Any story about job interviews grabs readers' attention. And in 2013 the most popular story about Careers was this one:
A close runner up was a story from 2011 about job interviews, when Harvey Schachter interviewed leadership expert Sam Geist, that has a life of its own:
We like to gawk at how much the bigwigs in our country make, and that helped boost readership of this story:
We also like to make fun of the decisions managers make, and all the management processes that employees have to endure:
Guess what the worst job of 2013 was, according to Careercast.com? Newspaper reporter. Go figure. The best? An actuary. One can be exciting but pays poorly while the other requires a ton of education but you'll eventually get a decent paycheque.
The Globe Careers' salaries series was one of our best performers. People wanted to know how much a teacher, doctor, nurse, university professor, executive or accountant would make. All of these stories were in the top 20 most read Careers stories of the year.
We know Gen X is here, Gen Y is coming and the millennials will soon run everything. So stories about our different generations and how they're going to affect the workplace garnered lots of interest.
And we love lists. I hope this one helped people find an employer they wanted to work for:
We were all jealous of Google's office and jumped at the chance to take a visual tour.
And, of course, being late for work was also a popular read: