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New Study Reveals Young Women Less Likely Than Male Colleagues to Eye C-Suite

job interviewRight on the heels of Mary Barra being named the next CEO of General Motors, data from the Pew Research Center may seem pretty darn shocking regarding goals of women to become top executives.

First, we have to say that we long for the day when it’s not even news for a woman to be named CEO of a car giant. But we digress.

According to research, some young women have no aspirations to work in the C-suite. As per the data, 34 percent of 18 to 32 year-old women said they don’t have any interest in becoming a boss. This is in comparison to 24 percent of guys in the same age bracket. Read more

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Executives Prefer LinkedIn Over Other Social Media Sites

Business executives at the director level and above prefer LinkedIn as their go-to social media site, as Forbes mentioned a recent study conducted by DHR International and Modern Survey.

Although execs revealed they still frequently use Twitter (27%) and Facebook (44%), LinkedIn got top billing. The second tier encompassed blogs, Pinterest and Google+.

A similar study was conducted three years ago and over the years LinkedIn has increased its lead to surpass other Web sites. In addition to the sites logged onto most frequently, the study showed that executives engage in social media only one hour or less per week. And although they’re not avid users, they are daily users.

Executives revealed in the survey they would be engaged more online if they were actively searching for a new career opportunity, if they better understood the benefits and if the items learned were consistently high value.