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Why I Quit My 'Dream Job' -- Without A Safety Net

Why I Quit My 'Dream Job' -- Without A Safety Net

Tess Vigeland explains why she quit as Marketplace host, leading to a year of being 'adrift.'

Tess Vigeland explains why she quit as Marketplace host, leading to a year of being 'adrift.' Read More »

Career Anxiety: Dreadful, Common And Totally Necessary

Career Anxiety: Dreadful, Common And Totally Necessary

Being anxious can be a good thing. Here's how. Read More »

How I Hit 'Restart' After Age 50 And Launched A $120 Million Business

How I Hit 'Restart' After Age 50 And Launched A $120 Million Business

By Diane Gilman You may not know me, but you might be familiar with my jeans. Not to brag, but they're the top-selling item on the Home Shopping Network, and I created them specifically for women over 40. To some people, the most fascinating aspect of my story is my dramatic success as a fashion designer. But... Read More »

Don't Accept An Offer Without Asking These Questions

Don't Accept An Offer Without Asking These Questions

Job seekers who have been looking for new opportunities for months, or even years, are unlikely to spend a lot of time and effort evaluating a new offer before signing on the dotted line. If you've been searching for for a long time, you may not have the luxury to turn down an offer. Read More »

A Veteran's Miraculous Recovery

A Veteran's Miraculous Recovery

Only six weeks after Justin Constantine left his job as a lawyer and arrived in Iraq, the Marine reservist was shot in the face. It was a sniper attack. Stopping to inspect an Iraqi police station that had been shot out the night before, he cautiously exited a vehicle and a bullet entered behind his left ear,... Read More »

10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

In today's competitive job market, it can be hard to imagine that there are jobs that pay well but don't require years of experience. But many sectors offer high-paying entry-level jobs that are appealing to mid-career changers or recent college graduates (who are likely eager to get out from under a mound of... Read More »

Jobs With Surprisingly High -- And Low -- Paychecks

Jobs With Surprisingly High -- And Low -- Paychecks

By Susan Ricker Paychecks can vary based on factors including industry, location and company, though there's generally a standard pay range for every job function. Yet, many people have a preconception of what workers in certain fields earn, such as the assumption that all doctors and lawyers have high incomes.... Read More »

5 Most In-Demand Creative Jobs

5 Most In-Demand Creative Jobs

By Susan Ricker If you think creative jobs such as design or writing are impossible gigs to get, think again. Creative staffing agency Vitamin T compiled the top five most in-demand creative jobs in North America, as well as the skills needed to get the job. Companies of every size and type need creative... 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 »

100 Jobs In One Year: Dave Herman Explains How To Get Hired

100 Jobs In One Year: Dave Herman Explains How To Get Hired

Dave Herman had 100 jobs last year, and he picked up some tricks about finding work. Read More »

Kim Airs: From Harvard University To Sex Toy Entrepreneur

Kim Airs: From Harvard University To Sex Toy Entrepreneur

Kim Airs may look like a soccer mom, but she made a dramatic -- and some thought crazy -- career change and became a sex toy expert. Read More »

Sample Resume For A Career Changer

Sample Resume For A Career Changer

Lisa Marshall wanted to get out of the mortgage industry, and into a different finance-related role. Check out her new resume. Read More »

5 Hot Tech Careers

5 Hot Tech Careers

The tech sector has steadily been adding jobs during the last year, but can the trend continue? Read More »

United Services of America's Steve Jones: Why I Train Janitors To Be Execs

United Services of America's Steve Jones: Why I Train Janitors To Be Execs

Saying "no one wants to work a dead-end job," United Services CEO Steve Jones has made it his business to find workers who want to grow their careers and to nurture them to the top. 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 »

Calif. Mom Linda Smith Offers $500 To Get Her Daughter A Job

Calif. Mom Linda Smith Offers $500 To Get Her Daughter A Job

Calif. mom Linda Smith offers motorists $500 if they give her daughter a job Read More »

Smart Ways To Launch Your 'Encore' Career

Smart Ways To Launch Your 'Encore' Career

Marci Alboher, author of the The Encore Career Handbook, offers tips on how to start your 'encore' career. Read More »

Susan Burton's Amazing Second Act: Despair And Drugs To A Heroic Crusade

Susan Burton's Amazing Second Act: Despair And Drugs To A Heroic Crusade

After Susan Burton's 5-year old son died, she became a drug addict and lost her job. How she rebuilt her life -- and now helps others. Read More »

Health Care Jobs In Highest Demand In 2013

Health Care Jobs In Highest Demand In 2013

As a huge proportion of the population gets older, there will be a high demand for better health care services, cutting-edge technology, and new drugs -- along with the doctors, nurses, lab researchers, technicians, and administrators who can propel the industry forward. Read More »

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