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The ABCs of Budgeting

Posted on 29 August 2012

Even if you’re not an accountant, knowing how to prepare and maintain budgets will add value to your resume. Taking time now to know the ABCs of budgets should make you more marketable in the future. Budgeting is an important tool used by management to control a company’s cash flows. According to investment banker Andy [...]

Gender in Management: Women or Man?

Posted on 31 May 2011

Who Put the “Man” in Manager? Great leadership demands gender-neutral skills. Do women make better managers than men? Are we beyond the stage when we should even be posing this question? Touching on gender stereotypes that persist in the workplace, this is the kind of debate that makes employers squirm. Indeed, many women entering the [...]

How to Deal With Difficult Bosses

Posted on 22 March 2011

Face it: We’ve all had crummy bosses. How do these people continue to draw a paycheck in offices worldwide while making life miserable for their employees? Whether categorized as a Bully, Micromanager, Weak-Kneed Wimp, or Hopelessly Disorganized Mess, these sub-standard supervisors can seriously derail your career. We recently spoke with a few workplace experts in order to [...]

Balancing Work and Your Personal Life

Posted on 26 January 2011

Why is the two-word sentiment “Back off!” so difficult to convey in a polite, professional manner? We’ve all seen–or become?–the classic cases: The executive conducting client calls while on the beach with his kids. Or packing three or four gizmos on a belt to ensure 24/7 connectivity–but a ceaseless cacophony of beeping, chirping chaos as [...]

New Graduate Salaries

Posted on 03 January 2011

The robust economy drove up salaries for the Class of 2010, according to a recent survey of 104 colleges released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The most recent graduating class saw, on average, larger salary increases than did the Class of 2009. Some employers are even reporting that students, who recognize [...]

Futurist Jobs: The Futurism Field

Posted on 23 March 2010

Predictions and forecasts prepare us for change. A decade ago, “futurism” was barely considered a real occupation. Futurists were likened to soothsayers, crystal ball gazers, and psychics. It was hardly a conventional way to earn a living–but not anymore. Futurism is a respected discipline, and futurists are playing an increasingly important role in industry and [...]

Current Free Agents

Posted on 17 March 2010

From Temps to Tops Untraditional workers make major headway. Dramatic increases in temporary, “free agent” jobs and a related shift away from traditional nine-to-five employment could be precursors to a change in the structure of the American workforce, according to a study by national staffing company Kelly Services, Inc. Before the economy stalled, a record [...]

Have You Lost the Urge To Start Your Own Firm?

Posted on 18 November 2009

What a difference a year makes. At business schools nowadays, b-to b and b-to-c stand for “back to banking” and “back to consulting.” With the dry-up of funding, fewer students are thinking about starting businesses, particularly dot-com ventures. At Harvard Business School, the decline in student entrepreneurs has been steep. About 40 teams entered the [...]

Career Opportunities in Politics

Posted on 05 November 2009

Graduates Covet Political Posts Despite the American public’s consistently low voter turnout, young college graduates continue to flock to Washington, D.C., every year in hopes of launching a career in politics. Getting the foot in democracy’s door isn’t always easy. If you want to work in politics, you have to understand the process, make contacts, [...]

Can Grunt Work Boost Your Career?

Posted on 22 October 2009

It felt like thick heavy oatmeal. My right foot was ankle deep in wet concrete as sweat poured down my face, my back burned and my shirt stuck to my skin. It was the height of the Mississippi summer and I was pouring the foundation for a hot tub. More accurately, I had to push [...]