Why For-Profit Colleges Are the Bottom Feeders of the College World

This article is part of the United States of Debt , our third Slate Academy. Join Slate's Helaine Olen as she explores the reality of owing money in America. To learn more about this project, visit slate.com/Debt. After a three-year stint in the United States Army, Mike DiGiacomo, 23 years old, was back home, just south of Boston.

July 24, 2016

Why a part-time MBA could unlock your potential

The word 'upskill' is impossible to avoid these days. In almost every industry employees know they need to keep ahead of trends for fear of being usurped by a younger, more knowledgeable colleague. Add to this the fact that the world we live in is extremely fast paced, constantly changing and evolving.

July 12, 2016

Why a Perpetual Learner Beats a Fancy Resume Any Day

Play to your strengths. Hire experience. Remove uncertainty. When hiring, I've heard these platitudes over and over. And while they may contain some truth, to me they add up to the worst thing you can have on a team: Boredom. Sure, you may have an amazing first year and a great V1, but what then?

July 11, 2016

Graduates of Boston's job-training programs see wages double

The success of programs funded by the city's Neighborhood Jobs Trust mirrors the success found in other cities' programs. Job training programs funded by the city's Neighborhood Jobs Trust helped double graduates' incomes to an average hourly wage of nearly $15 per hour, a new report from the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development shows.

July 9, 2016

113 Best Pieces of Career Advice We've Never Heard Before

We at The Muse get a lot of career advice passed over our desks. In fact, sometimes we think we've heard it all. Thankfully for your careers (and our jobs), there's always new advice out there, and this week we went in search of just that.

March 17, 2016

How much time you should be spending on your job search

Finding a job can be a real beast! If you're a new grad, recently unemployed, dying to get out of your current position, or debating the merits of moving on, how much time should you realistically be spending on the search?

March 4, 2016

Job search advice for the longtimer : Jobs

If you're suddenly finding yourself in a job transition after a long tenure at one company (i.e., 15-plus years), it can feel like your whole world is crashing down around you. These days, the average time in one position is around four years, so most people have managed to keep up with the changing processes and technology associated with a job search.

March 1, 2016

Manpower's Phil Blair Shares Job Search Tips

The view from the Manpower offices main floor is spectacular. On the right planes fly in from distant shores. A World War II aircraft carrier, the USS Midway, rests majestically on the left. Dividing this impressive panorama is a bay of tranquil waters, all of which made for one lovely morning in the world of employment...

March 1, 2016