• In Search of the Executive ‘It’ Factor Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    The Power of Presence - Kristi Hedges

    There's a lot of buzz about “executive presence” these days. It’s the business "it" factor, but what exactly is "executive presence" and if you don't have it - can you get it? Yes, says this author.

  • America's Least Stressful Jobs 2012 Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:31 PM ET
    Bring up the idea of LEAST stressful jobs and someone is sure to jump up and declare, “Hey, how do I get one of those!” Job-search portal CareerCast has once again crunched the statistics and come up with their list of the 10 in America. “The least stressful jobs are the ones where expectations on your aren’t high and you have complete control over your day,” said Tony Lee, the publisher of and “You’re not dependent on other people to do their job for you to yours.” They’re also mostly 9 to 5 jo

    Bring up the idea of LEAST stressful jobs and someone is sure to jump up and declare, “Hey, how do I get one of those!" Read about the 10 least stressful jobs of 2012.

  • America's Most Stressful Jobs 2012 Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:31 PM ET
    Bring up the word stress in a conversation and you’d better clear your schedule for the next hour. A whopping 40 percent of American workers say their jobs are very or extremely stressful, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Of course, some jobs are more stressful than others. Job-search portal CareerCast has once again crunched the statistics and come up with their list of the 10 in America. "Not all jobs are created equal when it comes to stress levels," said

    Many of the most stressful jobs involve peril and significant hazard, whether it’s coming into contact with hazardous materials, or having other people’s lives in your hands. Think your job is on the list? FInd out!

  • Share, Retweet, Repeat - by John Hlinko

    "The term 'viral marketing' has been around so long that it’s become clichéd. However, the deeper penetration of the Internet combined with the advent of hyper-viral social-media platforms mean that the ability to go viral is now greater than ever – as is the potential reward." The key is hitting the “Viral Trifecta" and in this post, the author tells you how to do that.

  • 7 Secrets of Serial Innovators Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 12:10 PM ET
    Serial Innovators

    "Sometimes, but only sometimes, firms resist the aging process. Such firms adapt and thrive in dynamic markets; they are serial innovators; they continuously reinvent themselves; they change their industries," the author writes and offers seven ways to turn your company into a a serial innovative

  • 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.

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