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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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—…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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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Management Mojo: How To Best Maximize Your Team’s Talents

Ways to unite---not polarize--- your team in the workplace

Here are a few tips on how to maximize talents of your team, whether you’re…

By Sasha King

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Top ‘Scandal’ Fashion: Looks to Inspire Your Office Chic

Upgrade your power look with this recap from the hit show

Here’s a breakdown of the season’s looks from Olivia Pope and the inspiration on how…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Washington’s Insider Secrets: How to Land Top Internships in Politics

Executive coach spills the tea on getting job opportunities on the Hill

Washinton D.C. career coach Beverly Jones has a few insider tips for those who want…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Office Chic for Now … And Later

With spring fever in full effect, you can incorporate the looks into winter wardrobe

Spring fever is in the air, from retailers to the runways. Here’s how to incorporate…

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Early Boss Moves: 10 Ways to Become a Young Leader

Take these steps to get a head start in achieving your highest goals

Take these steps early so you’ll get a head start on becoming the influential boss…

By Courtney Connley

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

Working From Home: 5 Reasons It’s Not For Everyone

It may seem like a good idea but can be the total opposite

With the recent announcement from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer telecommuting has been at the forefront…

By Sasha King

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Looking Back: 4 Signs Your Career is Going Nowhere

If you want to make your days worthwhile, take heed to these suggestions

At the end of the day, you want a lasting legacy that was fulfilling and…

By Sasha King

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Yes, We Do That: A Black Woman’s Amazing NASCAR Escapade

My journey squashing stereotypes and reacquainting with a childhood fascination

Someone said “Black people don’t do NASCAR.” Well, we did that, and it was amazingly…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Ways to Ensure You’re Always Taken Seriously

How to leave the formalities at home in non-traditional offices

Sometimes, formalities have no place in workplace environments becoming more and more lax. Here’s how…

By Sasha King

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‘The Gossip Game’: 4 Career Lessons We Hope Will Be Responsible, Not Ratchet

New show to debut April 1 will showcase who's who of NYC's entertainment media

With a concept that has a potential to shift from civil to ratchet, we’re hoping…

By Courtney Connley

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Outstanding: 10 Ways to Make a Lasting First Impression

Be popular and engaging no matter where you go

These steps will ensure you’re likable, engaging and able to close the deal in making…

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Style Suite: Laced with Sophistication

Often considered too risque, this versatile fabric can be mixed into your work wear

Though often considered risque, this versatile fabric can be incorporated into your office looks. Here’s…

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This Job Market ‘Superpower’ Will Give You More Than a Leg Up

Advocacy group shines light on valuable job skill via tech stars like Mark Zuckerberg

You may think this skill is just for tech geeks, but in the job market,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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More Than Just Red Carpet Fashion: 4 Career Lessons from the Oscars

The night's ceremony lends more to professional advancement

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Whether you stayed up…

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Career Advice: 5 Ways to Weed Out the Nonsense

Some words of wisdom are just the opposite. Here's how to tune out the noise

Everyone thinks they know best or that they’re an expert. Here’s how to weed out…

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I’m About to Pop Off: 5 Healthy Ways To Deal With Office Conflict

You don't have to lose your head---or your job

Here are healthy ways to manage and confront conflict without losing your head—or your job.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Scandal: 3 Lessons on Career Integrity

At the end of the day, ethics and honesty lead to long-term professional wins

Three lessons to take away from Jackson’s downfall to ensure the same mistakes aren’t made…

By Courtney Connley

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14 Ways To Make the Weekend Work For You

What are you doing with your weekend?

If you have been wondering whether or not you are on the path to success…

By Sasha King

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4 Ways to Boost Job-Seeking Success

These steps ensure you have a solid plan with winning results

Consider the following ways you can increase your chances of job-seeking success, simply but putting…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Courtesy: Reigning In Bad Habits

Office etiquette for better employee interaction

It’s not always easy to mesh with the people that you work with. There are…

By Sasha King

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Adisa Banjoko Merges Hip-Hop, Chess, and Martial Arts to Empower Youth

Hip-Hop Chess Federation mixes founder's passions in giving back to the community

The fusion of hip-hop, chess and martial arts helps this motivational speaker succeed in helping…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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From Bedroom Kandi to Gospel Kandi: How to Balance Alter-Ego Jobs

What to do when your career aspirations are polar opposites

Many professionals have diverse talents and passions, leading to multiple gigs. But what if they’re…

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Get Head-to-Toe Office Chic Online

Best places to shop for the perfect work-wear looks

With many retail sites offering free shipping options and real-time fashion styling, its a prime…

By Kéla Walker

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Higher Ed Hustle: Four Advantages of Working While in College

New study says more students working through school. Here's why that's a good thing

A new study shows that more students are working while in school. Here are four…

By Jamie Harrison

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It’s Not Just About Tweeting: Top 5 Coolest Social Media Jobs

As Social Media Week winds down, check out what it takes to get the hottest gigs

It takes more than just tweeting to be a social media professional. Here’s a list…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 (Legal) Reasons Your Look Could Get You Fired

You might be surprised by what is justifiable by law in terms of office style

You might be surprised by what’s justified in the court of law when it comes…

By Sasha King

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Get Hired: Top 20 Paid Internships Across the Country

Former interns weigh in a rate companies on scale of 1 to 5

Take a look at the best companies to intern, according to a survey of former…

By Sasha King

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How To Tackle “Your Biggest Weakness” In An Interview

Turn a question on your shortcomings into a winning selling point

When asked the dreaded question that might shine a light on shortcomings, here’s how you…

By Sasha King

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10 Steps to Boost Your Online Popularity

With this strategy, you can expand your network, visibility and engagement

This strategy will ensure you expand your network, visibility and engagement with professional peers and…

By Sasha King

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Rising Stars: 5 Top NBA Newbies Changing the Game

From college to the pro-league, these rookies show promise and power

These league rookies show promise and push the limits in the NBA.

By Courtney Connley

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Animal Instinct: How to Hone Winning Skills for Career Success

Tap into natural urges toward competition and triumph with these steps

Many astute business professionals have relied on their personal beliefs or feelings to guide them…

By Sasha King

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Life is But A Dream: 4 Smart Lessons From Beyoncé’s Documentary

The 'Queen' of bossmoves teaches a thing or two about career growth and longevity

With an insanely successful career, the Destiny’s Child front=woman teaches a thing or two about…

By Courtney Connley

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Match Made in (Job) Heaven: How to Find the Perfect Career

Let your first choice be the right choice

You can make the right choice the first go round with these tips on choosing…

By Sasha King

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How to Build a Professional Relationship with Your Beau

These tips will help you and your spouse keep the love---and business---going

Whether you’re coworkers or business partners, these tips will help you keep the love —…

By Sasha King

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Battle of the Sexes: Are Women More Self-Conscious in the Office Than Men?

Researchers say caring a bit too much about perception can be damaging

A study found that females in offices are more self-conscious about office perceptions of them,…

By Jamie Harrison

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Secret Weapon: How to Strengthen the Most Valuable Job Skill

The greater your emotional intelligence, the better leader you'll be

The higher your emotional intelligence, the better leader you are. Here’s how to boost your…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Style Suite: Over-the-Knee and Work-Friendly

Not just for after five, the OTK boot works in and out of the office

Over-the-knee (OKT) boots aren’t just for after five. You can make them a chic and…

By Kéla Walker

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Time to Change the Game: Knowing When to ‘Pivot’ Your Career

Music industry CEO Aaron Arnold shares secrets to successful transition

Music Is My Business CEO Aaron Arnold details how you can go about making that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Career Lies You Believe in Your 20s

Don't believe the hype. Get in gear today.

From outdated advice to time taken for granted, your 20s is a prime time to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hater Much? 8 Ways to Handle Career Sabotage

How to fight deliberate acts of ruin in the office

You don’t have to let the wicked efforts of a coworker keep you down. Here’s…

By Courtney Connley

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Four Smart Things to Consider Before Pursuing a Web Degree

Consider the pros and cons of online education

With today’s programs being more reputable and easier to access than ever, take into account…

By Courtney Connley

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Men are Better Bosses? Banish the Leader Stereotypes

4 steps to avoid gender stereotypes in the office

Are men better bosses? Some say yes. We take a look at both sides of…

By Sasha King

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Late Larry: 7 Ways to Deal With Procrastination in the Workplace

Don't let your performance suffer due to lack of motivation

Letting things pass until the last minute can be bad for business. Here’s how to…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Yet Another Hit Designer Collab with Target

Prabal Gurung looks are a must-have asset to your power look

Just in time for this day of love, Target has released yet another designer collection…

By Kéla Walker

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How to Bring Out Your Inner Gangsta for the Job Hunt

Pew study shows millennials more motivated during search---and you be can too

A Pew study shows millennials work harder to gain employment. Here are three ques you…

By Jamie Harrison

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Love and Career: 4 Reasons Office Romances Aren’t Taboo

A breakdown of the professional perks---and they're not what you think

Here’s a breakdown of the professional perks of love in the office—and they’re not what…

By Sasha King

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Miss the Fail: How Predecessor Mistakes Can Lead To Your Success Today

The example of forerunners can give you the edge you need

Here are top reasons you should notice and take note of the efforts of pioneers…

By Sasha King

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Lost In Translation: 6 Workplace Phrases That Could Murder Your Career

Eliminate these verbal habits for a good business atmosphere

All relationships rely heavily on communication to succeed or fail. In a business enviornment the…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: A Black and White Matter

Contrasting color-blocking makes a sharp and chic statement

Seen on numerous runways, two basic colors come together for a contrast that’s more sharp…

By Kéla Walker

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Invaluable Experiences: First-Job Lessons That Could Lead to Future Success

Stay on top of your game by taking a look back

The lessons you learn as a newbie can be valuable even as a mid-level or…

By Sasha King

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Career Growth: 7 Resources for the Freelance Writer

Essential tools for industry success

These Web tools and organization are essential to success in a competitive market.

By Sasha King

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My President is Black … And So is the Pope?

African cardinals could make history if elected after Pope Benedict XVI's retirement

With more than 270 million Catholics of African descent, Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation brings question…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Networking Tips for the Socially Awkward

Here's how you can avoid weird online communication snafus

Online communication can include weird moments that are avoidable. Take heed to these tips so…

By Dominique Hobdy

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Bring on the Knowledge: 5 College Courses That Add to Your Job Marketability

Classes that translate into better jobs

These classes add valuable skills to your portfolio, making you that much more competitive in…

By Sasha King

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Cold Call: How to Avoid Getting the Dial Tone During Your Job Search

This strategy ensures you won't get immediate rejection

This successful strategy will ensure less immediate rejection—and at least they’ll hear you out.

By Courtney Connley

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Think Before You Act: 3 Reasons You’re Not Ready for a Career Switch

Before you quit and alter your course, be sure to consider these

Consider these things before taking the plunge from one industry into another.

By Courtney Connley

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Banish Work-Life Balance and Usher in Harmony

Perfection is impossible, so learn to work through the hiccups

Lisa Nicole Bel, writer and CEO of Inspired Life Media Group, encourages workers to embrace…

By Sasha King

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Mo’ Shade and No Tea: How to Slay the Rude Monster in Your Office

As Chief Morale Officer, you can get ride of bad behavior with ease

Rudeness is on the rise in offices, according to research. Here’s how you handle inappropriate…

By Jamie Harrison

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Never Slacking: How to Focus Your At-Home Work Schedule

Five ways to make the most of your time

If you’re self-employed or work from home, here are ways you can remain focused and…

By Sasha King

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Analyze This: How To Learn From Your Failures

Keep track of your unsuccessful feats for ultimate growth

Keeping track of what you’ve been unsuccessful at — a failure resume, if you will—will…

By Sasha King

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Just Stop It: 5 Failing Job-Seeking Habits You Need to Break

A tough market can breed desperation. Don't ride the bandwagon

From abusing social networks to being a persistent pest, these five habits could keep you…

By Courtney Connley

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Racist or Not?: ‘Love and Hip Hop’ Episode Shines Light on Workplace Discrimination

The jury's still out, but here's how to deal with a case of your own

A heated exchange of racial references on Love and Hip Hop brings to light instances…

By Jamie Harrison

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Workplace Bullying: No, It Didn’t Stop In High School

How to deal with a toxic professional environment

Though the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) exists, you may not have recourse in your state.…

By Sasha King

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Each One, Teach One: 4 Advantages to Having Peer Mentor

Your pool of friends is a prime place to find career guidance

Tap into your network of successful friend to find a mentor you can relate to…

By Sasha King

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‘Manology’: Rev. Run and Tyrese Talk ‘Man-torships,’ the Power Woman, and Their Newest Collab

Hip-hop pioneer and R&B crooner turn disagreement into labor of love

Authors Tyrese and Rev. Run discuss how their new book, ‘Manology,’ expands their brands and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Lessons You Can Learn from Beyonce’s Winning Super Bowl Deal

Be inspired by the platinum-selling diva's stellar boss moves

Four lessons Beyonce has taught us all about how to stand the heat in our…

By Courtney Connley

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That Ain’t Boss: 5 Signs You Aren’t Serious About Your Career

Are you following through with your professional ambitions?

You talk to the talk, but your actions aren’t reflecting your drive and determination. It…

By Sasha King

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The Anti 9-to-5: 15 Cool Career Options with Nontraditional Hours

These jobs leave room for flexibility and diversity

The 9 to 5 may have been good for your ancestors, but in this age…

By Sasha King

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How to Turn Less Lucrative College Majors into Winning Careers

Leverage knowledge in any field into high salary potential

Check out how you can leverage knowledge in any field to increase your marketability and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Effectively Manage a Virtual Team

This strategy will help you balance global employees

Check out a few tips on assembling and managing virtual teams.

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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How to Avoid the Worst Office Hazard

These tips will help you stay out of the line of fire

This common problem among today’s professionals can be managed and even avoided altogether. Here’s how.

By Sasha King

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How to Turn Epic Failure Into Major Success

Setbacks can often set you up for more long-term wins

A writer shares his experience with turning trials and into professional triumphs, finding ultimate fulfillment.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Protect Your Most Valuable Career Asset

Tips to ensure a priceless professional resource isn't compromised

Time is money, but it is also happiness, rest, achievements and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

By James Walker

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Industry Secret: How to Master the Top Leadership Skill in the Job Market

Professional coach John Keyser let's the cat out of the bag

Executive coach John Keyser offers key strategy to boost an indispensable leadership skill: team building.

By James Walker

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Decisions, Decisions: Is It Worth It to Skip Grad School for the Job Market?

A student and a professional weigh in on their life-changing choices

A former graduate student and a college grad share insight on how they made the…

By Jamie Harrison

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Be Warned: 5 Workplace Elements That Could Be Sabotaging Your Career

These business influencers should be taking a back seat

Be aware of these toxic distractions and learn how to avoid or combat them in…

By Sasha King

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Career Growth: Cultivate Your Passion For Success

There are no wrong turns when you explore the possibilities

Use these tips to hone in on how you can find purpose and fulfillment in…

By Sasha King

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Career Day? Really? 5 Reasons Gucci Mane Isn’t the Best Role Model

Recent appearance at Georgia school Career Day raises more than an eyebrow

Recently, the rap artist spoke to students at a Georgia middle school for Career Day,…

By Courtney Connley

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A Balancing Act: How to Juggle Full-time Work and Part-time School

Check out these tips to keep it all together

These tips will help you juggle duties of your day job while expanding your educational…

By Jamie Harrison

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Job Insecurity: How To Re-Invent Yourself in the Market

Ensure you're relevant and competitive in your industry

Consider these three tips for remaining relevant and competitive at your company.

By Sasha King

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On the Go: 8 Steps to a Smooth Job Relocation

Don't let fear and confusion keep you from smooth sailing

Don’t let fear and confusion keep you from traveling for work opportunities. These tips will…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Professional Experiences Every College Student Should Have Before Graduation

Boost your resume with these undergrad opportunities

Before you walk across that stage, be sure to check these off the list so…

By Courtney Connley

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Time Management: Making the Most of Your Down Time

Make the most of your slow business days

Consider these tips on how to maximize the free time you have beyond business hours.

By Sasha King

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4 Good Reasons You Should Pursue an Advanced Degree

Consider the perks of having more education under your belt

Consider the added perks of having more education under your belt, from higher salary to…

By Jamie Harrison

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Misguided: 4 Worst Excuses for Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Don't make the wrong choice that could cost you in the long run

If your primary motivation for going to grad school falls into one of the rash…

By Jamie Harrison

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Exciting Experiences & No Benefits: 4 Pros and Cons of Working for a Startup

Consider what you're getting into before saying yes to the job

Spending your work days in jeans with an office full of cool people sounds like…

By Jamie Harrison

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25 to Life: How to Conquer the Quarter Life Crisis

Use this strategy to combat the inevitably scary transition

Damian Barr, author of Get It Together: A Guide To Surviving Your Quarter-Life Crisis, offers…

By Jamie Harrison

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Green-Eyed Killer: 3 Ways Jealousy Can Stifle Career Growth

Author and career coach Demetria Lucas details how to manage insecurities

Career coach and author Demetria Lucas details why letting the green-eyed monster win in the…

By Courtney Connley

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4 Things to Consider Before Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Career coach details key issues to ensure you make the right decision

In a 5-part series “Grad School vs. The School of Life,” we explore issues of…

By Jamie Harrison

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Social Networking: Professional Power Play or Business Blunder?

Take heed: Overdosing on the instant accessibility can be detrimental

Whether you have a tangible business or you’re promoting yourself, you need to be very…

By Yandy Smith

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Mission Possible: Working With a Strategic Purpose Can Mean Greater Job Satisfaction

Media vet gives strategy on infusing passion in professional path

Having a mission gives your work purpose, one that goes beyond the organization you serve.…

By James Walker

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Salty Spouse: 3 Signs Your Mate is a Career Hater

Check out tips on getting rid of the negative and back to the lovin'

Finding a spouse that understands your career goals and drive can be difficult, but here…

By Courtney Connley

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Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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