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3-Month Course Yields 5-Figure Job

3-Month Course Yields 5-Figure Job

App Academy requires 80 to 100 hours per week, but promises payoff

A new form of professional training makes it possible for those who have the inclination and work ethic to land higher-paying jobs. Read More »

Former Hooters Girl Rides a Gooey Pastry to Cinnabon CEO Spot

Former Hooters Girl Rides a Gooey Pastry to Cinnabon CEO Spot

Kat Cole rose from Hooters girl to vice-president at the organization before moving on to become CEO of Cinnabon. Here's how she did it. Read More »

3 Worst Mistakes To Make When Changing Careers

3 Worst Mistakes To Make When Changing Careers

Test your ideas by talking to people and get out of your head

Many people grapple with how to make a successful career change and make a few common, avoidable mistakes. Here are three errors you should watch out for. Read More »

Retired Marketing Executive Flips Burgers To Make Ends Meet

Retired Marketing Executive Flips Burgers To Make Ends Meet

The number of Americans 65 and over who are employed has jumped 67 percent in the last decade.

As an advertising executive, Tom Palome had a career you'd think would pay for retirement. But now he works at Sam's Club and flips burgers. Read More »

11 Surprisingly Dangerous Jobs In The New Economy

11 Surprisingly Dangerous Jobs In The New Economy

With the economy changing, so are the risks.

It used to be easy to define a job as good or bad, easy or tough, safe or dangerous -- but in the new economy it's no longer so cut and dry. Read More »

Beautiful People Have Yet Another Advantage In Job Market

Beautiful People Have Yet Another Advantage In Job Market

New study documents yet another advantage to being beautiful.

Beautiful people make more money, get promoted faster -- and get more job interviews. Read More »

Rejected For A Dream Job After 8 Months

Rejected For A Dream Job After 8 Months

How do you recover from that?

Tess Vigeland on her eight month quest to become next host of NPR's All Things Considered. Read More »

How To Achieve A Huge Goal If You're Over 40

How To Achieve A Huge Goal If You're Over 40

Remember the 64-year-old woman who swam 100 miles? It's never too late.

Remember the 64-year-old woman who swam 100 miles? It's never too late. Read More »

Why I Quit My 'Dream Job' -- Without A Safety Net

Why I Quit My 'Dream Job' -- Without A Safety Net

Tess Vigeland explains why she quit as Marketplace host, leading to a year of being 'adrift.'

Tess Vigeland explains why she quit as Marketplace host, leading to a year of being 'adrift.' Read More »

These Are The Workers Who Quietly Make This Country Run

These Are The Workers Who Quietly Make This Country Run

Forget the celebrities. These are the men and women who make America work.

On Labor Day, recognize America's truly great workers. Read More »

Signs You're In A Dead-End Job

Signs You're In A Dead-End Job

5 tell-tale signs it's time to move on. Read More »

Are Shallow People Happier At Work?

Are Shallow People Happier At Work?

Does happiness make people complacent and self-centered? Read More »

Confessions Of A Crime Scene Cleaner

Confessions Of A Crime Scene Cleaner

A Reddit user describes the worst things he's ever seen and why he does this work. Read More »

Bain Consultant Quits To Work At ... Chipotle

And he learned "some very real world skills." Read More »

92-Year-Old Worker Sets Record At McDonald's

92-Year-Old Worker Sets Record At McDonald's

Is this the oldest McDonald's worker, once and for all? Read More »

Don't Have A 'Stable Work History'? These Employers Don't Want You

Don't Have A 'Stable Work History'? These Employers Don't Want You

Employers are using new language in ads -- which might be a way to weed out the unemployed. Read More »

Career Anxiety: Dreadful, Common And Totally Necessary

Career Anxiety: Dreadful, Common And Totally Necessary

Being anxious can be a good thing. Here's how. Read More »

Could A Bad Job Be Good For You?

Could A Bad Job Be Good For You?

If you hate your job, here are some ways of making it work for you Read More »

Are You Feeling Lost In Your Career?

Are You Feeling Lost In Your Career?

Between the ups and downs of the economy, a conventional career map can sometimes serve as little more than wishful thinking. Read More »

Are Fellowships The New Internships?

Are Fellowships The New Internships?

Some fellowships are completely identical to the unpaid internships of yore. Others, as intensive, yearlong training programs, are completely different. Read More »

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