Every time a big name crosses the path of AOL Jobs, we ask them to share the best career advice they've ever received. We figure if it worked for them, perhaps it'll work for the rest of us.
We've compiled a list of some of our favorite responses below -- from Ryan O'Neal to Carlos Mencia; Donald Trump to Gene Simmons -- but we're not done. We'll continue to add nuggets of wisdom throughout the year, so be sure to check back! And if you've got powerful words of career-related inspiration to share, please add them to the comments below.