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What Does It Take to Get to the Top?

Want to know just how the women leaders behind our list of 25 Best Companies got to where they are today? We did too — and that’s why we asked 10 of the standouts to tell us how they did it. Their stories are inspiring. While each took a...

BEST COMPANIES FOR WOMEN

To determine the top 25 companies for women, we used an elaborate point system, which factored in upward mobility and a culture of support for women and their families. We believe all companies should offer the benefits highlighted on our list,...

Job Seekers: Beware of Sex, Drugs and Typos

For boomers and retirees who are looking for work, the labor-market data are looking good, but as any job seeker knows, landing a job comes down to the details — your industry, your location and, increasingly, your online profile and presence. If...

Why I Quit My Job at Google

When I told people I was quitting my job at Google, the inevitable response was: But why?! Surely tearing myself away from the most powerful company in the world, with its coveted benefits package and endless buffet of free food, would be...

Help! My Co-Worker Keeps Tearing Me Down

I have been employed at a VA hospital for almost 10 years and although things have improved somewhat, there is one specific co-worker who tries to hog or minimize my hard work. I have received awards including a Nurse Excellence Award for going...

Why Narcissists Nail Job Interviews

The mind of a hiring manager can be tough to crack. They want a candidate who’s reliable, hardworking, a team player … and a narcissist? Recent research from the University of British Columbia found that narcissists are more successful in job...

What's the Best Way (and Best Time) to Quit Your Job?

“I quit.” Two little words that pack a punch. But some young guns are going a lot further than that. Typically, when people hand in their notice, they take their boss aside for a quiet word, send an email to everyone in the company detailing...

Ditch This Conventional Wisdom at Work

Have you ever watched a co-worker refuse to stop doing something that clearly wasn’t working? Or clung to a plan that seemed tight at first but quickly unraveled? Some people keep plugging away out of pride or ignorance when it would be best to...

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