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The 5 Points of Success

The 5 Points of Success

And how they intersect

The five points of success are Ability, Opportunity, Ingratiation, Desire, and Strategy. Read More »

Ask Jack: Trash-Talk Tweets, Earphones at Work, Job of the Week

Ask Jack: Trash-Talk Tweets, Earphones at Work, Job of the Week

Ask Jack a work question (or he may anonymously tweet about you)

AOL Jobs contributor Jack Silbert answers all your burning job-related questions. Read More »

Beyond the Dead End: Steer Clear of These Positions

Beyond the Dead End: Steer Clear of These Positions

Don't be a modern day Oompa Loompa

Beyond the dead end: steer clear of these positions. Look out for these dangerous places to park your career. Read More »

This Week's Greatest Hits (July 7 - 11)

This Week's Greatest Hits (July 7 - 11)

Top picks for news, advice, and more

This past week we introduced our new Now Hiring feature, and featured a new column from Jack Silbert and the return of Job Descriptions Decoded. Read More »

The Weekly Roundup: 5 Must-Read Job Search Newsletters

The Weekly Roundup: 5 Must-Read Job Search Newsletters

Insights and Advice Delivered Straight to Your Inbox

Five must-read job search and career advice newsletters from experts around the web Read More »

Ask Jack: Sweaty Commutes, Bad Breath, and Job of the Week

Ask Jack: Sweaty Commutes, Bad Breath, and Job of the Week

Ah, the stinky scents of summer. Jack tells you how to cope.

AOL Jobs contributor Jack Silbert answers all your burning job-related questions. Read More »

The Weekly Roundup: All In On LinkedIn

The Weekly Roundup: All In On LinkedIn

43 Tips To Supercharge Your Profile

LinkedIn is your resume, cover letter, professional social network, online portfolio and more. How to optimize your profile with tips from around the web. Read More »

Do 'Hot' People Make Better Employees? One Study Suggests 'Yes'

Do 'Hot' People Make Better Employees? One Study Suggests 'Yes'

How Attractive People Save Employers Money

New university study indicates attractive people get sick less and may be a better bet fore employers looking to minimize sick time usage. Read More »

Weekly Roundup: Fighting Back Against Long-Term Unemployment

Weekly Roundup: Fighting Back Against Long-Term Unemployment

Stay positive and keep your job search on track

Long-Term Unemployment is bad for your physical, psychological and financial health. Stay positive and fight back with expert advice from around the web. Read More »

Ask Jack: Toilet Troubles, Workplace Gossip, and Job of the Week

Ask Jack: Toilet Troubles, Workplace Gossip, and Job of the Week

Flush away your work worries by asking Jack.

AOL Jobs contributor Jack Silbert answers all your burning job-related questions. Read More »

Catapult Your Career With 'Social Currency'

Catapult Your Career With 'Social Currency'

What Jim Carrey Can Teach You About Career Success

Want to catapult your career? Use social currency to network your way to the top. Tools like LinkedIn and Mingle can help you expand you career friends. Read More »

Ask Jack: Bug a Freelance Boss, Online Dating, Job of the Week

Ask Jack: Bug a Freelance Boss, Online Dating, Job of the Week

It's simple: You ask, Jack answers. Any questions?

AOL Jobs contributor Jack Silbert answers all your burning job-related questions. Read More »

The Weekly Roundup: The Power of Your Professional Network

The Weekly Roundup: The Power of Your Professional Network

Networking is critical to career success

Networking is key to career success. How to make connections and grow your professional network with expert advice and insider tips from around the web. Read More »

Ask Jack: Salary Requirements, Faking It, and Job of the Week

Ask Jack: Salary Requirements, Faking It, and Job of the Week

Jack is like a horse whisperer, except for work questions.

AOL Jobs contributor Jack Silbert answers all your burning job-related questions. Read More »

5 Career Tips For Plus-Size Professionals

5 Career Tips For Plus-Size Professionals

'Big girl, big career' coach goes beyond Oscar dress snub

The fury over Melissa McCarthy's Oscar dress rejection highlights challenges career women over size 14 battle when trying to look professional. Read More »

Making the Most of an Unpaid Internship

Making the Most of an Unpaid Internship

Is your donated time worthwhile for your career?

Here are some tips for discerning between good and bad unpaid internships and making the most of the one you have. Read More »

Top 5 Most Common Errors On LinkedIn That Make You Look Bad

Top 5 Most Common Errors On LinkedIn That Make You Look Bad

Why A Crummy Profile Hurts Your Professional Credibility

5 mistakes you shouldn't make on a LinkedIn profile. Your career identity can suffer. No matter how successful you are, a strong online presence is key. Read More »

Ask Jack: Show Me the Money, Burning Bridges & Job of the Week

Ask Jack: Show Me the Money, Burning Bridges & Job of the Week

Sleep easier tonight: Ask Jack a work question.

AOL Jobs contributor Jack Silbert answers all your burning job-related questions. Read More »

4 Things You Should Stop Doing at Work to Start Getting Ahead

4 Things You Should Stop Doing at Work to Start Getting Ahead

Don't wait for progress to come to you

The path to any new experience begins when you know what you want. But there are four issues that make it hard to identify what is really important to us. Read More »

The Weekly Roundup: The One-Two Punch On LinkedIn

The Weekly Roundup: The One-Two Punch On LinkedIn

Perfecting your headline and summary for maximum impact

Make the most out of your headline and summary on professional social networking site LinkedIn with expert advice and insider tips from around the web. Read More »

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