David Schepp

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David Schepp has spent more than a dozen years covering business news for the electronic and print media, including Dow Jones Newswires, BBC News, Gannett Co., and most recently at AOL's DailyFinance. Nearly 10 years ago, he started writing a weekly People@Work column, looking in depth at issues facing workers in today's workplace. The syndicated column appeared in newspapers and websites nationwide before it made its debut on DailyFinance in 2010. Schepp now continues that tradition at Aol Jobs, covering the jobs beat and providing readers insight and analysis into the nation's challenging employment scene.

Schepp holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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Best-Paying Summer Jobs

Best-Paying Summer Jobs

Getting a summer job is a rite of passage for many young people. In addition to earning wages to help pay for tuition or make car payments, it's where many first-time employees learn the fundamentals of work -- showing up on time, teamwork, communicating effectively, managing workloads and more. But summer jobs... Read More »

10 High-Paying Jobs In A Booming Sector

10 High-Paying Jobs In A Booming Sector

As Americans' lives are increasingly filled with technology, careers in information technology are expected to grow significantly through the end of the decade. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that many IT jobs are expected to grow faster or much faster than average through 2020. What's more,... Read More »

10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

In today's competitive job market, it can be hard to imagine that there are jobs that pay well but don't require years of experience. But many sectors offer high-paying entry-level jobs that are appealing to mid-career changers or recent college graduates (who are likely eager to get out from under a mound of... Read More »

10 Highest-Paying Temp Jobs

10 Highest-Paying Temp Jobs

One way to get a foot in the door of a desirable employer is to get hired as a temp. This year, 40 percent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers, compared to 36 percent last year, according to an annual forecast by CareerBuilder (an AOL Jobs sponsor). Of these companies, 42 percent plan to... Read More »

5 Hot Tech Careers

5 Hot Tech Careers

The tech sector has steadily been adding jobs during the last year, but can the trend continue? Read More »

The Most Overpaid People In Sports?

The Most Overpaid People In Sports?

There's no shortage of well-paid head coaches at the nation's top colleges and universities. As USA Today reported last fall, 42 head coaches at major schools make at least $2 million a year -- and 13 have a base annual salary of more than $3 million. But it isn't just those with the top coaching job,... Read More »

Is The Skills Gap Keeping You From A Better Career?

Is The Skills Gap Keeping You From A Better Career?

Employers today are looking for technical skills and soft skills alike. Do you have what they're looking for? Read More »

Resume Tips For Career Changers

Resume Tips For Career Changers

Six things career changers should do to make sure their resumes are top notch. Read More »

Is There A Nursing Shortage? [Infographic]

Is There A Nursing Shortage? [Infographic]

Despite a shortage of nurses, many recent nursing-school graduates are finding it difficult to find employment. Read More »

Life After 'Dirty Jobs': Mike Rowe Busts The Myths About Blue-Collar Work

Life After 'Dirty Jobs': Mike Rowe Busts The Myths About Blue-Collar Work

Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' is unemployed, but he has plenty to say about what's wrong with how Americans view blue collar jobs. Read More »

In The Wrong Job? How To Move Into A Career You'll Love

In The Wrong Job? How To Move Into A Career You'll Love

These five people turned their passions into thriving careers. See how they did it. Read More »

Ky. Beggar Brags He Makes $100,000 A Year Faking Mental Disability [Video]

Ky. Beggar Brags He Makes $100,000 A Year Faking Mental Disability [Video]

Gary Thompson had supposedly fallen on hard times, which explains why he took to the streets of downtown Lexington, Ky., begging strangers for money. As he rolled around in his wheelchair, he slurred his words and wrung his hands as he asked passersby for contributions. Plenty of people felt sorry for... Read More »

Is Twitter Killing The Resume?

Is Twitter Killing The Resume?

Some employers say they're only considering tweets in hiring. What that means for you -- and your resume. Read More »

Is Bad Credit Killing Your Job Chances?  [Video]

Is Bad Credit Killing Your Job Chances? [Video]

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, plenty of Americans have seen their credit scores tank. But can that really affect your ability to get a job? Possibly, since many employers increasingly are relying on workers' credit histories when making hiring decisions. Just ask Oneika O'Keefe. Speaking on... Read More »

What You Can Tell From Your Boss's Signature

What You Can Tell From Your Boss's Signature

Ever wonder what your boss's signature might say about him or her? A new study suggests that chief executives with outsized John Hancocks are more likely to be narcissists. Big signatures may also mean the CEOs are less capable and poor performing, though that doesn't mean they take home smaller... Read More »

You Won't Believe The Starting Salaries For 2012 Liberal Arts Grads

You Won't Believe The Starting Salaries For 2012 Liberal Arts Grads

With all the press given to the astronomical wages that computer science or engineering grads can earn, you might think that a liberal arts degree is, well, fairly worthless in the job market. Not so. A new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers finds that three liberal arts majors had... Read More »

10 In-Demand Jobs That Pay Six Figures

10 In-Demand Jobs That Pay Six Figures

Many people would love to find a six-figure career. But in this tepid labor market, many high-wage earners, including even attorneys, are finding that jobs remain elusive. Still, Glassdoor.com reports there are careers with plenty of job openings that offer handsome salaries. The employment website recently... Read More »

CBS' 'The Job': An 'Offensive' Reality Show Or A Real Chance To Land A Job?

CBS' 'The Job': An 'Offensive' Reality Show Or A Real Chance To Land A Job?

The Great Recession left millions of middle-class Americans without jobs, and many have had no luck in finding another one. Some, seemingly, are so desperate that they've signed up with the new CBS reality show, "The Job," in the hope of landing a position with a high-profile employer, such as Epic... Read More »

Most Overpaid College Football Coach In America?

Most Overpaid College Football Coach In America?

In most offices, poor performing workers could find that raise or bonus they were seeking is suddenly off the table -- or they may be suddenly sent packing. In the world of sports -- especially college sports, however, a big financial reward of hundreds of thousands of dollars could be coming. Take the case... Read More »

Construction Jobs: Finally Making A Comeback?

Construction Jobs: Finally Making A Comeback?

With mortgage rates hitting all-time lows, will jobs in construction finally start to boom? After three dismal years, Al Dio Dati thinks so. The owner of a Yonkers, N.Y.-based residential-construction firm for more than 50 years, he says that expectations are so good this year that he expects to double the... Read More »

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