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Back to Work 2011

  • Same You, New Career Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 10:07 AM ET

    Whether you’ve been laid off or you crave more satisfaction, looking for a position doing something you’ve never done before invariably comes with second-guessing.

Opportunities

  • Serving The Boomers
    By: Mark Koba
    Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 10:14 AM ET
    Retirement

    Millions of jobs are expected to be created in the next decade in order to handle the eruption of  elderly and aging U.S. citizens.

  • Are You Cut Out To Be A Financial Advisor? Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 10:16 AM ET

    As a potential career, the financial advisory business looks alluring.  There's less competition to become a broker than other occupations, and the pay can be quite good. It ain't easy. though.

  • Green Jobs Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:24 AM ET
    Hand plant money

    A new report shows “green job” growth to be one of the few bright spots in the national employment picture — but reveals the sector still has some growing pains.

  • What's Hot In Degrees And Careers Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    One lasting benefit of this recession may be the greatly improved linkage between employers and colleges that now provide much more precise information to students seeking fruitful, long-lasting jobs when they graduate.

Strategies

  • Retooling At School Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    With many jobs and businesses becoming obsolete because of technology, and the slow recovery generating few jobs, education may be the ticket to a new career.

  • Thinking Small Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    JumpStart NYC was created to help unemployed professionals apply their knowledge, skills and abilities in opportunities at small, entrepreneurial companies.

  • With the U.S. unemployment rate stuck around 9 percent and a fragile economic recovery underway, many workers feel they are left with no choice but to take their careers into their own hands.

  • Landing An IT Job Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 10:13 AM ET

    As more companies realize the value of aligning information technology projects with business goals, employers are looking for people with solid business skills to fill certain roles in the IT department.

Interactive Features

Slideshows

  • America's Highest-Paid Jobs 2011 Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:27 AM ET
    The salary of a profession is among the most compelling factors for many individuals deciding what career path to follow, what degree to peruse or even where to live. With data recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics , BLS, CNBC.com took a look at the most highly-compensated occupations in the country, based upon BLS job definitions. The BLS also breaks down average salaries geographically and by industry, which can help job seekers understand the areas to look in order to find where

    The salary of a profession is among the most compelling factors for many individuals deciding what career path to follow, what degree to persue or even where to live. So, what are the highest paying jobs in the country?

  • Highest-Paid Bachelor Degrees Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:27 AM ET
    While graduate school is typically a safe shelter from the storm in an unforgiving job market, some who have gone back to school or recently graduated are finding that the college degree is worth the investment. The average salary for some professions is going up. The college class of 2011's average starting salary is $51,018, up from $48,661 last year, according to a report from the  NACE. Twice a year, NACE surveys its 900 member employers and 1,800 colleges and universities to come up with a

    What college degrees are pulling in the best paychecks? Click to find out!

  • First Jobs of CEOs Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 10:05 AM ET
    It is probably hard to imagine Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson babysitting, or James Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase cooking French fries. While neither one of those men ever held those particular jobs, many of the wealthiest and most powerful CEOs in the world earned their first paychecks by delivering newspapers, mowing lawns or waiting tables. After all, everyone has to start somewhere. Click ahead to see the first jobs held by some of today’s most powerful CEOs.

    Many of the wealthiest and most powerful CEOs in the world earned their first paychecks by delivering newspapers, mowing lawns or waiting tables. Learn more.

  • America's Most Stressful Jobs Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
    With the unemployment rate nationally still hovering around 9 percent, many people are grateful simply to get a paycheck - but gratitude doesn't take the stress out of the daily grind. To get a sense of the most stressful jobs in America, looked at 11 different factors that can cause stress on the job, and ranked 200 professions by how significantly these demands factor into the average workday. Factors that weighed into stress include work environment, job competitiveness, opportunity for advan

    With Americans facing high unemployment, many people with jobs are grateful to get their weekly paychecks, but that feeling alone doesn't take the stress out of the daily grind.

  • Best Jobs in America 2011 Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 2:55 PM ET
    There are a slew of  but that doesn’t make them the best jobs.Of course, the job outlook for hiring is important, but when it comes to determining which jobs are the absolute best, there’s also the working environment, the salary, how physically demanding the job is and how stressful it is.  took all of those criteria and came up with their list of the Best Jobs in America for 2011. Two threads run through the list of best jobs – those that involve technology and those that involve statistics an

    There are a slew of jobs in demand right now, but that doesn’t make them the best jobs. Here are some of the best jobs in America for 2011.

  • Surprising Six-Figure Jobs Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 5:01 PM ET
    When you think of jobs that pay six figures, you think doctor, lawyer -- and anything with the word “chief,” “director,” “engineer” or “petroleum” in it.But there are some jobs that pay six figures that you might not expect. People you may encounter on a daily basis, or some who you may not, but never suspect they make that much.Take, for example the recent story about the lifeguards in Newport Beach, Calif., who  and some of them, over $200,000!“Generally, high-paid jobs require one or more of

    There are some jobs that pay six figures that you might not expect. Here are 15 surprising examples of jobs that pay $100,000 or more.

  • World's Coolest Jobs Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 4:27 PM ET
    Imagine getting paid to eat ice cream all day, to go to the beach or to figure out how to make a race car go even faster.They sound like fantasies to most of us but for some people, these are their actual jobs.Take Paul Monaghan, who is the head of car engineering for the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. Or Kirsten Schimoler, whose job it is to come up with new flavors of ice cream for Ben & Jerry’s.We interviewed both of them and several others who have the world’s coolest jobs. Click ahead to

    Imagine getting paid to eat ice cream all day or to figure out how to make a race car go even faster. Meet the people who get paid for this stuff and more of the world's coolest jobs!

  • 10 Most-Hated Jobs Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 4:54 PM ET
    At one time or another, we have all known at least one person who has hated his or her job. That person may have suffered silently or vented constantly, but at the end of the day, there was no question that this person was truly unhappy with the thing that they spent at least 40 of their waking hours every week, for 51 weeks a year.The reasons for job dissatisfaction vary. Low pay, irregular hours and lack of a window to sit next to are all assumed to be culprits, and to be sure, they can all co

    Click ahead to see the ten jobs with the highest levels of employee unhappiness, according to data collected in 2011. The results may surprise you.

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