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Are You Bored At Work? Stuck In A Box And Unable to Grow?

Are You Bored At Work? Stuck In A Box And Unable to Grow?

The boss who wants to create an all-star shares the load

Do you find yourself bored at the office? If you have time to watch every World Cup game - you've got a problem. It might be time to look for a new job. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga Episode 11: Data Analyst Hero

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga Episode 11: Data Analyst Hero

Come back tomorrow for the next episode

David dug up evidence that single-payer health care would benefit rich and poor but what will his boss do? Read More »

Pinpoint What You Were Born To Do

Pinpoint What You Were Born To Do

Unpack your strengths and weaknesses

If this seems like an exercise in futility, think again — Steve Olsher has some practical and logical suggestions for you. Read More »

'Dilbert' Comic Creator Explains How to Fail Your Way to Success

'Dilbert' Comic Creator Explains How to Fail Your Way to Success

Scott Adams says goals are limiting and passion is overrated

Dilbert creator Scott Adams explains why repeated failures hardly spell career doom. Read More »

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is The Worst Career Advice

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is The Worst Career Advice

Studies show that there is no perfect position waiting for you. People who are most satisfied with their work take these 3 steps. Read More »

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is The Worst Advice

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is The Worst Advice

By Cal Newport for AOL Jobs Do you want to love what you do for a living? Follow your passion! This advice dominates our current thinking on careers and happiness. It also happens to be dead wrong. Read More »

Is It Realistic -- Or Reckless -- To Follow Your Dreams?

Is It Realistic -- Or Reckless -- To Follow Your Dreams?

By Matthew Tarpey "Follow your dreams." "Do what you love and the money will follow." Job hunters and the unemployed constantly hear this advice, but is it always good advice? Read More »

What Bosses Think About These 13 Common Hobbies

What Bosses Think About These 13 Common Hobbies

By Vivian Giang If you're able to do what you love doing -- the things you'd do without pay -- but actually get paid for it, then you'd have the best of both worlds. Read More »

Do Small Businesses Offer More Opportunities For Workers In 2012?

Do Small Businesses Offer More Opportunities For Workers In 2012?

By Heather Huhman "Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a sea of water?" Weighing out the pros and cons of large versus small companies is not a foreign task for most of us. So, you have your chosen field, now which environment is right for you: a big corporation or a small... Read More »

12 Characteristics Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

12 Characteristics Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Some of the most admired companies are relatively young tech companies, like Facebook and Google. But do you have what it takes to work at a startup? What is the one quality you really need in order to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment? We asked some leading entrepreneurs. Read More »

Is 'Ugly Baby' Syndrome Holding You Back At Work?

Is 'Ugly Baby' Syndrome Holding You Back At Work?

By Shama Kabani Being an entrepreneur is similar to being a newlywed: Everyone has a piece of advice to "gift" you with. Some of it is helpful ("Hire people who have a proven track record"); some isn't ("Don't be an entrepreneur, you'll never have a life!"). Some advice will be just plain weird ("Spray your... Read More »

3 Surefire Ways To Land A Job You'll Love

3 Surefire Ways To Land A Job You'll Love

By Kelly Azevedo A recent Pew study reveals what many people have already observed: re-employed workers -- those who lose their jobs and are then hired elsewhere -- are more likely to consider themselves overqualified for what becomes their current position and are less likely to get a sense of identify from... Read More »

On The Wrong Career Path? 3 Ways To Get Back On Track

On The Wrong Career Path? 3 Ways To Get Back On Track

By Eric Lunsford You did everything you were supposed to to get on the right career path. When you were in high school, you looked toward college to find a career. "Someday you're going to be a doctor, lawyer or even a business owner," said your overbearing-but-well-meaning parents. Read More »

5 Career Lessons Workers Are Thankful For

5 Career Lessons Workers Are Thankful For

By Sonia Acosta It's that time of year again; time to reflect on all the bounties of 2011. Time to dig deep and think about what we are thankful for despite an imperfect economy, Kim Kardashian's shocking divorce, and all-around challenging times. Whether you're just starting out at your first job,... Read More »

Going From Zero To Breakthrough In Your Career

Going From Zero To Breakthrough In Your Career

More than six million Americans will lose federal unemployment benefits in 2012, with 1.8 million running out in January alone. It's a scary situation to be in, and with rejection letters piling up and unemployment money quickly drying up, frustrated jobseekers are in need of a career breakthrough. As you can... Read More »

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