To be successful you might have to become familiar with those outside your department, apply for a promotion within your company or pursue an opportunity that scares you, Avery Augustine writes. "In the end, high risk often leads to high reward. But if you turn down every opportunity that comes your way, you won’t even have the chance to succeed," Augustine writes.
An infographic from UrbanFonts.com offers job seekers a primer on serif and sans serif fonts. In general, sans serif fonts are better for online documents, while the serif font is easier to read in paper documents.
Professionals who aren't interested in linear career paths increasingly are forging "portfolio careers," which involve taking on several contracts or freelance assignments that aren't necessarily related. "People are finding that they don’t want to do the same thing day in and day out," author Barrie Hopson says. "The traditional, single-track career pattern of the last century (think ladder) is now more difficult to find, and if you do pursue that, you’ll almost certainly have to move between companies."
Salary data analyzed by PayScale shows bosses earn anywhere from 45% to 284% more than their employees. The widest salary gap exists between a dental assistant and a dentist, the data show. "For some jobs, you may be junior now but you can learn from your boss and work your way up. With other gigs, you won’t get the big bucks unless you get a degree and come back as the boss," said Al Lee of PayScale.