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Month: October 2012
What are the most common job skills among Obama and Romney supporters? PayScale surveyed its users and found that Obama voters are more likely to be sticklers for grammar, while Romney voters would be the ones who could fix broken equipment.
How much should you save to ensure you have a comfortable retirement? Fidelity Investments' latest report reveals the figures you need to commit to memory when building up your nest egg.
The American Dream isn't dead. It's just moved into the energy sector.
Twenty years ago, Johnathan Roberts starting working on a oil rig. His salary? $5 an hour. Today, he commands half a million dollars a year as operations manager at Norway Drilling. What's his secret? Hard work, yes. Years of experience, of course. But he was also in the right industry at the right time.
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.
Today's always-on business environment makes it difficult for many executives to find time to mentor others. In an interview with Dorie Clark for Forbes, Demetriouse Russell of Harvard Business School offered the following helpful tips to be an effective mentor.
New research out of UC Berkeley indicates that for women to get ahead while negotiating, they should try flirting. This supports previous studies that found women who negotiate hard, as a man would do, were actually penalized for their toughness and unlikeability. Have we regressed to the 50s?
Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan made headlines after he claimed to have run a marathon in "under three [hours], high twos. I had a two hour and fifty-something". Runner's World discovered his actual marathon time was 4:01:25. Now, most runners will tell you it is highly unlikely a marathoner would forget his or her PR, especially by that much. So why would Ryan guess low? Does our culture value fitness to the point of believing an athlete is more qualified for an office like the vice presidency? Or could it be that phsyical fitness makes one more successful overall?
In case you missed it, in an article titled, "These Two Salary Data Sources Will Help You Prove That You Deserve A Raise", Business Insider’s Brazenist column recently compared PayScale to Kim Kardashian. We know, the analogy sounds weird, but whenever a major media outlet recognizes us for “blazing a new trail when it comes to providing salary data” we’re happy to accept it as a compliment. When they questioned the validity of our methodology though, we shot back with a few corrections defending our (and Kim’s) honor.
Could you benefit from taking a sabbatical from work? Quite possibly, according to SideTour cofounder Vipin Goyal, who recently took a six-month break from work to travel the world and broaden his horizons. Alina Dizik interviewed Goyal for Fast Company to see how he emerged more productive and creative than ever.
The technology sector is notoriously dude-heavy, and becoming more so. According to a FINS.com report, just 24 percent of tech jobs are held by women -- and that's down from 26 percent in 2001. Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, would like to change that. In a recent post on Quora, she gave three reasons why women should pursue careers in tech.