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New Grads: 10 Career Boss Moves to Make Right Now

This checklist will get you through the first vital days post-graduation

Here’s a checklist of things you should get accomplished within the first 200 days post…

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Management Lessons from Korea’s Top Entertainer Psy

Beyond the dance craze, you can have 'Gangnam Style' success in leadership

When it comes to Gangnam Style, you may think of a viral dance craze, but…

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Writers explore the phenomenon of power women in other countries and how they balance boss…

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In times of crisis people begin to reflect on things that they could be doing…

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Don’t let the gloom halt your grind. You can succeed after being laid off or…

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Steps that can be taken to make the most of employee snafus

Sometimes lessons learned from moments of weakness on the job can benefit the bottom line.

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In the wake of the tragic recent events in Boston, professionals are coping with loss…

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Oftentimes, reports focus on how workers are unproductive while at work, loafing around the Internet.…

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Episode 3: Five Career Tips From VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game’

Beyond the ratchet, here are the lessons you can learn.

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You should always be prepared from the moment you accept a job offer for the…

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5 Reasons Taking Career Advice Too Literally Could Ruin You

How to develop discernment for words of wisdom to keep or toss

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7 Ways To Show Your Value Beyond Social Media

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Less Than Best: 5 Signs You’re Settling in Your Career

Here's how to get motivated and stop wasting precious time

If you’re just going through the motions, you may be wasting precious time. Here’s how…

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A Lesson on Personal Branding: It’s About Leadership, Not Self-Promotion

Expert says solid strategy doesn't stop at social media marketing

Personal branding is a journey that doesn’t stop at social media marketing. One writer details…

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How To Gauge When It is Time to Pass the Torch

4 ways you will know it is time to move on.

Everyone has their season. This includes being in a leadership position in a company. Whether…

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When Being Too Fast and Efficient Goes Wrong

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Sometimes, being too quick with the draw and completing tasks at a robotic pace can…

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Let Your Career Choice Begin With Where You Will Live

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New York and Washington, D.C. top list for best places for college graduates.

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Target is at it again with another limited-edition, designer collab that will mean more hot…

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Episode 2: Five Career Tips From VH1’s ‘The Gossip Game’

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn

BlackEnterprise.com breaks down career lessons from VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game.’

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Seal the Deal: How to Approach Job Seeking Like an Entrepreneur

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Take a page from the book of enterprising leaders and approach your job search like…

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Leadership Success: How Small Gestures Equal Big Rewards

Ways to translate the little things for great career wins

Sometimes it’s a combination of small actions that lead to great results. See how the…

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How to Avoid Easy Career Mistakes

Steer clear of these on-the-job faux pas

Some of these on-the-job faux pas you may think are common sense but we’d beg…

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Going Global: How Young Professionals Can Build Foundation for International Career

This strategy can ensure you get a great start in spreading your wings abroad

A young leader shares real-life success tips on building your professional brand and taking it…

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Do the Same ‘Lean In’ Principles Apply to Black Women?

Writer examines how Facebook COO's popular book relates to women of color

Lessons from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s inspiring and popular book, Lean In: Women, Work, and…

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The Key to Your Career Advancement: An Emotional Intelligence Mentor

Learn from solid leaders how to manage feelings in the workplace

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The One Valuable Job Skill Employers Will Love You For

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How To Tap Into the Job Network You Didn’t Know You Had

Take these steps to redevelop existing relationships

Looking for the next gig, and don’t know where to start. How about the people…

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Don’t Hate: Why Ambitious Women Are Least Likeable

How successful women are personified as less likeable

The more successful a woman becomes, the less she’s considered likeable. But why is that?…

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College to Career: 5 Steps to an Easy Transition

Strategy for maximizing valuable post-grad career building

This strategy will ensure you don’t waste valuable time and resources post graduation.

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3 Valuable Reasons Soft Skills Can Trump Experience

Just having done the work just isn't always enough

Sometimes it’s not just about doing the work. You must come to the table with…

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Brand Building for the Intrapreneur

How a solid personal brand can lead to internal success

Crafting a great personal brand can mean the difference between being seen as a great…

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Get the best talent to start their career at your company

These tactics will ensure you attract the top young talent to work for your company

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5 Ways to Be a Better Leader

Strengthen your leadership skills to get the promotion you deserve

This strategy will help you strengthen your leadership skills and gain that promotion you deserve.

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10 Ways to Be A More Effective Listener

How to use your listening skills to further your career

Will you’re a great listener, you’re often a great leader. Here’s a strategy to tune…

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3 Smart Ways Body Language Can Lead to Wins

Sometimes, it's all about what you don't say

Sometimes, it’s not about what you say. It’s about what you don’t say. Here’s how…

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PR Power Woman Talks Hard-Knock Start and the Power of Purpose

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Spending her teen years with parents incarcerated, Elvira Guzman was able to overcome and find…

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5 Smart Ways to Show Gratitude in Business

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Here’s etiquette 101 in showing gratitude to a business partner, coworker or industry peer.

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Washington and Virginia among top 5

These U.S. locales have better pay and benefits.

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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life: How Successful Women Do It

Executive coach Valorie Burton talks faith and strategy for upgrading your career

Certified coach Valorie Burton knows more than a thing or two about how mindset affects…

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Episode 1: Five Career Tips From VH1’s ‘The Gossip Game’

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5 Steps to Effective Spring (Career) Cleaning

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Power Women: 5 Steps to Succeed in a Male-Dominated Field

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These tips will ensure you don’t crumble under the pressure as a woman among men.

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14 Reasons You’re Public Enemy No. 1 at Work

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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of a College Degree

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So, many know the obvious benefits of having a college degree, from training advantages…

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Many networking events begin to lose its purpose without a game plan. There are some…

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Many of the jobs listed have salaries of 60,000

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Career Going Nowhere Fast? Here’s How to Reroute

This strategy will get you on the right track

If your professional life has reached a plateau and it seems to be going nowhere,…

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21 Ways to Become a Master Persuader

Here's how to get people to do what you want them to

Being a powerful persuader is a key skill in the business world today. Here’s how…

By Sasha King

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Top Five Mistakes Recruiters Make on Job Posts

Faux pas that could mean months of employment vacancy

Finding talent to fill a position can be difficult. Avoid these common faux pas to…

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The Ultimate Career Every Professional Should Prep For

You won't believe what this lucrative professional path is

Apparently, no matter what industry you’re in today, there’s one path of employment everyone should…

By Janell Hazelwood

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14 Ways To Keep Your Cool During a Job Interview

With this strategy, anxiety won't get the best of you

It can be stressful going through the job search process. Here’s how to keep nerves…

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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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Top 10 Most Blissful Jobs in America

Survey details professionals where workers are happiest

These professionals find the most fulfillment and oftentimes, great pay as well.

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Reality Check: What You Can Learn From Career Failures

Some valuable lessons you learn only after disappointment

Valuable lessons that only can be learned via failure.

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No Bueno: 10 Job-Seeking Mistakes Recent Grads Should Avoid

Take heed to these faux pas when at the interview

If you’re looking for entry-level employment, be sure to avoid these common mistakes.

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Style Suite: High-Heel Hiatus

Give those feet a break with fab flats

This season, flats are beyond basic and on trend, serving up more umph than frump…

By Kéla Walker

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4 Smart Ways to Use Twitter to Find Your Next Gig

These steps can ensure you find job-seeking success

Job seekers, these steps will ensure you maximize the time you’re spending tweeting, to find…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NFL Players Find Second (Career) Wind with Music Boot Camp

Clive Davis offers new life beyond the field for athletes

Clive Davis’ Business of Music bootcamps gives former athletes chance at new profession and way…

By Sasha King

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How Wasting Time At Work Could be Beneficial

Downtime can have it's perks in the office just as much as time spent working

Downtime can be valuable for higher productivity and efficiently. So, is it really wasting time?…

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5 Reasons You’re More Trustworthy Than Your Manager

Consumers more apt to trust workers than those in charge

Study shows that consumers do not trust those in upper management. Here’s why.

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Pros and Cons of Going from “Yes, Boss” to Being the Boss

From employee to self-employed, here are tips to transition smoothly

Going from being an employee to being self-employed can be challenging. Here are a few…

By Courtney Connley

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Calling All Recruiters: How to Best Screen Candidates via Social Media

A step-by-step process on finding the best of the best on the Web

When it comes to finding great talent, recruiters must also leverage their visibility on the…

By Sasha King

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Success After 40: 5 Tips for Career Transitioning

It's never too late to revamp, recharge or even restart your career

It’s never too late to revive and recharge your career. Take it to the next…

By Courtney Connley

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Girl Power: 8 Lessons in Leadership From Women

With few women in upper management, strategy is key to change the game

Take a cue from power women on how to move up the ranks and become…

By Sasha King

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17 Wacky—But Winning—Steps to Success

This off the cuff strategy can help you advance in your career

Sometimes you have to go against the grain to truly succeed. This strategy is for…

By Sasha King

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Major Dollars: 10 Top Overpaid Jobs

Some people are still getting paid more to do less.

Careers where professionals, despite the rough economy, are paid generously, almost to the point where…

By Sasha King

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Cool Jobs: 12 Emerging Careers in Tech

Keep track of the trends for career growth

These tech sectors show promise and growth, providing new options for employment.

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Style Suite: Fashion Donations That Pay Off

While on your shopping hiatus, consider H&M's latest Conscious campaign

H&M’s latest Conscious campaign is a great way to purge your closet and give back—…

By Kéla Walker

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Celeb Status: 5 Winning Ways to Connect with VIPs and Celebrities

Use this strategy to make power connections in your industry

It can seem intimidating approaching who’s who of your industry. Use this strategy to make…

By Antoine Moss

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5 Ways to Market Freelance Skills for Full-Time Employment

Use these rules of thumb for long-term opportunities

Five tips how to best explain your freelance experience when interviewing for a permanent position.

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A Hot Mess: 3 Ways to Make Your Workspace Productive

These tips will help you declutter and decompress

For many their office space becomes an extension of themselves, or what they are trying…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Haute Hair

Consider your signature spring look today

A polished look starts from head to toe, so be sure to consider what your…

By Kéla Walker

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5 Ways to Take the Annoyance Factor Out of Conference Calls

Try these steps to make it that much more effective, less stressful

Dependent almost entirely on technology, this type of meeting can become a fail fairly quickly.…

By Sasha King

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Leadership: How to Match Team Personalities for Ultimate Success

Know which employees work well with others and those who don't

Here’s how to identify personalities and maximize their qualities for team success.

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Boss Moves: How Women Can Leverage Global Opportunities

Black Enterprise Twitter chat reflects high growth potential for women of color

Survey says women see more advancement overseas. Check out what global power women and Black…

By Sasha King

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Woo-Sah: 8 Ways to Eliminate Workplace Stress

Get rid of the Monday Blues with these steps

Don’t fly off the handle. Here are quick and easy ways to avoid triggers and…

By Sasha King

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Email Etiquette: 6 Steps to Writing An Effective Email

Don't get branded offensive or a spammer. Use these tips

Since there’s little nuance to written messages, things can get misconstrued. Here’s how to avoid…

By Sasha King

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The Career Mistake Women Cannot Afford to Make

Avoiding this mistake could pay future dividends

Women stand to lose up to $500,000 in earning power during their working years if…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Young Professionals: 5 Things That Really Matter in the Grand Scheme of Things

Take heed to these lessons one writer would teach her 20-year-old self

You can’t turn back the hands of time, but you can learn lessons from those…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Seekers: How to Win the Post-Interview Waiting Game

Surveys says average employer takes weeks to follow up

You haven’t heard a peep since that winning job interview. But, you may not be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Employee From Hell: 7 Signs It’s Not Them … It’s You

Steer clear of habits that will tarnish your professional rep

Take a look at managers’ least favorite professional qualities and how you can steer clear…

By Courtney Connley

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Night Owls and Early Risers: Top Career Choices Best for You

Whether you prefer the late shift or mornings, there are options

So you don’t like waking up at the crack of dawn to go to work.…

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Career Success: Is 30 Really the New 20?

If you're still in your prime, quit fretting and get busy

So you haven’t figured out what you want to do with your life yet. Might…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Body Language: 10 Nonverbal Cues For Office Confidence

Here's how to appear confident...even if you aren't

The way you hold your head, the way you sit, and your posture are all…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Feeding Spring (Fashion) Cravings

Pull out those brights, prints and florals to usher in the season

Ready or not, spring cravings are too strong to wait for March 20. Time to…

By Kéla Walker

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5 Smart Things to Do When You’re Clueless About Your Career Choice

Don't panic. This strategy will help you gain clarity

Unsure about what professional path to take? Here are a few smart things to consider…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Blaze Your Own Trail: 5 Ways Millennials Can Kickstart Career

Non-traditional ways of making a living and follow your purpose

For young professionals, creating opportunities to leverage their skills in nontraditional ways is key. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: 6 Effective Ways to Handle Raise Requests

This strategy will ensure you don't have a disgruntled worker on your hands

Asking for a pay raise can not only be daunting for an employee. It can…

By Sasha King

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Spring Fever: The Best and Worst Cities for Jobs

San Jose and Portland among top; New York and New Orleans rate low

The season of renewal is coming, and many businesses hire and fire during this time.…

By Sasha King

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We Fall Down & We Get Up: 5 Celebrities Who Succeeded Despite Rejection

Be inspired by their stories to make boss moves of your own

These celebs’ journeys prove that major success doesn’t happen without failure and bumps in the…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Traits to Avoid For Better Management Skills

A poor leader is someone who “does not prepare their business for today’s challenges or tomorrow’s opportunities.” - Michelle Benjamin

Strong leaders are essential for successful business growth. They may not be the foundation, but…

By Sasha King

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The Other Woman: A Businesswoman’s Biggest Deterrent?

How to balance career and motherhood

Career or family is a choice that only affects a select few in the business…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Challenge Yourself & Shop Your Closet

Take time to curb shopping and rock pieces you haven't worn

According to reports, women only wear 20% of the clothes in their closet. Here’s a…

By Kéla Walker

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4 Stress-Free Ways to Manage Your Morning Commute

Here's how you can avoid losing your cool before the work day even begins

If you are like me your commute is the worst part of your day. If…

By Sasha King

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5 Career Lessons From Soledad O’Brien’s CNN Departure

For Women's History Month, take a page from this media heavyweight's career book

For Women’s History Month, we take a look at the top lessons you can learn…

By Courtney Connley

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8 Useful Certifications for the Job Market

These special skills give you a competitive edge

These skills make you that much more marketable and provide the knowledge to make you…

By Sasha King

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Boss Moves: 7 Steps to Leading an Effective Meeting

Put your leadership skills to the test

Oftentimes, the key to results after a meeting is a direct result of how it…

By Sasha King

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Get Into This: Out-of-the-Box Resumes and When to Use Them

Unique job-seeking tactics and when to keep it simple

Here’s how to leverage unique job-seeking tactics and when to just keep it simple.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey: 1 in 7 Denied Jobs Because of Credit Issues

Are we witnessing the dawn of new standards in hiring?

More people than previously thought are being denied jobs because of a spotty credit history.

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Brand You: 5 Winning Ways to Sell Yourself

These tips will help you stand out from the pack

Try these tips to market yourself in the job market.

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Style Suite: Office Edge with Leather

Whether it's an accent or main attraction, here's how to work it into your wardrobe

Contrary to the old-school taboo, you can work leather in the office without looking tough…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Coworker Bonds: 4 Reasons To Keep It Strictly Professional

Top things that should be off limits to those you work with

It’s fine to get chummy with your cubicle peer, but some things should be off…

By Sasha King

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Managament Material: 5 Habits Keeping You From Your Promotion

Turn these around so you can truly win in the workplace

So you want to be promoted to call the shots and be the boss. Well,…

By Courtney Connley

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The Brown Thrasher Effect: 6 Leadership Styles And How to Work Them

Diversifying your management strategy can lead to winning results

Successful leaders and managers often combine styles of leadership to maximize talents of teams. Here’s…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Never Out of Style: 8 Old-School Business Practices That Rock

Some fundamentals don't need to change with the times

True, innovation is key, but some fundamentals shouldn’t change with the times. These key rules…

By Sasha King

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Fasting at Work: Hard but Worth It

During Lent, check out these tips to help you stick to your fast

During Lent, take a look at a few tips to staying focused while fasting—even in…

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Just Hush Up: 5 Good Reasons It’s Best to Keep Personal Opinions to Yourself in the Workplace

Everybody has a right to have a voice, but choose your battles wisely

Personal opinions are sometimes best when they’re not made public. Here are five good reasons…

By Courtney Connley

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Keep It Positive: 17 Ways to Find Your Happiness At the Office

These steps ensure you're satisfied no matter how bad the job

Find your happy in the workplace with these quick and easy steps.

By Sasha King

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Benefits of the Grind: How Your Struggle Can Advance Your Career

Rise to the occasion by not taking the 'easy' route

To be great requires lots of hard work and determination. Here’s a breakdown of specific…

By Sasha King

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Boss Moves: 9 Essential Rules of Conduct for the Man (or Woman) in Charge

Following these will ensure you're respected among your team

These rules of thumb will ensure you’re respected among those you manage or supervisor.

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Affordable Fashion in Fun, Girly Prints

JC Penney makes hot fashion resurgence with latest collabs

Find awesome designer looks for less from an unlikely retailer, JC Penney, with latest Duro…

By Kéla Walker

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5 Career-Building Things to Do During the Sequester

Take the free time to make quality boss moves

With the Washington sequester all over the news, and many workers with free time, here…

By Courtney Connley

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Memo to Bosses: Employee Appreciation Day Should Be Year-Round

How to build team morale today---and throughout the year

Sometimes it takes more than just a paycheck or a promotion to know that you’re…

By Sasha King

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Robin Roberts Affect: 3 Lessons on Career Rebounds and Triumphs

Be inspired by her journey to build momentum in your own life

With Robin Roberts return to “Good Morning America” after facing tremendous health challenges, newscaster proves…

By Jamie Harrison

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Hustle Hard: 3 Career Boss Moves You Could Learn from Start-Ups

With the mindset of an entrepreneur, you can excel in the workplace

As an employee, you may be in a professional rut, but entrepreneurs can’t afford to…

By Sasha King

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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