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Jobless Veteran, Tom Perez, Finds Work By Opening Meineke Car Care Center Franchise

Jobless Veteran, Tom Perez, Finds Work By Opening Meineke Car Care Center Franchise

By Janean Chun, Huffington Post Tom Perez didn't expect to have any problem finding a job. He spent a decade as a police officer in the Navy, serving in four tours in Iraq, working his way up to supervisor of the police unit, earning numerous medals and getting a business degree. But after he was honorably... Read More »

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is The Worst Advice

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is The Worst Advice

By Cal Newport for AOL Jobs Do you want to love what you do for a living? Follow your passion! This advice dominates our current thinking on careers and happiness. It also happens to be dead wrong. Read More »

10 Countries Where Young People Can't Find a Job

10 Countries Where Young People Can't Find a Job

By 24/7 Wall St., Introduction by Jake Thiewes Unemployment is not just a problem in the United States. According to new data from Eurostat, the 17 countries that both use the euro as currency and belong to the European Union is 11.1 percent, compared to 8.3 percent in the U.S. When it comes to youth... Read More »

10 Cities That Lost The Most Jobs

10 Cities That Lost The Most Jobs

By 24/7 Wall St., Introduction by Jake Thiewes The phrase "economic recovery" has been appearing more frequently in news reports. The United States' job market seems to be slowly improving, but unemployment claims currently are hovering above 8 percent. Some cities that were hit hard at the height of the... Read More »

Confessions Of A Private Investigator

Confessions Of A Private Investigator

By John Powers I am a private investigator. Which means if we met at a party you'd immediately ask: So do you, like, follow people around? Are you an ex-cop? Where'd you park the Ferrari? Then you'd confess: Wow, I've never met a real P.I. Which partly explains your misconceptions, though in my experience the... Read More »

Want A Tech Job? Here's Why It's Time To Move To San Francisco

Want A Tech Job? Here's Why It's Time To Move To San Francisco

By Colleen Taylor The visual evidence of boom times returning to San Francisco is all around the city: Apartments are nearly impossible to find, rents and home prices are shooting up, fancy new restaurants are popping up daily, and the transit system is packed. Now, actual data is backing it up. Read More »

50 Cent Talks Cop Career, Being a 'Good Guy' and Favorite Acting Roles

50 Cent Talks Cop Career, Being a 'Good Guy' and Favorite Acting Roles

By Theo Bark, The Boombox In some ways, 50 Cent's life story reads like any other MC's. He sold drugs, got shot, became the biggest rapper in the world, made unbelievably successful business deals and went on to act alongside his favorite gangster movie stars. While virtually every rapper has made similar... Read More »

Reputed Mobster Michael Scarpacci Goes Legit, Becomes Successful Car Salesman

Reputed Mobster Michael Scarpacci Goes Legit, Becomes Successful Car Salesman

By AOL Autos Michael Scarpaci, a reputed Gambino associate who is about to begin a 25-month sentence after being convicted of a $20 million securities scam, has reinvented himself as quite the successful car salesman. And he's hoping that his newfound skill will help to keep him out of prison, according to... Read More »

9 Jobs For Creative People

9 Jobs For Creative People

By Glassdoor and AOL Jobs Ever since you were allotted a blob of Play-Doh to build anything your kid-size imagination could come up with, you've always had a bit of a creative side. But even if you can't commit to the lifestyle of a starving artist or don't see yourself as becoming the next Brad Pitt, there... Read More »

5 Principles Of Successful Job Hunting In A Down Economy

5 Principles Of Successful Job Hunting In A Down Economy

During this tough economy, everyone needs to take the initiative in the job hunt. Understand the economy, but don't lose focus. Read More »

Confessions Of A Reality TV Producer

Confessions Of A Reality TV Producer

By Sharon Houston I work in syndicated daytime... Read More »

The 11 Worst Companies To Work For In America

The 11 Worst Companies To Work For In America

By 24/7 Wall Street, Introduction by Jake Thiewes Countless companies promote themselves as "great places to work" -- on their own websites and elsewhere. Yet with the advent of websites such as Glassdoor, where employees can expose work conditions by posting anonymously, many companies are receiving... Read More »

Auto Industry Fast Adding Jobs -- 236,000 And Counting

Auto Industry Fast Adding Jobs -- 236,000 And Counting

By Pete Bigelow, AOL Autos Strengthened interest by consumers and government in fuel-efficient vehicles has accelerated job growth throughout the U.S. auto industry, according to a recent report by a consortium of environmental advocates. The U.S. has added 236,600 jobs in the industry since June 2009, and... Read More »

Death To The Resume: Seelio Combines Online Portfolio And Job Search For Recent Grads

Death To The Resume: Seelio Combines Online Portfolio And Job Search For Recent Grads

By Sarah Perez, TechCrunch Looking to rethink the resume, a startup called Seelio is opening its doors today to anyone with a .edu email address. The company, which spun out of an existing service called TruApp, wants to offer college students a better way to showcase their work via online portfolios which... Read More »

States With The Most Underemployed Workers

States With The Most Underemployed Workers

By Jake Thiewes & 24/7 Wall Street With the upcoming presidential election, more than ever people are focused on the government's unemployment statistics. Last Friday, the Labor Department announced a slight increase in the unemployment rate -- from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent. Unemployment,... Read More »

Lifeguard John Clark Saves Boy, Is Hit With $2,600 Hospital Bill

Lifeguard John Clark Saves Boy, Is Hit With $2,600 Hospital Bill

A lifeguard from who rescued a 12-year-old in the surf at an Oregon beach gets billed for $2,600 for an ambulance ride and medical treatment. Read More »

No. 1 Hidden Risk To Working From Home

No. 1 Hidden Risk To Working From Home

By Elaheh Nozari, LearnVest Working from home today? It could have a serious effect on your career. The Wall Street Journal recently reported the results of a new study that suggests employees who work from home or remotely may end up getting lower performance evaluations, smaller raises and fewer... Read More »

America's Job Meccas: Surprising Places to Pursue Careers

America's Job Meccas: Surprising Places to Pursue Careers

By Sophie Schechter, Minyanville Media Popular TV shows such as "How I Met Your Mother" and "Friends" revere urban areas (in these cases, Manhattan) that are already popular, especially with recent college graduates. These shows capitalize on the cities that college students, on the threshold of graduation,... Read More »

Job Interviews: 5 Ways To Leave A Good Impression

Job Interviews: 5 Ways To Leave A Good Impression

By Amy Levin-Epstein, CBS MoneyWatch There are few things that feel better than walking out of a job interview you think you've nailed. But just because you've answered the last question doesn't mean the evaluation process is over. From the time you stand up, to the time you get into the elevator, leave the... Read More »

What To Do Right Before The Job Interview

What To Do Right Before The Job Interview

By Amy Levin-Epstein, CBS MoneyWatch If you watch elite athletes right before a competition, you'll see they are fiercely focused. Whether they're quietly preparing or psyching themselves up as a team, all the attention is directed at the goal ahead. Last-minute job interview preparations are similarly... Read More »

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