Topic: Office Politics

Awesome Places To Work: These Startups Have Better Perks Than Free Food Or Beers On Tap

Awesome Places To Work: These Startups Have Better Perks Than Free Food Or Beers On Tap
The difference between a job you love and a job you hate is usually one thing: the company’s culture.These days, lots of tech startups have adopted cultural perks like free food, pool table/games, and beers on tap.

But others have come up with new ways to make their companies great places to work. They’ve “hacked” their culture, according to this discussion thread on Quora. More »

(T)Workin’

(T)Workin'

It’s hard out here for a young professional: wages are getting lower, work hours are getting longer, and you barely even smiled at that GIF your friend just sent you. But don’t reach for the 5-Hour Energy just yet — sometimes all you need is a good jam to help you get by. More »

Does Gen Y Feel Compelled To Help Each Other?

Does Gen Y Feel Compelled To Help Each Other?

The old song goes, “Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends. Mmm, gonna try with a little help from my friends.” The lyrics are so simple, and yet the message is so true. But often that simple concept of support, a little help, is easily forgotten, especially when we all get caught up in going full speed in our careers. But this is when we need the help the most. We need it from mentors, but we also need it from our peers.
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Check Your Network: How Networking Perpetuates Racial Discrimination

Check Your Network: How Networking Perpetuates Racial Discrimination

If you pay attention to career advice — from Sheryl Sandberg or Warren Buffett or from or from this website, for that matter — you know that networking is crucial to finding a job, keeping it, and advancing within and beyond it. But of course, not everyone has access to solid career networks through friends, family members, or college. And a new study suggests this is a major factor that helps explain why the black unemployment rate is so high. More »