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Survey: After college, women are more likely to get stuck in jobs they are overqualified for

After you graduate from college, your job prospects may be slim. In the need to be employed, you may take a job you are vastly overqualified for, thinking "this will just be for a little bit." But the first job you take in your career sets the tone for the rest of it.

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How employers’ time-tracking systems steal from your salary

Nowadays, many employers rely on digital time-tracking software to monitor when employees are working. It may be more efficient than the punch clocks of yore, but a new study published in American Business Law Journal found that it contributes to wage theft.

Personal Finance

How your take-home pay compares to workers around the world

Tax season has finally come and gone, and by now most Americans have either gotten their refund or established a payment plan for taxes owed to the government. Here’s a nice thought experiment: go back and look at your tax return to figure out how much money the government claims through all forms of taxation. How does your own situation compare to the rest of the world?

Office Life

Supreme Court ruling against class action lawsuits is a blow for workers – and #MeToo

As a law professor, I believe this ruling essentially allows employers to hide workplace injustices while also potentially making it harder for workers – including victims of sexual harassment – to find justice.

Office Life

What the ‘Arrested Development’ interview can teach us about dismissing coworkers

When your coworker rallies up the courage to share a story about being verbally abused by another coworker, your job is to listen and be respectful. You want them to know that you support them, and find their experience to be valid, even if their recollection of events does not match your own.

Body Language

Study: Men with strong handshakes more likely to be married

We all know having a firm handshake (but not too firm) is an essential body language component in business. But according to a new study it could also determine whether a man is marriage material or not.

Office Life

Science explains why the office window seat is so coveted

Getting the seat by the office window is a coveted prize, and now science backs up why we want it so much. According to a new daylight study conducted by Cornell University’s Dr. Alan Hedge, our proximity to natural light can boost our productivity.

News

These are the jobs seeing the biggest jumps in salary this year

You would think some of the fancier job titles would be the ones seeing the biggest increases in wages, but according to Glassdoor's latest ranking of jobs showing the fastest wage gains over the past year it is positions in lower-skill, lower-paying fields that are seeing the most growth. 

Office Life

Scientists have coined a name for surfing the internet during work hours: ‘cyberloafing’

When the workday drags on, we may turn to the wonders of the world wide web for a spark of entertainment. Now, scientists in a new study, have a term for it: "cyberloafing," or personal use of the internet during working hours.

News

Parents win lawsuit to evict 30-year-old son who won’t move out

For one 30-year-old man in upstate New York, it took getting sued by his parents for him to finally be persuaded to move out and leave the house. On Tuesday, Mark and Christina Rotondo successfully won a lawsuit to evict their son Michael from their home.

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Researchers find that good grades are bad for female job seekers

According to new research, the better the grades a female student gets, the less likely she is to land a job interview. One would assume it's the opposite — and it is ... for men.

News

These are the best cities to go on vacation this summer

Warm weather is right around the corner and summer vacations aren't far behind. While it can be hard enough to take time off — research shows that 52% of American workers didn’t use all their vacation days in 2017 — deciding on a location is the other half of the battle.

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Survey: These are the best companies to intern at in 2018

When you're an intern at a company, you want to know that you fetching coffee and doing entry-level grunt work will one day pay off. At Indeed, data scientists found out where that hard work and effort was rewarded, releasing a list of the top-rated workplaces for interns in 2018.

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Survey: The secret to a successful life is apparently tied to your mouth

If you want to become successful, break out your dental floss. According to a new Porch survey of over 1,000 people, the most successful people were disciplined about their dental care regimen, among other self-care habits.

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Survey: Employees in these cities check in at work the most while on vacation

New research from staffing firm Accountemps shows that these cities have the most workers that regroup with their employers "at least several times a week" while they’re on vacation: Miami, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York.

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Bill Gates (with 5 adorable puppies) unveils his summer book list

Bill Gates is many things. A tech mogul, innovative genius, philanthropist, avid reader and apparently he is also obsessed with puppies The last one is very true as on his blog, he recommends five books for your summer reading pleasure using a variety of adorable puppies to reenact the plots.

Job Search

This is the No. 1 mistake new grads make during the job application process

You may have landed the interview right after graduation, but it doesn't mean you will get the job

News

Never feel bad about a late deadline! Someone turned in a book 47 years past the due date

Next time you beat yourself up about turning in a project past the deadline, don't feel bad! Recognize that you are timely and punctual, compared at least to one person who fulfilled a deadline five decades late.

Commencement Addresses

Abby Wambach to Barnard’s Class of 2018: ‘Demand the ball’

Here is the transcript (and video) of soccer star Abby Wombach’s commencement speech to Barnard's Class of 2018.

News

Study: Here are the Top 10 jobs attracting the most transplants

While people tend to move to certain cities for jobs — and leave others behind — the most popular position people relocate for is Chemical Engineer, according to new data from Glassdoor.

Job search

Survey: 5 things job seekers want to know before applying

When you're an employer that wants to attract top talent, be careful how you tell the story of your company in public, because there are eyes online who are watching your answers very closely.

Leadership

This is what Steve Jobs did to get the best feedback from employees

To get the best feedback, take note from Apple co-founder and Pixar former chairman's Steve Jobs' approach to it  — don't make feedback an optional question, make it a demand of every meeting that each employee is responsible for answering.

Commencement Addresses

George Saunders: ‘What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness’

Here is the full transcript and video of George Saunders' commencement address to Syracuse’s Class of 2013.

Commencement Addresses

Jeff Bezos: ‘It’s harder to be kind than clever’

Here is the full video and transcript of Jeff Bezos’ commencement address to Princeton’s Class of 2010.

Commencement Addresses

Ellen DeGeneres: ‘As you grow, you’ll realize the definition of success changes’

It's graduation season, and we here at Ladders have decided to take a look back and showcase some past commencement addresses that stand the test of time. Here is the full transcript of Ellen DeGeneres' commencement address to Tulane's Class of 2009.