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Metro Money: You Call It a Library, I Call It My Office

WSJ Careers - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 20:48
Columnist Anne Kadet weighs in on the growing number of New Yorkers who are using the library for office space—and what the perks and drawbacks are.

Personality Tests Raise Bar in Job Hunt

WSJ Careers - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 15:20
More companies use assessments to hire, with fewer willing to take a chance on anyone who doesn’t measure up.

Repeat Crowdfunding Reaps Rewards for Entrepreneurs

WSJ Careers - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:51
Here’s a secret for budding entrepreneurs using crowdfunding platforms to finance their projects: It pays to go back for seconds.

N.J. Cities Pass Paid-Sick-Leave Laws Despite Opposition From Christie

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:29
New Jersey doesn’t have a statewide sick-leave law, but that hasn’t stopped Newark, Jersey City, Montclair and other towns from adopting their own, prompting a backlash from the business community.

Mind Your Email Manners

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 20:21
In business communication, it is important to observe some etiquette rules.

From the At Work Blog: Many Companies Plan a 2015 Hiring Boost

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:54
Employers plan to hire 9.6% more new graduates than they did last year, according to a survey of 162 U.S. employers released Wednesday by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

As Layoffs Mount, Oil Field Workers Feel Brunt

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:27
As layoffs in the energy industry hit 100,000 amid a drop in crude-oil prices, the roughnecks have been hit the hardest. “The closer your job is to the actual oil well, the more in jeopardy you are of losing that job,” an oil and gas recruiter said.

Finding Confidence to Move Up

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 08:38
Leyla Seka was ready to quit her job in software marketing because she thought managers doubted her leadership abilities. In frank conversations with them, she found it was her own doubts that were holding her back.

Germany's Rising Wages Bode Well

WSJ Careers - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 09:16
The Outlook: Pay increases in export-driven Germany, the No. 4 economy globally, are expected to spur higher consumer spending and a smaller trade surplus—benefiting the eurozone, the U.S. and the rest of the world. A 60-Year-Old Earns Internet Glory

WSJ Careers - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:11 was acquired by LinkedIn for $1.5 billion, a deal that cements 60-year-old Lynda Weinman as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in e-learning.

Pay Gap Between Wall Street CEOs and Employees Narrows

WSJ Careers - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:47
The pay slips of Wall Street’s rank and file are getting a little heavier. Less so for the big bosses.

Can Companies Solve Workers' Money Problems?

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 01:14
Companies want to help staffers reduce debt, invest for retirement and boost productivity.

Pity the Maytag Repairman

WSJ Careers - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:21
Consumers facing stagnant wages are rethinking spending on services, including appliance repairs. More are doing it themselves, hurting repair jobs and pay.

A New Cancer Drug, Made in China

WSJ Careers - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 19:48
Chinese biotechs are trying to move beyond generic medicines and develop new drugs, under the leadership of researchers that have left Big Pharma to return to their native country.

Here's a Thing: Coders Can Skip College

WSJ Careers - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:29
In trying to find employee diamonds in the rough, one man found there’s no correlation between a college degree and an ability to code.

How 300 Emails Led to a Summer Job on Wall Street

WSJ Careers - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:06
While recruiters target elite universities like Princeton, providing on-campus information sessions and informal coffees, students at less-selective schools put in extra legwork.

After Airline Tragedy, New Focus on Mental Health at Work

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 22:37
The Germanwings crash highlights a dilemma facing employers and mental-health professionals: how to balance the need for safety with a worker’s right to privacy and a career without stigma.

Jack Welch on M.B.A. Degrees

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:56
Jack Welch says he’s still a fan of the traditional M.B.A. degree—to a point. But he wonders about the average program’s return on investment.

Firms Block Workers From Filing Suits

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:23
Scores of companies have barred their employees from pursuing class-action claims in court, thanks to a 2011 Supreme Court ruling.

E-Commerce a Big Pain for India's Deliverymen

WSJ Careers - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 18:46
Motorcycles go where trucks can’t, but drivers have to shoulder heavy backpacks filled with appliances, sometimes even dumbbells.