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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »