Tag: careers

5 mental traps that successful people never fall for, according to psychologists

Here are some of the most common mental traps that hold us back from success — and how to overcome them.

These 5 high-paying, growing jobs didn’t exist a decade ago—but they’ll be booming through the 2020s

The 2010s kicked off a decade of uncertainty within the job market. Many sectors were still dealing with the aftermath of the Great Recession, the national unemployment rate sat at 9.7%, the class of 2010 graduated into the worst job market in a generation, and by the summer of 2010, more than a million job seekers quit looking for employment. However, now at the close of the decade, the job market has markedly improved for most workers. That’s especially true for those in the technology space.

Billionaire Elon Musk’s 6 productivity rules, including walk out of meetings that waste your time

Billionaire Elon Musk has some ruthless productivity tricks, and he shared them in a letter to Tesla employees on Tuesday.

Steve Jobs: ‘Technology is nothing’—here’s what he said it really takes to achieve great success

It’s been eight years since Steve Jobs passed away on Oct. 5, 2011, but his lessons about life, work and success still live on today. In a 1994, the Apple co-founder sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone. Here’s what he said it really takes to achieve great success.

Before Warren Buffett made his fortune, he took a job without asking what the salary was—here’s why

When he was starting his career, well before he made his billions, Warren Buffett took a job with his mentor and hero, Benjamin Graham, without even asking about the salary. Here's why

Suzy Welch: The rules have changed—here’s when to discuss salary in a job interview

Traditionally, candidates have been advised to broach the topic of salary only after a job offer is on the table. But bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch says that the rules have changed.

Why billionaire Richard Branson talks about his goals before he has any idea how to accomplish them

Richard Branson is used to shooting for the stars. Last week, Virgin Galactic announced its plans to become the first publicly-traded space tourism company. It’s a bold feat, and one that Branson credits to dreaming big – and out loud.

Suzy Welch: Why working from home can be terrible for your career

The flexibility to work remotely is a perk many workers dream of having. But according to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, working from the comfort of your home or coffee shop can easily become “a career killer.”
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