Over the last six weeks, I've consulted with four different experts about my career-reinvention journey-and they've all been very helpful. But I've avoided approaching the people who could probably help me the most: my professional contacts. Read More »
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 »
I'm sorry to say that I've developed a skeptical attitude toward career coaches and interview counselors and, in general, toward the profusion of job search advice I find everywhere on the Internet.
A whole industry seems to have sprung up to serve the needs of unemployed people. While I'm sure this is good... Read More »
Anyone who's ever watched TLC has probably both laughed and cringed, and finally applauded, at the work of fashion gurus Stacy London and Clinton Kelly on the cable network's long-running reality hit, "What Not to Wear.' Together they've taken hundreds of fashion neophytes and retrofitted them for work, love... Read More »
"You've done nothing wrong!"
That's one of the most important messages Dr. Phil McGraw wants to send you as you try to recover from these difficult times and try to find work. "The decisions that caused this economic crisis happened at pay grades way above you and me. We're kind of caught up in the flow... Read More »
Donald Trump could well be the most famous boss in the world. Not only does he employ thousands, but he also fires hundreds and hires a handful on national television. Each week on NBC's 'The Apprentice,' be it staffed with celebrities or regular folk, he doles out employment information that is heard and... Read More »
You could say that Rachael Ray is an accidental multi-media star. She readily admits to having stumbled upon her superstar status. "I never wanted to be on food television or daytime television," she confesses. "I never thought I'd author a cookbook. I just knew that I wanted to work in food, and the rest of... Read More »
Suze Orman hasn't always been a personal finance guru. Her father, a Russian immigrant, owned a deli on the South Side of Chicago and when she was older, she moved to Berkeley, Calif., and became a waitress. When she was able to borrow enough to start her own restaurant, she lost all her money in about four... Read More »
With 14.5 million Americans jobless and the unemployment rate at 9.4 percent, President Barack Obama delivers his second State of the Union address on Tuesday and is expected to focus on job creation, American competitiveness and the overall state of the economy. Read More »
What are the true secrets to success? AOL Jobs turned to the best in their field to find out how they made it to the top. Donald Trump shares tips for getting hired (and NOT fired), Suze Orman advises on the best way to ask for and manage your salary and Rachael Ray provides insights into chasing your dreams... Read More »
As a child whenever you were faced with a personal struggle you turned to an experienced expert to help overcome your fears. On the sports field you turned to a coach for advice, and in the classroom you were guided by teachers. As an adult, you can turn to a life coach or a career coach for help when you hit a... Read More »