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'Nerdy' Jobs Pay More, Offer More Job Security, Report Finds

'Nerdy' Jobs Pay More, Offer More Job Security, Report Finds

Jobs in engineering and computer technology have long had the stigma of being "nerdy" professions -- boring, and not particularly high-paying either. But that was before Facebook's first programmer, Dustin Moskovitz, became a billionaire, and Facebook and other tech companies began paying their interns... Read More »

Employees Admit Social Media Is A Waste Of Their Time [Infographic]

Employees Admit Social Media Is A Waste Of Their Time [Infographic]

A growing number of people are tweeting and using Facebook from the office, but that doesn't mean they think it's a good use of their time. Or company resources. In fact, according to a new survey, a majority of American workers (51 percent) think using social media at work hurts productivity. The survey... Read More »

The Trouble With Tech: Too Few Women [Infographic]

The Trouble With Tech: Too Few Women [Infographic]

It's one of those recurring debates in the digital age: Why are so few women working in technology? Just 9 percent of chief information officers, or CIOs, are women, down from 11 percent last year and 12 percent in 2010, according to a survey released Monday by tech-staffing firm Harvey Nash Group (via... Read More »

5 Jobs That Employers Are Begging To Fill In 2012

5 Jobs That Employers Are Begging To Fill In 2012

It's a conundrum: Many employers have jobs that they can't fill even though millions of Americans want and need work. A recent Right Management survey of 600 employers found that 90 percent of them are finding it difficult to fill key positions, despite the nation's historically high unemployment rate. Read More »

'Apps Economy' Creates Nearly Half Million Jobs In 5 Years, Study Says

'Apps Economy' Creates Nearly Half Million Jobs In 5 Years, Study Says

Americans love their mobile devices. So much so that last year, for the first time ever, smartphones, such as Apple Inc.'s popular iPhone, outsold personal computers. Helping to drive demand are "apps," inexpensive programs that are essentially mini computer applications. Apps are a boon for users who want... Read More »

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 --... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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