When I was in college, it wasn't uncommon to find me looking for clever ways to earn a quick buck. Many of my friends suggested plasma donation, which could have made me up to $200 richer, but I was too prissy for such things. This generation of college students might not be so squeamish. When it comes to paying for college, it could be that today's economy is forcing students and parents to get creative -- and a bit personal.
Month: November 2012
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.
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?
The dishes are clean, the leftovers are long gone, and holiday excitement is in the air. Today is Cyber Monday, the day many websites have their own Black Friday-esque deals and steals. With holiday gift giving on our minds here at the PayScale office, we wondered how budgets have changed since last year. Would our users be spending more on gifts this year?
What did you want to be when you grew up? If you're one of the lucky 30.3 percent of respondents to a recent LinkedIn survey, your childhood dream job might be pretty close to the one you have now.
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 workplace when it comes to take-home pay.
For years now, we've been hearing that crying at work is a bad idea -- especially for women. We've heard that it makes you look less professional, weaker than more stoic colleagues. So it is ever OK to shed a tear at the office?
On the surface, it might seem kind of strange to ask a college dropout for his advice on how to reform our educational system. But when that college dropout is Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and philanthropist, well, maybe we want to bend an ear.
Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
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 neighbor Gregory Viant Faull, but their efforts thus far have been unsuccessful.
What's the boss thinking about these days? Harvard Business Review did a quick, informal survey of their readership, and found a few key goals on most managers' minds.
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 path would you choose?