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Employees are more likely to put in long hours when they’re passionate about their work. sturti / Getty Images

5 drawbacks to following your passion

A sociologist took a critical look at the cherished career advice to ‘follow your passion.’ What she found is that this advice often brings unintended consequences.
Why have women lagged behind in finance, while their numbers grow in other professions? MoMo Productions/DigitalVision via Getty Images

How to reduce investing’s gender gap: try talking about ethics

Many factors influence women’s underrepresentation in investment careers. One that isn’t often discussed: their concerns about ethics.
Employees are often shocked to find their dream job involves menial tasks and drudgery. While they need to manage their expecations, employers should also be more honest about the true nature of the jobs they’re hiring for. (Unsplash)

When your dream job is a nightmare

So you snagged your dream job. And it quickly became the stuff of nightmares, filled with mundane tasks and drudgery. What can employees and employers do?
Locking yourself into one career path too early may be risky. from shutterstock.com

‘What subjects do I choose for my last years of school?’

Today’s graduates may average five separate careers and around 17 different employers in their working life. This means an important skill these days is flexibility and the ability to adapt.
Tennis professionals like Maria Sharapova (pictured) share similar personality traits to her peers and rivals in tennis, but these traits are entirely different to those in other professions such as technology or science. johanlb/flickr

Robot career advisor: AI may soon be able to analyse your tweets to match you to a job

After analysing posts from 100,000 Twitter users, our research used big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence to reveal the hidden personality traits underpinning thousands of jobs.
Students in the electrical program at H.C. Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden, Connecticut practice their skills. Connecticut Technical Education and Career System

For male students, technical education in high school boosts earnings after graduation

Students who get admitted to Connecticut’s career and technical education high schools are more likely to graduate and earn significantly more than peers who barely missed the cut.
Careers in health care, education and design are unlikely to be automated. www.shutterstock.com

Choosing a career? These jobs won’t go out of style

Choosing a career that is unlikely to become automated or done by artificial intelligence, and learning soft skills will give graduates better career prospects in the long run.
New research shows double majors have a big competitive advantage in one critical area. fizkes/Shutterstock

Why double-majors might beat you out of a job

New research shows double majors beat their peers in one critical way that makes them more attractive to employers. Colleges may have to adapt to that reality to help their graduates compete.

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