It’s Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, and while I could wax rhapsodic about the impact the show had on me, one thing that persists, even now, every day, is how I learned how to be a good leader by watching Starfleet captains. Sometimes they were exceptional. Other times they really weren’t. I always learned something.
When it comes to land ownership, someone has to draw the line. You can’t just decide put your picket fence wherever you’d like. It’s the job of land surveyors to define legal property boundaries on large and small scales, both in urban environments and remote wilderness.
Space exploration, whether it be through telescopes watching the skies or probes sent to far away planets, is the culmination of thousands of people’s work, collaborating together to solve the innumerable problems that arise when you try to reach beyond what seems possible.
The job market is an elusive, constantly shifting thing. Yet, for all that, as this map that takes us through the last 3 and a half decades of jobs in America shows, there are some fascinating patterns —and one clear choice for the single most common job in all of America right now.
So many of today's popular movies began humbly on the printed page—not in novels, but in comic books. There's a distinct appeal to the illustrated format's ability to tell both large, complex stories without compromising the intimacy of the narrative. And capturing those moments requires a skilled illustrator. What…
In every field of expertise, there's information that's common knowledge inside of the field and anything but to the rest of us. Today, we want to know about the information from (or about) your job that would most surprise people to learn.
From the birth of aviation to the space age and beyond, the aerospace industry has transformed transportation, commerce, and communication. Countless engineers have worked hard to literally give flight to the technologies that drive the modern world. But what does the job really entail? What is the average day for an…
The Recession hit hard, but unevenly, taking out some industries almost completely, while some prospered. Here's a chart looking at the impact of the Recession on 255 different industries — and how well they recovered, if at all.
Labor markets, and the jobs within them, are constantly re-inventing themselves. And sometimes they leave behind curious relics, including the period of time when companies were hiring Chief Electricity Officers.
Sorry, movie paleontologist brushing aside a light layer of dust to reveal a fully articulated Velocirapter fossil, we're on to you. Today, we want to know your picks for the most egregious examples of bad on-screen work habits.
You're probably thinking, "Of course people hate their jobs. Who enjoys spending most of their waking hours doing some meaningless bullshit just to make enough money to pay for crappy food and a place to sleep after work?" But some people apparently enjoy their careers! What is a "career," anyway, and how do you get…
Everybody wants to be on TV, because that's what simple people want from life. But you are different. You can read and write. Shouldn't you be a TV writer and make lots of money hardly working at all? It's easy if you read these 11 books, experts say.
If the constant downsizing in the news-media industry hasn't already convinced you to pick something else to do with your life, a new study shows the worst "return on investment" for a four-year degree is a job in journalism. It takes journalists nearly 32 years to pay off their college loans.
It's tough out there.
You don't have to simply be a fan of Apple products, you can actually help build them. The company has hundreds of job openings in everything from operations to HR to hardware and software engineering. It probably helps to have a friend at the company, but you can just cold apply for positions through Apple's site.
Normally, when you send someone a link to http://rim.jobs, they'll reply with something along with "OMFG ARE YOU KIDDING ME I'M NOT OPENING THAT AT WORK!!!" And normally, this instinct would be right! But here's a glorious, glorious exception. We promise.
For whatever reasons, you believe that computer programming is the obvious career path for you. Before you pursue that dream job though, let's imagine how things would be after a few years.
The future is a beautiful place - and you can help make it that way, while picking up a paycheck at the same time. Here are 20 jobs that will help the human race avoid dystopia!
Working as a concept artist is one of the coolest careers you could possibly imagine. You get to paint pictures of spaceships and heroic battles, and imagine strange new worlds. How can you get in on this action?