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5 Mistakes Smart People Make At Work

5 Mistakes Smart People Make At Work

Good work does not excuse temper tantrums

Think intelligent people are always good co-workers? Think again. Smart people are prone to serious mistakes that can have lasting career implications. 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 »

How to Kill Your Career in Cleveland in 3 Emails or Less

How to Kill Your Career in Cleveland in 3 Emails or Less

'Devil Wears Prada' plays out over spurned LinkedIn request

The head of the Cleveland Job Bank might have to return her IABC award after her private lambast on LinkedIn turned into a public meltdown. Read More »

Transcend Your Job Description: A Fun Way to Give Yourself Purpose at Work

Transcend Your Job Description: A Fun Way to Give Yourself Purpose at Work

Chisel your job title into one that means something

Uncertainty at work killing you? Give yourself a purpose that will be a source of inspiration and gain you respect from your co-workers. Read More »

Thinking of Joining a Startup?  Read This Before You Do

Thinking of Joining a Startup? Read This Before You Do

Most startups aren't the ones you hear about on TV

There is the romantic side of the startup world and then there is the reality of it. Long days, hard work, sleepless nights. This is that story. Read More »

Ask Donna: Answers to AOL Jobs Reader Questions On Wages and Overtime

Ask Donna: Answers to AOL Jobs Reader Questions On Wages and Overtime

Can my boss clock me out if I work through lunch?

Our resident employment attorney answers reader questions about being paid if you work through lunch and if religious employees are covered by overtime laws. Read More »

How to Apply for An Internal Transfer

How to Apply for An Internal Transfer

Is it appropriate to use office email to apply for a transfer?

There's a certain etiquette involved with applying for a transfer to another part of the same company. Follow these guidelines to ensure a successful outcome. Read More »

Why You Shouldn't Be Proud Of A 60-Hour Workweek

Why You Shouldn't Be Proud Of A 60-Hour Workweek

There's a difference between working hard and working too much

Your 60-hour work week is not a good thing. It's unhealthy, it stunts the growth of our businesses and it's unsustainable. Read More »

Having Fun At Work Is More Important Than You Think [REPLAY]

Having Fun At Work Is More Important Than You Think [REPLAY]

Concrete tips to improve work life

Dreading the job at which you spend a third of your day is toxic. Tune in to a discussion on improving work life with tips you can actually use. Read More »

Overcome The F-Word: It's Not What You Think

Overcome The F-Word: It's Not What You Think

Know it, understand it, own it ... and step through it

AOL Brand Group Susan Lyne makes her debut as a LinkedIn influencer and talks about the launch of MAKERS and advice she wishes someone had given her. Read More »

Am I Being Targeted For Layoff Due To My Age?

Am I Being Targeted For Layoff Due To My Age?

4 ways to prove age discrimination

How can you tell if your age is the reason you were targeted for a layoff? There are many ways companies discriminate and it is illegal. Knowledge is power. Read More »

15 Simple Tips To Becoming A Superstar Employee

15 Simple Tips To Becoming A Superstar Employee

Your co-workers will wonder how you do it

Concrete, painless tips to standing out at work. We'd all like to shine at work and land the promotion we feel we deserve. Follow these tips and you will. Read More »

What to Do When Your Co-Worker Is Dumb As a Post

What to Do When Your Co-Worker Is Dumb As a Post

Challenge of the colleague who never seems to 'get it'

There will come a time when you find yourself working with someone who demonstrates no functional ability. Empathy, coaching and other advice for how to cope. Read More »

Women: Stop Apologizing So Much At Work!

Women: Stop Apologizing So Much At Work!

What being overly apologetic could mean for your career

Women have an auto-apology problem and this could hurt them at work. If your reflexive response is 'I'm sorry' you're diminishing your authority. Read More »

How I Learned: Be Flexible, Adapt or Die

How I Learned: Be Flexible, Adapt or Die

Learn to adapt and embrace change with confidence

Soft Skill: Flexibility. The one constant in most jobs today is change. If you can embrace change and adapt, you are one step ahead of the pack. Read More »

Lunchtime Live! Meet The Breadwinning Moms [REPLAY]

Lunchtime Live! Meet The Breadwinning Moms [REPLAY]

Return to this page on Friday at 12:30 ET to tune in

Do moms who are the family breadwinners like that role? Working Mother just released a study to find out and we'll be talking about that at this Lunchtime Live! 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 »

Timeless Quotes from One Cool Dude: Abraham Lincoln

Timeless Quotes from One Cool Dude: Abraham Lincoln

Sometimes your job just makes you want to crawl into a one-room cabin and shut out the world. Lincoln may be the most quoted president of them all. Read More »

How I Learned: Working Well Under Pressure

How I Learned: Working Well Under Pressure

Washing dishes and breaking news taught me to handle pressure

Working under pressure is a soft skill that's kind of hard. Not everyone has it. Here's how I learned it. One of 10 skills featured in AOL Jobs Week 2014. Read More »

Do I Have To Disclose My Medical Condition To A Potential Employer?

Do I Have To Disclose My Medical Condition To A Potential Employer?

What an employer can and can't ask about your disability in an interview

If you have a disability, you should know your rights before you go into a job interview. Here's what you need to know about disability discrimination in hiring. Read More »

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