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Northwestern Football Team Can Unionize

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:02
Northwestern University football players receiving athletic scholarships are employees and therefore can unionize, according to a landmark ruling by a National Labor Relations Board regional director.

Making Sure Boss Is the Right Fit

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:08
A poor cultural fit is the primary reason top managers fail. Industry experts says job candidates as well as recruiters need to step up the diligence in the hiring phase.

Colleges, Employers Rethink Internship Policies

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:52
A string of high-profile lawsuits by unpaid interns has worked its way through the courts, and legislatures have passed new protections, forcing both schools and employers to rethink their internship policies.

Why Likability Matters More at Work

WSJ Careers - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:02
As social networks and videoconferencing grow, the ability to come across as likable is shaping how people are sized up and treated by bosses and co-workers

How to Start Your Own B&B: Plan

WSJ Careers - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:22
It took Selena Einwechter 10 years, but when her Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill finally opened, her intensive preparations proved worth the effort.

Push to Prove Career Success Tests Colleges

WSJ Careers - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:02
Colleges, under increased pressure to justify the cost of education, are having a hard time getting proof of graduates' success in finding well-paying jobs.

The New ABCs of Business

WSJ Careers - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 01:21
The Saturday Essay: From administrative assistants (the real office power brokers) to enemies (the product of success) to 'reply all' (why you may be fired one day), Stanley Bing offers a modern glossary for workplace survival.

Less Bleak Outlook for Law Grads

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:54
Employment prospects for law-school graduates are less bleak than in past years, according to new data, but the job market is also showing few signs of improvement.

Companies Say No to Having an HR Department

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:23
Companies pursuing flat management structures and more accountability for employees are deciding to do without a human-resources department, finding other ways to manage hiring, firing and benefits.

Nonprofit Brings Golf to the Disabled

WSJ Careers - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 15:34
After a severe illness, a lifelong golfer is on a quest to share his discovery of 'adaptive golf' with others.

Where Have All the Workers Gone?

WSJ Careers - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 08:38
Essay: The U.S. unemployment rate is down, but rising numbers of Americans have dropped out of the labor force entirely. The problem is more than just cyclical, writes Glenn Hubbard.

When Banks Won't Lend to Your Startup

WSJ Careers - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:02
There are ways to improve your risk profile and 'alternative' lenders in the meantime.

M.B.A. Students Wait for Perfect Job

WSJ Careers - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:47
Second-year M.B.A. students are holding out for the perfect job, even if that means rejecting safe-bet offers and graduating into unemployment.

Why China Doesn't Export World-Class CEOs

WSJ Careers - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:47
The People's Money: The appointment of India-born Satya Nadella as Microsoft's CEO has caused a bit of a stir in China, where people are questioning why Indians but not Chinese are getting top jobs in the U.S.

A Harvard Study Spices a Bollywood Romance

WSJ Careers - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:00
Work of Harvard professor Stefan Thomke plays a role in 'The Lunchbox,' an acclaimed Indian romantic comedy.

When Chief Executives Become Job Seekers

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:02
Hunting for jobs, CEOs become just like us; mulling the LinkedIn profile.

The Hottest Corporate Fad: Pay CEOs to Find Successors

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:35
Boards of companies such as Intel, EMC, Avnet and Terex are paying chief executives extra to work on succession planning.

Can This Online Course Get Me a Job?

WSJ Careers - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:02
Apollo Education is expected to launch a new service, dubbed "Balloon," that will aggregate lists of online courses and explicitly link them to job opportunities.

How Autism Can Help You Land a Job

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 17:14
Some employers are viewing autism as an asset and not a deficiency in the workplace. SAP, for instance, believes features of autism may make some better at certain jobs.

Walking Tours of the Windy City

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 17:05
How a retired teacher turned something he enjoyed doing as a volunteer into the largest privately owned walking-tour company in Chicago.