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Silicon Valley Admits It Has a Diversity Problem, But What’s the Solution?

It's been a revealing summer for Silicon Valley. Over the past couple of months, global tech behemoths from Google and eBay to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook have been rolling out data to the public on the demographic breakdown of their...

The Real Reason There Are So Few Women Engineers

In recent years, there have been massive efforts and millions of federal dollars invested in pushing more women into engineering. But a new National Science Foundation report finds the problem may be less about recruiting women into the...

This is How Job Recruiters Screen You on LinkedIn

There are 277 million users on LinkedIn, according to the company’s latest results, and many of them — though not all — are probably competing for the same jobs. To improve your chances of scoring the next great gig, it helps to know how...

How Do I Present a Long, Windy Career on a Resume?

“I am 57 years old, and I'm concerned that my resume goes back too far and may be too long. When the high-tech company I worked for went under, I returned to school, got a master's degree in education and began teaching. I worked in the inner...

How to Manage Any Manager

If you’re like most people, you probably have frustrations with your boss. If you’re lucky, they’re only occasional; if you’re not lucky, they might be daily. But whether it’s a boss who always cancels meetings or doesn’t respond to your emails,...

Uh or Um? Which You Choose May Matter

It's no surprise that we evaluate each other by the way we speak. But new research finds something as simple as the choice between “um” and “uh” can affect how we're perceived, particularly at work. According to research by the University of...

5 Reasons to Stop Working So Hard

A recent poll of 1,000 Americans by Good Technology found that 80 percent worked, on average, an extra seven to eight hours a week outside the office each week. Sure, the company behind the study, a provider of technology that makes our mobile...

A Shorter Work Week May Make You a Better Worker

Working a shorter week would likely make most people feel happier and even more productive, experts say. But research suggests it may also help boost employment rates. Mexican telecom billionaire Carlos Slim — the second-richest person in the...

Americans Are Staying in Jobs Longer -- But is That Good or Bad?

There’s a widely held belief that Americans are less loyal to employers than they were in prior eras. And with pensions virtually extinct and job security close to nil, who can blame them. But the truth is employees stick with the same job longer...

How to Earn an Extra $1 Million Over Your Career

Workers who negotiate a small increase in their salary every three years can achieve far more than a pat on the back, a new study finds. They could also earn an extra $1 million over the course of their career. Consider two workers: Jim, who...

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