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You Deserve To Love Your Job [VIDEO]

You Deserve To Love Your Job [VIDEO]

Work is purpose

Although we spend much of our waking lives at work, how many of us stop to ask ourselves what it means to us? Read More »

7 Tips to Go From Newbie to Superstar

7 Tips to Go From Newbie to Superstar

If you help your boss succeed, you will succeed

In today's competitive world, you really need to go the extra mile to differentiate yourself from the rest of the herd. Read More »

3 Steps To Walk Into An Interview Feeling Confident

3 Steps To Walk Into An Interview Feeling Confident

You'll just need 45 minutes of prep time

If you feel good about yourself at an interview, it will show -- and your prospective employer will notice. Read More »

Handyman Finds 'Pot Of Gold' In RV Maintenance

Handyman Finds 'Pot Of Gold' In RV Maintenance

Mitchell Graska didn't start his working life wanting be a recreational vehicle technician. In fact, he likely didn't even know that the profession existed when he left Indiana nearly 30 years ago to become a pipeline welder in Texas. By the time Graska arrived in Houston in 1983, however, the oil boom of... Read More »

Drawn To Become The World's Best Graphic Designer

Drawn To Become The World's Best Graphic Designer

"Just make something cool." That's what Victoria Brown remembers her teacher saying. Brown was a sophomore in high school and had never tried graphic design before. The teacher had never taught it. That freedom helped Brown discover her own style, which has been evolving ever since. Brown is now one of the... Read More »

9 Dying Occupations -- Thanks To Technology

9 Dying Occupations -- Thanks To Technology

By Michael B. Sauter Since textile workers in England were replaced by mechanized looms in the 19th century new technologies have been continuously taking the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of laborers. In the 20th century -- the age of machinery, robotics, and computers -- the United States has seen... Read More »

When Will I Find My Next Job?

When Will I Find My Next Job?

The skilled labor force in the United States has set our nation apart with its skills, productivity and ingenuity. However, our skilled labor force is currently under siege; and being ravished by a punishing economy. The question for many of those workers is "When will I find my next job?" Read More »

Give Thanks To The Labor Movement

Give Thanks To The Labor Movement

In honor of Jobs Week on AOL Jobs, I want to speak up in praise of an entity that has taken a beating this year – the labor union. Anti-union sentiment has spread from state to state, and union busting has become popular under the banner of money savings. Before your billionaire CEO convinces you that... Read More »

Becoming The Best Hairdresser In The World

Becoming The Best Hairdresser In The World

Laina Hall graduated college before she finished high school. As a child growing up in the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Hall knew she wanted to be a hairdresser. So she enrolled in community college to get herself trained, while studying the civil war and calculus during the day. Read More »

My Unemployed Life: A Job Can't Buy You Love

My Unemployed Life: A Job Can't Buy You Love

Earlier this year, AOL Jobs solicited resumes from our readers as part of our "Employing America" Jobs Week Resume contest and we splashed the winning resumes, as voted by our readers, on AOL.com for millions of prospective employers to see. This Jobs Week, we caught up with a few of the winners to see how... Read More »

The Good News About Career Transitions In Today's Economy

The Good News About Career Transitions In Today's Economy

In an economy wracked by layoffs and downsizing, finding a new job often means changing career paths. Despite the financial strain and emotional turbulence that comes with job changes, there is good news. Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work. Read More »

10 Occupations With On-The-Job Training

10 Occupations With On-The-Job Training

Not all careers require years of schooling; some jobs allow you to learn as you work. With almost no previous time investment, on-the-job training can be a great way to jump into a new career. Training can be anything from informal training sessions with your supervisor to regimented modules about how to succeed... Read More »

20 Vocational Job Hotspots

20 Vocational Job Hotspots

Although the construction industry suffered a major blow from the recession, Payscale.com uncovered twenty places across the country that offer higher than average pay and high demand for skilled trade workers like carpenters, diesel engine repair technicians, and plumbers. Read More »

Unemployed Businessman Saved By Sharks

Unemployed Businessman Saved By Sharks

Earlier this year, AOL Jobs solicited resumes from our readers as part of our "Employing America" Jobs Week Resume contest and we splashed the winning resumes, as voted by our readers, on AOL.com for millions of prospective employers to see. This Jobs Week, we caught up with a few of the winners to see how... Read More »

Becoming The Best Mechanic In The World

Becoming The Best Mechanic In The World

"Talking to you right now," says Daniel Lehmkuhl (pictured with Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer of the United States). "I never thought this would happen." When Lehmkuhl decided as a child that he wanted to go into automotive technology, he never expected to one day get the attention of the national... Read More »

Machinist Turns Skill Into Labor Of Love

Machinist Turns Skill Into Labor Of Love

Machining helps drive industry in America. Without precision-made parts, many of the products that people rely on day in and day out wouldn't function properly for very long -- if at all. The process involves the use of a wide variety of machine tools to cut or form material, usually metal, to precise shapes... Read More »

Success Story: Baby Boomers Who Found Work Post-Recession

Success Story: Baby Boomers Who Found Work Post-Recession

The recession and concurrent spike in unemployment hit baby boomers especially hard. Since 2007, the unemployment rate for those 55 and older has more than doubled, and workers in this age group are also the most likely to be unemployed long term -- in 2010 nearly half spent at least 27 weeks looking for... Read More »

Future Jobs Are Child's Play

Future Jobs Are Child's Play

Making and fixing things with your hands is a dying art in America, as I see it. Based on lessons I learned from creative play as a child, we've made "be creative and work with your hands" into a national campaign to save the American skilled workforce. Read More »

10 Best-Paid Skilled Labor Jobs

10 Best-Paid Skilled Labor Jobs

Skilled labor jobs can pay well, even very well. Yet, many young people feel the pressure to get a college degree and don't consider hands-on labor. Fortunately, a growing movement hopes to get younger workers enthused about building, fixing, and installing. Read More »

Employing America Starts With Us

Employing America Starts With Us

We're all worried about America's economic turmoil, millions of lost jobs, and Washington's "deer in the headlights" paralysis. We're facing the biggest challenges in decades. But while policymakers have temporarily lost their compass, the rest of us can keep our vision clear. Let's go back to basics. America... Read More »

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