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SEO For Jobseekers: How to Search-Optimize Your Resume

Experts weigh in on ways to get your resume to the top of a search engine scan

Blackenterprise.com spoke with Kenneth L. Johnson, president of East Coast Executives (ECE), Vice President of…

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Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was fired by Andre Harrell as a 21-year-old exec at Uptown Records early in his career. Today, Combs has gone on to build a more than $300-million-dollar empire, with an expanding list of ventures under Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group: Sean John Clothing and Sean by Sean; a movie production company; his own Ciroc vodka; his own fragrance; reality TV shows; a solo music career, as well as his collaboration with artists Dirty Money; and an acting career, including a role in the Oscar-winning Monster's Ball.

So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?: 7 Celebrities Who Survived the Axe

These famous figures show there is light at the end of the termination tunnel

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</a>Football star <strong>Michael Vick</strong> was infamously suspended and<strong> </strong>later released from the Atlanta Falcons…

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Time’s Up: Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire

Federal extended unemployment benefits ended Nov. 30, threatening to leave the jobless without much needed resources

The Senate’s decision not to renew federal extended unemployment benefits became a reality when yesterday’s…

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The DOs and DON’Ts of Change

A company is operating efficiently when it is achieving three things: retaining old customers, attracting…

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7Alternative Holiday Jobs

Whether out of school or out of a job, here's how you can make extra cash during the holidays

Good tidings and cheer isn’t all that comes with the holiday season; a lot of…

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So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?: How to Get Back in the Game

Experts prep job seekers with tips on re-entering the applicant pool

Blackenterprise.com spoke with reinvention strategist and founder of ME Unlimited Marshawn Evans, CEO of Full…

By Janel Martinez

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Calling All Moviemakers!

Sprite Refreshing Films gives teens who are creative writers and filmmakers a chance to see their dreams on the big screen

Sprite Refreshing Films is giving young filmmakers a chance to get their ideas to the…

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10 Ning Networks You Need to Know

Connect with those who�ve already launched a business, grow with those who are trying to, and take advantage of helpful resources along the way

Here are 10 Ning networks you need to know so you can connect with those…

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Start an internship/externship: While you may only be out of school for a month and a half, it is still enough time to gain on-the-job experience with an externship or an internship. If need a jumping off point, reach out to professors, mentors and your network and spread the word that your looking to work over the break. Also, read your local newspaper to find out which companies are laying off workers--they'll be hard pressed to turn down free labor.

5 Winter Break Career Development Tips for College Students

Here are five things you can do this winter break to boost your resume and…

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Gabi Gregg knows a thing or two about Twitter. The 24-year-old founder of plus-size fashion blog Young, Fat & Fabulous caught the attention of MTV and was asked to participate in Follow Me: The Search for the First MTV TJ. Following a month-long competition that pitted her thumb-to-thumb against 19 others in a series of Twitter-based challenges, she won. Now she has almost 25,000 followers hanging on her every word, so learn from her success and avoid these common Twitter mistakes.

5 Twitter Mistakes You Should Never Make

MTV's first-ever Twitter jockey, Gabi Gregg, shares her tips on how to avoid tweeting people off

MTV’s first-ever Twitter jockey, Gabi Gregg, shares her tips on how to avoid tweeting people…

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Brandi Simpkins and the Success of Her Rising Empire, B. Lynn Group

See how this wardrobe, makeup and hair stylist rose to the top of her industry

Brandi Simpkins, CEO of B. Lynn Group, manages the careers of the entertainment industry’s most…

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POLL: How Far Would You Go to Compete in the Job Market?

One surprising tactic smacks of ageism as some job seekers become desperate

Unemployment is still sky high and recent graduates have entered the worst job market in…

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Valeisha Butterfield Strives to Empower Women in Entertainment

Founder and Chair of WEEN tells how she turned her idea into a worldwide following

Blackenterprise.com talked with the industry savvy chairwoman about turning her dream into a reality, the…

By Janel Martinez

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Don’t Let Facebook Get You Fired

Be careful what you say about work online

You are around your coworkers for most of the day every day. So it can…

By Sonja Mack

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How to Maximize References in Your Job Search

Follow these do's and don'ts and avoid sabotaging a career opportunity

References are important in sealing the deal during and after a job interview.
So you’ve tweeked…

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4 Tips on How You Can Become a Consultant

Use your base of knowledge to rebound from a layoff or make money moonlighting

There’s no question, a layoff can hinder the best laid plans. But for those with…

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How to Secure a Good-Paying Teaching Job

Make sure you're certified and build a network

I recently moved to Atlanta where, despite my significant experience and Ivy League degree, I’ve…

By Annya M. Lott

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POLL: Are Your Parents an Ideal Employment Strategy?

Creativity or foolishness?

A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that HR managers have fielded calls from the…

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Military to Mainstream: 20 Resources for Service Members and Their Families

Make the most of these services for active-duty servicemen and veterans

Here are a number of resources offered by the U.S. government and a number of…

By Renita Burns

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Unemployed? The White House and Monster.com Want to Hear from You

The Obama administration is giving job hunters the opportunity to sound off about the economy

The White House is teaming up with Monster.com to weigh in on the economy via…

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Military to Mainstream: From Veteran to Business Leader

Entrepreneurs who went from the trenches to the boardroom

They may have spent years on the front lines but that’s not where their hard…

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How to Deal with the Boss From Hell

See why managing up could be your way out

See why managing up could be your way out

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Graphic Designer/Artist   Depending on who you are, bigger IS better. And if you work with graphics then a large screen and a fast graphics engine are essential. Toshiba's Satellite Notebook series is a great laptop to consider if you don't mind the extra load, you rarely travel or you're thinking about replacing your desktop computer.  They start out with display sizes as small as 11.6",  but you can get a 18.4" screen with a Intel Core i5-460M processor and 4GB of DDRM3 memory for $999.99, and Core i7-740 QM processor for $1,399.99. The i5 and i7 processors are Intel's newest cpu's with tons of power and speed for heavy multitasking. Some laptops in the Satellite series also come with AMD's Phenom II Quad Core processor P940  at a substantial cost savings. Although not as popular as the Intel Core series of processors the AMD cpu's also provide users an opportunity to run multiple applications simultaneously.

Slideshow: Laptops for Less Than $1,000

From Mini netbooks to huge notebooks, five computers that fit your profession

From Mini netbooks to huge notebooks, five computers that fit your profession

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Military to Mainstream: 5 People You Need to Know If You’re in the Military

A Who's Who for military resources

Here are five people all active duty personnel and veterans need to know.

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Military to Mainstream: Why Our Veterans Need Our Support Year-Round

The return from war is often fraught with battles at home and at work

Veteran’s Day. It’s that time of year when the nation turns its attention to the…

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How to Work and Be an Entrepreneur, Too

You'll need to juggle your time and your budget

I am working on a business plan for a retail store concept. I am also…

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Book Review: Black Faces in White Places

Authors Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson lay out a new game plan for black achievement in the age of Obama

Much has been made–and rightfully so–of the need for America’s institutions to embrace diversity and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Three Passion-to-Profit Myths Debunked

Atlanta entrepreneur Tiffini Gatlin tells why you shouldn't make the leap on a whim

Some have an epiphany. Others know from the get-go. Tiffini Gatlin says a combination of…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Can CEO Moms Have It All?

Women in executive level positions make managing a company and household a possibility

The common perception that women in positions of power have to choose between their career…

By Janel Martinez

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

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

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

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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23 Black Executives Advancing the Television Network Industry

Meet these success stories behind the small screen

Television hasn’t always been welcoming for people of color, but with more and more African…

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Getting Around (Part 4)

The trains allow you a real sense of daily life

I highly recommend taking public transportation in the three metropolitan cities of Shanghai, Beijing and…

By Malla Haridat

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Venus Williams on How to Make Smart Decisions for Your Brand

The tennis champion shares her three guiding principles for success

Williams tells Black Enterprise that she attributes her stellar track record to her parents’ mentorship…

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EXCLUSIVE: Fired ‘Apprentice’ Journey from Homeless to Trump’s Boardroom

Gene Folkes shares what he learned from his reality TV experience

From hopeless and homeless to TV Nirvana, I was treated wonderfully by the cast and…

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5 Networking Deal-Breakers

How to maximize your networking opportunities

How to maximize your networking opportunities

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How to Find a Book Agent

The resources are plenty

I am looking for a literary agent who handles children’s books. Do you know of…

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Learning The Language (Part 3)

You must study Mandarin and Cantonese if you really want to compete in the global marketplace

In our third installment of Doing Business in China, I am sharing my experiences on…

By Malla Haridat

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How Sex Plays Out in the Workplace

What women still do wrong as they try to advance their careers

Knowing the difference between passion vs. emotion makes a world of difference in your business…

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Tips for Overcoming Sexist Attitudes at Work

Don't let negative views get in your way

I am a woman entering the field of information technology and I feel I’m not…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Finding Work That Makes a Difference

Opportunities in education offer more than just a job

Ky Adderley went from being a first-year teacher at age 26 to founding a charter…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Perfect Chemistry

An operations manager focuses on how to stand out in a competitive market

“Traditional product differentiators lose their effectiveness in overcrowded markets,” says Thaddius Ratliff. “Held hostage by…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Let’s Go Team

When a retail professional leads by example, everyone benefits

You oversee 450 stores that employ approximately 75,000 employees. How do you keep employees motivated…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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How to Break into the Accounting Field

I’m a 37-year-old recent graduate with a degree in accounting. Unfortunately, I did not do…

By Annya M. Lott

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McDonald’s COO Gives Three Keys to Career Success

Don Thompson tells how to get ahead in corporate America

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

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It's a good idea to have your cards printed in Mandarin, Cantonese or other Chinese dialect before you leave the States.

A Black Businesswoman in China: Don’t Skimp on Business Cards (Part 2)

In America, they are important. In China, they are critical to doing business.

One of the first things that any good cultural guide will share about doing business…

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How to Deal With Professional Exhaustion

Here's some advice for maintaining a good work/life balance

At work, my department went from a staff of four to just one—me. Now there…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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The 5 Sexiest Jobs in Science

Intriguing careers in science, technology, engineering and math that are exciting and lucrative

Black Enterprise comprised a list of some of the sexiest jobs in science. While these…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Biz Expert Q&A: The Right Projector for a Successful Presentation

I travel a lot and give presentations before small groups. It’s always a hassle to…

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Traveling as a Foreigner

During a recent trip to China, Malla Haradat gained valuable insight into Chinese business culture

If you’ve read about the recent successful trip that the National Urban League hosted in…

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Career Expert Q&A: How Do I Advance at Work?

I work with the state of New Jersey as a clerk and don’t know how…

By Dale Coachman

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The Power of the P: How Women Can Win in a Male-Dominated Industry

Entertainment industry vet Shanti Das gives tips in new book

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Shanti Das, music industry vet and CEO of PressReset.me, on ‘the power…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Things You Should NEVER Do in a Job Interview

Don't sabotage your chances at getting the job

Most applicants believe that an interview for a job is how employers select the best…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Lock-Out: Virginia Moving Co. Says Dreadlocks Reason for Not Hiring a Man

A good candidate should not be turned away because of hair choice

Since when does a hairstyle trump qualifications or a resume full of experience? My two…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Network With Intelligent Performers

A rare opportunity to make powerful connections and gain valuable exposure for your business

If you are a mogul in the making or talented business professional looking to take…

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STEM Spotlight: Technology With Human Sensibilities

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

A computer that no one knows how to use is junk. Human centered computing scientists…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Board members are a nonprofits most valuable volunteers.

Nonprofit Insider: Why Board Service is Crucial to Fundraising

Information and resources for starting, running, and growing your nonprofit

If someone approaches you to sit on the board at a nonprofit organization, you might…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Real Estate Insider: ‘Housewives of D.C.’ Star Shares Her Passion

Real estate news and advice for individuals and investors

Stacie Scott Turner has gained fame being featured on Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fashion Week 2010: The Master Behind the Scenes

Audrey Smaltz of The Ground Crew talks fashion show success

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Audrey Smaltz, CEO of The Ground Crew, on just what it takes…

By Janell Hazelwood

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STEM Spotlight: Mary J. Blige, NASA Pair Up to Get Girls Into Science

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

Mary J. Blige is collaborating with NASA to inspire girls to pursue STEM careers. BlackEnterprise.com…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Your Virtual Career: 5 Tips to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile

How to manage your Web presence for professional success

LinkedIn, one of the top social media sites for professionals, has become a social media…

By Janell Hazelwood

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It’s a Living: Computer Scientist for the FAA

Snapshots of professionals in a variety of interesting jobs

Love it or hate it, we all have to go to work, and each of…

By Sonja Mack

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Mentoring Insider: Become a Youth Mentor

Establishing, managing, and getting the most out of a mentor/mentee relationship

The Igbo and Yoruba people of Nigeria told us long ago that it takes a…

By Sonja Mack

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Is Your Business Ripe for Fraud?

Former FBI investigator offers tips on how to keep your company finances safe

There are simple steps a small business owner can take to reduce his or her…

By Alan Hughes

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Celebrity Side Hustle: Skateboarder Terry Kennedy Stakes His Claim on the Industry

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

Professional skateboarder Terry Kennedy talked with BlackEnterprise.com about how he’s making his mark on the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Food Biz: Culinary Career Advice from a Top Chef

Information, advice, and everything an entrepreneur needs to know about the food business.

At 23, Kenny Gilbert was the first African American chef to work as chef de…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Get a GPS for Your Life

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

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

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Managers Notebook: How to Delegate

Expert advice for managers and supervisors

When you have too many tasks, you spread yourself too thin and all your work…

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Delegate?

Do you have what it takes to hand tasks over to others? To accomplish more by doing less? Take our quiz to find out.

Your boss asks you to take on a high-profile project that will last about six…

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Attract a Mentor to Your Business

A construction company owner shares the secrets to building a solid mentor-protg relationship

MAXI-CON2 President and CEO Julie Elliott offers some ways to make your business a more…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Wellness Insider: Working With a Mental Illness

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

Should you talk to your employer about a mental illness? Dr. Carl Bell offers some…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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STEM Spotlight: How to Find a STEM-oriented College or University

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

For African Americans, finding success in STEM fields is contingent on the amount of support…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Managing Credit: 4 Ways Bad Credit Can Hurt Your Career

Resources and expert strategies to help you boost, manage and protect your credit history

You’re all suited up and ready for a job interview with your dream company. The…

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Economista: Top Job Search Websites

A money guide for the 20-somethings

Aside from CareerBuilder and Monster.com, there are a number of websites that will help you…

By Renita Burns

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7) Show them that science is translatable to other careers. Even if they don’t go on to be an actual engineer, there are so many opportunities for people who have science degrees, says Evans (pictured here). You can go into business and law because science makes people good leaders and problem solvers, says Evans, who has a dual engineering degree from Spelman and Georgia Tech, interned at NASA in college, and works as a patent attorney. Explain to your child or teen that a science degree will open up more doors to employment and make them more marketable after college.

STEM Spotlight: 7 Ways to Pique Your Child’s Interest in Science

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

Looking for ways to pique your child’s interest in science and engineering? Well it starts…

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Style Biz: How to Leverage Hair Shows Into Dollars

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

Entrepreneur and celebrity stylist Janel Smith offers these tips on how to make the most…

By Janell Hazelwood

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It’s a Living: Business Systems Analyst

Snapshots of professionals in a variety of interesting jobs

Love it or hate it, we all have to go to work and each of…

By Sonja Mack

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Career Expert Q&A: 5 Ways to Avoid a Meltdown at Work

What we can learn from Jet Blue flight attendant Steve Slater

Job stress. We’ve all felt it at one time or another. It’s where the expression…

By Sonja Mack

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Economista: How to Pay for Grad School

A money guide for 20-somethings

While some students are fortunate enough to attend grad school for free through various programs,…

By Renita Burns

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Your Virtual Career: 6 Ways to Turn Off Recruiters

How to manage your Web presence for professional success

Millett Granville, diversity and college recruiting manager at Wells Fargo, shares some of the top…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Daisy Purple

Style Biz: How to Get Exposure for Your Designs

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

In the fashion industry, image reigns supreme. The wrong pitch can make or break chances…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Tips To Marketing Your Authentic Self

Follow these steps and a career as a paid speaker could be yours

Have you ever thought of getting paid for all the professional advice you dish out…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Green Insider: 7 Jobs That Could Be Green

Phillip O�Neil of Green DMV explains what makes a job green

First up, let’s address the green economy. There has been a lot of talk about…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Family Biz: 5 Tips on Working With Family

How to create a comfortable and fair environment for all employees

Working with family can be a catch 22. Make sure you employ these five tactics…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Making the Impossible Possible

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

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

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Enterprise’s Extraordinary Journey

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

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

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Shirley Sherrod: A Rush to Judgment?

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

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

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Irony of Sherrod Debacle: Still No Relief for Black Farmers

Perhaps now, Congress will finally move on distributing the $1.25 billion that it agreed to pay black farmers

The Shirley Sherrod story has an ironic twist. For years, black farmers were losing their…

By Kenneth Meeks

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Reverse Racism or Hatchet Job?

Was racism charge manufactured or was the USDA right to get rid of Shirley Sherrod?

In this highly polemic society, people/groups will too often resort to any mean necessary to…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Putting Power Into Networking

Strategies to help you connect

Everyone tells you to network your way into job opportunities. What exactly does that mean?…

By Catherine Jewell

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What’s Your Nonverbal Communication Saying?

You use more than just words

Your nonverbal communications speaks louder than your words. “Over 90% of our communication is nonverbal,”…

By Gia Parker

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The Art of Business Seduction

Keys to convincing bosses, clients and colleagues that you are the one they want to do business with

In today’s ultracompetitive marketplace, succeeding in business has never been more difficult. “Every professional needs…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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5 Guiding Principles on What Makes an Effective Leader

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's tenets to live by

What makes a good leader? Well, if check out the shelves of your local bookstore…

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POLL: Financial Reform Legislation, Unemployment Benefits

Will your money be protected? Will unemployment benefits hurt us?

Today, on the Warren Ballentine Show, Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle, discussed the…

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An Investment in Knowledge

Lifelong learners do something everyday to achieve their vision

Whether you are an entrepreneur or a corporate executive aspiring to higher levels of achievement…

By Mary Stutts

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Your Coworkers Are Not Your Friends

When a colleague lets you down at work, don�t get mad � or even. It�s nothing personal.

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

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Lesson from LeBron in Emotional Intelligence

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

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

By Marshawn Evans

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Cooking Channel Exec Talks Appetite for Variety

Programming takes food from just meals to a lifestyle

For Michael Smith, General Manager of the Food Network’s Cooking Channel, food is a delicious…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Quiz: Is it Constructive Feedback or Hating?

Answer these questions to find out whether you know the difference

Constructive criticism from others can help us improve different areas of our lives, but sometimes…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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4 Ways to Give and Take Criticism

Master the delicate art of offering and receiving feedback

Criticism can be tough to take and give, no matter how constructive it is. How…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Millennials: The New Breed of American Worker

Betts is one of 75 million people born after 1980 known as Millennials. And though…

By Brittany Hutson

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Where the Jobs Are: Health Information Technology

Recession-proof jobs are in healthcare

The health IT sector is booming despite the economic depression. This is mainly because of…

By Dale Coachman

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9 Tips to Becoming the Next Terry McMillan

Yes, you can work full time and become a published author

Are you a novelist waiting to exhale? If so, it is time to make your…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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5 Ways to Improve Your Visibility as a Leader

Good leadership requires teamwork

Effective leadership is a team sport, not a solo experience. You can’t effectively lead “in…

By Patricia Perkins

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5 Job Hunting Mistakes Grads Can Avoid

Be open-minded about your employment options

The authors of Your Career Game (Stanford Business Books; $24.95), Dr. Nathan Bennett, professor of…

By Gia Parker

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Unemployment Rate for Blacks Inched Lower in June

Payrolls drop by 125,000, reflecting loss of jobs for Census workers

The unemployment rate for African Americans inched slightly lower to 15.4% in June from 15.5%…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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New Study Reveals Same Old Reality for Blacks

African Americans continue to lose ground in employment

Even with the news that the black unemployment rate dropped from 15.9% in May to…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Sports Franchise CFO Talks Boosting Bottom Lines

Changes in budget policy helped company make gains

As CFO of the parent company of several sports franchises that include the NBA’s Toronto…

By Alan Hughes

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Black Enterprise’s career experts from the July 2010 Job Readiness Guide offer resourceful books for professionals looking to advance their careers.  NETWORKING: Networking guru Debra Langford, vice president of Inclusion & Business Diversity at NBC Universal, recommends the following books to help you connect better with people: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown and Company; $27.99) - Gladwell examines the factors that lead to high levels of success. He asserts that one of the keys to success is the number of hours you work toward your goal, which he refers to as the “10,000 Hour Rule”.

PHOTO GALLERY: Books That Can Help You Get a Job

Successful businessmen and women share the books that have positively impacted their work and lives

Black Enterprise’s career experts from the July 2010 Job Readiness Guide offer resourceful books for…

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Insubordination: How to Handle an Employee Violation

Properly protect your company's morale, work environment

Carl C. Jefferson, national president of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Become a Personal Shopper

Turn a love of fashion into money in your pocket

Oftentimes, a passion for fashion can do more to drain your cash supply than boost…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tips for Your First Job Out of School

Work strategies and a stereotype you might never have thought of

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

By Sonia Alleyne

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7 Things to Leave Off Your Resume

What you don't say is just as important as what you do

With career competition at an all-time high, job seekers need to be strategic about what…

By Catherine Jewell

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Job In Demand: Physical Therapist

An overview of this lucrative field in healthcare

For the next eight years, the healthcare industry will be the largest supplier of employment…

By Brittany Hutson

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N.J. Attorney General Talks Balancing Law, Family

Paula Dow juggles politics, career, and motherhood with success

New Jersey Attorney General Paual Dow spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about the law, her career, and…

By Joyce Jones

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Move Beyond the Hustle: The Myths of Networking

4 great tips to move you beyond the hype to establishing authentic business relationships

Giving a business card does not mean we now have a connection, certainly not a…

By Marshawn Evans

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Raise Your Corporate Profile

5 tips to ensure your hard work gets noticed

As part of our Job Seeker’s Readiness Guide, we look at how you can improve…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Truth About Our Differences

Two diversity experts� feedback about challenges of race and gender in the workplace

Cultural Anthropologists Thomas Kochman and Jean Mavrelis have worked as diversity consultants since the inception…

By Dale Coachman

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Job Seekers Readiness Guide

Unemployment�s high and competition is tough. Here are five key areas that can give you the edge in the job market

At a time when many job seekers are asking if résumés are still relevant, Jewell…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Pep Talk: How Can I Boost Morale at Work?

What to do during tough times.

How do you maintain motivation within your organization during times of doubt?

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Breaking Bad

3 steps to rid yourself of negative habits

Bad habits are tough to shake. Left unchecked, these repetitive actions can hinder professional advancement…

By Renita Burns

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Cutting Through the Red Tape

A state director learns how to re-engineer his team using Six Sigma methodology

Like every other sector in this slow economic recovery, government must learn to do more…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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A Lasting Engagement

A consumer products professional works to create the ultimate brand experience for buyers

Cooper is responsible for developing new consumer engagement models and marketing programs tailored to such…

By Brittany Hutson

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Since You Asked: Can’t Find a Job in My Field

What am I doing wrong?

I’m so discouraged trying to find a position in my field of human resources management.…

By Dale Coachman

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The Business of National Security

Once shrouded in mystery, the DIA opens up in search of new employees

While serving in the United States Air Force, L. Eric Patterson was introduced to the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Cyberwise: How Can I Manage My Time Better?

Digital tools to help you keep your life in order

I have a difficult time managing my schedule and tasks. What are some really good…

By Dale Coachman

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Is the Corporate Grind Really Worth It?

Thinking about going solo? Freelancing might be right for you.

Call it a dream to work from home in your PJs, choose your income, your…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Facebook App Helps Users Find Jobs

What are friends for? With this tool, they could help you land your next gig.

If your network equals your net worth you may be sitting atop Fort Knox. Hire…

By Renita Burns

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It's not just a romantic comedy—it could be your next easy summer side-hustle

Cutting Edge: Odd Jobs That Pay

Part II of the Summer Side Hustle series

With economic times tougher than leather wallets, the line between what people will and won’t…

By Renita Burns

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Where the Jobs Are: Stylist Takes Hair Flair to White House

Johnny Wright talks Michelle Obama and business of beauty

Johny Wright discusses his climb to success before Hollywood and the White House and offers…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Why Today’s Leaders Must Surf, Not Sail

Our charge should no longer be "Steady as She Goes!," but "Hang Ten!"

Change happens. And once upon a time, all that was expected of business leaders was…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Amy DuBois Barnett to Helm Ebony Magazine

Johnson Publishing also hires Desiree Rogers to help turnaround company

Johnson Publishing Company announced last week that Amy DuBois Barnett will become the new editor-in-chief…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Xerox Names New President of U.S. Solutions Group

Kevin Warren will lead direct sales force

Xerox Corp. named Kevin M. Warren president of its U.S. Solutions Group. The appointment is…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Adding Diversity Into the Equation

Minority chemists face barriers in the pipeline between academia and the workplace

Less than a year after Teri Quinn Gray began working as a research manager for…

By Brittany Hutson

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Pep Talk: Be Clear About Your Role

You can't fulfill your responsibilities if you don't know what they are

When the roles and responsibilities in a current position aren’t clear, how do you ask…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Since You Asked: Free Professional Training

Educational and career development resources for the unemployed at the right price: nothing

While I’ve been unemployed for quite some time, I’m aggressively seeking full-time employment in a…

By Dale Coachman

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Are You Sticky?

An executive learns how to create messages that resonate in the workplace

Élan Corp. plc., a neuroscience biotechnology company specializing in biopharmaceuticals and drug technologies that support…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Nonprofit: Doing Well by Doing Good

Ted Trabue knew he was ready for a career change. In 2002, his company, Washington,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Making a Connection

A telecommunications professional utilizes innovative strategies to advance company growth

We recognized that the marketplace was saturated so we opened the network to unleash a…

By Brittany Hutson

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Could Gender Quotas Work in Corporate America?

A policy of one German company would be a tough sell in the U.S., despite the lack of women execs

In 1968, Virginia Slims celebrated with “You’ve come a long way, baby.” Over 40 years…

By Gregg Smith

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I Am Black Enterprise. Are You?

When's the last time you checked out Black Enterprise? You might be surprised at what you find.

Are you on the rise in your company? Have you started a successful one of…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Eight Mistakes to Avoid While Job Hunting Online

Boost your chances of finding your dream job on the Web

The fact that job-hunting is faster online doesn’t make it any easier. Anyone who expects…

By Bridget McCrea

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Global Diversity Ranks Last

Report exposes the most essential requirements for leadership success. Guess what�s at the bottom of the list?

As we embark on a new decade, a number of factors have reshaped the business…

By Brittany Hutson

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Hired 101: Lessons From A Trump Apprentice

The "reality": Getting hired for a business TV show is no different than doing so for anything else

Recently, I posted on my Twitter page that Donald Trump and NBC were casting for…

By Marshawn Evans

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Change Sounds Good; How Do You Do It?

Four executives share their strategies for coping with it�or making it happen

Women should not only just embrace the concept of change, but work toward executable goals…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Increase Your Bottom Line: Hire Women

How to keep women employed and help them advance

As the recession elapses and companies expand their search for talent again, employers should consider…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Mentorship Is as Important as Oxygen

The more career altitude you gain, the more necessary supportive relationships become

While the job landscape has changed with the advent of social media, what a mentor…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Pep Talk: Jumpstarting a Career as Makeup Artist

Strategic planning, experience a must in the industry

I’ve been dreaming of a career in the fashion world as a makeup artist, but…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

How you can get involved with the life sciences of the 21st century

There are many opportunities across disciplines in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

By Brittany Hutson

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Hot Biotechnology Areas and Jobs

Biotechnology is a broad sector. Although it is commonly associated with researching and developing products…

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Making a Case for Business Law

At a time when it is critical for companies to determine value in every operational…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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From global ambassadors to young international leaders, these 10 African women have truly showcased what…

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The Activate Conference, held Sept. 20 at the Times Center in NYC, featured speakers Keke…

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