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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…

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

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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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BE Next 2010: Blazing a Path to Success

Meet the sophomore class changing the game

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the 2010 BE Next subjects and talked about everything from their…

By Renita Burns

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Need a Job Boost? Try the Healthcare Industry

Solid pay, diverse options provide prime opportunities

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

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Make Your Network Work for You

Build a winning Rolodex to expand your success

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

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Census Numbers: The Golden Ticket to Millions of Jobs

Recovery Act legislation creates jobs in the bureau

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

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Resilience and Recovery

Lisa Nichols helps you bounce back from a setback, no matter what

Resiliency—the ability to get back up after a setback knocks you down—is a trait we…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Make Your Meeting a Success

Simple etiquette can help you seal the deal

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beyond Our Borders

Professionals step out of their cultural comfort zone and find opportunities in international business

It’s clear we no longer live in an American-centric society but in a global economy.…

By Dale Coachman

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Monetizing Memories and Personifying Brands

Prop master talks passion and being his own boss

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

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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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Stress-Free Work Results

How a manager restores team morale during challenging times

Already familiar with managing a full plate,the ongoing economic crisis has created a more intense…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Resilience and Recovery

Lisa Nichols helps you bounce back from a setback, no matter what

Resiliency—the ability to get back up after a setback knocks you down—is a trait we…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Failing Forward

Lawrence M. Hibbert and Randal D. Pinketts first line of business didnt survive the recessionthank goodness

Every recession has its casualties. But if the story of Newark, New Jersey-based BCT Partners…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Ex(pectation) Factor

Adjust your thinking and reduce disappointment

However one defines success—love, the freedom and ability to do as you choose, the path…

By Ayana Dixon

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Making Your Words and Actions Count After Workplace Gaffes

How to rebuild your reputation and trust with coworkers

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

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Straight from the Bosses’ Mouths

What managers say makes a great intern

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

By Renita Burns

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Go With Your Gut

Honing intuition can sharpen business decisions

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

By Maya Payne Smart

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The Art of Effective Communication

Strategies for clear instructions

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

By Benice Atufunwa

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

Acquiring mentors, paying dues key to success

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

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Down But Not Out

Resources for when the ends stop meeting

If you find yourself in need, or someone you know is in need of home,…

By Renita Burns

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Navigating an Awkward Interview

How to dodge inappropriate questions with savvy

Most interviewers stick to job-related questions. But let’s face it: Some are socially awkward, untrained,…

By Heather Boerner

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Manage Your Tax Obligations

Seven things to consider when your job status changes

Thousands of laid-off workers have been pushed into self-employment and freelance work this year. A…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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How I Landed My Gig

Get creative and stand out above the rest to win your dream job

Instead of sending out mass resumes and cover letters, I decided to tailor each cover…

By Renita Burns

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Clever Ways to Land the Interview and Snag the Job

Competition is fierce and you should be, too

With dizzying layoffs signaling employers’ reluctance to fill payrolls, securing an interview can turn into…

By Renita Burns

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Boastful or Blessed?

Handling the guilt of success during hard times

One person’s success can be another’s resentment. Psychologist gives advice on how to handle the…

By Kenrya Rankin Naasel

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Energy Efficient

A global HR auto exec believes organizational effectiveness is necessary for growth and is a constant work in progress

Stephanie Dawkins, senior vice president of AB Volvo is regarded as one of the top…

By Benice Atufunwa

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When the Tough Get Going

What you need to learn about conquering economic hardship from a homeless man turned millionaire

“There is no plan B for passion,” Chris Gardner ­­­writes in his new book, Start…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Public Relations

A bad representative can tarnish your business rep

In today’s difficult economic climate, hiring the right representation for your business can be the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Purpose in Your Passion

Harness the energy of what you most enjoy

To counter his chaotic surroundings, then 19-year-old Bill Strickland, a freshman at the University of…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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