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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Fired HMV Employee Hijacks Twitter Account To Live Tweet Mass Layoff

Fired HMV Employee Hijacks Twitter Account To Live Tweet Mass Layoff

Dozens of employees of HMV, the bankrupt British music retailer, have been fired. News of the layoffs was first leaked on Twitter, appearing on HMV's official Twitter account (@hmvtweets) by a rogue Tweeter. The posts, which have since been removed, gave a blow-by-blow account of what was happening as the... Read More »

Why Job Hunters Need To Start Using Google Plus

Why Job Hunters Need To Start Using Google Plus

Though Facebook still dominates the social-media landscape, Google Plus is quickly gaining a following among savvy job seekers who view the service a useful tool for job search. In fact, with some 343 million members, Google Plus has surpassed micro-blogging site Twitter and is second only to Facebook in its... Read More »

10 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

10 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

With college tuition rates soaring, many people are reconsidering whether they need a four-year degree. Statistics show that adults with a bachelor's degree, in general, vastly out earn their lesser educated counterparts. But could you earn a good salary -- even up to six figures -- with just an associate... Read More »

This Is What Your Co-Worker Earns

This Is What Your Co-Worker Earns

For many employees, discussing pay with co-workers is something you just don't do, in part because employers -- especially smaller ones -- frown upon sharing such details. But no longer. As The Wall Street Journal reports, a small but growing number of private-sector firms are letting employees in on company... Read More »

Top 10 Best-Paying College Majors

Top 10 Best-Paying College Majors

With the cost of tuition continuing to rise, it pays for today's college students to be prudent about their choice of study. A bachelor's degree in a technical major compared to one in liberal arts may result in as much as $1.6 million more in earnings during a lifetime, a recent Census Bureau report... Read More »

10 Best Cities To Find A Job

10 Best Cities To Find A Job

Plenty of opportunities in Charlotte, San Antoinio, Seattle... Read More »

The One Thing Missing From Your LinkedIn Profile

The One Thing Missing From Your LinkedIn Profile

With now more than 200 million members, LinkedIn has become a social media powerhouse -- and a vehicle for many job hunters. But merely creating a profile and posting your resume on the site won't result in offers of employment suddenly flowing in. Experts say it's important to take at least one more step... Read More »

Teachers And Guns: An Educator Explains Why She Learned To Shoot

Teachers And Guns: An Educator Explains Why She Learned To Shoot

North Carolina public-school employee Michelle Fish can't take a gun to school. But that didn't stop the 42-year-old elementary school librarian from recently participating in a daylong seminar on how to handle and carry a gun. Fish was one of a dozen or so educators in the Tar Heel State who attended the... Read More »

8,500 New Work-From-Home Job Openings This Week

8,500 New Work-From-Home Job Openings This Week

Work-from-home careers were once the domain of ambitious housewives who wanted to make a bit of extra money by selling cosmetics or housewares while still raising their kids. Not anymore. According to latest Census Bureau figures, nearly 1 in 10 workers work from home, as both men and women, baby boomers and... Read More »

10 Careers With Rock-Bottom Unemployment Rates

10 Careers With Rock-Bottom Unemployment Rates

The sluggish economy has many workers anxious about job security. Yet despite the nation's high 7.8 percent unemployment rate, there are careers out there with jobless rates so low as to nearly guarantee a job to anyone qualified to work in those fields. What kinds of jobs are they? Of the 10 listed here,... Read More »

The Hidden Job Market Is Even Bigger Than You Think

The Hidden Job Market Is Even Bigger Than You Think

Many job seekers are frustrated by the inability to find a job despite sending out dozens, hundreds or even thousands of resumes. To many, it seems like their applications are being sucked into a black hole. That perception may be truer than they know, because of something called the hidden job market --... Read More »

U.S. Will Recover Lost Jobs In 2 Years -- If We're Lucky

U.S. Will Recover Lost Jobs In 2 Years -- If We're Lucky

The stubbornly high unemployment rate has many critics pondering whether the U.S. can once again be the great job-creation engine it once was. Though the nation has added an average 157,000 jobs each month since the recovery began in early 2010, the economy has to add 165,000 jobs each month for two years... Read More »

Attorney Kate Baker Alleges Boss Bullied Her Into Staying Single, Childless

Attorney Kate Baker Alleges Boss Bullied Her Into Staying Single, Childless

By her own assessment, Kate Baker was a competent attorney who also wanted a personal life. But her boss, Chris Lingard allegedly saw things differently, berating Baker and her work, and telling her not to have a relationship or children. The "bullying" that she experienced at the Follett Stock law firm,... Read More »

Whom To Follow On Twitter For Your Job Search In 2013

Whom To Follow On Twitter For Your Job Search In 2013

When it comes to career advice offered on Twitter, there's no shortage of so-called experts. So whom do you turn to? AOL Jobs has compiled this list of the 13 best job experts who routinely dispense insights into landing a job or a new career through Twitter, the popular microblogging social media... Read More »

Dish Network: The Meanest Employer In America?

Dish Network: The Meanest Employer In America?

It isn't clear why Dish Network Corp. wants to spend $2.4 billion to gobble up Clearwire Corp. and its desirable chunk of high-speed wireless network capacity. But Clearwire employees have ample reason to hope the deal won't go through, seeing as there's no shortage of Dish employees who find the... Read More »

10 Most Stressful Jobs In The U.S.

10 Most Stressful Jobs In The U.S.

Stress on the job has many sources. You may have a demanding boss or clients to please, work odd hours, or the duties themselves may occasionally put your health and well-being at risk. In fact, consistently putting oneself in the line of fire -- literally or figuratively -- is characteristic of the most... Read More »

The Freelance Life: One Man's Journey To Becoming His Own Boss

The Freelance Life: One Man's Journey To Becoming His Own Boss

When Brooke Dixon move to New York and began looking for work a few years back, the Web developer turned to freelancing to earn a living and found himself in demand. But he quickly discovered that there was a downside: getting paid on time -- or at all. Dixon (pictured above) says he was hired to build a new... Read More »

Least Stressful Job In America Is ...

Least Stressful Job In America Is ...

With all the challenges facing today's working Americans, having a low-stress job can go a long way toward improving quality of life. What makes a job low stress? CareerCast.com says it's a combination of factors, including work environment, job competitiveness and risk. The employment website recently... Read More »

What It's Like To Be An Undertaker: 'A Call To Serve'

What It's Like To Be An Undertaker: 'A Call To Serve'

Funeral Director Daniel Honan is busier than he'd like to be these days. As the only undertaker in Newtown, Conn., Honan is working overtime to provide funeral services to families of 11 of the 20 first-graders murdered Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. To help keep pace with the demand, Honan... Read More »

Hot Dog Vendor Clinton Tarver Gets Windfall After Cart Destroyed In Right-To-Work Protests

Hot Dog Vendor Clinton Tarver Gets Windfall After Cart Destroyed In Right-To-Work Protests

It was supposed to be a protest to advocate workers' rights, but a gathering of union members in Lansing, Mich., last week reportedly resulted in thousands of dollars of damage to equipment belonging to small-business owners, including Clinton Tarver, owner of Clint's Hotdog Cart and Casual Catering. Tarver... Read More »

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