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  • The Progress Principle - by Teresa Amabile & Steven Kramer

    The line between professional “office” jobs and day-labor is blurring and for professionals in this position, there’s good news and bad news.

  • New Careers After 50 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:31 PM ET
    If you want to be a model, a bike messenger or a ball boy, it pays to be young. However, if you want a job in which you’re expected to convey reliability, wisdom or gravitas, people over 50 have the advantage. They’ve been around the block a few times, and they have years of hard-earned knowledge with which no amount of postgraduate education can compete.However, job-hunters over the age of 50 may be apprehensive about what’s out there. Will they be written off prematurely thanks to ageism? Will

    It pays to be young. but if you want to convey reliability, wisdom or gravitas, people over age 50 have the edge. See the new careers for workers over 50.

  • No Significant Change Seen on Hiring: CareerBuilder CEO Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 11:56 AM ET

    Things are improving, but don't expect major increases in hiring next year, according to the annual CareerBuilder hiring forecast.

  • New Year Resolutions and ‘No Excuses’ Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 11:33 AM ET
    No Excuses

    "New Year resolutions are often only exercises in excusing your own failure—unless you resolve something you truly, authentically want for yourself," the author writes.

  • The Number That Killed Us - by Pablo Triana

    "What if I told you that the true culprit behind the 2007-2008 credit crisis and, indirectly, the current Euro crisis was a mathematical model known as Value at Risk? And what if I told you that VaR, present in the markets for more than two decades, had caused trouble before and that its obvious structural deficiencies were amply known?" In this guest post, the author writes about "The Number That Killed Us."

  • Stand Out - by Marcus Buckingham

    In this guest post the author writes, "We need to capture and share the best practices of top performers, and match those best practices with people best suited to use them. The catch is that you have to individualize."

  • Easy High-Paying Jobs Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
    What makes a job an easy one? That depends. Some are easy because they offer minimal contact with the public. Others, because they don’t require an advanced degree. And still others, because the spectacular beachfront location of the office makes it impossible to dwell on the downsides for too long.Unfortunately, one downside that’s next to impossible to overlook is a low salary. If you’re struggling to make rent and subsisting on a diet of Ramen noodles, it doesn’t matter if you have free acces

    Are there really jobs with flexible hours, fantastic locations and copious vacation time that also net a decent paycheck? What follows is a list of jobs with the potential for high pay and low stress.

  • Despite the normal gridlock that takes place between the two houses of Congress, this week the House and Senate agreed and passed legislation that will help spur economic growth and create jobs in America, without any additional taxpayer funding.

  • The Power of Storytelling - by Jim Holtje

    In his new book, “The Power of Storytelling: Captivate, Convince or Convert Any Business Audience Using Stories from Top CEOs" Jim Holtje shares the stories of those corporate legends who inspired their employees with their deeds and with their tales.

  • Book Offers the 7 New Rules of Getting Hired Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    It's long been believed that the worst time of year to try to find a job is around the holidays - well don't believe says the author of this new book.

  • US Economy in 'Slow, Steady Recovery': Airgas CEO Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    The U.S. is "in the third inning of a slow and steady recovery" as certain manufacturers and energy companies grow and hire more workers, Airgas CEO Peter McCausland told CNBC Wednesday.

  • 10 Easy Sales Strategies for Small Companies Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 10:57 AM ET
    How to Say It: Business to Business Selling

    Selling for a small firm is harder than selling for a large one. Your customer may never have heard of your firm, there’s probably not much sales support, and you likely can’t spend big money to develop and close an account. Nevertheless, it’s not just possible, but downright easy, to outsell the big guys.

  • Youth Facing 'Not Hired at All' Dilemma Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 3:13 AM ET

    Although unemployment was steady at 8.3 percent in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development area, youth unemployment, at 17.2 percent, is high and likely to go higher, Stefano Scarpetta, deputy director for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs at the OECD, told CNBC.com.

  • Guns and Weddings: New Careers Via the Net Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 3:53 PM ET

    Since the downturn in 2008, many Americans have been forced to rethink their careers. Some have gone back to school to learn new skills. A lot of that training is taking place online. Among the most popular careers: wedding planner and gunsmith.

  • ‘Creative’ - The Buzzword for 2011 Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 2:38 PM ET

    Did you spend part of 2011 dusting off your resume? Did you try to accentuate the positive and package yourself in the most marketable way? I sure hope you chose your words carefully.

  • Part One of “Marathon Lessons for the Corporate World” described the principles of effective marathon training and gave some examples of “novice runner” mistakes in business. Now, let’s explore how companies and employees can utilize marathon lessons to maximize workplace performance.

  • You've Got 30 Seconds to Win the Business Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 1:29 PM ET

    You've got 30 seconds to win the business, so make sure you send a powerful message, immediately.

  • Your Company Sucks - by Mark Stevens

    This author claims millions of companies around the world fall far short of the CEO’s ambitions for four basic reasons -- here's how to spot the problems, and turn your company around.

  • Divorced Couples Who Worked Together Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 2:57 PM ET
    When a couple divorces, it’s rarely as simple as one person packing a suitcase and sleeping on a friend’s couch. Lawyers are hired, assets are divided and child custody is negotiated. A painful process, to be sure, but those enduring it can sometimes escape at work, an oasis of distraction where personal problems can be ignored for eight hours a day.This is not an option when a divorced couple works together. As stressful as this situation likely is, some divorced couples roll up their sleeves,

    Divorced couples sometimes have to see each other at work. Some share ownership of a business but communicate only through lawyers and underlings. Others go on 300-day international stadium tours together.

  • Life Kerning

    The author writes, "In our business careers, we tend to think sweeping or wholesale changes are required to enable us to more deeply appreciate our lives or our jobs...Yet it’s often the fine adjustments between the smaller details of our lives that we neglect or do not revisit often enough that tend to make the headlines of our lives seem uncomfortable, not as harmonious as they could be, or just hard to read."

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