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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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?

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Since You Asked: How to Find a Good Headhunter

I’m seeking trusted sources to help me in my career search, particularly headhunters who help…

By Dale Coachman

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Building Alliances on the Job

A finance executive explains how the only way to advance your career is with a well-cultivated network

Strong alliances can be career differentiators for strong performers. A strong performer without the alliances…

By Dale Coachman

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Why We Must Embrace STEM Education

To paraphrase an old saying, it will take a village to make our children employable and our nation competitive.

“To paraphrase an old saying, it will take a village to make our children employable…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Following Her Heart

Tracie Alexander goes back to school to fulfill her dream and boost her income potential

Many people dream of making a living doing what they love. However, earning a self-sustaining…

By Dale Coachman

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Now Read This: Know What Makes Them Tick

Ground-breaking exec Max Siegel shares his mastery of the art of negotiation

Max Siegel has built an astonishing track record of succeeding as an outsider and transforming…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Just Like A Woman: Focused on the Job? Not Always Good

Following the advice "work hard and keep a low profile" will usually leave you overworked and overlooked

The best campaigns are framed by a successful message—one that is well thought out, consistent,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Reinvention Required

Handle unforeseen change with confidence and smarts

Thomas Venable Jr. loved his job as a senior graphic Web designer. The e-mail marketing…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Taking It to the Next Level

A leading career expert offers advice for female career development and advancement

In her latest book, Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape (Amistad;…

By Dale Coachman

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Higher Learning

Research presents several factors that can lead to increased graduation rates for black men

By 2020, President Barack Obama envisions America leading the world in producing college graduates; however,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Since You Asked: Transitioning Into a New Career

Finding the best strategy to make the leap

I’m looking to make a career change within the next two years. I’m very interested…

By Dale Coachman

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Giving New Thought to Funding

Philanthropic executive discusses Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

With the U.S. in the thro es of a national recession, demands for social services have…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Green Power

How to find your next opportunity in energy

The need for alternative energy sources as well as the importance of energy conservation and…

By Shahdai Richardson

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Branding From the Inside Out

An insurance professional sells internally first to get bottom-line results

When one thinks of building a brand, they automatically assume that the brand is for…

By Benice Atufunwa

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A Polished Image Improves Brand Confidence

Know how to dress appropriately, with confidence and grace, for the your professional environment

A polished image is defined as a well-put together style, which reflects and captures the…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Do You Wanna BE NEXT?

We're spotlighting a new generation of gifted, innovative business achievers. Is that you or someone you know? Tell us all about it!

Black Enterprise is looking for the brightest, current and future corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Utendahl Joins Deutsche Bank Americas as Vice Chairman

Utendahl Capital Partners founder will help increase presence of minorities on Wall Street

John O. Utendahl, founder of Utendahl Capital Partners L.P., has joined Deutsche Bank Americas Holding…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women & Money: The Gender Wage Gap Could Cost You $2 Million

The financial consequences of working while female add up to many missed opportunities

For all of us who are guilty of WWF (working while female) we already know…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Jumpstarting Your Personal Brand After Mommy-hood

R&B Singer Monica shares her tips that keep her 'Standing� strong as she re-invents her career

In mommy-hood, how do you re-invent your personal brand to incorporate your new status when…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Retool For Career Success

Five ways to capitalize on business trends in 2010

New standards will drive business for 2010. Here’s how professionals can leverage them for…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Cyberwise: Belated Blogger?

Am I too late in the game?

I want to begin a blog for my event planning business, but every time I…

By Dale Coachman

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Snap Out of the Career Rut

Five self-motivation steps to achieving success

A 2009 survey conducted by job search engine Careerbuilder.com found that 40 percent of employees…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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From Tiger to Elephants, Lizards And Frogs

Has your image taken a hit? Take a cue from Accenture's new re-branding strategy

Accenture may have gotten lost in the “woods,” but they somehow ended up in the…

By Marshawn Evans

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Tips From the Top of the Food Chain

Copreneurs offer three things every entrepreneur needs to know

Angela Cauley and Ian Blount discovered the perfect recipe for success. Mixing three tablespoons of…

By Renita Burns

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Light a Fire to Your Motivation

Steps to reignite your drive for success

The discontinuation of incentive plans, expensive job perks, and exorbitant employee benefits is leaving many…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Misfired Desire

What you can learn from the �departure� of Desir�e Rogers

Let’s face it. An early “departure” from a coveted position in the White House…

By Marshawn Evans

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Lost in Emotions?

Gain better control by managing your feelings

Above IQ or expertise, a person’s ability to identify and manage his or her feelings,…

By Ayana Dixon

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Overcoming Gender Differences

A new report adds a different perspective to the glass ceiling discussion

As women of color continue to make strides in the workforce, the rate at which…

By Brittany Hutson

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Since You Asked: How to Break Into Marketing

Externships could be a key to changing professions

I recently completed my undergraduate degree in business marketing at 38 years of age. I’ve…

By Dale Coachman

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The 20-Bucket System

A nonprofit professional learns to streamline organizational leadership

Sustaining a nonprofit can be challenging in any economy, but in a recession it can…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Where The Jobs Are: Information Technology

How and why IT jobs will dominate the 21st century

In 1992, when Rebecca Williams began working as a paralegal, she had every intention of…

By Brittany Hutson

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One-on-One with B. Smith

Lifestyle Guru B. Smith sits down with BLACK ENTERPRISE Editorial Director Sonia Alleyne to talk…

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Since You Asked: Jobs Don’t Match Qualifications

It's critical to stay motivated and flexible

I’m a 27-year-old graduate with a M.B.A. who lives in a small town in the…

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A Conversation with Audrey Smaltz

Woman of Power Legacy award winner Audrey Smaltz, has enjoyed a successful 55-year career in…

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A Conversation with Aulana Peters

Woman of Power Legacy award winner Aulana Peters is a retired partner of Gibson, Dunn,…

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A Conversation with Hon. Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D

Hon. Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was appointed by President Obama to serve…

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A Conversation with Alexis M. Herman

Woman of Power Legacy award winner Alexis M. Herman is the first African American ever…

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Is Your Brand Bold, Beautiful, & Determined?

It may be trite but it is very true: First impressions are everything

How do you create the perfect brand – in life and in business? Branding is…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Leveraging Innovation Through Intrapreneurship

How to master a powerful tool in combating workplace challenges

Intrapreneurship, the practice of an employee creating valuable innovation with a new product or service…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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My Turn to Take the Stage

The magic of pow-wowing with like-minded women

At the Women of Power Summit, moderator Chana Garcia loved all the bold-faced names in…

By Chana Garcia

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Ursula Burns: Most Powerful Woman in Business

Black Enterprise Business Report profiles powerplayer Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox, the first African American…

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‘Yes! Yes!’ Live Blogging Lisa Nichols at the Summit

How uncomfortable are you willing to be in 2010 to get what you want?

Motivational Speaker Lisa Nichols: “I’m having my strongest financial year because I decided not to…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Johnnetta B. Cole Explains the Power of the Noah Principles

Age-old story inspires mantra for success

In 2008, Johnnetta B. Cole addressed the third annual Women of Power Summit and roused…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Keeping Former Bosses on Your Radar

Don't miss out on a good networking resource

Just because former employers fall off the bottom of your resume doesn’t mean they should…

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Gear Up For Post-Recession Success

This is the ideal time to upgrade skill sets and learn new industries

As companies work to rebuild their businesses with fresh ideas and forward-thinking personnel, career and…

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Women of Power: What’s Your Second Act?

Learn the tools to take your life to the next level

Is it time to reinvent yourself? Redefine your purpose? Redirect your life? Whether you’re looking…

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One-on-One with Hilda Solis

Black Enterprise Business Report Host Caroline Clarke examines President Obama’s economic agenda with Hilda Solis,…

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One-on-One with Karen Mills

Black Enterprise Editorial Director Alan Hughes examines President Obama’s economic agenda with Karen Mills, Administrator,…

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A Conversation with Dennis Hightower

Black Enterprise Editior-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle sits down with Dennis Hightower, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department…

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Step Your Game Up With a Career Coach

Get the right guidance to make power plays

After serving nearly eight years with Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, in 2008, Michelle Greene, director…

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Healthcare Jobs Galore

An aging population and new initiatives bode well for employment in this industry

Whitney Goldsberry wasn’t surprised to land a healthcare job within two weeks of receiving her…

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Breaking Into Communications

How to transition into a new career

After working for nearly a decade in human services, I obtained my master’s degree in…

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Building Security for Business Success

Savvy CEO tells how to get the most out of your business

Mary Parker, president and CEO of All(n)1 Security, grew her company from one woman at…

By Maya Payne Smart

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The Boomerang Effect

Movie character inspires one man to promote change in the advertising industry

Early last year, the NAACP, in conjunction with Washington, D.C.-based law firm Mehri & Skalet,…

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Charting The Growth Industries

Where to begin your search for employment

This is our kickoff of a yearlong series on where the jobs are.

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Approach the Right Strategy With B-to-B

How to effectively transition into profitable business-to-business

One opportunity entrepreneurs should consider when revising or creating a new business plan is making…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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In the Black

A budget-savvy executive advises on staying competitive in an economic crunch

In three years as vice president of distribution, J. Phillip Holloman, President & COO of…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Book Excerpt: Expect to Win by Carla Harris

Capturing the power of being uniquely you

According to Carla A. Harris, a twenty year veteran of Wall Street, knowledge and diligence…

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Buy second-hand technology or swap with acquaintances or friends. Okay, don't gasp. Technology can be the most fast-paced and competitive when it comes to change and keeping up with the latest. But if you really don't need the new bells and whistles, why not buy a refurbished cell phone or a used computer? Many are in great condition, are less expensive, and you won't be contributing to the tons of waste created by discarded gadgets.

Gaining Concensus on ‘Green Jobs’

Panelists debate business, professional opportunities at Black Enterprise conference

During the Black Enterprise “Conversation on Energy” forum, panelists discussed strategies for creating and getting…

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Getting the Green Conversation Started

From policy to engagement

Black Enterprise gathered top-level executives from businesses and organizations within the energy industry in Washington…

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BE Next: Making the January 2010 Cover

Using multimedia to introduce Generation Now

Behind the scenes at a BE Next cover shoot.

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Tiger Woods: Golfer or Inmate?

'Vanity Fair' cover shines harsh light on golf's (former) golden boy

Was “Vanity Fair” magazine fair in its portrayal of Tiger Woods, or did the magazine…

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Psychological Strategies Can Push Performance

A recruiting executive learns to better assess changing organizational dynamics

“In a vastly diverse, global, and multicultural marketplace where all other factors are becoming increasingly…

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Reclaim Yourself

Last year was tough. Youve probably taken a beating emotionally and financially. As a new year unfolds, resolve to create a new you

Whatever crisis you’re dealing with, it’s just a point along the way to where you’re…

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Need a Job Boost? Try the Healthcare Industry

Solid pay, diverse options provide prime opportunities

As the nation’s economy begins to recover from its dramatic tailspin, industry prognosticators are forecasting…

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Make Your Network Work for You

Build a winning Rolodex to expand your success

CAR_WinningRolodexThe public relations business is not so much about what you know as it is…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Census Numbers: The Golden Ticket to Millions of Jobs

Recovery Act legislation creates jobs in the bureau

With the advent of Census 2010 looming, the U.S. Census Bureau has put in place…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Earl Lucas

Earl Lucas is the first African American Lead Exteriors Designer in the history of Ford…

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Make Your Meeting a Success

Simple etiquette can help you seal the deal

You’ve made contact and are hoping to acquire a new client, get more business from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Developing a Social Media Hiring Strategy

How to use social networking sites to find employees

Leveraging social media as an effective hiring tool may be an attractive choice for companies,…

By Bridget McCrea

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams, Executive Director, Dormitory Authority State of New York.

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Valerie Daniels-Carter

Valerie Daniels-Carter heads V&J Holding Companies, one of the nation’s largest African American- and woman-owned…

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Monetizing Memories and Personifying Brands

Prop master talks passion and being his own boss

If one man’s junk is another man’s treasure, then Kenyan Lewis has made a living…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Social Networkers for Hire

Companies are increasingly looking to social media specialists to market their brand and connect with consumers

The last thing Aliya S. King expected to find in her inbox back in May…

By Brittany Hutson

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Making Your Words and Actions Count After Workplace Gaffes

How to rebuild your reputation and trust with coworkers

Most of us have been there. From unwittingly mispronouncing someone’s name to accidentally sending a…

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Angela Guy

Angela Guy, General Manager, Soft Sheen-Carson, discusses her strategy to expand her market-share in the…

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Straight from the Bosses’ Mouths

What managers say makes a great intern

For students looking to clinch that ideal job, landing an internship can bring you closer…

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Matt Carter

Matt Carter, CEO, Boost Mobile, shares his strategy to shake up the pre-paid wireless phone…

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Candace Matthews

Candace Matthews, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Amway and Black Enterprise’s 2009 Corporate Executive of the…

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How I Found My Opportunity

Freelancer turns social networking into dollars

Aliya S. King worked as a freelance writer for nearly 10 years, but six months…

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Is Your Job Search Tax Deductible?

If you�re on the job prowl, Uncle Sam can help

Just the thought of searching for a job can be exhausting. With all these necessary…

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Getting the Most Out of Your College Tour

Tap into a vital resource in choosing the right school

Here are one guidance counselor’s recommendations to assist students of color to choose schools that…

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Judith Jamison: Former Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Backtalk with Judith Jamison

Trailblazing choreographer discusses her barrier-breaking career

World renowned choreographer, dancer, and author Judith Jamison has broken many barriers in her career.…

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Go With Your Gut

Honing intuition can sharpen business decisions

In 1969, as the first black woman to earn an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School,…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Rising Up the Corporate Ladder

Climbing past personal obstacles to a greater level of success

Despite enjoying more than 26 years in human resources, personnel veteran Mike Guyton recently took…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Strengthening Your Skill Set

Rapid changes in todays economy and workplace require a focus on updated skills.

How to strengthen you skill set.

By Brittany Hutson

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The Art of Effective Communication

Strategies for clear instructions

A healthcare industry maven with more than 25 years of experience in the field, Jesse…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Legacy Bank

Margaret Henningsen and Deloris Sims, co-founders of Legacy Bank, tackle economic discrimination in their community…

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The Y(awn) Generation? I Beg To Differ

Is Gen Y less motivated than its predecessors?

We only buy designer duds. The latest smart phone is No.1 on our priority list…

By Renita Burns

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Talent Agent Uses Perseverance, Savvy to Represent Hollywood’s Elite

Acquiring mentors, paying dues key to success

Tracy Christian not only represents a talented client list which includes celebrity entertainers like actors…

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Gen. Colin Powell

Retired Gen. Colin Powell discusses his mission to bridge corporate executives with the next generation…

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Inside the Black Corporate Directors Conference

Organizers of the Black Corporate Directors Conference discuss the challenges of increasing the number of…

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Women on Corporate Boards

Mary Winston, Senior Vice-President & CFO, Giant Eagle talks about the challenges and solutions that…

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Lisa Nichols

Motivational Entrepreneur Lisa Nichols Talks How She Reclaims Her Power

Preparing for her appearance at the 2015 Women of Power Summit, motivation guru Lisa Nichols…

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Women of Power Summit: Ten Facts About Susan L. Taylor

Former Editor-In-Chief, Susan L. Taylor, is being honored at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit…

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