Technology

  • The 6 Job Skills You'll Need In 2012

    The 6 Job Skills You'll Need In 2012

    This article originally appeared on Schools.com By Rob Sabo Having the right skill set can help you land a new or better job, as well as put you in prime position for a promotion. Some may argue that being a well-rounded employee is more important in 2012 than ever before. High national unemployment --... Continue Reading

  • Young People Love Big Business More Than Their Parents Do

    Young People Love Big Business More Than Their Parents Do

    Six in 10 Americans have a favorable view of major companies, according to a new survey. Despite the anti-corporate fervor of the young people spearheading the Occupy Wall Street protests, a whopping 71 percent of "Gen Y" (ages 18-34) expressed a favorable opinion of our country's greatest bastions of... Continue Reading

  • Awesome Workplaces In Silicon Valley For Games And Activities [Infographic]

    Awesome Workplaces In Silicon Valley For Games And Activities [Infographic]

    When it comes to perks, few employers can match those that high-tech companies in Silicon Valley have to offer. Whether it's generous salaries, pet-friendly offices, or on-site services such as gyms and yoga classes, corporate juggernauts such as Google, Twitter and LinkedIn seem to have it all. Behind all... Continue Reading

  • Do You Have The Tech Skills Employers Want?

    Do You Have The Tech Skills Employers Want?

    Impressing employers with your technical skills these days requires more than just knowing how to use formulas in Microsoft Excel. Instead, hiring managers are looking for familiarity with some of the latest Web 2.0 technologies. No matter what industry you work in, knowing your way around a computer can be... Continue Reading

  • 7 Companies With The Best Food Perks [Infographic]

    7 Companies With The Best Food Perks [Infographic]

    Who among us doesn't enjoy a good meal -- and it's even better if it's free or at least doesn't cost a lot. Workers on Wall Street have long enjoyed free food as a perk that goes with the job. The rationale behind the benefit is really rather simple: Instead of being out on the streets of Manhattan, fishing... Continue Reading

  • Get To Work! How Much Does Your Time-Wasting Cost Your Company?

    Get To Work! How Much Does Your Time-Wasting Cost Your Company?

    By Derene Brox It's a rare employee who isn't guilty of a little slacking off every now and then. A Facebook status update here, a little discussion of last night's 30 Rock there. And then there's the time spent shopping online for a gift for your mother's birthday, and the time spent on the phone dealing... Continue Reading

  • 9 Dying Occupations -- Thanks To Technology

    9 Dying Occupations -- Thanks To Technology

    By Michael B. Sauter Since textile workers in England were replaced by mechanized looms in the 19th century new technologies have been continuously taking the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of laborers. In the 20th century -- the age of machinery, robotics, and computers -- the United States has seen... Continue Reading

  • Math, Science And Engineering Graduates Pick Other Careers

    Math, Science And Engineering Graduates Pick Other Careers

    Governments are desperate to lure children into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects at school. STEM, after all, will be the driving force of the 21st century economy. But it turns out, getting students to study asymptotes and dynamic semantics in college isn't enough. At graduation, a... Continue Reading

  • Study: Women Turned Off By Science Because It Makes Them Feel Less Sexy

    Study: Women Turned Off By Science Because It Makes Them Feel Less Sexy

    Women are still alarmingly underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). According to a study published this month, only 24 percent of STEM jobs are held by women, a figure that hasn't budged in a decade. There are many theories as to why, but until this past week, perhaps... Continue Reading

  • Skills Gap Grows Ever Wider As Recovery Slogs On

    Skills Gap Grows Ever Wider As Recovery Slogs On

    It may be difficult to believe, but during this period of stubbornly high unemployment, many jobs are going unfilled because of a lack of qualified applicants. More than half of companies surveyed report challenges in finding candidates with the right skills, according to a recent report cited in an Op-Ed... Continue Reading

  • The 4 Start-Ups Techies Most Want To Work For

    The 4 Start-Ups Techies Most Want To Work For

    Despite the nation's lackluster job market, those with education in science, technology, engineering or mathematics -- commonly referred to as STEM fields -- are finding their skills are highly sought by employers. The problem is so acute that many jobs in Silicon Valley are going unfilled because of a lack... Continue Reading

  • High Cost Of Living Shrinks Silicon Valley's Sizable Paychecks

    High Cost Of Living Shrinks Silicon Valley's Sizable Paychecks

    Silicon Valley is a mecca for tech workers. Not only is it home to some of the world's best known and most influential technology companies, but landing a job there can result in a handsome paycheck. The downside is that the region south of San Francisco Bay is a pricey place to live, which raises the... Continue Reading

  • As Tech Firms Boom, Quirky Job Perks Once Again Become the Norm

    As Tech Firms Boom, Quirky Job Perks Once Again Become the Norm

    Everything old is new again -- at least that's the way it appears within the tech industry in their bid to attract the best and brightest. A mere 11 years after the 1990s tech bubble burst, Silicon Valley companies are once again wooing workers with quirky perks, including an in-office tree house that... Continue Reading

  • Do Computers Stress You Out?

    Do Computers Stress You Out?

    While technology changes at light speed, people change in steps. In a digital world, we're finding it more and more difficult just to keep up -- much less to actually use change to our advantage. Today, change is so intense, it could more accurately be described as "disruption." The question is, are there... Continue Reading

  • Online Degrees Work for Working Professionals

    Online Degrees Work for Working Professionals

    Everywhere you look today, there are ads for online degree programs. Billboards, radio, TV, and even our computers are hit constantly with information about how easy it is to get your degree online. Established large universities such as The University of Maryland in College Park even offer online classes... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best Ways to Promote Yourself on YouTube

    10 Best Ways to Promote Yourself on YouTube

    YouTube isn't all about 2 Girls 1 Cup, Charlie the Unicorn, or The Dancing Baby. Some people actually use it for business purposes. So why don't you? Here are a few tips to get you started on an eResume. Continue Reading

  • 10 Ways Your Employer Is Spying On You

    10 Ways Your Employer Is Spying On You

    It's a high tech world out there, and employers have more tools to keep their eyes on you than ever before. You might wonder why your company cares to listen into your phone conversations or check your email accounts - it's not necessarily meant to make your life miserable. Most often, a company is just... Continue Reading

  • Top Innovations and Your Job Search

    Top Innovations and Your Job Search

    By Carol Berman Would you consider yourself an early adopter? Or do you still carry a cell phone that the size of brick because, hey, it makes phone calls? As the year comes to a close, there are endless "top of the decade" lists making the rounds. Advertising Age magazine compiled its list of the best media... Continue Reading