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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 »

What It's Like To Be ... An Improv Comedian

What It's Like To Be ... An Improv Comedian

More of a calling than a ticket to riches

If you're a collaborative person, improv comedy might be for you. AOL Jobs visits Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC to find out more. Read More »

The Highs (And Lows) Of Working For Yourself

The Highs (And Lows) Of Working For Yourself

Excitement mixed with pangs of regret, self-doubt

After 20 years of knowing at least the outline of what each day would bring, going freelance is a regular exercise in mental and emotional self-flagellation. Read More »

Meet The Photographer Who Spent Four Years In A Forensic Morgue

Meet The Photographer Who Spent Four Years In A Forensic Morgue

German photographer Patrik Budenz documented work with the dead

Patrik Budenz went inside the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Berlin to capture real-life crime scene investigation. Here are his photos. Read More »

How A Frito-Lay Janitor Rose To Corporate Executive

How A Frito-Lay Janitor Rose To Corporate Executive

Pursued his version of the Ph.D: 'poor, hungry and determined'

In 1976, Richard MontaƱez was a janitor for Frito-Lay. Now he's an executive. All because he presented the idea of Flamin' Hot Cheetos to company CEO. Read More »

Networking! (How To Just Go Up To Someone and Say You're Awesome)

Networking! (How To Just Go Up To Someone and Say You're Awesome)

Will rely on Ina Garten's secret tip to schmooze through Chicago

Networking is not everyone's cup of tea and even a former national journalist gets uncomfortable. A speaking gig at Chicago Ideas Week offers a chance to grow. Read More »

Girl Develop It Success Stories

Girl Develop It Success Stories

Learning how to code empowers women.

Girl Develop It alums Tracy Bartley and Brenda Storer got the confidence and tech skills they needed to advance their careers. Read More »

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