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  • , by Amy Cortese

    In a deeply divided nation, the one thing we can agree upon is the need for jobs. The economy cannot recover until millions of people are put back to work and consumer spending once again flows. But it’s doubtful that any meaningful job-spurring policy will surmount the political gridlock in Washington.

  • America’s Most Underrated Jobs 2011 Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 4:59 PM ET
    Although most people can think of prestigious or high-paying jobs, some jobs that are generally thought of as “normal,” or even boring, pay very well and have many great qualities that are easily overlooked, according to which developed the list. CareerCast ranked the most underrated jobs based upon a range of criteria, including low stress levels, low environmental dangers, low physical demands, and median-to-high income levels. The jobs listed here also have a lower-than-average unemployment r

    Some jobs generally thought of as “normal,” or even boring, pay very well and have many great qualities that are easily overlooked, according to CareerCast.com.

  • Confidence: The 4 Mistakes Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 11:44 AM ET

    A basic problem in human relations, says psychologist Daniel Gilbert, is that we see ourselves from inside-out, but see everyone else from outside-in.

  • The Real Curse of Being a Perfectionist Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 11:24 AM ET
    The Perfectionist's Handbook

    The author of the Perfectionist's Handbook writes, "trying to do everything well - and exerting the same level of detail, effort, and energy to all your endeavors - leaves you feeling stressed and exhausted all of the time, and as though you never get to work on what is most meaningful to you."

  • Worry About a New Wave of Layoffs Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:29 AM ET

    Not again. That is the plea of many Americans fearful about their jobs as the economy falters.

  • Looking for Work? Willing to Move to the UAE? Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
    Dubai Construction

    With the jobless rate in the United States holding steady at 9.1 percent and the market showing no signs of near-term recovery, many Americans are considering looking abroad to combat their unemployment problem at home.

  • The Lean StartupP

    Eric Ries's new book, "The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses," has been out on shelves only a week, and it's already considered a must-read for any entrepreneur hoping to start the next Facebook or Twitter.

  • Drinking from the Firehose

    These authors say despite what you may be feeling, we are only in the beginning stage of information overload. The fire hose of information and data will not stop, therefore you must learn to manage the influx to reap tangible benefits for yourself and your company.

  • Disappearing Jobs 2011 Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 1:51 PM ET
    Last year, CNBC.com covered  using a list provided by the Department of Labor. This year, we decided to pose the same topic to the online job resource . It compiled the following list by taking the occupations that most consistently declined in the number of job listings over the last eight months (January to Aug 2011). SimplyHired.com excluded from the results jobs that it believed had decreased listings primarily due to the economy (e.g., jobs that have fewer openings due to high supply of qua

    SimplyHired.com compiled the following list of disappearing jobs by taking the occupations that most consistently declined in the number of job listings over the last eight months. Check it out!

  • 5 Tips to Running a Successful Family Business Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 9:49 AM ET
    Small Business, Big Vision: Lessons on How to Dominate Your Market from Self-Made Entrepreneurs Who Did it Right.

    It’s not difficult to find stories about family working relationships that have turned into bitter rivalries, and even court battles, so how do you prevent your business dreams and your family  from falling apart?

  • Dunkelberg: What Consumers and Business Owners Fear Most Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    It seems that if consumers are most afraid of debt expansion, then more large government programs to “stimulate” the economy might heighten their fears and produce even more contractionary behavior (more saving, postponed buying) which could offset, even overwhelm, any expansionary power the new program might contain.

  • Are You Blocking Your Own Success? Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
    Break Your Own Rules

    The stats tell us that women are faring worse than men in terms of landing new jobs as the economy creaks into recovery.

  • Balter: The Importance of Being Humble Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 10:18 AM ET

    We’re entering an era where outsized egos are a warning sign of impending failure. Fail to keep yours in check and the only thing you’ll be leading is the search for a new job.

  • Chatman: Once a CEO, Always Act Like a CEO Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 12:22 PM ET

    CEOs - even fired CEOs don’t have the luxury of publicly undermining a company or its board.

  • Pfeffer: When Bad Things Happen, Tell Your Story Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 12:22 PM ET

    When bad things happen to you and your career - it's up to you to take the initiative to control the story and protect your brand.

  • May we honor those who perished on 9/11 by coming together as a nation to work together to move our country forward and win with honor in this new global environment. It is possible, despite those that say it is not.

  • Employers are understandably concerned about social networking on the job. They’re losing sleep—I know because they tell me. In their eyes, the combination of work plus social media is a lose-lose. It’s a time suck for your sales guy to be social stalking a crush. Tagging photos is a big work distraction. But are these the real reasons behind businesses’ ban of online chatter?

  • How to Offer Lasting Career Advice Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 10:23 AM ET

    How often do you give advice? Advice isn't bad. When you have expertise, and the other person doesn't, your advice may be useful. I give lots of advice, for example, when coaching executives on presentations. But most problems aren't like that.

  • Johnson: All Job Growth is Local Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    It would appear that capitalism has a developed a terrible dependency issue, turning hostile and violent when there’s nothing left in the punch bowl. Unfortunately, new fears of a double dip recession have emerged, the caked residue of weak economic growth and a soft job market. On the heels of a 30-year spending spree and the party of our lifetime, we find ourselves searching for our equilibrium once again.

  • Henes: Top 5 Economic Questions for the Fall Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 12:57 PM ET
    Construction Highway

    As fall begins, the economy is a mess. Unemployment is at 9.1 percent. The U.S. economy failed to add jobs in August. Consumer confidence is at record lows. The housing market is in despair. Europe is imploding. And, our political leaders cannot seem to put their differences aside to create some certainty and progress.

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