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Career Advice Dec 08 2011

New Ventures Teach Code

With computer programmers in demand, new start-ups that aim to train people in coding skills are also becoming hot properties.

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Career Advice Dec 05 2011

Employees Say Humbug to Holiday Parties

Companies playing the Scrooge card on company holiday parties may have the right idea after all. Recent surveys show that most employees prefer to be without them.

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Career Advice Nov 29 2011

Father Doesn't Always Know Best

What if dealing with exhausting family members happened 40-plus hours a week? The majority of FINS readers report that they'd be apt to take a job that mixed family with business, or one that could require them to deal with someone else's family issues on the job.

What Would You Do?

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You've just been offered your dream job, but... you'll be reporting to the CEO's daughter.


You've just been offered your dream job, but... your brother/sister will be your new boss.


Microsoft No Longer Alone Playing Games in Seattle

Randy Chung and David Tsai, co-founders of the start-up games maker Zhurosoft, are both 28 years old, both grew up in Los Angeles, and both studied engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. They didn't set out to become mobile gaming entrepreneurs, it just worked out that way.

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Career Advice Nov 23 2011

The Happiest Workers are Dutch

According to a survey from LinkedIn, 63% of professionals worldwide are "happy" or "very happy" in their current jobs. In the U.S., 66% are happy. The professional networking site surveyed 12,000 working people from around the world.

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Career Advice Nov 17 2011

Recruiting Spend Up, More High-Tech

Companies are spending more this year on recruiting but are focusing their dollars on more high-tech methods than in the past, a new report suggests.

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Career Advice Nov 14 2011

How to Get the Coolest Tech Job Ever

When Steve Jobs returned to California in 1974 after dropping out of college, he found his first job through a newspaper ad that said, "Have fun, make money." It was an ad for Atari. Gaming still offers great opportunities for those who have what it takes.

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Career Advice Nov 09 2011

Even Seasoned Hiring Managers Can't Ignore Flaws

It's no secret that keeping up appearances -- e.g. arriving clean-shaven and well-dressed for interviews -- is critical to success in a job hunt. However, what about the features out of your control?

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Career Advice Nov 09 2011

New Tools to Find Jobs

Searching for a new job? Consider an app to simplify the ordeal. Many are free to use via your mobile phone and leave little room for excuses for not conducting your search

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Career Advice Nov 09 2011

College Students Find Math, Science, Engineering Just Too Hard

College students continue to gravitate toward liberal-arts majors despite better pay prospects for those who study engineering, science and math—disciplines deemed too rigorous for many.

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