J.T. O'Donnell

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J.T. O'Donnell is a career and workplace expert who founded the top-ranked career advice site, CAREEREALISM.com. In 2009, she launched CareerHMO, the first on-line career care membership site which specializes in curing chronic career pain.

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Study: 1 In 2 Professionals Will Be Independent Contractors By 2020

Study: 1 In 2 Professionals Will Be Independent Contractors By 2020

Why Becoming A "Business-of-One" Can Be Better For Your Career

New study shows why more contemporary workers are leaning toward freelance work instead of traditional full-time jobs. Read More »

13 Intelligent Reasons to Spend More Time on LinkedIn

13 Intelligent Reasons to Spend More Time on LinkedIn

Don't Put Off Your Use Of LinkedIn...Here's Why:

Statistics that will make you see why spending an hour or so on LinkedIn each week could help your career dramatically. Read More »

Do 'Hot' People Make Better Employees? One Study Suggests 'Yes'

Do 'Hot' People Make Better Employees? One Study Suggests 'Yes'

How Attractive People Save Employers Money

New university study indicates attractive people get sick less and may be a better bet fore employers looking to minimize sick time usage. Read More »

Admit It, You Actually Like Work Better Than Your Family

Admit It, You Actually Like Work Better Than Your Family

Study shows most of us less stressed on the job

A new study shows your stress levels decrease at work and rise at home. Does that mean you like your job better than your family? Not necessarily... Read More »

Catapult Your Career With 'Social Currency'

Catapult Your Career With 'Social Currency'

What Jim Carrey Can Teach You About Career Success

Want to catapult your career? Use social currency to network your way to the top. Tools like LinkedIn and Mingle can help you expand you career friends. Read More »

Top 5 Most Common Errors On LinkedIn That Make You Look Bad

Top 5 Most Common Errors On LinkedIn That Make You Look Bad

Why A Crummy Profile Hurts Your Professional Credibility

5 mistakes you shouldn't make on a LinkedIn profile. Your career identity can suffer. No matter how successful you are, a strong online presence is key. Read More »

Amazon Subsidiary Zappos Plans Only to Hire 'Insiders'

Amazon Subsidiary Zappos Plans Only to Hire 'Insiders'

To get hired, you may need to be an insider

High-profile online shoe retailer Zappos has done away with job postings. Now, you must join 'Zappos Insiders' to be considered for a job. Is that fair? Read More »

#1 Trait Needed to Build A $200M Business (Or, A Successful Career)

#1 Trait Needed to Build A $200M Business (Or, A Successful Career)

Everyone is born with the same capacity to develop this key trait

Do you have what it takes to achieve HUGE success? This one trait determines it all. Read More »

Will You Be Indispensable At Age 72?

Will You Be Indispensable At Age 72?

7 secrets to being indispensable at work

Ever wonder what it takes to be in-demand your entire career? This woman will show you what it takes.... Read More »

5 Tips For Minimizing Second-Hand Stress At Work

5 Tips For Minimizing Second-Hand Stress At Work

How to avoid letting office mates stress you out

Second-hand stress from those you work with can make your life miserable. Learn tips for minimizing the impact other people's stress has on you. Read More »

Graduation Tip: How To Make $1,000,000/Year

Graduation Tip: How To Make $1,000,000/Year

What you need to know about making more money

A student asked me how he could make $1,000,000/year. This is what I told him... Read More »

Does 'Out-of-Work' Mean Damaged Goods?

Does 'Out-of-Work' Mean Damaged Goods?

Don't let being let go hurt your chances of getting hired

Were you let go and fear employers see you as damaged goods? If so, read this... Read More »

A Breakdown Of 10 Common Career Struggles

A Breakdown Of 10 Common Career Struggles

Tackle these difficult work situations one step at a time

Detailed and practical advice for some of the most common situations jobseekers and unhappy workers find themselves in. Read More »

Best Way To Explain Your Job-Jumping Past

Best Way To Explain Your Job-Jumping Past

Don't let job-jumping hurt your chances of getting hired

Is a job-jumping past hurting your search for work? Learn how to show employers your diverse past makes you a great candidate for the job. Read More »

How to Survive 3 Layoffs in 2 Years & Still Get a Job Quickly

How to Survive 3 Layoffs in 2 Years & Still Get a Job Quickly

From unemployed to popping champagne - jobseeker success story

What do you do when you get laid-off 2X in 6 months? You seek career advice to help you build a gameplan to change your job search strategy and career path. Read More »

How I Went From Miserable Executive to Thriving & Happy Business-of-One

How I Went From Miserable Executive to Thriving & Happy Business-of-One

Learn the secret to finding career happiness on your own

J.T. O'Donnell shares how she used the Career L.U.C.K. process she showcases on AOL to find the career satisfaction she always wanted. Read More »

It's Never Too Late To Change Careers

It's Never Too Late To Change Careers

Best strategy for making the switch to a better career

You can change career directions, but not without a clear gameplan. Learn how to break down the barriers and make the switch. Read More »

Had Big Career Success & Now Struggling To Get A Job? Here's What To Do...

Had Big Career Success & Now Struggling To Get A Job? Here's What To Do...

Tips for convincing employers you're not too experienced

After a successful career, how do you convince employers you will be a good fit for their lower-level jobs? Read More »

How I Learned: Four Tips To Improve Your Self-Confidence

How I Learned: Four Tips To Improve Your Self-Confidence

Stop trying to impress others. Focus on the real purpose for your efforts.

If a lack of self-confidence holds you back from stepping up in your career, these tips could help you get in the game! Read More »

Lunchtime Live! Create Your Own Career Luck With J.T. O'Donnell Tuesday [REPLAY]

Lunchtime Live! Create Your Own Career Luck With J.T. O'Donnell Tuesday [REPLAY]

The secret to making things happen

J.T. O'Donnell of the Career Luck Project takes questions for Jobs Week on how to make your own luck happen. Read More »

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