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A Breakdown Of 10 Common Career Struggles

A Breakdown Of 10 Common Career Struggles

Tackle these difficult work situations one step at a time

Detailed and practical advice for some of the most common situations jobseekers and unhappy workers find themselves in. Read More »

College Dropout Diary:

College Dropout Diary: "Go Big, or Go Home"

The perils of the do-it-all mentality

Continuation of the College Dropout series. A look at life in college and the mentality behind taking on everything. Read More »

College-Dropout Diary: How I Manage Money and Time

College-Dropout Diary: How I Manage Money and Time

Looking at the life of someone without a degree or paying job.

Dropping out is always a turn in our curved-line lives. But for this young adult, it's not the end of the world just yet. Read More »

Enterprising Marijuana Moms Balance Cannabis Career and Family

Enterprising Marijuana Moms Balance Cannabis Career and Family

5 moms share their stories of working in weed

Brittany Driver, marijuana critic for The Cannabist, is one of a new breed of parent embarked on a career within the growing industry. 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 »

Why This 99-Year-Old Real Estate Agent Still Works Every Day

Why This 99-Year-Old Real Estate Agent Still Works Every Day

'I've thought about [retiring], but what would I do?'

Stewart Wade says his best years were his most recent ones. 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 »

How I Went From Miserable Executive to Thriving & Happy Business-of-One

How I Went From Miserable Executive to Thriving & Happy Business-of-One

Learn the secret to finding career happiness on your own

J.T. O'Donnell shares how she used the Career L.U.C.K. process she showcases on AOL to find the career satisfaction she always wanted. 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 »

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 »

How I Learned: Everyone's a Critic, So Don't Take It Personally

How I Learned: Everyone's a Critic, So Don't Take It Personally

But don't embrace your flaws

How one man learned to stop embracing his flaws and got better at accepting criticism. One of the 10 soft skills featured in AOL Jobs Week 2014 Read More »

How I Learned: Be Flexible, Adapt or Die

How I Learned: Be Flexible, Adapt or Die

Learn to adapt and embrace change with confidence

Soft Skill: Flexibility. The one constant in most jobs today is change. If you can embrace change and adapt, you are one step ahead of the pack. Read More »

Love at Work: 5 Couples Tell Their Stories

Love at Work: 5 Couples Tell Their Stories

What better place to learn more about a person than at work

With the amount of time we spend at work, it's not surprising that sparks start to fly. Here are five couples who met at work, each with a story of their own. Read More »

How I Learned: The Surprising Danger of Making Assumptions

How I Learned: The Surprising Danger of Making Assumptions

Overcome the Sacred Cows that block your creative problem solving

How I learned to stop watching everyone else and unleash my inner creative beast. A creative guru on problem-solving skills featured as part of AOL Jobs Week. Read More »

How I Learned: Four Tips To Improve Your Self-Confidence

How I Learned: Four Tips To Improve Your Self-Confidence

Stop trying to impress others. Focus on the real purpose for your efforts.

If a lack of self-confidence holds you back from stepping up in your career, these tips could help you get in the game! Read More »

How I Learned: Working Well Under Pressure

How I Learned: Working Well Under Pressure

Washing dishes and breaking news taught me to handle pressure

Working under pressure is a soft skill that's kind of hard. Not everyone has it. Here's how I learned it. One of 10 skills featured in AOL Jobs Week 2014. Read More »

How I Learned: Time Management's Soft Skill That Can Change Your Career and Life

How I Learned: Time Management's Soft Skill That Can Change Your Career and Life

Express your values through your actions and watch what happens

Time management is a soft skill that has the potential to transform your life, letting you get more done at work and at home in the hours you already have. Read More »

How I Learned: Why Communication Skills Are Key At Work

How I Learned: Why Communication Skills Are Key At Work

What works for Wall Street might not play with college students

Communication is the key to understanding and is only effective when it's tailored to the audience. Read More »

How I Learned: Positive Attitude Makes The Difference

How I Learned: Positive Attitude Makes The Difference

Positive energy is contagious. Catch it if you can!

Soft skills: Positive Attitude. How the power of a positive attitude and great energy can transform your career. Read More »

This Weak Unemployment News - Help Americans Work

This Weak Unemployment News - Help Americans Work

It's time to get people who want to work back to work

One long-term unemployed citizen reflects on a meeting he attended of CEOs and the Obama administration at the White House. Read More »

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