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The Roots Picnic: A Lesson On Longevity and Industry Relationships

Take a page from the book of a band that's still got it

On the heels of the Roots Picnic, here are three lessons on longevity and relationships…

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Lucrative Side Hustles: Author Gil Robertson Shares Tricks of the Writing Trade

Diversifying your income is the name of the game and Robertson is winning

Author and journalist Gil Robertson knows a thing or two about maximizing your talents to…

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Stephen G. Hill Talks Expanding BET Awards Brand and Road to Success

Executive details popular program transition into The BET Experience

As the BET Awards morphs into The BET Experience, BlackEnterprise.com catches up exclusively with Stephen…

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Young, Millennial and Fearless: How Being a Self-Starter Can Lead to Big Wins

Social entrepreneur and author Syreeta Gates gives secrets to success

Twenty-five year old author and social entrepreneur Syreeta Gates shares the secrets to making your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Signs You’re About to Be Fired

Be prepared for your next step rather than blindsided

No one likes to think about the dreaded day they could be without a job.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Diversity in Green Jobs: Apple Hires Lisa Jackson

New post lends nod to diversity in the green jobs space

Former head of EPA’s new post lends nod to diversity in green jobs and the…

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Heading to Work Abroad Post-Graduation? Here’s a Checklist for You

Ensure that your international transition is seamless with this strategy

This strategy will help ensure your transition to your global opportunity is seamless.

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Military Boss Moves: 5 Smart Job-Seeking Tasks to Do While Deployed

Prep early for life after serving your country

These tips will help you prep early for career moves in civilian life.

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Think Like a Recruiter to Land Your Dream Job

Turn the tables to maximize on self-marketing

Turn the tables by thinking like a recruiter or employer in order to market yourself…

By Antoine Moss

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The Real Househusbands of Hollywood: 3 Smart Career Lessons

Beyond the tear-inducing laughter, these men are winning with the boss moves

As the ‘Real Househusbands of Hollywood’ closes out with a hilarious reunion show, take a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Report: Black Professionals Losing Out in Elite Careers

High-salary jobs for African-Americans are still elusive

Growth for blacks in the medical, law, architecture and executive level jobs has slowed or…

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Back-To-Work Blues: 5 Smart Tips to Get Back on the Grind After Vacation

Shake off the blahs and get back to the boss moves

No matter how much you love your job, returning to work after a vacation can…

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5 Workplace Habits Costing You Cash

Your everyday routine could be nonproductive and inefficient, ultimately taking money right out of your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Simple, Best-Kept Secrets to Career Success

Top tips from winning leaders

Here are the thing winning leaders know that keep them ahead the game—the so-called secrets…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Trends in Corporate Team-Building: Extreme Employee Excursions

Report says global trips help companies boost retention

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Can you imagine your boss sending you across the globe to help with…

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3 Ways to Really Wow Your Boss

Use these tips to start on the right foot at your new gig

If you’re just starting in the job market or recently landed that new dream gig,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Boss Moves to Make During Memorial Weekend

While others are at play, get your hustle on

While many are at play during Memorial Day weekend, you can hustle and get ahead.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Teen Vogue’s Elaine Welteroth on Diversity in Beauty Media: ‘It’s a Step in the Right Direction’

Publication's first black beauty editor talks hiring and career plan

Teen Vogue’s first black beauty editor Elaine Welteroth talks hiring diversity in publishing industry and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Professionals: 25 Things You Should Know by Age 25

Use this checklist to keep a step ahead of the game

This checklist will help you to ensure you’ve dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Dynamic Women Leaders of Color Return to ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’ List

Liberia president and Nigeria's minister of finance also make Forbes list

Recent Forbes list includes dynamic women of color including Beyonce, Michelle Obama, and Liberian president…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Workoholics: How to Manage Their Mania

New study details how to create a win-win environment

New study details how to effectively manage workaholics so that its a win-win situation for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: How to Reevaluate Your Value and Get What You’re Worth

Strategy can help you find a true sense of what you bring to the table

Use this strategy to find a true sense of what you bring to the table…

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From Dropout to Driven: 3 Perks of Taking the Nontraditional Route

Embracing risk can lead to lucrative path of innovation and major wins

Just because you avoided the college-to-work route doesn’t mean you’ve failed. Be inspired by successful…

By Antoine Moss

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Leadership Tip: How to Turn an Awesome Worker Into a Stellar Manager

Empowering subordinates can lead to long-term wins

As the boss, you’re only as good as your team. Coaching subordinates to take on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Strategic Advancement: What’s Your Network Worth?

Use this strategy to analyze the effectiveness of your circle

This step-by-step strategy will help you evaluate your personal and professional network for supreme success.

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4 Smart Reasons to Leave the 9-to-5 And Become Your Own Boss

Making that move of faith isn't just for disgruntled workers

Sometimes it’s a bigger power play to work for yourself. Here’s why.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Seekers, Beware: 4 Employment Scams to Avoid

Don't let desperation lead you to becoming a victim of fraud

These companies are reportedly taking advantage of a competitive and tough market, so job seekers,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Mary Chatman Turns Passion For Romance Into Bridal Business Bliss

CEO of BlackBride.com talks black love and breaking into wedding industry

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with BlackBride.com’s CEO Mary Chatman at their New York bridal event to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: How to Be Confident Without Being Cocky

Don't let arrogance led to early career losses

Often young professionals are fearless and smart, but they can also be seen as arrogant.…

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8 Ways to Maximize Your Summer Internship Experience

Make good use of a prime time in your career development

Now is the prime time to make the most of your time, building your skills…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Good Reasons Volunteering Helps Your Job Search

Use your free time to give back---and get a leg up on opportunities

Don’t let unemployment get you down. You can spend your time giving back—and getting a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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SEO Celebrates 50 Years of Empowering Youth Through Mentorship and Education

Organization raises more than $1 million to support career resources

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) raised nearly $1.8 million to help students achieve educational and…

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Job Seekers: 3 Vital Interview Questions That Tell All

Employers take cues from your answers, so don't be on the losing side

Prospective employers take cues from the way you answer these key questions, so take a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Office Woes: How to Handle a Career-Stifling Boss

If your manager is hindering your advancement, try these power plays

Great leaders know that if their team is strong and growing, so will they be.…

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The One Valuable Success Trait You Need That Lawyers Have

Become indispensable with top-notch, quick critical thinking skills

Lateefah Muhammad, successful Florida A&M University College of Law graduate and professor, shares the secrets…

By Antoine Moss

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More Freelancers Set to Say Goodbye to 9-to-5

Survey reports workers find more fulfillment in flex projects

Survey reports many are finding more fulfillment and interesting projects than full-time jobs allow.

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10 Smart Ways to Manage Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Career

Apply similar rules of thumb for your professional portfolio

Your financial portfolio is not the only thing that needs constant upkeep and updating. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Deadly Sins of Ineffective Bosses

Mistakes that could cost you team morale and your bottom line

These unprofessional mistakes could cost you team productivity—and your bottom line.

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5 Ways to Increase Your Odds of Career Success

One writer details how you can become "luckier and wealthier"

When it comes to success, there are ways to increase your odds of attaining it.…

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5 Savvy Ways to Recruit Awesome Talent

This strategy will help you attract best of the best

With this strategy, whether you’re the boss, human resources professional or recruiter, you’ll get the…

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3)  Manage Stress

A healthy lifestyle is not just about nutrition and exercise.  What goes on in your personal life affects your eating (that’s why it’s called comfort food) and your motivation.  Stress is unhealthy and managing it is a major component of living healthily and will positively or negatively effect your resolution outcome.

If you have a stressful job or are in the midst of an un-happy relationship, find ways to cope with these nuisances or move away from them altogether.  Finding “me time” such as meditation, starting a blog, volunteering, creating an art project or riding a motorcycle.  If it makes you feel good about yourself and takes you away from the day to day difficulties, do it.  If you are stressed you are more prone to fall back into bad habits.

5 Ways Yoga Can Help Your Job Search

These lessons can lead you to your dream gig

Besides the obvious health benefits, here are lessons you can apply to your job hunt…

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Top Apps to Organize Your Work Day

These tech tools will keep you on top of your schedule---and your game

These tech tools will keep you on top of your schedule—and your game.

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4 Money-Smart Employment Options for the Summer

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Sometimes, traditional work just doesn’t cut it alone. And as the weather gets…

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3 Smart Ways Meditation Hones Leadership Skills

Become a more effective leader when practicing meditation.

As a leader you are relied upon and are held to higher expectations. Ideally every…

By Sasha King

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Motherhood vs. Career Pursuits: Professional Women Share Their Stories

Professionals talk childbearing, life balance and family planning choices

Professional women from across the country, from a single working mother to a woman who’s…

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What I Learned from Mom: Career Women Share Lessons of Leadership

Valuably unforgettable words of wisdom for working women

Professional women share leadership insights they learned from their mothers that led to their success…

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7 Traits That Will Get You Fired

Undesirable employee traits that lead to the unemployment line.

Everyone has bad habits, some which are more obvious than others. It is important to…

By Sasha King

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A Timeless Classic: Top Career Lessons from ‘The Great Gatsby’

Classic story includes timeless themes to avoid career ruin

As F. Scott Fitzgerald classic hits theaters, take a look at timeless lessons from the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Popularity vs. Proficiency: How Managers Can Motivate Teams for Effective Leadership

Sure, you want to be likeable, but productivity should be No. 1

As a boss, you want to be liked, but popularity shouldn’t trump productivity goals. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership Fail: Top Worst Management Strategies

Traditional fads may have stood the test of time, but some are obsolete

In terms of management, fad can come and go, but some ineffective ones have stood…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hip-Hop Artist Nelly Teams Up with Mike and Ike To Reunite Candy Brand

Entertainer adds endorsement to his multifaceted career portfolio

Entertainer Nelly partners with brand as Mike and Ike reunite, adding candy endorsement to his…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Must-Have Tools to Make Boss Moves

If you want to be major, don't leave home without them

If you’re a young boss on the come up, you won’t want to leave the…

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How to Market Yourself in 150 Characters or Less

Use this strategy to condense your elevator pitch

Oftentimes, employers have little time and less patience. Learn the art of introducing what you…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Rethink Your Resume: Creative Ideas You Can Execute Today

One savvy job seeker used Kickstarter as inspiration

Some say keep it simple. Others say get fancy with it. Either way, creativity can…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Six Brain-Boosting Steps to Smarter Thinking

Improve your thinking skills with these books and Web resources

Take these six steps to get smarter and strengthen your thinking skills for ultimate career…

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How to Recognize Bullies in the Workplace

Ways to identify and deal with workplace bullies for a more productive environment.

Here’s what you can do to combat aggressive behaviors at the office—without losing your job.

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Is Your Job Search Suffering Because Of Your Social Circle?

Are your family and friends keeping you from getting a job?

The people you surround yourself with are reflective of you. So now’s the time to…

By Sasha King

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Episode 6: Five Career Tips From VH1′s The Gossip Game

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn.

VH1’s The Gossip Game follows seven urban media professionals, as they navigate their way through…

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Founder of ‘Nigeria’s Netflix’ and Partners Invest $1 Million For Nigerian Tech Startups

In exclusive interview, tech leader talks innovation in Lagos

Exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com: iROKO Partners’ Jason Jason Njoku talks investing in Africa’s tech innovations…

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IBOM L.L.C founder, Anie Akpe-Lewis and Mayven PR founder, Yvonne Unubun, partnered to organize the "Africans Creating Technology" event, gathering some of the who's who in the industry to talk about the emerging sector and opportunities in Africa and ways African-owned startups can thrive within the U.S. and abroad.

Photos: BlackEnterprise.com Sponsors “Africans Creating Technology” Event

Check out a recap of the New York gathering of global tech leaders

BlackEnterprise.com sponsored IBOM L.L.C’s “Africans Creating Technology” event in New York City, with industry leaders…

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Change Your State of Mind For Better Leadership

Leadership is more of personal characteristic than a skill.

Leadership is more than a collection of tips on what to do when you are…

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No More Working From Home Say Yahoo CEO

Women in Tech Growing With Virtual Opportunities

A lack of in office opportunities bring a growth in virtual ones.

The tech industry is booming and it is time for woman to cash in on…

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As Baby Boomers Retire, Young Workers Can Take the Lead

Take advantage of a prime time for new leaders

Reports say more senior workers are retiring. Here’s how young professionals can take advantage of…

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

Productivity Killers: 8 Everyday Habits to Break

Put these tasks on your 'not-to-do' list

Sometimes our daily routines are counterproductive. Here are things to take off your to-do list…

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Want a Promotion? Show Your Boss You Have What It Takes

Get the position you deserve today

Use this strategy to get the advancement you deserve at work.

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10 Reasons Humor Will Lead to Success

Why incorporating humor will lead to career success.

What does success mean to you? What would you say were the keys to success?…

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3 Savvy Ways to Turn Career Flops Into Long-Term Wins

Learning lessons from loss can ensure you continue advancing and growing

It’s OK to try and fail, but the key is to take the lesson and…

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Managing Excuses: How to Increase Accountability in the Office

You can better evaluate what can become a productivity killer

Excuses can be legitimate but when used repetitively, they can be a major hindrance to…

By Sasha King

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Episode 5: Five Career Tips From VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game’

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn.

Take a look at five business tips from episode 5 of VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game.’

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9 Savvy Ways to Conquer a Workday of Chaos

Sail through hell days at the office with ease

Sometimes, the days can get more than hectic in the office. Here’s how to sail…

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9 Ways To Tactfully Handle Your Boss Stealing Your Idea

The dos and dont's of confronting your boss.

Have you ever had an idea that you thought would be great for your business?…

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6 Reasons You Should Avoid White Lies At Work

The ramifications of a white lie are a lot more far reaching than at first anticipated

Almost everyone has done it. Lied to someone to spare their feelings, to get out…

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New Grads: 10 Career Boss Moves to Make Right Now

This checklist will get you through the first vital days post-graduation

Here’s a checklist of things you should get accomplished within the first 200 days post…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sheila Abdus-Salaam Set to Become First Black Woman Appointed to New York’s Top Court

Judge selected by the governor could make history

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam has been nomination by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to serve on the U.S.…

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Success Secrets Exposed: 5 Steps to Upgrading the Game after Graduation

Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D. shares a strategy for job market advancement

Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D., best-selling author and speaker, shares a strategy that can arm grads with…

By Antoine Moss

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What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

Homie, Coworker, Friend: Pros and Cons of Working with Loved Ones

It may be tricky to balance relationships, so consider all risks

It may seem like the job of your dreams working with people you already mesh…

By Sasha King

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Started from the Bottom: Lessons at the Entry-Level

Tips that will help you see the bright side of the experience

You may be at the bottom for now, and maybe you feel disappointed by that.…

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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

5 Savvy Ways to Say No … Without Uttering the Word

Whether you're just passive aggressive or dread the decline, use this strategy

Whether you’re terrible at being direct or you can’t afford to lose your job, here…

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Cool Jobs: SaGe Services CEO Helps Facilitate Global Tech Innovations

Tapua Tunduwani draws from global experience to meet a vital need

CEO of Sage Services, Tapua Tunduwani turns passion into profit by providing flex space for…

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Managing New Mommyhood: 10 Tips To Transitioning Back To Work After Baby

Get back to work with less tears and stress with this strategy

You have your new bundle of joy, and the doomed day has come where you…

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3 Work-Life Balance Tips for the Extreme Workaholic

Get your balance back with these quick tips

If you’re constantly using personal time for work, it may be time to turn the…

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How Your Core Values Will Translate To Career Advancement

5 steps to carving out personal values for career success.

When choosing a position what factors do you take into consideration? Although it is important…

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Passive Pushover? Here’s How You Can Still Win

Stop the nonsense and take these steps to authoritative leadership

Being passive can lead to toxic office issues including conflict and slack productivity, but here…

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You Can Resign—Without Burning Bridges

Use this strategy to bow out with your reputation intact

Follow this tips on how to keep your cool and avoid burning bridges the moment…

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Young NASCAR Phenom Takes First K&N Victory in Richmond

Ryan Gifford, a Drive For Diversity participant, overcomes defeat

Ryan Gifford, a NASCAR Drive for Diversity participant, got his first win at the K&N…

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Dynamic Women’s Conference: Star Jones Talks NAPW, New Boss Moves and Her Next Phase

Attorney and author sets sights on leveling the playing field

Star Jones, author and spokeswoman for the National Association of Women Professionals, hosted dynamic event…

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Young Leader Advocates for Tech Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs

AWP Network founder working to uplift next generation of African innovators

Mary Olushoga, AWP Network founder, took a page from her father’s business book to to…

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Young Epic Records Brand Manager Talks Jay-Z Inspiration and Making Music Boss Moves

Brooklyn, N.Y. native credits Jay Z and father for motivation

At just 25, brand manager Kevin Storey has moved up the ranks in the music…

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How to Use Your Day Job to Get to Your Dream Job

Create the appropriate strategy today

Some gigs are just a stepping stone, and in any power player’s career, knowing a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Social Media Profiles for Job Seeking

These tips are quick, simple and out of the box

So you’ve seen tip after tip on optimizing your resume. Well these are simple and…

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SBA, NWBC, and Women Innovators to host #STEMforHer Twitter Q & A

Why More Women Should Be Introduced To Tech Careers

Writer stresses importance of exposing girls to STEM job options

Off the top of your head name 5 people who are known as being tech…

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NWBC As Key Resource to Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

Should Career-Driven Women Make More Sacrifices?

The age-old battle between career and family continues

Writers explore the phenomenon of power women in other countries and how they balance boss…

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Too Picky In Your Job Search

Sometimes less than ideal is the best option

Having standards is one thing but some job seekers take them to a whole other…

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An Old Staple for Youth: How to Write A Savvy Cover Letter

Students and young professionals, these tips will help you draft a winner

Hate having to tailor that initial introduction? Well, these tips will help you draft that…

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6 Apps to Upgrade Your Networking Skills

Use these tools to give you competitive edge in your industry

These tech tools will give you the edge you need to stay organized, keep in…

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Top 5 Job-Seeking Mistakes of College Students

How to get ahead of the game post graduation

It’s always good to know what you do right, but it’s the avoidable mistakes that…

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Celebrating Earth Day: 9 Awesome Green Career Options

Possibilities are numerous for working for environmentally friendly companies

Whether you work for a company that is Earth-friendly or directly work to save the…

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7 Cool Science Jobs That Don’t Require Advanced Degree

These gigs are perfect for the scientist in you---without the extra credentials

These jobs are perfect for the science geek in you, and they don’t require a…

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Cool Jobs: Young Tech Innovator Remixes His Way to Gaming App Success

Savvy entrepreneur fuses creativity and enterprise for profit

Nigerian-American tech entrepreneur Muoyo Okome remixes apps and makes them his own, creating a savvy…

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Russell Simmons Advocates for Youth Success with Rising Tide Program

Contest will give winner chance of a lifetime with entertainment mogul

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons talks new advocacy program and why service is a lifelong journey…

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Deeper Voice, More Respect? Your Tone Could Dictate Leadership Success

How your pitch can play a role in management

Study shows the tone of one’s voice can have a major impact on their success…

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Publishing Powerhouse Uses Strategic Partnerships to Build an Empire

Rolling Out founder Munson Steed talks road to success

This multimedia power player has been able to use business savvy as well as forge…

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5 Benefits Of Being An Older Intern

Seasoned professionals find creative ways to get foot in the door

As a seasoned professional, you may think an internship is beneath you. But in some…

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Young Professionals: 8 Tips To Achieving A Strong Work-Life Balance

Build a balanced future for your career and your loved ones

In times of crisis people begin to reflect on things that they could be doing…

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3 Myths About Successful Startup Cultures

Advance Your Career With A Strong Company Culture

How a company culture will lead to career success

Creating the right company environment is key for managers and leaders who want to keep…

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Newly Unemployed? 7 Steps To Turn Challenge Into Triumph

Don't let the gloom stop your grind

Don’t let the gloom halt your grind. You can succeed after being laid off or…

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Leadership Tip: Let Employees Take Risks and Make Mistakes

Steps that can be taken to make the most of employee snafus

Sometimes lessons learned from moments of weakness on the job can benefit the bottom line.

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7 Smart Ways to Be More Productive Online

Spend time wisely while you're on the Web

Oftentimes, reports focus on how workers are unproductive while at work, loafing around the Internet.…

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Actor Larenz Tate Advocates for Employment Opportunities for Urban Men

With entrepreneur Karim Webb, leaders build awareness and create resources

Actor has partnered with the restaurant entrepreneur Karim Webb to advocate for employment for urban…

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Ladies, Be Inspired: 7 Steps to Upgrade Your Career

Take a cue from Southern Culture Artisan Food founder Erica Barrett

Erica Barrett founded Southern Culture Artisan Foods after taking a leap of faith away from…

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How To Cope With Workplace Stress and Increase Your Tolerance

With this strategy you can learn to approach and manage reaction to challenges

With this strategy, not only can you cope, but you can raise your tolerance for…

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Hiring Choices: Quiet Neurotic May Be Better Bet Than Highly Visible Extrovert

Study: 'Withdrawn' personality may actually be asset to team dynamics

Study shows neurotic personality may be a better bet for team success in the workplace…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Designer Fuses European and African Culture for Collection

Germany and Nigeria meet to form vibrant brand

Designer Hazel Aggrey-Orleans fuses her German and Nigerian heritage to found Eki-Orleans, a global fashion…

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

Star Power: 8 Characteristics of a Stellar Employee

Employers want these indispensable traits from workers

How would you rate yourself at your job? Are doing your best or just sliding…

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How to Negotiate Severance Before Layoff

Be prepared early for the moment you may be forced to leave

You should always be prepared from the moment you accept a job offer for the…

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Career Development Like Dating? 4 Rules to Apply to the Grind

These tips won't leave you heartbroken

Sometimes, finding the right job or career can be like finding “the one.” Here are…

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5 Reasons Taking Career Advice Too Literally Could Ruin You

How to develop discernment for words of wisdom to keep or toss

Advice comes a dime a dozen—and some of it is tried and true—but you have…

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Beyonce Lends Her Voice to Help Goodwill Promote Job Opportunities

Beyonce will support Goodwill with donation drives at her concerts

Superstar singer Beyonce partners with Goodwill to raise funds and awareness to sponsor training and…

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7 Ways To Show Your Value Beyond Social Media

How to look beyond your Web presence to market yourself

Social media is not the end-all, be-all when it comes to what you offer the…

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Less Than Best: 5 Signs You’re Settling in Your Career

Here's how to get motivated and stop wasting precious time

If you’re just going through the motions, you may be wasting precious time. Here’s how…

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A Lesson on Personal Branding: It’s About Leadership, Not Self-Promotion

Expert says solid strategy doesn't stop at social media marketing

Personal branding is a journey that doesn’t stop at social media marketing. One writer details…

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International Speedway Corp. Appoints New Advertising and Marketing Leaders to Board

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green join motorsports powerhouse

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green are latest leaders of color to be appointed…

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How To Gauge When It is Time to Pass the Torch

4 ways you will know it is time to move on.

Everyone has their season. This includes being in a leadership position in a company. Whether…

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When Being Too Fast and Efficient Goes Wrong

Things can go haywire when you're too quick with the draw

Sometimes, being too quick with the draw and completing tasks at a robotic pace can…

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Let Your Career Choice Begin With Where You Will Live

Top 10 job locations for college grads

New York and Washington, D.C. top list for best places for college graduates.

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Episode 2: Five Career Tips From VH1’s ‘The Gossip Game’

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn

BlackEnterprise.com breaks down career lessons from VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game.’

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Seal the Deal: How to Approach Job Seeking Like an Entrepreneur

This strategy can help you get the offer you deserve

Take a page from the book of enterprising leaders and approach your job search like…

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Leadership Success: How Small Gestures Equal Big Rewards

Ways to translate the little things for great career wins

Sometimes it’s a combination of small actions that lead to great results. See how the…

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How to Avoid Easy Career Mistakes

Steer clear of these on-the-job faux pas

Some of these on-the-job faux pas you may think are common sense but we’d beg…

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The Gossip Game’s Kim Osorio Talks Reality TV, Blogger Cred, and Life After The Source

Hip-hop media vet looks forward to next generation of industry leaders

Hip-hop media vet and reality TV star Kim Osario talks the next phase of her…

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Going Global: How Young Professionals Can Build Foundation for International Career

This strategy can ensure you get a great start in spreading your wings abroad

A young leader shares real-life success tips on building your professional brand and taking it…

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Do the Same ‘Lean In’ Principles Apply to Black Women?

Writer examines how Facebook COO's popular book relates to women of color

Lessons from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s inspiring and popular book, Lean In: Women, Work, and…

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The Key to Your Career Advancement: An Emotional Intelligence Mentor

Learn from solid leaders how to manage feelings in the workplace

As a young professional, learning how to work through challenges and manage emotions can be…

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The One Valuable Job Skill Employers Will Love You For

No matter what industry, this knowledge will make you that much more marketable

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With almost every industry being influenced by tech, it’s not rocket science that having…

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How To Tap Into the Job Network You Didn’t Know You Had

Take these steps to redevelop existing relationships

Looking for the next gig, and don’t know where to start. How about the people…

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Don’t Hate: Why Ambitious Women Are Least Likeable

How successful women are personified as less likeable

The more successful a woman becomes, the less she’s considered likeable. But why is that?…

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College to Career: 5 Steps to an Easy Transition

Strategy for maximizing valuable post-grad career building

This strategy will ensure you don’t waste valuable time and resources post graduation.

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Trailblazers of Education: 7 Black Women Who Broke Barriers

Scholar pioneers who advance intellect and innovation of society

Here’s a look a seven female pioneers who advance the plight of education around the…

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3 Valuable Reasons Soft Skills Can Trump Experience

Just having done the work just isn't always enough

Sometimes it’s not just about doing the work. You must come to the table with…

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Brand Building for the Intrapreneur

How a solid personal brand can lead to internal success

Crafting a great personal brand can mean the difference between being seen as a great…

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6 Smart Ways to Attract Quality Interns

Get the best talent to start their career at your company

These tactics will ensure you attract the top young talent to work for your company

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5 Ways to Be a Better Leader

Strengthen your leadership skills to get the promotion you deserve

This strategy will help you strengthen your leadership skills and gain that promotion you deserve.

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10 Ways to Be A More Effective Listener

How to use your listening skills to further your career

Will you’re a great listener, you’re often a great leader. Here’s a strategy to tune…

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3 Smart Ways Body Language Can Lead to Wins

Sometimes, it's all about what you don't say

Sometimes, it’s not about what you say. It’s about what you don’t say. Here’s how…

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PR Power Woman Talks Hard-Knock Start and the Power of Purpose

Elvira Guzman's tips on professional branding and overcoming obstacles

Spending her teen years with parents incarcerated, Elvira Guzman was able to overcome and find…

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6 Ideas to Turn Your Customer Holiday Gifts Into a Marketing Tool

5 Smart Ways to Show Gratitude in Business

Proper etiquette for gift-giving

Here’s etiquette 101 in showing gratitude to a business partner, coworker or industry peer.

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Top 10 States to Make a Good Living

Washington and Virginia among top 5

These U.S. locales have better pay and benefits.

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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life: How Successful Women Do It

Executive coach Valorie Burton talks faith and strategy for upgrading your career

Certified coach Valorie Burton knows more than a thing or two about how mindset affects…

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Cool Jobs: Publisher Takes News-Gathering Skills to Film Industry

Co-founder of Creme Magazine talks venture into movie-making

Filmmaker and co-founder of Creme Magazine talks telling stories on multiple platforms and her passion…

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12 Smart Steps to Making Savvy Idea Into Lucrative Reality

You can succeed at innovating in your career and overall life

This strategy can help you hone in on your thoughts and make decisions that lead…

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