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High Emotional Intelligence Linked to Effective Leadership

Knowing how to keep your cool can also increase salary potential

According to recent research by Talent Smart Inc., 90% of top performers have high emotional…

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Build Your Voice, Build Your Brand: 3 Steps to Gaining a Professional Platform

Create a winning image of yourself with these tips

As a young professional, it’s best to know how to build a platform for yourself…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: CBS Corp.’s Josie Thomas Talks Diversity and Young Female Advancement

CBS Corp. executive offers empowering words for women of color

CBS Corp. executive Josie Thomas talks diversity and how young women can truly map out…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Sell The Brand That is You—Without Turning People Off

3 steps to self-promotion that wins

Young professionals: Check out these tips to self-promote without gaining enemies.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Stressed Millennials: 3 Tips to Combat a Career Killer

Learn to turn perceived negatives into positives that can motivate you toward success

With a recent survey reporting millennials as the most stressed group, it’s important to be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Amsale Aberra Talks Leadership and Building Bridal Legacy

Fashion powerhouse took early beginnings as assistant and expanded empire

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Ethopia-born Amsale Aberra was able to transcend from being…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Still Making Boss Moves: 3 Lessons on Longevity from the Legacy of Cicely Tyson

Take cues from a woman who embodies grace and professional tenacity

Cicely Tyson is a legend in her own right who many young professionals should be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Shift In Mindset: How Adding Value Can Trump Networking Any Day

Be a resource to build long-standing---not ineffective---connections

One entrepreneur says a faulty mindset in approaching networking can mean wasted time and ineffective…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Report: Number of Self-Employed Workers in U.S. on Decline

Biggest hits in agriculture, real estate, child care, and retail trade

According to a new report by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), the number…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Business Leader Frank Savage Details 4 Steps to ‘How to Win at Life’

Successful executive shares what it takes to strive and thrive

Veteran financier shares the secrets of his success

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Can’t-Miss Networking Events in 2014 for Young People of Color

Young and outgoing? Don't miss these events in 2014

Are you looking to build bonds with common interests?

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Women of Power: Young Leader Teaches Girls Importance of ‘Going Global’

How Martice Sutton used international adventures to spark social enterprise

Young voyager Martice Sutton details how global travel enriched her life and career and sparked…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Job Hopping: How Millennials Can Remain Fulfilled and Pay Their Dues

Career expert Lindsey Pollak shares tips for making right professional moves

Gen Y career expert Lindsey Pollak shares the do’s and don’ts of exiting entry-level jobs…

By Jamie Harrison

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5 Good Reasons You’re a Prime Job Candidate … And Don’t Even Know It

Young professionals: Know the value you bring to the table

If you know your value, you’re several steps ahead of the pack. Check out these…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Pre-Grad is the New Post-Grad: 5 Benefits to Building Your Brand While Still In College

Don't wait until after graduation to position yourself for success

Waiting until after graduation to position yourself and your professional brand? Don’t. Here are five…

By Shelby Ivey Christie

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Women of Power: Beauty Business Phenom Iman Shares Insights on Global Success

Somalian-born leader in diverse industries has surpassed boundaries

Woman of power and beauty business pioneer Iman talks her career, how she was able…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Travelista Shares How Global Journeys Enriched Career

Nigerian-American social entrepreneur Zim Ugochukwu talks expanding horizons

Zim Ugochukwu, a Nigerian-American social entrepreneur, details how global travel has enriched her career journey…

By Kandia Johnson

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Women of Power: Author & Political Strategist Talks Importance of Taking Risks

You can strategically step out of the box and still win

Sophia A. Nelson is one business phenom that knows the immense power women have when…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Balancing Act: Juggling Your Day Job, Side Hustle and Life

Millennials: Five steps to juggling it all

If you’re like many enterprising millennials, you have a side hustle or two, plus your…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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Is Narcissism the Key to Great Leadership?

A bit of self-absorbed super confidence can actually do some good

A study finds that, in moderation, being over-confident and self-centered can be a good leadership…

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Women of Power: Author and TV Personality Star Jones Talks Power of Sisterhood

Learn how to leverage your valuable female network

Black Enterprise Women of Power alumna Star Jones Talks Power of sisterhood in career success.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Former Girls Inc CEO Joyce Roche Shares Advice

Retired CEO, author, and past Legacy Award honoree on conquering self-doubt to embrace success

Have you experienced what she has?

By Caroline Clarke

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Women of Power: Author and Life Coach Shares Insights on Happiness and Defining Success

Learn how to create synergy between your passions and your work

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit alumna Valorie Burton knows more than a thing or…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Most Annoying—And Productivity-Stealing— Personalities in a Meeting

Young professionals, learn how best to navigate an unavoidable part of business

As we all know, meetings are a prevalent and essential part of the business world.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennials: What’s the State of Your (Career) Union?

Three steps to realistically assess and set goals for advancement

Young professionals, take cues from one of the oldest practices in U.S. government–the State of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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EVP/CAO of Nationwide Insurance Gale King: ‘Why Leadership Matters’

King discuss leading, business strategy and diversity

In a Black Enterprise Interview, Nationwide’s Gale V. King discusses her take on a number…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Women of Power: Healthcare Industry Leader Talks Career-Boosting Communication

Young phenom executive Chekesha Kidd gives insider details on effective leadership

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If you’re a young professional, your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Steps to Having a Fun, Fresh and Amazing Career

'Tom Joyner Morning Show' producer Nikki Woods shares tips on fulfillment

Nikki Woods, senior producer for the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” talks strategies to keep your…

By Antoine Moss

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Women of Power: Not Moving Up at Work? 3 Smart Steps to Assess Yourself and Advance

Power exec Sandra Sims-Williams shares candid advice from personal experience

Sandra Sims-Williams, a Black Enterprise Women of Power summit alumna, details how to truly assess…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Women of Power: Author and Business Consultant Audra Bohannon Talks Work-Life Balance

Leading executive details tips to boost your career

Audra Bohannon, a Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit alumna and leading business consultant, talks…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Surefire Signs That Event Has Nothing to Do With Professional Development

If you want to be strategic with your time, take heed to these red flags

If you’re into strategic time management and seeking to expand your network, be sure to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Global Woman of Power Lisa Opoku Talks Tips for Managers on Team Building

From the U.S. to Asia, this powerhouse brings diverse experience in stellar career

Global corporate powerhouse Lisa Opoku talks team-building and leadership tips for managers.

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Networking Nuances: Learn From the Best, Woman of Power Debra Langford

Ultimate networker shares insider tips for making quality connections

Entrepreneur and power networker Debra Langford has impressive career receipts, and talks networking mojo tips…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership Handicaps: 5 Surefire Signs You Can’t Be Trusted at the Helm

These bad habits ensure you won't be next in line to be the boss

Want to be a leader and wondering why you’re passed over? Here’s five bad habits…

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Reinvention Mojo: What You Can Learn from Woman of Power Kelly Chapman

Former Microsoft professional shares insights to inspire

Entrepreneur and former Microsoft recruitment professional Kelly Chapman shares insights on tech employment at Black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Power of Awkward: 3 Ways to Leverage a Valuable Quirk in Leadership

Use your wacky, out-of-the-box fabness to stand out among the pack

Celebrities like Issa Rae have made it cool—and marketable—to be awkward, and you can too.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Nationwide Executive Gale King Talks Millennials and Branding for Advancement

A commitment to excellence and engagement can lead to stellar career results

Corporate powerhouse Gale King talks about her career ascension and how young professionals can build…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: University of Maryland Athletic Director Talks Leadership and Diversity

Kevin Anderson details the x's and o's of success

University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson details keys to leadership success for young men…

By Daron Pressley

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Boss Moves Lessons from a Woman of Power: American Express EVP Glenda Goodly McNeal

Then and now: 3 key insights on career positioning from a female who beat the odds

A millennial gets a chance meeting with American Express executive Glenda McNeal and is inspired…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Yeezy Taught Me: Five Ways Kanye’s Rants Inspire Career Revival

Within the tirades, there's a gold mine of motivation for leadership

What some may deem as arrogant tirades, one young professional deems inspiration. Here’s how Kanye…

By Lenora Houseworth

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Bankable Advice: 3 Major Career Lessons I’ve Learned From Millionaires

It's the intangible capital that keeps on giving

With inspiration from Paul C. Brunson, one millennial recalls the millionaires she’s encountered and the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Investing In Yourself: 3 Ways to Meet the Cost of (Wanting to Be) A Boss

Young professionals, don't let lack of funds dictate your next boss move

As young professionals, sometimes pockets don’t match ambitions, posing a challenge for professional development. Here…

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Month of the Man: Hit-Making Producer Shares Three Steps for Career Success In Music

Learn more about how you can be a success behind-the-scenes in entertainment

Hit music producer Carvin Haggins shares his next moves and three steps for success for…

By Daron Pressley

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Career #Selfie: How to Take Assessment of Your Professional Goals

Three vital questions to determine your next professional steps

Millennials love posting selfies on social media, but there’s one that affects your happiness and…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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Month of the Man: Top Music Producer Talks Career Path, Longevity, and Business 101

Hit-maker Carvin Haggins shares insider tips on how to break in the industry

Producer Carvin Haggins shares insider tips on how to get into the music biz and…

By Daron Pressley

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Virtual Virtuoso: How to Network at Online Events and Career Fairs

Don't miss the boat on a booming employment trend

With today’s tech-focused business environment, Web-based meetups and career fairs are booming. Here’s how to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Swagger: When Cultural Code Switching Equals Success, Not Sell-Out

Author and 'gentleman' shares tips for black men to upgrade power moves

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Through the years, the African-American community has been struggling with the ability to brand…

By Antoine Moss

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Humility is the New Black: A Millennial’s Hard Truth About Leadership and Bosshood

That age-old, super-aggressive model of career climbing can be faulty at best

After maturity and experience kicks in, one young professional finds that age-old, super-aggressive model of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Job-Search Strategies You Probably Haven’t Tried

Kick up your efforts a notch with these tips

Reevaluate your search methods with these job-seeking tips.

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The Official Day to Clean Off Your Desk: 7 Steps to Get Organized

Declutter .... lest you risk peace of mind---and that promotion

Clutter has been associated with productivity loss—and even loss of promotion—so use today’s recognized occasion,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Secret to Great Recruitment? Silence

Try the '50 Percent' method during calls with job candidates

Want to seal the deal with a winning job candidate? Try the “50% rule” when…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Quick, Easy—and Free— Steps to Boost Your Job Prospects

Try these options that will take a bit of the stress out of your search

So, you haven’t yet landed that dream gig yet, and money is getting tighter and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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TV One Host & Former ESPN Correspondent Shares Advice on Navigating a Male-Dominated Industry

Shannon Cross talks winning career strategy for women

TV personality and TV One host Shannon Cross give details on her career advancement and…

By Daron Pressley

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First-Quarter Presentations: How to be a Hit

The Levo League offers tips for engaging and invigorating meetings

PowerPoint is the age-old, tried-and-true tool for presentations but its not the end all, be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Steps to Acing Your First Business Trip

Don't make amateur mistakes that could cost you your job

Don’t make silly mistakes on your first business trip that could cost you workplace respect…

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Fresh Start: 7 Smart Actions for the First Week on the Job

Get a good lead at the new gig with this checklist

If you’re ringing in the new year with a new gig, take this checklist with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Tell-Tale Signs You Should Turn Down a Job Offer

Don't just take any gig. Here are the dealbreakers

When being strategic, you don’t want to take just any job offer. Here are signs…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Hopper: How Young Professionals Can Explain Short Employment Stints

Six steps to best market your diverse experience

Many millennials will have worked several jobs within five years. But how do young job…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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3 Quick Steps to Prep for Job-Seeking Boss Moves in 2014

Use this easy checklist to see new and better employment in the new year

Millennials and young professionals, use this quick guideline in prepping for new and better employment…

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Friend Recommendations: Three Questions to Ask Before Putting Yourself on the Line

Don't put your reputation on the line before considering key things

You may want to help that unemployed family member or friend but not so fast.…

By Jamie Harrison

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First Management Job? Here’s How to Rock It Out

5 steps to transition without a hitch

You’ve paid your dues, done stellar work, and brought revenues to the company. Now you’ve…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Bey Bold: 5 Savvy Lessons on Power Moves from the Queen

Superstar's surprise album release screams 'Don't talk about it. Bey about it'

Beyonce’s surprise release lends a nod to the boss move of all boss moves: Power…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Pointless and Utterly Ineffective Recruitment Habits

Bad habits that can lead to defeated candidate-seeking efforts

Bad habits that can lead to defeated recruitment efforts and how to avoid them

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Mental Motivation: How to Train Yourself to Be Successful

5 steps to enhancing your capacity for bigger boss moves

You an train your mind to make bigger boss moves. Here’s five steps to help…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Get More Flex Time at Work

Try this strategy to get your ideal work schedule

Don’t know how to approach your boss to get flexible hours? Try this smart strategy.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leap of Faith: A Millennial’s Story of Saying Goodbye to the 9-to-5

Journalist Dontaira Terrell's journey to call her own shots and take back her independence

Millennial Dontaira Terrell quit her Corporate America job to pursue calling her own shots in…

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Power OOTD: Spring-Hued Coats to Warm Up Winter Looks

Make a statement with pastel outerwear

These picks from Ebony.com contributor Kela Walker will give you plenty of options to top…

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Dueces: A Millennial’s Guide to Career Clean-Up for 2014

9 professional habits, people, and ideals I'll be giving the boot in the new year

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I love a good purge —(Pause. Not going there.)—from getting rid of clothes…

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In the Zone: How to Get Through Struggle of Career Burnout

Sometimes you can't just quit. Here's how to work past it

Here’s how to overcome career burnout without totally shutting down.

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How to Answer the Toughest Question at a Job Interview

You don't want to flub this one, lest you miss out on your dream gig

You’re acing the job interview until your prospective employer asks one of the most difficult…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Criminal Background Checks Prevent You From Getting the Job

Find out how you can take action

Are you being discriminated against because of your criminal background? Find out how you can…

By Sasha King

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

‘Tis the Season: The Best Temp Jobs and How to Maximize Them

Be sure to make the most of your time with holiday employment

Seasonal work can be favorable to your future career advancement if you choose wisely. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Professional Pathways: The 7-Career Myth Dispelled

One strategist says a journey with no roadmap may hinder true fulfillment

Common advice is dispelled as myth, and one career strategist gives tips on how maximize…

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Fitness Tips for the Busy Professional

Celebrity Trainer Deanna Jefferson offers tips on fitting in fitness.

In the fast-paced life of business-savvy go-getters, health and fitness can often be put on…

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Do Call It a Comeback: 4 Lessons on Career Rebounding from the Soul Train Awards

This year's show embodied true essence of triumph over professional challenges

The Soul Train Music Awards were a hit, holding a prevalent theme of career comebacks…

By Janell Hazelwood

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You Better Recognize: How Lauding Your Employees Boosts Productivity

Offering more than a pat on the back can be good for company bottom line

Showing your workers appreciation can boost efficiency and productivity. Here’s how to do it without…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Give Thanks: 5 Workplace Personalities Who Rock

Just a little gratitude for the awesome people you work with

Many lists feature qualities of the boss from hell or horrible coworkers, but these workplace…

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Celeb Besties: 5 Lessons on Power Duos and Dynamic Networking

Don't sleep. Strategic friendships can lead to big wins

Sightings of the Kardashian clan with hip-hop royalty have raised eyebrows, but get a clue:…

By Janell Hazelwood

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On the Hunt: 7 Deadly Sins of Job Seekers

Be sure to avoid these vices during your search

Oftentimes the job search process can be frustrating, but don’t fall victim to these career-killing…

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Style Violation: Rihanna’s Doobie And 5 Other Office Hair Faux Pas

Power women, stay away from common mistakes that could cost you your coin

Rihanna’s AMA awards look—Doobie pins and all—have everyone talking hair. Take a look at 4…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Layover: 4 (Career) Boss Moves to Pass the Time at America’s Most Delayed Airports

Give Candy Crush a rest and advance your professional development

Layovers and delays are becoming a prevalent part of travel, so how do you spend…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Caught Slipping: 7 Oversights That Could Cost You Your Career

Forgo these power plays and you may see your professional pursuits go down the drain

Forget these power plays and you might watch your career pursuits go down the drain.

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10 Steps to Snag That Promotion

Try this strategy to get on the right path to advancement

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You’ve done stellar work, made friends in the office and even secured a sponsor…

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Six Smart Holiday Boss Moves to Ensure Success into the New Year

Don't let time fly without planning your next best steps

Get an early start on planning your next best moves into 2014. Here’s a checklist…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Break Bad News to Your Boss

Come correct so you won't lose your dignity---or your job

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It’s always a dreadful thought when you have to go to your boss…

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Power Women: 3 Ways to Overcome Workplace Stereotypes

HR and career development professional shares insider secrets to success

Workplace stereotypes are still prevalent in terms of how women are perceived. Here’s how you…

By Antoine Moss

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Unfriend: How to Keep Your Boss Out of Your (Social Media) Business

You can approach that awkward moment with professional ease

So your boss is encouraging connection via social media and wants to follow your updates.…

By Jamie Harrison

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Power OOTD: Working African Prints

A perfect starting point to add fun flair to your look

African prints are the perfect way to add flair and incorporate a hot fall trend…

By Shea Zephir

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Get the Gig: 5 Top Job Search Engines to Land Employment

These sites have specialized criteria for your job-seeking needs

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When it comes to job seeking, the more resources you have and the more…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Life-Changing Leadership Lessons from a Batkid

Take a cue from Miles' fearless journey to see his wish become reality

San Francisco’s Bay Area has been shut down by a fearless 5-year-old battling leukemia dubbed…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Turning Career Anger Into Passion… and Then, Into Professional Calling

Facing workplace issues that grind your gears? Here's the best way to channel the rage

We’ve all witnessed business faux pas that grind our gears. But don’t get angry. Get…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Reasons Hiring Managers Aren’t Calling You

'The Recruitment Snitch' shares secrets of job-seeking success

‘The Recruitment Snitch’ shares insider tips to improve your chances of landing that dream job.…

By Antoine Moss

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4 Smart Habits of Your Boss You Should Mimic

Many things your supervisor avoids doing are the most telling

Your boss can be a perfect source for leadership inspiration. And oftentimes it’s what he…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nerd Alert: 5 Job-seeking Perks to Being a Geek

Being super-passionate about a hobby, talent or industry can work in your favor

The geek in you can give you that extra edge as a job candidate. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: A Touch of Class in Thigh-High Boots

This trend can be pulled off at work without being risque

These high-high boots are not for street-walkers, but for power women who push the fashion…

By Janell Hazelwood

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15 Ways to Use Humor to Your Advantage During Your Job Search

Leverage your gift for comedy for employment success

Here’s a strategy where humor works to your advantage, even if you’re not interviewing for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Productivity Faux Pas? 3 Smart Reasons Being a Late Sleeper Is Not Such a Bad Thing

It's quite fine if you'd rather get your best work done well after the crack of dawn

True early risers see productivity benefits, but here are 3 reasons night owls—and late sleepers—…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Maximize Your Future Job Options at a Dead-End Gig

Be sure to make the best of your time, whether it's a dream or a nightmare

How do you maximize your time at a job that’s not exactly what you want…

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How to Network for a New Gig… While Still at the Old One

This strategy will ensure you don't lose what you have trying to get ahead

It can be challenging to network for job leads while you’re still gainfully employed. Try…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Career Lessons From the Best Resume I’ve Ever Seen

This CV incorporates elements of innovation and ingenuity

Robby Leonardi’s interactive resume has become viral. See how you can be inspired to rev…

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Gladiators in Action: 5 Ways to Avoid Scandal in Your Career

Take a cue from Olivia Pope's team of fixers to avoid professional travesties

Scandal’s popular gladiators can teach us all a thing or two about avoiding scandals in…

By Antoine Moss

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Get Motivated: How to Exit the Pity Party and Rev Up Your Career

Take these steps to get to your professional breakthrough

Take these steps to get out of your professional rut and into a fulfilling career.

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Career Servant: 3 Steps to Standing Out via Service

Volunteering not only serves organization, but your professional bottom line

You can maximize your career success options by simply doing good deeds on a daily…

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Power OOTD: Workin’ That Peplum

Popular trend can be both slimming and chic

Peplum has been quite the trendy fashion statement for several years. Here’s how to rock…

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How to Use Your Love of Facebook in Your Job Search

If you’re a Facebook fanatic, try incorporating these steps in your job search.

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6 Steps to Skew Any Job Interview in Your Favor

Use this strategy in planning your approach for your next opportunity

Use this strategy to go into your interview with confidence and seal the deal.

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It’s Criticism, Not Hate: How to Take Critique in the Workplace

Don't lose the lesson while you're all in your feelings

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No one is always right or does everything perfect. It’s a fact of life.…

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Career Change Game: Six Hot Skills to Include On Your Resume

These traits can apply to almost any industry

These top qualities are an asset for any company—and should be included on your resume,…

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Power OOTD: Suit Up In Houndstooth

How to rock a pattern that's making a subtle comeback

This black-and-white checked print is making a subtle comeback. Here’s how to rock it in…

By Shea Zephir

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Boardwalk Empire’s Dr. Narcisse: 3 Career Lessons on Influence and Power

Show's villian can teach a thing or two about boosting the boss moves---barring murder and mischief

Dr. Narcisse of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” can teach a thing or two about boosting the…

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Moving Back to Nigeria: U.S-Trained Professional Shares His Career Experience

Engineer shares day-to-day life, challenges and triumphs

A U.S-trained engineer took the leap to return to Africa, and shares his day-to-day challenges…

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Africa-America Institute CEO Talks Authoritative Confidence for Women Leaders

Amini Kajunju gives her strategy for global leadership achievement

Africa-America Institute CEO Amini Kajunju shares her insights on strategic career building for prospective women…

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Could Managers Learn a Thing or Two From Video Games? Apparently, Yes

Take a page from developers to entice millennials to excel in the workplace

One writer says that if managers can tap into the strategy game developers use, they…

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Job-Seeking Deal Breakers: Top Talent and Hiring Managers Weigh In

New study reflects turn offs for both companies and job candidates

In a new CareerBuilder survey, job seekers and hiring managers weigh in on deal breakers,…

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7 Smart, Post-Internship Actions to Land the Gig

How to see long-term, residual affects long after it's over

Make the most of your internship experience and see positive residual effects even long after…

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Power OOTD: Leather Chic for the Office

How to rock one of fall's hottest trends without breaking dress code

It may not be in the dress-for-success playbook, but a little leather never hurt anybody.…

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Top Performers: All Roads Lead to Mindfulness

Re-evaluating the way you go about your tasks can lead to less stress on the job

How can we truly quiet our minds and produce great work, without falling victim to…

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Young PR Powerhouse Talks Work-Life Balance

Nikkia McClain took a leap of faith that led to big wins and fulfillment

As the owner of a boutique public relations firm, Nikkia McClain of Tene Nicole PR,…

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Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres Talk Business of the Arts at NYC Benefit Gala

Honorees tout key to being as passionate about business as you are your craft

At Harlem School of the Arts’ fall benefit, award-winning actors detail support of arts and…

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Push It to the Limit: How to Become the MVP of Your Company

Embrace the concept of 'stretchwork' to become better than average

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Have you been feeling as if you aren’t exactly where you deserve to…

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Put in Work: 4 Habits of Creative People That Can Lead to Success

Take a cue from artists' and writers' discipline and routine

Writers and artists might be viewed as footloose and fancy free, but some of their…

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The Power of the Collab: 4 Smart Reasons to Partner Up

You can make bigger boss moves by having a team

Innovators should use discernment when offering ideas, but one writer says collaboration may be the…

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7 Habits of Awesome Communicators

Check out these qualities of exemplary leaders with gift of gab

You may admire that awesome leader who has the gift of gab, but what’s behind…

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Career Transition: 3 Big Mistakes To Avoid

Whether you took the leap due to a rut or just want a new adventure, stay away from these pitfalls

Whether you changed because of a rut or just wanted to embark on a new…

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Entrepreneurs Say Mentorship the Key to Women’s Advancement in Business and Tech

Even if you're well past the first-job days, here's how to leverage a vital asset

For women, especially in male-dominated business and technology, mentorship is not only key, it’s a…

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5 Smart Traits of a Successful Intrapreneur

You don't need the CEO title to truly be a boss

You don’t necessarily have to own the business or be the CEO to really be…

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6 Common Myths About Being a Startup Employee

Don't get caught up in the fantasy. Here's the real deal

When one thinks of startups there’s the dreamy fantasy of a fun-filled day of leisure…

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Career Choice: 5 Steps to Monetizing Your Passion

Of course, doing what you love is appealing, but does it pay the bills?

We’d all love to get paid to follow our passions, but what’s the first step…

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All Play: Ain’t Nothing Going on But the … Work?

5 signs you're a workaholic

You may be on the road to workplace burnout and not even realize it because…

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

Work Flow: How Challenge and Focus Can Motivate Progress

Getting your productivity mojo back might mean doing more than just taking a break

Getting your productivity mojo back may mean doing more that just taking a break from…

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Recruiters: 7 Good Reasons You Aren’t Finding Quality Candidates

It may not be them. Maybe it's you

If you haven’t been able to seal the deal with top talent to fill a…

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Power OOTD: Return of the R-E-S-P-E-C-T Suit

Separates are great, but get into classic tailoring for a polished look that wins

Separates are great, but there’s nothing like a tailored suit to say, ‘I mean business,’…

By Shea Zephir

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Up on Game: 5 Ways to Keep Your Career Skills Fresh

Use this strategy to remain competitive in your industry

Awesome leaders know they have to continue to strengthen their career talents and skills. Here’s…

By Antoine Moss

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Job Seeker: Believe It or Not, Your Cover Letter is Not About You

Don't overlook the power of an awesome---or totally terrible---introduction

Every second counts for today’s job seekers. According to a study by The Ladders, a…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Global Jobs: Leaders Talk Employment in Africa and Transitioning from the Diaspora

Professionals talk global career positioning and transitioning at AAI Talent Summit

On Sept. 21, the Africa-America Institute (AAI) kicked off its career expo, featuring experts who…

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The WIE Symposium: New York Event Connects Everyday Power Women with Industry Celebrities

From Tyra Banks to Norma Kamali, this event is inspiration in action

WIE Network co-founder Dee Poku, with fashion and TV business icon Tyra Banks and Nadja…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fearless Boss Moves: Top Career Lessons from Breaking Bad

Take a page from Walter White on fearlessness and purpose

Hit AMC show Breaking Bad has career lessons about fearlessness and fate that we could…

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Top 5 Social Media Mistakes Keeping You From Employment

Overuse of profanity a major turn off for prospective employers

Overuse of profanity and mention of guns among top social media turnoffs for prospective employers.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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My Boss Moves Are Better Than Yours: 5 Things Influential People Do Best

Take a cue from leaders you admire on what really gives them the 'it' factor

We all admire great leaders and talented celebrities, but what really drives that “it” factor…

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6 Signs A Company is a Stellar Place to Work

Consider these indicators before making your job choice

Before you decide on your next career move, check out these indicators of the workplace…

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Survey: American Workers Craving Job Satisfaction

More professionals willing to take pay cut for job they love

According to recent findings by The Philips Work/Life Survey, more working are looking for jobs…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 5 Good Reasons Not to Rest on Your (Career) Laurels

Who cares about age or career stage? These stars continue hitting and surpassing the success bar

After watching Sheryl Lee Ralph on TV One’s “Life After,” I’m reminded to keep pushing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Rockin’ the Classic Black and White

Nothing says, 'I mean business,' like this classic color pair

Nothing says ‘I mean business’ like a classic, tailored black-and-white ensemble at the office. Here’s…

By Shea Zephir

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Passion vs. Profit: Ladies, It’s Time to Get What You’re Worth Today

No matter how lucrative---or not---your career path, the key is to have an entrepreneurial mindset

As women, many of us choose less-lucrative career paths or don’t negotiate what we’re worth.…

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12 Most Outrageous Resume Mistakes

Survey details the real deal on job-seeking snafus to avoid

A recent survey reveals real-life insight from hiring managers on the worst resume faux pas…

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The Childless vs. the Mommies: Do Women with Children Get Preferential Treatment at Work?

Yes. But what's a single, childless woman to do? Create a united force for advocacy

In recent reports, women say women with children get preferential treatment. What’s a single, childless…

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Ain’t Nothing Going on but the … Work-Life Balance?

Survey says salary taking a backseat for working women's focus

A new survey by LinkedIn and Cross-Tab reflects women’s focus on work-life balance as a…

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Return on Investment: How to Get the Most from Your Unpaid Internship

This checklist will ensure you take maximum advantage of the experience

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There’s been a lot in recent news about unpaid internships, from lawsuits to…

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HR Managers Say New College Graduates Lack Work Ethic

However, millennials are prepped for the workplace of the future

New survey of human resources professionals finds that they believe young professionals lack discipline, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Savvy Ways Investing in Human Capital Equals Great Returns

Reverse poor people management with this strategy

You can reverse poor people management by using this strategy to invest in valuable human…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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