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Beyond the Dead End: Steer Clear of These Positions

Beyond the Dead End: Steer Clear of These Positions

Don't be a modern day Oompa Loompa

Beyond the dead end: steer clear of these positions. Look out for these dangerous places to park your career. Read More »

Making Hard Career Choices

Making Hard Career Choices

How to write your own life story

A philosopher's view on how hard career choices are a Godsend instead of a curse and help us define the life we really want. Read More »

60-Second Coach: Why a Career Tweak May Be All The Change You Need

60-Second Coach: Why a Career Tweak May Be All The Change You Need

'Desperately seeking job ... but have no experience'

Making a career change or tweak. Of special interest to educators and HR people but broadly applicable, including to self-employment. Read More »

Sell Yourself Like Real Estate

Sell Yourself Like Real Estate

10 steps to close the deal

When it comes to selling yourself, and we all have to do it, there's a lot of similarity to real estate. Read More »

What My Mom Taught Me About Work

What My Mom Taught Me About Work

We celebrate moms this week at AOL Jobs. First up, the teacher

It's Teacher Appreciation Week and contributor Jack Silbert shares the influence his mom's chosen profession had on him and other children. Read More »

Cartoonist's Marijuana Superhero 'The Bud' A Hit At Comic Con

Cartoonist's Marijuana Superhero 'The Bud' A Hit At Comic Con

It's a bird, it's a plane. It's a giant marijuana bud!

Cartoonist Greg Edmund has created a pot-themed character whose popularity has risen in concord with the mainstreaming of marijuana. Read More »

The Role of Job Clubs in a Job Search

The Role of Job Clubs in a Job Search

Job clubs offer accountability and a chance to share leads

There are many shapes and sizes of job clubs. Learn their many different purposes and how to start one or find an existing club in your area. 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 »

Age Just A Number For New Fed Chief Yellen

Age Just A Number For New Fed Chief Yellen

Redefining career trajectories for everyone

New fed chief Janet Yellen assumes the role at age 67. She demonstrates it is possible to get a plum position that you've worked toward for decades. Read More »

After the NFL: Houston Oiler Bo Eason Transcended the Safety Zone

After the NFL: Houston Oiler Bo Eason Transcended the Safety Zone

The more personal the story, the more universal it is

Former Houston Oiler Bo Eason has made a iivelihood out of teaching people how to tell their stories as well as he tells his. Read More »

After the NFL: NY Giant Scott Brunner Finds New Way To Stay In The Game

After the NFL: NY Giant Scott Brunner Finds New Way To Stay In The Game

Coaching and mentoring promising young football players

Former N.Y. Giant quarterback Scott Brunner has long left the game as a player but keeps the football in his career in many other ways. Read More »

How to Finesse a Promotion at Work

How to Finesse a Promotion at Work

Meeting new people is always at the top of the list

Want to land a promotion at your current company? Tips to make it happen. Read More »

'I Have The Best Job In The World': What It Takes To Be A Taster At The Jack Daniel Distillery

'I Have The Best Job In The World': What It Takes To Be A Taster At The Jack Daniel Distillery

The famous liquor company has a team of 50 whiskey tasters

The experience of being the Master Whiskey Taster for Jack Daniel. Read More »

This Is The 'Harvard Of Santa Schools,' Where The Absolute Best Santas Go To Train For The Holiday Season

This Is The 'Harvard Of Santa Schools,' Where The Absolute Best Santas Go To Train For The Holiday Season

Not all Santas are treated equally

The Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School is the Harvard of Santa schools. Read More »

'Dilbert' Comic Creator Explains How to Fail Your Way to Success

'Dilbert' Comic Creator Explains How to Fail Your Way to Success

Scott Adams says goals are limiting and passion is overrated

Dilbert creator Scott Adams explains why repeated failures hardly spell career doom. Read More »

5 Programs Helping The Long-Term Unemployed Find Work

5 Programs Helping The Long-Term Unemployed Find Work

Long-term unemployment has surged 213 percent since 2007

There are some 4.1 million workers who are considered the "long-term unemployed." Several programs are designed to help them out. Read More »

What Sized Company Is Right For You?

What Sized Company Is Right For You?

One size company does not suit all applicants. Here's why

Different size companies offer different work experiences. Here's help figuring out which is right for you. Read More »

Thanks For Letting Me Stop By

Thanks For Letting Me Stop By

Lessons learned in a year of self-discovery. Ready to launch.

It's time to move on to the next adventure in the career journey I've been chronicling here for a couple of months. Read More »

How to Get Your Side Business Started While Working a Day Job

How to Get Your Side Business Started While Working a Day Job

True job security no longer exists

How can you ease the transition to working for yourself without endangering your 9-to-5? Read More »

3 Of 10 Millennials Forced To Move Back Home After Starting Career

3 Of 10 Millennials Forced To Move Back Home After Starting Career

Higher rate than Gen X and Baby Boomers when they started, study says

Roughly three out of ten millennials are starting their careers while living at home. That's much higher than it was for Generation X and Baby Boomers. Read More »

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