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6 ways to build career skills on your own



At some companies, your boss will actively suggest that you attend conferences or provide opportunities for on-the-job training. But, there are also many jobs that rely on you to develop your skill set.

Even if your organization won’t pay for (or doesn’t offer) training, there are several things you can do to work your way toward that next promotion or remain competent and coveted in your field. And — better yet — most of them don’t cost much at all

1. Read (or listen to) books, articles,…

Recent grads, join our boot camp for jobs in our next #BizChats



You probably know a friend or relative who either just graduated — or is about to graduate — from college. Or perhaps you are about to take that significant walk across the stage in your cap and gown, degree in hand. You may feel ready to take on the world, except for one thing: People seem to forget to tell you that landing your first job out of college involves heavy competition, and that it may feel like an eternity before you see any progress.

There is no magic formula that can…

4 ways to be more appealing to your dream companies



When you’re searching for a job, your goal isn’t to find any job. Right? It’s to find your dream job. So, here’s a secret: If you want to land that ideal role, the #1 most important thing you can do is to be clear on and confident in your specific career goals

This is counterintuitive. The old school way of thinking is to mold yourself to each opportunity you apply for. The downside to this approach, though, is that you only project a generic view of who you are. On the other hand, the…

The average CEO now makes more in a day than the average worker does in a year



The average CEO made more in one day last year than the average worker did for all of 2014.

Chief executives of S&P 500 companies averaged $13.5 million in pay in 2014, or 373 times as much as the $36,000 salary earned by the average “technical and nonsupervisory worker” during the same time period, according to new report from the AFL-CIO, a labor organization.

To put in context: that means the average CEO earned nearly $37,000 a day (roughly), surpassing the annual pay of average…

7 tips for a smooth transition back to work after maternity or paternity leave



After three glorious months of bonding with my first baby, I recently returned to work. Although the fun-filled days with my tiny bundle of joy were great, I was eager to get back to the fast-paced corporate life and enjoy adult conversations again

As I prepared to head back to work, I was struck by the reality of having to merge my two worlds. Could I be a tenacious corporate figure and a dedicated parent?

For parents re-entering the workforce after maternity or paternity leave, managing…

The three things you need to know about today’s unemployment report



The newest U.S. jobs numbers are out and there are three main things you need to know: the unemployment rate for black men and women is down to the single digits for the first time since the 2008 financial crash; wages still aren’t growing; and we aren’t adding as many jobs as we need to

The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts out what is known as the non-farm payroll report each month. It is considered one of the best indicators of the strength of the economy and is closely watched by…

Startups compete to be first to predict the next recession



On the first Friday of each month, Tara Sinclair wakes at 5:30 in the morning with one thing on her mind: non-farm payrolls

Sinclair, an economist in Washington D.C., starts her day on Twitter, scanning the flurry of tweets from professionals and amateurs using hashtags like #NFPguesses to guess how many jobs were added to the labor market. She brews a cup of coffee and goes for a run, all while thinking about the U.S. unemployment rate. Around 7:00 am, she walks the short distance from her…

iPad Pro with stylus and Force Touch could challenge Microsoft Surface



“If you see a stylus, they blew it,” Steve Jobs famously said in 2010 after the iPad launched

Jobs was referring to how the iPad was unlike any tablet that had been released before because it didn’t rely on a stylus to control input. So we’re not sure how he’d react if rumors of an iPad Pro with stylus support turn out to be true.

In recent weeks, we’ve started to see some real smoke regarding the rumored 12.9-inch iPad, including multiple…

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15 words you should eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter



Newsprint is on life support, emoji are multiplying faster than hungry Gremlins, and 300 million people worldwide strive to make their point in 140 or fewer characters

People don’t have the time or the attention span to read any more words than necessary. You want your readers to hear you out, understand your message, and perhaps be entertained, right? Here’s a list of words to eliminate to help you write more succinctly.

1. That

It’s superfluous most of the time. Open any document you’ve…

20+ jobs in programming, data development and product management



Are you looking for a new career? The Mashable Job Board is the ideal place to search for your next big move. More than 3,000 employers in tech and digital have posted on our board, and they’re looking to fill positions from Mashable‘s community. Each week, we highlight five recently posted openings

Check out some of this week’s newest listings, below, and be sure to read our Job Search Series for valuable career tips.

Position: Product Manager, NBC Owned TV Stations
Company: NBCUniversal…