What are the true secrets to success? AOL Jobs turned to the best in their field to find out how they made it to the top. Donald Trump shares tips for getting hired (and NOT fired), Suze Orman advises on the best way to ask for and manage your salary and Rachael Ray provides insights into chasing your dreams in the face of adversity.
Whether you're looking for invaluable tips for getting the job you want (or need) or could just use some words of encouragement, read on.
Austan Goolsbee, the chief economist for the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and a member of the Cabinet states "We're heading in the right direction, but we have a long way to go."
"You think that your salary is what it's all about. But it isn't. Here's the key: Don't go for the money. You are to make those that you are dependent on for a salary dependent on you. If you're out there and you're looking for a job right now, you shouldn't care about what they're going to pay you. You should care that you land the job."
"The ideal employee is someone who is focused, loyal, dedicated, passionate and intelligent -- meaning they can think on their own as well as be a team player."
"Work harder than the next person and don't complain about it. Try and find joy in whatever it is you're doing."
"It's not your fault! This is not something you have created by being lazy or unprepared for life." You've gotta be clear with yourself that you've done nothing wrong, it's not appropriate to feel guilt, it's not appropriate to feel shame."
"'Business Casual.' This is a term that most people completely misinterpret. Somehow we forget all the 'business' and just go with 'casual.' Even if you have casual Fridays and can wear jeans to work, wear a nice dark wash -- well-fitting jeans, not the ones you change the oil in your car in."