Career & Work
Career & WorkTen Jobs You Didn't Know You Wanted
What's in the perfect job? Money, of course, matters, but it isn't the only measure of an awe-inspiring career. Creative opportunities, healthy interaction, a good challenge from time to time, and other intangible rewards all count, too. FastCompany...
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Career & WorkHow One Executive Used a Sabbatical to Fix His Career
One morning in 2005, Daniel H. Marcus awoke in a pitch-black hotel room. The executive-pay consultant knew he needed to see a corporate client, his third in three days in three far-flung cities. But for several minutes, he didn't know where he was o...
Author:Joann LublinDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Career & Work5 Pitfalls That Trip Up Working Moms
There's one thing virtually all working moms agree upon: The key to success -- as both a professional and a parent -- is piecing together some sort of flexible work arrangement. The good news is that employers are increasingly open to this. But cons...
Author:Kerry HannonDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Career & WorkRunning a Home Business Like a Big-Company Office
Renee O'Brien of Pottstown, Pa., was excited to work from home when she became an independent distributor for a women's slumber-party hosting company in 2005. But the transition wasn't as easy as she expected: Friends would call while she was workin...
Author:Kelly K. SporsDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Career & WorkLow-Cost Resources for Business Owners
I want to get a couple of products patented and on the market this year. People who have already done this could give me good advice on patenting, marketing, distribution, and finding investors. Where can I find successful entrepreneurs who can help...
Author:Karen E. KleinDate:03/25/14Click:7670 Full Story »
Career & WorkEscape From Cubicle Hell
From retirement-averse baby boomers to Gen Y-ers disillusioned with the corporate world, a growing number of people are starting businesses out of their homes in a wide range of industries. We've all heard the legend about wildly successful entrepre...
Author:Tamara SchweitzerDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Career & WorkThe Most and Least Profitable Businesses to Start
Entrepreneurs start companies for all sorts of reasons. Maybe they have a passion, like being in control, want more flexibility--or even hate their current jobs. But no matter the inspiration, one thing's for sure: They'd better make money. A rising...
Author:Maureen FarrellDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Career & WorkHow to Network Without Sabotaging Your Own Job Hunt
An email that a veteran marketing executive recently blitzed to 12,000 contacts begins: On Sept. 11, to my complete and utter surprise, I was terminated... She identified her ex-employer and why the small market-research firm fired her. Copies of he...
Author:JoAnn LublinDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Career & WorkHow to Get Ahead by Going Backward
When it comes to advancing a career, sometimes the best way to take a step forward is to take a step back. For most people, a promotion is the cure for a stagnating career. They've accomplished and learned all they can at one job, so they aim for th...
Author:William J. WhiteDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Career & WorkThe General Way to Get a Raise
Your boss is your enemy in a salary negotiation--he usually stands to lose by boosting your salary. It eats his budget, or he has to beg his own boss for extra money, which creates higher expectations for his work unit's productivity. To win the sal...
Author:Marty NemkoDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Career & WorkWant to Be CEO? You Have to Dress the Part
Smart dressing involves sending subliminal messages, particularly when a serious job is at stake. This is something that even high-ranking business leaders can underestimate. In commerce, unlike in Hollywood, fashion plays a largely uncredited role....
Author:Christina BinkleyDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Career & WorkHigh Costs Drive Online Prescribing Push
Health Costs Unite Employers and Lawmakers Behind Electronic Prescribing, Doctors Not Ready WASHINGTON (AP) -- Motivated by mounting medical costs, lawmakers and executives are urging doctors to embrace a seemingly simple way to save billions of dol...
Author:Matthew PerroneDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Career & WorkBefore accepting a buyout package, consider these five key r
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- When you're offered hundreds of thousands of dollars to leave your job, does it make sense to reject the offer? The answer is: Maybe. General Motors said last week it's offering up to $140,000 each in voluntary buyout p...
Author:Andrea CoombesDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Career & WorkNavajo President Orders New Options for Entrepreneurs
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) -- The Navajo Nation is making it easier for entrepreneurs to start a business on the vast reservation desperately in need of economic development. Under tribal law, all businesses have been required to obtain a surety bond before b...
Author:Felicia FonsecaDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Career & WorkGeorge Washington Finished First
It was August 1781, and George Washington learned British Gen. Charles Cornwallis had occupied Yorktown, Va., with 9,500 troops. Cornwallis' soldiers were exhausted and in a defensive stance. For more than six years, the British had mostly been on t...
Author:Cord CooperDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
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