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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…

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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…

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Pregnant & Unemployed? 5 Tips for Successful Job Seeking

If you're expecting a new bundle of joy, you can still advance your career

Being with child shouldn’t stop your boss moves. Here’s a great strategy for job-seeking success.

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Power OOTD: 6 Quick Tips to Usher in Pow Fall Office Fashion

This checklist will ensure you bring the chic at work this season

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As the world watches New York City for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, BlackEnterprise.com is ushering…

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Survey: Top 7 Things Keeping You From a Promotion

Employers say tardiness and deceit major deterrents to career advancement

A recent CareerBuilder survey of managers found top reasons they decline promotions, from tardiness to…

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5 Stellar Success Principles: High Achievers Share Real-Life Words of Wisdom

These tips, from Les Brown to Wayne Dyer, will help catapult your advancement

From Les Brown to George Fraser, these five stellar leadership principles will help you take…

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8 Favorable Qualities—Outside of Work Experience—That’ll Get You Hired

Survey: Hiring managers take note of style, sense of humor to make choice

According to a CareerBuilder survey, managers take into account job candidates’ style, sense of humor…

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Overqualified: 9 Smart Ways to Still Get the Job

Don't take no for an answer. Try this strategy

So you’ve made it to the interview, only to be told you’re ‘too qualified.’ Well,…

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3 ‘Dumb’ Phrases Every Great Leader Should Avoid

Entrepreneur says these 'dumb' quips won't help any manager's plight for success

One writer says these top communication faux pas are often unnecessary and ineffective for manager…

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Young Professionals: Top 5 Things to Consider Before Taking That First Job

It's not just about the paycheck. Make the right choice with this checklist

If you’re approaching your first job offers, here’s a list of things to consider before…

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Post-College, Real Talk: Morehouse Grad Shares Importance of Early Career Planning

Young entrepreneur talks success tips for post-grad job seeking

Derric Studamire, co-founder of the Infinity Club Investment Group (ICIG), shares tips for job-seeking…

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From the Mouths of Hiring Managers: The Real Deal on Getting the Gig

Learn more about the process in order to master your strategy

Hiring managers share the inside scoop on the applications process and how they choose the…

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Work-Life Balance Woes: The Study That Justifies Being Too Tired For Chores After Work

According to a study, women in male-dominated industries do less chores

According to a recent study by a Notre Dame sociologist, what you do for work…

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Not Enough Time for All Your Boss Moves? Wake Up Earlier

You'll gain five extra hours to do more during the week, writer says

One writer says you can gain five extra hours for more boss moves if you…

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Job-Seeker Rejection Files: When Keeping It Real Goes Right

Entrepreneur's letter to denied applicants details hard, but valid truths

Gawker published one man’s rejection letter to 900 job applicants, citing his insensitivity in keeping…

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6 Innovative Ways to Get Recruiters to Notice You

Add this strategy to your job-seeking plan for ultimate success

So, you see so many lists with creative ways to get noticed in the job…

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Manage the Email Madness: Tips for Overwhelming Email

Get your inbox under control with these tips

Try these tips to get a handle on your work inbox.

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6 Savvy Ways to Make Your Job Easier

Take these steps to take the stress out of your day

Try these steps to make your job that much easier.

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Leadership: The Art of Storytelling & Influence

Use this strategy to upgrade your communications and marketing skills

Key professionals often overlook the power of storytelling, not only in communications but in the…

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New Job Blues? How to Transition With Ease

Try these tips to cope and overcome challenges

Getting a new gig can be both exciting and frightening. New experiences, a better paycheck…

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Creative Industry: Tips for A Better Resume

Wow your prospective employer without going overboard

If you already work (or are seeking work) in a creative field, the pressure to…

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Study: Many Workers Leaving Money on the Salary Negotiation Table

On opposite end, more employers expecting wage increases for new hires

CareerBuilder reports 49% of workers don’t negotiate salary, and many of those who don’t are…

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5 Steps to Stellar Personal Branding on the Web

Make an excellent professional impression on the Web

Use these quick steps to get started on the right path to establishing your professional…

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Boss Moves: Top 10 Must-Haves for Power Men

Essentials for every professional man for his first day at the office

You’ve graduated and landed your dream gig. Well, here are must-have items, from gadgets to…

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Senior Leadership: 5 Steps To Help Millennials Get There

Keith Wyche shares keys to advancement for young professionals

Want to reduce your obstacles and fast-track your senior leadership success? Check out these tips…

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10 Professional Picks: Forbes ’100 Best Websites for Women’

Check out the career-focused standouts that made the list

Forbes released its fourth annual list of best sites for women. Here’s a snapshot of…

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Big Mistake: Top 4 Terrible Reasons to Choose a Career

Jumping into an industry for the wrong reasons can lead to long-term unhappiness

If you don’t choose wisely, you may have to undo years of wasted time and…

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The Toughest Career Questions and How to Gain Clarity

One writer says this process helps her become clear on her next big steps

Questions and answers are part of self-evaluation, but some are backed by fear and insecurity.…

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9 Advancement Goals for Smart Working Women

This checklist will help keep you on track for success

If you’re a working woman who seeks success, this checklist will help you stay on…

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7 Smart Qualities of an Awesome Startup Employee

Thinking of working for a small business? Check out these positive traits

Working for a startup is totally different from working for an established Fortune 500. Check…

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Young Professionals: How to Cope With Tough Career Moments

Experienced your first career flop? Try this strategy to rebound

Professional life going sour? Don’t be so hard on yourself. Here are a few tips…

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Video Interviews: How to Use Body Language to Land the Gig

You can land the job via the Web with these tips

Tips on how to land the gig via the Web through video interview.

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How to Tell if You’re a Disgruntled Worker

Are you in an abusive work environment? Recognize the signs and get out!

A bad job could be more dangerous to your health than a bad lover. If…

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Professional Longevity: Are You a Future-Proof Employee?

Here's what employers will be expecting from their workforce

Companies are increasingly looking to attract professionals who possess a range of interpersonal and networking…

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9 Awesome Certifications to Make You More Marketable

What better way to become more competitive than upgrading your knowledge?

Nothing like more knowledge to boost your resume. Here are a few options to get…

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The Art of the Cold Call: How Mastering It Can Lead to Gigs

Entrepreneurs share tips for success

Cringe at the thought of just calling someone you don’t know, only to get the…

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Workplace Drama: 10 Reasons You Aren’t Getting Ahead

These behaviors hinder prolonged professional success

If you’re constantly in office drama, you could be shortchanging your chances for professional success.…

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A Blessing in Disguise: 6 Ways Getting Fired Can Boost Your Career

Sometimes, getting the axe can mean more good than harm

Getting the axe isn’t always a bad thing. It may actually be the catalyst to…

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Survey: Women Make Better Decisions in Management

Ability to make fair decisions cited as advantageous

According to report, women are better corporate leaders due to their ability to make fair…

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Leadership Tip: Perks & Money Alone Won’t Retain Workers

But, these four key things will

In an era where 70% of workers are unhappy and disengaged, pay and benefits alone…

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How Blogging Can Help Brand You as An Expert

Build a Web platform that makes you more marketable

If you’re the best of the best in your industry, it’s best people know it.…

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Startup vs. the Majors: How Workers Can Make Best Choice

Consider these vital things before making a decision

Don’t know whether you should get your professional start at a small business or one…

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Career Rerouting: How to Reverse a Bad Professional Decision

Find a better professional path with this strategy

So you’ve made a wrong turn in your career? Well, here’s how to reroute and…

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5 Toxic Thoughts Hindering You From Career Advancement

Don't let prevalent myths get in the way of professional success

These common myths or fears are keeping you from success. Here’s how to overcome them.

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The 3 Types of Trust Leaders Need in the Workplace

To get ahead, learn what drives the crucial relationships in your organization

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Most people don’t fail at work because of incompetence. Most people who struggle in…

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Dispelling the Myth: 5 Well-Paying Gigs for English Majors

Don't believe the hype. If you have gift with words, the sky's the limit

So it’s often reported and said that some students can look forward to a lifetime…

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On Your A-Game: 3 Smart Career Qualities from the Field to the Office

Take a page from sports pros on how to win at the office

Here are a few traits athletes embody that may help you approach your career goals…

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Nontraditonal Workers: How to Get Hired Without a Degree

Education is key, but it's not necessarily a deal-breaker, writer says

Typically, it’s believed that you need a degree to advance in the job market. But…

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Young Boss: How to Manage When Your Team is Older

Don't let age be a hindrance to leadership success

So you’re younger than your team, and you’re in charge. Here’s how to manage.

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MBA Season: Mastering Your Business School Elevator Pitch

How to create a stellar narrative about the brand that is you

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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MBA Season: How to Make the Most of Your Business School Experience

Four key things to consider while earning your advanced degree

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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MBA Season: How to Create a Winning Application for Advanced Degree Programs

There's no golden ticket, but use this foundation to be a stand-out applicant

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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Wrong Shui: How Your Office Could Be Sabotaging Culture

As a leader looking to boost morale, maybe a change of decor is needed

As a leader looking to boost morale, maybe a change of decor is needed. One…

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Get the Gig: 4 Smart Additions to Add to Your Resume

These suggestions could work for almost any industry

Try these suggestions during your job search. You can get creative in almost any industry…

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Real-Life Tips: CEOs Offer Two Cents on How to Land a Second Job

Insider insights that can help you maximize your efforts

It can be challenging to juggle your day job with the “job” of finding a…

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MBA Season: 3 Smart Steps To Getting Started in Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Use this strategy in researching and choosing the best option for you

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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Management Tip: How to Facilitate Healthy Conflict in the Workplace

Avoiding disagreements or hiding from them can do more damage than good

Having conflict in the workplace isn’t always such a bad thing, but hands-off leadership in…

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5 Smart Ways to Avoid Networking Blunders

You may have flubbed, but this strategy ensures it doesn't happen again

With this strategy, you can avoid those awkward, embarrassing moments you’ll never be able to…

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MBA Season: The Marketability Factor of Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Four key opportunities for professional advancement

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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Answer to Annoyance: How to Respond to Questions About Unemployment

Use the moment to market yourself and land leads

So you’re still searching for work and the last question you want to be asked…

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Ecclectic Experience: How to Explain a Diverse Resume

A mixed career journey can be a hard sell, but not impossible

If you’ve had various jobs in unrelated fields, your resume might be a hard sell.…

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Big-Picture Mentality: How to Develop Strategic Leadership Skills

Get ahead of the game and get winning results from your team

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa A. Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks…

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Students: 4 Things to Do Today to Prep for the Workforce

It's never too early to plan for success

It’s never too early to start prepping for a lucrative future in your career.

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5 Simple Truths About Stand-Out Leaders

Take a page from a winning playbook

These insights will help you get in tune with being an exemplary manager.

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How to Become a Master at Online Marketing

Make yourself more competitive in the market with these tips

Make yourself more competitive with online marketing skills.

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Credibility 101: 4 Smart Reasons Saying ‘I Don’t Know’ Wins

As a leader, you don't always have to know it all

Sometimes as a leader, its okay not to have all the answers. Here’s why.

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Power Women: It’s Realistic to Get What You’re Worth

Female professionals share personal stories of success

Real women share stories of how they fought for top dollar for their skills—and got…

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Leading From Below: The Hard Truth About Managing Up

5 steps to increase your influence no matter your title

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Boss Moves: Top 5 Dangers of Toxic People

Don't let negative elements suck you dry and prevent you from success

We often give people passes, but keeping toxic peers around can equal long-term career damage…

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Career Switch: 7 Options That Don’t Require New Degree

If you’re looking to make a change, these options require no new degree—just a bit…

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5 Hidden Traps of Transitioning into a New Leadership Role

Avoid these mishaps to start on the right foot

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa A. Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks…

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Career Training Camp: Are You Prepared for Your Next Season?

Try this strategy to be a starter on the winning team in your industry

As NFL players start camps, professionals can take a page from the league’s book and…

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3 Smart Steps to Overcome Fear of Career Transitions

Author and commentator Jeff Johnson shares key to navigating professional journey

Author and commentator Jeff Johnson shares keys to successfully making transitions and advancing in your…

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Top 5 Reasons People Buy In to Dynamic Leaders

These qualities could make or break your influence

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks the…

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Boss Moves: Kelly Rowlands Adds Jaguar Endorsement to Brand

Songstress Kelly Rowland is the new face for Jaguar’s F-Type series, adding yet another luxury…

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Recruitment Tip: 5 Savvy Ways to Seal the Deal with Top Talent

Fill the reported 3.8 million jobs available with quality workers

With 3.8 million jobs reported still open, issues of filling them with quality talent remains.…

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Networking 101: Real-Life Tips on How to Upgrade Your Circle’s Value

Quick, smart tips for the young professional just getting started

Don’t be too thirsty. If you’re a young professional just getting started, this strategy will…

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5 Ways to Learn a New Skill in a Jiffy

Use self-education as a cost-effective way to make yourself more marketable

Self-education can be a great way to learn new skills without breaking your pockets. Here’s…

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5 Steps to Getting More Perks at Work

Try this strategy to position yourself for better pay

Sometimes getting what you deserve isn’t just about asking. Try this strategy for an almost…

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Monetize Your Passion: 3 Tips for Turning Hobby Into a Career

Use what you're good at to find fulfillment. Here's how

This strategy will help you turn your passion into a lucrative career.

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4 Good Reasons You Shouldn’t Quit the Job You Think You Hate

Sometimes, it's better to tough it out than give up

You may hate your job today. Sometimes, it’s best to tough things out for long-term…

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Keep It Together: Work-Life Balance for Millennials

How to effectively juggle just starting out and bigger boss moves

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There are thousands of philosophies out there on how much priority should be…

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

3 Power Moves That Will Boost Productivity

This smart strategy will help you make the most of your work day

Use this smart productivity strategy to make the most of your work day.

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Boss Mentality: Prep Now to Take Your Manager’s Place

Don't go gunning for the top seat without a bit of prep

You may be entry-level today, but why not put yourself in the mindset of a…

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The Power of Downsizing: 3 Steps to Effectively Manage Career Priorities

Try this strategy that won't cut the boss moves but will cut the stress

Try this three-step strategy to upgrade your boss moves and downgrade your stress.

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Lead at Any Age or Position: 6 Steps to Take Charge and Advance

Leadership advocate Dan Forbes shares strategy to wake up the boss in you

Leadership advocate, speaker, and writer Dan Forbes shares tips and insights for how to advance…

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Got Virtual Workers? Here’s How to Manage Them

Whether they're across the city or the globe, this strategy will keep things in line

If you’ve got professionals working from around your city or even across the globe, this…

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3 Smart Steps for Job Seekers With No Luck

Think you've done all you can do? Try these steps

If you think you’ve done everything you can to land a gig, maybe you haven’t.…

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First Week at Work: Strategy to Wow from the Start

Start on the right foot at your new job with this plan

Start on the right foot at your new job with this strategy.

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Gift of Gab? These Top Careers Are for You

If you're a good communicator, these are the perfect professional fit

If you’re a great communicator, these top careers are perfect for you.

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Best of the Best: 5 Steps to Beat Out Your Competition

High-performance principles that will keep you ahead of the game

Having a high-performance outlook on your career advancement will keep you ahead of the pack.…

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Boss Moves: The Power of Diversifying Your Offerings

It's best to be a Jack or Jane of several trades to ensure you're always winning

Entertainment manager and entrepreneur Yandy Smith talks tips for diversifying your hustle and expanding your…

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Unhappy at the Office? 4 Steps to Turn Your Career Around

Leave the ranks of that unhappy 70% with these tips

Don’t be part of the disgruntled 70% of workers who are unhappy at the office.…

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Fib Faux Pas: Job Interview Lies That Work — or Don’t

Risks and rewards of embellishing or telling half-truths in job seeking

In a tough job market, some candidates are taking major risks, even lying. But is…

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Double Exposure: How to Establish Yourself as an Expert

Use the knowledge you have to leverage other opportunities

What better —and smarter—way to bring in extra bucks than to use the knowledge you…

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Looking to Take the Freelance Leap? Here’s How to Transition

Before making a move, check out this strategy to get started

Looking to take that leap into self-employment or consulting. Here’s how to take the best…

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Office Favoritism: How to Combat Without Losing Your Job

Use this strategy to come out on top

How to combat office favoritism without losing your cool—and your job.

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Working Moms & Dads-on-Duty: How to Balance Demands of Parenting and Career

Check out these savvy tips

Whether you’re a woman managing the household and taking care of the baby or a…

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Career Judgment: How to Be Wise And Get Ahead

Judge William Dawson offers tips for overcoming negative peer pressure

Judge William Dawson offers tips for overcoming peer pressure to build career wisdom for young…

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Month of the Man: Nonprofit CEO Talks Corporate Leadership for Young Men of Color

William Goodloe gives career insights and tips for success

William Goodloe, president and CEO at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, gives success tips for young…

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Young Professionals: Your Guide to Overcoming a Bad Work Week

Start Monday fresh with this strategy

If you’re having the work week from you-know-where, prep yourself to handle it and start…

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Need Resume Help? Hire a Writer

If you're not having any luck in job seeking, time to get some help

There are resources to help you can maximize your job-seeking efforts, especially when it comes…

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Love & Money: How to Break Up … With Your Employer

5 tips to make sure you do it with class

Gone are the days when people accepted jobs right out of high school or college.

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How to Turn That Summer Gig Into a Permanent Job

Plan today for your next career move

Plan now for your next career move once your temp work is over. If you…

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Month of the Man: How Young Black Men Can Conquer Unemployment

Ways minority males can not only ace the interview but land the gig

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This month, BlackEnterprise.com presents Month of the Man, where we bring you…

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Boss from Hell? Learn How to ‘Manage Up’

Use this strategy to turn a toxic situation into a beneficial one

Sometimes you can’t just quit, and oftentimes you have to find the lesson in going…

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3 Steps to Reset Your Brand This Summer

Find your groove again at the midway point in the year

Dust that list of New Year’s resolutions off and give yourself a progress report.

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Mentorship Is Earned, Not Owed

It's about what you're willing to do, not just about what a potential mentor is able to do.

It’s about what you’re willing to do, not just what they’re able to do.

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Want to Make Bigger Boss Moves? Here’s How Move On Up

Use this strategy to position yourself for more career responsibility

This strategy will help you position yourself for more career responsibility and advancement.

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Month of the Man: How Black Men Can Make Global Power Plays

Leaders give insights on how to enter and capture the international markets

For Month of the Man, BlackEnterprise.com chatted with leaders including Jason Njoku of iROKO Partners…

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Young, Black Men: The Key to Career Fulfillment? A Global World View

Young traveler talks the invaluable lessons of expanding your horizons

As part of BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man series, a consummate millennial traveler talks his…

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Freelancers: Top Ways Facebook Can Help You Land Your Next Gig

Use this top platform to find your next opportunity

Strategy to maximize your use of the popular platform to find freelance opportunities.

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How Freelancers Can Boost Their Money-Making Marketability

Use this strategy to diversify your income streams

As a freelancer, one must have a bit of hustle in them. Here are ways…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: Restaurateur Talks Transition from Government Worker to Entrepreneur

Avery Leakes' adolescent boss moves led to big wins

For BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man, we catch up with Avery Leake, 28, on reviving…

By Courtney Connley

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3 Tips for Using Instagram Video for Job-Seeking Success

Use these tips to optimize your efforts on social media

With Instagram adding 15-second videos to the mix, the dynamic of communication via the Web…

By Joshua Perrin

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Managers: Your ‘Inner Jerk’ Is Costing Your Company

Find out how to combat the stressed-out aggressor in you

Here are ways you can overcome your inner jerk and get winning results from your…

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Recruitment Tip: How to Spot Excellent Talent

Find out the key to spotting the best of the best in job candidates

Having an eye for good workers can be valuable, but what if you don’t have…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Signs You’re a Wanna-Be Leader

Check out these surefire indicators

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Many people feel they have what it takes to lead. From being super-confident…

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Young Professionals: Think Like a Saleman to Land the Gig

Take a few cues on how to market yourself and seal the deal

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What do young professionals and car salesmen have in common? You’re probably thinking…

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5 Smart Ways Men of Color Can Position Themselves for Success

Education consultant Howard Jean talks career resources and advancement

Educational consultant Howard Jean, education consultant talks tips for black male advancement in the workforce.

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Email Tips: 5 Ways to Get Successful Professionals to Respond

Switch up your communications game today

No luck getting through to the VIPs of your industry? Switch your communication game up…

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Professional Reinvention: 3 Savvy Tips to Get Motivated and Get Started

Author Dorie Clark talks career courage and professional transitions

Dorie Clark, author Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, talks career courage and…

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Month of the Man: How Black Men Can Leverage Tech Careers

Leaders weigh in on balancing your day job with side hustle and turning ideas into profits

Leaders including Eric Hamilton, co-founder of Around-the-Way app, and tech developer Muoyo Okome talk keys…

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Career Compass: 5 Steps to Choosing the Right Profession

Undecided about what to do with your life? Gain clarity with this strategy

So you’re undecided about what exactly to do with your life. Well, no need to…

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From Professionals to Philanthropists: Two Power Women Making a Difference in Urban Communities

Y.U.N.G. Harlem founders talk civic leadership and power of giving back

Y.U.N.G Harlem founders Tiffany Bender and Alize Beal talk making a difference and using professional…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young, Smart, Yet Unsure: How Young Black Men Can Find the Best Mentors

5 steps to getting the educational and career support you need

Young, Smart, Yet Unsure: How Young Black Men Can Find the Best Mentors – Black…

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From Negative to Positive: 5 Tips to Turn Conflict Into Creativity

Some difficult situations facilitate unique problem-solving

Not all conflict is bad, and sometimes, even the most sticky difficulties can be turned…

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Early Riser? You’re Probably Making Bigger Boss Moves

Here's what you should do upon waking and before work

There’s more than the worm to catch if you’re a go-getter who rises before the…

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On-the-Job Success: 11 Must-Do Tasks Post-Graduation

Use this checklist to ensure you're on the right (career) track

Use this post-graduation checklist to ensure you’re covering all job-related bases for career success.

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New NSBA Survey Shows IT Cost, Security Major Concerns for Small Business

Stay Sharp This Summer: 5 Affordable Online Courses

Web resources to help you beef up your skills---and your resume

These Web classes will help you beef up your skills and your resume.

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The Power Play of Power Plays: How Civic Programs Can Boost Your Career Options

Black men can position themselves for employment via community work

There are other avenues for career growth. Consider participating in service-based programs to explore non-traditional…

By Antoine Moss

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Month of the Man: Atlanta Greek Picnic President Talks Entrepreneurship and Fraternal Bonds

His advice to young black males: Stay focused and be consistent

As part of BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man series, entrepreneur Tiwa Works talks fraternal bonds…

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Messy Millennials: How Social Media TMI Can Lead to Major Losses

Latest 2Chainz incident brings to light the down side of transparency

Young professionals, the more you disclose about your private life on social media, the more…

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Get That Raise: 7 Steps to Approaching Your Boss

Try this strategy to get what you deserve in pay

Try this strategy to get what you deserve in pay.

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Month of the Man: How Black Men Can Win In Corporate America

Leaders weigh in on unspoken codes of conduct and C-suite advancement

Featured experts including William Goodloe, CEO of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), talk keys to…

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Get Connected: Six Professional Organizations for Women in Tech

These groups offer support and networking for female innovators of color

Check out groups that can help female innovators of color network and advance in the…

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Get Hired: 7 Savvy Online Resources to Ace the Interview

Prep for your next interview via these Websites

These savvy Websites will help you prep for that next job interview, so you can…

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Messy Millennials: ‘Cupid Disclosures’ Yet Another Reason to Say No to Office Romance

One writer says it's company business, but why not avoid it altogether?

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For some, working with the boo is a major plus. You may not work…

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6 Steps to Refreshing and Recharging Your Career

Assess and fast-track your professional path with this strategy

It’s six months into 2013. Are you where you think you should be? Did you…

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How Knowing and Understanding Stats Can Boost Your Career

The numbers game can be tedious but analytics can be an asset

The numbers game can be boring, but check out how seemingly boring stats can help…

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Recruitment Tip: How to Jazz Up Job Classifieds

Increase applicant numbers with easy tips

If your “Now Hiring” ads have been longstanding, you may need to change things up…

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‘Angry Black Woman’: Doomed if You Speak Up, Doomed If You Don’t

Heckler incident brings to light a social label that needs to be retired

The prevalent notion that any time a black woman speaks up—and it’s not to coo…

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Boss Moves, the Big Game, and Some Business on the Side

As NBA Finals approach, get on top of your networking game

As the NBA Finals approach, why not slide in a side of networking between your…

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Month of the Man: Candid Career Tips For Young Black Men

Real-talk quips on workplace positioning and advancement

As part of BlackEnterprise’s Month of the Man series, a young ad professional offers tips…

By Ashley Calloway

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Month of the Man: How Young Black Men Can Upgrade Their Boss Moves

Leaders weigh in on mentorship, peer pressure and the keys to success

On June 3, BlackEnterprise.com hosted a #MonthoftheMan Twitter chat, part of a series of lunchtime…

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Baby Mama, Bride or Boss Moves: A Millennial Woman’s Choice Can Be a Hard One

I chose career over giving birth. Is there anything wrong with that?

No shade to the young hot mamas out there but for all the young women…

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How to Recruit Young Leaders to Your Team

Creating a more attractive environment for innovation is key

You want to work with young innovators? Well, here’s how you make your environment more…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cubicle Hype: 5 Career Lies to Stop Telling Yourself

Thoughts and beliefs that hinder professional progress

We all hold beliefs that could either help our advancement or hinder our success. Be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Suite Style: In Summer Footwear, White is the New Black

Maximize light and metallic-hued heels to make outfits pop

Throw that age-old fashion rules to the wind and have fun with light and metallic…

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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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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