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Soft Skills Are Equally As Important As Hard Skills [Infographic]

Soft Skills Are Equally As Important As Hard Skills [Infographic]

Companies want workers with high emotional intelligence

Interpersonal skills, people skills, emotional intelligence quotient; use whatever fancy lingo you'd like. New research shows employers covet these traits. Read More »

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 »

San Francisco Workers Say Hi With Post-it Window Displays

San Francisco Workers Say Hi With Post-it Window Displays

The city gets a new social network

San Francisco office workers who have some time on their hands have been swapping messages and art by putting Post-it notes in their windows to communicate. Read More »

5 Dangers In Working For A Bad Boss

5 Dangers In Working For A Bad Boss

You've been warned: A bad boss may turn you into a bad employee.

Working for a bad boss can impact you in ways you might not have thought about. Here are five of those less obvious dangers. Read More »

10 Skills Everyone Needs To Thrive In Today's Job Market

10 Skills Everyone Needs To Thrive In Today's Job Market

Employers stress soft skills, new study says

Soft skills are more than just a buzzword, a vast majority of employers say they are equal in importance to traditional hard skills. Read More »

The Skill Set Most Employers Want

The Skill Set Most Employers Want

Soft skills work ethic and dependability top the list

In a survey of hiring managers, CareerBuilder finds so-called soft skills are in high demand. Read More »

5 Sneaky Ways To Get The Recognition You Deserve At Work

5 Sneaky Ways To Get The Recognition You Deserve At Work

Don't get swept under the rug

It’s easy to come off as obnoxious when making a direct plea for recognition you think you deserve. Here's how to do it without looking like a jerk. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to Near 7-Year Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to Near 7-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years. Read More »

Video: Rat Terrorizes Commuters on NYC Subway

Video: Rat Terrorizes Commuters on NYC Subway

"Rat on the train! Rat on the train!"

A viral video finds a stowaway rat terrifying New Yorkers riding the subway during their morning commute. Read More »

UPS Un-Fires 250 Workers It Axed For Participating In Walkout

UPS Un-Fires 250 Workers It Axed For Participating In Walkout

Employees will still serve a 10-day suspension

UPS has re-hired the 250 drivers it fired for participating in a walkout. After receiving criticism, the company made a deal with the local Teamsters union. Read More »

Build Self-Confidence with Resume Addendum

Build Self-Confidence with Resume Addendum

A resume tool to differentiate yourself in the job market

How to use a Resume Addendum as an extra tool to supplement your resume when appealing to prospective employers and recruiters. Read More »

Bouncing Back From a Bad Career Exit

Bouncing Back From a Bad Career Exit

How to answer the question 'Why were you let go?'

No one likes the experience of being fired, but there are ways to get back out there and find a job that's a better fit. Read More »

Think US Teachers Are Overpaid? Try Underpaid

Think US Teachers Are Overpaid? Try Underpaid

American teachers' pay ranks 24th in the world

Many Americans think that teachers in this country get a great deal, but when it comes to pay, they make a lot less than others with equivalent educations. Read More »

She's On a Mission to Help the Long-Term Unemployed Find Jobs

She's On a Mission to Help the Long-Term Unemployed Find Jobs

AOL Jobs catches up with Abby Kohut in San Diego

'Absolutely Abby' Kohut is on a cross country mission to help one million long-term unemployed Americans find jobs. Read More »

10 Children Hospitalized After Waitress Serves Alcohol

10 Children Hospitalized After Waitress Serves Alcohol

The fruit punch at Chicago's Home Run Inn is for adults only

Ten kids were described as being in "good-to-fair" condition after a waitress at a Chicago restaurant accidentally served them alcohol. Read More »

Negotiate Your Starting Salary Like A Boss

Negotiate Your Starting Salary Like A Boss

Accepting a lowball offer could hurt you for years to come!

Accepting a lowball salary offer could cause you to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your career, according to experts. Read More »

Lawsuit: Nursing Home Hired Strippers To Entertain Seniors

Lawsuit: Nursing Home Hired Strippers To Entertain Seniors

Were they stripped of their dignity?

The family of an 85-year-old woman is suing the Long Island retirement home that allegedly hired strippers to entertain residents. Read More »

Wackiest Reasons People Miss Work

Wackiest Reasons People Miss Work

'The cat got out' is not an acceptable excuse at most places

Off-the-wall excuses not to come to work can do more harm than good. Read More »

Equal Pay, But Maybe Not For You

Equal Pay, But Maybe Not For You

Executive orders cover only some women

President Obama signed two executive orders that address the fact that women make 77 cents on every dollar that a man earns. Problem solved? Well, no. Read More »

E-Cigarette Explodes In Bartender's Face

E-Cigarette Explodes In Bartender's Face

Turns out "smoke-free" isn't 100% accurate

A U.K. bartender and a pub customer were burned when a fellow worker's e-cigarette exploded after being plugged into an iPad charger behind the bar. Read More »

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