Author: Marissa Brassfield

Marissa Brassfield is Ridiculously Efficient®. She’s an operational efficiency specialist with a passion for supercharging small, entrepreneurial teams working on projects with global impact.

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The Stats on Summer Work Schedules [infographic]

Summertime isn’t all about fun and play, it can also bring about new work opportunities. The infographic below from When I Work notes that 29 percent of employers plan to hire summer employees. It also seems that summertime is tends to be the season...
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3 Tips to Get You Through Hump Day

It’s the middle of the week and you are starting to feel a bit burnt out after starting the week off super-productive. It’s not quite close enough to the weekend to get you excited, but your brain is already counting the hours until Friday...
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How to Make Your Office Experience Better [infographic]

Creating a productive and motivating office experience that gives employees a little extra pep in their step can be difficult, especially since many have differing opinions about their workplace. However, there are a few simple ways to spruce things up that ev
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Robert D. Smith Teaches You How to Master the Rest of Your Life [interview]

How do you plan to spend the rest of your life? According to author Robert D. Smith, most people sleepwalk through life, being passive about the daily goings-on and letting time slip away. In his book, “20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for...
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Career Options for Aspiring Accountants [infographic]

A career in accounting can be quite lucrative and satisfying in all aspects. The infographic below from the University of Alabama outlines seven career paths for accountants. To begin a career in accounting, you will typically need a bachelor’s degree in
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Auto-responses That Make You Think, Reducing the Hiring Process, and Staying at a Job You Love

Every week we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Here’s a vacation auto-email response that is both informative and thought-provoking. Learn to reduce the hiring process by turning
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How to Be a Good Boss [infographic]

Are you a good boss? Most will probably say that they are, but a good way of finding out the kind of boss you are is by checking out the infographic below from Work Simple, which outlines the many characteristics of a good boss. Learn to be a good boss and you
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3 Ways to Take Back Control of Your Inbox

Is your inbox a giant pit of endless messages that you just can’t keep up with? If so, you need to keep reading. Your email inbox can become organized and unmanageable in a matter of days, and before you realize it, there are important...
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5 Tips for Working With Family Members

A family business seems like a great idea until you actually start working with your relatives. It’s often hard to balance work life with home life when the two worlds begin colliding. However, when you do learn how to work with family members, business.
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American Student Loan Debt [infographic]

It is common practice for students to take out a loan when needing to pay the tuition for their post-secondary education. However, more and more students are finding themselves under piles of debt when they are ready to begin their new lives as professionals..
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4 Icebreakers for Networking Events

Meeting new people always has the potential to bring out your awkward side, especially when said people can influence your career. Nothing beats the awkwardness like a great icebreaker that can help both parties feel a bit more comfortable engaging with each o
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The Cost of Job Stress [infographic]

Job stress can cost businesses a lot more than an anxious worker. According to the infographic below from Top 10 Online Colleges, job stress can hinder workers’ ability to solve problems, make them less productive and cause higher absenteeism. All of thi
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Study Reveals Majority of Workers Feel Trapped in Their Jobs

A large majority of North American workers say they feel trapped in their current jobs. Right Management, which specializes in talent and career management solutions, conducted a survey of almost 400 employees throughout the U.S. and Canada and found that job
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5 Tips to Make Coworking Work for You

Utilizing a coworking space has many benefits for small and large businesses alike. It can help get the creative juices flowing, become a great networking tool and can even boost morale. If you’re unsure about entering the realm of coworking, check out f
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Why Get Your Master’s in Nursing? [infographic]

Have you ever considered a career as a health care professional? Getting a master’s degree in nursing can help open up a myriad of doors for you, and the professional and personal benefits are endless. The University of San Fransisco put together the bel
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Vogue’s Second Biggest Issue, Detroit Files for Bankruptcy and LivingSocial Closes an Office

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Print media isn’t quite dead yet. Vogue just celebrated its second biggest issue ever. Detroit has filed for bankruptcy, making it the.
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5 Tips for Post-Vacation Productivity

You’re sitting at your desk, blankly staring at your computer screen and remembering the days (which were just yesterday) when you were sipping a cocktail on a beautiful beach. Unfortunately, your vacation is over and it’s time to get back to work.
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What Makes an Employee Happy? [infographic]

Keeping employees happy is an important part of running any business. It helps reduce turnover, makes employees more productive and can even boost your bottom line. Yast put together the below infographic to outline what really makes employees happy. Workers h
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Switching Gears: Learning to Plan Your Career Change With Karen Okulicz [interview]

If you are stuck in a work rut or have been out of a job and can’t seem to find a position in your field, it might be time to consider a career change. I recently interviewed author Karen Okulicz, who, after having to...
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Are You an Entrepreneur [infographic]

Do you have what it takes to be a business leader? Many leadership skills come naturally to the best entrepreneurs, with characteristics as simple as just carrying business cards with them at all times. If you aren’t sure if you have the skills of...
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5 Ways to Benefit From a Mastermind Group

A mastermind group serves as a small support group where members encourage each other to become successful in all areas of their lives. Many easily become disinterested in a group like this because they don't know how to use it to help themselves in the long r
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How to Become a Hacker [infographic]

Have you ever considered a career as a hacker? There are a few things you’ll need to consider first, like what type of hacker you want to be and which career path you can follow. The infographic below from Schools.com will help you figure...
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Use the Reverse Calendar Method to Get Things Done On Time

The Reverse Calendar technique is a way for people who just can’t get things done on time or are always late arriving to meetings to finally tackle their procrastinating ways. Nancy F. Clark, CEO of WomensMedia, designed this method as a means of beating
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5 Tips for Negotiating Your New Job Salary

A lot of times, many of us are so happy to have even gotten the job that we’ll take any salary that is offered. What we don’t realize is that we don’t have to accept the first number thrown at us, because we can...
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Can Meditation and Yoga Save Your Company?

There may be a very simple solution to all of your company’s woes. Yoga and meditation are two tools that are being used by several companies who are finding that it not just helps the well-being of employees, but also the bottom line. Biotech...
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Twitter Goes Abroad, Hulu Isn’t Selling and Crazy Resumes

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Twitter has sent a few execs to open up shop abroad, which signifies plans for international growth. Hulu has once again decided...
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4 Productivity Lies You Need to Stop Telling Yourself

Productivity is one of the many aspects of our lives that we tend not to be honest about. We somehow convince ourselves that we are all super-productive beings, but what we are really doing is lying to ourselves about how well we use our...
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5 Productivity Tips for Frequent Flyers

Staying productive while you’re traveling for work feels like an almost-impossible feat. Fear of showing up to business meetings unprepared with dozens of unanswered emails in your inbox can lead to a stressful business trip that leaves you feeling much
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5 Steps to Getting Things Done [infographic]

Everyone experiences those moments of total chaos when life becomes so busy that you just don’t know what to do first. The infographic below from LiquidPlanner teaches you how to become productive, at home or at work, with five steps to getting things do
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The Two Most Important Networking Tips

Most people will tell you that networking is the one aspect of career advancement that they dislike the most. Sallie Krawcheck, a former Wall Street executive, says a great network should be thought of as a good investment. She provides two simple rules for...
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How Technology is Changing the Workplace Environment [infographic]

Flexibility in the workplace has become increasingly important to employees who want to manage a work-life balance, place large importance on travel, or simply need to organize their time between work, family and a side business. The infographic below outlines
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What We Can Learn From Australia’s Student Loan System?

The student financial aid program is far from perfect. It doesn’t fit in with the modern world, where students are also part-time employees and sometimes even parents who need to take a semester off here and there to deal with other aspects of life....
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STUDY: Bullying Gets You Ahead at Work

It turns out bullying can get you ahead, at least at work. A new study from the University of Buffalo School of Management says workplace bullies tend to get positive evaluations and achieve more overall success in their careers. Researchers gathered informati
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Office Rituals Can Reduce Anxiousness Among Employees

Rituals are usually found in the sports world and within families, but they’ve been finding their own place in offices as well. New research from the Harvard Business School, the University of Minnesota and several other universities suggests rituals can
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Inside the Mind of a Successful Manager [infographic]

A successful manager is one who has a low turnover of employee because of his or her ability to be approachable and compassionate toward the team. They do not, however, micromanage, dictate or make work life uncomfortable for those around them. The infographic
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Ad Agency Encourages Happiness to Boost Creativity

Creative geniuses seem to go hand-in-hand with tortured souls, but one ad agency is trying to change the way their creatives work and think with the help of “positive psychology.” Havas Worldwide London is working with professor and psychologist Ne
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Is Under-Scheduling the Best Success Strategy Yet?

We live in an overscheduled age of calendar invites, long workdays and always-on accessibility. Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, swears by what he calls intentional “under-scheduling,” or essentially scheduling in blocks of meeting-free time. Is t
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The Pumpkin Plan Provides 7 Steps to Becoming an Entrepreneur

Author and entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has created a surefire plan to realizing your dreams of owning your own successful business. He calls it The Pumpkin Plan, and it includes seven steps to turning your business into a success. Step 1: Plant the seeds. Fi
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Photographer Captures ‘Soulless’ Jobs at Amazon’s UK Fulfillment Center

The English town of Rugeley was once a thriving place, with residents easily finding employment at the local coal mine. In 1990, that coal mine shut down, leaving many jobless — some for as long as two decades. Then came along Amazon. The online...
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‘All Staff’ Tumblr Account Parodies Ridiculous Companywide Emails

A new Tumblr blog is dedicated to the many annoying and often ridiculous emails that are sent companywide. This one goes beyond getting stuck in a ‘reply all’ chain that doesn’t involve you — these are emails that should really not have
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Jobs of the Future [infographic]

With science and technology making advances every day, the world will soon require an entirely new set of jobs with unique skill sets for which only a few can qualify. The infographic below from Degree Query takes a look at jobs of the future...
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Phone Tips, Tech Terms for Entrepreneurs and PayPal in Space

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. “Don’t monologue” is just one of eight tips to help you become a better phone person. If you’re an entrepreneur, here
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5 Lowest Paying Master’s Degrees [infographic]

Getting a master’s degree is a great way to give your career a boost with more opportunities for promotions and a higher salary. But, not all master’s degrees pay. The infographic below from BestMastersPrograms.org outlines the five lowest paying m
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5 Business Lessons You Won’t Learn in School

College is a great place to learn about your desired profession and gain the skills to help you get there. However, there are a few things about the business world that college will fail to teach you. Check out the five business lessons you...
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Proven Helps Make Your Job Search a Little Simpler

A new app helps make the job hunt a little easier. Proven combines job ads from websites like Craigslist, SimplyHired and Beyond, letting you view them all in one place and putting them conveniently on your smartphone. Taking the job app to the next...
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Nurse Practitioner vs. Doctor of Nursing Practice [infographic]

If you are looking for a career in nursing, here is everything you need to know about being a nurse practitioner versus a doctor of nursing practice. Maryville University put together the below infographic to help you figure out which career path is best...
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7 Ways to Impress a Younger Boss

The workforce has become so diverse that it is no surprise when younger workers take on leadership roles. However, for the employees that happen to be older than said leader, it may take time to transition. Aaron McDaniel, author of “The Young Profession
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Majority of Americans Want Benefits for Same-Sex Partners

More than half of American workers believe employers should offer benefits to same-sex partners. The information comes from a national poll of American workers commissioned by Workplace Options. Fifty-four percent of respondents feel that employers should exte
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Using Employee Happiness as a Business Tool [infographic]

Keeping employees happy is much more important than creating a fun and motivating office environment. Happy employees equal productive employees and that benefits the bottom line. The infographic below from Gravitate outlines how happy employees benefit the bu
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11 Leadership Lessons From NBA Coach Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson is a legendary former NBA coach and with 11 titles under his belt, he definitely knows a thing or two about leadership. Jackson recently published his memoir, “Eleven Rings,” where he outlines what really led to his success. Below are
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Tech Giants and Their Overflowing Cash Coffers [infographic]

Some of the world’s biggest tech companies are sitting on piles of billions of dollars, and don’t know what to do with it. Apple alone reported a surplus of $137 billion at the end of the most recent fiscal year. The infographic below from...
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Google Brain Teasers, the CEO of Lululemon and Recruiting on Twitter

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Google has abandoned using brain teasers during job interviews, saying they were simply a waste of time. It’s official. Yahoo! has take
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Half of Americans Want to Be Entrepreneurs

Nearly half of Americans would rather be entrepreneurs than work for someone else, and seven out of 10 entrepreneurs say they would start their business all over again. The data comes from Constant Contact, which conducted a study of more than 900 corresponden
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How to Find a Rockstar Virtual Assistant [infographic]

Finding the right job candidate is never an easy feat, especially when you are looking for a virtual assistant. It’s often hard to let go of the idea of doing everything yourself and hiring someone that you may never meet in person. Tech Edge...
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5 Ways to Help Employees Transition to a Managerial Promotion

Every worker loves getting a promotion, which can lead them to higher peaks in their careers, a better salary and more benefits. However, a promotion is also cause for a lot of stress for employees who are transitioning into a new role, especially when...
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3 Characteristics of a Great Leader

Some people were born natural leaders simply because they possess three key characteristics that allow them to be successful in leadership roles. Check out these essential characteristics of a great leader below to see if you have what it takes. Lead When You
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The Cost of a Bad Hire [infographic]

Looking for the perfect candidate to fill an empty position within your company is no easy task. But if you don't take the time to find the right hire, it can cost your company thousands of dollars. The infographic below from Kira Talent outlines how much a si
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5 Common Job Interview Mistakes

The job hunt often involves hundreds of job applications, dozens of interviews and not very many call backs. If you don’t end up getting the job, something no doubt took place during the job interview that left interviewers unimpressed; however, they wil
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12 Tips on Staying Inspired [infographic]

Staying inspired while working day in and day out doesn’t always come easily. For many, getting into a daily work routine can actually hinder the creative process. 24Slides put together the below infographic to provide 12 tips on how to stay inspired eve
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5 Tips for Keeping Remote Workers Around

One-fifth of the tech workforce around the world telecommutes, but many managers and HR professionals still find it difficult to engage employees and create an positive office environment in a virtual space. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Beth N
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Are Your Employees Smokers? This is How Much It’s Costing You

Many companies are shying away from hiring smokers. While this is basically discrimination, there is a good reason for it — smokers are costing companies a lot of money. New research from New England Law found that smoking employees cost employers more t
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Bill Gates is on LinkedIn, Salaries of Jobs in NYC and Banned Credit Screenings

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Bill Gates is now on LinkedIn, and he’s sharing what he learned from Warren Buffet. Turning off your auto-pilot is just one...
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Salary Guide for UX Jobs [infographic]

User Experience (UX) designers have become an integral part of the digital world. Onward Search put together the below infographic to outline UX jobs pay, the types of UX jobs that are in demand and the cities with the highest demand for UX professionals....
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Majority of Workers Stay Plugged in During Vacations

We are all guilty of it — sneaking a glance at our work emails, taking a skim at some reports or checking in on analytics, all while we are supposed to be taking a little time off. A new survey from Lee Hecht Harrison...
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People Living in Rural Areas are More Likely to Work in Middle-Skill Jobs

A new study from the University of New Hampshire found that people who work in rural areas are more likely to work in middle-skill jobs, as compared to workers in urban areas. Middle-skill jobs are those which require some on-the-job-training, previous experie
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What’s a Librarian Worth? [infographic]

Librarians’ skills far surpass that of being able to recognize a good book. Not only do librarians have great research skills, but they also help people sort through the immense amount of information available in books and digital records. The infographi
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Study: Policies Supporting LGBT Workers Create Healthier Workplaces

A new report from the William Institute looks at an aspect of work life that may seem obvious to a lot of us, but is still a lesson needed to be learned by many. The report looked at 36 studies about how showing support...
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Entrepreneur to Launch Startup From a Tent in the Woods

An Internet startup can survive on very little. All it needs for sustenance is a working laptop, batteries for said laptop, good Wi-Fi, and a great idea. One developer from Sweden is testing just how little his startup needs by quitting his job, getting...
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Telecommuting is the New Normal [Infographic]

More and more people are choosing to work from home, whether it’s for a single company or as contract workers. The benefits are obvious, as this CityTownInfo.com infographic proves — you make your own schedule, create your own office space and take
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How to Deal With a Job You Hate

Getting stuck in a job you hate seems to be something most of us encounter at least once in our lives. Many factors contribute to why you haven’t quit yet — perhaps you want to find another job first, or you want to make...
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Getting Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

A great deal of people in this world cower at the very idea of speaking in front of a crowded room. Even those who do so on a regular basis tend to become a jumble of nerves right before approaching a podium. When the...
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The Afternoon Productivity Dip and How to Stop it

When 2:55pm hits, your brain tends to just shut down. But don’t worry, it’s not just you — the majority of people in the workforce seem to have this same problem. LondonOffices.com conducted a poll of 420 office workers and found that 2:55pm
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Student-Run Organization Helps You Find an Ethical Career

For many people, choosing a career is about more than a long list of benefits and a high salary. Some individuals seek out personal fulfillment and a career that allows them to change the world, even in the smallest of ways. 80,000 Hours is...
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Social Tools at Work: Distraction or Productivity Booster?

While some companies hold tight to a paranoid, old-school view of employees as individuals who need to be “wrangled in” and have their free time monitored, many companies are opening their eyes to the benefits of giving employees some breathing roo
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How Well Do You Multitask? [infographic]

Do you find yourself juggling tasks throughout the workday? This interactive Open-Site.org infographic explores how well you can multitask. This user-generated infographic helps users detect just exactly how effective they are at focusing on two things at once
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Keep Your Head Down to Stay Productive

There’s one simple way for people to stay focused and boost productivity: simply keep your head down. Justin Jackson is writing a book about productive creatives and he found that each had the same habit of having completely focused, or heads down, time.
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What to Look for When Hiring New Graduates

New graduates from the class of 2013 are likely in the midst of a job search that is as frustrating, if not more, than your search for the perfect new candidate. With the current economic state, you are probably receiving more applicants than ever...
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Mistakes To Avoid When Starting Your Own Business

If you’ve ever thought of starting your own business, you’ve probably considered all of the risk factors involved. What if you could learn the biggest mistakes you should avoid, before you even make them? First things first: Why are you starting yo
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Why Internships Are Worth It [infographic]

Sometimes you can reap rewards that are far greater than financial ones, and deciding to become an intern may just be one of those rewards, as this InternMatch infographic indicates. Showing that you have the passion and desire for your chosen career field, an
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5 Tips for Protecting Your Online Reputation During a Job Search

Graduates everywhere are embarking on the job search of all job searches, figuring out where their postsecondary education can take them and learning how to get there. But as any college student knows, in the middle of all the studying done over the last...
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Online Reputation Management for Fortune 500 Companies [infographic]

Is it possible to be too big for your britches? Companies spend millions of dollars on marketing to consumers, but what is the online reputation for some of world’s Fortune 500 companies? This Trackur infographic sheds some light on the situation. What p
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Why Gen X And Late Boomers Aren’t on Track for Retirement

The current path that Gen X and late baby boomers are on puts them in a place of earning a mere 50 percent of what they earn now once they’re retired. What factors are driving this disturbing phenomenon? To put it in perspective, war...
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Get Out of a Career Rut, Advice for Working Women, and the Importance of Passion

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Women are a distinct minority at Google. What can female professionals learn about the technology industry from this talented pool of individ
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3 Characteristics of a Bad Boss

Bad bosses can make your work life pretty miserable, making you hate a job you once loved and taking away your motivation to do a good work. But what makes these bad bosses so bad? The Harvard Business Review did 360 qualitative interviews to...
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Can Peppermint Pencils Help You Concentrate?

Can peppermint pencils unlock better focus and performance? The makers of Smart Smencils believe so. These pencils, which are made of newspaper rather than the traditional wood, are soaked in a liquid minty scent to improve concentration. The Smencils will ret
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Treadmill Desks Have Employees Staying Active While They Work

Nutrition and exercise specialists at the University of Missouri have begun working at treadmill desks, giving employees a simple way to stay active while they are stuck at their desks. “Active employees are healthy employees,” said Steve Ball, an
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Are Middle Class Jobs Dead?

The American workforce spent the better part of the 20th century making a major shift. At the beginning, 50 percent of the workforce worked in agriculture. Now, the same jobs only account for 10 percent of the workforce. A similar shift is happening with...
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Want a Happier Life? Move Down Under

If you’re looking for a better life, you may want to head Down Under. Australia ranked No. 1 in the Better Life Index, which the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Develop puts together annually. It’s the third year in a row that Australia h
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Study Proves Money Can’t Buy Happiness

A new study from American Express proves that money can’t buy happiness. Called the “Life Twist Study,” its researchers discovered that money isn’t a big factor when it comes to fulfillment. According to the study, which was released ea
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Use Stress to Become More Productive

Stress is one of the cons of being an aspirational individual who seeks to have it all. This is exactly what Kate Matheny found. At 44, she had a high-pressure job as a public accountant and is a mom of two. She soon realized...
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3 Ways to Downsize Your Workday

Between all the clients you’ve committed to, a few charities you volunteer with, and the countless and endless number of things you have to do, you’re starting to realize you just don’t have enough time. Does this scenario sound familiar? If
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Salary and Career News Round Up: The World’s Most Powerful Women, The Best and Worst Paying Jobs in America and Singer Sues McDonald’s

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Forbes has named its list of the world’s most powerful women 2013. The list includes politicians, CEOs, activist billionaires and celeb
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Here’s Why Your Managers Keep Quitting

Your company might have a lot going for it, but for some reason you can't keep hold of your managers. They just aren't sticking around for very long, and you have no idea why the turnover is so high. Cheri Baker of The Enlightened Manager Blog says the answer
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3 Tips to Manage a Workaholic

You might think that your hardest, most dedicated workers are the ones who need the least management intervention to stay motivated, but according to a new study out of Florida State University, that’s not the case. Workaholics can actually burn out, bec
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5 Tips to Hosting Effective Online Meetings

Virtual communication has become a normal part of every job, with so many moving toward careers that involve working from home. Because of this, it’s much harder to get everyone into one office to host a meeting, so the next best thing is to...
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Jim Beam and Kid Rock Create Unique Job Opportunity for Budding Bartenders

Kid Rock is teaming up with bourbon brand Jim Beam to create a very unique job opportunity for a budding bartender with a love for music. Kid Rock is looking for his own personal bartender to go on tour with him. The chosen bartender...
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An Employment Snapshot of the Class of 2013 [infographic]

If you’re one of the tens of thousands who will be graduating this year, then you might want to pay attention to this informative SpareFoot infographic. Around 1.8 million people will graduate with their bachelor’s degrees. Sadly, 8.8 million are e
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How Solopreneurs Can Work From Home, Distraction-Free

Working from home as a freelancer can go one of two ways — you find yourself wasting hours in front of the TV, running errands or other distractions that take over your productivity, or you find that you are more productive than ever. More...
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How to Become a Social Media Marketing Specialist [infographic]

Social media is a booming industry. Becoming a specialist in this field could be a good avenue to job security, as this Schools.com infographic demonstrates. So what exactly does a social media marketing specialist do? They help drive traffic to websites, prom
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Boost Productivity by Outsourcing Work

Instead of trying to learn how to get more work done in a short period of time, boost your productivity by getting someone else to do the work for you. This works especially well for entrepreneurs who just aren’t ready to hire full-timers yet....
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Stop Planning to Increase Productivity

While planning helps most of us stay organized and on top of the tasks we need to complete, it turns out that this planning might just be getting in the way of our productivity. A professor at Cal Newport has devised the Anti-Plan Theory,...
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Get Productive the Old-Fashioned Way

You’re in a rut. You can’t keep up with your various work tasks, and no to-do list app is able to help keep you on top of things. Forget about technology for a minute and get productive the old-fashioned way Rule No. 1 is...
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How Men and Women Use Social Media Differently [infographic]

Could you have imagined that there’s a difference between men and women and the way they use social media? Well, there is. Men and women continue to have differences in most areas of life and social media isn’t any different, according to this Inte
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Employees You Should Fire Now, Companies With The Happiest Young Professionals and Ridiculous Startup Ideas

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Breaking up is hard to do but sometimes it is what needs to be done. That may mean getting rid of a...
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When Family Leave Brings Conflict Between Your Personal Life and Your Professional Life

Family leave can mean many things to many people. Whether it’s the joy of having a new family member in your life, such as the birth of a child, or the sadness of having a sick or ailing family member you need to care...
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Tips for Staying Productive Through the Summer Months

The sun is shining, the weather is warm, everyone is sporting their favorite pair of flip-flops, and the very last thing you want to do is sit in your office and work. Summertime is great, but it tends to get in the way of...
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What Can I Do With a Degree in Graphic Design? [infographic]

Have you ever wondered what you would do with a degree in graphic design? Well, wonder no more as the OnlineDegrees.com infographic below outlines the benefits. The world of graphic design is diverse and never dull. Depending on the medium, a designer may spec
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Make Meetings More Effective With a Productivity-Boosting Agenda

Meetings can often turn into endless time-wasters that leave employees tired, confused and feeling very unproductive. All your meetings need to turn things around is an organized agenda that will give everyone an idea of what will take place and ensure that no
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Stress and Late Nights Make You Poor [infographic]

Poor financial decisions can actually lead to sleepless nights. Some might say it’s an unforeseen force, but it’s very true that debt and financial concerns can wreak havoc on the old conscience. That doesn’t mean any of us are innocent, as t
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7 Days to Becoming Productive

Start your week off right and combat your unproductivity in just seven days. This week, instead of working on creating a more organized to-do list, learn all about the to-don’t list that will help keep you on track. Lynn Miles Peisker of The Daily...
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To Telecommute or Not to Telecommute?

Modern technology has made it easier than ever to connect with people from all over the world. This is also true in the workforce. Today, we can have coworkers who are on the other side of the globe because of the easy and instant...
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How to Maximize Your Productivity When You Work From Home

Working from home can be great for your productivity, but you might also find yourself with a full to-do list at the end of the day thanks to the many distractions working from home can come with. If you really want to maximize your productivity, all you need
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How a 5-Sentence Email Can Save Your Productivity

Replying to emails always takes up more time in our workdays than we thought. We can spend immense amounts of time writing and sending emails, which always gets in the way of overall productivity. By simply learning the art of how to shorten your...
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Motivating Sales for Enhanced Productivity [infographic]

The world of sales isn’t for the faint of heart. There’s a lot of pressure to balance productivity while optimizing your customer base. This Frost & Sullivan infographic shows some key ways to motivate sales. Sales training programs can be ess
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Taking Regular Breaks Boosts Productivity

At the end of a workday, workers often feel as though they haven’t accomplished much in the last eight hours. But, they still feel drained and overworked. A great and easy way to boost productivity is by taking regular breaks. These breaks are especially
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Women Are More Stressed Than Ever [infographic]

We’ve all heard about how difficult our ancestors had it. For some of us, it was Grandma washing clothes out of a washtub by the river. For others, it was the good ‘ol “walking miles to school knee-deep in snow” story. So women today...
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Majority of Workers Are More Productive When Alone, Says Study

A recent study conducted by Ask.com titled Office Workplace Productivity reveals the habits of office workers and factors that help keep them productive. A large majority of those surveyed (86 percent) said their maximum productivity occurs when they are worki
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The Secret to Better Sleep [infographic]

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to our productivity and overall well being. As important as well all know it is, actually getting that sleep can be difficult, as this Greatist infographic indicates. The average American gets 6.9 hours of sleep
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Learn These Four People Styles to Increase Productivity

The people around you and the relationships you have with them have a big impact on how much you get done. While at work, having a good relationship with your coworkers is important because you will naturally be more productive. However, coming across colleagu
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How to Nap Effectively [infographic]

Americans often look at taking a nap as being a waste of time; however, in Spain, local culture recognizes the benefits a nap can provide. In fact, businesses close down for a period of time in the midafternoon so that workers can take part...
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How to Become the Ideal Manager

Managing a team is not easy and it takes a certain set of characteristics and qualities to be a successful manager. These are usually adapted over time, after a few blunders and perhaps a complaint or two. Julie Zhuo, the product design director for...
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Salary and Career News Round Up: PayPal Expands Further Into Stores, Many Businesses Still Struggling After Sandy and Inside Alloy Digital’s Latest Acquisition

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. It’s been years in the making and now it’s finally happening. PayPal expands further into stores, but retail giant Wal-Mart is st
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How to Invest Your Time to Improve Your Life

After a long day, most of us often want to just come up and curl up on the couch, watch a good movie or an episode of our favorite TV show, and indulge in junk food. But how does spending time on these actions...
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Grow Your Business With a Simple ‘Must-Do’ List

Business owners tend to be constantly stressed out while dealing with urgent matters like sales orders and answering a constant flow of emails. These urgent matters often take precedence over the more important things — like the larger tasks that will ac
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How Unemployment Scams Are Costing Us Billions

The vast majority of people who are on unemployment are in desperate need of the help that their benefits can provide. Sadly, though, for the thousands that are honestly benefitting from the program, there are a handful of people that are taking advantage of..
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How to Manage Creative Yet Difficult Employees

Sometimes your most creative employees can get pretty moody, other times their behaviour is simply erratic, and every once in awhile you come across their sheer arrogance. The only problem is that these employees are so talented, you can’t just let them
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9 Ways That Sound Affects Our Health, Wellbeing and Productivity [infographic]

A lot of us work in a cubicle. While we all know this can be a creativity killer, it turns out it could be a productivity killer as well. After all, when you are exposed to the loud noises of your co-workers talking in...
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The Minimalistic Gmail Cheat Sheet [infographic]

Do you find navigating Gmail to be a bit cumbersome or is it easy breezy? Either way, these shortcuts and tips from Visualeks are sure to make it even easier. First things first, if you’re going to get around Gmail quickly, you’re going to...
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9 Unusual Ways to Change Your Mood and Boost Your Productivity

People get boosts of energy from the smallest and simplest of life’s pleasures. You can lighten a long, strenuous day simply by laughing at something silly, and brighten your day just by smiling. In fact, being happy has a major impact on your brain...
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Apple Losing Out to Samsung, Job Picture Looks Bleak for 2013 College Grads and Hostess Bakery to Reopen This Summer

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. The winds of change are filling the air. Perhaps it’s the lower cost that’s winning over smartphone users, but Apple seems to...
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Dance Troupe Inspires Office Workers to be Creative

The Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) is a dance company that uses its talents for a different purpose. Instead of selling tickets for large stage shows, TMP performs for different companies to help inspire employees to be creative. “We’ve decided that w
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Discover the Keys to These Entrepreneurs’ Success

The path to becoming a successful entrepreneur is often difficult and never guaranteed. So what can we learn from some of the most successful entrepreneurs around today? Deepak Chopra is known for his holistic approach to healing and medicine. The author actua
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Turn Around Your Bad Day and Make it Productive

We all have those days when we wake up in the morning and are grouchy for absolutely no reason. On these days, it seems that nothing is going your way: you left your smartphone at home, an important meeting was canceled and your computer...
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10 Ways to Keep Your Day Organized [infographic]

Staying organized every day is a challenge most small businesses have to overcome to find success. It is especially important to be organized when you are first starting out, because it is easy to get caught up in the long work hours and it...
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Be Productive During Idle Waiting Time

No one likes waiting. Whether it’s for an appointment, late meetings, when you’re stuck on hold, waiting for your kids to finish soccer practice, or waiting for your significant other to make it home for dinner, waiting takes up a lot of time, whic
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8 Funny Drawbacks to Working in a Cubicle [infographic]

If you work in a cubicle, then no doubt you have experienced your share of cubicle-related trouble. As this EQA infographic demonstrates, all work and no play can have some pretty funny results. Here’s an interesting fact: Prison cells are actually bigge
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Refocus and Find a Purpose to Eliminate Distractions

Work distractions are an endless pool of clicks that can lead you into hours of unproductivity. This can often start when we set out to complete quick tasks, like replying to a myriad of emails or checking in on social media posts. However, these...
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The Work From Home Disadvantage [infographic]

Working from home might seem like a great idea at first and yes, there are some great advantages to it. However, where does one draw the line between the sanctuary of home and the obligations of work if they intermingle? Is it even possible...
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To Manage Better, Put Yourself First

Common management convention holds that managers should put their employees first, but in her latest column for Inc., Carrie Kerpen of Likeable Media argues that you should instead put yourself first. Kerpen took over as CEO of the firm she co-founded at the e
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Salary and Career News Round Up: 6-Year-Old Millionaire, FBI and IRS Raid Billionaire Business and Don’t Say This if You Want a Raise

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Meet a 6-year-old millionaire and beauty pageant winner who loves “being the boss.” Asking for a raise can be tricky if you...
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Snag Top Talent by Closing Shop Early

When SurveyMonkey wanted to hire someone experienced in product engineering, they had their sights set on Selena Tobaccowala. She founded eVite when she was still in college and went on to work for Ticketmaster. Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, managed to w
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Why Happy People Have the Most Difficult Jobs

People who tend to have happy dispositions are usually those who have jobs that come with more difficult tasks. There is one very simple explanation for this — the happiest people are the ones who are being challenged and feel they are serving a...
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This Resignation Letter Takes the Cake

At one time or another, many of us have had to resign from a job. Chances are good, though, that we probably haven’t done it as elegantly as Chris Holmes. The UK man was a Border Agency official at London’s Stansted Airport. That job...
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Brilliant Minds: Women in Mathematics [infographic]

Math has long been a field dominated by men. Now, researchers are asking why. Is it a difference in the way men and women’s brains are wired or is it something else? This OnlineColleges.com, infographic sheds some light on women in mathematics. A 2013...
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How Top CEOs Plan for Productive Days

Top executives and CEOs lead super-busy lives that don’t leave much time for family, friends and general fun. However, some still manage to plan their days to be as productive as possible, while still maintaining some semblance of balance. Tim Armstrong,
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Leadership Lessons From ‘Friday Night Lights’

Watching television is not always a waste of time. In fact, sometimes it can provide important life lessons that we would otherwise overlook. John Coleman of Fast Company experienced just that when he recently watched the final season of “Friday Night Li
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What’s the Chance a Startup Business Will Fail? [infographic]

The decision to start a small business often stems from passion and the desire to fulfill a dream. However, reality can quickly set in, making it difficult to sustain. This Staff.com infographic explores the statistics of success in startup businesses. Sixty p
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Fatigue and Your Workplace [infographic]

Some might argue that the world seems to be moving at a faster pace than it did before. This can mean that many of us are struggling to keep up. This can also mean feeling fatigued at work, as this TMS Consulting infographic proves....
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How Divorce Can Teach Businesses to Thrive

Divorce and the success of your business don’t seem to have much in common, but Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen has found a correlation that connects an unsuccessful marriage to an unsuccessful company. Christensen says when he graduat
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Victoria’s Secret Customers Getting Younger, J.C. Penney vs. Macy’s, and the Potential of Nuvilex’s Medicinal Marijuana Business

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Is the Victoria’s Secret customer base getting younger? A store manager claims they are getting complaints about their merchandise not
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The Happiest Tech Employees Work for These Companies

The tech companies of the world are generally known for adding a few extra perks to their job descriptions in an attempt to keep employees happy, loyal and productive. A new survey based on reviews from CareerBliss ranks the tech companies that stand above...
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Facebook to ‘Kill’ Yahoo?

Yahoo had better watch its back: Facebook has reportedly created a product that goes after Yahoo’s lucrative and vast user base. Read on for more about this breakthrough tool and how it will revolutionize advertising. “There’s a story brewing
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Americans are Quitting at a Pre-Recession Rate

American workers are feeling much more confident lately and have been quitting their jobs at a rate that hasn’t been this high in five years. In fact, a new survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that people are quitting at the highest...
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The Worst Places To Drive [infographic]

The commute to work can be stressful if you’re stuck in traffic or running late. It can be even more stressful if you’re in one of the worst places to drive. This Motor Trade Insurance infographic sheds light on the spots on the globe...
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Is Vine the Future of Resumes and Job Applications?

The current economy has left a lot of people jobless (about 7.7 percent in America), which means that job candidates need to find new and creative ways to make them stand out to potential employers. One journalist, Dawn Siff, took to new video social...
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Making the Grade: Great Teachers in Our Schools [infographic]

A great teacher can lead a student down a successful path of learning, which in turn can result in a long, happy and successful career trajectory. This Top Teaching Colleges infographic provides insight into this rewarding profession. While most people today w
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Happiness Workshops Lift Employees’ Spirits

MEC is a media agency with an office in Manhattan that is committed to keeping their employees happy. The company recently offered happiness workshops for a small group of employees who work out of the Manhattan offices. Twenty-four of MEC’s employees ha
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Learning to Deal With a Micromanaging Boss

Being micromanaged can ruin your entire work experience, disallowing you from actually being able to do your job the way you want. Sometimes managers and supervisors spend so much time telling you how to do your job, they might as well just complete the...
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Salary and Career News Round Up: The Top 20 Women Social Media Influencers, New York Fast-Food Workers Protest and Obamacare Delays

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. This week, we read about the top 20 female social media influencers, a fast food boycott in New York, and how much...
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The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs in America

The U.S. Department of Labor has released a list of the 10 lowest-paying jobs in America, and things are not looking so great for people who work in the restaurant and beauty industries. While hair salon shampooers are paid the lowest at $18,600 a...
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Family Businesses Shine During Difficult Times

They say you should never mix business with pleasure, but a new study suggests that families who go into business together have a higher rate of success when times are tough. So what is the secret to a family business that strives when the...
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Getting Rid of Your Company’s Bad Habits

Every company has a list of bad habits that just slowly and quietly make their way into business operations and go unnoticed by employees until one day a client or investor embarrassingly points one out. How can businesses get rid of these pesky behaviors?...
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Why Employers Ask Unusual Interview Questions [infographic]

Do you think of yourself as being intelligent? If so, there are some highly successful companies that want to hire you. You’ll have to make it through the twists and turns of strange interview questions, though. Do you think of yourself as being intellig
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Why Employers Ask Unusual Interview Questions [infographic]

Do you think of yourself as being intelligent? If so, there are some highly successful companies that want to hire you. You’ll have to make it through the twists and turns of strange interview questions, though. Have no fear, the SuperScholar.org ha
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Are you Underpaid? Here’s How You Can Find Out

Are you underpaid? Finding out how much you should be earning isn’t an easy task, but these three strategies will help get you closer. Knowing what you are worth and how much people in your job position should be paid is not a question...
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The Most Tried and Failed Small Businesses [infographic]

Being a small business owner comes with its share of challenges and rewards. This Top-Business-Degrees.Net infographic showcases the keys to success and the high risks involved. If you’re looking for security, independent restaurants and retail stores ar
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3 Hiring Tips for Newbies

When your new company starts to grow and it’s time to start hiring new employees, you might start banging your head against the wall because the process is just no fun. Alex Schiff, the founder of Freshnotes, recently found himself in the same position..
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What Jobs Bring the Most Happiness?

We all want to be happy in our jobs, but unfortunately, many of us have had jobs in our past or present that make us unhappy. What jobs not only pay financially, but also in the happiness department? CareerBliss used a special methodology to...
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5 Ways to Make Employees Happy Without a Raise

Regular reviews are nerve-wracking, but the good ones come with a shining light at the end of them: an increase in pay that can raise anyone’s spirits. Giving out raises isn’t always possible, though, which can be a huge blow to office morale. Ther
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Does The Government Belong In Our Schools? [infographic]

The debate about education continues to be a hot button topic and one of the main sources of political discourse. This Top Education Degrees infographic takes a look at government’s role in education. When it comes to graduation rates, Canada is at the t
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How to Keep Your Startup Budget in Check

You might have some big ideas, but those tend to cost money and when you’re just starting out, it’s important to keep an eye on your budget and make sure you aren’t overspending in the wrong places. Contrary to popular belief, there are easy.
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Job Perks Any Company Can Afford

A long list of job perks has been all the rage lately, with companies wanting to make the work experience as exciting, fun and joyful as possible for employees. But perks mean money, and not every company has the extra cash lying around to...
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Why Social Engineering Works [infographic]

As this Veracode infographic explains, social engineering is the art of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. Could you fall victim? Hacking thieves can be very manipulative. Take the case of a CEO, for example. Thr
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Paying Employees to Live Near Work Makes Everyone Happy

Morning commutes are the worst. Whether you drive or take public transportation, most people dread the travel time to and from work. According to the Census Bureau, the average American spends 25 minutes traveling to and from work, each way. That amounts to 20
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Why the Small Business Will Never Die

Large conglomerates seem to have taken over the world, but there are still many small businesses alive and kicking in America. In fact, a poll conducted by the Public Affairs Council last year found that a large majority of Americans have a positive view...
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The Lottery’s Biggest Winning Losers [infographic]

Monday seems like the perfect time to do some daydreaming about winning the lottery. However, as this Casino.org infographic reveals, it isn’t quite the life-changing event one might expect. An astounding 44 percent of lottery winners will have spent the
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Boeing Layoffs, Cannabis Cloud and Eagle Scout Vs. Athlete

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Do you have your feet up in the air? Time to come back down to earth. Boeing plans on laying off hundreds...
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How Google Continues to Keep Employees Happy

Working for Google is a dream of many, not just because of what this company has achieved in the last 15 years, but because of its enviable work culture. With 37,000 employees in 40 countries, you might wonder how Google maintains a motivating work...
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How to Become A Game Designer [infographic]

Who knew that playing games could actually become a career? Better yet, you can help design the games people love to play. This Schools.com infographic reveals how to become a game designer. A game designer is the visionary behind the game. He or she...
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5 Steps to Finding Your Passion

You’re stuck in a rut, work is just not as exciting as it used to be, and you’ve unleashed your inner zombie and are simply going through the motions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. If this describes you, it might be time to...
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What Can I Do With a Degree in Marketing? [infographic]

Are you still wrestling with what degree you should get? There are a lot of options out there, which can lead you down vastly different paths. So where might a marketing degree lead? This Online Degrees infographic helps make sense of it all. Having...
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Work Spouses: Taboo or New Tradition?

Let’s face it, we’ve all seen it, and perhaps some of us have been guilty of it. If you have spent a great deal of time (as in the usual 40-plus hours a week) in an office environment, then you may have grown attached...
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How to Deal With Bad Bosses

Your job is almost perfect. You enjoy what you do, you get along with your colleagues, and your office culture is both relaxed and motivating. There’s just one thing standing in the way of this being your dream job: your own, real-life horrible boss....
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The Road from Business Degree to Business Career [infographic]

It’s a long and windy road from the moment a future business graduate hits school to the time he or she sits down in an office space. This New England College Online infographic demonstrates what happens in between. A business degree is one of...
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March Madness Causes Major Decrease in Office Productivity

March Madness is almost upon us! Marking one of the biggest weeks of the year for sports fans, March Madness creates a bit of conflict when it comes to completing work hours while still catching all the games. According to new research from online...
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Pope’s Job Listed on LinkedIn, How Grammar Influences Your Income and Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. There’s an exciting new opportunity available for the right candidate. The Pope’s job is listed on LinkedIn. Are you up for it?..
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3 Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs, According to Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a master entrepreneur who has written 14 books and founded several companies, including Squidoo. He says every entrepreneur needs three skills that go beyond having drive and working long hours. Godin outlines these characteristics in his latest
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Venture Capital Firm New Enterprise Associates Launches Design Mentorship Program

New Enterprise Associates, a venture capital firm that’s invested some $13 billion in up-and-coming companies, has launched a brand-new design mentorship program to fuel innovation in the design industry. Called NEA Studio, the 12-week program will chall
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5 Tips for Making Meetings More Effective

Employees often groan at the idea of heading into yet another meaningless meeting where someone will spit out some numbers while everyone else daydreams and doodles in their notebooks. However, there are ways to keep them more engaged and make meetings more pr
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The Evolution of Content Consumption [infographic]

The Internet has revolutionized the way we share information and even the way we live our lives. This Torch infographic demonstrates just how quickly content evolved. It seems like 2007 was just yesterday. To be exact, it was six years ago and within that...
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Hourly Exercise Breaks Lead to One Company’s Success

What started off as a bit of a joke and a means to fit into a bridesmaid’s dress turned into a companywide program to get employees back in shape. Overit Media introduced a program called OverFit, which has its more than 30 employees take...
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Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em: Top US Companies for Investors [infographic]

There’s a great deal of companies that are hated by consumers, yet loved by investors. It’s a polar opposite dynamic that is at the base of this interesting Great Business Schools infographic. It comes as little surprise that the most hated US comp
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Job Interview Questions That Will Catch You Off-Guard

Job interview questions are often standard, allowing you to prepare all your answers before you meet with your new potential employer. But some companies like to ask questions that throw you completely off-guard. Randy Garutti, the CEO of burger franchise Shak
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Turn Your Office Into an Ant Colony for Increased Productivity

Researchers have turned to the world of ants to see how people can improve their collaboration process and increase productivity as a whole. It seems a bit weird that ants would be the inspiration for workplace strategies, but these little insects do know how.
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10 Biggest Entrepreneurs Under 30 [infographic]

Most people spend their 20s discovering themselves and planting the seed for a future career. The 10 entrepreneurs featured in this Masters in Marketing Degree Guide infographic went a different way and it paid off in spades. Among the 10 biggest entrepreneurs
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Office Space in the Year 2020, New Job Numbers and Dunkin’ Donuts Goes Green

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. It may sound like a long time away, but it will be here before you know it. See what your office space...
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Fitness Levels and Cognitive Performance

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

Las Vegas is better known for its glowing lights, casinos and desert heat. But Sin City is also the home to many innovative entrepreneurs. The only downside is that Vegas lacks in office space. So these entrepreneurs have been forced to think outside the...
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Is OSHA A Wasteful Regulatory Nightmare or Common Sense That Saves Lives? [infographic]

Did you know that companies that been inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration save around 26 percent on worker’s compensation costs? Maybe this is what President Clinton had in mind when he said, “We have to recognize that, d
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Study Reveals Global Email Habits

How do the email habits of citizens in the U.S. compare to those in Russia, Central Asia and North Africa? A new study out of Stanford University of some 10 million emails sought out to discover just that. Stanford researcher Bogdan State and his...
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10 Networking Tips for Shy People

Being in a room surrounded by people you don't know but want to know can be unnerving. This is especially true if you're the type of person who tends to cower from such social situations. Unfortunately for the shy types, networking is a necessary...
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12 Things Employers Really Know About You [infographic]

Applying for a job is vastly different today than it was just a decade ago. Before, potential employers relied on an application or resume. Today, they have the privilege of social sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. How much does your employer really know...
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How to Deal With Criticism at Work

No matter how you look at it, receiving criticism is never fun. Even though it is a necessary part of life — especially your work life — and can help you improve your skills, very few people out there can take criticism well. However,...
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The Perks of Working at Fab.com

Fab is a website for deal-seekers and design lovers, who can find a myriad of products sold at a discount. Part of what makes Fab so successful is its office environment and amazing employee perks and benefits. Working for Fab means working for employers...
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How to Make the Hiring Process Less Painful [infographic]

There are countless articles, studies and infographics about what job seekers can do better to attract the perfect job. However, there’s very little talk about what employers can do better to seek and obtain an incredible candidate. This HireRight infogr
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Salary and Career News Round Up: JCPenney Tumbles 17%, Groupon Fires CEO and Wonder Bread Will Live

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Ron Johnson, the CEO of JCPenney, experienced another career hit as the company’s shares fell 17 percent. Can JCPenney recover? Nobody
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Are You Hiring for Skill or Friendship?

Hiring managers all seek out to find the very best candidate they can: Someone who has the most qualifications, has proven skills and would fit right into the existing office culture. However, a recent study suggests employers tend to hire more for personality
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Are Computers Breaking Our Hearts? [infographic]

Computers have changed the way we live our lives. In some ways, they have taken over our lives. This latest Crucial.com infographic shows how computers could be breaking our hearts.
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Hiring a Relative Without Ruining Your Relationship

Many entrepreneurs choose to hire their own family members — one of the upsides to running your own business. You can create a culture at work that shows customers that family is your first priority. However, a family-run business can be a slippery slope
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How to Use LinkedIn to Get a Job

There are many online tools out there to help you land your dream job, but social networking website LinkedIn seems to be the place everyone turns to. So how do you use LinkedIn to get a job? There are a few simple steps you...
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The Anatomy of a Great Resume [infographic]

It’s time to look for a job. What do you do now? The first thing you should do — and the most important thing you can do, according to this Top Counseling Schools infographic — is to create the perfect resume. There’s a lot...
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Corporate Culture Mindset [infographic]

The culture of the corporate world is seeming to evolve. This HumanResourcesMBA.net infographic defines corporate culture as “the set of tactic understandings and beliefs that form the foundation of how an organization works.” What traits do some o
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What Not to Do When Rejecting a Job Applicant

HR managers can get hundreds of applications for a single job, and they may have to interview dozens of candidates before finding the right one to join the team. Many times, the other candidates get overlooked in the process and are completely forgotten. A...
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What Does Your Email Say About You?

While a measly email seems like nothing more than an easy means to get a message to another person or company, there are several factors that go into an email that can either make or break your brand. You might come off as the...
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Everyone Will Have to Become an Entrepreneur [infographic]

At the rate that jobs are being outsourced, and with more and more companies choosing to bring in contractors instead of employees, a perfect storm is being created. That storm could result in a whole new world of entrepreneurs who could replace employees, as.
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Happy Offices Make More Money, Four-Day Workweeks and the State of Women at Work

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. More workers than ever are switching careers after several years in the workforce. This article shares how to create a supportive group...
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Is Your Optimism Getting in the Way of Your Success?

Optimistic entrepreneurs can be great for motivation and helping create an office environment that is upbeat and encouraging. However, being too optimistic can often have negative effects on your business. When it comes time to raise funds, entrepreneurs must
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Women Entrepreneurs are Making Waves [infographic]

Women have been making some major strides in the business world. In the last 15 years, we have seen a major increase in the number of female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses. This infographic by Credit Donkey outlines just a few of the accomplishments
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Creating a Personal Brand That is Not Cliche

Cover letters, resumes and LinkedIn profiles all seem to be flooded with the same descriptors — “hard working,” “passionate,” and “creative.” Using the same terms over and over again can send you into a pile of forgett
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Learning to Reinvent Your Industry

Times change, needs change and businesses simply need to learn how to adapt and reinvent their vision. Take The Learning Channel (TLC), for example. The television network started off as an educational resource that used NASA satellites to get content to the A
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The Science of Being Smart [infographic]

Being smart means more than just scoring well on a test. It also means being able to “catch on,” “make sense” of things and “figure out” what to do, as this Best College Reviews infographic explains. The IQ scale goes from z
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4 Steps to Take to Achieve Your Career Goals

Anybody reading this blog is probably on a personal mission to realizing their ultimate career goals. It is time-consuming — it can take years to become successful in an industry — but it doesn’t have to take over your entire life. Here are s
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When it Comes to Shoppers, Choice is an Illusion [infographic]

We all believe we have the freedom of choice and in the bigger picture, that is true. However, did you know that advertisers know what kind of choices we will make, even before we do, and will capitalize on them in their marketing campaigns?...
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Who’s the Boss? (And Why it Matters) [infographic]

For those of us who are old enough to remember the golden age of Angela and Tony, this WorldWideLearn infographic on managers might not deliver the 80’s nostalgia you exactly had in mind. However, it might deliver a different type of nostalgia. Are you..
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How to Get Clients Who Didn’t Know They Needed You

Now that you have finally come up with a business idea that might actually make you a bit of money and are ready to start snagging clients that are willing to pay the big bucks, it's time for you to learn how to convince...
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Minimum Wage Increase, Productivity Secrets and Content Marketing

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Families living on a minimum wage income today are existing on just over $14,000 annually. President Obama is proposing a minimum wage...
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Five Creative Ways to Spot a Hot Niche [infographic]

Finding the right niche can be the difference between a financial windfall and a trip to the land of crickets. These five sites can help you spot an idea for the next hot niche, according to SmartKeywordResearch.net. First up is Flippa. It’s a website...
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Learning to Take Control of your Work Stress

Stress is part of everyday life as a professional. When you're an entrepreneur, that stress seems to intensify, sometimes debilitating you from running a successful business. That stress is not going away anytime soon, but you can certainly learn a few tac
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Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform Outweigh Costs, Study Says [infographic]

The immigration debate has been an ongoing political and social boiling point. A new study, transformed into the following infographic by The Huffington Post, suggests that there could be an economic benefit that would outweigh the costs of immigration reform.
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How to React When Emotions Run High at Work

People like to keep their emotions and the workplace far away from each other, but emotional outbursts at work are inevitable. Stressful periods, when trying to win over new clients, when the company’s finances are at risk, or any other changes in the co
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Rise of Infographics: Marketing in the Social Media Age [infographic]

The rise of social media has made the popularity and usability of infographics an ideal marriage of sorts. Here is an easy way to provide simple, bite-sized pieces of information for the larger population to digest more easily. This TopMarketingSchools.net inf
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Is Following Your Passion Leaving You Broke?

Being passionate about what you do can often be a Catch-22; it can help drive you toward your goals, but it can also blind you to the realistic side of an industry that can actually help you generate some income. J. Maureen Henderson points...
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Paid Parental Leave: U.S. vs. The World [infographic]

With the rise of successful women (and mothers) such as Marissa Mayer, being a working professional no longer needs to be in contrast with being a parent. However, the U.S. has a long way to go if it wants to catch up with the...
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Of These 4 Types of Entrepreneurs, Which One Are You?

Most entrepreneurs have a unique way of thinking, which is what makes them self-making go-getters in the first place. However, there are categories of entrepreneurs that most can fit into. It may not seem important to know exactly where you fit in with the...
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Avoiding Hidden Costs of The Cloud [infographic]

More and more companies are choosing cloud computing. To successfully make the transition, firms should follow a certain process, as this Symantec infographic proves. Last year, just 75 percent of companies were cloud computing. This year, that figure is up to
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Finding a Mentor, Shifting Careers and Taming Job Anxiety

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. With the employment market as it is, it’s natural for employees to feel anxious about their job security. These tips will help...
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4 Ideas to Crank Up Your Creativity

We could all stand to be a bit more creative in our professional lives, and in a recent article for Fast Company, Bruce Nussbaum, the author of "Creative Intelligence," shares four ideas to do so. Form a group of creative people. Who in your...
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Coursera Offers ACE Credits for ‘Signature Track’ Online Courses

Sites like Coursera and the Khan Academy are revolutionizing online education, but a common criticism of these tools is that they often don’t translate into real-life course credits. Coursera’s brand-new Signature Track aims to change that. Anya Ka
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How Female Employees Can Get a Raise Without the Social Stigmas

It is still an unfortunate truth that women earn less than men. On average, women make 77 cents to every dollar that a man makes, even if they are working the same job. As Claire Gordon for AOL Jobs notes, studies have shown that...
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The Employees Your Small Business Needs to Succeed

Choosing the right employees to help take your small business to the next level is vital to your company’s success. As Nichole Spaight, the vice president at Adecco, points out, the role of each employee in every small business goes much deeper than a...
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Women in Science Are Outnumbered and Outearned [infographic]

There have been countless studies about women’s earnings and how they are still not up to par with their male peers, even in the year 2013. A perfect example of this seems to be in the field of science, as this CityTownInfo.com infographic proves....
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Mastering the Art of Asking for a Raise

Asking an employer for more money is often anxiety-inducing, but as we all know, it's never as simple as just asking for a raise. When seeking out the salary you desire, there are a few things that need to be considered and accounted for...
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Why 90% of Startups Fail [infographic]

There’s an art to launching a startup and that art will have one of two outcomes: success or failure. In this infographic, Allmand Law examined the reasons why some companies make it and others don’t. A spokesperson for Allmand Law said, “The
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Are You a Good Candidate for a Startup?

Working at a startup is often more appealing than going the corporate route; however, a recent survey from HireArt suggests that half of job applicants don't actually know what working for a startup company entails. "People think these days they want
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How Super Bowl and Development Spending Compare [infographic]

It's no secret that the Super Bowl generates an insane amount of revenue, but you might be surprised to hear the actual numbers. It's estimated that in the last decade, the big game has generated $1.85 billion in network advertising sales. This is from
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Successful Start to a New Job, The Best Countries for Business and Business Lessons from Quentin Tarantino Movies

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Getting ready for your first day at a new job can be nerve-wracking. Here are some excellent tips on how to get...
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Does Grad School Pay Off? [infographic]

It’s a no brainer that having a bachelor’s degree in today’s market is essential for becoming a successful professional. However, there are many graduates who want to stand out and are wondering if seeking higher education is the answer. Does
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Your Social Media Roots [infographic]

The metaphorical idea of roots can be applied to just about anything or anyone. In this VerticalMeasures.com infographic, it is applied to the foundation of companies and organizations that hope to continue to grow. Whether you want to believe it or not, in 20
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Learn How To Get More Retweets [infographic]

You can tweet away all day and all night, but if nobody takes notice, then you might as well be talking to an empty auditorium. Find out how to get your tweets the attention they deserve with this QuickSprout infographic. There is a special...
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Is Being a Workaholic Hindering Your Productivity?

It’s easy to get into a routine of spending long hours in the office, tied in with even more hours working from home in the evenings. But is being a workaholic really helping your productivity? As Joe Robinson of Entrepreneur writes, being a workaholic..
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How to Recover From a Bad Interview

We’ve all been there: That moment when you close an office door and all you want to do is hit your head against a wall because you just know that interview did not go well. You didn’t ask the right questions, you should have...
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What Will the 2013 Digital Landscape Look Like? [infographic]

Social media continues to evolve and will not be going anywhere anytime soon. However, what changes and consistencies can we expect in 2013? This LoveSocial.org infographic will help you sort through the stats. Some surprising social media facts include the id
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Learn to Keep Your Clients Happy From the Restaurant Industry

Keeping clients happy is an important part of any business, whether you are a creative, a business professional or the owner of a restaurant. Emily Heyward of Fast Company noticed the parallels between all service industries and points out a few universal ways
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How To Get Your Team Emotionally Invested in Their Work

Great team leaders can be hard to come by since many tend to overlook just how important office morale is. One way of boosting morale and ensuring employees have their eyes set on the company's goals is to make them emotionally invested in what...
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Online Retail By the Numbers [infographic]

Are you ready for this? An astounding 40 percent of people will abandon a website if it takes longer than three seconds to load. That’s why it’s essential to have your website up and running in top form, as this Rackspace infographic proves. There&
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Free Money for Entrepreneurs, How to Sell Yourself at Work and the 5 Most Hated Companies

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Is there a business idea you've had but you don't have the funds to make it a reality? Fret not, because there...
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What Do IT Specialists Do? [infographic]

Let’s be honest. Some of us don’t know what it is that an IT specialist actually does. This Orsyp infographic clears up the confusion. There are seven main areas of the information technology industry. Software specialists maintain, update and desi
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Why Working From a Coffee Shop is Beneficial

Working from an office can become mundane, which will hinder your creative process. Switching things up by working from coffee shops can increase your productivity and give you a nice change of pace. Wesley Verhoeve shared these insights with Fast Company, out
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Infographics: A Powerful Visual Marketing Tool [infographic]

Here’s a TopMarketingSchools.net infographic about how infographics make a marketing impact. That makes perfect sense, right? Well, it will. Infographics are quickly becoming an incredible source for marketers to reach their customer base. To showcase th
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When to Expect a Reply From a Job Application

The long-awaited reply after sending out a job application is daunting, frustrating and makes even the best of us anxious and impatient. Vivian Giang of Business Insider found one way to track just how long it will take before your hear back from a...
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The Secret to Better Sleep [infographic]

To be at your most productive at work and in life, a good night’s sleep is essential. This Greatist infographic shows the benefits of a good night’s sleep, one of which is having a better day at work. A good night’s rest can reduce...
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New App Helps You Figure Out What Your Next Raise Should Be

Levo League, a website that gives young professional women career support and advice, has created an app to help you decipher how much to ask for in your next raise. Ask For More calculates this based on your current salary and your desired salary...
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How Brands Can Send a Good Impression to Consumers [infographic]

The last thing a business owner wants to do is alienate his or her customer base. This Direct Marketing News infographic suggests some surefire ways to reach customers in a positive way. Did you know that according to a recent survey, 75 percent of...
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3 Rules to Help You Master the Art of Negotiating

Negotiating is certainly an art most professionals have yet to master. Grant Cardone of Entrepreneur understands just how stressful negotiations can be and has provided three "golden rules" that will help any professional learn the ropes. First, Card
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Want to Be Popular on Facebook? Add Photos [infographic]

If you want to get noticed on Facebook, whether you’re marketing your brand or just looking for a little more self-exposure in your job search, you’ll want to post lots of photos. According to marketing site Wishpond, photos are your best attention
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Getting Rid of Your Public Speaking Anxiety, How Young Managers can Hire Older Employees and Why Workers Feel Disengaged

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Tackle your public speaking nerves with these five tips before your next speaking engagement. It’s never too late to change your career
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How to Design Your Business Card with Psychology in Mind [infographic]

Designing a business card is usually a matter of choosing colors and the right card stock that best represents your business. However, the infographic below states otherwise. It turns out that everything from the amount of white space you leave to your font st
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Why It’s Startup Time in America [infographic]

People often like to hold out for the most ideal market conditions possible. Sometimes holding out can hurt you, though. Discover why entrepreneurs should jump at the opportunities available now for startups in this ProfitBricks infographic. Founding a startup
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Question-Asking Managers Lead Successful Businesses

The best managers are the ones who ask the most questions, says Nadia Goodman in a recent column for Entrepreneur. The difference between answering a question and asking a question can help push employees to become independent thinkers. “When your employ
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How Facebook’s New Search Tool Will Impact Business Pages

Facebook has just unveiled a new tool to help social networkers find online friends with similar interests. Graph Search is being marketed to individuals who are looking to expand their social circles, but Todd Wasserman of Mashable notes how Business Pages ca
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The 5 Biggest Internet Entrepreneurs of 2012 [infographic]

Being an Internet entrepreneur sure has its perks, especially if you’re one of the five entrepreneurial rock stars featured in this Best Finance Schools infographic. Topping the list are partners Paul Sciarra and Ben Silbermann. The duo launched Pinteres
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Millennial Customers: The Next Generation’s Great Expectations [infographic]

If you’re between the ages of 12 and 34, then you’re considered a millennial. This means you are a part of what many arguably claim is the most unique segment of customers since the baby boomer generation, as this Business 2 Community infographic p
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Does an IPO Kill Innovation at Startups?

The high-profile IPOs of startups like Facebook, LinkedIn and Groupon have made going public the new rite of passage for buzzed-about brands. But does an IPO kill innovation at startups? According to Shai Bernstein of the Stanford Graduate School of Business,
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What Obamacare Means for Your Business [infographic]

Obamacare is a term that has been thrown around for the past couple of years. In reality, this term refers to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This is a piece of legislation that was upheld by the Supreme Court on June 28,...
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Salary and Career News Round Up: The Business of Helping Entrepreneurs, Flu Outbreak is Costing Companies Billions, and Would You Pay $100 to Message Mark Zuckerberg?

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Imagine being able to do something that not only helps you directly, but could also better the life of someone else as...
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Employee Leave of Absence and Pay Issues During Winter Weather [infographic]

It's January, and much of the country is experiencing winter weather. This means snow storms and icy driving conditions. So what does this mean to employers and their employees? This HR.BLR.com infographic breaks out the statistics. The Fair Labor St
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New CBS Show ‘The Job’ to Give Away High-Profile Jobs

If you’ve ever wanted a job at Cosmopolitan, Zynga, Live Nation or Major League Soccer, you may want to participate in the new CBS show “The Job.” The elimination-style reality competition show will pit five contestants against each other; th
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Inside LinkedIn’s 200 Million Userbase [infographic]

Professional networking site LinkedIn has a lot to celebrate. The site now has the prestigious honor of hosting over 200 million users. To mark the occasion, LinkedIn has released an infographic detailing the site’s achievement. Started in 2002, LinkedIn
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The Best Days to Post to Facebook, Based on Industry [infographic]

There's definitely an art to successfully navigating your way through social media. Did you know that even the day of the week can have an impact on how many people your online campaign reaches? This infographic demonstrates the best days to post, ba
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Why Coworking Isn’t Just for Startups and Freelancers Anymore

Sharing workspaces has grown from being practiced by startups and freelancers who lack in funds to a way of life for many successful large businesses. Lydia Dishman of Fast Company recently wrote about the Global Coworking Survey by Deskmag, which found that 7
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To Achieve Career Goals, Try the One Word Strategy

Leaders and line-level workers alike have probably laid out personal and professional goals to kick off 2013, and in a new column for Fast Company, Jon Gordon describes a simple "One Word" strategy he learned to achieve these goals. Instead of a leng
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Here Are the Restaurants That Are Killing it on Pinterest [infographic]

Pinterest can be an excellent avenue for marketing if it's done right. This infographic by the folks at Pinleague features fast casual and casual dining restaurants that seem to have figured it out. Maggiano's wanted to gain the hefty number of followe
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The Wonderful World of Difficult Clients [infographic]

Working with clients can be a rewarding experience. It can also be a frustrating one. There are many types of clients, and as this infographic points out, not all of them are wonderful to work with. Mr. I Needed This Done Yesterday, for example,...
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Can Working Out Increase Your Income?

Can hitting the gym actually help you make more money? Researcher Vasilios Kosteas of Cleveland State University discovered that yes, working out can yield an average of 6 percent higher pay for men and 10 percent higher pay for women. Time to readdress those.
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Salary and Career News Round Up: How to Be a Better Boss, Organize Your Work Life and Five Things Everyone Should Know about the Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Being a leader who is able to motivate employees to be more productive is essential to running a successful business. Are you...
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Exhausted? Survey Says 87% Are Overworking [infographic]

An astounding 87 percent of workers in the U.S. feel they are overworking. According to a survey conducted by Wrike, it doesn’t matter if you’re a business owner or a freelancer, most respondents to the survey are working too much. The results show
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12 Developing Countries Where the Millionaire Population is Exploding [infographic]

Do you want to be a millionaire? Well, your best bet to become one might lie in a developing country. According to a Global Wealth Report from The Financialist, which looked at personal wealth from around the globe, in the next five years or...
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How to Maximize Business Growth [infographic]

Artist Lisa Nelson of the company See In Colors created an infographic using pictures and text to illustrate a conversation with entrepreneur Angela Jia Kim, founder of Savor the Success. The result shows the steps to growing a business. Word of mouth is a...
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Use the OHIO Productivity Technique to Get Ahead in 2013

Fast Company recently rounded up several productivity tips and tricks for 2013, and one — the OHIO technique — has the potential to singlehandedly double your productivity. OHIO stands for “only handle it once.” It’s a technique e
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Best and Worst Franchise Trends of 2012 [infographic]

2012 was the year of the entrepreneur, and there’s hope that 2013 will continue the trend of thinking outside of the box. Sometimes this way of thinking can lead to franchise opportunities, both great and small, as this infographic proves. Some of the ho
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Why We Should Invest In More Women-Owned Startups [infographic]

More and more women are proving that to be successful in business, gender is irrelevant. Females can bring qualities and values to a startup environment to make them great leaders, as this Business Insider infographic proves. Wayne Sutton, startup advisor and
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Bad Habits Harming Your Business, Ergonomics at Work and Apps to Keep Your Life in Sync

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Failure to delegate and being reactive instead of proactive are two bad habits that can negatively affect your business’ productivity a
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Top Secrets to Make Recruiters Find You [infographic]

Job hunting is never easy, but there are some secrets to make it work in your favor. This infographic will help you discover some top secrets to make recruiters find you. LinkedIn is a great way to get noticed. It’s not enough to just...
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A Short History of Facebook Privacy Failure [infographic]

It’s no secret that when you post content on a social media site, the chances of expecting complete privacy are quite small. You might be surprised just how small they are, though. In 2009, Facebook changed its privacy settings without warning users. The
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Is it Time to Go Back to School? [infographic]

The economic uncertainty over the past several years has caused many jobseekers to consider going back to school. This infographic examines some of the statistics around higher education to help you weigh your decision. Since 1970, master’s degree progra
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The World’s Workforce [infographic]

Here’s something that may surprise you. While the general workforce has decreased around the globe, the rate of women and people 55 to 64 years old who are employed has actually increased. People in Iceland and Switzerland love to work: 79 percent of the
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Tired at Work Today? You May Be Suffering From Social Jet Lag

Many of us are back to work today after a long holiday weekend, and if you’re feeling sluggish or unmotivated, you may be able to chalk it up to a phenomenon called “social jet lag.” What is social jet lag, anyway? It’s “the discr
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Will Online Games Become Next-Gen Apprenticeships?

The most recent McKinsey Public Sector Practice report suggests that online games could form next-generation apprenticeships to help out-of-work youth find employment. This idea isn’t just about fun and games: Fast Company reports that a 2010 study disco
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The Rise of the MOOCs [infographic]

With a four-year college degree costing nearly six figures, it’s easy to understand why more and more people are turning to online courses to further their education. MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, are giving students the opportunity to earn a degre
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Are Year-End Reviews Useless?

Are year-end reviews useless? Perhaps, argues Denis Wilson in a recent Fast Company article. Instead, managers should strive to share feedback year-round, when things are going right and when they’re going wrong. “Dropping bombs on employees once o
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The Most Dangerous Job in the World [infographic]

Poor Santa Claus is often taken for granted. Have you ever really thought about what goes into doing his job? Forget crab fishing and being a stunt double — this is the most dangerous job in the world. Saint Nick has 31 hours to...
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Business Owners That Are Hiring, A 10-Hour-Long Customer Service Call and Did Entrepreneurs Win in 2012?

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. There are entrepreneurial companies that do not count on the economy for their business. This is why, regardless of fiscal cliff concerns,...
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The Power of the PANK [infographic]

Do you know what a PANK is? It’s a Professional Aunt, No Kids. They don’t have to be an aunt literally, though. The term is used for women who have a special bond with a child that is not their own. This could mean...
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6 Stellar Interview Questions to Ask Top Candidates

In her latest Inc. column, ServiceMax VP Stacey Epstein shared her six favorite questions to ask top candidates during the interview process. These questions will help you identify interviewees with rockstar potential. What do you need to have in your next job
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How to Become a Wedding Planner [infographic]

Have you ever thought about becoming a wedding planner? Many people dream about their wedding day. It’s one of the most special days a person will ever experience in their lifetime. Imagine being able to be a part of bringing that dream to life....
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6 Things Super-Productive People Do

What separates super-productive people from the rest of us? Kevin Daum, the author of Video Marketing for Dummies, has some ideas, which he shared in his latest Inc. column. Prioritize wisely. Your choices should revolve around your desired lifestyle and prior
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New College Grads Seek Annual Salary Increases Over Healthcare [infographic]

In a new survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the most important benefit new college grads are looking for is a salary increase. That alone has become a priority above any other type of benefit. “Historically, gr
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Does Leadership Quality Matter? [infographic]

What can the University of Notre Dame teach us about leadership quality? A whole lot, especially if you look at the similarities between leadership in sports and business. A good leader can bring a team to the heights of greatness or knock them to...
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Do Creatives Make Poor Leaders?

Is there a negative bias against creatives as leaders? According to new research, yes. This bias is because of the seeming dissonance between our ideas of a typical creative person and a typical leader. “Unconsciously, we assume that someone who is creat
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Inexpensive Ways to Motivate Without Money [infographic]

They say that money can’t buy happiness, and it can’t always buy employee motivation either. Check out these helpful tips by Progressive Business Publications Newsletters for motivating workers without your wallet. One of the best rewards an employ
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Career-Changing Mistakes, Worst CEOs of 2012 and Lessons Your Company Can Learn From the Cupcake ATM

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Never switch careers out of desperation or simply because of money. Check out these five career-changing mistakes to avoid. Now this is...
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Which Career Is Right for Me? Knowing Your Career Outlook [infographic]

Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions each of us will make in our lives. Knowing where to start can make that process easier, and this Vista College infographic is here to help. Jobs with the highest satisfaction rate include administrative.
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The Cost of Consulting: The Economics, Pros, Cons & Associated Fees [infographic]

Are you thinking about becoming a consultant? Business is booming in that area, so the timing couldn’t be better. This Zintro infographic shares some important things you should consider about consulting. Global consulting industry revenues will reach $3
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Can Facebook Make You Poor?

Can Facebook make you poor? Potentially. New research out of the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University indicates that social media use hampers some individuals’ self-control. While social network use does positively influence overall well-bein
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A Comprehensive Guide to Moving Office [infographic]

Is it time to move your office into another building? If you've been realizing that your employees aren't as happy as they could be, or that you don't have enough light or open space, then check out this infographic to make your move as effortless as possible.
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What Makes Workers Happy? Optimizing Your Office Space [infographic]

Keeping workers happy is the key to productivity. There are lots of tips and ideas as to how make employees happy, but here’s one of the simpler ones: Design the office environment in a way that makes employees feel at ease. We’ve heard of...
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Is Casual Web Surfing at Work a Federal Offense?

Non-work-related Internet use may constitute a federal offense, according to a new paper. Two Boston College professors examined the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which was originally written to dissuade criminal hacking, and found that a very broad inter
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How Has Employee Tenure Changed Over Time? [infographic]

Pop quiz: How long do you think the average employee tenure is in the U.S.? If you said five years, you’re close: it’s actually 4.6 years. Rasmussen College crunched the numbers on employee tenure and unveiled some curious statistics. For example,
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Work Engaged, Work Inspired [infographic]

Employees who are engaged in their work are happier and more productive than those who are simply showing up and putting their time in. A work-inspired environment that values employees and highlights individual strengths has a higher rate of success across th
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Boost Your Office’s Fun Factor, How to Tell Someone You’re Job-Hunting and Success Secrets From The Co-Founder of Twitter

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Is it time to mix things up at work? Check out these 10 gadgets to boost your office’s fun factor and increase...
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Zombie Businesses: Companies That Came Back From the Dead [infographic]

If you are in need of some inspiration, the facts in this infographic should do the trick. Did you know that in 1985, Steve Jobs was fired by Apple? The ensuing years saw the company lose revenue in spades to the PC and Windows...
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Three Cities Launch Venture Capital Funds to Spur on Entrepreneurship

City officials in New York City, Philadelphia and Portland, Oregon are serious about attracting startups to their neighborhoods. So serious, in fact, that they’ve launched venture capital funds to seed fledgling companies. “It’s not just some
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How Valued Are You at Work? [infographic]

Have you ever wondered whether you’re valued at work? Here’s a simple infographic that will allow you to take a test and see. The first question is “Are you the person in the office?” Depending on your “yes” or “noR
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Facebook and Zynga Break Up

Facebook and Zynga just changed their business relationship status to Single. Last week, the companies went their separate ways, and independent game developers stand to benefit from the breakup. “It’s extremely favorable from a business-metrics st
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Dev Bootcamp is a Tech Training Program That Focuses on Employability First

The action-packed Dev Bootcamp turns programming neophytes into strong, entry-level software engineers in a matter of nine weeks. The program’s focus on employability has led to a surprising statistic: 90 percent of its graduates find tech jobs within th
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Does Your Resume Contain One of These Overused Professional Buzzwords?

LinkedIn recently compiled the latest version of its annual Top 10 Overused Professional Buzzwords rankings, which draw on the social networking site’s 187 million users. Does your resume contain one of these tired descriptors? The following are the rank
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Strategies for Sleeping at Work [infographic]

The good people at Online Clock have focused on helping others wake up and get to work on time, but now they’ve turned their attention to those sleepy moments while you’re at work. They shared some of their favorite sneaky tips for getting some...
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How Shark Tank is Popularizing Entrepreneurship [infographic]

ABC’s hit reality series “Shark Tank” has created a new wave of excitement for entrepreneurship. One of the show’s producers, Clay Newbill, explained how they find participants: “My goal is to find the best people with the best id
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‘Be the Boss’ Lets Employees Compete for a Franchise

A&E has a new reality show called “Be the Boss” from the producers of CBS’ “Undercover Boss” that pits participants against each other to own a role at a franchise. Participating companies include Jazzercise, Complete Nutriti
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Salary and Career News Round Up: The Most Successful Entrepreneurs, Inspiring Quotes From Zig Ziglar and the Best Places to Launch a Business

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Have you ever wondered why some of the world’s most powerful entrepeneurs are young? It isn’t a coincidence. Find out why 20-some
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Target Set to Hire Fewer Seasonal Workers This Year

It’s no surprise that this season is a boon for retailers, but Target is remaining cautious when it comes to bringing on seasonal workers. The discounter recently said that it planned on hiring 2,000 to 12,000 fewer seasonal employees this year compared
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Is Personal Branding the New Corporate Culture? [infographic]

Whether it’s investing in leadership training or implementing productivity improvements, more and more companies are realizing that their success is dependent on the individuals they employ. This means taking personal branding and corporate culture in a
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Google’s VetNet Entrepreneur Track Helps Veterans Pursue Entrepreneurship

Military veterans have a wealth of services at their disposal aimed at helping them find civilian jobs with military-friendly companies, but Google’s VetNet Entrepreneur Track hopes to help vets dive into entrepreneurship. Will this tool inspire more ser
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LivingSocial to Lay Off 400 Employees

Mashable is reporting that daily deals site LivingSocial has plans to lay off 400 employees from its team in the U.S., citing the Washington Business Journal’s source “with knowledge of the daily deal giant’s plans.” The news comes just
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Getting Fit To Lead [infographic]

Ordinarily, the word "habit" can conjure up negative ideas, but a healthy habit can be a really good thing. This is especially true in this infographic, which demonstrates the habits of successful leaders. An astonishing 56 percent of companies say t
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Can Google Fiber Make Kansas City the Next Big Startup Scene?

Google Fiber, the tech giant’s high-speed network, is currently being built in Kansas City. Its Web speeds are up to 1,000 times faster than the traditional cable or high-speed Internet offered by other companies. Will Kansas become the next hotbed for t
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Health Care Jobs are Booming [infographic]

One field that continues to boom, despite economic hardships and layoffs, is the health care industry. With 71 billion baby boomers scheduled to retire, more assistance and care is needed, resulting in 24.3 percent of available hospital jobs left open. To be c
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Retiring Owner of Lueken’s Village Foods Gives Company to Employees

Joe Lueken is the owner of Lueken’s Village Foods, and he’s planned a stellar way to celebrate his faithful employees upon his retirement: He’s giving them the three-store company. Is he the best boss ever? “My employees are largely res
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If Women Get More Pay Raises Than Men, Why Do Men Make More Money? [infographic]

Will the battle of the sexes ever reach a peaceful resolution? If recent studies are to be believed, it doesn’t look likely to even out anytime soon. Even as we approach the year 2013, women and men are still being treated differently in the...
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Salary and Career News Round Up: 5 Things Every Employer Wants to Hear, A New Definition of Networking and Even Capuchin Monkeys Recognize Unequal Pay

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. If you want to make your boss happy, then let him or her know that you are open to learning and receiving...
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The John McAfee Blog is an Unusual Spin on the Standard Executive Editorial

Like many founders, CEOs and top executives, John McAfee of the eponymous anti-virus company has a blog. Unlike many of his C-suite peers, however, he’s on the run from the law. Authorities in Belize want to speak to McAfee regarding the murder of his...
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Confrontation 101 [infographic]

Confrontation is difficult for most of us, but it doesn’t have to be a completely unpleasant experience. There are ways of handling a situation that, if done in the right way, can have incredibly beneficial results. Now check out this infographic. Which
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Modria Helps Companies Solve Customer Complaints

Modria is a new startup that hopes to help client companies solve disputes and customer complaints with its signature software. It’s co-founded by a pair of former eBay and PayPal employees — Colin Rule and Chittu Nagarajan — and is based on
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Is Your Desk Destroying Your Productivity? [infographic]

When you sit down at your desk to work, do you think your productivity level rises? What you think might not be the reality. Several common distractions can lead you off track. Do you have toys decorating your desk? If so, they could be...
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Is Paper Waste Killing Your Business? [infographic]

Most of us are aware of how our actions can affect the environment, but what about the effect on our business? According to estimates by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average employee costs an employer $80 per year in wasted paper alone. With..
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Are Part-Time Workers the New Norm in Retail?

Major retailers rely more on part-time workers now than ever. Is this a fleeting trend or a sign of the new norm? It’s probably the latter, according to a recent New York Times article. “Over the past two decades, many major retailers went from...
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Retail Holiday Hiring Snapshot [infographic]

With unemployment rates still higher than average, it’s good to know that the holiday season means lots of new jobs. Perhaps the best news of all is the fact that 29 percent of retailers are planning on hiring more people this year than they...
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Salary and Career News Round Up: How to Inspire the 9 Corporate Personality Types, Sandy Yields Surge in Jobless Claims and 6 TED Talks You Should Watch

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Everyone has a different personality and a different way of seeing the world. That’s what makes us unique. Those differences can be...
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The University Entrepreneurship Report [infographic]

When picking a university, should your entrepreneurial prowess be a deciding factor? Definitely, because it turns out that there are some universities that give birth to more entrepreneurs than others. Did your university make the cut? The following six univer
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LinkedIn Endorsements Make Recommendations Super-Simple

LinkedIn endorsements, the social networking site’s newest feature, enable users to express their support of colleagues’ skills in just a few clicks. Can this feature streamline the online vetting process? Potentially. While traditional LinkedIn re
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The iPhone 5 Travels 20,096 Miles Before Ending Up in Your Hands [infographic]

With the rise of bring-your-own-device policies, the iPhone has become one of the most-used smartphones in the business world; indeed, in the corporate world, Apple’s iOS is the most common mobile platform as of 2012. The iPhone 5, which launched in Sept
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Ladies, Will This Career Mistake Cost You $500,000?

It’s an unfortunate fact that men are paid more than women in today’s business environment, but here’s a startling statistic that adds even more insult to injury: By failing to negotiate the starting salary at their first job, women can lose
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The Number of Female Senators Has Tripled in the Last 20 Years [infographic]

There’s little argument in the fact that women played a huge role in the most recent presidential election. In a magnified way, they were singled out among politicians striving to make their mark on their constituents. Back in 1992, there was, as of that
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Is it Time to Quit Your Day Job? Here Are 3 Ways to Tell

In their latest column for Inc., Karl Stark and Bill Stewart outline three signs that it’s time to quit your day job in favor of entrepreneurship. Are you exhibiting any of these behaviors? Your lack of fulfillment at work is bleeding into the rest...
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This is What Social Media Sites Would Look Like in a High School Yearbook [infographic]

We all remember what high school was like. Some of us loved it and were named the king or queen of prom. Others of us would soon rather forget the whole thing ever happened. Whichever category you fall into, you’re sure to appreciate this...
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Apple Blue Sky Program Gives Employees Time to Work on Passion Projects

Google’s “20 percent” rule, which enables employees to work on side projects for 20 percent of their workweek, may have a rival in the all-new Apple Blue Sky program. This program lets select Apple team members take a few weeks at a time to..
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What’s the Future of Email? [infographic]

Between keeping up with email inboxes crowded with an influx of unread messages and staying up to date with our various social media accounts, it’s all too common to find ourselves inundated with information. Things won’t be changing any time soon,
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Fired for Waiting in Line to Vote, Achieving Your Business Dreams Online and Tips for More Balanced Relationships

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Do you think we have a civil right to vote in America? It turns out that might not be the case, as...
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What’s the Right Balance of Work and Play for Internet Use? [infographic]

Let’s admit it: All of us have spent at least a little bit of company time surfing the Web for non-work related content. Allotting some time during the work day for these kinds of activities has actually been shown to be a productivity booster....
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You Waste a Lot of Time at Work [infographic]

Just because you’re sitting at your desk doesn’t mean you’re necessarily getting anything accomplished. With the amount of emails, meetings and other distractions, it’s quite possible your productivity level is suffering. This Atlassian
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Office Fashion, by the Numbers [infographic]

We ladies may not want to admit it, but office fashion is at the forefront of many of our minds. UK fashion blog Very polled its female readers and found that 38 percent of respondents “want to turn heads in the office, but look...
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Apple Employment Growth: 12,400 Full-Time Workers Added in the 2012 Fiscal Year

This week, tech giant Apple filed its 10-K report with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Mashable uncovered a key tidbit about the company’s growth: it added some 12,400 full-time workers during the 2012 fiscal year. This is no doubt partially
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Is Your Boss Your Facebook Friend? [infographic]

Do you think it’s a good idea to be friends with your boss on Facebook? Twenty-five percent of the worldwide population thinks so. As this infographic demonstrates, being Facebook friends with a supervisor is more common than you might realize. A survey
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How Work Transportation Alternatives Improve Your Health [infographic]

How friendly is your city to alternative forms of transportation like biking and public transit? This infographic by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation outlines some of the many health benefits that stem from transit-oriented communities. Research indicates th
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Before Making a Drastic Career Change, Try a LifeSwap

If you’ve ever pondered ditching your finance career for that of, say, a social worker, a startup called LifeSwap aims to help you experience that career change without turning in your two-week notice. LifeSwap lets users follow a chosen professional for
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Is Email Good or Bad for Us? [infographic]

Email is one of the most utilized sources of communication that exists today. There’s little argument that it’s changed our daily lives and has certainly changed our daily interactions. But has it changed us for the better or for the worse? Almost
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Salary and Career News Round Up: Beef Up Your Business Skills on the Cheap, Leaders Are Always Positive and Is Your Cell Phone Hurting Your Business?

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Building your own learning group and using magazines and books to your advantage are just a couple of the ways you can...
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Should All Employees Get Election Day Off?

With Election Day right around the corner, Inc. magazine writer Leigh Buchanan poses a fair question: should all employees get the day off to head out and vote? For some entrepreneurs, the answer is a resounding yes. Ben Goldhirsh, the founder of GOOD Worldwid
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5 Reasons Hurricane Sandy Could Actually Be Good for Business

Hurricane Sandy ravaged the northeastern U.S. this week, causing billions of dollars worth of damage, but entrepreneur Gene Marks has a decidedly positive spin on the situation. Marks, whose business is in Philadelphia, argues that Hurricane Sandy could actual
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The Waze App Seeks to Simplify ETAs for Work and Meetings

The Waze app is a social GPS tool that aims to streamline communication between you and your friends and colleagues by enabling you to see ETAs in real time. Could this tool kill the “I’m running late” text message or phone call for good?...
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5 Techniques ‘Super Networkers’ Use to Rise Above the Rest

Anyone who’s ever attended a networking event knows that not everyone can network successfully. In a column for Entrepreneur, author Lewis Howes shares seven techniques and habits all “super networkers” have mastered to make the most of their
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Are You a Social Media Zombie? [infographic]

Halloween isn’t the only time where you’ll see zombies armed with gadgets; according to this Confused.com infographic, social media zombies are everywhere year-round. Is the zombie apocalypse already upon us? Quite possibly. Chances are good that y
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Smartphones Add HOW Many Hours to the Average Workday?

You might think that smartphones boost productivity and would therefore whittle down the time we spend at work, but according to a new study by Pixmania, a U.K.-based tech retailer, these gadgets actually extend our workday. Pixmania‘s survey revealed th
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Kaplan Survey Reveals College Admissions Officers’ Top Advice for Students

Kaplan Test Prep recently completed its latest survey of college admissions officers, and its results suggest that students should think before they tweet and proactively monitor their social media footprint. Can your child’s activity on Facebook and You
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Why the Digital You Matters [infographic]

Today’s world revolves around online identities, social networks and search engine data. This infographic by Qnary outlines why the “digital you” matters in nearly every aspect of your life. We know that most recruiters and interviewers will
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3 Essential Employee Motivation Questions

Employee motivation can make or break a business’ retention rates, and in a column for Inc., Minda Zetlin offers up three essential questions managers can ask any team member to uncover the secrets to his or her engagement at work. Even self-employed wor
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Salary and Career News Round Up: How to Make Your Business More Likable, How to Win the Pinterest Game and Getting It All Done

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. Big Bird was right: TV can be educational. Discover three important lessons on how to make your business more likable, according to...
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Ben & Jerry’s Becomes Certified B Corporation

Ben & Jerry’s is officially a certified B Corporation. The Unilever-acquired ice cream maker is the first subsidiary to earn this distinction, which is essentially the sustainable business equivalent to LEED certifications for green buildings. Nearl
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Entrepreneurship and the Gender Pay Gap: Do Male and Female Business Owners Earn Equally?

Research on wages in the U.S. reveals that women in traditional office jobs earn about 76 cents to every dollar earned by men, but how about entrepreneurs? The latest insights from the American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor reveal a surprising statistic
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Are You Making This Presentation Mistake?

By Marissa Brassfield, PayScale.com We're frequently asked to present our qualifications to others, whether we're in the thick of a keynote or are in the hot seat of an interviewer's chair. In a recent column for Harvard Business Review, motivat
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Creatives’ Common Phobias [infographic]

By Marissa Brassfield, PayScale.com You might think that creative professionals have it easy, but this Column Five infographic reveals some of creatives' common phobias. From Comic Sans to Internet outages, these silly and serious stressors prove that w
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Having Trouble Getting Hired? Blame Talent Management Software

If you’ve been having trouble landing a job lately, talent management software may partially be to blame. Corporate human resources departments are increasingly asking applicants to complete questionnaires or do pre-interview screening sessions that are
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Zynga Layoffs Cause Boston Office Shutdown

On Tuesday, news of Zynga layoffs went viral in the tech world. Zynga, the game company behind Farmville, The Ville, Mafia Wars and CityVille, laid off 5 percent of its workforce and shut down its Boston office to cut costs. “This is the most...
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Are You in the Midst of a Career Midlife Crisis? [infographic]

Some 70 percent of U.S. workers are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at their jobs, according to the latest research in this infographic. Are dissatisfied employees having a career midlife crisis? It’s possible. Altho
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The Average U.S. Worker Has HOW Many Free Travel Days?

The U.S. may be known as the no-vacation nation, but Matt Kepnes recently crunched the numbers and revealed that most office workers have far more free travel days than they might think. When you take weekends into play, the standard two-week vacation most of.
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4 Strategies to Stay Healthy During Business Travel

‘Tis the season for the common cold, flu and… business travel. In a recent column for Entrepreneur, Lisa Evans shared four rock-solid strategies to stay healthy while you’re on the road. Plan ahead. Evans interviewed naturopathic physician Sa
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Salary and Career News Round Up: The Perks of Working From Home, Creative Ways to Boost Your Income and the Economy’s Biggest Risks

Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week. The average American worker commutes 25 minutes each day. If those workers could instead telecommute even just 50 percent of the time,...
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Hacker Tour is a Mobile Recruiting Unit for College Programmers

What do startups like StubHub, SoundCloud, Etsy, Square and Codecademy have in common? They’re among the 26 startups that have signed on to sponsor Hacker Tour, a giant tour bus aimed at helping startups connect with and recruit college programmers. Hack
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4 Reasons to Ditch Set Working Hours

The idea of the 9-to-5 workday is one so pervasive in modern business that it’s tough to imagine life without it. In a new article for Inc., Ciplex founder Ilya Pozin writes that it’s time to ditch set working hours for good in favor...
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Management Lessons From the Valve Employee Handbook

In April, the Valve employee handbook leaked online, sparking a brief frenzy as cult fans of the brand tried to decode its success. OnlineMBA took a different route, creating a helpful, information-packed explainer video with some of the key takeaways and mana
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The History of Women in Tech [infographic]

This infographic by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers outlines the fascinating history of women in tech. Although women comprise just one-fourth of the workforce in science, tech, engineering and math careers, they’ve catalyzed some o