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9 Ways A DUI Will Destroy Your Career

9 Ways A DUI Will Destroy Your Career

The devastating effects drunk driving will have on your job

If you're arrested for DUI, it can cost you your job. Here's how a DUI will affect you at work and what to do if you're stopped by police after drinking. Read More »

Best Way to Be Luckier in Your Career

Best Way to Be Luckier in Your Career

How to create more career luck in your life

Everyone wants a stroke of luck in their career. Here's how to create your own. Read More »

Still No Free Speech At Work: Response To Your Comments on Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty

Still No Free Speech At Work: Response To Your Comments on Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty

Despite reader skepticism, First Amendment does not protect employees

When AOL's employment law expert said Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson wasn't protected by the 1st Amendment, you were skeptical. Here's why you shouldn't be. Read More »

Answering Interview Questions That Don't Have A Right Answer

Answering Interview Questions That Don't Have A Right Answer

These curveballs can tell an interviewer a lot about you

Certain interview questions are asked to gauge your personality, work style, values, perspective and how your mind works. Read More »

How to Conquer 3 Common Job Search Frustrations

How to Conquer 3 Common Job Search Frustrations

Understanding and preparing for the obstacles is key

Searching for jobs today is full of time-consuming hurdles that extend past submitting the traditional resume and cover letter -- but there are ways to cope. Read More »

How To Find A Job That Is A Good 'Fit'

How To Find A Job That Is A Good 'Fit'

It's the core question for most workers: What career should I pick? If you're looking for quick-and-dirty, try the Department of Labor's Skills Profiler. It inventories your skills and suggests matching careers. Read More »

4 Million Openings: Too Many Employers Await 'Ideal Candidate'

4 Million Openings: Too Many Employers Await 'Ideal Candidate'

It won't be news to many that the optimism in the economy -- more spending, more investing, rising housing prices, and a soaring stock market -- hasn't trickled down to the unemployed. While companies are posting more vacancies, they're not hiring to fill them all. In fact, employers are taking much longer to... Read More »

3 Reasons Employers Won't Hire 'Overqualified' Applicants

3 Reasons Employers Won't Hire 'Overqualified' Applicants

Shouldn't it be easy to get a job if you are more than qualified -- even overqualified -- for the opportunity? If you're an experienced engineer with a Ph.D. and you're having trouble landing an entry-level engineering job, it can be tough on your morale. However, you should not be surprised when employers don't... Read More »

4 Job-Search Tips That People Normally Pay Big Bucks To Learn

4 Job-Search Tips That People Normally Pay Big Bucks To Learn

What would a career coach tell you if you had the bucks to hire one? AOL Jobs consulted with several coaches to uncover these tips. Read More »

Signs That It's Time To Start Your Own Business

Signs That It's Time To Start Your Own Business

Six signs that you should refocus your energies and start thinking about working for yourself. Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly, As Labor Market Improves

Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly, As Labor Market Improves

The jobless claims suggest that employers are hiring again. Read More »

When NOT To Hire A Career Coach

When NOT To Hire A Career Coach

In a tough labor market, hiring a career coach might seem like an easy way to get a job. But that's not always the case. Read More »

Biggest Barriers To Successful Career Changes

Biggest Barriers To Successful Career Changes

Only a small percentage of career-changers will be successful. Don't make these common mistakes. Read More »

Bad Reasons To Change Careers

Bad Reasons To Change Careers

Many people mistakenly believe a career change will solve all of their problems. Before you start to explore a new career, consider these 5 reasons not to make a switch. Read More »

Is A Career Coach Worth The Money?

Is A Career Coach Worth The Money?

The use of career coaches is on the rise, says the International Coaching Federation. But when should you hire one? Read More »

Resume Tips For Career Changers

Resume Tips For Career Changers

Six things career changers should do to make sure their resumes are top notch. Read More »

Is There A Nursing Shortage? [Infographic]

Is There A Nursing Shortage? [Infographic]

Despite a shortage of nurses, many recent nursing-school graduates are finding it difficult to find employment. Read More »

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is The Worst Career Advice

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is The Worst Career Advice

Studies show that there is no perfect position waiting for you. People who are most satisfied with their work take these 3 steps. Read More »

Job Retraining Programs: How To Get Retrained On The Cheap

Job Retraining Programs: How To Get Retrained On The Cheap

Before you get too eager to line up for the free money, it's only fair to tell you that even if retraining is free, you incur a big cost: your time. Read More »

Best Second Careers For People Over 40

Best Second Careers For People Over 40

Here are five career paths where having a long resume makes you a desirable prospect. Read More »

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