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Africa-America Institute Launching Speaker Series for Global Leaders

Networking, advocacy and panel events to start in January

Starting in January and ending in November 2014, the Africa-American Institute will begin its speaker…

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Cool Jobs: Music Manager FlyKix, the Man Behind Trindad James

A thriving businessman, music manager talks fashion and career path

Fly, the man responsible for Trinidad James and Rich Homie Quan, shares how music and…

By Amber McKynzie

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Small Business Job Numbers Show Growth in October

1.3 Million Americans Set to Lose Unemployment Benefits

White House urging Congress to extend program

More than 1 million unemployed will lose benefits Dec. 28, with far-reaching implications for economy.…

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Fresh Start: 7 Smart Actions for the First Week on the Job

Get a good lead at the new gig with this checklist

If you’re ringing in the new year with a new gig, take this checklist with…

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5 Tell-Tale Signs You Should Turn Down a Job Offer

Don't just take any gig. Here are the dealbreakers

When being strategic, you don’t want to take just any job offer. Here are signs…

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Job Hopper: How Young Professionals Can Explain Short Employment Stints

Six steps to best market your diverse experience

Many millennials will have worked several jobs within five years. But how do young job…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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3 Quick Steps to Prep for Job-Seeking Boss Moves in 2014

Use this easy checklist to see new and better employment in the new year

Millennials and young professionals, use this quick guideline in prepping for new and better employment…

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Friend Recommendations: Three Questions to Ask Before Putting Yourself on the Line

Don't put your reputation on the line before considering key things

You may want to help that unemployed family member or friend but not so fast.…

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First Management Job? Here’s How to Rock It Out

5 steps to transition without a hitch

You’ve paid your dues, done stellar work, and brought revenues to the company. Now you’ve…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: ‘Branding Queen’ Talks Creative Career Path and Juggling Entrepreneurship with Day Job

Tola Lawal, founder of SixOne7Creative makes it happen

Tola Lawal, who has worked behind the scenes for brands including BET and Blue Flame,…

By Kimberly Wilson

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How Pres. William R. Harvey’s business approach produced an HBCU set for sustainable longevity

Hampton University president William Harvey gives candid insights on HBCU management efficiency and entrepreneurial innovation.

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Rihanna Adds Balmain to Her Career Portfolio

Pop star becomes face of luxury Parisian brand

Pop start Rihanna has become the new face of luxury Parisian fashion brand Balmain, adding…

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Bey Bold: 5 Savvy Lessons on Power Moves from the Queen

Superstar's surprise album release screams 'Don't talk about it. Bey about it'

Beyonce’s surprise release lends a nod to the boss move of all boss moves: Power…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Pointless and Utterly Ineffective Recruitment Habits

Bad habits that can lead to defeated candidate-seeking efforts

Bad habits that can lead to defeated recruitment efforts and how to avoid them

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Mental Motivation: How to Train Yourself to Be Successful

5 steps to enhancing your capacity for bigger boss moves

You an train your mind to make bigger boss moves. Here’s five steps to help…

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How to Get More Flex Time at Work

Try this strategy to get your ideal work schedule

Don’t know how to approach your boss to get flexible hours? Try this smart strategy.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leap of Faith: A Millennial’s Story of Saying Goodbye to the 9-to-5

Journalist Dontaira Terrell's journey to call her own shots and take back her independence

Millennial Dontaira Terrell quit her Corporate America job to pursue calling her own shots in…

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Dueces: A Millennial’s Guide to Career Clean-Up for 2014

9 professional habits, people, and ideals I'll be giving the boot in the new year

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I love a good purge —(Pause. Not going there.)—from getting rid of clothes…

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In the Zone: How to Get Through Struggle of Career Burnout

Sometimes you can't just quit. Here's how to work past it

Here’s how to overcome career burnout without totally shutting down.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Artist and Fitness Buff Talks Social Media’s Role in Career Advancement

Keaira LaShae uses Web to merge professional interests

Artist and fitness enthusiast Keaira LaShae has used social media to fuel her day job…

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How to Answer the Toughest Question at a Job Interview

You don't want to flub this one, lest you miss out on your dream gig

You’re acing the job interview until your prospective employer asks one of the most difficult…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Criminal Background Checks Prevent You From Getting the Job

Find out how you can take action

Are you being discriminated against because of your criminal background? Find out how you can…

By Sasha King

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

‘Tis the Season: The Best Temp Jobs and How to Maximize Them

Be sure to make the most of your time with holiday employment

Seasonal work can be favorable to your future career advancement if you choose wisely. Here’s…

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On the Radar: Africa’s Leading Women in Business, Entertainment, Politics and Advocacy

The AWP Network highlights global powerhouses we all should watch

The AWP Network highlights global power women, some well-known and others under-the-radar, who we all…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Do Call It a Comeback: 4 Lessons on Career Rebounding from the Soul Train Awards

This year's show embodied true essence of triumph over professional challenges

The Soul Train Music Awards were a hit, holding a prevalent theme of career comebacks…

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You Better Recognize: How Lauding Your Employees Boosts Productivity

Offering more than a pat on the back can be good for company bottom line

Showing your workers appreciation can boost efficiency and productivity. Here’s how to do it without…

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Singer Kelis Adds Culinary Skills to Her Career Portfolio

Music star introduces new sauce line, Feast

One of the little known facts about music artist Kelis is her culinary skills

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Give Thanks: 5 Workplace Personalities Who Rock

Just a little gratitude for the awesome people you work with

Many lists feature qualities of the boss from hell or horrible coworkers, but these workplace…

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Celeb Besties: 5 Lessons on Power Duos and Dynamic Networking

Don't sleep. Strategic friendships can lead to big wins

Sightings of the Kardashian clan with hip-hop royalty have raised eyebrows, but get a clue:…

By Janell Hazelwood

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On the Hunt: 7 Deadly Sins of Job Seekers

Be sure to avoid these vices during your search

Oftentimes the job search process can be frustrating, but don’t fall victim to these career-killing…

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Style Violation: Rihanna’s Doobie And 5 Other Office Hair Faux Pas

Power women, stay away from common mistakes that could cost you your coin

Rihanna’s AMA awards look—Doobie pins and all—have everyone talking hair. Take a look at 4…

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Layover: 4 (Career) Boss Moves to Pass the Time at America’s Most Delayed Airports

Give Candy Crush a rest and advance your professional development

Layovers and delays are becoming a prevalent part of travel, so how do you spend…

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Caught Slipping: 7 Oversights That Could Cost You Your Career

Forgo these power plays and you may see your professional pursuits go down the drain

Forget these power plays and you might watch your career pursuits go down the drain.

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10 Steps to Snag That Promotion

Try this strategy to get on the right path to advancement

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You’ve done stellar work, made friends in the office and even secured a sponsor…

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Six Smart Holiday Boss Moves to Ensure Success into the New Year

Don't let time fly without planning your next best steps

Get an early start on planning your next best moves into 2014. Here’s a checklist…

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How to Break Bad News to Your Boss

Come correct so you won't lose your dignity---or your job

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It’s always a dreadful thought when you have to go to your boss…

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Power Women: 3 Ways to Overcome Workplace Stereotypes

HR and career development professional shares insider secrets to success

Workplace stereotypes are still prevalent in terms of how women are perceived. Here’s how you…

By Antoine Moss

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Unfriend: How to Keep Your Boss Out of Your (Social Media) Business

You can approach that awkward moment with professional ease

So your boss is encouraging connection via social media and wants to follow your updates.…

By Jamie Harrison

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NASCAR Appoints New Managing Director of Brand and Consumer Marketing

Kenny Mitchell brings leadership experience from companies including Gatorade/PepsiCo

Kenny Mitchell has been named managing director of brand and consumer marketing, NASCAR announced recently.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Skincare Entrepreneur Talks Transition from Music Theater to Beauty Industry

Milla Thomas: 'I'm blessed to have found the (career) love of my life'

After studying music theater and working in show business, entrepreneur Milla Thomas found the (career)…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get the Gig: 5 Top Job Search Engines to Land Employment

These sites have specialized criteria for your job-seeking needs

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When it comes to job seeking, the more resources you have and the more…

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3 Life-Changing Leadership Lessons from a Batkid

Take a cue from Miles' fearless journey to see his wish become reality

San Francisco’s Bay Area has been shut down by a fearless 5-year-old battling leukemia dubbed…

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Miles Davis Biopic: Don Cheadle Set to Expand Career Profile with Directorial Debut

Actor working in collaboration with family, Herbie Hancock

Actor Don Cheadle is making more Hollywood boss moves with a new Miles Davis biopic…

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Study: Many Professionals Forced to Choose Careers Outside College Major

More than 30 percent say they never found job related to degree

A new Careerbuilder study shows many college-educated professionals choose to pursue careers outside their major…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Epic Records VP Shares How Women Can Break Out and Make it to the Top

Traci Adams' keys to success: Power guidance and confidence

From Georgia to New York City, Traci Adams has made her mark on the music…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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.

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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We…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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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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Small Business Owners are "Happy" Despite Concerns about Healthcare, Retirement and Customer Acquisition

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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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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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…

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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…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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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…

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71 PERCENT: Someone who says, “that’s not my job”

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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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…

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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…

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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…

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