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Frustrated at Work or in Your Job Search?

Frustrated at Work or in Your Job Search?

You're not alone!

Common workplace and job search frustrations and how to solve them, including co-workers driving you crazy, difficult bosses, and why you didn't get the job. Read More »

Ask Jack: Boss' Dirty Laundry, Respect, and Job Pick of the Week

Ask Jack: Boss' Dirty Laundry, Respect, and Job Pick of the Week

I'm just a regular guy trying to help. What do you want to know?

AOL Jobs contributor Jack Silbert answers all your burning job-related questions. Read More »

Can An Employer Discriminate Against Me Because I Smoke?

Can An Employer Discriminate Against Me Because I Smoke?

In 21 states discrimination against smokers is legal

While many states ban discrimination against smokers, 21 states still permit employers to invade employee privacy. What are your rights in your state? 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 »

Bouncing Back From a Bad Career Exit

Bouncing Back From a Bad Career Exit

How to answer the question 'Why were you let go?'

No one likes the experience of being fired, but there are ways to get back out there and find a job that's a better fit. Read More »

Negotiate Your Starting Salary Like A Boss

Negotiate Your Starting Salary Like A Boss

Accepting a lowball offer could hurt you for years to come!

Accepting a lowball salary offer could cause you to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your career, according to experts. Read More »

Wackiest Reasons People Miss Work

Wackiest Reasons People Miss Work

'The cat got out' is not an acceptable excuse at most places

Off-the-wall excuses not to come to work can do more harm than good. Read More »

The Little-Known Obamacare COBRA Catch-22

The Little-Known Obamacare COBRA Catch-22

Let's tell President Obama to close the gap

AOL Jobs employment law expert uncovers a huge gap in ObamaCare for workers who lose their jobs after open enrollment, and tells you what you can do about it. Read More »

Why Honesty Is Not The Best Policy At Your Exit Interview

Why Honesty Is Not The Best Policy At Your Exit Interview

6 reasons against speaking the whole truth

In some cases, the truth hurts - and it could come back to bite you. Read More »

A Guide To Your First Entry-Level Job

A Guide To Your First Entry-Level Job

10 things new graduates absolutely need to know

The working world is an environment that's far different from school. Read More »

The Real Reason You Didn't Get That Job

The Real Reason You Didn't Get That Job

It's all in the feet, researchers say

Researchers at the University of Kansas say people can accurately judge 90 percent of a person's personality by the shoes they wear. Read More »

8 Power Poses That Make Successful Employees

8 Power Poses That Make Successful Employees

Just assuming a confident pose will give you a power boost

There is scientific evidence to support the beneficial effects of power posing. Read More »

Want To Work With Dogs?

Want To Work With Dogs?

'Dog Talk Diva' tells all

If you're a dog lover thinking about a career working with animals, here's the inside scoop from award-winning dog expert Camilla Gray-Nelson. Read More »

How To Be A Rebel In The Workplace And Survive

How To Be A Rebel In The Workplace And Survive

Don't loiter and chain smoke in the alley behind your building

Too often, rebels at work end up martyrs. A handy guide to bringing about change without ending up getting the shaft. Read More »

How To Get A Raise Without Asking

How To Get A Raise Without Asking

Six passive strategies to get more money

Worried that asking outright for a raise will harm your chances of getting one? Read More »

Does My Employer Have To Pay Earned Sick And Vacation Time When I Leave?

Does My Employer Have To Pay Earned Sick And Vacation Time When I Leave?

Can employers make retroactive changes to PTO policies?

Are your vacation and sick pay earned benefits? Do you have rights if your employer changes PTO policies? AOL Jobs employment law expert Donna Ballman explains. Read More »

College-Dropout Diary: How I Manage Money and Time

College-Dropout Diary: How I Manage Money and Time

Looking at the life of someone without a degree or paying job.

Dropping out is always a turn in our curved-line lives. But for this young adult, it's not the end of the world just yet. 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 »

Career Advice That Is Outdated Or Just Plain Wrong

Career Advice That Is Outdated Or Just Plain Wrong

Wisdom or wis-dumb?

You've likely been advised of all or most of these fallacies. Truth is, everyone's professional makeup is different. Read More »

Career Advancement: What It Is and How to Achieve It

Career Advancement: What It Is and How to Achieve It

Find a sponsor, pronto!

Despite varied definitions of career advancement, there are things that any company can address in order to increase their employees' engagement and loyalty Read More »

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