Are you ready for a world without telemarketers? According to CNN, we might soon be living there. And while this is good news for anyone who's ever wondered how a cruise ship company got their cell phone number, it's bad news, of course, for the folks who work in these jobs.
Month: August 2012
Today in Depressing News from the Gender Pay Gap, we present to you the results of a recent study called "Women in Charge: The Impact of Female Managers on Gender Inequality." Compiled by MIT Ph.D. student Mabel Abraham using data from 68 bank branches, the report found that having a woman for a boss didn't help female employees get promotions or raises.
Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
When you're shopping for your next career, you're probably most interested in which jobs have the best long-term growth potential. After all, there's no sense in shelling out all that money on retraining, only to have your new gig disappear in a couple years. But a recent study highlights another very important, often overlooked factor: Your job should make you happy, or at the very least, not torpedo your chances of feeling OK most of the time.
It's tempting for all of us to focus on the country's unemployment rate, but according to Sudy Bharadwaj, the co-founder and CEO of Jackalope jobs, three numbers matter far more in your job search than the jobless numbers. Here's how jobseekers and employers alike can spin these statistics.
Sometimes the best advice comes from learning what not to do; accordingly, Chrissy Scivicque has compiled these five ways to kill your career. The mistakes below are sure to take your professional future nowhere fast.
It can be frightening to think about switching careers, especially if the change is major. Lydia Dishman recently interviewed several professionals who've made a successful shift in a piece for Fast Company; inspired by their advice, here are four questions you should ask yourself if you're interested in following suit.
This infographic plays on the fears of many a manager: can you trust employees to work from home? It's packed with statistics that shed light on how people spend their time when they work remotely, including what they do to procrastinate and what they did with the extra hours they would have otherwise spent commuting.
By Adam Phillabaum, @adamb0mb
The Personal Salary Report is one of the coolest things we offer. There is an amazing amount of technology going on behind-the-scenes, and those workings are upgraded and improved on a regular basis. The way our salary reporting engine works is really interesting and, hopefully, will get it's own blog post in the future.
Cellphones, Twitter and Facebook have an increasingly adverse effect on workplace professionalism, according to a survey out of the Center for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania. Over half of the HR professionals polled and 34.3 percent of managers and supervisors indicated that they'd seen more IT uses over the past five years than previously. How is tech influencing the way in which we're perceived at work?
In Malcolm Gladwell's book "Outliers," he discusses the theory that 10,000 hours of practice makes perfect. That's the amount of time, roughly, someone needs to dedicate to a particular task before becoming an expert. This infographic by Zintro visualizes this theory as it pertains to success and career development.
Go to dinner with a group of friends in the tech industry and the conversation will often turn into an argument about who is the most stressed out. The competition is fierce, like a good old-fashioned pie eating contest, because in both cases the winner is rewarded with heartburn, nausea, and stomach cramps. We at PayScale wanted to settle the argument, so we gathered the data to find out, in today's Geek Universe, which workers are actually the most stressed?