Career Path

  • Career Disappointments Paralyzing You? Do This...

    Career Disappointments Paralyzing You? Do This...

    Learn how to get back on track and find your confidence

    When you've had a couple of career hiccups, what's the cure? Learn how to finally get your career on track and feel confident in your ability to get the success you want. Here's how... Continue Reading

  • 5 Career Paths For Retail Workers

    5 Career Paths For Retail Workers

    By Debra Auerbach Do you think of working in retail as a short-term job or a long-term career? Too often, job seekers consider it the former, a misconception that can cause them to miss out on opportunities for professional growth. One potential obstacle for job seekers is that they don't know what career... Continue Reading

  • 5 Ways To Kill Your Chances Of A Promotion

    5 Ways To Kill Your Chances Of A Promotion

    By Donna Fuscaldo Everybody knows that showing up on time, being a team player and working hard are keys to advancing a career to become an invaluable employee, but there are some not-so-obvious career killers that can work against you. In today's feeble labor market, employees should steer clear of these... Continue Reading

  • 4 Ways To Ensure You Get A Promotion Next Time

    4 Ways To Ensure You Get A Promotion Next Time

    By Lindsay Olson If you were expecting to get promoted, but got passed over, you're understandably confused and probably frustrated. But how you react and what you choose to do next can greatly affect your career path, so carefully consider your actions. Continue Reading

  • 7 Unusual (And High Paying) Jobs in Science and Technology

    7 Unusual (And High Paying) Jobs in Science and Technology

    By Annie Favreau Faster software, tastier food, cooler robots, greener businesses-science and technology make the world better every day. And if you're interested in going after a science or tech career, contributing to a brighter tomorrow is not the only perk: you seriously raise your chances of finding an... Continue Reading

  • 10 Signs You've Got A Bad Boss

    10 Signs You've Got A Bad Boss

    By Kelly Eggers It's one thing to have a bad boss. It's an entirely different story when your bad boss is one of many at your firm. That could indicate a deeper problem suggesting your company's management culture needs an overhaul. Companies with poor management practices typically have employees who are... Continue Reading

  • 3 Ways You Can Succeed By Thinking Like An Olympic Athlete

    3 Ways You Can Succeed By Thinking Like An Olympic Athlete

    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Some of the most phenomenal young people were in London recently. They are superior athletes who have been laser focused on their sport, some since they were barely old enough to walk. While they have all truly earned a gold medal for the discipline necessary to take this world... Continue Reading

  • 7 Fun Jobs For Extroverts

    7 Fun Jobs For Extroverts

    By Susan Ricker Are you an extrovert who doesn't shy away from confrontation? The type who would intervene to settle friends' arguments? Would you tell someone not to cut the line in the supermarket? Or maybe you don't mind telling a co-worker to stop stealing your Diet Coke from the office fridge? Bottom... Continue Reading

  • Get Out Of Your Career Rut: 9 Steps

    Get Out Of Your Career Rut: 9 Steps

    By Miriam Salpeter Most people are too busy working to stop and think about how to invest in their careers. You may be thinking, "I'm doing my job, isn't that enough?" However, if you want to make sure you stay on the right career track, it takes more than just getting the day-to-day work done to be... Continue Reading

  • How To Become A Firefighter  [Infographic]

    How To Become A Firefighter [Infographic]

    By Claire Kaufman Firefighters are the nation's heroes, from the local volunteer fire brigade to the brave FDNY force who rushed into the burning Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Despite the dangers of the job, firefighting attracts many more applicants than there are positions available. The career is... Continue Reading

  • A Surprising Way To Ensure Lifelong Employment

    A Surprising Way To Ensure Lifelong Employment

    By Jessica Stillman It's hard to imagine that most of us have the same problems as actors Zac Efron and Vin Diesel, but according to research out of MIT, many young professionals share a conundrum with the beautiful people of Hollywood. No, sadly, it's not how to fend off too many adoring fans or maintain... Continue Reading

  • Does Your Resume Show You At Your Best?

    Does Your Resume Show You At Your Best?

    A publisher sent me a book on resume writing the other day. As I was paging through it, I realized something: it's been years since I've sent anyone a resume. During that time, a dozen clients have come and gone, but no one asks for a chronological list of my work history. Which is good, because I don't really... Continue Reading

  • Identify Your Ideal Job & Set Up Your GPS For Getting There

    Identify Your Ideal Job & Set Up Your GPS For Getting There

    By Vickie Elmer Anyone who wants a new job or a new assignment this year could start with a clear picture of their ideal position – their destination – and then develop a roadmap on how they'll get there. Write down your ideal job profile – and be sure to consider both the slot you want... Continue Reading

  • Which 6 Fields Offer The Most Job Security For Employees?

    Which 6 Fields Offer The Most Job Security For Employees?

    By JIST Publishing During rough economic times, workers experience multiple levels of stress related to layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts and myriad other issues. Most employees just want to ensure their jobs are secure. Laurence Shatkin, in his new book 150 Best Jobs for a Secure Future, details the most secure... Continue Reading

  • Three Questions To Ask Yourself About A New Job Offer

    Three Questions To Ask Yourself About A New Job Offer

    By Justin Thompson The offer letter hits your email or your desk. Panic washes over you. You sit for a moment and hope that the grass will truly be greener on the other side of the fence and that the new job will more than deliver on all the things you want to get out of it. For many of us, deciding to... Continue Reading

  • Couples With Similar Jobs Have Worse Work-Life Balance

    Couples With Similar Jobs Have Worse Work-Life Balance

    People often end up dating, and loving, and marrying someone in the exact same line of work. Maybe it's because office trysts bloom into real romance, or because we end up attracted to people who share our passions (and according to at least one study, our facial structures). But shacking up with a... Continue Reading

  • Is Your Work-Life Safety Net Showing Signs Of Stress?

    Is Your Work-Life Safety Net Showing Signs Of Stress?

    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, MRW The parallels between the job search and life itself can be quite indistinguishable. So much of what the job seeker goes through can easily be supported by adopting attitudes that relate directly to success in other parts of your life. Consider the following message and see... Continue Reading

  • 10 Jobs For People Who Love To Talk

    10 Jobs For People Who Love To Talk

    By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder If you're a talker, picking a job where you spend your days quietly behind a computer can make you absolutely miserable. Just imagine Kelly Ripa or Katie Couric crunching numbers in a cubicle. Talkers don't need to be constantly engaged in conversation. However,... Continue Reading

  • Do A Background Check On Your Potential Employer

    Do A Background Check On Your Potential Employer

    By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder Job seekers aren't the only ones who should undergo a lengthy background check; it's important that candidates research the company, too. Anything from pending lawsuits, bankruptcies or layoffs can be enough to raise a red flag. It's important to understand what... Continue Reading

  • What Scares Workers The Most?

    What Scares Workers The Most?

    By Sonia Acosta Have you ever had that nightmare where you are in a rush to get to an important meeting at work, but you can't seem to get out the door no matter how hard you try? First, you can't find your keys. Then you realize you walked out with two different pairs of shoes on. Finally, you think you're... Continue Reading

  • Postponing Motherhood Boosts Women's Pay, Study Says

    Postponing Motherhood Boosts Women's Pay, Study Says

    "A year of delayed motherhood is found to increase career earnings by 9 percent, work experience by 9 percent, and average wage rates by 3 percent," so says a study just published by Journal of Population Economics. The study, "The Effects of Motherhood Timing on Career Path," was written by Amalia R.... Continue Reading

  • Does Your 'Astrological Sign' Shape Your Career?

    Does Your 'Astrological Sign' Shape Your Career?

    Bored at work? AOL Jobs will be publishing a career quiz every week to keep you entertained. This quiz was so popular with readers when it originally ran that AOL is republishing it. By Debra Auerbach Ever since I was a little girl, I've had an artistic side. Growing up, on any given day you might... Continue Reading

  • Quiz: Could Numerology Help You Find A Better Job?

    Quiz: Could Numerology Help You Find A Better Job?

    Bored at work? This summer, AOL Jobs will be publishing a career quiz every week to keep you entertained. Continue Reading

  • Make Your Own Rules and Find Success in an Unconventional Career Path

    Make Your Own Rules and Find Success in an Unconventional Career Path

    Some people just aren't hardwired for the traditional workplace. If you get bored easily, have many interests, like to take risks and prefer to make your own rules, then you may be one of them. So what's an unconventional worker like you to do? Well, you can either suffer through decades of being someone's... Continue Reading

  • Career Crystal Ball: Where Will Your Job Take You?

    Career Crystal Ball: Where Will Your Job Take You?

    By Bridget Quigg Would you consider your career path "typical?" Did you move step-by-step from an assistant to a senior director in the same company? Or did you zig-zag from salesperson to set designer to sea captain? Online salary database PayScale.com decided to take a look at the many leaps, steps and sharp... Continue Reading

  • Career Path: How I Got a Job in Public Relations

    Career Path: How I Got a Job in Public Relations

    In 1998, I was one of many eager college graduates who proudly marched across the stage with a bachelor's degree in my hand and lofty career ambitions in my head. At that time, there wasn't a major in public relations so I ended up with a degree in communications. Nevertheless, I stayed focused on my goal of... Continue Reading

  • Job Burnout: Signs You Need a Change

    Job Burnout: Signs You Need a Change

    CareerBuilder.com There comes a time in every professional's career when it is best to make a change. Being able to recognize burnout and know when to leave a company can keep you from finding yourself at a dead end later in your career. But how do you know when it's time to move on? The following quiz,... Continue Reading