There May Not Actually Be A Shortage Of STEM Workers At All

It's pretty common knowledge that the U.S. isn't producing enough mathematicians, scientists and engineers to support demand in "STEM" fields. And reports come and go that other countries are facing similar shortages. But like all things that are definitely true, it's actually pretty complicated to prove that the trend… » 9/01/13 11:44am 9/01/13 11:44am

How a Robot Will Steal Your Job

On a visit to Standard Motor Products' fuel-injector assembly line in South Carolina, Atlantic writer Adam Davidson asked why a worker there, Maddie, was welding caps onto the injectors herself. Why not use a machine? That's how a lot of the factory's other tasks were performed. Maddie's supervisor, Tony, had a… » 11/15/12 12:00pm 11/15/12 12:00pm

PSA: Accidentally Emailing a Nic Cage Picture Won't Help Your Job Search

Online job boards and application hosting platforms have made seeking employment as easy and painless as such a thing can be. No longer is it necessary to pound the pavement, a fat pile of resumes tucked under one sweaty, unemployed arm. Now, submitting your resume for review can be done from the comfort of your own… » 7/09/12 8:00pm 7/09/12 8:00pm

To Ace an Interview, Forget Being Liked: You Just Need to Love Yourself

While self-confidence is definitely a route to job interview success, it's often suggested that outright arrogance and narcissism is a real turn-off for employers. But a new study suggests that's not the case: interview performance doesn't depend on how much the interviewer likes you in the slightest, but just how much … » 4/03/12 7:04am 4/03/12 7:04am

Senators Ask Feds to Investigate Facebook Employment Snooping Problem

Last week Facebook responded to recent reports of employers asking prospective employees for their passwords. Now, US senators Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal have both requested Attorney General Eric Holder investigates the problem. » 3/26/12 3:46am 3/26/12 3:46am

10 LinkedIn Charts That Show How Apple's Hiring Practices Set It Apart

We pulled a bunch of detailed information about Apple's employees from LinkedIn - which is all available on the site. It turns out Apple employs way more general and administrative people than research and development engineers, according to the LinkedIn data. It also hires way faster than most other tech companies in… » 3/25/12 12:01pm 3/25/12 12:01pm

Prospective Employees Are Now Being Asked for Facebook Login Details

It's no surprise that employers check out the Facebook profiles of prospective employees—after all, you can learn a lot from what people choose to broadcast. But reports are amassing of employers asking recruits for their login details—and that's a step too far. » 3/20/12 7:42am 3/20/12 7:42am