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A woman who has reviewed more than 40,000 résumés outlines the 8 most annoying mistakes she sees

That's a lot of CVs. Over the years, Nicolai says, certain annoying mistakes tend to come up quite a lot.<p>Some of these errors may not seem like a huge deal. In a competitive job market, though, they might be the difference from snagging your dream job and having your résumé thrown in the …

Employment

Meet Coople: The 'gig-economy' app that's like Uber for short-term staffing

Apps like Uber, Deliveroo, and Airbnb have, from a user's point of view, changed the way we travel, eat, and sleep.<p>But they are also changing the way people work. For the estimated 5 million UK workers employed through such platforms, gone is the security associated with fixed terms of employment, …

The Workplace

Amazon Tests Out 30-Hour Work Week

The Washington Post reports that Amazon is launching technical teams whose workers will only clock in for 30 hours a week. While plenty of employees …

New York Times

DJI opens drone arena to let enthusiasts stretch their wings

The drone enthusiasts among us no longer have to settle for parks and lots -- as long as they live in South Korea.<p>Until now, drone enthusiasts have had to go to parks, lots or, if they're really lucky, empty stadiums to skylark drone-style. That changes now -- at least for those in Korea.<p>Drone …

Drones

Create your own backyard geodesic dome with these super affordable DIY kits

In 1951, Buckminster Fuller patented the efficient, resilient geodesic dome, and companies today are still drawing inspiration from his work. …

7 things I learned about money after I decided to go freelance

Accurately or inaccurately, I've always considered myself a financially savvy guy. I avoid consumer debt like a pro, keep my wants in check, get all OCD about saving for retirement, and hunt for bargains like a steely-eyed warrior.<p>But when I decided to chuck my 9-5 job eight years ago and commit to …

Employment

Etsy Expands Seller Tools With a Website Maker

Etsy’s army of sellers now have one more tool to stand out on the Web: Pattern, a new platform for crafting custom websites.<p>The e-commerce company …

eCommerce

The Top 10 Industries For Freelancers

The most in-demand industries for freelancers probably aren’t what you’d think, which presents a new challenge for building skills.<p>As the freelance economy continues to grow, a number of industries have emerged as top employers, and they may not be the ones you typically associate with …

Employment
Income Inequality

California reaches deal to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, told The Associated Press the proposal would go before the Legislature as part of his minimum-wage bill that stalled last year.<p>Leno said the deal would avoid taking the issue to the ballot. One union-backed initiative has already qualified for the ballot, and a …

California

How to craft the perfect playlist for productivity

Nothing has more of a negative impact on my workday than forgetting my headphones.<p>Like most people, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to the most music while I work, sifting through playlists, from neo classical to indie to electronica on what seems like a never-ending search for the …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

Kroger and Whole Foods might be investing billions into a losing game

As grocery chains such as Kroger, Whole Foods, and Walmart invest big in online grocery, some analysts say the retailers are wasting their money.<p>"We remain unconvinced of long-term viability of home deliveries for grocery," HSBC retail analyst David McCarthy writes in a recent note that called the …

eCommerce

Britain is sleepwalking into a new recession

The sleepers think that the economy has never been better. Jobs are up. Unemployment is down. Things are good. Most people, including you, are asleep.<p>And then there are the people who are awake. We call these people economists. They spend their time looking into the future, and mostly they see an …

Economics
Income Inequality

Age of the freelancer: How a new breed of worker is redefining the 9-to-5

The traditional 9-to-5 job is starting to fall in the ranks as the most common type of job schedule. Instead, a new breed of worker is rising as the …

Employment
McDonald's

Yes, There's a Gender Pay Gap for eBay Sellers

Even on eBay, men make more.<p>That’s the new finding from a study of over a million eBay transactions across the U.S. published Friday in the journal</i> …

Gender

San Francisco Gets White-Glove Consignment Service From Viyet

It's kind of like The RealReal of furniture, Viyet is. And now the online designer-furniture reseller is offering its start-to-finish white-glove service to San Franciscans looking to sell pre-owned sofas, lighting, desks, etc.<p>To facilitate its new February foray into SF, the company sourced a …

San Francisco

As sales sag, department stores look to evolve

Less-than-stellar holiday sales — despite extra-long hours and extra-steep discounts — may be a wake-up call to department stores that they need a new approach.<p>"What shoppers are looking for from department stores today is an experience, services and brands they can't get other places. There's an …

People who don't spend 5 hours a week online learning will make themselves obsolete, says AT&T CEO

Faced with competition from not just from Verizon and Sprint, but also Google and Amazon, the telecommunications giant is working aggressively to make sure its employees catch up and get ahead of the changing technology of the times.<p>Its CEO and Chairman, Randall Stephenson, isn't afraid to mince …

Employment

Women take longer than men to pay off their student loans — here's why

A report from the American Association of University Women shows that it takes women longer to pay off their student loans. The disparity is even greater for African American and Hispanic women.<p>The AAUW looked at people who were working at least 35 hours a week and who had not attended graduate …

College & University

This Italian Store Matches International Designers With Local Artisans

Now you can support sustainable, local manufacturing without limiting your taste.<p>Slow/D is an Italian design “brand” that links designers and artisans, so that customers anywhere can buy products locally, even though the designer may be on the other side of the world.<p>The designer uploads their …

The CEO of $2.2 billion pizza chain Papa John's shares his 5 'unexpected ingredients' for startup success

In high school, he worked at a pizza and sub shop in his hometown of Jeffersonville, Indiana, where he first fell in love with making pizza. He got through college by working at a place called Greek's Pizzeria and even considered dropping out of Ball State University to open a franchise, but his …

Market Capitalization

70% of millennials plan on working during retirement

But that strategy may not always succeed, and experts warn that workers still need to save sufficiently earlier in their careers, whatever assumptions they may have about working in their 60s and 70s.<p>More than seven in ten Millennials intend to keep working during retirement, according to a survey …

Retirement

Why $2 billion startup GitHub is apparently in crisis, again

A struggle between factions is taking place, according to a report by The Information, which matches what several sources have told Business Insider.<p>On the one side are top executives who want to grow the company's revenues by landing big enterprise contracts, with all the suit-and-tie salesforce …

GitHub

Wages fell in 80 of 100 biggest U.S. cities during recovery

American cities powered the U.S. economy out of the recession and into its recovery.<p>Out of America's 100 largest metro areas, almost each one improved on some measure of economic growth, employment, productivity or average wealth per person.<p>The one red flag: wages.<p>Median wages declined in 80 of …

Demographics

This wearable chair from Japan helps surgeons through long hours of surgery

<i>(The Bridge) –</i> As IT industry workers normally work facing to desktops or laptops, more than a few of them are willing to use items like a standing desk to avoid sitting at work for all day. While there are many jobs that let people work while standing, one of the hardest is probably surgical …

Eight people face charges over broken King Tut mask

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eight museum employees will be charged with negligence after a botched reattachment of the beard on King Tutankhamun's mask, Egyptian authorities said.<p>King Tut's burial mask is displayed at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and is considered a valuable artifact from ancient history.<p>There have …

Archaeology

How Starbucks Lifted A Young Homeless Man From The Streets To Success

“I carried a key in my pocket when I was homeless because I believed that one day I’d have my own place. Then I found Starbucks, and they became my family. Through Starbucks I was able to get my first apartment, and now I think what’s next in my evolution is to help others get the home of their …

Real Estate