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3 pieces of career advice Girlboss founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso wants you to know

At 33 years old, multimillionaire entrepreneur and Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso has endured a number of career transformations.
In her latest role as Girlboss founder and CEO, Amoruso tells CNBC Make It that she wants to inspire women to redefine what success means for themselves by sharing their stories and encouraging them to learn from each other's experiences. ...




How to Stay Safe When You Work in a Dangerous Atmosphere

Going to work on a daily basis for most people is generally quite safe. However, there are a range of different jobs that do pose daily risk for some people. For those that work in an environment that is dangerous, there are several tips that should be followed to ensure you are able to safely get through the day. ...




Getting My Dream Job Ruined My Life, But I Wouldn't Change a Thing

Failure is universal. It’s never fun, but we’ll all confront it at some point, be it through bad luck, bad behavior, or just sucking at something. Why are we so bad at talking about it, and why are we so afraid of it? The stories of Failure Week are here to help remind us that the world doesn't end when something goes horribly wrong, and that we can learn as much from life's disasters as its successes. ...




Expert Advice: 8 Tips to Succeed on Your First Day of Work

The first day at your first job is much like the start of high school or college—you again feel like a little fish in a big pond. And again you need to be ready to make a good first impression, especially since what people first think of you matters more than you might think. ...




Need a Job? 5 Ways to Find a Gig Faster

Are you one of the 7 million Americans who are currently unemployed? While applying for a federal job training program might seem like a good idea, a recent study found that these facilities aren't likely to help much.
 
Research into the operations of One-Stop Job Centers in the greater Sacramento area revealed that the government-funded job training facilities fall short of helping unemployed workers improve their standing. ...




Do I Belong Here? Diversity and Inclusion In the Workplace

Despite a lot of talk and effort to change towards diversity and inclusion, major technology companies are still made up of mostly white men.
 

Minorities and women are underrepresented in the tech industry.

 
Diversity and inclusion is a struggle in the tech world. ...




Why Workplace Diversity Diminishes Groupthink And How Millennials Are Helping

When you think about team dynamics and workplace productivity, it’s easy to get trapped in the idea that alignment in thinking is the best path forward; after all, the mindset unity offered by consistent corporate culture is shown to have a positive effect on productivity. ...




LGBT Employees Protected By Federal Civil Rights Act, Appeals Court Rules

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court and gay rights advocates. Indiana teacher Kimberly Hively, shown here in 2015, filed a lawsuit alleging that Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend didn't hire her full time because she is a lesbian. ...




12 things you should never reveal about yourself at work

If the existence of trust falls tell us anything it’s that bonding with your colleagues is an important part of building a successful career. Anyone who has ever participated in corporate team-building exercises – like the good old trust fall – knows that there’s more to success than being good at the nuts and bolts of your job. ...




Do I have a duty to report a business conduct violation?

I’m involved in a sticky work situation. I have become aware of a manager’s conduct that is in violation of our standards of business conduct policy. This is not my manager, but another manager. Do I have a duty to report this? Can I get in trouble for not reporting this?
You’ve designed this as a Monday morning brain teaser since we are scant on details here, but I’m game to play. ...