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Finding Life Balance, Day 7: Build and Nurture Healthy Self-Confidence

9 days, 9 methods for high achievers to find full bliss

We begin 9 days of finding life balance, with 9 methods that will help high…

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10 Signs You Work Too Much

Learn to take a break from the career grind

Madame Noire details 10 signs you might be overworking yourself and why it’s important to…

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Finding Life Balance, Day 6: Make Joy and Contentment Your Lifestyle

9 days, 9 methods for high achievers to find full bliss

We begin 9 days of finding life balance, with 9 methods that will help high…

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Everyone loves a team player. They're the people willing to offer their individual skills and talents to achieve a collective goal. They're not into throwing people under the bus or back-biting. They see the big picture and seek to fulfill the bottom line while also letting their specific contribution be recognized.


There are certain qualities that every team player embodies, and Madame Noire takes a look at eight of those. See whether you hold these traits, and if you don't, learn how you can develop them.

8 Traits That Make You a Great Team Player

A great asset to any company, these qualities ensure your success

Madame Noire details qualities that make anyone an awesome team player

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Finding Life Balance, Day 5: Take a Moment to Pause and Evaluate

9 days, 9 methods for high achievers to find full bliss

We begin 9 days of finding life balance, with 9 methods that will help high…

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Finding Life Balance, Day 4: Channel Your P.O.W.E.R

9 days, 9 methods for high achievers to find full bliss

We begin 9 days of finding life balance, with 9 methods that will help high…

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Finding Life Balance, Day 3: Create In Yourself a Giving Heart and Spirit

9 days, 9 methods for high achievers to find full bliss

We begin 9 days of finding life balance, with 9 methods that will help high…

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How I Did It: Celebrity Jewelry Designer Aklia Chinn’s Custom-Made Success

Using a love for travel and unique craftwork, she turned passion into profit

Aklia Chinn took her love for travel and creating unique jewelry to Hollywood,

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DO sweat the small stuff. Be aware of the way you carry yourself and the effect it may have on workplace interactions. You could inadvertently be sending the wrong message with even the slightest action, such as pointing when you speak or crossing your arms during meetings. "I realized I’m a very analytical person, so oftentimes when I’m in deep thought, I don’t smile," Collier says.  " People would look at me and say, 'What’s wrong with you?' I had to train myself, and my clients, to smile more."

What’s Your Work Personality?

Nurturer? Cut-throat? See which one you embody

Madame Noire details 8 personality types in the office, from the escapist to the worker…

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Finding Life Balance, Day 1: Healthy Living Goes Beyond Watching Diet

9 days, 9 methods for high achievers to find full bliss

We begin 9 days of finding life balance, with 9 methods that will help high…

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Quitting a job you hate is easy, but walking away from a job you love is down-right heartbreaking. Leaving a situation like that is similar to divorcing a spouse, and as such requires some time to grieve, heal properly and move on in a healthy way.

I speak from experience. When I put in my notice to resign as managing editor of a popular lifestyle Website, I was sad, anxious and resolute. Chin up, dressed as cute as cute could be (just sayin’), I gave up a job I loved. It was time for me to leave, so I could pursue my personal writing and business goals. 

Sometimes, moving on is a necessary part of career and personal growth. The break up between you and your job can amicable but painful. Check out a few tips for divorcing your job while still maintaining your sanity. ---Demetria Irwin

Walking Away: How to Amicably Divorce Your Job

Resigning because of transition --- not transgression --- can be hard, but necessary

Sometimes leaving a job isn’t on bad terms. Here’s how to amicably divorce a position…

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Wake-Up Call: How a Young Bachelor Rebounded after Getting Laid Off

Real-life lessons of triumph over unemployment

Marc, 32, thought his job as a manager in the telecommunications field was safe, until…

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Career Tip of the Day: Refresh Your Social Media Presence

Take at least 30 minutes today to upgrade your profile

Today’s tip: Blow the dust off those social media profiles and make the most of…

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Corporate Professional Trades in Suits for Soccer Gear

Long love of sports takes woman into international career path

Quina Martin spent years as a corporate hiring professional until one day, she answered the…

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What’s your staffing plan? Even if you’re a staff of one, you need to have a plan for what you’ll do if your business expands quickly. Make sure you account for every position you’ll have to fill. You don’t want to be caught off guard!

4 Work Environments to Avoid

Stay away from these toxic employment traps

Steer clear. Here are 4 work environments that ultimately hinder employee productivity and morale.

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Even though many of us are grateful to have gainful employment, sometimes it can be hard to muster the energy to get out of bed every morning. You get the case of the Monday blues or feel like your bed is so comfy, you don't want to leave it.

Well, Madame Noire details some effective tips on how to boost your motivation and capture that up-and-at-em attitude that will lead to a productive and positive day.

Get Up And Go: How to Motivate Yourself Before Work

These steps will ensure you have the motivation to start your day right

Even though many of us are grateful to have gainful employment, sometimes it can be…

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High Appointment: Ritz Carlton Manager is First Female Chief Usher at White House

Hospitality industry professional brings 25 years of experience to post

Angella Reid is the first black woman to be the chief usher at the White…

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How to Answer the Most Common — And Difficult — Job Interview Questions

Come with your A-game to avoid tanking during the job seeking process

Here’s how to answer typical interview questions that job candidates commonly flub.

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Message to All: Steve Jobs Personified Living Your Passion, Striving with Innovation

Going beyond social standards and living by purpose in your career

Author highlights how Steve Jobs’ advances in innovation and efforts to follow his passion can…

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When it comes to gaining valuable work experience to compete in today's job market, it is undeniable that internships are vital in building a quality resume. And making the most of each experience is key. "As a previous intern and internship supervisor, I’ve witnessed a plethora of students fail at optimizing their internship experiences," says Antoine D. Moss, Ph.D., educational consultant, NASA researcher and author of Learn to Intern CEO Style (Antoine Moss; $15). "The primary reason is because students didn’t know how to separate themselves from the pack."

	Moss came up with the Creator of Excellent Opportunities (CEO) framework, detailed in his book, and offers these tips for students who want to find long-lasting success in achieving not only current career goals, but making impressions that will have a lasting, positive impact:

Intern Like a CEO: 5 Tips for Maximizing Your Internship Experience

You can make power moves no matter what position you hold in the company

Author of Learn to Intern CEO Style, Antoine D. Moss, Ph.D. offers six tips on…

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You carried your baby for nine months, anticipated the little one's arrival, and you've been celebrating and bonding since the day you two left the hospital. But now, the dreaded day has come when you have to leave your bundle of joy and return to the office. One of the most difficult transitions for working women is leaving their newborn at home to get back to work.

Well, the staff at Madame Noire has you covered, with their step-by-step guide on making the transition from full-time new mommy to working parent that much easier. Check it out:

How to Return to Work after Having Your Baby

Making leaving the little one for the office a little easier

Madame Noire tells how to make the transition from childbirth back to the office with…

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Former Social Worker Writes New Life Chapter in Publishing

Entrepreneur finds passion, financial freedom -- and a way to give back

After being terminated from a position at a nonprofit, Richard Jeanty decided to take a…

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Simple As 1,2,3: Quick and Easy Networking Strategies

Pocket-size read offers convenient reference on how to make quality connections

Shanti Das, entertainment industry veteran and founder and CEO of entertainment and music consulting company…

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Online Job Connections: Social Media by the Numbers

Many unemployed turning to Facebook for leads

How more job seekers and employers are utilizing Facebook to find employment opportunities and fill…

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Model Walks off the Runway Into Green Home Cleaning Business

Eco-friendly niche gives entrepreneur competitive edge in the industry

Former model Deanna K. Hains switched gears from the glam world of fashion into the…

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Never Give Up: How A Senior Professional Turned Unemployment Into Career Triumph

One woman overcomes depression to embark on next phase of her career

Unemployed for more than two years, Marie, 60, was able to transition into a new…

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Identity During Job Seeking

Don't make yourself vulnerable to fraud and scams when looking for work

Here are 5 tips on how to protect your identity and avoid scams while looking…

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Misses with Attitude: Mastering the Poker Face for Career Success

Don't let emotions on the sleeve be your handicap in the workplace

Don’t let emotions on the sleeve be your handicap in the workplace

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10 Things Bad Managers Say at the Office

Common blunders that can wreck work morale and productivity

Some of the most common workplace mistakes are made just by the slip of a…

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5 Reasons Internships Aren’t Just for College Students

At any age or career level, considering internships can help boost job seeking success

Internships can provide job seekers who are looking for a career change or who have…

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Has the State of the Economy Made You Lose Your Ambition?

Don't let a bleak outlook overshadow your optimism for success

How to manage keeping a bright outlook on your career future in the midst of…

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When Networking and Hooking Up Collide

Some people work several agendas in the name of professional connections

When networking and scoping out for dates collide, how does one appropriately balance the two?

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Are You Following Your Passion to Find Career Success?

Finding your calling may hold the key to happiness in professional pursuits

To turn your calling into your career, leave fear at the door and kick down…

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10 Signs of an Outdated Resume

Don't miss out on a job opportunity because you fell behind on updating your resume

Avoid disqualifying your resume because of outdated practices. These 10 things signal that you’re now…

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10 Ways to Cope with a Job You Hate

If you don't have the option to quit, here's how to avoid a meltdown

Hopefully a few small changes in dealing with your job can make the difference between…

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So you've made it through the undergraduate experience and you're headed into the job market. You've done your internships, volunteered and built up a pretty nice professional and social network. As part of <a title="our Back-to-School coverage" href="http://www.blackenterprise.com/backtoschool/"><strong>our Back-to-School coverage</strong></a>, BlackEnterprise.com offers this step-by-step guide to finding career success, from the search, to the interview, to salary and benefits negotiations to keeping the job. <i> --- Janell Hazelwood </i>

From College Graduation to Career Success: Your Step-by-Step Guide

How to successfully transition from college student to working professional

Here’s a step-by-step guide for college graduates to finding career sucesss, from job search to…

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3 Ways to Overcome Past Mistakes to Land the Job Today

How to explain criminal history and termination with honesty and dignity

How to explain criminal history and termination with honesty and dignity

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WATCH: B.E. on the Street – Essential Lessons Learned Outside the Classroom

New Yorkers tell how real-life experience prepped them for the workplace

New Yorkers tell how real-life experience prepped them for the workplace

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When it comes to success in getting and making a living from freelance work, the more resources, the better. Here are 6 resources every independent worker should know about, from health insurance information to getting your next gig.  --- Starrene Rhett

6 Resources Every Freelancer Should Know

From health insurance to job opportunites, these will ensure your career success

When it comes to success in getting and making a living from freelance work, the…

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Channel Your Inner Kanye, and Stop the Second-Guessing

Being your own biggest fan can ensure you don't let success pass you by

Don’t let the insecurity of second-guessing yourself hinder your opportunity to shine, whether in your…

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7 Things You Should Be Doing After a Job Interview

Remain proactive to find job-seeking success

Madame Noire details what a job seeker should do after landing the interview to remain…

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6. Go to boring lectures. That’s right. That boring speaker that you have no interest in seeing? Go see them. You never know what they can do for you. Whether you’re in high school or college, you need to take advantage of networking with people your school brings in for special programs. Always have your business cards available. Which brings me to my next point…

How to Transition from Full-Time Worker to Full-Time Student

Take these steps to successfully go from the 9-to-5 to the classroom

In the midst of a recession, many people are choosing to turn in their work…

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Secure your computers.  It’s vital that you keep your computer with you and lock it down during a move. You don’t want to give your computer to the movers because your desktop or laptops likely contain a treasure-trove of important data for identity thieves.

5 Steps to Getting Started as a Freelancer

Here's how to begin and maintain a living as an independent worker

Freelancer-turned-entrepreneur Cameron Moore, of Random Order NYC, gives 5 steps to beginning a successful career…

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Whether you’re on a plane, in a car or lounging poolside, while you're traveling is the perfect opportunity to put a dent in your reading list. The staff here at Black Enterprise and BlackEnterprise.com compiled a few of our top summer reads to help whittle down your choices. Over the course of the next few pages, you'll see books that range from autobiographies on Black history icons and manuals for success to financial guides and examinations of our social media culture, all aimed at giving you some food for thought. —Kahliah A. Laney

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8 Black Authors Who Went from Prison to Lucrative Careers

How these enterprising entrepreneurs used literature to pave a better path

Here, the Atlanta Post features eight urban authors who were once or are still incarcerated,…

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How to Get a New Job While Still at the Old One

Follow these five steps so you won't end up taking a major career loss instead of a career change

Consider these tips when searching for a new job and avoid having to compromise your…

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Working Your Nerves: 8 Co-Worker Habits That Make Us Cringe

How you can deal with interoffice incidences that make the workday hell

From sloppy bathroom etiquette to an unnecessary use of slang, we call it, the things…

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Many African Americans have made strides in the world of aeronautics, from Dr. Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first black female astraunaut in space, to the legendary Tuskegee Airmen. Here we take a look at the seven black power players in the boardrooms and behind the business of the aeronautics industry. --- Janell Hazelwood

7 Black Power Players In Aeronautics

A look at the top black professionals in the aviation industry

Here’s a look at the top African American professionals making strides in the aviation industry

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Pseudo Phenom: It Takes More than Bragging to be a Boss

Cars, clothes and uh... that ... isn't enough to win the title of head honcho

As with any pop culture concept that takes on a life of its own, the…

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5 Ways to Beef Up Your Skills for Job Seeking Success

Having just a bachelor's degree won't cut it in today's competitive job market. Use these strategies to help you be prepared

Consider these 5 tips to beef up your knowledge and propel your career success

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Doing all the talking. Yes, Twitter is a great place to let people know what you’re doing. But if that’s all you’re doing, it’s not going to work. “You can’t just go on Twitter and type in the title of your blog post and link to it. Or you can’t just say, ‘Oh, look what’s new here.’ It has to be a conversation. And that’s what’s so amazing about Facebook and Twitter—that you can engage with your audience. You shouldn’t just post something and go on with your day,” Gregg says.

The Case of the I’mas: More Talk Than Action is Never a Good Thing

Sometimes it's best to let results speak for themselves

Unless simply talking will take you straight to the bank, less chatter and more action…

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CBC Launches Jobs Initiative to Include Town Hall Meetings, Job Fairs

Legislators want to raise awareness, provide employment resources

Among other efforts to push legislation that will create jobs among an African American population…

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7 Ways To Blow a Job Interview

Don't make these critical mistakes when trying to get the job

Having a solid resume is only part of landing the job of your dreams, you…

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7 Types of Difficult People You Will Meet at Work

How to manage interaction with the coworker from hell

Seven types of difficult coworkers and how to manage interaction with them

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Words are key. Your resume should include as many relevant keywords as possible. Avoid using general terms like “good communication skills” and “team player.” Instead, use keywords that match exactly what the employer is looking for. For example, if you’re pursuing a career in marketing, words like “research” and “promotions” will jump off the page and of course show up more on job search engines. Don’t waste precious resume space by using overused words that don’t mean much.

3 Reasons You Should Seek Professional Resume Help

The advantage of getting valuable consulting on your resume is priceless

Here are 3 reasons its a good idea to seek out the services of a…

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How to Shake Last-Minute Interview Jitters in 5 Minutes

Use these tactics to get rid of nervousness and ace your interview

The weight of the competition and the thought of being dismissed can leave you anxiety-ridden,…

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Many professionals in the workforce at some point in their career reach a crossroads where they must weigh their options and determine if they will remain at a company or quit and move on. According to the Department of Labor's March 2011 "Job Openings and Labor Turnover" report, 1.9 million workers chose the latter and left their jobs amid the recession.  Yet another report, by BlessingWhite, a global consulting firm, notes that the number of North American employees determined to leave their positions has nearly doubled since 2008, from 7% to 13%. Blackenterprise.com spoke with Joey Price, human resources specialist and founder of career services firm, Push Consultant Group L.L.C., on seven signs that quitting and moving on may be your best option. —Souleo

7 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job

Stuck in a dead-end job? Take a cue and go for the career opportunity of your dreams

Joey Price, human resources specialist and founder of career services firm, Push Consultant Group L.L.C.…

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Ready for a Career Change? Make That Move Today

Here's four things to consider before stepping out on faith toward a new professional path

If you’re no longer challenged and dread staying where you are in your career, it’s…

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Get the Pay Raise You Deserve

When it comes to your salary, don't just settle for less

A capable and skilled professional should never feel obligated to continue working for an employer…

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Former Computer Salesman Shifts Gears into Public Speaking Career

With a passion for motivating people, this orator went after his purposeful dream

A former Dell computer salesman, Jonathan Sprinkles took his gift of gab to pursue his…

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Take the Three Ps with You to Ace Your Job Interview

Bring preparedness, promptness, and prayer for a confident arrival

Come armed with the three Ps and you won’t miss out on job seeker success

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Cool Jobs: 10 Professions That Make the Daily Grind Worth It

The Atlanta Post highlights 10 cool jobs where the perks match the work.

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Star Songwriter Talks About Conquering the Music Biz

Roc Nation singer and composer details how to make it in music

The Atlanta Post caught up with Roc Nation singer and songwriter Makeba Riddick to talk…

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Making the Most of Job Seeking on Social Networks

Maximize your chances of landing a position by using proper strategy

Maximize your chances of landing a position by using proper strategy

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Be Assertive at Work Without Being Called Out Your Name

How to be taken seriously as a woman in the workplace

How to be taken seriously as a woman in the workplace

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No Luck Finding a Job? Widen Your Search Net

Take the nontraditional route to find career opportunities

Columnist Aisha Taylor details nontraditional ways to find a job

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Is It Cheating to Have a ‘Work Husband?’

Madame Noire blogger says fine line shouldn't be crossed with male colleagues

Madame Noire blogger explores the ‘work husband’ and professional lines that shouldn’t be crossed

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Let Recession Be a Motivator for Your Career Progression

Career expert Aisha Taylor tells you how to revive your career despite challenges

Career expert Aisha Taylor gives tips on how to create your own job opportunities

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Don’t Be Afraid to Consider Relocating to Get Your Dream Job

Proper research and planning are key in a long-distance job search

Job search expert Aisha Taylor says, though a long-distance job search can be stressful and…

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6 Twitter Accounts to Follow to Get the Job

These tweets can bring you that much closer to job seeking success

Twitter accounts that can help you get that much closer to the job of your…

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We all could use more ways to save money. And why not conserve the earth while doing it? Here are a few ways you can conserve energy -- and cut expenses -- by being eco-friendly.

5 High-Paying Jobs and How to Get Them

Mix fulfillment and financial prosperity with a career in these industries

Columnist Aisha Taylor offers a guide to careers in high-paying industries

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4 Ways Black College Grads Ruin Good Job Options

How poor financial fitness can hinder employment opportunities

Columnist details how poor financial fitness can cost grads jobs

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How to Prepare for Job Performance Evaluation

10 ways you can be ready for work evaluation

Madame Noire details 10 ways professionals can prepare for their job performance review

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In today's job market, hiring managers see hundreds of resumes cross their desk and in boxes every week. So what's the best way to be sure yours shines above the rest and gets you an interview? Check out these five tips to ensure your resume gets noticed and leads to call backs for opportunities. —Aisha Taylor

Get Hired!: 5 Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed

Job seekers tips for a stand-out resume

Check out these five tips to ensure your resume gets noticed and leads to call…

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Get Hired!: Expert Solutions on How to Land Your Dream Job

Top answers on getting professional training, HR opportunities and changing careers

Black Enterprise editors answer questions from job seekers on advancing their career and finding job…

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Less is more. Overcrowded, unorganized, and hard-to-read resumes are likely to be placed at the bottom of the pile or moved into the trash bin on employers’ e-mail accounts. A well-formatted yet modest resume is more likely to get noticed than one with several fonts, overcrowding, confusing templates and inappropriate graphics. Your resume should be detailed yet concise while avoiding typical resume mistakes. Employers prefer easy-to-read resumes that clearly outline your skills and accomplishments.

Get Hired!: 10 Reasons Your Job Resume Is Being Ignored

These common mistakes could be holding you (and your career) back.

Avoid unsuccessful efforts in your search because of resume mistakes

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Get Hired!: 4 Tools Every Job Seeker Needs for Career Success

Essentials you should have to get the job you deserve

BlackEnterprise.com presents the tools for success with job seeking and trying to advance your career.

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How Asking the Right Questions Can Help You Get the Right Job

Anxious to start working? Of course you are. But before you sign your offer letter make sure you ask these key questions

Anxious to start working? Of course you are. But before you sign your offer letter…

By Sonia Alleyne

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10 Employee Training Mistakes to avoid

9 Executive Education Programs That’ll Help Your Career

Going back to school for additional training or certification can give you a competitive edge

Going back to school for additional training or certification can give you a competitive edge

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Women at Work: Are You a Workhorse or a Show Horse?

A woman’s guide to improving how she’s perceived in her organization

A woman’s guide to improving how she’s perceived in her organization

By Sonia Alleyne

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3 Tips to Keep Boomers in the Job Game

See how these resources can help you remain competitive

See how these resources can help you remain competitive

By Janel Martinez

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How to Deal with a Boss Who’s Younger Than You

How you can learn from--and teach--the young professional

Methods baby boomers can use to cope with the generational gap

By Janel Martinez

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Women at Work: Act Like a Lady, Play Ball Like the Guys

Five reasons why women should think like athletes to get ahead at work and in business

Five reasons why women should think like athletes to get ahead at work and in…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Anatomy of a Young Boss: The Makings of a Leader

Here's how to nurture the inner workings of a young business leader

Here’s how to nurture the inner workings of a young business leader

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7 Habits for Highly Effective Wannabes

Tools to nurture successful life principles

The Atlanta Post highlights how to develop habits for life success.

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Women on the Job Need Advocates, Not Advice

A recent study from Catalyst, a nonprofit organization that works to increase business opportunities for…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Women of Power: Debra Langford on Successful Networking Strategies

How to build quality connections for professional and personal advancement

Women of Power speaker Debra Langford, vice president of inclusion and business diversity at NBC…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Natural Hair and Professionalism. An oxymoron?

Is it possible to reach the C-suite without straight hair?

Is it possible to reach the C-suite without straight hair?

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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WATCH: Russell Simmons Talks Farrakhan, Success, and ‘Super Rich’

Hip-hop entrepreneur calls NOI leader his 'second father'

Music entrepreneur Russell Simmons talks to The Root about his success and how Louis Farrakhan…

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What You Can Learn from…Iyanla Vanzant’s Flubbed Exit Strategy from Oprah

A few key tips to help you gracefully bow out, while keeping your career on-track

Oprah's response to Iyanla's apology–gracious or passive? (Image: Getty Images)
I watched the Oprah Winfrey Show…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Be self-aware and personally responsible. "Learn how to be more comfortable in your own skin," Collier says. The more you understand yourself, the more you can be comfortable in your mannerisms and the more comfortable people are going to be in their interactions with you.  	For more on executive success in the workplace: 	How to Deal with the Boss from Hell 	Step Your Game Up with a Career Coach 	How to manage your feelings

The Boss Effect: How Small Gestures Make Big Impressions

Executives, learn to use executive amplifiers to your benefit

For executives and managers, sweating the small stuff can mean big results. Here’s how to…

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When it comes to salary, know your worth: Wait to discuss salary after you’ve been made an offer. At that point, don’t walk into the situation thinking you should accept the base rate or what the company is offering you. You’ve done your research and know your skill set, so now you can gauge what’s appropriate for you in comparison to your industry. Present a salary range to your employer. They may decline your rebuttal, but chances are they will try to reach a middle ground with you.

Two Deals? One Choice. How to Negotiate So You Make the Right Decision

The founder and CEO of Full Circle NY offers tips to making the best career decision for you

BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Karen Nethersole, Esq., founder and CEO of Full Circle NY, about ways…

By Janel Martinez

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Examine your career vision and develop a strategy: What do you want? Where do you want to be in five years? "After you have answered these questions and more, think about what you can get from your current job that prepares you for where you are going," Colemon says. "How might you gain more training? Can you work from home one day a week? Is there a new project, task, or goal that can be led by you? Tuition reimbursement? There are a million things to ask for, but what is relevant to your specific needs, desires and goals?"

4 Ways to Boost Your Salary Today

How to ask for what you're worth and actually get it�even in tough economic times

Expert tips on how to get a salary increase and get what you’re worth

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Sanya Richards-Ross Goes for the Gold in Her Career, Business and Personal Life

How the Olympic medalist balances her life and her ambitions

Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Sanya Richards-Ross, doesn’t intend to be defeated. Not as the world’s…

By Arlice Nichole

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Want to Earn a Man’s Salary? Negotiate Like Him

How women can get what they're worth in the workplace by manning up!

African American women earned about 62 cents for every dollar white men made in 2009,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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On the Job: 7 Signs You’re Burnt Out & Need to Make a Career Move

When and how to throw in the towel

Seven indicators its time for a career change

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Racial Jokes in the Workplace

Being mindful of what we say is not only the right thing to do-- it's good business

DJ Cipha Sounds of Hot 97 made an inappropriate joke that cost him his integrity…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How to Maximize References in Your Job Search

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Tips on How You Can Become a Consultant

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

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

By Renita Burns

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How to Break into the Accounting Field

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

By Annya M. Lott

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

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

By Dale Coachman

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

Entertainment industry vet Shanti Das gives tips in new book

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Finding peace and fulfillment in the midst of life's demands.

What Will the Good Life Look Like?

For the last 40 years most of us have operated in acquisition mode. We gained…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Future of Diversity: Cultural Inclusion Is a Business Imperative

As a Millennial—those born approximately between 1981 and 2000—I belong to a generation of 75…

By Annya M. Lott

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Making the Impossible Possible

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

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

By Derek T. Dingle

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Flying High

A former American Airlines division, American Beacon Advisors thrived by expanding its asset management business during the financial market meltdown

When Pharos Capital Group L.L.C. (No. 5 on the be private equity firms list with…

By Alan Hughes

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The Art of Business Seduction

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

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

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An Investment in Knowledge

Lifelong learners do something everyday to achieve their vision

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

By Mary Stutts

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Your Coworkers Are Not Your Friends

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

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

By Sonia Alleyne

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Dartmouth Program Helps Entrepreneurs Avoid Fatal Missteps

Minority-focused sessions give black business owners tools for success

The hills of New Hampshire are perhaps the last place one would expect a minority-focused…

By Alan Hughes

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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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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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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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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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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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Your Opportunity is Out There! Go Get It!

With unemployment at 9.9%—meaning more than 15 million people are out of work—talk of an…

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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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10 Tips for Writing a Winning E-Book

Use these quick and easy steps to get published

With the advent of technology – we crave information immediately, passionately and succinctly. An electronic…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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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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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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Food for the Journey

Culinary arts teacher�s cooking lessons transcend the kitchen

For students in Wilma W. Stephenson’s culinary arts classes at Frankford High School in Philadelphia,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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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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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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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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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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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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Changing for the Better?

Small Business Administration to strengthen its 8(a) program

For the first time in several years, the Small Business Administration has conducted a comprehensive…

By Joyce Jones

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Avoid Multitasking Madness

Three tips to overcome feeling overwhelmed

The unwillingness to slow down may be one of the biggest reasons why we struggle…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Preparing for Startup Success

The right education, experience can be vital to your longevity

While it’s clear that amassing education and experience is helpful, there’s no right way to…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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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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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…

By Heather Boerner

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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…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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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…

By Brittany Hutson

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Savvy Solutions: How to Get Paid as a Consultant

Establishing (and sticking to) a pricing strategy is key

I presented a marketing proposal to a company where I formerly interned. We are into…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Since You Asked: Finding a Job in Medical Billing

To land a position, be specific about what you're looking for

I’ve worked in medical laboratories for more than 30 years. I left my last job…

By Dale Coachman

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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…

By Dale Coachman

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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…

By Carla Harris

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The Paths to Power

It all began in 1980, when an 19-year-old Ursula Burns walked through the doors of…

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Since You Asked: How To Be A Stand-Out Job Candidate

What to do to raise your game against stiff competition

I’m a 24-year-old public relations professional who has been laid off for seven months. I’ve…

By Dale Coachman

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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…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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A View to a Killer Business Model

Gen2Media helps companies add video to Web 2.0 marketing strategies

In the last three years, Web 2.0 technologies have brought innovations to the entrepreneurial and…

By Dale Coachman

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