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How Important Is Your GPA To Employers?

How Important Is Your GPA To Employers?

It has to count for something... right?

The truth about how your college experience is evaluated by employers. Read More »

Why Skills And Experience Increasingly Trump A College Diploma

Why Skills And Experience Increasingly Trump A College Diploma

Why we shouldn't measure achievement by outdated standards

A millennial makes the case for a shift in the way we approach education and the job market. Read More »

Underemployed, With A Degree? What You Need To Do Now

Underemployed, With A Degree? What You Need To Do Now

The underemployed college graduate with a liberal arts degree has almost become a sad cliché in the new economy. But what about a trained environmental scientist, with years of professional experience? Surely, he won't be forced to resort to flipping burgers or working the cash register? Consider... Read More »

Has The MBA Become A Worthless Degree?

Has The MBA Become A Worthless Degree?

By John A. Byrne If you asked Dale Stephens, the 21-year-old author of Hacking Your Education, he would undoubtedly agree. In a highly provocative excerpt from the book recently published by The Wall Street Journal, Stephens forcefully declares that even if you were accepted into Harvard Business School, you... Read More »

University To Guarantee All Students A Job Upon Graduation

University To Guarantee All Students A Job Upon Graduation

Almost half of working college graduates in 2010 held jobs that didn't require a college degree, according to a recent study. This bleak reality has prompted some schools to desperately defend their worthiness, avoid the issue altogether, or completely lie about their post-graduate employment rates. But one... Read More »

Shrinking Salaries For College-Educated Workers

Shrinking Salaries For College-Educated Workers

More bad news for college grads and parents about to plunk down thousands in tuition: Salaries for workers with bachelor's degrees began steadily declining even before the recession. An analysis by Jared Bernstein, an economist and blogger, shows that the Great Recession accelerated the decline in income --... Read More »

10 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

10 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

With college tuition rates soaring, many people are reconsidering whether they need a four-year degree. Statistics show that adults with a bachelor's degree, in general, vastly out earn their lesser educated counterparts. But could you earn a good salary -- even up to six figures -- with just an associate... Read More »

Should You Lie On Your Resume To Get A Better Job?

Should You Lie On Your Resume To Get A Better Job?

By Steve Blank, author of 'The Startup Owner's Manual' and 'The Four Steps to the Epiphany' Getting asked by a recruiter about where I went to school made me remember the day I had to choose whether to lie on my resume. When I got my first job in Silicon Valley, it was through serendipity on my part and... Read More »

How To Burn Out By The Time You're 30

How To Burn Out By The Time You're 30

By Ben Fanning Think professionals don't hit job burnout until mid-to-late career? And that the typical professional with burnout already has a couple of kids and a massive mortgage before "the grind" finally gets them? Actually, burned-out careerists come in all ages and management levels. Read More »

10 College Majors With The Highest Unemployment Rates [Infographic]

10 College Majors With The Highest Unemployment Rates [Infographic]

In this era of high unemployment, many parents and students wonder which college degrees pay off -- and which don't. A recent study by Georgetown University Center on Education looked at earnings and unemployment rates among recent and seasoned degree holders as well as those with graduate degrees and found... Read More »

Anti-College Crusader Peter Thiel Backtracks, Then Reverses Again

Anti-College Crusader Peter Thiel Backtracks, Then Reverses Again

Remember Peter Thiel? The billionaire venture capitalist and PayPal creator has made a lot of headlines over the past few years for his contrarian opinions -- and his willingness to put money behind them. Creator of the Founder's Fund, a group dedicated to funding "bold, audacious ideas," he has become known for... Read More »

Should Yahoo's CEO Be Fired For Lying?

Should Yahoo's CEO Be Fired For Lying?

By Julianne Pepitone NEW YORK -- Shock over the news that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson padded his resume with an embellished college degree quickly gave way to two questions: How the hell did this happen? And what should Yahoo, which went through three CEOs in three years, do about it? "Thompson has quickly lost... Read More »

Top 10 Worst And Best Jobs This Year

Top 10 Worst And Best Jobs This Year

If you've ever watched a TV news reporter deliver a live report and thought, "that'd be a great job," think again. Broadcast journalists, along with their print brethren, newspaper reporters, are among the worst professions in the U.S., according to new survey by CareerCast.com. One reason those two... Read More »

$100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

$100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

With U.S. workers' wages stagnating, the idea of earning $100,000 a year without a bachelor's degree might seem impossible. But there are jobs that command high salaries, have plenty of openings, and require only certification from a vocational school or an associate degree, typically earned at one of the... Read More »

Why Employers Don't Care About Your College Major

Why Employers Don't Care About Your College Major

This article originally appeared on OnlineDegrees.com By Clare Kaufman A recent report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce made headlines with the claim that "Not all majors are created equal." The report, "Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings," draws on data... Read More »

The 'Average Worker' Is Dead

The 'Average Worker' Is Dead

There's a new buzz-phrase making the rounds these days: The death of average. A kid who does decently well in school, and does what she's told, is no longer guaranteed a job. And the average worker who does everything his employer asks shouldn't expect to keep his until retirement. "The recession is a... Read More »

2011: The Year of Adult Learners

2011: The Year of Adult Learners

By Lori Johnston Often it's a wedding or birth that truly defines a year. But in 2011, the three adult learners profiled here chose to make education their notable accomplishment of the year. Read More »

4 Reasons Why Having A Liberal Arts Degree Can Help Your Career

4 Reasons Why Having A Liberal Arts Degree Can Help Your Career

By Heather Huhman It's an ongoing debate that has been given a lot of steam in recent years – Is a liberal arts degree worth it? In ancient times, the liberal arts included subjects that were considered "essential for a free citizen to study." Today, the term has evolved into an education that... Read More »

The Job Market For Bachelor's Degree Holders [Infographic]

The Job Market For Bachelor's Degree Holders [Infographic]

The escalating cost of a college education has many young people wondering whether a bachelor's degree is worth the expense. Given the current lackluster state of the job market, some are deciding that it's not worth going into debt for tens of thousands of dollars only to find themselves on the unemployment... Read More »

10 Trending Careers of 2011 [Infographic]

10 Trending Careers of 2011 [Infographic]

Finding a new job can be a challenge, especially in this weak economy. So what do you do? Wait it out by enrolling in a grad program? Read More »

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