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These world cities have the highest salaries

Just in case you needed another excuse to walk out of your crappy-paying desk job, pack up you bags and head for greener pastures, Metro has a list of the cities with the highest average salaries in the world. While you might expect to see tech hub San Francisco — where workers earn an...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:25pm

Want to energize your career in 2017? Think like a startup

When Anna Akbari received her Ph.D. in sociology in 2008, she felt like she was on top of the world. And then the Great Recession began.“As a lot of people did, I became acutely aware that the system that we had become used to seeing as a security blanket wasn’t something that we could rely on,”...

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 5:05pm

Man poses as delivery man to drop off his resume disguised as a box of doughnuts

Lukas Yla is chasing the dream, one doughnut at a time.Yla is job hunting in San Francisco and getting national attention — and job interviews—for his resume delivery method: boxes of doughnuts.With a note that says “Most resumes end up in trash. Mine – in your belly” attached to the lid of a...

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 2:58am

Gen Z is adulting so hard right now

Apparently, Gen Z got the memo that a sense of purpose and office ping-pong don’t go far when it comes to career-building. This latest generation’s biggest motivator? Money, according to a recent report from career behemoth Monster. RELATED:How to deal with a toxic employeeThe report, based on a...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 9:29pm

How to deal with a toxic employee

It’s every manager’s worst nightmare: one of your team members has suddenly turned toxic.“I define a toxic employee as somebody who is very unhappy in their career and is often angry and frustrated at work,” says Michelle Mazur, a communication consultant based in Seattle. “That person can then...

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 8:28pm

How to ace the end of your internship

So you’ve almost completed that coveted summer internship — congrats!Now comes the hard part. That swanky line on your résumé means zilch if you don’t take full advantage of the opportunity. Hopefully, you haven't simply been showing up at your internship. You've beenworking the internship — and...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 7:50pm

Google is your new résumé

When Richard Nelson Bolles first published “What Color Is Your Parachute?” in 1970, it was one of the first job-hunting guides to hit shelves. Today, though a tsunami of career-related texts have saturated the market, it’s still considered one of the best.The new and improved 2017 edition (out now...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 10:01pm

How to grow a successful startup

When David Mahfouda founded Bandwagon, a ride-sharing company that connects taxi passengers leaving from the same location, he knew his idea was golden. It made sense for New Yorkers — the intuitive app saves riders time and money — and New York City —it shrinks taxi lines and helps support city...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 10:00pm

Find your dream job with the swipe of a finger

Start your job search on-the-go with Switch, a mobile app targeted at technology and media professionals who want to inconspicuously switch jobs. Switch allows users to look for jobs without the awkwardness of having to sneak around their present employer. Even Switch's slogan — “Job discovery for...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 4:51pm

How to identify testing bias

When Sheila Akbar, director of education at test prep company Signet Education, took a practice exam for new SAT, one passage threw her off. In the reading section, students were asked to analyze a letter exchange between two women in the 1830s arguing about whether they should become involved in...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:10am

The best colleges for your buck

Higher education is expensive. This we know.What’s not so cut-and-dry is determining which colleges and universities offer the best value—meaning an affordable, quality education with promising career options.RELATED: Can higher ed for inmates help them once they're out of prision? "MONEY" magazine...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:51am

Why employers ignore your online job applications

Oh, the agony of online job applications. You upload your résumé, diligently fill out the required fields, press submit — and then you wait. And wait. Chances are, all you hear is radio silence — until six months later, when you receive an email from human resources that begins, “After careful...

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:57pm

LinkedIn ranks top companies based on user activity

A good job is hard to find, but a LinkedIn survey released today helps send employment seekers in the right direction.In its first Top Attractors survey, the social network for professionals analyzed user data to rank the top 40 companies that attract talent and retain employees.LinkedIn looked...

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:29pm

Are you fit to own a franchise?

The International Franchise Expo(IFE) is underway at the Javits Center this weekend, where aspiring entrepreneurs are considering opportunities at the over 400 franchises — Ben & Jerry’s, Cinnabon, Crunch Fitness among them — represented at IFE. For those with “Shark Tank” fantasies, you might...

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 9:14pm

The case for the five-hour workday

Last June, “Shark Tank” champion and Tower Paddle Boards CEO Stephan Aarstol tried a workplace experiment. He instituted a five-hour workday for the entire summer, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m..The catch? His employees' productivity had to remain steady. If they couldn't hack it, they’d...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:06pm

The New School is building careers by design

“What am I going to do with my life?”In a job market upended by a digital revolution and a widening chasm between the rich and poor, perennial platitudes like “play to your strengths” and “follow your passion” are no longer satisfactory answers to the above question — if they ever were.RELATED:...

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 9:22pm

Is the workplace ready for Gen Z?

Can we please stop obsessing over millennials, their hoodies and their office hoverboards?The next generation has come of age, and they're getting the online analysis treatment. But at least they were groomed for it.Enter Generation Z —aka iGen —those born between 1995-2012 currently entering the...

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:16pm

Negotiating for a higher salary isn't ruthless — it's business

“House of Cards” star Robin Wright made headlines after revealing that she negotiated for a salary equal to that of her co-star Kevin Spacey. Kudos to her, right?Right — except for one thing, says Katie Donovan, an equal pay consultant and public speaker. RELATED:Why meditation makes you more...

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 8:00pm

Life hacks for first time job seekers

First-time job seekers face a classic employment Catch-22: You need experience to qualify for most jobs, but how do you get experience if you can't qualify for a job?Newbies, don't fret. For those job seeking novices, here are a few hacks to make an inherently stressful process just a little easier...

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 12:16am

How to face your job interview fears

Acing an interview requires preparation, self-awareness and confidence. This we know. So why is it that so many people approach interviews as if they were interrogations, or flounder like a fish out of water?“People often leave [interviews] feeling like they weren’t prepared, or as though they didn...

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 12:43am