care

Employers are ditching their conventional hiring practices for a more convenient and practical way to locate, screen, and hire candidates – through social media. Take a look at which social networks recruiters are utilizing and why social recruiting is important to your career. (Photo Credit: Link Humans UK/Flickr) LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are...
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Introvert or Extrovert: Which Is Better for Business?

Opposites attract – especially in the corporate world. Career success is often associated with extroverted, assertive professionals, but we’ll show you why even the quiet, introverted ones of the bunch are just as valuable as the rest when it comes to business. (Photo Credit: Ghost of Kuji/Flickr) The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a...
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How Personal Decisions Can Cost You Big Time Professionally

We all know that personal and professional don’t mix, but what happens when it accidentally does and it costs you your job? Find out how to keep your personal life from negatively affecting your career. (Photo Credit: Peat Bakke/Flickr) Your personal reputation can ruin your professional chances. One person who’s experiencing the very...
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Working Moms: The Grass Will Always Be Greener, If You Let It Be

One of the hardest decisions in a mother’s life is whether or not to return back to work after having a baby. Many women resent the decision they end up making. We’ll discuss how harboring regret only hinders your life and career, regardless of which path you end up choosing. (Photo Credit: familymwr/Flickr)...
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Tweet for the Stars: Social Media Managers of the Rich and Famous

If you’re borderline obsessed with a celebrity and constantly tweeting about his or her fabulousness, then you’re definitely on the right track to make it as a social media manager for the stars. Find out how these superfans landed dream careers with their favorite celebs through the magic of social media. (Photo...
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Protect Your Online Identity With Persona

If you’re a job seeker, then you’re going to want to give this your undivided attention. Learn how a social tool called Persona promises to help you monitor your social media content so that you don’t inadvertently cost yourself a future dream job because of a careless post. (Photo Credit: Jason A. Howie/Flickr)...
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3 Tips for Dealing With a Sneaky, Manipulative Co-Worker

Proving yourself to your boss is hard enough. Add those manipulative co-workers to the mix and you have yourself an impossible situation – or do you? We’ll examine how to identify who those wheeler-dealer colleagues are and how to effectively deal with them so that you can shine bright in your career....
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4 Reasons Why Being a Female Entrepreneur Is Tough

The entrepreneurial world has seen a definite rise in the number of women business owners in the past few years, but these women still face many challenges that make it difficult to excel. (Photo Credit: Dell Inc./Flickr) Making it as an entrepreneur is difficult as it is – all the barriers to entry,...
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It’s My Career and I’ll ‘Wine’ if I Want To

For all the ladies out there who like to enjoy a glass of wine every now and then, why not make a career out of it? The wine industry is calling your name and so are the new organizations catering to women vintners popping up around the country. Let’s all raise a...
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Use ‘Social Listening’ to Enhance Your Career

Social listening, or also known as social media monitoring, is a way to locate specific conversations happening online without having to seek them out individually. Knowing how to master social listening just may be your ticket to career success! (Photo Credit: CarbonNYC/Flickr) You can thank the internet for placing an incredible amount of...
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5 Time-Saving Tips for Working Parents

The mornings can be rough for anyone, but they’re all the more challenging when you’re trying to get kids ready and out the door, too. Here are five tips that will help you get going with a minimum of stress. (Photo Credit: muffet/Flickr) Nothing’s worse than waking up stressed and scrambling to get...
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Despite Legal Issues, Goldie Blox Still Rocks for Girls in Tech

You’ve probably already seen the genius advertisement for Goldie Blox, the engineering toy specifically for girls set to the catchy Beastie Boys song, “Girls.” Despite the company’s public battle to keep their creative girls-only remix of the song in their ad, Goldie Blox takes the cake for putting engineering in pretty little...
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Women in Tech Are Closing Out 2013 With a Big Bang!

The tech industry spoke, and the ladies listened. We’ll take a look at how women are geeking out (in the most fabulous way) and making their mark on the computer science industry this year. (Photo Credit: Dinner Series/Flickr) Many efforts are being made nowadays to encourage women, young and “seasoned,” to pursue STEM...
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10 Job Options for Mothers Wanting to (Re)Enter the Workforce

Whether you’re a mother looking to start a career, reenter the workforce, or just make a few bucks on the side, here are some family-friendly options to help you get back to the grind. (Photo Credit: Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr) There’s no doubt that more mothers are wanting to return back to the workforce,...
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Working Parents, Want More Time With Family? There’s a Law for That!

Working parents might be able to breathe a little easier the next time they need to take time off of work to make it to their kid’s soccer game, thanks to The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013. (Photo Credit: Kamaljith/Flickr) Juggling work and children is a constant battle that many working parents...
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Experience vs. Education – Which One Takes the Cake?

Our parents told us to work hard and get into a good college so that we’d all have bright, prosperous futures. However, in today’s recovering economy, does having a degree necessarily make you a better fit than someone with ample experience and no degree? (Photo Credit: TheBusyBrain/Flickr) What does a college degree do...
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How Facebook’s Graph Search Is Good for Your Career

Facebook has become one of the most renowned forms of social engagement and sharing for people around the world — and now it’s taking it one step further. We’ll examine how Facebook has now adapted its platform to cater to the needs of the professional world, too. (Photo Credit: Robert S. Donovan/Flickr) Earlier...
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Your Name Isn’t White-Sounding Enough, So Kiss That Job Goodbye

Sadly enough, many candidates still find themselves victims of blatant discrimination during the interview screening process, despite legally enforced equal employment opportunity laws. We’ll take a look at how your given name can make or break your chances of winning that dream opportunity. (Photo Credit: cote/Flickr) It’s hard to believe that, even in...
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Women in Business: Now’s Your Time to Shine

Working women are getting a little help and support from some of the biggest names in the business world. Let’s take a look at who these corporate giants are and how they’re empowering women to soar higher than ever in their careers. (Photo Credit: JD Hancock/Flickr) When women first started out on their...
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How to Get More Twitter Followers to Boost Your Career

The more people you’re connected with, the more chances you have to catapult your career through social networking. We’ll show you five ways to gain more Twitter followers so that you can be on your way to welcoming new opportunities. (Photo Credit: Matt from London/Flickr) Racking up followers on Twitter is part quantity,...
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Technology Giveth Jobs and It Taketh Them Away

We’ve all read the studies showing that machines are expected to take over millions of jobs from humans in the not-so-far future, suggesting that a terrifying I, Robot type of world awaits us. But do we really need to fear competition from robots? (Photo Credit: jmorgan/Flickr) Although no one cannot predict the...
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It’s Legal in 29 States to Be Fired for Being Gay (and Why That’s Bad for Business)

Did you know that, even today, employers can legally fire or refuse to hire an person based on his or her sexual orientation in more than half the country? We’ll take a look at this shocking fact and discuss how workplace equality is, without a doubt, good for business. (Photo Credit: Lost...
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Is Salary Transparency Good or Bad for Morale?

How would you feel if the entire company knew your salary, and vice versa? Recently, many companies have jumped on the “transparency” bandwagon. But is being too open and honest more harmful than it is beneficial to employee confidence? (Photo Credit: 401(K) 2013/Flickr) Scandals like Enron Corp. and Bernie Madoff have led...
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‘Women-Only’ Mentality Can Lead to Segregation Rather Than Equality

Gender inequality exists, so it’s understandable that women are joining forces to empower one another. But when does it go from being supportive to morphing into a “women-only” coterie that isolates female workers from their male counterparts? We want equality, ladies, not a sorority.   (Photo Credit: EpicFireworks/Flickr) Women have made huge strides...
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Open-Plan Offices Are the Worst (Says a Study)

All the hype about open workspaces is finally being refuted, thanks to a little study that found open floorplans to be detrimental to productivity. We’ll examine the facts to see how workstation “openness” results in many employees feeling exposed, rather than liberated. (Photo Credit: hyku/Flickr) The original intent for open workspaces, other than...
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What Type of ‘Chair Sitter’ Are You?

The next time you roam the aisles of your office, try to spot these ten types of “chair sitters” and see if the descriptions below tell you anything about your co-workers. (Photo Credit: weldonwk/Flickr) The way you sit in your chair contributes to your achy back and neck, but it also gives an...
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Why Your Profile Picture Is Making You Look Dumb (and How to Fix It)

Unfortunately, they’re everywhere – those “what were they thinking” profile pictures that baffle the rest of us. If you’re one of the embarrassing ones who just can’t quite get your social media profile pic together, then here are a few valuable tips to help you save face online. (Photo Credit: betsyweber/Flickr) First things...
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Job Stress Is Killing Your Career and Your Health

As if you didn’t already know, the costs of job stress are high when it comes to both your personal and your professional life. We’ll take a look at what some of the most stressful jobs are in America, and also provide ways to cope with the strain of your 9-to-5. (Photo...
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How to Make the Most of Your Day

Today is a brand-new day, so why not make it a good one? Here are few ways to help you make the most of your busy day ahead. (Photo Credit: zeevveez/Flickr) If you’re like 99.9 percent of the working population (that number may or may not be completely exaggerated), then the sound of...
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When Your Boss Is Terrible

Do you have a boss that perpetually blames you for his shortcomings, blowing up at you any chance he gets? If so, then you’re in good company. A Gallup poll found that bad bosses are the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs. (Photo Credit: mi-Brooke/Flickr) According to Gallup’s study of over 25...
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5 Twitter Tips for Today’s Professionals (Say That 5 Times Fast)

Twitter is a great way for professionals to expand their networks and boost their reputations. Here are five tips to help individuals construct professional tweets that benefit, not hinder, their careers. (Photo Credit: MDGovpics/Flickr) Believe it or not, there is a right way and wrong way to tweet. The next time you want...
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3 Reasons Mothers Make the Best Employees

Mothers get the short end of the stick when it comes to equal pay in the working world. But, contrary to popular belief, working mothers might actually make the best employees. (Photo Credit: franky242/freedigitalphotos.net) If you were to come across a job posting outlining all the duties a mother is required to...
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Want to be Successful? Then Get Comfy with Uncertainty

A person’s career rarely ever turns out the way he expected, oftentimes leading to feelings of failure and regret. We’ll show you how expecting the unexpected on your career path is one of the best ways to set yourself up for success in the end. (Photo Credit: Chris Barber/Flickr) A survey conducted earlier...
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Ashton Kutcher Offering Career Advice for $5 an Hour

Ashton Kutcher may be worth $140 million, but that isn’t stopping him from offering his “know-how” to professionals for $5 an hour. Save up your pennies, people. This may be the best $5 you’ve ever spent on your career. (Photo Credit: david_shankbone/Flickr) The A-list celeb seems to have gotten more out of his...
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How to Train Yourself to Be Happier at Work

Being happy at your job doesn’t necessarily depend on the job itself – it has more to do with how you perceive your work. We’ll take a look at how professionals can train themselves to be happy at work by simply changing their mindset. (Photo Credit: maveric2003/Flickr) It can feel like there’s a...
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The 6 Smartest Things You Can Do Every Night and Morning [infographic]

The key to ensuring a promising tomorrow is to start today — tonight, to be exact. Here are six things to incorporate into your night and morning routines to be a happy camper at work. (Photo Credit: Andrew Turner/Flickr) According to the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy for Americans is 79 years, which,...
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Media Stereotypes Keeping Women Out of Tech?

Could the media’s bland stereotype of nerdy women be the reason why females are so underrepresented in technology careers? (Photo Credit: vasilisvg/Flickr) Research shows that women represent “57 percent of all undergraduate degrees, 42 percent of all undergraduate math and statistics degrees, 40 percent of all undergraduate physical sciences degrees, but only 18...
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Are You “Googley” Enough to Work at Google?

Google is taking the “birds of a feather” concept to a whole new level when it comes to finding qualified candidates. See how the company’s new patented technology plans to locate prospective employees by using data from its current employee gene pool. (Photo Credit: Robert Scoble/Flickr) It’s safe to assume that the people...
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How to Protect Your Facebook Profile After the Recent Privacy Changes

Facebook recently changed its privacy settings yet again, making the site (ironically) less private for users. Here’s a guide on how professionals can safeguard their profiles following the new changes. (Photo Credit: Max Klingensmith/Flickr) Facebook announced that it will be sunsetting the “Who can look up your timeline by name?” feature that...
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Crowdfunding Your Salary: Wave of the Future or Financial Nightmare?

Sites like Kickstarter.com and IndieGogo.com have put crowdfunding for creative projects on the map, but can the same model be successfully applied to an individual’s salary? (Photo Credit: thethreesisters/Flickr) Everyone has career dreams, but big dreams can mean big price tags. This dilemma has inspired entrepreneurs to use crowdfunding websites to fund new...
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Why Adversity Is Good for Your Career

The path to success isn’t always an easy one. We’ll show you how the “bumps in the road” can be beneficial for your career and make you a more well-rounded professional. (Photo Credit: davidmpacey/Flickr) The ancient Japanese proverb “fall seven times, stand up eight” is easier said than done, especially when the “fall”...
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Working Moms Shouldn’t Feel Guilty for Following Their Career Dreams

The decision to give up your career to raise kids or return to work is a daunting one that seems to be a lose-lose situation for women nowadays. We’ll take a look at why women shouldn’t feel guilty for wanting to return to work. (Photo Credit: Victor1558/Flickr) The idea of staying home with...