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How to Deal With Office Politics... And Win?

Quora | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business

There's no easy answer, but the mistake most people make is that they let their guard down. Supposedly "informal" environments are the most dangerous.

3 Misconceptions About Your Company's HR Professionals

Erin Daruszka | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

There are numerous misconceptions about the human resources function. I know this firsthand, because throughout my career, I have been in situations where I had to make unpopular choices for the greater good.

This Map Depicts The Staggering Highs And Lows Of The U.S. Economy Since 1999

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business

America has been through a roller coaster ride of job creation and job loss over the last 15 years. But sometimes it can be difficult to really grasp ...

Does Raising the Minimum Wage Hurt Employment? Evidence from China

Prakash Loungani | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Prakash Loungani

Raising the minimum wage is a polarizing issue. One side worries that raising it will lower employment. The other side downplays the impact on employment and plays up the positive impact on the living standards of the poor.

Illinois Is Killing Black Opportunity

Hilary Gowins | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Illinois is home to a vicious cycle that prevents its black residents from reaching their full potential, and too little attention is being paid to the numbers driving it.

An Improving Employment Picture for College Graduates?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

But is this conclusion really a superficial assumption, masking the need for broader changes in the way that American colleges and universities prepare graduates for the workforce?

I Often Wonder...

Ari Garber | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Ari Garber

I often wonder... Just what the heck is going on? How do some things get so messed up? As I age, the more I feel as if I am lacking the wisdom to u...

First World, Third World: A Travel Essay

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

You are all potential terrorists and will be treated as such. Here's half a Diet Coke as a reward for being compliant.

What Are the Rules for Employers Checking Your Credit?

Miranda Marquit | Posted 12.06.2014 | Money
Miranda Marquit

It seems that no matter what you want to do these days, someone wants a peek at your credit history. Not only do lenders and insurers want to see what you are up to, but even some employers look at your credit report as part of a background check.

Ben Walsh

Celebrate The Falling Unemployment Rate All You Want, But It Ignores A Key Point | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.03.2014 | Business

The decent, steady, but not great jobs recovery just got a little stronger. But there are still a disturbingly large number of people who aren’t fee...

5 Signs You're Ready to Start Your Own Business

Gillian Small | Posted 12.02.2014 | Small Business
Gillian Small

Starting a new business, be it big or small, is far from easy. In the early stages you will inevitably drift between periods of certainty and uncertainty about your decision. You will feel like you are constantly swaying with the wind of opinions from your peers.

The Power of a Professional Brand and Why You Need One

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

As a career coach, I often work with people that brand products or services for an organization but have no real awareness of their personal professional brand and why it matters. It's time to take stock of your own brand and use it to achieve your career goals.

Reflecting on WIOA: How Do We Know Sector-Focused Strategies And Career Pathways Help Workers Connect To Jobs?

Christopher T. King | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher T. King

The newly passed Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act contains provisions that will encourage states and local workforce systems to adopt and expand the use of programs focused on specific employment sectors and career pathways. Such efforts -- often referred to as sector strategies -- are reshaping the workforce field.

Student Loan Debt and the Threat to American Homeownership

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
Garrick T. Davis

An unsettling new normal has emerged in the wake of the Great Recession. There is an evolving relationship between student loan debt and homeownership in America. And it's not a good one.

Money, Power and Your Health

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

There is little doubt that lack of sufficient money constitutes a major stress and contributes to bodily ills. Our attitudes toward money undergird much of our lives, impacting our lifestyle and sense of well-being. Yet many of us ignore the task of managing our finances, often with dire consequences.

Reinventing Law School

Michael Dillon | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Michael Dillon

According to a new analysis by the National Law Journal, applications to U.S. law schools have declined by more than 37 percent since 2010. It's easy to see why.

Unwarranted Pessimism

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2014 | Money
John Roman, Ph.D.

Maybe it's worth asking if the numbers aren't the problem. Maybe the main problem in the U.S. economy at the moment is not structural, but psychological. Maybe America's got the blues, and that pessimism is keeping us down.

Jobs Day! First Impressions -- A Disappointing Report, But One Month Does Not a New Trend Make

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

In a surprisingly downbeat look at last month's job market, today's jobs report shows payrolls up only 142,000 in August, a downward revision to June's gain, flat weekly hours, and a slight tick down in the labor force.

Put Down the Tequila and Step Away Slowly

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen, a global employment website, has published an article called "Nine Things Never to Say to Your Boss." Here are the nine things, with accompanying commentary by a non-Monster.

4 Tips for Attending Job Interviews Without Your Boss Knowing

Val Matta | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Val Matta

You don't have to let your current job hold you back from taking the opportunity to land your dream job. Here are some great tips for going on job interviews without your boss knowing.

Living the Wage: Lessons on Privilege and the Unexpected

Joshua Mbanusi | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Joshua Mbanusi

I found the psychological and behavioral privilege associated with living wage work to be startling. I became aware of how far I had disconnected from the reality that forces those who earn a minimum wage to forego the convenience and peace of mind that a few thousand extra dollars a year can quite literally buy.

Is Dale Chihuly in the Right Line of Work?

Leni Miller | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Leni Miller

How did he do it? How did Dale find the right line of work and develop it over so many years and through so much adversity?

Los Angeles Proposes A Higher Minimum Wage

Manuel Pastor | Posted 11.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Manuel Pastor

Why the muted effects on employment? Interestingly, what used to be a staple of traditional economics -- that minimum wage hikes trigger job cutbacks -- has found increasingly less evidence in the field.

24 Years Of America's Unemployment Rate In 10 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business

The 2009 financial crisis wreaked havoc on American workers. This map gives a sense of just how dramatic its effect was on employment. The map, cre...

8 Unforgettable Lessons We Learned From Our First Jobs

Next Avenue | Liza Kaufman-Hogan | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Liza Kaufman-Hogan What was your first job? Serving fast food, delivering newspapers, cleaning hotel rooms, picking ...