Many freelancers' incomes are on the rise and they expect good things for 2013, according to a recent survey. A look at the ups and downs of this trend.
By Gary M. Stern
FORTUNE -- More and more, it seems the early 21st century will be marked as the beginning -- or return, as the case may be -- of the era of the American freelancer.
A September survey of over 3,000 MORENov 27, 2012 11:59 AM ET
Contrary to a persistent myth, many companies do hire in December. Here are six ways to get on their radar.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: Can you settle a bet? A friend of mine who has been out of work for quite a while is planning to take the month of December off from job hunting because he says hiring managers are taking time off, or are distracted by their own holiday preparations, MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 21, 2012 5:00 AM ET
College grads are heading back to school, but not grad school. In some cases, associate's degrees offer more economic bang for their buck than bachelor's degrees. By David KoeppelNov 20, 2012 9:54 AM ET
Asking for a million-dollar salary in jest can actually increase your pay package, according to a recent study. Here's how.
By Karawynn Long
FORTUNE -- There comes a point in every successful job interview when it's time to talk money. The standard advice to job applicants has long been to play it coy.
John Challenger, CEO of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray, and Christmas, urges applicants to "let the employer name a salary MORENov 9, 2012 11:18 AM ET
Long-distance graduate degree programs have proliferated in recent years. Here's how to tell whether an online MBA is the real deal.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I was intrigued by your column about online degree programs, because lately I've been interviewing candidates for a department head position at my company. The people who have held this job before have been MBAs, as are the most promising people I'm considering right now, but MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 9, 2012 11:04 AM ET
More workers listed flat paychecks than even fear of losing their jobs as their top source of workplace stress.Sep 13, 2012 12:57 PM ET
Several startups are looking to use algorithmically powered job search systems to solve job search woes for candidates and recruiters alike. But can data replace the human touch? By Ethan RouenAug 2, 2012 5:00 AM ET
A look at a Fortune career advice column from 1956 shows just how much the working world has changed over the past half century. By Laura VanderkamJul 20, 2012 9:27 AM ET
If you're worried that your age will count against you, think again. More employers and recruiters are looking for managers with additional years of experience.
FORTUNE -- We're all familiar with the stereotype: Job seekers in their 50s almost always get shunted aside in favor of young (and believed to be more tech-savvy) go-getters in their 20s and 30s, right?
Well, as it turns out, not so much. When Chicago outplacement firm MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Jul 18, 2012 1:27 PM ET
The old paradigm -- get good grades, go to college, get a job, start a family -- is becoming a luxury for the few. How much longer are we going to tell this generation that "good" jobs will simply reappear? By Scott GerberJul 2, 2012 1:48 PM ET
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