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Finding Life Balance, Day 1: Healthy Living Goes Beyond Watching Diet

9 days, 9 methods for high achievers to find full bliss

We begin 9 days of finding life balance, with 9 methods that will help high…

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Small Businesses Created 71,000 Jobs in August, According to ADP National Employment Report

Black Enterprise and Walmart Focus on Jobs

BE and Walmart head to Los Angeles in the second job creation forum

Black Enterprise and Walmart head to Los Angeles in the second job creation forum

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Quitting a job you hate is easy, but walking away from a job you love is down-right heartbreaking. Leaving a situation like that is similar to divorcing a spouse, and as such requires some time to grieve, heal properly and move on in a healthy way.

I speak from experience. When I put in my notice to resign as managing editor of a popular lifestyle Website, I was sad, anxious and resolute. Chin up, dressed as cute as cute could be (just sayin’), I gave up a job I loved. It was time for me to leave, so I could pursue my personal writing and business goals. 

Sometimes, moving on is a necessary part of career and personal growth. The break up between you and your job can amicable but painful. Check out a few tips for divorcing your job while still maintaining your sanity. ---Demetria Irwin

Walking Away: How to Amicably Divorce Your Job

Resigning because of transition --- not transgression --- can be hard, but necessary

Sometimes leaving a job isn’t on bad terms. Here’s how to amicably divorce a position…

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Wake-Up Call: How a Young Bachelor Rebounded after Getting Laid Off

Real-life lessons of triumph over unemployment

Marc, 32, thought his job as a manager in the telecommunications field was safe, until…

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Career Tip of the Day: Refresh Your Social Media Presence

Take at least 30 minutes today to upgrade your profile

Today’s tip: Blow the dust off those social media profiles and make the most of…

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What Does Your Office Space Say About Your Work?

Your workspace says a lot about you – and it should say a lot to you. Better mind the message.

From color to decore, your work environment has a direct impact on your productivity and…

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Three Ways YOU Can Help Create Jobs

Don't get caught standing on the sidelines when it comes to job creation

Don’t get caught standing on the sidelines when it comes to the fight for jobs.…

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What’s your staffing plan? Even if you’re a staff of one, you need to have a plan for what you’ll do if your business expands quickly. Make sure you account for every position you’ll have to fill. You don’t want to be caught off guard!

4 Work Environments to Avoid

Stay away from these toxic employment traps

Steer clear. Here are 4 work environments that ultimately hinder employee productivity and morale.

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Even though many of us are grateful to have gainful employment, sometimes it can be hard to muster the energy to get out of bed every morning. You get the case of the Monday blues or feel like your bed is so comfy, you don't want to leave it.

Well, Madame Noire details some effective tips on how to boost your motivation and capture that up-and-at-em attitude that will lead to a productive and positive day.

Get Up And Go: How to Motivate Yourself Before Work

These steps will ensure you have the motivation to start your day right

Even though many of us are grateful to have gainful employment, sometimes it can be…

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Stop Shuckin’ and Jivin’: How Some of Us Are Letting Excuses Hinder Career Success

So the job market is tough. What are you going to do about it?

Though the unemployment rate for blacks stands at more than 16%, that’s no excuse to…

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How to Answer the Most Common — And Difficult — Job Interview Questions

Come with your A-game to avoid tanking during the job seeking process

Here’s how to answer typical interview questions that job candidates commonly flub.

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What I Learned From Steve Jobs About Perseverance

The Apple founder’s legacy is far more personal than iThought

Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Standford University resonates to this day because of his…

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When it comes to gaining valuable work experience to compete in today's job market, it is undeniable that internships are vital in building a quality resume. And making the most of each experience is key. "As a previous intern and internship supervisor, I’ve witnessed a plethora of students fail at optimizing their internship experiences," says Antoine D. Moss, Ph.D., educational consultant, NASA researcher and author of Learn to Intern CEO Style (Antoine Moss; $15). "The primary reason is because students didn’t know how to separate themselves from the pack."

	Moss came up with the Creator of Excellent Opportunities (CEO) framework, detailed in his book, and offers these tips for students who want to find long-lasting success in achieving not only current career goals, but making impressions that will have a lasting, positive impact:

Intern Like a CEO: 5 Tips for Maximizing Your Internship Experience

You can make power moves no matter what position you hold in the company

Author of Learn to Intern CEO Style, Antoine D. Moss, Ph.D. offers six tips on…

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You carried your baby for nine months, anticipated the little one's arrival, and you've been celebrating and bonding since the day you two left the hospital. But now, the dreaded day has come when you have to leave your bundle of joy and return to the office. One of the most difficult transitions for working women is leaving their newborn at home to get back to work.

Well, the staff at Madame Noire has you covered, with their step-by-step guide on making the transition from full-time new mommy to working parent that much easier. Check it out:

How to Return to Work after Having Your Baby

Making leaving the little one for the office a little easier

Madame Noire tells how to make the transition from childbirth back to the office with…

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Simple As 1,2,3: Quick and Easy Networking Strategies

Pocket-size read offers convenient reference on how to make quality connections

Shanti Das, entertainment industry veteran and founder and CEO of entertainment and music consulting company…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Negotiating Beyond the Salary

Money’s important, but other factors affect the total employment experience—even after you’re gone

“This climate is a salary negotiation game changer. Countering salary offers won’t be nearly as…

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How’s Your Résumé Doing?

Professionals offer advice on what might be hurting your job search

Job forecasts for 2011 have been encouraging. But competition is still steep. And job seekers…

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Never Give Up: How A Senior Professional Turned Unemployment Into Career Triumph

One woman overcomes depression to embark on next phase of her career

Unemployed for more than two years, Marie, 60, was able to transition into a new…

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Identity During Job Seeking

Don't make yourself vulnerable to fraud and scams when looking for work

Here are 5 tips on how to protect your identity and avoid scams while looking…

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Misses with Attitude: Mastering the Poker Face for Career Success

Don't let emotions on the sleeve be your handicap in the workplace

Don’t let emotions on the sleeve be your handicap in the workplace

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10 Things Bad Managers Say at the Office

Common blunders that can wreck work morale and productivity

Some of the most common workplace mistakes are made just by the slip of a…

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How to Negotiate When It Comes to Your Job

Use these resources to help you get the money, position and success you deserve

Use these resources to help you get the money, position and success you deserve

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5 Reasons Internships Aren’t Just for College Students

At any age or career level, considering internships can help boost job seeking success

Internships can provide job seekers who are looking for a career change or who have…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Has the State of the Economy Made You Lose Your Ambition?

Don't let a bleak outlook overshadow your optimism for success

How to manage keeping a bright outlook on your career future in the midst of…

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L.A. Reid’s 4 Tips for Being a Successful Executive in Music

The music mogul and 'X Factor' judge shares personal trade secrets for success in the music business

The X Factor judge and longtime music veteran shares a few business tips for the…

By Malecia S. Walker

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Got Fired? Here’s Advice from Someone Who Was Downsized and Thrived

The author shares her personal story of bouncing back after losing her job

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In mid-September 2011, the U.S. Labor…

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When Networking and Hooking Up Collide

Some people work several agendas in the name of professional connections

When networking and scoping out for dates collide, how does one appropriately balance the two?

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SAGGING CLOTHES: The only thing worse than sagging jeans is sagging dress pants. The stereotypes associated with men who sag their pants are all negative. A professional seeking career success shouldn’t want those unfavorable labels to follow them on the job. It’s best to choose well fitting, tailored pants that aren’t too tight, too short, too long or too big and are complimented with a belt.

	Visit BlackEnterprise.com/style for more Fashion Week coverage as well as features on how you can upgrade our professional style profile!

10 Ways Your Style Is Hindering Career Success

Avoid these fashion don'ts while in the office

When it comes to workplace success, image speaks volumes. Avoid these 10 fashion faux pas…

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Are You Following Your Passion to Find Career Success?

Finding your calling may hold the key to happiness in professional pursuits

To turn your calling into your career, leave fear at the door and kick down…

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3 Ways to Manage the Opinions of Others

When it comes to business or your career you can't listen to just anybody

Just because everyone has an opinion on your career path of business does not mean…

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10 Signs of an Outdated Resume

Don't miss out on a job opportunity because you fell behind on updating your resume

Avoid disqualifying your resume because of outdated practices. These 10 things signal that you’re now…

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Addressing the Uncomfortable

How to handle interview questions about your career setbacks

With about 14 million Americans out of work, many job applicants may be lacking the…

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10 Ways to Cope with a Job You Hate

If you don't have the option to quit, here's how to avoid a meltdown

Hopefully a few small changes in dealing with your job can make the difference between…

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For too long women have been forced to figure out how to survive on their own. I wrote my book, SKIRTS in the Boardroom to equip women with the tools necessary to chart their own course. S.K.I.R.T.S. is actually an acronym that represents the characteristics that today’s woman must have to thrive in the boardroom, which ultimately represents any place of power that is male-dominated---a place where decisions are made and where you have a chance to show what you're made of. While it may change at different stages of your life, the boardroom is your playing field. It's also a place where the good ‘ole boys' network has, and continues to, flourish. It is time for the ladies to take their seats in the executive suite.   So how do you position yourself to thrive in and out of the boardroom?  Here seven savvy qualities that today’s S.K.I.R.T.S. must possess to go to the next level. (Pay attention, fellas---you can learn some fabulous tips, too!)---Marshawn Evans

6 Keys to Becoming a SKIRT in The Boardroom

How women can smartly earn a seat in the executive suite

How women can smartly earn a seat in the executive suite

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NBA Coach Avery Johnson’s Leadership Lessons

Nets coach offers insightful advice on inspiring and turning your team around

The NJ Nets coach tells how to take your team from worst to first

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So you've made it through the undergraduate experience and you're headed into the job market. You've done your internships, volunteered and built up a pretty nice professional and social network. As part of <a title="our Back-to-School coverage" href="http://www.blackenterprise.com/backtoschool/"><strong>our Back-to-School coverage</strong></a>, BlackEnterprise.com offers this step-by-step guide to finding career success, from the search, to the interview, to salary and benefits negotiations to keeping the job. <i> --- Janell Hazelwood </i>

From College Graduation to Career Success: Your Step-by-Step Guide

How to successfully transition from college student to working professional

Here’s a step-by-step guide for college graduates to finding career sucesss, from job search to…

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Find a Program Many returning and non-traditional students are not in the same position as first-year undergraduates. With families, full-time jobs, and various financial responsibilities to maintain, full-time programs aren’t always an option. Since finding a program that meets these prospective students’ needs is imperative, universities and colleges offer evening, part-time and weekend programs as great alternatives. For people just looking to improve their skills and not enroll in a degree program, institutions do offer non-degree options.

4 Tips You Should Know Before Heading Back to (Graduate) School

If you’re thinking about hitting the books (again), take a page from BE’s Back to School guide

BlackEnterprise.com has got you covered with these four easy-to-follow tips on returning to school.

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What Does Your Attitude Say About You?

Marshawn Evans tells how having a can-do-must-do-will-do attitude will win you business and advance your career

Like a signature scent, your attitude either emits an appealing fragrance, or, well… it stinks!…

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3 Ways to Overcome Past Mistakes to Land the Job Today

How to explain criminal history and termination with honesty and dignity

How to explain criminal history and termination with honesty and dignity

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WATCH: B.E. on the Street – Essential Lessons Learned Outside the Classroom

New Yorkers tell how real-life experience prepped them for the workplace

New Yorkers tell how real-life experience prepped them for the workplace

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A Lesson in Updating Your Resume for Job-Seeking Success

Nowadays, there's more to updating your resume than your work experience

Having an updated resume is vital in this economy but what details you include has…

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When it comes to success in getting and making a living from freelance work, the more resources, the better. Here are 6 resources every independent worker should know about, from health insurance information to getting your next gig.  --- Starrene Rhett

6 Resources Every Freelancer Should Know

From health insurance to job opportunites, these will ensure your career success

When it comes to success in getting and making a living from freelance work, the…

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Conflict Free: How to Become Emotionally Intelligent in the Workplace

See how managing your emotions can help you (and the people around you) become more productive

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to perceive, assess, manage and positively influence your own…

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5 Surefire Ways to Ruin Your Chances of Getting the Job

Don't make mistakes that could disqualify you from being hired

Aisha Taylor details 5 ways job seekers can disqualify themselves from getting employed after the…

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Channel Your Inner Kanye, and Stop the Second-Guessing

Being your own biggest fan can ensure you don't let success pass you by

Don’t let the insecurity of second-guessing yourself hinder your opportunity to shine, whether in your…

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7 Things You Should Be Doing After a Job Interview

Remain proactive to find job-seeking success

Madame Noire details what a job seeker should do after landing the interview to remain…

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Studying Abroad Still an Option for College Students of Color

Despite the hurdles preventing many African-American students from studying abroad, resources and a little perseverance make it a possibility

According to the latest Open Doors: Report on International Educational Exchange, a study run by…

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7 Tips for Job-Seeking College Students on Social Media Etiquette

Big Brother is watching and what you do and say online could cost you that job

Social networks have become part of the job search process so prospective college students and…

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6. Go to boring lectures. That’s right. That boring speaker that you have no interest in seeing? Go see them. You never know what they can do for you. Whether you’re in high school or college, you need to take advantage of networking with people your school brings in for special programs. Always have your business cards available. Which brings me to my next point…

How to Transition from Full-Time Worker to Full-Time Student

Take these steps to successfully go from the 9-to-5 to the classroom

In the midst of a recession, many people are choosing to turn in their work…

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Secure your computers.  It’s vital that you keep your computer with you and lock it down during a move. You don’t want to give your computer to the movers because your desktop or laptops likely contain a treasure-trove of important data for identity thieves.

5 Steps to Getting Started as a Freelancer

Here's how to begin and maintain a living as an independent worker

Freelancer-turned-entrepreneur Cameron Moore, of Random Order NYC, gives 5 steps to beginning a successful career…

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3 Ways Men & Women Communicate Differently at Work

How to become a more effective communicator when dealing with the opposite sex

They say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, well the differences…

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How to Get a New Job While Still at the Old One

Follow these five steps so you won't end up taking a major career loss instead of a career change

Consider these tips when searching for a new job and avoid having to compromise your…

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Working Your Nerves: 8 Co-Worker Habits That Make Us Cringe

How you can deal with interoffice incidences that make the workday hell

From sloppy bathroom etiquette to an unnecessary use of slang, we call it, the things…

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Pseudo Phenom: It Takes More than Bragging to be a Boss

Cars, clothes and uh... that ... isn't enough to win the title of head honcho

As with any pop culture concept that takes on a life of its own, the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Branding Lessons Learned from Suze Orman

Critical lessons women can take from Suze Orman’s playbook for branding success in the marketplace

Critical lessons women can take from Suze Orman’s playbook for branding success in the marketplace

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A Professional Branding Model

Los Angeles attorney says use your talents to create multiple streams of revenue

His early aspirations were to be an international opera star. But after graduating in 1985…

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5 Ways to Beef Up Your Skills for Job Seeking Success

Having just a bachelor's degree won't cut it in today's competitive job market. Use these strategies to help you be prepared

Consider these 5 tips to beef up your knowledge and propel your career success

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Doing all the talking. Yes, Twitter is a great place to let people know what you’re doing. But if that’s all you’re doing, it’s not going to work. “You can’t just go on Twitter and type in the title of your blog post and link to it. Or you can’t just say, ‘Oh, look what’s new here.’ It has to be a conversation. And that’s what’s so amazing about Facebook and Twitter—that you can engage with your audience. You shouldn’t just post something and go on with your day,” Gregg says.

The Case of the I’mas: More Talk Than Action is Never a Good Thing

Sometimes it's best to let results speak for themselves

Unless simply talking will take you straight to the bank, less chatter and more action…

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Commitment: Are You Doing What It Takes to Succeed in Your Career?

As a professional, your ability to keep your commitments will either develop or dilute your brand

As a professional, your ability to keep your commitments will either develop or dilute your…

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7 Ways To Blow a Job Interview

Don't make these critical mistakes when trying to get the job

Having a solid resume is only part of landing the job of your dreams, you…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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7 Types of Difficult People You Will Meet at Work

How to manage interaction with the coworker from hell

Seven types of difficult coworkers and how to manage interaction with them

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40 Best Companies for Diversity

Black Enterprise compiles a list that goes beyond race

Black Enterprise takes the list beyond race and procurement and includes best companies for the…

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Behind the Mascara: Confidence Building Tips for Women

When it comes to handling your business, confidence is not optional—it's critical

Because women are traditionally viewed as less capable when it comes to business matters, confidence…

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Words are key. Your resume should include as many relevant keywords as possible. Avoid using general terms like “good communication skills” and “team player.” Instead, use keywords that match exactly what the employer is looking for. For example, if you’re pursuing a career in marketing, words like “research” and “promotions” will jump off the page and of course show up more on job search engines. Don’t waste precious resume space by using overused words that don’t mean much.

3 Reasons You Should Seek Professional Resume Help

The advantage of getting valuable consulting on your resume is priceless

Here are 3 reasons its a good idea to seek out the services of a…

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How to Shake Last-Minute Interview Jitters in 5 Minutes

Use these tactics to get rid of nervousness and ace your interview

The weight of the competition and the thought of being dismissed can leave you anxiety-ridden,…

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Black and Gay in Corporate America

How a growing number of African American LGBT managers are breaking through isolation and fear within their companies

Sabin D. Blake, 34, has navigated the professional obstacles of being African American and gay…

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Many professionals in the workforce at some point in their career reach a crossroads where they must weigh their options and determine if they will remain at a company or quit and move on. According to the Department of Labor's March 2011 "Job Openings and Labor Turnover" report, 1.9 million workers chose the latter and left their jobs amid the recession.  Yet another report, by BlessingWhite, a global consulting firm, notes that the number of North American employees determined to leave their positions has nearly doubled since 2008, from 7% to 13%. Blackenterprise.com spoke with Joey Price, human resources specialist and founder of career services firm, Push Consultant Group L.L.C., on seven signs that quitting and moving on may be your best option. —Souleo

7 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job

Stuck in a dead-end job? Take a cue and go for the career opportunity of your dreams

Joey Price, human resources specialist and founder of career services firm, Push Consultant Group L.L.C.…

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Ready for a Career Change? Make That Move Today

Here's four things to consider before stepping out on faith toward a new professional path

If you’re no longer challenged and dread staying where you are in your career, it’s…

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Black Enterprise President & CEO Butch Graves welcomed the attendees to the forum and previewed what was to come

20/20 Vision Forum: Black Enterprise and Walmart Talk Employment

20/20 Vision Forum, focused on Job Creation and Career Opportunities in the Next Economy

Black Enterprise and Walmart presented 20/20 Vision Forum: Job Creation and Career Opportunities in the…

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Get the Pay Raise You Deserve

When it comes to your salary, don't just settle for less

A capable and skilled professional should never feel obligated to continue working for an employer…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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WATCH: Al Sharpton’s 3 Steps To Job Seeking Success

National Action Network president says it takes vision and strategic action to combat joblessness

The Rev. Al Sharpton, in a speech at the Black Enterprise 20/20 Vision Forum, urged…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Are African Americans Afraid of Science?

Noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses lack of minority representation in his field

Noted astrophysicist discusses lack of minority representation in his field and how parents and role…

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Brand Flexibility: 3 Ways to Communicate with Empathy

Being successful in business is not just about what you do but how you do it—take note

For executives looking to build a stellar personal brand, your ability to communicate is as…

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Take the Three Ps with You to Ace Your Job Interview

Bring preparedness, promptness, and prayer for a confident arrival

Come armed with the three Ps and you won’t miss out on job seeker success

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10 Fashion Essentials for the Office

Madame Noire highlights 10 fashion must-haves for women in the office

Madame Noire highlights 10 fashion must-haves for women in the office

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Cool Jobs: 10 Professions That Make the Daily Grind Worth It

The Atlanta Post highlights 10 cool jobs where the perks match the work.

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3 Ways to Restore, Reassess & Rejuvenate Your Executive Brand

Follow these steps to help define your personal brand

Career columnist Marshawn Evans tells you what steps to take to help define your personal…

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Making the Most of Job Seeking on Social Networks

Maximize your chances of landing a position by using proper strategy

Maximize your chances of landing a position by using proper strategy

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Five Job Benefits You Should Be Using, But Aren’t

See how these perks won't just benefit your career, but your overall personal and financial life

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If you’ve been working at the same company for more than a year, it’s…

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Be Assertive at Work Without Being Called Out Your Name

How to be taken seriously as a woman in the workplace

How to be taken seriously as a woman in the workplace

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No Luck Finding a Job? Widen Your Search Net

Take the nontraditional route to find career opportunities

Columnist Aisha Taylor details nontraditional ways to find a job

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Executive Presence: 6 Ways to Standout at Work

How to tap into your professional "it" factor

Columnist Marshawn Evans details how to tap into your professional “it” factor

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Is It Cheating to Have a ‘Work Husband?’

Madame Noire blogger says fine line shouldn't be crossed with male colleagues

Madame Noire blogger explores the ‘work husband’ and professional lines that shouldn’t be crossed

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The Purpose-Driven Professional: 4 Steps to Crafting a Personal Mission Statement

See how possessing a sense of purpose is essential for your career growth

Learn how to cultivate your purpose for life success

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Let Recession Be a Motivator for Your Career Progression

Career expert Aisha Taylor tells you how to revive your career despite challenges

Career expert Aisha Taylor gives tips on how to create your own job opportunities

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How a theme-park executive handles the ups and downs of business

Last year, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment company, which operates 10 theme parks in five states,…

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You Wore That To Work? Really? No, Really?

They say clothes make the man (or woman) so be mindful of what message your wardrobe is conveying about you

Every dress code shouldn’t be like that of a white shoe law firm. What makes…

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The Pros and Cons of hiring remote workers

Virtual Networking 201: Snagging a Quality Mentor Online

Four steps to get you on the right track to making connections

Career expert Marshawn Evans shares four essentials to courting a virtual mentor

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Don’t Be Afraid to Consider Relocating to Get Your Dream Job

Proper research and planning are key in a long-distance job search

Job search expert Aisha Taylor says, though a long-distance job search can be stressful and…

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Virtual Networking 101: Connect Online and Boost Your Career

Here's how to create and cultivate fruitful, mutually beneficial relationships

Here’s how to create and cultivate fruitful, mutually beneficial relationships

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6 Twitter Accounts to Follow to Get the Job

These tweets can bring you that much closer to job seeking success

Twitter accounts that can help you get that much closer to the job of your…

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5 High-Paying Jobs and How to Get Them

Mix fulfillment and financial prosperity with a career in these industries

Columnist Aisha Taylor offers a guide to careers in high-paying industries

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4 Ways Black College Grads Ruin Good Job Options

How poor financial fitness can hinder employment opportunities

Columnist details how poor financial fitness can cost grads jobs

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5 Things to Look for in a Virtual Mentor

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells how to expand your options with a 'virtual' network

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells how to expand your options by creating a virtual network

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7 Ways to Land Your Dream Internship

Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells tells how to score the best summer internship

Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells tells how to make sure you have the best options

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How to Prepare for Job Performance Evaluation

10 ways you can be ready for work evaluation

Madame Noire details 10 ways professionals can prepare for their job performance review

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How the Government Can Help Reduce the Jobless Rate for African Americans

Columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells why the government needs to step in

Columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells how government help would remedy problem

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Book Review: Produced By Faith By Devon Franklin

Christian and top film executive Devon Franklin shows how to succeed in Hollywood--or any industry--without selling your soul

Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success Without Losing Your True Self is an excellent book…

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The Problem with Traditional Mentoring

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells you why being more assertive is crucial to your career success

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells you why being more assertive is crucial to your career success

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In today's job market, hiring managers see hundreds of resumes cross their desk and in boxes every week. So what's the best way to be sure yours shines above the rest and gets you an interview? Check out these five tips to ensure your resume gets noticed and leads to call backs for opportunities. —Aisha Taylor

Get Hired!: 5 Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed

Job seekers tips for a stand-out resume

Check out these five tips to ensure your resume gets noticed and leads to call…

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Not Heading Straight to College? See 6 Alternative Options for Recent High School Grads

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school grad. Here, six non-traditional options

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school graduate. Check out these…

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Get Hired!: Expert Solutions on How to Land Your Dream Job

Top answers on getting professional training, HR opportunities and changing careers

Black Enterprise editors answer questions from job seekers on advancing their career and finding job…

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Less is more. Overcrowded, unorganized, and hard-to-read resumes are likely to be placed at the bottom of the pile or moved into the trash bin on employers’ e-mail accounts. A well-formatted yet modest resume is more likely to get noticed than one with several fonts, overcrowding, confusing templates and inappropriate graphics. Your resume should be detailed yet concise while avoiding typical resume mistakes. Employers prefer easy-to-read resumes that clearly outline your skills and accomplishments.

Get Hired!: 10 Reasons Your Job Resume Is Being Ignored

These common mistakes could be holding you (and your career) back.

Avoid unsuccessful efforts in your search because of resume mistakes

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Win a FREE Resume Makeover!

Get free career consulting advice from an expert who will make your resume shine!

Are you a job seeker who has sent out countless resumes and wonders why you…

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Get Hired!: 4 Tools Every Job Seeker Needs for Career Success

Essentials you should have to get the job you deserve

BlackEnterprise.com presents the tools for success with job seeking and trying to advance your career.

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What You Can Learn from… the Barry Bonds Conviction

When it comes to your career, there are things you should do to protect your rep and not fall victim to the competition.

When it comes to your career, there are things you should do to protect your…

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3 Ways to Snag More Blog Opportunities

Tips to find a balance in the saturated Web market

Tips to find a balance in the saturated Web market

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Entrepreneurship is no longer a term solely reserved for former business execs and seasoned employees. Gone are the days where young adults stick close to the traditional career path. Instead, today's trailblazers are creating their own opportunities. And some of the smartest among them will join BLACK ENTERPRISE next month at our annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference. Check out these young leaders under 35—BE Nexters—who are carving a space for themselves in the tech, social media and beauty/fashion industries, to name a few.

10 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch Out For

Tomorrow's leaders are already here. Check a few notable candidates to raise the bar in business and beyond.

Tomorrow’s leaders are already here. Check a few notable candidates to raise the bar in…

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How Asking the Right Questions Can Help You Get the Right Job

Anxious to start working? Of course you are. But before you sign your offer letter make sure you ask these key questions

Anxious to start working? Of course you are. But before you sign your offer letter…

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Crisis Management: How to Respond When Your Personal Brand is in Jeopardy

Damage control can go a long way in saving you or your business during times of scandal

Damage control can go a long way in saving you or your business during times…

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Best known for his portrayal of Tee Tee on BET’s The Game, Barry Floyd earned his position in the spotlight the hard way. With ambitions of being a writer, the Philadelphia native headed to Hollywood to follow his dreams, but like many aspiring scribes, he saw those dreams deferred. Following a string of production assistant jobs on such TV series as Cuts, Everybody Hates Chris and Girlfriends, Floyd fell into acting when one of the Girlfriends performers was late for rehearsal and he was asked to stand in. Impressed with his performance, the casting director suggested Floyd audition for a part on an upcoming show called The Game. “I had no intention of acting,” he explains. “I was just in the right place at the right time.” 	During the course of the show’s inaugural run on The CW network, Floyd sharpened his acting skills, earning more camera time in the process. Now, at the close of the sitcom’s resurrected season on BET, the actor is refocused on his initial goal, working as the head writer on the online sketch comedy series, Purple Stuff TV.  Managing to navigate his way through the bright lights of Tinseltown, Floyd shares a few of his trade secrets with BlackEnterprise.com.

Barry Floyd’s 6 Steps to Making it in Hollywood

The writer-turned-actor from BET's 'The Game' explains how he made it and you can too

The writer-turned-actor from BET’s ‘The Game’ explains how he made it and you can too

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Hip-Hop Business Maven Mona Scott-Young Talks Running the Show

The media exec details why she branched out and why women need to network like men

The exec producer of VH1′s ‘Love & Hip Hop’ discusses her latest venture

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Women at Work: Are You a Workhorse or a Show Horse?

A woman’s guide to improving how she’s perceived in her organization

A woman’s guide to improving how she’s perceived in her organization

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3 Tips to Keep Boomers in the Job Game

See how these resources can help you remain competitive

See how these resources can help you remain competitive

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How to Deal with a Boss Who’s Younger Than You

How you can learn from--and teach--the young professional

Methods baby boomers can use to cope with the generational gap

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Why You Should Really Take All of Your Vacation Time. (No, Really)

Stop being a martyr for your job and give yourself a break

In a survey conducted by the career development organization Right Management, 46% workers polled admitted…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Reverse Mentorship: How Boomers Can Learn from Generation Y

Let experience and age work to your benefit among a young workforce

Let experience and age work to your benefit among a young workforce

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Women at Work: Act Like a Lady, Play Ball Like the Guys

Five reasons why women should think like athletes to get ahead at work and in business

Five reasons why women should think like athletes to get ahead at work and in…

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I know you’ve heard it a million times: Social media is important. But what does this mean for your brand, and what are the initial steps that you need to take? Being active in the social media space can be the linchpin of growing your business. For those still unsure of where to start and how it can work, here’s a quick guide to getting started.

6 Ways to Grow Your Business Through Social Media

Just being online isn't enough, Tina Wells explains how and why being active online is good business

Just being online isn’t enough, Tina Wells explains how and why being active online is…

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When I interviewed Renetta McCann in 2003 as Black Enterprise’s Corporate Executive of the Year, the now former CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group in Chicago was, at the time, the only Black woman to hold the chief executive seat at a major firm. When asked about influences in her career, one seemed strikingly odd--it was Don Corleone, the central character in the classic book and movie The Godfather. McCann said following his guidelines were instrumental in her climb to the top. Here are her five takeaways from the infamously celebrated mob boss that women can use in the workplace.

5 Ways to Keep It (Professionally) Gangsta at Work

Five professional lessons women can learn from The Godfather's mob boss Don Corleone

Five professional lessons women can learn from The Godfather’s mob boss Don Corleone

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3 Easy Ways to Solidify Your Personal Brand

Tina Wells explains why marketing yourself matters, whether youre an entrepreneur or not

Marketing is a reality of our everyday lives. Everywhere we turn, we see it, smell…

By Tina Wells

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Obesity Can Mean Plus-Sized Scrutiny at Work

How to handle bias based on weight and protect your rights

How to handle bias based on weight

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Dealing with Religious Discrimination in the Office

Whether a devout believer or an atheist, disputes over religion can wreak havoc

Whether a devout believer or an atheist, disputes over religion can wreak havoc

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Woman of Power Bethann Hardison Shares Her Golden Rule of Success

The fashion industry tour-de-force knows a thing or two about wielding power

Having paved the way for the Tyras and the Naomi Campbells of the fashion industry,…

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How To Build Your Ultimate Small Biz Support Network

Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells gives 7 steps to gaining support for your small business

Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells gives 7 steps to gaining support for your small…

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Financial Worker Quits Job to Tackle Juggling

Paris the Hip-Hop Juggler overcame career-threatening back surgery to pursue his childhood dream

Paris Goudie was just 12 years old when the Big Apple Circus outreach program came…

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How to Ace Your Skype Interview

On-camera interviews can be more difficult that in-person. Here's how to wow them either way

Technology certainly brings with it many business advantages and efficiencies. But with all the benefits…

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How to Make the Most of a Career (and a Life) Abroad

Mike Davie moved to Germany to design a Disney cruise ship for kids and adults

Mike Davie moved to Germany to design a Disney cruise ship for kids and adults

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Examine your career vision and develop a strategy: What do you want? Where do you want to be in five years? "After you have answered these questions and more, think about what you can get from your current job that prepares you for where you are going," Colemon says. "How might you gain more training? Can you work from home one day a week? Is there a new project, task, or goal that can be led by you? Tuition reimbursement? There are a million things to ask for, but what is relevant to your specific needs, desires and goals?"

4 Ways to Boost Your Salary Today

How to ask for what you're worth and actually get it�even in tough economic times

Expert tips on how to get a salary increase and get what you’re worth

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The Apprentice 2010: Final Task Performance Review, Conclusion

Trump has hired his newest apprentice. But we couldn't help but wonder: Is it time for business reality show to retire?

By now, it’s certainly no secret that Trump passed over Clint Robertson to hire Brandy…

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Don’t Wait for Superman … Put On Your Own Cape!

We must do more than walk our kids to the end of the driveway to see them off to school

We must do more than walk our kids to the end of the driveway to…

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McDonald’s COO Gives Three Keys to Career Success

Don Thompson tells how to get ahead in corporate America

In an exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com, Don Thompson, COO & President of McDonald’s USA, discussed…

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Get a GPS for Your Life

Principles of success from Black Enterprise CEO Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

Time and again, I chat with people, young, old, and in between, who don’t have…

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Making the Impossible Possible

Over the past 40 years, the mission of Black Enterprise has been demonstrated repeatedly by those who've graced its pages

As a 21-year-old assistant editor for black enterprise some 27 years ago, I was summoned…

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Black Enterprise’s Extraordinary Journey

The modest monthly magazine I founded 40 years ago has become the uplifting force driving the ascent of African American entrepreneurs

Black enterprise was just a modest monthly magazine when I founded it 40 years ago—just…

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Shirley Sherrod: A Rush to Judgment?

In the race to condemn Shirley Sherrod, everyone got it wrong

In the last 24 hours, Shirley Sherrod has gone from being portrayed as a racist…

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Your Coworkers Are Not Your Friends

When a colleague lets you down at work, don't get mad or even. It's nothing personal

The goal for most individuals at work is advancement. How do you achieve that? It’s…

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A Lesson from LeBron in Emotional Intelligence

Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert's response to James' exercising control over his NBA career amounts to a flagrant foul

Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage yourself and your emotions, and to understand and…

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Tips for Your First Job Out of School

Work strategies and a stereotype you might never have thought of

The book Effective Immediately: How to Fit in, Stand out and Move up at Your…

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Is Your Brand Bold, Beautiful, & Determined?

It may be trite but it is very true: First impressions are everything

How do you create the perfect brand – in life and in business? Branding is…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Is Your Job Search Tax Deductible?

If you�re on the job prowl, Uncle Sam can help

Just the thought of searching for a job can be exhausting. With all these necessary…

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How I Landed My Gig

Get creative and stand out above the rest to win your dream job

Instead of sending out mass resumes and cover letters, I decided to tailor each cover…

By Renita Burns

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Winning Advice From Michael Jordan

Former NBA great stresses teamwork at Wal-Mart annual shareholders meeting

The Wal-Mart Annual Shareholders Meeting is part business meeting, part awards show and part People’s…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Nine Critical Blogging Mistakes to Avoid

Steer clear of common blogging no-nos

The old “write it and they will come” adage doesn’t work anymore in the online…

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The Cutting Edge: Managing the Aftermath of a Layoff

Know your options when you've lost your job

For those seeking financial stability after a layoff, aside from unemployment benefits and severance packages,…

By Renita Burns

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Monday Massacre: How Not to Be a Victim

This economy is starting to remind me of a Sopranos episode. You’ll remember that one…

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The Cutting Edge: Lost Your Job? Find Out Who’s Hiring

Exhausting all options in a sour economy

If the horrid specter of a dismal job market has you feeling uneasy, or if…

By Renita Burns

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Reinvent Yourself by Firing Yourself

I embraced the concept of self-termination when I read a blog by Avon CEO Andrea…

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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