Job Advice

  • The Best Career Advice You Never Hear

    The Best Career Advice You Never Hear

    "Never cook fish in the office microwave."

    A recent Quora thread offered valuable career advice that we haven't heard a million times before. Here are 13 of the best responses. Continue Reading

  • The 19 Worst Mistakes Interns Make

    The 19 Worst Mistakes Interns Make

    Tips for making the most of your experience

    If you really want to make a good impression as an intern and ultimately land a full-time job, you'll want to avoid these 19 mistakes. Continue Reading

  • 10 Life Lessons Guaranteed to Advance Your Career

    10 Life Lessons Guaranteed to Advance Your Career

    By Marty Nemko Many people end up having to learn the hard way. Here are some ideas that help make your career road more rewarding and less painful. Continue Reading

  • 6 Career Myths You Shouldn't Fall For

    6 Career Myths You Shouldn't Fall For

    By Alison Green You've probably heard the same bits of career advice tossed around over and over from well-meaning friends, relatives, and even bosses. But plenty of the maxims that we hear repeated actually aren't true. Here are six of the most popular career myths that you shouldn't fall for. Continue Reading

  • Is Working Hard Working For You?

    Is Working Hard Working For You?

    By Robert Half International Over the past few years, many people have felt pressure to work harder in order to maintain their job security. But meekly shouldering increasingly heavy workloads isn't necessarily the best way to demonstrate your value. Always being the first to arrive and the last to leave... Continue Reading

  • What I Wished I'd Known Starting Out: Advice For New College Grads

    What I Wished I'd Known Starting Out: Advice For New College Grads

    If you had a time machine, would you travel into the future to see what's in store for you 10, 20 or 30 years from now? Or would you rather travel back in time, perhaps right after college graduation, to fix a mistake you made or take another path in life? Continue Reading

  • 'The Hunger Games': 7 Strangely Smart Career Lessons

    'The Hunger Games': 7 Strangely Smart Career Lessons

    In the dystopian book-turned-sure-to-be-blockbuster-movie, "The Hunger Games," 24 children are placed in a remote wilderness and forced to kill each other until only one remains, while millions watch on live TV. It's a game of strength, skill, endurance, courage, emotional manipulation and copious amounts of... Continue Reading

  • 7 Job Search Lessons Learned From Santa Claus

    7 Job Search Lessons Learned From Santa Claus

    By Tony Morrison It's that time of year again. The mall is mobbed, the egg nog milkshake is back at Jack-in-the-Box, and millions of children around the planet are patiently awaiting the arrival of that big man in red. No matter what you celebrate, you know that Santa Claus is coming to town in a big way... Continue Reading

  • Career Lessons From 5 Of America's Favorite Reality Stars

    Career Lessons From 5 Of America's Favorite Reality Stars

    By Rachel Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder Believe it or not, reality TV stars can be more for us than a guilty pleasure. In fact, they can even teach us a thing or two, and not just about being a drama queen. Now that more reality stars have begun to stretch their 15 minutes of fame into entertainment... Continue Reading

  • 4 Resume Myths We Don't Buy

    4 Resume Myths We Don't Buy

    By Gerrit Hall Writing your resume can be overwhelming. Between the first draft, the revisions, the second opinions, your computer crashing, and submitting a final draft, it's easy for the task to fall through the cracks. However, the job search should be fun, not like beating your head against a brick wall. Continue Reading

  • How to Determine How Valuable You Are

    How to Determine How Valuable You Are

    How can I begin to figure out what my skills are worth to other people? -- Tiffany, Miami, Fla. Continue Reading

  • Didn't Get the Job?  Don't Be Shy... Ask Why!

    Didn't Get the Job? Don't Be Shy... Ask Why!

    You go in for a job interview and do what you believe is a killer performance that should nail you the position, only to find out a short time later, after no call backs, that someone else got the position. Along with the natural disappointment at losing the job, it's also natural to wonder why your... Continue Reading

  • How To Get Fired

    How To Get Fired

    I'm supposed to do this book review, but I don't really feel like reading the book. So, I'll just read the liner notes, make up some stuff about the book and go back to checking my Facebook page and drinking coffee. No one will ever know, since you'll probably never read the book anyway. And, that is how I would... Continue Reading

  • 4 Things That Can Increase Your Chances of a Promotion

    4 Things That Can Increase Your Chances of a Promotion

    Robert Half International With some companies beginning to emerge from the recession and pursue growth plans again, moving up the corporate ladder could be on your mind. Taking on a higher-level position -- and, ideally, the corresponding bump in pay -- could be especially appealing if you've assumed added... Continue Reading

  • Are You Talking?

    Are You Talking?

    Everyone knows the saying "It's not what you know, it's who you know." This aphorism rings true in the business world, especially when it comes to the initial step of getting your foot in the door of a particular company or organization. Let's see, who is more likely to get the job... the well qualified... Continue Reading

  • Confessions of a Novelist

    Confessions of a Novelist

    We at AOL love you guys whether you have jobs or not. But some people we know seem to have landed the coolest jobs we can imagine. For instance, Jami Attenberg, who splits her time 70-30 as a novelist and interactive copywriter. We recently had the chance to ask Jami a few questions about her abundance of... Continue Reading