Barbara Safani

  • Internships Clouded by Increasing Controversy

    Internships Clouded by Increasing Controversy

    These days, going to college and getting that coveted degree may not be enough to land your dream career. The job market is so saturated with competition that internships can be a critical step toward getting an entry-level job. Continue Reading

  • Find Your Chakra, Find Your Career

    Find Your Chakra, Find Your Career

    The concept of chakras originates from ancient Hindu texts. The chakra model describes seven reference points in the body, organized around the nervous system, says Teresa Palmer, owner of Wellness Without Boundaries. Each chakra corresponds to a vital organ in the body and has associated emotional... Continue Reading

  • Ten Top Resume Writing Books

    Ten Top Resume Writing Books

    Need help writing your resume? If you consider yourself a "do-it-yourself-er" there are a lot of great books on the market that can help you craft a compelling and visually distinct document. Here are a few of my favorites. 1. Resume Magic Filled with "before and after" resume examples that not only teach... Continue Reading

  • How to Make Up to $19/Hour Before You Get Your College Degree

    How to Make Up to $19/Hour Before You Get Your College Degree

    Want to earn close to $19 per hour while you are still a college student? Some students are doing just that. According to a recently released survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), college juniors pursuing a bachelor's degree in engineering can receive $18.90 per hour as an... Continue Reading

  • Get in Shape for Summer Without Ever Leaving Your Desk [Video]

    Get in Shape for Summer Without Ever Leaving Your Desk [Video]

    Does your work keep you chained to your desk most of the day? Is it hard to find the time or energy to exercise before or after work, or on your lunch hour? AOL Jobs recently spoke to Stephanie Mansour, CEO of Step It Up With Steph. She is the creator of the Cubicle Crunch -- a series of stretches and... Continue Reading

  • Ask an Expert: Top 5 Questions About Thank-You Letters

    Ask an Expert: Top 5 Questions About Thank-You Letters

    AOL Jobs readers frequently send in questions about thank you letters. Here are answers to our readers' top 5 questions. Continue Reading

  • Is the Grass Greener at Green Companies?

    Is the Grass Greener at Green Companies?

    Many companies are making efforts to "go green" to promote sustainability and potentially help their bottom line. But according to a recently released study by the Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM), called Advancing Sustainability, HR's Role, going green might also help companies retain employees. Continue Reading

  • Eight Commonly Asked Questions

    Eight Commonly Asked Questions

    Many of the questions from our AOL Jobs readers focus on resume writing. Here's a roundup of some of the most commonly asked. 1. What's the best style: chronological or functional? Most recruiters and hiring managers prefer a chronological format. Omitting your work history and just showcasing functional... Continue Reading

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Other Famous Affairs With the Boss

    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Other Famous Affairs With the Boss

    According to a 2011 CareerBuilder Office Romance Survey, close to 40 percent of workers say that they have dated someone they have worked with over the course of their career and 10 percent have done so over the past year. While 65 percent of those surveyed said they aren't keeping their workplace romance a... Continue Reading

  • 20 Jobs of the Future

    20 Jobs of the Future

    Exobotanists, Digital Archaeologists, Brain Signal Decoders and Extinction Revivalists (to name a few)

    What will jobs and employment look like in 2020, 2030 and beyond? What are the mega-trends shaping tomorrow's careers and what new opportunities can we and our children look forward to? Although vitally important to position yourself for a great job today, it's just as important to consider tomorrow and all... Continue Reading

  • Job Search of the Future: 10 Trends to Watch

    Job Search of the Future: 10 Trends to Watch

    What will the world of job search and work will be like when the next generation of workers (sometimes called Generation Z) ventures out in search of their first job in the next decade? I've been observing how integral technology is to a teen's everyday life and trying to make predictions for how technology will... Continue Reading

  • Could Being a Work-at-Home Mom Work for You?

    Could Being a Work-at-Home Mom Work for You?

    All moms know that being a mom is a full-time job in itself. But since it doesn't pay the bills, many continue to work a traditional job while raising their children. Others are finding creative ways to morph the stay-at-home-mom role to a hybrid stay-at-home/work-at-home role. Sara Haley is just one of the... Continue Reading

  • Ask an Expert: Is Summertime a Good Time to Look for a Job?

    Ask an Expert: Is Summertime a Good Time to Look for a Job?

    As we approach the hot days of summer, my clients sometimes tell me they plan to put their job search on hold during the summer months because they think that everyone is out of town and no one is hiring during this season. Actually, the summer months can be the best time to step up your search campaign and... Continue Reading

  • 15 Words You Should Replace on Your Resume

    15 Words You Should Replace on Your Resume

    The list of personal attributes that job seekers place on their resume to convey their value proposition is endless. Almost every resume I read is full of words that suggest the person is someone worthy of a spot on the team, yet few of them explain what they have actually done in their place of work to prove... Continue Reading

  • How to Avoid the Resume Black Hole

    How to Avoid the Resume Black Hole

    Have you ever encountered a situation where you post for an open job position online and never hear back from the hiring manager? Do you often feel like your resume has landed in a black hole of applications? Most people do. But Chris Forman, founder & CEO of StartWire, has created a novel approach to... Continue Reading

  • How to Use Social Networking for Career Success

    How to Use Social Networking for Career Success

    You've all heard that networking is the key to managing your career. And you've probably heard that social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter can help on this front. But do you really understand exactly how to leverage these networks to improve your chances of landing a job and building... Continue Reading

  • Ask an Expert: How to Address a Cover Letter When You Don't Know the Hiring Manager's Name

    Ask an Expert: How to Address a Cover Letter When You Don't Know the Hiring Manager's Name

    An AOL Jobs reader asks, "if you don't know the person's name/title, what is the best way to address a cover letter?" Frequently jobs are posted without disclosing the name of the hiring manager or recruiter. Addressing the cover letter to "Whom it May Concern" is so impersonal and certainly makes it harder... Continue Reading

  • Five Characteristics of an Outdated Resume

    Five Characteristics of an Outdated Resume

    I constantly come across the same five outdated resume-writing methods, which keep getting passed down from generation to generation of job seekers. It's time to break the cycle and dispel some common resume-writing myths once and for all. Continue Reading

  • How to Find Jobs Before They're Posted

    How to Find Jobs Before They're Posted

    Wouldn't it be great if you could find out about job opportunities before they were posted on the job boards? You can, thanks to Jim Stroud, author and editor of The Hidden Job Report, a free weekly newsletter that gives advanced notification of employment opportunities before a job description can be... Continue Reading

  • Ask an Expert: Should I Change Careers?

    Ask an Expert: Should I Change Careers?

    I frequently talk to people who want to change careers. They often tell me one of these four things: 1. I hate my job. 2. I don't think my job is a good fit. 3. I want to do something more meaningful. 4. My friends tell me I would make a great (fill in the blank). Continue Reading