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Strong Work Ethic: Path to Success [QUOTE CARDS]

Strong Work Ethic: Path to Success [QUOTE CARDS]

If you didn't work on it, how can you complain?

Strong work ethic will set you apart from the rest. No one sees the years of work before success. It's one of the skills we're exploring for AOL Jobs Week. Read More »

Problem With Procrastination? Try This: Do Nothing

When there's some chore you don't want to tackle, just about every other chore seems alluring. Read More »

There's Only One Person To Blame When You're Unproductive

There's Only One Person To Blame When You're Unproductive

By Robert Half International Most likely you were drawn to your profession because it enables you to use your skills, knowledge and talents to their maximum potential. But if lately you feel as though you're standing still or stuck in a rut, it may be time to step back and evaluate your situation. This type of... Read More »

Get Nervous During Job Interviews? Try This [VIDEO]

Get Nervous During Job Interviews? Try This [VIDEO]

By Vivian Giang It may be hard to manage stress levels and stay motivated during the job hunt, especially if you feel like you're not in control of the situation. But thinking this way is the exact reason why you feel nervous inside. Read More »

The Latest Tricky Interview Questions

The Latest Tricky Interview Questions

Going into a job interview, you can always expect to be the asked the standard questions like: "What is your biggest weakness?" Or, "What interests you about this position?" And, "Why do you think you'd be a fit for this role?" But what new tricky questions are employers asking in 2012? Read More »

A Boss Speaks: It's Time For A Paid Family Leave Law

A Boss Speaks: It's Time For A Paid Family Leave Law

So what is the real reason more women aren't running big businesses? In their unguarded moments, some male execs and business owners may tell you: It's because they have babies. Sure, women are talented and driven, but these men will say: When women have babies, they take time out of the workforce which is... Read More »

Are We Slackers? What Motivates Employees [Infographic]

Are We Slackers? What Motivates Employees [Infographic]

At 8.6 percent, the nation's unemployment rate remains stubbornly high. But the lack of jobs isn't keeping some workers from quitting their jobs in search of new ones -- or at least planning for eventual departure from their current employers. Recent surveys have found that most employees would leave their... Read More »

How To Make Procrastination Work For You

How To Make Procrastination Work For You

This article was originally published on OnlineDegrees.com By Blythe Robbins Douglas Adams, author of the comic science fiction classic "The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy," once commented on his difficulties finishing projects on time. "I love deadlines," he said. "I love the whooshing sound they make as... Read More »

Breathe Your Way to Success

Breathe Your Way to Success

We've all heard about the benefits of yoga for overall health and wellness. But can yoga help you do your job better? I recently spoke to Donna Rubin and Jennifer Lobo, owners of Bikram Yoga NYC, to learn more about Bikram yoga and its potential benefits for today's worker. Bikram yoga is a 90-minute program... Read More »

What Is Muchness & How Can You Get Yours?

What Is Muchness & How Can You Get Yours?

The latest 3D version of 'Alice in Wonderland' is known as Tim Burton's baby, but are you aware the record-breaking money-maker (it's in an elite clique with a grand tally of $1 billion in worldwide earnings before hitting the home video market; the DVD and Blu-ray are out on Tuesday, June 1) was written and... Read More »

First Woman Coach in NBA: Leader First, Woman Second

First Woman Coach in NBA: Leader First, Woman Second

Nancy Lieberman is proving she can be successful in a man's world -- the world of the NBA. She's been named the first female coach in the National Basketball Association for the NBA Development League expansion team, the Texas Legends. But to talk to her, you'd never know that she's especially different. She's... Read More »

Surviving and Thriving in Hollywood at Any Age

Surviving and Thriving in Hollywood at Any Age

A biopic about Liberace starring Michael Douglas in the title role and Matt Damon as his partner? Really? There's only one man in Hollywood -- maybe one man in the entire world -- who could actually get away with something like that, and that would be the mercurial Jerry Weintraub. In an exclusive interview with... Read More »

Top 5 Tips from the Most Persuasive Man in Hollywood

Top 5 Tips from the Most Persuasive Man in Hollywood

Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon -- none of them would have reached the summits they did if it weren't for the efforts of uber-producer Jerry Weintraub. To say he could sell ice to an Eskimo is a gross understatement. The kid from the Bronx without a college degree didn't... Read More »

Teachers Who Inspire: To Be or Not To Be

Teachers Who Inspire: To Be or Not To Be

It was a typical day at Webster Middle School and another boring, ordinary class of fourth-period history had begun. We were in the back of the classroom, me and Tommy, laughing, joking and not caring about the lesson that was being taught. We were in the seventh grade -- a time when most young, black males are... Read More »

The 11 Keys to Success

The 11 Keys to Success

Julie Jansen, author of "I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This" In his best-selling book "Emotional Intelligence," Daniel Goleman writes, "There are widespread exceptions to the rule that IQ predicts success ... at best, IQ contributes about 20 percent to the factors that determine life success,... Read More »

Does More Money Always Lead to Better Productivity at Work?

Does More Money Always Lead to Better Productivity at Work?

Not according to Dan Pink, author of several books about the changing world of work, who believes that when you need employees to solve problems creatively, offering a financial incentive can actually hinder productivity and distract employees from the task at hand. Pink references studies on motivation that... Read More »

He Harnessed ADHD and Made Millions Social Networking

He Harnessed ADHD and Made Millions Social Networking

Peter Shankman doesn't "suffer" from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. He thrives on it. He uses it to drive his rabid social networking and from that created a business that was profitable almost at launch. He makes millions and helps hundreds of thousands with a unique service called Help A Reporter... Read More »

Networking: Take the Work Out by Putting the Fun In

Networking: Take the Work Out by Putting the Fun In

If you know you need to network to get that new job or promotion, but you just can't bring yourself to do it because it seems like such a chore, maybe what could help you most is a shift in focus. Scientific Blogging reported on a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology which showed... Read More »

Motivational Mondays: Getting A Job With Your 30 Second Pitch

Motivational Mondays: Getting A Job With Your 30 Second Pitch

Do you have a 30 second pitch? Think it is not a vital piece of prepared material to have in your employment search arsenal? Well, think again. Across the nation news media websites and radio stations are among some of the organizations now offering resources to job seekers. With a focus on exposure and online... Read More »

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