Posts tagged "careers"

Watch This Series On The Reality Of Gay Conversion Therapy

VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE] Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory] The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title IX for having…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

All Overworked Professionals Will LOL At This “Employee Appreciation Day” Video

Every once in a while, we fail. Even when we've tried our absolute best, things don't always work out in our favor. Maybe you put in long hours to win a pitch, poured all of your energy into appeasing a bitchy client or spent the last ten weekends slaving over an Excel worksheet, but i…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 7, 2014

25 Reasons College Is Not At All Like Real Life

Ah, college. I remember the first day like it happened yesterday. The smell of new paint covering beer-stained dorm room walls. The RAs' stale greetings in matching neon shirts and Sharpie'd name tags. Awkward, passing smiles from strange hallmates trailed by nervous parents. Hellish name games and forced social bonding. Little did I know that I…

By: Alyson Penn / August 11, 2013

Want To Make Equal Pay For Equal Work? Don’t Become An Insurance Agent

The wage gap has closed somewhat in a lot of industries, but when it comes to insurance agents, forget it. In a new study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, insurance sales agents were ranked first when it comes to unequal pay between men and women. Women typically make $.62 cents for every male dollar…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 14, 2013

You’re Hired! 26 Tips To Help You Score The Job You Want

As anyone who's had a frustrating conversation with their parents knows, the job market just ain't what it used to be. Where our parents generation may have switched jobs four or five times in a lifetime, these days, it's far more common for people to change jobs -- and sometimes whole careers -- at least…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 13, 2013

Is It Friday Yet? A Field Guide To Terrible Office Humor

Last week, I had my friend Katelyn over to spend the day co-working at my house. Usually I work from home alone, which I don't mind, but I was thrilled to have a coworker for the day, and immediately regaled her with some of the worst workplace jokes I had collected from the years I…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 6, 2012

10 Jobs For The Celebrity-Obsessed

If your goal in life is to work with George Clooney, but you have zero acting ability, consider these 10 career paths. Any one of them could eventually get you in the proximity of a celebrity, LiveScience notes. Nanny: Someone has to take care of Brangelina's six kids. Read more …

By: Newser / May 9, 2012

French Photographer Predicts Women’s Jobs Of The Future — In 1902

In 1902, photographer A. Bergertet shot a series of images imaging the bizarre jobs that women of the future might have. Women working? HOW WILD! Bergertet came up with a total of 20 possible professions and shot adorable and slightly risque postcards depicting how women might look in various fields. See more of the photo…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 9, 2012

Our Hormones, Our Careers

A new study done at Pennsylvania State University found that hormones may play a role in women's carer choices. A group of 125 men and women between the ages of 9 and 26 were asked to rank careers in order of interest. Women with high levels of the male hormone androgen tended to prefer professio…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 20, 2011

22 Guy Careers That Sound Great On Paper, But Just Aren’t In Actuality

When I was younger, I thought that dating a professional baseball player would be awesome. Free VIP seating at every game, the notoriety of being a celebrity wife, plus getting to look at a chiseled, athletic body every day? Sign me up! I thought. Well, life has taught me to be more of a realist.

By: Kamilah Black / July 28, 2011

Do You Ever Wish You Could Totally Change Careers?

If you could make a radical career change, would you? If you're like Chad Hurley, the guy who founded YouTube, you absolutely would. Hurley founded YouTube in 2005 and sold it to Google for an astronomical $1.76 billion in 2006, so he could choose to sit around and burn money all day if he wanted…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 11, 2010

“What Do You Do?” Week: Anne, Coroner Investigator And Autopsy Tech

This week, we're spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky readers, and we're amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.

By: Julie Gerstein / October 15, 2010

“What Do You Do?” Week: Kim, Phenomenal Weather Woman

This week, we're spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky Readers, and we're amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.

By: Julie Gerstein / October 13, 2010

“What Do You Do?” Week: Alyssa, The Funny Girl

This week, we're spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky Readers, and we're amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.

By: Julie Gerstein / October 12, 2010

“What Do You Do?” Week: Sarene, Cool Copy Editor

This week, we're spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky Readers, and we're amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.

By: Julie Gerstein / October 12, 2010

“What Do You Do?” Week: Erica, Trial Coordinator, Families Of Murder Victims

This week, we're spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky Readers, and we're amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.

By: Julie Gerstein / October 11, 2010

“What Do You Do?” Week: Kaitlin, Geologist

This week, we're spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky readers, and we're amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.

By: Julie Gerstein / October 11, 2010

Anonymous Columnist Will Make You Never Want To Work In Fashion

Ever thought of making a career in the fashion world? The Daily Mail's anonymous "fashionista" columnist will definitely make you think twice. Reading her tales is kind of vom inducing, and her latest update recounts in shameless detail just how horrible she and her colleagues are. So, here's our takeaway, boiled down for you, of…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 30, 2009

Cool Career: Britain’s First Female Beer Inspector

Annabel Smith has a freakin' sweet job, and the fact that she's the first and only woman in Britain doing it makes it that much cooler. Smith is the country's first female beer inspector. She works for Cask Marque, an organization formed by four breweries (and now made up of 34) that ensures their beer…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 19, 2009

10 First Ladies’ Careers Before And After Living In The White House

We hear a lot about what First Ladies do when they live in the White House, but what did they do before they moved in and what do they do after? Below, a selection of the last 10 First Ladies' occupations, which include a lot of volunteering and creating foundations. Jacqueline Kennedy Before: "Inquiring Camera…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 4, 2008
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