Celebrity Coaches Share Their Tips for Success

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.





1. Austan Goolsbee

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."



2. Suze Orman

"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."



3. Donald Trump

"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."



4. Rachael Ray

"Work harder than the next person and don't complain about it. Try and find joy in whatever it is you're doing."



4. Dr. Phil

"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."



4. Stacy London

"'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."

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pinger33

No kidding ljconner! And three of the six rode in on Oprah's coat tails, lmao!
I mean, come on...........Rachel Ray?????
What idiot can't open a can and heat it in the microwave? She sounds like a info-mercial.

June 09 2011 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ljconner

You would think they would have used celebs that are respected....only suze orman
would actually be one to listen to and then take everything with a grain of salt.
funny how these people are considered top flight advice experts...all have had their
problems and goofed. easy to learn from experience when you have millions in the
bank.

March 15 2011 at 10:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
domoco

ON #4 Dr. Phil goes overboard on his statement. It's normal to feel guilt and shame if you don't have a job. That's just a normal human emotion!

March 04 2011 at 4:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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