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Want to Get Ahead at Work? Be a Mindreader

Reading the notes on your boss' desk can clue you in to your company's next big project. But is it ethical? Hank Coleman talks about intelligence gathering in the workplace.

How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

The old ways of thinking about your career no longer apply. But with a little planning, and thinking outside the box, you can almost guarantee that you will always have a job.

Could Your Shaky Personal Finances Get You Fired?

Money troubles are hard to contain. If your finances are in shambles, the problems can quickly spread, and you probably won't be able to hide them from your boss. Therein lies the trouble: How you handle your money sends a signal to your employers about how you'd handle theirs.

How to Trade Retirement for More Time Off

Houston tax attorney David Shoemaker doesn't want to wait around for retirement. Instead, he has opted for a job that gives him three months off each year so he can enjoy life now. Here's how he traded his future retirement for quality of life today.

Employers Win Workers
With Perks, Not Raises

To retain top employees and attract new ones, U.S. companies are increasingly turning to perks such as subsidized training and flexible work conditions rather than raises. These incentives are finding a welcome among employees, too, especially educational benefits.

How to Exploit Your Employer -- and Why You Should

In these slimmed down times, employees often pick up more responsibilities at work without receiving more pay. But there is a bright side. James Altucher of Formula Capital explains how you can turn the tables to help your employer while also taking steps to ensure a better future for you. Here's what you need to do.

The Growing Mismatch Between Jobs and Skills

In the U.S., 52% of companies report problems attracting critical-skill employees. Some of the hottest jobs over the next 10 to 15 years require tech skills that aren't gained at traditional manufacturing jobs. Here are some strategy's for getting those skills.

Help Barbie land her next job

Barbie is looking for a new job, and she's exploring several options: surgeon, architect, computer engineer, news anchor, and environmentalist.

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Switching Careers: Being your own boss

The job picture has not brightened much since fall 2008, when Wall Street's troubles hit Main Street. But there's been one unexpected silver lining:...