Are you worried that your boss is a psychopath?

The evidence is in.

According to the latest research, if you work in the corporate sector there is a 1-in-5 chance that your boss is a psychopath!

A study undertaken by Nathan Brooks, a forensic psychologist, and his research colleagues Dr Katarina Fritzon (Bond University) and Dr Simon Croom (University of San Diego), looked at people holding executive positions in the corporate sector. It was found that “…21% of 261 corporate professionals studied in the supply chain management industry had clinically significant levels of psychopathic traits.”

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Is your personality right for your job?

If you’ve ever spent time looking for a new job, you probably know that it isn’t easy. Searching on job boards, talking to recruiters, turning up to interviews just so you can be judged! (Let’s face it…that’s what it is). None of it is fun.

Now, the process isn’t easy for hiring managers either. At times it can seem as though finding the right candidate is like looking for a drop in the ocean. Sure there are loads to choose from…but how do you find the right one?

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Get paid to eat, sit and play video games: Entertainment + Media jobs

Having a job in Entertainment and Media must be pretty exciting and glamorous, right? Whilst I’m sure that’s often the case, not everything is as it seems. All that technological change that we wrote about yesterday has meant awesome things for consumers. But rapid change can make it difficult to negotiate a steady career course.

Today we’re taking a look at three jobs in the sector that made us stop and read them twice during our research. It’s a bit of a mixed bag. We can’t say whether or not these are worthwhile pursuing…but it was fun learning about them.

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Give me what I want: Entertainment + Media overview

We all liked to be entertained.

We all like to consume media.

But the types of entertainment available to us, as well as the way we access it, has changed dramatically over the past two decades. From the internet, to smartphones and tablets, to streaming video services, to the growing popularity of gaming, this space has never offered more choice. Thank you, technology!

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Never a dull moment: Jobs in hospitality

Most of us who have had a casual job have worked in hospitality – mainly in the form of a job at Macca’s or equivalent. But hospitality as an industry encompasses a wide range of sectors, including restaurants, hotels, events, theme parks and cruises. As anyone who’s been on the receiving end of great service would know, a good experience can turn a bad day around. It’s highly rewarding to be able to impact people in such a way and it’s one of the best industries to work in to develop your soft skills. You’ll need to deal with difficult customers, work under pressure, be able to multi-task and deal with unexpected problems – all skills that are highly transferable to other industries should you decide to make a switch.

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Financial services: Are these 3 explosive growth jobs right for you?

Jobs in the financial services industry often get a bad rap. You know the type of talk that I’m referring to – boring accountants, stuffy old bankers and dodgy insurance salesmen. As we wrote last week, there’s a whole lot of change going on in that sector of the economy. So, the future may not be what you think!

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