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Career Lessons From ... A Dog?

Career Lessons From ... A Dog?

You can learn career lessons from books, professors, and mentors. But from ... a dog? Yes, here's what I discovered when I adopted my dog Einstein. After rejecting a pound-full of scary and/or ugly curs, I came upon an white bundle of cuteness and sweetness. He kept pawing on the cage, "Take me! Take me... Read More »

What Your First Job Can Teach You About Succeeding Today

What Your First Job Can Teach You About Succeeding Today

By Susan Ricker Your first full-time job may have been ages ago, but it taught you more lessons than you may realize. From spending habits to co-workers to promotions, your entry to the workforce was a never-ending learning experience. Reflect on your first job, and apply those lessons to your current role. Read More »

Tina Fey and '30 Rock': 7 Career Lessons

Tina Fey and '30 Rock': 7 Career Lessons

Since "30 Rock" is having its finale Thursday, we thought we would republish this article about creator Tina Fey. Take a look, and then share with us the career lessons you've learned from watching the NBC hit show or reading Fey's memoir. By Anthony Balderrama Celebrities don't always make the best role... Read More »

Over 50? What You Should Expect From A Job

Over 50? What You Should Expect From A Job

I'd be lying if I said that I'm not worried about my age -- 51 -- being a problem in my job hunt, especially after working independently for more than a decade. But I just can't believe I'm doomed because of it. I have friends who've switched jobs, acquired new skill sets, and launched satisfying careers after... Read More »

How To Get Ahead At Work: What I Wish My Parents Told Me

How To Get Ahead At Work: What I Wish My Parents Told Me

Don't let my bio fool you. My career has had its travails. I had to learn the following things the hard way. I share them with you here in hopes that you don't have to. Read More »

From Receptionist To The Boss: How I Did It

From Receptionist To The Boss: How I Did It

By Nicole Smartt When I decided to leave my job as a receptionist, I was exhausted and burnt out from making my job a No. 1 priority -- and to top it off, I could barely pay my bills. I loved what I did, but I didn't care for the people in charge who showed no appreciation and no passion. I felt I had enough... Read More »

The Hidden Job Market Is Even Bigger Than You Think

The Hidden Job Market Is Even Bigger Than You Think

Many job seekers are frustrated by the inability to find a job despite sending out dozens, hundreds or even thousands of resumes. To many, it seems like their applications are being sucked into a black hole. That perception may be truer than they know, because of something called the hidden job market --... Read More »

A Career Makeover ... In 3 Minutes?

A Career Makeover ... In 3 Minutes?

Gail Belsky is blogging for AOL Jobs about her quest to find a new job -- and reinvent her career. She will be posting every Monday. In the meantime, feel free to share your suggestions, thoughts and ideas in the comments section below. As part of my attempt to reinvent my career, I had my first consult with... Read More »

4 Career Lessons From HBO's 'Girls'

4 Career Lessons From HBO's 'Girls'

By Susan Ricker The second season of the hit show "Girls" is premiering on HBO Sunday, Jan. 13, and both fans and critics alike are eager to see what happens to the protagonists, four girls in their mid-20s struggling with everything from landing a post-college job to managing their finances for the first... Read More »

6 Career Myths You Shouldn't Fall For

6 Career Myths You Shouldn't Fall For

By Alison Green You've probably heard the same bits of career advice tossed around over and over from well-meaning friends, relatives, and even bosses. But plenty of the maxims that we hear repeated actually aren't true. Here are six of the most popular career myths that you shouldn't fall for. Read More »

Whom To Follow On Twitter For Your Job Search In 2013

Whom To Follow On Twitter For Your Job Search In 2013

When it comes to career advice offered on Twitter, there's no shortage of so-called experts. So whom do you turn to? AOL Jobs has compiled this list of the 13 best job experts who routinely dispense insights into landing a job or a new career through Twitter, the popular microblogging social media... Read More »

New Year's Career Resolutions: 11 Worth Making -- And Keeping

New Year's Career Resolutions: 11 Worth Making -- And Keeping

I hope you'll find at least one of these career- and life-boosting resolutions worth making and maybe even worth keeping: Read More »

Reinvent Your Career During Christmas Vacation: 7 Tips

Reinvent Your Career During Christmas Vacation: 7 Tips

Finally, the holidays are here and you've had a chance to relax and reboot. But as you begin to unwind on Christmas vacation, and enjoy yourself, you may find yourself asking: Have I been happy at work this year? What other job could I be doing that would be more fulfilling -- monetarily and spiritually? Read More »

5 Ways To Pump Up Your Career Muscle

5 Ways To Pump Up Your Career Muscle

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Your career is organic. It is a living, virtually breathing organism that needs to be nourished and exercised. Without attentive, continual care, you cannot expect your career heartbeat to remain vibrant and strong. To prevent career malnourishment, consider applying these five... Read More »

Is Working Hard Working For You?

Is Working Hard Working For You?

By Robert Half International Over the past few years, many people have felt pressure to work harder in order to maintain their job security. But meekly shouldering increasingly heavy workloads isn't necessarily the best way to demonstrate your value. Always being the first to arrive and the last to leave... Read More »

The Insult That Catapulted My Career

The Insult That Catapulted My Career

In 2007, I did a fair amount of work with corporate executive teams on the subject of coaching their entry-level employees -- also referred to as Generation Y. I had been hired to explain the mindset of this new generation of workers and how to coach them in their careers. It was a subject I had come to care a... Read More »

8 Bad Habits That Will Get You Fired

8 Bad Habits That Will Get You Fired

By Alison Green Wondering why you're not advancing in your career more quickly, or why you always seem to be overlooked when it comes time for raises, promotions, or important projects? The answer might be that you're holding yourself back, through one or more of these eight career-killing behaviors. Read More »

3 Reasons Lance Armstrong Is Making a Good Career Move

3 Reasons Lance Armstrong Is Making a Good Career Move

Lance Armstrong is being stripped of his seven Tour De France Titles. He's going to be banned from participating in pro sports. He is in a firestorm of controversy. Everything he has worked for is being taken away. Yet, instead of fighting back, Lance Armstrong is walking away. Is this wise? As a career coach,... Read More »

Feel Stuck? 5 Ways To Get Your Career Moving

Feel Stuck? 5 Ways To Get Your Career Moving

By Beverly Flaxington Do you feel like you should be further along in your career? Have you received performance reviews and felt disappointed that you didn't rate better? Are you stuck or frustrated in your job? You could be engaging in what a recent survey calls "career-limiting habits." The study found... Read More »

How To Be An Olympic Athlete At Work

How To Be An Olympic Athlete At Work

By Vickie Elmer The Summer Olympics, with opening ceremonies July 27 in London, bring us critical lessons on how to prepare for success. Many of the swimmers, tennis players and other athletes will have spent countless hours, days and years in training and preparation for a competition that will be over in... Read More »

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