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911 Operator Saves Her Father's Life -- Her First Day On The Job

The voice on the other end was familiar

A new 911 operator gets a call from her aunt because her father has gone into diabetic shock. A cool head and good training help save her dad's life. Read More »

Where Boomers and Millennials Work Together To Get Jobs

Where Boomers and Millennials Work Together To Get Jobs

Journey from Trader Joe's to digital media marketer

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is not just for old people. Here's the story of a 2009 college grad who found his dream job by networking with other members. Read More »

Pot Party Planner Blazes New Career Path

Pot Party Planner Blazes New Career Path

One career door closed for Jane West, but another opened

Jane West's canna-friendly activities cost her a corporate job but the offers haven't stopped flowing in for her sophisticated event planning services. Read More »

This Resume Tool Got Me a Job in 5 Months

This Resume Tool Got Me a Job in 5 Months

The resume addendum works well if your job history is long

How a new tool - the resume addendum - can help set your resume apart from the pack, especially for the older unemployed. Read More »

Landed a New Job Working With Animals Thanks to Help From Neighbors

Landed a New Job Working With Animals Thanks to Help From Neighbors

How a healthcare specialist got her job at a veterinary hospital

Public relations specialist Peggy Schunk shares how she benefited from the peer support from Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA during her successful job search. Read More »

Early Jobs of 2014 Academy Award Nominees

Early Jobs of 2014 Academy Award Nominees

You've got to start somewhere, even if you're an Oscar nominee

First jobs of selected nominees for 2014 Oscars. How did Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper and others get their start? Read More »

Lunchtime Live! How I Got My Job Monday [REPLAY]

Learn from the success of other jobseekers

AOL Jobs Week continues with a Google Hangout featuring people who share their strategies for landing new jobs. Read More »

How I Landed a Great Job in 5 Months After 50

How I Landed a Great Job in 5 Months After 50

Age vs. relevance: When interviewing, master the 4Rs

Know how you're different and don't be afraid to demonstrate it. There is hope and opportunity in the job market after age 50. 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 »

GM's First Woman CEO Hopes To Motivate Science Students

GM's First Woman CEO Hopes To Motivate Science Students

Mary Barra's appointment is unusual for more than just her gender

General Motors' first female CEO may push the automaker toward more product development. Read More »

Meet Washington's Marijuana Industry Attorney of the Year

Meet Washington's Marijuana Industry Attorney of the Year

Q&A with Hilary Bricken of the Canna Law Group

Lawyer Hilary Bricken is racking up awards for traditional Puget Sound deal-making and her firm's ground-breaking accomplishments in the marijuana industry. Read More »

Make A Living While Searching For Dream Job

Make A Living While Searching For Dream Job

Navigating the waters of freelance and contract work

Navigating the freelance and contract work waters. How temporary jobs can be just as rewarding as full time work and can often lead to a dream job Read More »

Does America Need Immigrants For Low-Skilled Work?

Does America Need Immigrants For Low-Skilled Work?

Congress will explore immigration reform in 2014

There are some 40.4 million immigrants living in the U.S. today. Does America need to welcome immigrants to take care of low-skilled work? 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 »

Make the Coming Year Different with A Mindful Plan

Make the Coming Year Different with A Mindful Plan

What do you want and why is it important to you?

Tired of failing to achieve your New Year's Resolutions? Make a mindful plan instead and create your best year ever! Read More »

'They Were So Beautiful. He Was So Tanned': A Reporter Covering The JFK Motorcade Looks Back

'They Were So Beautiful. He Was So Tanned': A Reporter Covering The JFK Motorcade Looks Back

Bob Huffaker was a 27-year old television broadcaster for CBS outlet KRLD

Any American who was alive on Nov. 22, 1963, remembers where he was that day. This is the story of a worker who bore witness to the assassination of JFK. Read More »

Feel-Good Friday: Operating Room Dance-Off

Staff at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco follow lead of their patient

Joy in the face of a life-and-death procedure; a dance-off in the OR. Read More »

First Hooters Girl Lynne Austin Looks Back After 30 Years

First Hooters Girl Lynne Austin Looks Back After 30 Years

There have been 300,000 Hooters girls since 1983

Hooter's is marking its 30th anniversary. The first Hooters girl Lynne Austin looks back. Read More »

Texas Police Officer Gets Shot And Still Manages To Arrest Assailant

Ann Carrizales was shot while making a routine traffic stop

Ann Carrizales was working the overnight shift Saturday for the Stafford Police Department. And she managed to fight through gunshots to make an arrest. Read More »

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