By Susan Ricker
When employers say they're having trouble filling open positions because of a lack of necessary skills, they aren't always talking about an inadequate number of math, science, technology, engineering or math experts. Soft skills -- a professional attitude, the ability to be punctual,... Read More »
Ever ace an interview only to find out you didn't get the job? If so, you likely asked yourself a lot of questions about what went wrong: Did I talk about myself too much? Was my handshake too aggressive or too weak? Did I wear the wrong outfit?
The painful truth is that it probably wasn't any of those... Read More »
Have you ever had an employer or recruiter say you're "overqualified" for a job? Honestly, how can you really be "overqualified" for a job? You can either do the job, or you can't. How can having more experience than required be a negative, right?
So, what does "you're overqualified" really mean? Read More »
You can be professional while still maintaining your individual identity. Most employers want to see your personality shine through even before they hire you -- after all, no one wants to work with someone who doesn't have the self-motivation to pursue their own interests. Read More »
By Althaf Ahmed
You probably hear the phrase "just be yourself" more often than you like.
But being yourself is hard, right? In a competitive world where people seem to work their way up the ladder by being professional and perfect for the job, is it really smart to be your goofy or sarcastic self? Didn't... Read More »
The Muppets are making a comeback to the big screen this fall and fans new and old couldn't be more excited. But as adorable and funny as the Muppet clan can be, taking on their personality traits could be holding you back professionally.
While Kermit is solid – really, the backbone of the crew –... Read More »
"My cubicle tells others three things that are of utmost importance to me -- faith, family and my small business," says Carmin Wharton, an educator from Tampa, Fla. Among the items: family pictures, a floral centerpiece from her daughter's wedding reception, small spiritual books, file folders for her business,... Read More »
Of course, what you write is more important than how you write it, but arguably one's handwriting can be considered a window into the soul –or at least one's job satisfaction. Handwriting is an everyday skill that we use to convey thoughts and ideas, and studies show that there could be more to your... Read More »
Bored at work? This year, AOL Jobs will be publishing a career quiz or test every week to keep you entertained. This one was so popular with readers when it originally ran that AOL is republishing it.
Your resume is glowing and once you're in the interview room you can certainly talk the talk...but can... Read More »
Of course you shine on paper and your attire is impeccable, and that's enough to seal the deal in your next round of job interviews, right? Not always. It's a little-known fact that something else about you has been proven to speak volumes about the type of person others consider you to be. A recent Stanford... Read More »
Revised January, 2011
Everyone knows how hard it is to get along with others when there's a personality clash -- so imagine how hard it is to be happy in career that does the same thing.
Similar to when you're looking for a mate, you want to find a career that complements your character, not conflicts with... Read More »