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Got A Messy Work Desk? Study Reveals What Your Coworkers Really Think Of You

from Fast Company What does a worker’s messy desk signify to the greater office? Unfortunately, far more than just an inability to organize bobbleheads or throw away empty La Croix cans. A new study finds that an untidy work space leads colleagues to perceive that the person is more neurotic, less agreeable, and pretty uncaring. Researchers […]

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‘I Don’t Really Want to Work for Facebook.’ So Say Some Computer Science Students.

from NYTs A job at Facebook sounds pretty plum. The interns make around $8,000 a month, and an entry-level software engineer makes about $140,000 a year. The food is free. There’s a walking trail with indigenous plants and a juice bar. But the tone among highly sought-after computer scientists about the social network is changing. […]

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We’re Not Job Hopping Enough, That’s A Problem For Fed Chair Powell

from Forbes Janet Yellen, the former Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States and a leading labor economist, had a rule of thumb: to achieve a healthy labor market, U.S. nominal wages needed to grow 3 – 4%.  Her successor, Jerome Powell, faces a challenge; despite a U.S. unemployment rate close to multi-decade […]

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4 Things To Look For In A Mentor

from Forbes Mentors can help you in many ways in your career. They can help you gain confidence, develop skills in a new job, and even help you get promoted. Many women credit having a mentor as a key to their success. What should you look for when choosing a mentor? More here.

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The Shape Of Work To Come

from nature Last year, entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun set out to augment his sales force with artificial intelligence. Thrun is the founder and president of Udacity, an education company that provides online courses and employs an armada of salespeople who answer questions from potential students through online chats. Thrun, who also runs a computer-science lab at […]

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53 Million Americans Are Freelancing, New Survey Finds

from Freelancers Union Freelancing is the new normal — and we have the numbers to prove it. More than 53 million Americans are doing freelance work, according to a new, landmark survey conducted by the independent research firm Edelman Berland and commissioned by Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk. That’s 34 percent of the entire workforce. The […]

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Breaking The Stem Ceiling For Girls

from Brookings Although countries have dramatically closed gender gaps in education and labor force participation, gender differences within education and employment persist. Women earn less income and work in lower paying occupations and sectors than men do. Women are less likely to become entrepreneurs, and, when they do, they typically run smaller, less-profitable firms. These […]

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7 High Paying Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors

from Uncubed In an evolving job market where the demand for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills is growing rapidly, your liberal arts degree might seem useless. Good news: it’s not. Problem-solving, teamwork, and strong written and verbal communication skills are hallmarks of a liberal-arts education. Fortunately, they’re also indicators of a great job […]

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The Best Of The Best U.S. Jobs Are Tech, Tech And Tech, Again

from USA Today Hey kids, want to grow up to land the best job in the country? Then keep poring over those math and science textbooks. Jobs that require a range of STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and math) claimed 14 spots in Glassdoor’s new “50 Best Jobs in America” survey, out Monday. This includes the top-seeded position: data scientist, a job […]

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Business Is Likely To Reshape Higher Ed

from Brookings It’s broadly understood that a college degree or its equivalent is crucial to making it into the middle class in America. But getting those qualifications can be a risky process for many young Americans from a modest income background. Indeed, just 9 percent of young people from the lowest income quartile will ever earn a college degree. […]

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Please Don’t Panic If You Haven’t Found Your Life’s Purpose

from SHRP In today’s hyper-connected world, it’s easy to feel like you are falling behind. Whether it’s your career status, relationship status, or social status, it’s all too common to think people are farther ahead of you. This especially rings true when we think everyone else has found their purpose in life. There’s nothing worse than seeing a […]

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