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Is the tide turning? Women filled 60% of tech jobs created this year

Could America finally be making progress toward getting more women into the tech industry?<p>New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests we might be.<p>Of the 39,000 jobs created in tech this year, women filled 60 percent of them. Tech career Hub Dice found that this is the first time …

Pay increases decline as minimum wage weighs in

Low-paying jobs in service sector hold back average pay rises as the impact of the annual increase in minimum wage hits<p>A flurry of wage increases in the poorly remunerated hospitality, fast food and retail sectors drove down average pay increases in the three months to October.<p>The average pay award …

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This | Inc.com

The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that good."<p>"Still," he said. "What's the toughest climb you've done?"<p>I thought about it. "I guess the back side of Reddish Knob."<p>…

Personal Branding

China's Bold Reforms Are Bad News For Markets

China has unveiled its most sweeping reform agenda in more than 30 years, after a meeting of key Communist Party leaders in Beijing last week. The agenda aims to transition China to a more free-market consumer economy with fewer social controls. On the economic front, the plans include reducing the …

Associated Press News

Fed will 'stress-test' more banks in 2014

The Federal Reserve next year will test a total of 30 banks to find out whether they're strong enough to survive another financial crisis.<p>The Federal Reserve will expand its "stress-testing" program to 30 banks next year, up from 18 in 2013, continuing its effort to make banks boost capital and …

Manufacturing leads recovery in global economy

Manufacturers around the world enjoyed a pick-up in activity last month, bolstering hopes the global economy is gathering steam.<p>A raft of surveys suggested production and demand rose in Asia, the United States and among Britain's manufacturers in October, but economists were quick to warn a variety …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>He told me a bit about …

The dark future for American workers is still flipping burgers, not freelancing

It’s easy to fear the specter of an economy where millions of people end up with low-paid freelance gigs through TaskRabbit or oDesk, rather than finding full-time work. After all, Silicon Valley’s arrogance never ends.<p>But even that vision puts a gloss on the real problems with slowly recovering US …

Freelancing

Will China's Third Plenum be an economic turning point?

<b>Will 2013 be another 1978 or at least another 1993 for China?</b><p>Those were the two significant overhauls of economic policy which occurred during previous Third Plenums.<p>The Third Plenum refers to the third time that the new leaders of China lead a plenary session of the Central Committee.<p>The current …

China

Thousands Of Americans See Their Health Plans Canceled

<b>Kaiser Health News:</b><p>Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies.<p>The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of …

The solar revolution is being fought by the middle class

American utility executives worry that the solar boom will cost them revenue as homeowners generate their own electricity. Some have depicted solar enthusiasts as green elites who will saddle their less wealthy neighbors with higher energy costs as rates are raised to maintain the power grid.<p>But …

Solar Power

Deadly attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt draws condemnation

Egypt's Christians were stunned Monday by a drive-by shooting in which masked gunmen sprayed a wedding party outside a Cairo church with automatic weapons fire, killing four people, including two young girls, in an attack that raised fears of a nascent insurgency by extremists after the military's …

Retail hiring goes high tech as holiday season nears

As retailers gear up to hire hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers for the holidays, job seekers are likely to notice the application process has gone more high tech.<p>In-store kiosks may electronically blackball some candidates. They may also send a text message to managers about other job …

Employment

367: Office Politics for the Pros

7 Leadership Lies You Need to Stop Believing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in an age that seeks quick fixes and easy answers. Sometimes leaders abdicate their thinking to others and accept "prevailing wisdom," which is often an oxymoron.<p>I grew up, like most, accepting many things at face value. It wasn't …

Why Millennials Are Ending The 9 To 5

The 9 to 5 job may soon be a relic of the past, if Millennials have their way. A slow climb in a company was once the accepted career path. However, today the experiences of men and women starting their careers are closer to juggling multiple positions than steady growth.<p>Freelancing and …

Research: What CEOs Really Want from Coaching

<i>Two-thirds of CEOs don’t receive any outside advice on their leadership skills, and yet almost all would be receptive to suggestions from a coach. These stats are from a Stanford University/The Miles Group survey released this month, which asked 200 CEOs, board directors, and other senior</i> …

8 Tips for Successful Business Development

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

7 Weekly Must-Do's For Entrepreneurs

Most entrepreneurs have a lot on their minds, from the daily task list, to the quarterly marketing plan, to annual financials, and everything in between. Of course, all of these items are important, but I’ve found it’s also important to take running my business one week at a time. Being mindful of …

Leave Work By Noon: 7 Surprising Productivity Hacks of Entrepreneurs - Coach.me - Instant Coaching For Any Goal

How often does this happen to you: you start the week with a list of very feasible goals but by Friday, the project launch has been pushed to next …

Productivity

A Harvard Economist's Surprisingly Simple Productivity Secret

ASPEN, Colo. -- It's one of the most common complaints in the professional world: too little time.<p>Workers who log 60-plus hour weeks gripe that they …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Stop Procrastinating

How many times each day do you try to work yourself up to tackle some undesirable task? If you’re like me – several. Nothing is more exhausting than …