Career Advice

Career Advice Mar 01 2012

'Opting Out': Why African-Americans Avoid Tech

Maya A. Beasley tells FINS that self-selected segregation, the desire to give back to the black community, and the relative newness of a sizable black middle class have inhibited the career choices of African-Americans.

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Career Advice Feb 22 2012

How to Cross Age Barriers at Work

Bruce Tulgan, author of 'Managing Generation X,' shares his insights with FINS on how older workers can better understand and benefit from younger colleagues -- and how those younger workers can better position themselves for success.

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Career Advice Feb 17 2012

The Career Lessons of Jeremy Lin

Not many of us are 6-foot-3 Harvard graduates who can play at the level of professional basketball. That hasn't kept career coaches, along with t-shirt, sneaker and other tchotchke-makers, from cashing in on the Jeremy Lin phenomenon at the New York Knicks.

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Career Advice Feb 14 2012

Sprint Bonuses Boosted by Recalculation

The wireless phone company revamps its bonus formula to exclude the impact of a costly bet on the Apple iPhone, raising the pay last year for some executives.

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Career Advice Feb 10 2012

Anger Management: How to Keep From Losing Your Job

You know the feeling. That co-worker of yours has been driving you nuts all day with constant chatting. Or perhaps it's a subordinate who can never get it right. Or maybe that last demand from an unreasonable boss. So one day, you lose it. And, since you're not Steve Jobs, you also risk your job.

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Career Advice Feb 01 2012

Facebook Execs' New Money Man

Sometime around 2006, when Facebook Inc. was little more than a collection of T-shirt-clad 20-somethings in a sparsely populated office, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. private-client adviser Divesh Makan showed up to add a dash of formality. Facebook execs Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are now his clients.

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Career Advice Jan 25 2012

Selling Your Soul to Work at Apple

Author Adam Lashinsky talks with FINS about what life is really like for Apple employees inside the world's second most valuable corporation.

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Career Advice Jan 24 2012

Watch What You Tweet, Your Employer May Be Listening

It's probably a safe bet that most of us have used our work phones or computers for non-work-related business. If you knew your employer tracked your every electronic move, would you still want to work there?

What Would You Do?

Answer the question and see how you match up with the rest of the FINS community.

You've just been offered your dream job, but... your management monitors your time in front of your computer.


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Career Advice Jan 20 2012

Kodak Bankruptcy to Hit Health Benefits, Pensions

Kodak, which has twice as many retirees drawing benefits in the U.S. as it has active employees world-wide, hopes to scale back what it owes retirees during its stay in bankruptcy court.

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Career Advice Jan 09 2012

Beware High Turnover at the Top

Constant turnover at the top can be distressing, but is it problematic enough to turn down a job? In FINS' informal Sign or Decline survey, 36% of 691 respondents said they'd turn down their dream job if their new manager had been replaced three times.

What Would You Do?

Answer the question and see how you match up with the rest of the FINS community.

You've just been offered your dream job, but... your boss has been replaced three times.


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