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  • Making This Phone Call Could Change Your Career

    Making This Phone Call Could Change Your Career

    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. Continue Reading

  • Creative Ways To Land The Interview

    Creative Ways To Land The Interview

    Would an outside-of-the-box approach help you land a job interview? The Internet occasionally buzzes with details about how people successfully used unusual, "creative" techniques to get an interview -- and a job. Among some recent tactics: Renting a billboard -- A Toledo husband rented a billboard to... Continue Reading

  • Are You Being Lazy in Your Job Search?

    Are You Being Lazy in Your Job Search?

    By Alison Green If you're searching for jobs and not getting interviews, or getting interviews but no offers, you might be tempted to blame it on the bad job market. And the market is often the culprit-but in many cases, the problem is the way you're approaching your search. These days, a job search can take... Continue Reading

  • Worst Christmas Ever: 'I May Lose My Unemployment Benefits'

    Worst Christmas Ever: 'I May Lose My Unemployment Benefits'

    By Jennifer Liberto This could be Karen Duckett's worst New Year, ever. Duckett, 51, of Laurel, Md., is among 2.1 million jobless Americans whose unemployment benefits will end on Dec. 29, if Congress doesn't act. Continue Reading

  • Online Job Search Tips for Older Workers

    Online Job Search Tips for Older Workers

    By Casey Dowd The internet has changed the job-hunting process for all generations. Whether you are a baby boomer, generation Xer or Millennial, online job searching is key. What's surprising is that older workers might be beating out their younger counterparts when it comes to online job searching. Continue Reading

  • Discrimination Against The Unemployed Is Common, But You Can Fight It

    Discrimination Against The Unemployed Is Common, But You Can Fight It

    Ironically, it's easier to find a job when you already have a job. Unemployed job seekers are subject to a "damaged goods" bias; some employers assume a great candidate would already have a job. A new study, which will be presented at next month's Academy of Management's annual meeting, suggests there is... Continue Reading

  • Layoff Advice: 4 Steps To Take Right After The Axe Falls

    Layoff Advice: 4 Steps To Take Right After The Axe Falls

    The recent announcement of 27,000 layoffs at HP can send a chill through any corporate employee. The reality is that anyone can end up out of work from an unexpected corporate restructuring. It pays to know what immediate steps to take if and when you are faced with being laid off. Continue Reading

  • Looking For Work? There May Be An App For That

    Looking For Work? There May Be An App For That

    By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Looking for a promising career in a lousy economy? A new study suggests you're apt to find it in apps - the services and tools built to run on smartphones, computer tablets and Facebook's online social network. 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

  • Some Say You Can Use Psychic Powers to Find a Job

    Some Say You Can Use Psychic Powers to Find a Job

    OK, so you've tried every job site you can find, sent out a gazillion resumes, read all the self-help career books on the shelf, and maybe even called in with a question for an employment expert you heard on the radio, and you still can't find the right job. There just might be one job search option you... Continue Reading

  • Four Job Search Rules You're Better Off Breaking

    Four Job Search Rules You're Better Off Breaking

    By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder Follow the rules and you are bound to get rewarded, right? Not necessarily. Here, experts offer their take on some traditional advice that might not always be in a job seeker's best interest: Continue Reading

  • How Do I Find A Job When Nobody Is Hiring?

    How Do I Find A Job When Nobody Is Hiring?

    Chris Tidball, author of "Kicked to the Curb" Which word best defines today's economy? A. Downsizing B. Layoffs C. Mergers D. Outsourcing E. All of the above In the morning paper and on the evening news, these buzzwords have become synonymous with the Great Recession, a time of chronically high... Continue Reading

  • Are You Shooting Too Low in Your Job Search?

    Are You Shooting Too Low in Your Job Search?

    Does your application secretly have the words "overqualified," "desperate" and "likely to be bored stiff within a month" written all over it? If you are aiming too low in your job search, chances are employers will read between the lines and notice -- and move on to someone else. According to Duncan... Continue Reading

  • Simplify Your Job Search

    Simplify Your Job Search

    Do you feel like your job search is full of activity but you aren't getting anywhere? There's a lot of job search advice out there -- and if you keep doing what you read and hear, you might have a very convoluted strategy right now. Here are three do's and three don'ts to simplify your job search: Continue Reading

  • 'How's Your Job Search Going?'

    'How's Your Job Search Going?'

    Have you heard this question in the last 24 hours? The conversation, unfortunately, goes something like this: Them: "How's your job search going?" You: "Fine." Them: "Let me know if I can help with anything." You: "OK." Uncomfortable pause. This was a useless dialog. They didn't learn anything... Continue Reading

  • Seven Things Job Seekers are Doing Right

    Seven Things Job Seekers are Doing Right

    Thom Allen is MAD. He recently read an article about the five things job seekers do wrong and wrote me this: "There are too many don'ts, and not enough do's out there. Who are the experts that can tell the public what to do, rather than what not to do? Getting a LinkedIn account isn't a solution. I'm... Continue Reading

  • Real-World Job Search Tips

    Real-World Job Search Tips

    There's no end the amount of advice available to job seekers. Some of it may seem too generic or theoretical. Forbes.com recently published a job-seeking article based on interviews of several people who shared how they found jobs in the last few months. I believe all the advice is valid -- but thought I'd... Continue Reading

  • Blue Collar Job Search

    Blue Collar Job Search

    A lot of what I've written about in the past has been for professionals and executives, but I had an experience recently that made me think about a blue collar job search, and what the differences are. This is pretty interesting because most of the job search blogs I follow seem to be written for a white collar... Continue Reading

  • Discover Your Career Passion Through VocationVacations

    Discover Your Career Passion Through VocationVacations

    Do you spend a good chunk of your time at work fantasizing about a new career? Are you stuck in an office cubicle longing for a job that allows you to be outdoors or are you a corporate stiff who wishes you were running your own business? Imagine if you could test-drive the career of your dreams completely risk... Continue Reading

  • Getting Hired When You Don't Have a College Degree

    Getting Hired When You Don't Have a College Degree

    I listened in on a recruiter panel recently where an HR person from a Fortune 500 company admitted that he added a Bachelor's degree to the list of requirements for all his job postings because it was an easy way to screen out candidates. He didn't try to make the case that the degree is a key predictor of... Continue Reading

  • Mariann Donato: Tory's Feedback # 2

    Mariann Donato: Tory's Feedback # 2

    Starting a Business Given Mariann's extensive professional experience-and the fact that job openings at her level are few and far between now, especially in publishing-we've been talking a lot about the possibility of starting a business. Initially Mariann's fear focused on money, or lack thereof. She doesn't... Continue Reading

  • No Degree? 7 Ways to Sell Your Experience

    No Degree? 7 Ways to Sell Your Experience

    CareerBuilder.com writer Becky Blanton, 53, has worked for five major media companies, been an assistant advertising director for a Fortune 500 company, and owned her own newspaper. She's also currently writing a book called "Staying Hungry: The Official Guide for Never Settling for What Life Puts on Your... Continue Reading

  • 10 Cool Jobs That Pay More Than You Think

    10 Cool Jobs That Pay More Than You Think

    Careerbuilder.com Ever wonder how some people make a living? Like the videographer at your friend's wedding or the wine steward at your favorite upscale restaurant -- how much could they be earning? Here are 10 interesting careers that pay more than you think and are guaranteed to put the enjoyment back in... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best-Paying Jobs for Associate Degrees

    10 Best-Paying Jobs for Associate Degrees

    Careerbuilder.com Higher education is often synonymous with more professional opportunities. There's also a strong correlation between more formal schooling and lower unemployment, according to the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. In March 2006, high school graduates had a nationwide... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best Jobs for Worker's with a Two-Year Degree

    10 Best Jobs for Worker's with a Two-Year Degree

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over a 40-year period, high school graduates will earn a total of $1.2 million, while workers with associate degrees will earn $1.6 million. Is it any surprise two-year degrees are becoming an increasingly attractive option for many people? Two-year degrees, of which an... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best Desk-less Jobs

    10 Best Desk-less Jobs

    Careerbuilder.com Your eyes are burning, your back is aching, your head is pounding and you're positive your rear is getting bigger with each passing minute -- and you haven't even left your desk all day! Chair-bound workers across the country are suffering from work-related ailments like these, among many... Continue Reading

  • Ten Gigs for Social Butterflies

    Ten Gigs for Social Butterflies

    By Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing In diapers, you were the baby who excitedly greeted everyone -- even strangers. In the classroom, you were notorious for chatting incessantly with your neighbors causing the teacher to re-arrange the seating chart practically on a weekly basis. And at parties, you always seem to... Continue Reading

  • Five Tips for Making a Career Comeback

    Five Tips for Making a Career Comeback

    By Robert Half International You left the work force awhile ago - perhaps to raise a family, travel the world or earn another degree - and now you're ready to return. You're excited to begin exploring new employment opportunities but also realize that landing a job may not be easy. With no recent work... Continue Reading