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Survey: After college, women are more likely to get stuck in jobs they are overqualified for

After you graduate from college, your job prospects may be slim. In the need to be employed, you may take a job you are vastly overqualified for, thinking "this will just be for a little bit." But the first job you take in your career sets the tone for the rest of it.

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How employers’ time-tracking systems steal from your salary

Nowadays, many employers rely on digital time-tracking software to monitor when employees are working. It may be more efficient than the punch clocks of yore, but a new study published in American Business Law Journal found that it contributes to wage theft.

Personal Finance

How your take-home pay compares to workers around the world

Tax season has finally come and gone, and by now most Americans have either gotten their refund or established a payment plan for taxes owed to the government. Here’s a nice thought experiment: go back and look at your tax return to figure out how much money the government claims through all forms of taxation. How does your own situation compare to the rest of the world?

Office Life

Supreme Court ruling against class action lawsuits is a blow for workers – and #MeToo

As a law professor, I believe this ruling essentially allows employers to hide workplace injustices while also potentially making it harder for workers – including victims of sexual harassment – to find justice.

News

These are the jobs seeing the biggest jumps in salary this year

You would think some of the fancier job titles would be the ones seeing the biggest increases in wages, but according to Glassdoor's latest ranking of jobs showing the fastest wage gains over the past year it is positions in lower-skill, lower-paying fields that are seeing the most growth. 

Salary

Survey: These are the majors that will help you get you a job the fastest

Here's the full list of majors that are "the most in-demand" at companies seeking to employ recent grads this year.

Success

Why you should always surround yourself with people smarter than you

The job of a team or company leader is not to tell people what to do. Rather, your job is to create conditions conducive to growth and success – to supply great people with the resources they need to achieve great things. In fact, hiring people on account of their perceived docility will only increase your company’s chance of failure.

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Study: Here are the Top 10 jobs attracting the most transplants

While people tend to move to certain cities for jobs — and leave others behind — the most popular position people relocate for is Chemical Engineer, according to new data from Glassdoor.

Personal Finance

Survey: 21% of adults have nothing saved for retirement

You may have grown up hearing that you should save for retirement as soon as possible, but new data shows that some people haven't actually put this advice into practice.

Personal Finance

How much you need to make in each state to afford a 2-bedroom apartment

Affordable housing is already a hot-button political issue. Housing advocates have long pointed out the lack of affordable options in big cities with booming tech sectors, like San Francisco, but where does that leave the rest of the country?

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Here are the Top 10 places in America for creatives

Some cities are more famous for their creative histories than others. But are those cultural centers the best places for creatives today? In many of those cities rising costs of living mean creatives struggle to meet financial milestones like buying a home or saving up for a secure retirement.

Communication

This class will literally teach you how to brag about your career

Though you may know your good at your job and have accomplished a lot, when it comes to sharing that news with others many people struggle, especially women. Luckily, now there is a class to help you become a better bragger. 

News

2018 college graduates will earn an average salary of $50K

A new analysis by global organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry shows that members of the Class of 2018 will rack up $50,390 a year on average — up from $49,000 last year.

Parents at Work

Daughters of working moms may get this major career benefit

Though being a working mom is extremely hard and often guilt inducing this gem of a study will bring you some good news and just in time for Mother's Day, especially if you have a daughter. According to the study which looked at family and career data on more than 100,000 men and women and was published in the journal Work, Employment and Society, adult daughters who grew up with working moms, are more likely to be employed and if they are employed, they have bigger roles, work longer hours and make more money then their peers who had stay at home moms.

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The most popular jobs for graduates – some with salaries near $100K

LinkedIn released new research showing what jobs the Class of 2016-2017 scored, with the top one being a Software Engineer, boasting a hefty salary of $92,300. Here are some of the data points that stood out.

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The ‘jerk premium’ for men’s earnings kicks in at this age

Nice guys may get the girl but they won't get the higher salary, according to a new article from the Harvard Business Review. The article and research are by Miriam Gensowski, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Copenhagen. In her study she looks at how childhood personality and education can impact lifetime earnings and men and women's overall professional success.

Productivity

3 secrets to working less and getting more done

We all know the feeling that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. As a professor, I’m responsible for teaching new material to my undergraduate students, helping my graduate students get their research published, and coming up with new ways to understand the world around us. I’m also a single mother raising six-year-old twins, one with special needs. So trust me when I say that I get the feeling of having too much to do with too little time.

News

15 companies where most employees make at least $100K

Looking for a new job but only if you are sure of the salary? Well you are in luck because as of February public companies are now required to disclose a ratio that compares the salary of their CEO with the pay of their median employee. Some of the ratios were a bit to closely aligned with the Economic Policy Institute's estimation that CEOs were making as much as 270 times that of their average workers in 2016.

Personal Finance

I grew up on welfare and now I have $50,000 saved at age 28

It was 2014, and I was feeling overwhelmed by my poor credit, student loans, and credit card debt. On a whim, while waiting in line at Duane Reade, I picked up a copy of Suze Orman's Women and Money. I was hooked. It was the first time I felt like I was in full control of my own financial future.

Personal Finance

This map shows you the best (and worst) cities to make a living

What is the most important measure for your family when it comes to financial security? We suspect it’s the total take-home pay coming into your pocket each year, so we created a map showing the places with the 10 highest and 10 lowest median annual salary earnings in the country.

Quality of Life

These are the 10 happiest countries on Earth (with one glaring omission)

Does money buy happiness? Not necessarily. Well, certainly not if you look at the UN’s World Happiness Report rankings for 2018. The UN considers six different factors—GDP, life expectancy, social support, generosity, freedom, and corruption—across 156 countries when putting together this list. GOBankingRates.com then looked at the rankings and determined the average annual wage and unemployment rate for each country to determine if there was a strong correlation between economic factors and overall happiness.

Salary

Study finds that ‘very unattractive’ people make more money

A study from the Journal of Business and Psychology of 20,000 young Americans, interviewed the subjects at home at age 16 and then three more times before they turned 29-years-old. The researchers looked at the correlation between attractiveness and income of the participants based on a five-point scale of physical attractiveness from "very unattractive" to "very attractive." They found something very interesting when it came to looks and earnings...

success

This is how much the happiest workers in America make

Recent LinkedIn Learning research shed light on people in the yearly income bracket who like their jobs the most. Surprisingly, 81% members of the $51,000-$75,000 pool said they have "job satisfaction," the most of any category. But this wasn't even the highest amount of income surveyed. 

News

These are the cities where working women see the most success in their careers

More women are working than ever before. In 1948 only 32% of women were in the labor force nationwide and as of February 2018, that number is now at 57%. However, there are certain cities that are home to more successful women than others.

Office Life

Other than salary, benefits are the top reason someone would leave their current job

The top thing (outside of more money) that would cause an American worker to jump ship for a new job is "better benefits."