Gail Belsky

5 Words That Could Change Your Life

5 Words That Could Change Your Life

Gail Belsky, AOL Jobs' career reinvention blogger, explains how she found the job of her dreams -- after age 50. Read More »

What To Do While Waiting For The Job Offer

What To Do While Waiting For The Job Offer

Deciding to go off and explore new career options is like being a genie out of the bottle. You don't want to get stuffed back in until you've had a good look around. I lost out on one job, and am now waiting to hear back about another. This one, at a nonprofit, would be a great opportunity to take my editing... Read More »

Has On-The-Job Training Gone Extinct?

Has On-The-Job Training Gone Extinct?

I lost out on a job last week because I was told I don't have the right experience, or enough of it. I probably don't have all of the right skills, either, but that's not the problem. You can learn new skills in a day, but being experienced at something takes time. There's nothing I can do about my lack of... Read More »

How To Sell Yourself If You Hate Selling

How To Sell Yourself If You Hate Selling

Get tips on how to sell yourself at a job interview, on your resume and in your cover letter. Read More »

How To Keep Up Your Energy For The Long Job Search

How To Keep Up Your Energy For The Long Job Search

Last week I wrote about needing to get out of my own little world and connect with people. I haven't done much about that, but I have gotten an energy boost --mostly from exerting more energy. An insane burst of freelance work had me working 14-hour days, juggling six projects at once. And somehow, the... Read More »

A Veteran's Miraculous Recovery

A Veteran's Miraculous Recovery

Only six weeks after Justin Constantine left his job as a lawyer and arrived in Iraq, the Marine reservist was shot in the face. It was a sniper attack. Stopping to inspect an Iraqi police station that had been shot out the night before, he cautiously exited a vehicle and a bullet entered behind his left ear,... Read More »

Do You Need To Step Out Of Your 'Bubble'?

Do You Need To Step Out Of Your 'Bubble'?

Here's my revelation for the week: I need to step out of my plastic bubble more often and be around people who are doing interesting things. Staying holed up at home, even if I'm busy with freelance work, means missing opportunities to network, get inspired, and recharge my batteries, which are practically on... Read More »

Facing Age Bias? Don't Let It Hold You Back

Facing Age Bias? Don't Let It Hold You Back

I know a few people in their 40s and 50s who reinvented themselves the old-fashioned way: They went back to school. One became a high school teacher. Another became a psychologist. And a third went through an extensive wine certification program and became the marketing director for a wine retailer. School is... Read More »

The Secret Upside To Being Unemployed

The Secret Upside To Being Unemployed

Something happened last week that has made me call off the hunt for right now: I am flooded with freelance work. I'm up to my eyeballs, which is great -- not only from an income standpoint, but also because it's given me some perspective. After the sobering barrage of comments to my last post about contingency... Read More »

Over 50 And Can't Get Hired? Here's A Possible Solution

Over 50 And Can't Get Hired? Here's A Possible Solution

Forget all the gloomy predictions about how baby boomers are not hireable. There is a way to get the skills and income you need. Read More »

Do Women Have An Edge In The Job Search?

Do Women Have An Edge In The Job Search?

Lately, I've been thinking about the issue of gender stereotyping when it comes to job hunting. It's totally un-PC to say that women are better at making personal connections than men, but that's exactly what Sam Pease, a vice president at the Boston career-coaching and job search firm, New Directions, told me... Read More »

How I Found My 'Personal Brand' (And You Can, Too)

How I Found My 'Personal Brand' (And You Can, Too)

I've been at the career-reinvention wheel for nearly two months now, and I've applied for exactly one job. That's because I'm rethinking my new identity and direction. Last week I made a major leap forward as a result of talking to Karen Kang, a personal-branding guru and author of BrandingPays: The Five-Step... Read More »

Making This Phone Call Could Change Your Career

Making This Phone Call Could Change Your Career

Over the last six weeks, I've consulted with four different experts about my career-reinvention journey-and they've all been very helpful. But I've avoided approaching the people who could probably help me the most: my professional contacts. Read More »

Why Your Resume Stinks (And What To Do About It Now)

Why Your Resume Stinks (And What To Do About It Now)

There's nothing like a 90-minute session with a resume maven to point out how little you know about your own accomplishments-or how lame you look on paper. I knew I needed help, but when Miriam Salpeter, a job and social media coach, began her critique, my head started spinning. Read More »

Over 50? What You Should Expect From A Job

Over 50? What You Should Expect From A Job

I'd be lying if I said that I'm not worried about my age -- 51 -- being a problem in my job hunt, especially after working independently for more than a decade. But I just can't believe I'm doomed because of it. I have friends who've switched jobs, acquired new skill sets, and launched satisfying careers after... Read More »

Why You Need A Social Media Makeover

Why You Need A Social Media Makeover

Could I really find a job if I had a better Twitter bio? Or beefed up my Facebook presence? I have to admit I hoped the answer was no. I've largely avoided Facebook and Twitter even though I've had accounts for years. Here's why: I never know what to say. I'm uncomfortable being so public. I'm not... Read More »

A Career Makeover ... In 3 Minutes?

A Career Makeover ... In 3 Minutes?

Gail Belsky is blogging for AOL Jobs about her quest to find a new job -- and reinvent her career. She will be posting every Monday. In the meantime, feel free to share your suggestions, thoughts and ideas in the comments section below. As part of my attempt to reinvent my career, I had my first consult with... Read More »

What To Do After Your Career Goes 'Poof'

What To Do After Your Career Goes 'Poof'

Gail Belsky will be blogging for AOL Jobs about her quest to find a new job -- and reinvent her career. This is the first post in her weekly series that will run Mondays. At 51, I've become both a cliche and a victim of circumstance -- neither of which makes me happy. A cliche because I'm a middle-aged woman... Read More »

Search Jobs

In Partnership With
Keywords:
Location:

Search Articles

Top Companies Hiring

April 13 - April 20

Looking for work? See what companies added new openings this week.