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  • 12 Most Overrated Jobs Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 5:15 PM ET
    When parents look at their young children and imagine what they’ll be when they grow up, many different possibilities come to mind. They dream of little Junior growing up to be a surgeon, or perhaps a commercial airline pilot, or maybe a banker, and they imagine a rewarding future of power, prestige, and high pay.The reality is actually a little different. The job search portal , created a list of 12 jobs that are traditionally believed to be great occupations, but that actually look a lot bette

    The job search portal CareerCast.com created a list of 12 jobs that look better on paper than they might be in reality. Check to see if your job is on the list!

  • Is the US Economy Stronger Than We Think? Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Small-business jobs in the Labor Department household survey have increased by an average 335,000 in each of the last three months.

  • The Cost of Porn in the Workplace Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    Breaking the Cycle

    "Statistics from Nielsen Online show that at least twenty-five percent of the seemingly hard-working people hunched over computers in their cubicles are actually looking at porn," and as this author writes, if you're one of them, you're probably losing a lot of money.

  • Cracking Your Nest Egg Early Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 3:35 PM ET

    Withdrawing money from a retirement account can carry a high price. Besides jeopardizing long-term savings, withdrawals can incur a 10 percent penalty. Still, if you’re in a financial pinch there are some options for cracking your nest egg that are better than others.

  • In making the award Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., commented: 'This is an important and thoughtful book. It provides real insight into many of the fundamental issues that can help alleviate poverty.'

  • The Best Damn Management Book Ever

    Saying that you cannot motivate other people, the author offers in this guest post "three ideas on how to install the self-starting generator in your people and create self-motivated staff."

  • In this guest post the authors write, "Did you know that a silent killer is lurking in your company? We’re talking about workplace frustration, which can undermine the energy, enthusiasm, and performance of your best talent."

  • Career Advice: How to Sell Your Ideas Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 1:27 PM ET

    Do you ever over-complicate things? Here's how to better present your ideas and yourself.

  • The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World

    In this guest post author Harvey Mackay writes how important likability is in the sales game.

  • "Even though MTV made many strategic mistakes during the book’s span, from its 1981 launch through its first decade, they were still, at every turn, smarter than the record labels, whose relationship with MTV passed through four distinct phases, all of them unwise," writes the co-author of the new book, "I Want My MTV."

  • 10 Unforgettable MTV Moments Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    As the new book, "I Want My MTV The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution" by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum hits stores, I thought I would share my 10 favorite MTV moments.

  • One Man, One T-Shirt, One Successful Company Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:23 PM ET
    Jason Sadler

    What can you do with an internet connection and a T-shirt? Create a few jobs, for one thing.

  • Movie Fantasy Jobs Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 1:31 PM ET
    Movies have glamorized many occupations over the years. The films of Humphrey Bogart let viewers live vicariously as street-smart private eyes. James Bond made audience members imagine themselves as debonair, globe-hopping spies with exotic seductresses in every port of call. And Clint Eastwood’s westerns made people visualize themselves as the frontier’s messengers of bloody vengeance.What these films failed to do was accurately convey a picture of their main characters’ day-to-day finances. Wa

    CNBC.com considered how famous movie characters made their living. We found what their salaries would be in real life, then determined if they could really afford to live in that apartment, drive that car, or eat at that restaurant.

  • What Would Sherlock Holmes Do in a Bad Economy? Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    "The London detective dealt with many difficult cases throughout his career, but they pale in comparison to our current economic problems. Call this one 'The Case of the Perplexed Investor,'” the author writes.

  • How I Did It: Creating Options Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 12:21 PM ET
    Women And Business - A CNBC Special Report

    I don’t think I’m alone in living a zig-zag career journey. Maybe not all have gotten the memo yet, but ladder thinking about how careers are built and work gets done is being replaced with a more agile corporate lattice model of career progression.

  • Is Jeff Bezos the New Steve Jobs? Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 10:46 AM ET

    "It's hard to imagine anyone could possibly fill the enormous vacuum left with the tragic death of Steve Jobs. But people are searching hopefully for such a person," and this author thinks that person could be Jeff Bezos.

  • Imagine that you are a small business owner who has a thin two to five percent profit margin during a tough economy and are trying to avoid laying off workers. On top of this, the federal government will begin keeping 3% of the money it owes you until the Internal Revenue Service acknowledges – months or years later – that you had already been paying your taxes. Although Halloween is just around the corner, this isn’t just another scary story.

  • A Third of UK Employees Unhappy in Their Job: Poll Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 5:16 AM ET

    A third of employees in the UK are unhappy in their jobs, while just over a fifth declare that they "love" they position, a new poll released Tuesday showed.

  • The 11 Laws of Likabiity

    Your career success depends a lot on what you know, who you know and who likes you, according to this author.

  • Creepy, Crawly, Squirmy Jobs Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 4:48 PM ET
    With Halloween just around the corner, the job search portal  has released its seasonally appropriate list of the creepiest careers in America. The list of six vocations focused on those that required contact with insects and other vermin, and disclosed their average annual salaries. But CNBC.com decided to supplement the list with other jobs as well, jobs that are considered creepy in multiple senses of the word.What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong s

    What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong stomachs. Thinking of a career change? Here are some ideas.

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