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4 Signs It's Time To Quit Your Job

4 Signs It's Time To Quit Your Job

By Lindsay Olson If you're considering quitting your job, you may be indecisive about whether it's the right decision or not. On the one hand, you're pretty miserable. On the other hand, if you wait it out, you might make that promotion next year. While quitting or staying at your job is a personal decision,... 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 »

3 Great Reasons To Pursue Work Outside of Your Field

3 Great Reasons To Pursue Work Outside of Your Field

By Alan Brady When we graduate college, we hope that the job fairy will give us a high-paying job at a great company-the day after we get our loan-financed diplomas, no less. Unfortunately, what usually happens is that we find ourselves sitting in our parents' basements, lamenting the cruelty of fate and... Read More »

4 Reasons To Turn Down A Job

4 Reasons To Turn Down A Job

By Donna Fuscaldo Not all jobs are created equal, which is why you shouldn't feel obligated to accept every offer that comes your way. If taking the job means the difference between living on the street and keeping your house, that's one thing, but if your situation enables you to be picky, career advisors... Read More »

What To Do After Your Career Goes 'Poof'

What To Do After Your Career Goes 'Poof'

Gail Belsky will be blogging for AOL Jobs about her quest to find a new job -- and reinvent her career. This is the first post in her weekly series that will run Mondays. At 51, I've become both a cliche and a victim of circumstance -- neither of which makes me happy. A cliche because I'm a middle-aged woman... Read More »

Using The Right Keywords On Your Resume Will Be Very Important In 2013

Using The Right Keywords On Your Resume Will Be Very Important In 2013

By Vivian Giang If you're applying for a position at a larger firm, your resume will likely be among hundreds - or even thousands - that recruiters receive, and if you don't use the right keywords, you'll risk a chance of never crossing a recruiter's radar. More and more companies are using a... Read More »

How To Develop Powerful Contacts and Connections -- Fast

How To Develop Powerful Contacts and Connections -- Fast

The most frequently offered word of career advice is "network." The problem is that by the time you make a deep enough connection with enough people that one of them knows of a great-fit job for you and pulls strings enough that you land the job, you may be eating cat food. Read More »

Pinch Me: I'm Working Full Time Again

Pinch Me: I'm Working Full Time Again

What's it like, working full-time again after a nearly three-year sabbatical? It's seeing the beautiful full moon, still in the sky at 6:30 in the morning. It's smiling to myself because I feel connected to the world again. I'm no longer an observer, I'm a participant. It's having daily... 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 »

Fastest-Growing Jobs

Fastest-Growing Jobs

Demand for home care nurses is projected to grow a whopping 71 percent between 2010 and 2020. What other careers on Money and PayScale.com's list of America's best jobs will see big opportunities? Read More »

Can You Overcome The Stigma Of Unemployment? Yes

Can You Overcome The Stigma Of Unemployment? Yes

You've heard the statistics: Managers prefer to hire people who already have jobs. The long-term unemployed face steep odds. Some 5.4 million people have been out of work for more than six months, and after about a year of being out of work, their chances of getting a job drop to 1 in 10 per month. Read More »

Is Your Online Profile Keeping You From Getting A Job?

Is Your Online Profile Keeping You From Getting A Job?

By Vickie Elmer Change is good. And changing things up on your online profile can attract attention, whether it's a recruiter or an angel investor or some new followers. This fall brings many good reasons for freshening up our online images: Stepped up networking events, new or renewed emphasis on career... Read More »

Hate Your Job? How To Devise An Exit Strategy

Hate Your Job? How To Devise An Exit Strategy

By Heather Huhman You've finally landed an entry-level job in your "dream career." Awesome, right? Unfortunately, not for everyone. Whether you realize your dream career requires more working hours than you're willing to dedicate or the tasks you're delegated are uninteresting or just plain jarring, having a... Read More »

5 Reasons Recruiters Keep Rejecting You

5 Reasons Recruiters Keep Rejecting You

By Lisa Swan If you want to find a good job these days, you might have to work with a recruiter. Deal with it. That's because today, many companies have dispensed with traditional human resources departments in favor of outside recruiters. It saves the companies beaucoup bucks -- but it also means that you... Read More »

'Hero To Zero' Syndrome: Is This Why Veterans Struggle To Get Jobs?

'Hero To Zero' Syndrome: Is This Why Veterans Struggle To Get Jobs?

Though the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high for Americans generally, data suggest that veterans as a group are having an easier time finding jobs. The unemployment rate among veterans of all ages fell to 6.9 percent in July from 8.6 percent during the same month a year ago, the Labor Department... Read More »

Is A Midlife Career Change Possible In This Economy?

Is A Midlife Career Change Possible In This Economy?

When is it time to give up on your dream of changing careers in midlife? That's the question Cynthia Hart, a former engineer, posed in a LinkedIn discussion. Hart wrote: "I know many of you have made significant career changes.... and I know I cannot be the only one to feel I have 'failed' at trying. I was an... Read More »

10 Jobs That Grew More Than 30 Percent This Year

10 Jobs That Grew More Than 30 Percent This Year

By Susan Ricker Staying up-to-date on economic trends is essential in a job search. An occupation you may be interested in could be declining in growth, while a similar role might be popping up at companies everywhere. Pulling data from national employment resources, CareerBuilder's Supply & Demand... Read More »

How To Get A Job As A Bartender

How To Get A Job As A Bartender

By Kathryn Tuggle Whether you're simply looking to entertain friends at a cocktail party or you're seeking a complete career change, bartending can be a unique and profitable option. Although it may sound like fun, experts say it's not an easy job, and bartending schools across the country boast that the... Read More »

From Waitressing to Dream Job At NASA: How One Mom Did It

From Waitressing to Dream Job At NASA: How One Mom Did It

"I'm a 35-year-old mother of three in my third marriage, working as a waitress, and have... Read More »

Is It Realistic -- Or Reckless -- To Follow Your Dreams?

Is It Realistic -- Or Reckless -- To Follow Your Dreams?

By Matthew Tarpey "Follow your dreams." "Do what you love and the money will follow." Job hunters and the unemployed constantly hear this advice, but is it always good advice? Read More »

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