Rising Stars: Toward a Career in Nuclear Nonproliferation

First Steps As an international relations major, Alex says he always wanted to pursue a career in that line of work. After college, he took an unpaid internship at a small think tank, and his time there fortified his passion...

Top Engineering Career Tracks You’ll Want to Take

Job description They design products, materials, machinery, factories, systems, structures, and much more. Their main work lies in ensuring efficiency, and working to constantly improve the quality of all aspects of life. They also analyze...

Comedy Careers: Learning to Be Funny is No Joke

Judy Carter knows funny. A stand-up comedian who has played venues from cruise ships to Caesars Palace to a Cincinnati bondage bar ("When they said, 'Do that joke again,' you did!"), Judy Carter founded...

The Benefits of Working for the Government

Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. The Federal Government offers a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibility to meet the needs of...

Three Keys to Crafting Successful Print Ads

Want to create print ads that get results? Below are three keys to get you started. 1. Write for the eye. Print ads are visual. Therefore, craft ads with the eye in mind. Eyes are...

Top Jobs for Gadget Lovers

Today's gadget lovers are so over their granddaddies' widgets. Instead, they seek the granddaddies of all gadgets: From plug-in hybrid cars to solar-powered ski suits to next-generation Blu-Rays. As high-tech becomes hi-relevance, so do the...

Marketing Lessons from Ben and Jerry

Many years ago, I lived in Vermont when a new home-made ice cream store opened its doors. The ice cream stand, located in Burlington, was in a gas station that had long ago been abandoned....

A Q&A for Fashion Designers

Pam Zuckerman has been helping to launch the careers of young fashion designers for more than 16 years as director of the career services office at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. Here, she...

Consulting: Expanding the Definition

In my book Anyone Can Consult!, it has been brought to my attention that I use the masculine pronoun "He" in my writing. That's because it was traditionally a male dominated industry, but that...

20 Worst Excuses for Calling in Sick

In CareerBuilder's survey "Out of the Office," more than one-third of U.S. workers say they played hooky from work over the last twelve months. Thirty-five percent of workers admit to calling in sick when...

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