To Beat Career Burnout, Solve This Problem First

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Professional burnout can send your life into a tailspin. But changing careers is a big deal. It’s important to keep in mind that burnout can happen to anyone. So if you love your job but …

Is This the Real Reason You’re Burning Out?

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Feeling burned out? Your job might not be the whole problem — especially if you’re female.

Forty percent of families now have female breadwinners. Still, according to new research, women continue to take on a vastly disproportionate …

PayScale’s VIP Blog Roundup: Salary Negotiation Strategies for Working Moms

Even when women don't prioritize family over work, they pay a salary penalty for marrying and having kids. In fact, PayScale's report, Inside the Gender Pay Gap, shows that only childless, single men and women in the same jobs have a 0 percent gender pay gap. When women do put home responsibilities before work, they're paid increasingly less than men – and that's without taking significant time out of their careers to raise a family. When moms leave work, and then return, they face an uphill battle to get the pay they deserve. This week's roundup looks at salary negotiation techniques for those moms, as well as a checklist for buffing up your LinkedIn profile, and strategies to avoid burnout before it strikes.

PayScale’s VIP Blog Roundup: Do You Feel Trapped in Your Career?

The average person changes jobs 10 to 15 times over the course of their career, and spends less than five years at each job. Harder to figure out: how many times they change careers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn't track it, and many changes are pretty subtle anyway, as career paths naturally evolve over time. Sometimes, however, you have to make a leap. In this week's roundup, we look at what to do when you need to make a big career change, plus resume rules you should stop breaking, and ways to beat burnout.

5 Signs You’re Burning Out

Burnout can impact just about anyone. But, people who are extra dedicated and committed to their jobs, or people working in particularly stressful and demanding positions, might be especially prone to it. If signs and symptoms of burnout go unaddressed, you could find yourself being forced to take a break from your job – whether you want to or not. So, let's take a look at a few common signs of burnout. Learning to recognize these signs, and slowing down accordingly, could help you save your career before it's too late.

8 Signs You’re Getting Burned Out at Work

In the current job market, workers are asked to do more with less, do several jobs at once, and burn the midnight oil more often. That's what high performers do, right? The problem is that if you're asked to give a little extra all the time, sooner or later, you're going to run out of extra to give. When that happens, you're looking at job burnout.