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  • How to Turn Your Staff of Losers Into Winners Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Bare Knuckle People Management

    "What began as a legitimate effort to soften managers’ rough edges has morphed into a game of patty-cake in which the winner is whoever doles out the most warm fuzzies," writes the authors who say what's needed now is the "Bare Knuckle" approach.

  • Social Networking Sites Find a Chinese Face Monday, 2 May 2011 | 6:30 AM ET

    U.S.-based Facebook, which counts nearly 700 million users worldwide and has a market value estimated at more than US$ 85 billion, is challenging the Chinese dreamers on their home turf, according to Caixin.

  • Turning Your Ideas Into Great Results: New Book Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 12:56 PM ET
    Making It Happen

    The ‘back of a business card’ idea is akin to the elevator pitch. You need to be able to quickly and clearly communicate your value in a way that people can easily understand you, your idea and what you want to sell, according to the author.

  • When Managing — Less is More Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 10:53 AM ET

    You already know the value of a preview (tell them what you're going to tell them), and a review (tell them what you've told them), although it's shocking how seldom we use these tools. Here's something different: Tell them what you're NOT going to tell them.

  • Asia Starved of Finance Professionals: Robert Half Sunday, 24 Apr 2011 | 7:41 PM ET

    There may be no better time to look for a job in Asia Pacific's financial sector than now as employers are on a hiring spree, according to the latest survey from recruitment firm Robert Half.

  • Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin says he doesn't want to be remembered by the movie The Social Network and he never thought that his life would become a Hollywood film.

  • Getting through the doors, unfortunately, seems insurmountable. Hoards of candidates submit resumes each year, with only a small fraction getting an interview. The online application system – or, as it’s more appropriately nicknamed, “The Black Hole,” – is littered with so many resumes that even a top candidate would struggle to stand out. So how do you get a company to even notice your resume? Here's some tips.

  • Better Way to Job Search: Change your Criteria Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    You may have been discouraged about the kinds of job opportunities and offerings that are available. Or you may even have started you own small business but find it is not as rewarding as you thought it might be. Or you may just be gearing up to start looking again since the news looks more promising. While you are still thinking about it you might spend time thinking about your criteria for a great day’s work. I would suggest one criterion that is not often on the list that career counselors suggest.

  • The Two Worst Questions at Work Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 11:07 AM ET
    Negotiation

    Some questions put everyone to sleep; others make people sweat. Both are dangerous.

  • How To Successfully Use LinkedIn Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 11:40 AM ET
    Linked In

    How do you invite others to join you—whether advancing a new idea, selling a product, or marketing yourself?

  • How to Get the Job You Want Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 3:32 PM ET

    “If you job hunt like everyone else, you’ll wind up like everyone else," one career coach says. Here are some ways to set yourself apart — and get the job you want.

  • What's On: Oil Sector, 'Correction Protection' and Jobs Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 10:56 PM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

  • The Power of a Positive Word Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 2:35 PM ET

    Positive words can be just as memorable and powerful as negative ones. But the biggest lesson for me was this: why don't I give the same kind of encouragement to others?

  • For Entrepreneurs Near Retirement, What's Next? Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 3:16 PM ET

    Many entrepreneurs, whether it's five, 10 or 20 years into a successful business or franchise, wake up one day and wonder: "What's next?" Figuring out the next chapter can be a financial and emotional challenge.

  • 2010's Most Overused Buzzwords Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 1:41 PM ET

    "Wonder what really makes people cringe when they look at your LinkedIn Profile?" the business networking site asks. "It's those clichéd words and phrases. You know what they are - those ambiguous ones that really don't tell you anything."

  • CEO Blog: What's Missing In The Compensation Battles Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    The compensation whiplash from the great economic train wreck has been “say on pay” and calls for greater transparency. Who could argue against transparency? But transparency should not be replaced with a false sense of security – a focus on form and not substance.

  • EMPLOYMENT—Vault Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:28 PM ET
    A line of the unemployed.

    The jobless rate barely budges, more finance pros head to China and vocational schools become more popular.

  • Does Work Make You Nervous? Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 10:34 AM ET
    Work Makes Me Nervous

    You're supposed to "never let them see you sweat." But in today's environment when workplace anxiety is at at all-time high how can you survive and thrive? One new book offers some advice.

  • Finding Hidden Profits in Any Company Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 12:25 PM ET
    Island of Profit in Sea of Red Ink

    In a new book Byrnes says only about a quarter of most company's efforts are actually profitable. The rest - roughly 40% are unprofitable.

  • What Stinks at Columbia Business School? Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 3:19 PM ET
    Pac Man Keychains

    Columbia Business School wants students to clean up their acts. Literally.

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