CEO who hired for Microsoft, Amazon: 3 most in-demand skills for A.I.

And while there’s less demand for basic cognitive, physical and manual skills, the job market is still absolutely electric. But the growing competition for top talent has been choking HR departments — especially for those in tech. My managerial roles at Amazon and Microsoft have largely shaped the way we screen candidates at Outreach, the sales engagement platform I founded in 2014. What’s important to note is that many companies — especially large ones like Microsoft, Amazon and Google — all ha


And while there’s less demand for basic cognitive, physical and manual skills, the job market is still absolutely electric. But the growing competition for top talent has been choking HR departments — especially for those in tech. My managerial roles at Amazon and Microsoft have largely shaped the way we screen candidates at Outreach, the sales engagement platform I founded in 2014. What’s important to note is that many companies — especially large ones like Microsoft, Amazon and Google — all ha
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CEO who hired for Microsoft, Amazon: 3 most in-demand skills for A.I.

The rise of artificial intelligence is rapidly changing the workplace. And while there’s less demand for basic cognitive, physical and manual skills, the job market is still absolutely electric.

But the growing competition for top talent has been choking HR departments — especially for those in tech. My managerial roles at Amazon and Microsoft have largely shaped the way we screen candidates at Outreach, the sales engagement platform I founded in 2014.

What’s important to note is that many companies — especially large ones like Microsoft, Amazon and Google — all have one thing in common: We utilize A.I., machine-learning and data science to enhance our products, so hiring people with the right skills to fill those gaps is a huge priority. The real struggle, however, is being able to successfully separate the wheat from the chaff.

According to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, the three most in-demand skills by 2030 will be:

Social and emotional skills Higher cognitive skills Technological skills

If you’re looking to fill a role at a large tech company, here are the types of interview questions employers ask to determine whether you have the right skills:


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Cramer: Powell fixed his ‘rookie mistake’ and is now on the right path with rates

Cramer: Powell fixed his ‘rookie mistake’ and is now on the right path with rates 2 Hours Ago | 02:46Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell changed course and finally made the correct policy decision by indicating the Fed is stalling interest rate increases for the year, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday. The latest policy decision came as the list of economists and business elite predicting a downturn grows. Speaking after the Fed’s decision, Powell said that weakening Chinese and European econom


Cramer: Powell fixed his ‘rookie mistake’ and is now on the right path with rates 2 Hours Ago | 02:46Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell changed course and finally made the correct policy decision by indicating the Fed is stalling interest rate increases for the year, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday. The latest policy decision came as the list of economists and business elite predicting a downturn grows. Speaking after the Fed’s decision, Powell said that weakening Chinese and European econom
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Cramer: Powell fixed his ‘rookie mistake’ and is now on the right path with rates 2 Hours Ago | 02:46

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell changed course and finally made the correct policy decision by indicating the Fed is stalling interest rate increases for the year, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday.

“I thought that Jay was great [Wednesday],” Cramer told “Squawk Box,” referring to Powell’s news conference at the conclusion of the central bank’s two-day policy meeting. “It’s not easy to start. You make your rookie mistakes, you come back. He’s a great guy. Anyone who knows him knows that he course corrected.”

The latest policy decision came as the list of economists and business elite predicting a downturn grows.

The Fed decided Wednesday to hold interest rates steady, as expected, and indicated it would keep rates at current levels for the rest of 2019. The central bank currently holds its benchmark funds rate in a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent.

Speaking after the Fed’s decision, Powell said that weakening Chinese and European economies are acting as a deterrent to growth at home even as policymakers see the overall outlook in the U.S. as good.

Cramer agreed, saying the “economy is slowing,” earnings are downshifting and there are growth concerns in just about every part of the world.

Cramer has been critical of the Fed ever since Powell’s remarks on Oct. 3 that the cost of borrowing money was a long way from so-called neutral, sparking concerns about possibly more aggressive Fed tightening. Powell appeared to walk back those comments the following month, saying rates are “just below” the balance point of not stimulating or slowing the economy.

Powell later left the door open to other options, emphasizing “data dependency” and saying if data did not hold up in 2019, the Fed may change course.

Cramer said last month that he doesn’t see an economic recession, at least anytime soon. But when asked about what would cause the next recession, Cramer responded in part with, “Three [Fed] tightenings.”

The Fed did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on Cramer’s remarks.

— CNBC’s Jeff Cox contributed to this report.


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Cramer: Investors need a new playbook now that the Fed ended rate hikes this year

Investors need not worry that the Federal Reserve induced a market “sea change” by calling off interest rate increases this year and adjust their game plan to make money, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday. The major averages all rose higher during the session on the agency’s monetary policy reversal, he said. The Fed’s benchmark funds rate will remain in a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent. “I’m not saying you should swap out of the losers and buy the winners immediately,” Cramer said. “But the


Investors need not worry that the Federal Reserve induced a market “sea change” by calling off interest rate increases this year and adjust their game plan to make money, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday. The major averages all rose higher during the session on the agency’s monetary policy reversal, he said. The Fed’s benchmark funds rate will remain in a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent. “I’m not saying you should swap out of the losers and buy the winners immediately,” Cramer said. “But the
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Cramer: Investors need a new playbook now that the Fed ended rate hikes this year

Investors need not worry that the Federal Reserve induced a market “sea change” by calling off interest rate increases this year and adjust their game plan to make money, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday.

The major averages all rose higher during the session on the agency’s monetary policy reversal, he said.

“This is a dramatic shift—we don’t need to worry about more rate hikes—and that’s why it’s causing a sea change in the stock market right now because we’re in a low growth environment again,” the “Mad Money” host said.

Although Chairman Jerome Powell and the central bank reduced the forecast on GDP growth and inflation, there are more stocks that can perform well in low-growth rather than high-growth conditions, he added.

As a guideline, Cramer suggests picking stocks whose sales won’t get knocked down by an easing economy, focusing on high-yielding dividend stocks, buying the fastest-growing names while inflation is near flat, and loading up on companies that do a lot of business overseas, including those impacted by the trade war with China, because the dollar is getting weaker.

The Fed’s benchmark funds rate will remain in a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent.

“I’m not saying you should swap out of the losers and buy the winners immediately,” Cramer said. “But the bottom line is that you need to be in the right frame of mind for this new market for this playbook” below.


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Investors who believe the market’s gotten too calm right now could use these ETFs to hedge

Volatility collapsed as the stock market was quick to fully make back the losses from its December bloodbath. For investors looking for a hedge in case reality falls short of expectations, here are some strategies that worked well in the past when volatility spiked. Long-duration and intermediate-term U.S. Treasury bonds as well as safe-haven gold have significantly outperformed the S&P 500 whenever volatility has surged. The average S&P 500 target for 2019 from the 17 top analysts is 2,947, mor


Volatility collapsed as the stock market was quick to fully make back the losses from its December bloodbath. For investors looking for a hedge in case reality falls short of expectations, here are some strategies that worked well in the past when volatility spiked. Long-duration and intermediate-term U.S. Treasury bonds as well as safe-haven gold have significantly outperformed the S&P 500 whenever volatility has surged. The average S&P 500 target for 2019 from the 17 top analysts is 2,947, mor
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Investors who believe the market's gotten too calm right now could use these ETFs to hedge

The market has been eerily quiet, perhaps too quiet.

The Cboe Volatility Index, a measure of the 30-day implied volatility of the S&P 500 known as the “VIX” or the “fear gauge,” hit 12.37 on Tuesday, its lowest level since October. Volatility collapsed as the stock market was quick to fully make back the losses from its December bloodbath.

But periods of calm like this don’t last much longer, history shows, and it seems the market may be pricing in too rosy a scenario — a completely dovish Federal Reserve, a pro-growth trade deal with China, and an earnings growth pick-up later this year.

For investors looking for a hedge in case reality falls short of expectations, here are some strategies that worked well in the past when volatility spiked.

CNBC analysis using Kensho, a hedge fund analytics tool, found which exchange-traded funds outperform when the VIX pops more than 8 points in a short period of time. A pop of that magnitude would return the volatility gauge to the 20 level where it spent most of the tumultuous fourth quarter.

(The VIX was already hopping a little bit Wednesday morning after FedEx warned that the globe was slowing.)

Long-duration and intermediate-term U.S. Treasury bonds as well as safe-haven gold have significantly outperformed the S&P 500 whenever volatility has surged.

The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF has returned 2 percent amid a 10-day period of market turmoil, and iShares Gold Trust and Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF also held up.

The most imminent risk to break the market peace is the Fed’s policy decision Wednesday, where investors will look for further details about the pivot to patience on tightening and balance-sheet runoff.

“If the Fed fails to communicate an increasingly apprehensive outlook and willingness to remain on hold for the foreseeable future, risk assets will undoubtedly underperform – thereby tightening financial conditions as equity volatility spikes,” Ian Lyngen, BMO Capital Markets’ head of rate strategy said in a note.

To be sure, there are no shortage of reasons to bet that things can stay smooth for a while. The Fed could very well deliver the message investors crave and there are signs that the U.S. and China might soon work up a trade deal.

Wall Street is in fact bullish on stocks for the most part. The average S&P 500 target for 2019 from the 17 top analysts is 2,947, more than 100 points than current levels, a CNBC analysis shows. Credit Suisse raised its year-end forecast for the S&P 500 to 3,025 from 2,925, saying the “receding” risks will drive the market higher.


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3 questions to ask in a job interview that will determine if a job is right for you

You’ve started a new job, but something about it doesn’t seem quite right. If so, it’s possible you didn’t ask the right questions about the role during the interview process. In addition to prepping with right answers to an interviewer’s questions, she tells CNBC Make It, candidates should also come to interviews armed with a few key questions that will help them determine whether a job is the right fit for them. “You usually only have about 30 minutes for an interview, so don’t come with fluff


You’ve started a new job, but something about it doesn’t seem quite right. If so, it’s possible you didn’t ask the right questions about the role during the interview process. In addition to prepping with right answers to an interviewer’s questions, she tells CNBC Make It, candidates should also come to interviews armed with a few key questions that will help them determine whether a job is the right fit for them. “You usually only have about 30 minutes for an interview, so don’t come with fluff
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3 questions to ask in a job interview that will determine if a job is right for you

You’ve started a new job, but something about it doesn’t seem quite right. You’re not doing exactly what you expected, or there’s something holding you back from being yourself.

Sound familiar? If so, it’s possible you didn’t ask the right questions about the role during the interview process.

Stacy Donovan Zapar has been a recruiter for 20 years and worked with top companies like Zappos, Amazon and Netflix. She says it’s imperative that job seekers “remember that the interview process is a two-way street.”

In addition to prepping with right answers to an interviewer’s questions, she tells CNBC Make It, candidates should also come to interviews armed with a few key questions that will help them determine whether a job is the right fit for them.

“It really comes down to what matters to you,” says Zapar, founder of the recruitment consulting firm Tenfold. “You usually only have about 30 minutes for an interview, so don’t come with fluff questions. Come with about three questions that you know you want to hit.”

Below, Zapar shares the three kinds of questions you should ask in an interview to determine if a job or company is right for you:


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The right US-China deal may make investors hope that ‘globalization hasn’t ended’

Stock markets globally have to some extent recovered from a sell-off last December and could move higher if a “positive surprise” comes out of the trade deal between China and the U.S., according to financial services company CLSA. “I think there’s room for further rally if there’s a positive surprise on the deal. What’s the positive surprise? It’s that they drop the existing tariffs,” Christopher Wood, global equity strategist at CLSA, told CNBC’s Sri Jegarajah on Thursday. But that rally would


Stock markets globally have to some extent recovered from a sell-off last December and could move higher if a “positive surprise” comes out of the trade deal between China and the U.S., according to financial services company CLSA. “I think there’s room for further rally if there’s a positive surprise on the deal. What’s the positive surprise? It’s that they drop the existing tariffs,” Christopher Wood, global equity strategist at CLSA, told CNBC’s Sri Jegarajah on Thursday. But that rally would
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The right US-China deal may make investors hope that 'globalization hasn't ended'

Stock markets globally have to some extent recovered from a sell-off last December and could move higher if a “positive surprise” comes out of the trade deal between China and the U.S., according to financial services company CLSA.

“I think there’s room for further rally if there’s a positive surprise on the deal. What’s the positive surprise? It’s that they drop the existing tariffs,” Christopher Wood, global equity strategist at CLSA, told CNBC’s Sri Jegarajah on Thursday.

Wood was referring to the additional tariffs that China and the U.S. imposed on each other’s products last year when tensions between the two economic giants were escalating. Washington slapped new levies on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports, while Beijing did the same on $110 billion in American goods.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed in December to not implement further tariffs while representatives from both sides work to negotiate a deal.

The two countries reaching an agreement and dropping the additional tariffs imposed last year would lead investors “to think that maybe globalization hasn’t ended,” which would boost sentiment and spur a rally in markets, according to Wood. But that rally would be short-lived if investors began to worry that the U.S. Federal Reserve could raise interest rates again, he said.


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Apple just released its first commercial about privacy — watch it here

Apple on Thursday released its first privacy-focused iPhone commercial. It’s filled with video snippets of moments in life where people want privacy, like in the bathroom or during one-on-one conversations. Apple closes it with this tag line: “If privacy matters in your life, it should matter to the phone your life is on.” Apple CEO Tim Cook has long advocated for digital privacy, which he has called a “human right” and a “civil liberty.” “We cannot lose sight of the most important constituency:


Apple on Thursday released its first privacy-focused iPhone commercial. It’s filled with video snippets of moments in life where people want privacy, like in the bathroom or during one-on-one conversations. Apple closes it with this tag line: “If privacy matters in your life, it should matter to the phone your life is on.” Apple CEO Tim Cook has long advocated for digital privacy, which he has called a “human right” and a “civil liberty.” “We cannot lose sight of the most important constituency:
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Apple just released its first commercial about privacy — watch it here

Apple on Thursday released its first privacy-focused iPhone commercial. It’s filled with video snippets of moments in life where people want privacy, like in the bathroom or during one-on-one conversations.

Apple closes it with this tag line: “If privacy matters in your life, it should matter to the phone your life is on.”

The ad follows a billboard Apple posted at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). There, Apple plastered an advertisement on the side of a hotel that said “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone” with a link to Apple’s privacy website. The ad made a huge splash at the show, where Amazon and Google were revealing new products and services.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has long advocated for digital privacy, which he has called a “human right” and a “civil liberty.”

Earlier this year, Cook wrote a Time magazine op-ed calling on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to create a “data-broker” registry where consumers can see who buys and sells their data.

“We cannot lose sight of the most important constituency: individuals trying to win back their right to privacy,” Cook said at the time. “Technology has the potential to keep changing the world for the better, but it will never achieve that potential without the full faith and confidence of the people who use it.”

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