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How One Man Earns Up To $1,000 A Week By Standing In Line

How One Man Earns Up To $1,000 A Week By Standing In Line

Sample sale? Concert tickets? He's got you covered.

New York-based Same Ole Line Dudes (SOLD Inc.) can be hired to wait in line for anything, from sample sales to Saturday Night Live tickets. Read More »

Barber Puts Famous Faces On People's Heads

Barber Puts Famous Faces On People's Heads

San Antonio's Rob Ferrel cuts lifelike celebrity portraits in hair

Texas barber Rob Ferrel cuts and draws celebrity portraits on the heads of his customers, creating realistic images of actors and athletes. Read More »

Hooray For The Invisibles At Work

Hooray For The Invisibles At Work

Learn from people who just get stuff done well

Many successful people are motivated by the intrinsic reward of doing great work. Author David Zweig explains why these 'Invisibles' are worthy role models. Read More »

Career & Life Lessons from C-SPAN Top Interviewer Brian Lamb

Career & Life Lessons from C-SPAN Top Interviewer Brian Lamb

Put yourself where good things are likely to happen

Lessons on conducting interviews and on living life. Read More »

YOU Are Your Own Best Recruiter

YOU Are Your Own Best Recruiter

How I moved to another state and got my job at Deluxe

How an earned media specialist made the move from a NYC advertising agency to a small business check specialist in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Read More »

After Drunk Insult, Woman Drops 128 lbs, Turns Hooters Girl

After Drunk Insult, Woman Drops 128 lbs, Turns Hooters Girl

An insult gave her the drive to transform her body and her life.

A southwest Florida woman used a drunken insult about her appearance in a Hooters t-shirt as motivation to lose almost 130 pounds and transform her body. Read More »

Will You Be Indispensable At Age 72?

Will You Be Indispensable At Age 72?

7 secrets to being indispensable at work

Ever wonder what it takes to be in-demand your entire career? This woman will show you what it takes.... 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 »

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 »

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