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Cool Jobs: Global Events Entrepreneur Talks Taking International Weddings to the Next Level Turning Career Anger Into Passion… and Then, Into Professional Calling 5 Reasons Hiring Managers Aren’t Calling You 4 Smart Habits of Your Boss You Should Mimic Nerd Alert: 5 Job-seeking Perks to Being a Geek Power OOTD: A Touch of Class in Thigh-High Boots 15 Ways to Use Humor to Your Advantage During Your Job Search Global Innovators to be Honored at African Diaspora Awards in New York City Productivity Faux Pas? 3 Smart Reasons Being a Late Sleeper Is Not Such a Bad Thing How to Maximize Your Future Job Options at a Dead-End Gig How to Network for a New Gig… While Still at the Old One 3 Career Lessons From the Best Resume I’ve Ever Seen E-40 Launches New Wine Collection, Earl Stevens Selections Report: High-Wage Jobs Expected to See Higher Growth Than Low Wage Gladiators in Action: 5 Ways to Avoid Scandal in Your Career Cool Jobs: Former Marketing Executive Launches the Ultimate Beauty Arsenal Get Motivated: How to Exit the Pity Party and Rev Up Your Career Career Servant: 3 Steps to Standing Out via Service Power OOTD: Workin’ That Peplum How to Use Your Love of Facebook in Your Job Search Survey Details Workers’ Most Ridiculous Excuses for Missing Work African Diaspora Awards to Kick Off with UN Ambassadorial Tour for Young Professionals 6 Steps to Skew Any Job Interview in Your Favor Female Tech Leaders Honored at “Women of Color” Event Women Continue to See Gains in Employment It’s Criticism, Not Hate: How to Take Critique in the Workplace Career Change Game: Six Hot Skills to Include On Your Resume Power OOTD: Suit Up In Houndstooth One-on-One Exclusive: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Talks Business Development Boardwalk Empire’s Dr. Narcisse: 3 Career Lessons on Influence and Power Moving Back to Nigeria: U.S-Trained Professional Shares His Career Experience Africa-America Institute CEO Talks Authoritative Confidence for Women Leaders From Diddy Dreams to Transforming Teens: Pervis Taylor III’s Story Cool Jobs: Twin Educators Talk Balancing Career and Passion for the Business of Art Could Managers Learn a Thing or Two From Video Games? Apparently, Yes Job-Seeking Deal Breakers: Top Talent and Hiring Managers Weigh In 7 Smart, Post-Internship Actions to Land the Gig New York’s First African Restaurant Week Kicks Off With Tasting Event Mackey Sisters Present Landmark Twins Exhibit at NYC’s Schomburg Cool Jobs: Twin Artists Talk Synergy in Making a Living with a Brush Power OOTD: Leather Chic for the Office Top Performers: All Roads Lead to Mindfulness Cool Jobs: Young Activist Inspires Next Generation of Global Leaders Young PR Powerhouse Talks Work-Life Balance PHOTOS: Harlem School of the Arts Honors Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres and Leaders in Philanthropy Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres Talk Business of the Arts at NYC Benefit Gala Funkmaster Flex Named Creative Director of Loud Digital Terrence J Inspires Youth To ‘Dream Big’ Through Disney Dreamer’s Academy Top Reasons Employees Leave Their Company Push It to the Limit: How to Become the MVP of Your Company Put in Work: 4 Habits of Creative People That Can Lead to Success The Power of the Collab: 4 Smart Reasons to Partner Up 7 Habits of Awesome Communicators Career Transition: 3 Big Mistakes To Avoid Entrepreneurs Say Mentorship the Key to Women’s Advancement in Business and Tech 5 Smart Traits of a Successful Intrapreneur 6 Common Myths About Being a Startup Employee 3 Underserved Industries Offering Scholarships and Grants to Career Changers IBOM LLC Hosts Interactive Social Media Week Event for Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs No More Paycheck-to-Paycheck: Survey Links Uptick in Job Security to Decline Career Choice: 5 Steps to Monetizing Your Passion All Play: Ain’t Nothing Going on But the … Work? AAI Anniversary Awards Gala: Global Business Leaders Talk Bridging the Gap Between Africa and America Work Flow: How Challenge and Focus Can Motivate Progress Recruiters: 7 Good Reasons You Aren’t Finding Quality Candidates Power OOTD: Return of the R-E-S-P-E-C-T Suit Report: Women Have More Jobs, But Even More Poverty Up on Game: 5 Ways to Keep Your Career Skills Fresh Job Seeker: Believe It or Not, Your Cover Letter is Not About You Global Jobs: Leaders Talk Employment in Africa and Transitioning from the Diaspora The WIE Symposium: New York Event Connects Everyday Power Women with Industry Celebrities Fearless Boss Moves: Top Career Lessons from Breaking Bad Top 5 Social Media Mistakes Keeping You From Employment Cool Jobs: Former Hollywood Exec Makes Dream of a Global Women’s Network a Reality Tonya Lewis Lee Expands Family-Friendly Film Legacy with “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” My Boss Moves Are Better Than Yours: 5 Things Influential People Do Best Knight Foundation Awards $3.6 Million for Black Male Networking Initiative Activate Conference to Draw Leaders in Business, Entertainment and Media to New York Top 5 Most Underrated Jobs in America Cool Jobs: PR Powerhouse Shante Bacon on Hollywood Success and Dispelling ‘Power Woman’ Myths 5 Steps to Speed Up Job Prospects Before Thanksgiving From Passion to Profits: Leopold Vasquez’s ‘The Sound of Art’ Month of the Man: Luxury Shoe Artisan Talks Reviving an Old Trade Face2Face Africa Hosts Networking Event for NYC Professionals Hollywood Boss Moves: Phylicia Rashad Directs ‘Four Little Girls’ Play Employers Seeing Value of Older Employees 6 Signs A Company is a Stellar Place to Work Women Regain Lost Jobs, While Men Trail Behind Survey: American Workers Craving Job Satisfaction Africa-America Institute Will Kick Off 60th Anniversary with Career Expo Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 5 Good Reasons Not to Rest on Your (Career) Laurels Power OOTD: Rockin’ the Classic Black and White Study: For Men, Employment is the New Sexy Passion vs. Profit: Ladies, It’s Time to Get What You’re Worth Today 12 Most Outrageous Resume Mistakes The Childless vs. the Mommies: Do Women with Children Get Preferential Treatment at Work? Ain’t Nothing Going on but the … Work-Life Balance? Return on Investment: How to Get the Most from Your Unpaid Internship HR Managers Say New College Graduates Lack Work Ethic 4 Savvy Ways Investing in Human Capital Equals Great Returns The African Americans Directing America’s Largest Corporations Meet America’s Most Powerful Corporate Directors Pregnant & Unemployed? 5 Tips for Successful Job Seeking Power OOTD: 6 Quick Tips to Usher in Pow Fall Office Fashion Survey: Top 7 Things Keeping You From a Promotion 5 Stellar Success Principles: High Achievers Share Real-Life Words of Wisdom 8 Favorable Qualities—Outside of Work Experience—That’ll Get You Hired Overqualified: 9 Smart Ways to Still Get the Job 3 ‘Dumb’ Phrases Every Great Leader Should Avoid Young Professionals: Top 5 Things to Consider Before Taking That First Job PHOTOS: Who’s Who of Global Talent Honored at NYC Awards Show Post-College, Real Talk: Morehouse Grad Shares Importance of Early Career Planning Ford Adds 1,400 Jobs to Struggling Detroit After Shifting Manufacturing from Mexico From the Mouths of Hiring Managers: The Real Deal on Getting the Gig Work-Life Balance Woes: The Study That Justifies Being Too Tired For Chores After Work The NEA Awards Returns to New York to Honor Who’s Who in African Entertainment Not Enough Time for All Your Boss Moves? Wake Up Earlier Job-Seeker Rejection Files: When Keeping It Real Goes Right 6 Innovative Ways to Get Recruiters to Notice You Manage the Email Madness: Tips for Overwhelming Email 6 Savvy Ways to Make Your Job Easier Be Inspired: Top Successful Women Who Got the Axe and Thrived Leadership: The Art of Storytelling & Influence New Job Blues? 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Cool Jobs: Global Events Entrepreneur Talks Taking International Weddings to the Next Level

Lisa Jones, founder of Worldwide Group Travel brings decades of experience and service

Lisa Jones, founder of Worldwide Group Travel, talks expanding into self-employment and the booming business…

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Turning Career Anger Into Passion… and Then, Into Professional Calling

Facing workplace issues that grind your gears? Here's the best way to channel the rage

We’ve all witnessed business faux pas that grind our gears. But don’t get angry. Get…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Reasons Hiring Managers Aren’t Calling You

'The Recruitment Snitch' shares secrets of job-seeking success

‘The Recruitment Snitch’ shares insider tips to improve your chances of landing that dream job.…

By Antoine Moss

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4 Smart Habits of Your Boss You Should Mimic

Many things your supervisor avoids doing are the most telling

Your boss can be a perfect source for leadership inspiration. And oftentimes it’s what he…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nerd Alert: 5 Job-seeking Perks to Being a Geek

Being super-passionate about a hobby, talent or industry can work in your favor

The geek in you can give you that extra edge as a job candidate. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: A Touch of Class in Thigh-High Boots

This trend can be pulled off at work without being risque

These high-high boots are not for street-walkers, but for power women who push the fashion…

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15 Ways to Use Humor to Your Advantage During Your Job Search

Leverage your gift for comedy for employment success

Here’s a strategy where humor works to your advantage, even if you’re not interviewing for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Global Innovators to be Honored at African Diaspora Awards in New York City

Honorees and international leaders will gather to highlight excellence in industries

Applause Africa will honor global leaders in philanthropy, media, entertainment and technology at African Diaspora…

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Productivity Faux Pas? 3 Smart Reasons Being a Late Sleeper Is Not Such a Bad Thing

It's quite fine if you'd rather get your best work done well after the crack of dawn

True early risers see productivity benefits, but here are 3 reasons night owls—and late sleepers—…

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How to Maximize Your Future Job Options at a Dead-End Gig

Be sure to make the best of your time, whether it's a dream or a nightmare

How do you maximize your time at a job that’s not exactly what you want…

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How to Network for a New Gig… While Still at the Old One

This strategy will ensure you don't lose what you have trying to get ahead

It can be challenging to network for job leads while you’re still gainfully employed. Try…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Career Lessons From the Best Resume I’ve Ever Seen

This CV incorporates elements of innovation and ingenuity

Robby Leonardi’s interactive resume has become viral. See how you can be inspired to rev…

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E-40 Launches New Wine Collection, Earl Stevens Selections

E-40 gives BlackEnterprise.com the exclusive on his newly launched wine collection, Earl Stevens Selections

From music to movies, E-40′s done it all, but now the Bay Area vet is…

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Report: High-Wage Jobs Expected to See Higher Growth Than Low Wage

Strongest projected growth projected in healthcare, energy and IT

A new report indicates that high-wage jobs will see higher growth than low wage and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Gladiators in Action: 5 Ways to Avoid Scandal in Your Career

Take a cue from Olivia Pope's team of fixers to avoid professional travesties

Scandal’s popular gladiators can teach us all a thing or two about avoiding scandals in…

By Antoine Moss

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Cool Jobs: Former Marketing Executive Launches the Ultimate Beauty Arsenal

Entrepreneur took experience working with moguls like Russell Simmons to thrive in self-employment

Founder and CEO of COCOTIQUE talks transiting from marketing career into beauty industry entrepreneur.

By Kimberly Wilson

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Get Motivated: How to Exit the Pity Party and Rev Up Your Career

Take these steps to get to your professional breakthrough

Take these steps to get out of your professional rut and into a fulfilling career.

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Career Servant: 3 Steps to Standing Out via Service

Volunteering not only serves organization, but your professional bottom line

You can maximize your career success options by simply doing good deeds on a daily…

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Power OOTD: Workin’ That Peplum

Popular trend can be both slimming and chic

Peplum has been quite the trendy fashion statement for several years. Here’s how to rock…

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How to Use Your Love of Facebook in Your Job Search

If you’re a Facebook fanatic, try incorporating these steps in your job search.

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Survey Details Workers’ Most Ridiculous Excuses for Missing Work

More than 30% of workers call out sick when they aren't

New survey finds that more than 30 percent of workers called out sick when they…

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African Diaspora Awards to Kick Off with UN Ambassadorial Tour for Young Professionals

Tour will facilitate networking and career development

To kick off the African Diaspora Awards, Applause Africa is hosting the ADA Ambassadorial Tour…

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6 Steps to Skew Any Job Interview in Your Favor

Use this strategy in planning your approach for your next opportunity

Use this strategy to go into your interview with confidence and seal the deal.

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Female Tech Leaders Honored at “Women of Color” Event

Chrysler Group professionals get top awards

Women professionals of color from Chrysler group honored as leaders in STEM leadership.

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Women Continue to See Gains in Employment

Black male jobless rate still far surpassing women in same age group

Reports indicate women seeing gains in employment, while men lag behind, especially minority men.

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It’s Criticism, Not Hate: How to Take Critique in the Workplace

Don't lose the lesson while you're all in your feelings

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No one is always right or does everything perfect. It’s a fact of life.…

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Career Change Game: Six Hot Skills to Include On Your Resume

These traits can apply to almost any industry

These top qualities are an asset for any company—and should be included on your resume,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Suit Up In Houndstooth

How to rock a pattern that's making a subtle comeback

This black-and-white checked print is making a subtle comeback. Here’s how to rock it in…

By Shea Zephir

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One-on-One Exclusive: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Talks Business Development

Agriculture and energy key emerging areas for business investors

BlackEnterprise.com’s exclusive one-on-one interview with Nigeria’s President Jonathan Goodluck on business development and investment opportunities.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boardwalk Empire’s Dr. Narcisse: 3 Career Lessons on Influence and Power

Show's villian can teach a thing or two about boosting the boss moves---barring murder and mischief

Dr. Narcisse of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” can teach a thing or two about boosting the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Moving Back to Nigeria: U.S-Trained Professional Shares His Career Experience

Engineer shares day-to-day life, challenges and triumphs

A U.S-trained engineer took the leap to return to Africa, and shares his day-to-day challenges…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa-America Institute CEO Talks Authoritative Confidence for Women Leaders

Amini Kajunju gives her strategy for global leadership achievement

Africa-America Institute CEO Amini Kajunju shares her insights on strategic career building for prospective women…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Diddy Dreams to Transforming Teens: Pervis Taylor III’s Story

Pervis pursued his dreams diligently and gained a scholarship to attend the University of Miami as a Marketing major and Music Business minor

He may not be P. Diddy, but he’s making his own impact in a major…

By Mia N. Hall

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Cool Jobs: Twin Educators Talk Balancing Career and Passion for the Business of Art

Sharon and Karen Mackey prove that anyone can re-pave and reinvent professional paths

Sharon Mackey and Karen Mackey, founders, Mackey Twins Art Gallery (Image: Mackey Twins Art Gallery)
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By Janell Hazelwood

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Could Managers Learn a Thing or Two From Video Games? Apparently, Yes

Take a page from developers to entice millennials to excel in the workplace

One writer says that if managers can tap into the strategy game developers use, they…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job-Seeking Deal Breakers: Top Talent and Hiring Managers Weigh In

New study reflects turn offs for both companies and job candidates

In a new CareerBuilder survey, job seekers and hiring managers weigh in on deal breakers,…

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7 Smart, Post-Internship Actions to Land the Gig

How to see long-term, residual affects long after it's over

Make the most of your internship experience and see positive residual effects even long after…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Restaurants and wine brands showcased their dishes and wares in an atmosphere that advocated for minority entrepreneurship and global boss moves, including, Bed Vyne Wine, Buka, House of Mandela Wines, Jollof,  Katra, La Caye, Les  Ambassades, Le Souk Harem,  Madiba, Ponty Bistro, Queen of Sheba,  Shrine NYC and Toast 105.

New York’s First African Restaurant Week Kicks Off With Tasting Event

Top chefs and entrepreneurs showcase talents and wares among professionals

During African Restaurant Week in New York, diners can enjoy prix-fix three-course meals at several…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mackey Sisters Present Landmark Twins Exhibit at NYC’s Schomburg

Jerry and Terry Lynn showcase talent and talk professional passion

The Mackey Twins Art Gallery presented a landmark two-day event at New York’s Schomburg to…

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Cool Jobs: Twin Artists Talk Synergy in Making a Living with a Brush

Jerry and Terry Lynn have unbreakable bond--whether separate or together

Twin artists Jerry and Terry Lynn talk professional synergy, choosing their calling and advice for…

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Power OOTD: Leather Chic for the Office

How to rock one of fall's hottest trends without breaking dress code

It may not be in the dress-for-success playbook, but a little leather never hurt anybody.…

By Shea Zephir

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Top Performers: All Roads Lead to Mindfulness

Re-evaluating the way you go about your tasks can lead to less stress on the job

How can we truly quiet our minds and produce great work, without falling victim to…

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Cool Jobs: Young Activist Inspires Next Generation of Global Leaders

The Give 1 Project is a global organization that aims to engage young people as leaders in creating and building strong and healthy communities

Niang, since living and working in the United States has explored an extensive political background…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Young PR Powerhouse Talks Work-Life Balance

Nikkia McClain took a leap of faith that led to big wins and fulfillment

As the owner of a boutique public relations firm, Nikkia McClain of Tene Nicole PR,…

By Kimberly Wilson

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PHOTOS: Harlem School of the Arts Honors Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres and Leaders in Philanthropy

Entrepreneurs Janice S. and Christopher J. Williams among honorees for leadership

On Oct. 8, the Harlem School of the Arts honored leaders in business and Hollywood…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres Talk Business of the Arts at NYC Benefit Gala

Honorees tout key to being as passionate about business as you are your craft

At Harlem School of the Arts’ fall benefit, award-winning actors detail support of arts and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Funkmaster Flex Named Creative Director of Loud Digital

In his new position, Flex will help develop next generation digital properties and apps for Loud's owned and operated portfolio.

Flex will create new original content with Loud’s celebrity publishers, and act as an ambassador…

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Terrence J Inspires Youth To ‘Dream Big’ Through Disney Dreamer’s Academy

Program continues to hold true to its mission to inspire and fuel the dreams of teens

Entering its 7th year, the Disney Dreamer’s Academy continues to hold true to its mission…

By Kimberly Wilson

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What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

Top Reasons Employees Leave Their Company

The reasons employees leave a company are more than just a paycheck

At the height of the recession, employees were more likely to stay put when they…

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Push It to the Limit: How to Become the MVP of Your Company

Embrace the concept of 'stretchwork' to become better than average

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Have you been feeling as if you aren’t exactly where you deserve to…

By Antoine Moss

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Put in Work: 4 Habits of Creative People That Can Lead to Success

Take a cue from artists' and writers' discipline and routine

Writers and artists might be viewed as footloose and fancy free, but some of their…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Power of the Collab: 4 Smart Reasons to Partner Up

You can make bigger boss moves by having a team

Innovators should use discernment when offering ideas, but one writer says collaboration may be the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Habits of Awesome Communicators

Check out these qualities of exemplary leaders with gift of gab

You may admire that awesome leader who has the gift of gab, but what’s behind…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Transition: 3 Big Mistakes To Avoid

Whether you took the leap due to a rut or just want a new adventure, stay away from these pitfalls

Whether you changed because of a rut or just wanted to embark on a new…

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Entrepreneurs Say Mentorship the Key to Women’s Advancement in Business and Tech

Even if you're well past the first-job days, here's how to leverage a vital asset

For women, especially in male-dominated business and technology, mentorship is not only key, it’s a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Smart Traits of a Successful Intrapreneur

You don't need the CEO title to truly be a boss

You don’t necessarily have to own the business or be the CEO to really be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Common Myths About Being a Startup Employee

Don't get caught up in the fantasy. Here's the real deal

When one thinks of startups there’s the dreamy fantasy of a fun-filled day of leisure…

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3 Underserved Industries Offering Scholarships and Grants to Career Changers

Assistance programs for your next act

A new career might be easier to achieve if you look to industries that are…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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China Muoka, technology entrepreneur and CEO of JobClickr and RentIsh, gave attendees tips on search engine optimization (SEO) and talked about the importance of your brand's searchability. It's important you know what's on the Web about you, your company or your brand and how you can control that, he said.

IBOM LLC Hosts Interactive Social Media Week Event for Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Media, tech and law professionals talk branding and best practices

On Sept. 27, Ibom LLC in partnership with The City College of New York, hosted…

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No More Paycheck-to-Paycheck: Survey Links Uptick in Job Security to Decline

With more workers gaining employment, positive trends expected to continue

One thing about the link between career and wealth-building: Negotiating what youj’re worth, saving and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Choice: 5 Steps to Monetizing Your Passion

Of course, doing what you love is appealing, but does it pay the bills?

We’d all love to get paid to follow our passions, but what’s the first step…

By Janell Hazelwood

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All Play: Ain’t Nothing Going on But the … Work?

5 signs you're a workaholic

You may be on the road to workplace burnout and not even realize it because…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa-America Institute president and CEO Amini Kajunju is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the first African ever to serve at the helm of the oldest nonprofit organization of its kind in the United States.

AAI Anniversary Awards Gala: Global Business Leaders Talk Bridging the Gap Between Africa and America

Global leaders gather at Africa-America Institute gala for a night of celebration and acknowledgment

On Sept. 25, global leaders gathered to celebrate the Africa-America Institute’s 60th anniversary, bridging the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

Work Flow: How Challenge and Focus Can Motivate Progress

Getting your productivity mojo back might mean doing more than just taking a break

Getting your productivity mojo back may mean doing more that just taking a break from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Recruiters: 7 Good Reasons You Aren’t Finding Quality Candidates

It may not be them. Maybe it's you

If you haven’t been able to seal the deal with top talent to fill a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Return of the R-E-S-P-E-C-T Suit

Separates are great, but get into classic tailoring for a polished look that wins

Separates are great, but there’s nothing like a tailored suit to say, ‘I mean business,’…

By Shea Zephir

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Report: Women Have More Jobs, But Even More Poverty

Female occupations gained tend to be low-paying

Regained jobs for women after the recession tend to be in lower-paying occupation, reports indicate.

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Up on Game: 5 Ways to Keep Your Career Skills Fresh

Use this strategy to remain competitive in your industry

Awesome leaders know they have to continue to strengthen their career talents and skills. Here’s…

By Antoine Moss

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Job Seeker: Believe It or Not, Your Cover Letter is Not About You

Don't overlook the power of an awesome---or totally terrible---introduction

Every second counts for today’s job seekers. According to a study by The Ladders, a…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Global Jobs: Leaders Talk Employment in Africa and Transitioning from the Diaspora

Professionals talk global career positioning and transitioning at AAI Talent Summit

On Sept. 21, the Africa-America Institute (AAI) kicked off its career expo, featuring experts who…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The WIE Symposium: New York Event Connects Everyday Power Women with Industry Celebrities

From Tyra Banks to Norma Kamali, this event is inspiration in action

WIE Network co-founder Dee Poku, with fashion and TV business icon Tyra Banks and Nadja…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fearless Boss Moves: Top Career Lessons from Breaking Bad

Take a page from Walter White on fearlessness and purpose

Hit AMC show Breaking Bad has career lessons about fearlessness and fate that we could…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Social Media Mistakes Keeping You From Employment

Overuse of profanity a major turn off for prospective employers

Overuse of profanity and mention of guns among top social media turnoffs for prospective employers.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Former Hollywood Exec Makes Dream of a Global Women’s Network a Reality

Dee Poku talks global experiences and creating a female empowerment platform

Dee Poku left a successful career as a Hollywood studio executive to co-found WIE Network,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tonya Lewis Lee Expands Family-Friendly Film Legacy with “The Watsons Go to Birmingham”

Producer, wife and mother talks balancing family life and advice for power women

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee on “Watsons Go to Birmingham” and balancing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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My Boss Moves Are Better Than Yours: 5 Things Influential People Do Best

Take a cue from leaders you admire on what really gives them the 'it' factor

We all admire great leaders and talented celebrities, but what really drives that “it” factor…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Knight Foundation Awards $3.6 Million for Black Male Networking Initiative

Recipiant BMe will facilitate connecting successful men for civic and leadership advocacy

The Knight Foundation has granted $3.6 million to a pilot program that will promote networking…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Activate Conference to Draw Leaders in Business, Entertainment and Media to New York

Speakers include Les Brown and actress Malinda Williams, among others

Power women and men will gather in New York for the inaugural Activate Conference Sept.…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Top 5 Most Underrated Jobs in America

Veterinarian and market research analyst among awesome job options often overlooked

CareerCast recently released its report of the top most underrated jobs in the U.S., based…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: PR Powerhouse Shante Bacon on Hollywood Success and Dispelling ‘Power Woman’ Myths

Co-founder of 135th Street Agency continues to push boundaries

Shante Bacon has played an enormous role in building some of the most popular mainstream…

By Kimberly Wilson

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5 Steps to Speed Up Job Prospects Before Thanksgiving

Survey: Most employment success found between Labor Day and Easter

According to a survey, job seekers indicate they’ve had the most success between Labor Day…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Passion to Profits: Leopold Vasquez’s ‘The Sound of Art’

Leopold Vasquez is an art lover who has turned his passion into an eclectic career with the Sound of Art.

Website that seeks to be a matchmaker of sorts with people and art.

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Month of the Man: Luxury Shoe Artisan Talks Reviving an Old Trade

Self-taught, Theodore Green enjoys offering the customized experience

Shoe cobbler and designer Theodore Green enjoys the art of customizing the experience for consumers.…

By Joshua Perrin

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Face2Face Africa Hosts Networking Event for NYC Professionals

State Farm, Arik Air among sponsors and companies in attendance

On Sept. 13, <a href="http://face2faceafrica.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Face2Face Africa</strong></a>, a premier media and events company, hosted…

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Hollywood Boss Moves: Phylicia Rashad Directs ‘Four Little Girls’ Play

Special reading marks 50th anniversary of tragic Birmingham bombing

Actress Phylicia Rashad, best known as one of America’s favorite TV moms, is adding…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Employers Seeing Value of Older Employees

Companies including AT&T and Google recognize importance of seniors

As the working population—and the unemployed—continue to age, companies including AT&T and Google recognize importance…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Signs A Company is a Stellar Place to Work

Consider these indicators before making your job choice

Before you decide on your next career move, check out these indicators of the workplace…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women Regain Lost Jobs, While Men Trail Behind

Male-dominated industries, such as manufacturing, still haven't rebounded

Reports note that women have gotten back all jobs lost during the Great Recession, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey: American Workers Craving Job Satisfaction

More professionals willing to take pay cut for job they love

According to recent findings by The Philips Work/Life Survey, more working are looking for jobs…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa-America Institute Will Kick Off 60th Anniversary with Career Expo

Global organization to honor who's who in international leadership and philanthropy

The Africa-America Institute will celebrate 60 years of global education and employment advocacy with a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 5 Good Reasons Not to Rest on Your (Career) Laurels

Who cares about age or career stage? These stars continue hitting and surpassing the success bar

After watching Sheryl Lee Ralph on TV One’s “Life After,” I’m reminded to keep pushing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Rockin’ the Classic Black and White

Nothing says, 'I mean business,' like this classic color pair

Nothing says ‘I mean business’ like a classic, tailored black-and-white ensemble at the office. Here’s…

By Shea Zephir

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Study: For Men, Employment is the New Sexy

Power women with own money and jobs trump trophy girls in dating preference

A new study might dispel the common notion that trophy girls win in the dating…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Passion vs. Profit: Ladies, It’s Time to Get What You’re Worth Today

No matter how lucrative---or not---your career path, the key is to have an entrepreneurial mindset

As women, many of us choose less-lucrative career paths or don’t negotiate what we’re worth.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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12 Most Outrageous Resume Mistakes

Survey details the real deal on job-seeking snafus to avoid

A recent survey reveals real-life insight from hiring managers on the worst resume faux pas…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Childless vs. the Mommies: Do Women with Children Get Preferential Treatment at Work?

Yes. But what's a single, childless woman to do? Create a united force for advocacy

In recent reports, women say women with children get preferential treatment. What’s a single, childless…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ain’t Nothing Going on but the … Work-Life Balance?

Survey says salary taking a backseat for working women's focus

A new survey by LinkedIn and Cross-Tab reflects women’s focus on work-life balance as a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Return on Investment: How to Get the Most from Your Unpaid Internship

This checklist will ensure you take maximum advantage of the experience

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There’s been a lot in recent news about unpaid internships, from lawsuits to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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HR Managers Say New College Graduates Lack Work Ethic

However, millennials are prepped for the workplace of the future

New survey of human resources professionals finds that they believe young professionals lack discipline, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Savvy Ways Investing in Human Capital Equals Great Returns

Reverse poor people management with this strategy

You can reverse poor people management by using this strategy to invest in valuable human…

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The African Americans Directing America’s Largest Corporations

Our exclusive list of the most powerful guardians of shareholder value

We created our exclusive BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors to place a spotlight on…

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Meet America’s Most Powerful Corporate Directors

Our exclusive BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors places a spotlight on those making contributions as some of the nation's most powerful guardians of shareholder value of S&P 250 companies.

Check out our gallery list of the nation’s top African American directors

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Pregnant & Unemployed? 5 Tips for Successful Job Seeking

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

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

By Shea Zephir

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Survey: Top 7 Things Keeping You From a Promotion

Employers say tardiness and deceit major deterrents to career advancement

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

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

By Antoine Moss

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Overqualified: 9 Smart Ways to Still Get the Job

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 ‘Dumb’ Phrases Every Great Leader Should Avoid

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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On Sept. 1, the 8th annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEAs) honored the who's who in African entertainment at New York University's Skirball Center for Performing Arts. The night brought together the best of the best in global talent and business.
The event was hosted by the hilarious comedian Bright ‘BasketMouth’ Okpocha, who kept the audience roaring with laughter. The more than 10-year industry vet has made more than a few celebrities let out a chuckle or two, including Boys 2 Men, Sean Paul, Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, and Wyclef Jean. 


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PHOTOS: Who’s Who of Global Talent Honored at NYC Awards Show

International leaders in film and music take home wins

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards brought the best of the best in global talent at NYU’s…

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

Young entrepreneur talks success tips for post-grad job seeking

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

By Antoine Moss

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Ford Adds 1,400 Jobs to Struggling Detroit After Shifting Manufacturing from Mexico

Move adds 1,400 jobs to Motor City metro area

The automaker invested $555 million into the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, adding added a state-of-the-art,…

By Alan Hughes

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

Learn more about the process in order to master your strategy

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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The NEA Awards Returns to New York to Honor Who’s Who in African Entertainment

Top talent from U.S. and the Diaspora will perform and attend

On Sept. 1, the Nigerian Entertainment Awards return to New York in the heart of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Innovative Ways to Get Recruiters to Notice You

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Manage the Email Madness: Tips for Overwhelming Email

Get your inbox under control with these tips

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

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6 Savvy Ways to Make Your Job Easier

Take these steps to take the stress out of your day

Try these steps to make your job that much easier.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Be Inspired: Top Successful Women Who Got the Axe and Thrived

From Kerry Washington to Oprah Winfrey, these ladies shined after defeat

From Kerry Washington to Star Jones, these power women of color used temporary losses as…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership: The Art of Storytelling & Influence

Use this strategy to upgrade your communications and marketing skills

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

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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New Job Blues? How to Transition With Ease

Try these tips to cope and overcome challenges

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Creative Industry: Tips for A Better Resume

Wow your prospective employer without going overboard

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennial Mojo: Young Chamber of Commerce CEO Share Tips for Success

Natalie Cofield talks young professional advancement & corporate turnaround

Powerhouse CEO and entrepreneur Natalie Cofield shares tips for young women professionals on climbing up…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Study: Many Workers Leaving Money on the Salary Negotiation Table

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Steps to Stellar Personal Branding on the Web

Make an excellent professional impression on the Web

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: Top 10 Must-Haves for Power Men

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

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

By Joshua Perrin

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Senior Leadership: 5 Steps To Help Millennials Get There

Keith Wyche shares keys to advancement for young professionals

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

By Antoine Moss

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

Check out the career-focused standouts that made the list

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Big Mistake: Top 4 Terrible Reasons to Choose a Career

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Toughest Career Questions and How to Gain Clarity

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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9 Advancement Goals for Smart Working Women

This checklist will help keep you on track for success

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Smart Qualities of an Awesome Startup Employee

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Professionals: How to Cope With Tough Career Moments

Experienced your first career flop? Try this strategy to rebound

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

You can land the job via the Web with these tips

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Tell if You’re a Disgruntled Worker

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

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

By Sonia Alleyne

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Professional Longevity: Are You a Future-Proof Employee?

Here's what employers will be expecting from their workforce

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

By Sonia Alleyne

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

9 Awesome Certifications to Make You More Marketable

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

Entrepreneurs share tips for success

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Investment Banking Firm Trains, Hires Returning Soldiers

Investment banking firm helps returning soldiers land jobs

It’s been well documented that veterans returning home after serving the country often struggle to…

By Alan Hughes

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Workplace Drama: 10 Reasons You Aren’t Getting Ahead

These behaviors hinder prolonged professional success

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

By Antoine Moss

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Emerging Opportunities: Job Growth Potential in the Land of Logistics

In-demand skills for new professional journeys

Apparently, one in-demand skill is logistics, a base of knowledge that includes managing goods distribution…

By Janell Hazelwood

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

Sometimes, getting the axe can mean more good than harm

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: PR Executive-Turned-Blogger Finds Success in Merging Both Passions

Michelle Matthews-Alexander blends marketing savvy with writing platform

Along with her corporate communications career success, Michelle Matthews-Alexander’s balances a passion for blogging.

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Survey: Women Make Better Decisions in Management

Ability to make fair decisions cited as advantageous

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

By Sasha King

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Emerging Opportunities: Auto Industry Seeking Women for Employment

Tech advances changing the game for female job candidates

Rebounding auto industry seeking talents of women in a job market that’s becoming more about…

By Janell Hazelwood

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

But, these four key things will

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Blogging Can Help Brand You as An Expert

Build a Web platform that makes you more marketable

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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