Tag Archives: Career Advancement

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This Workplace Myth Could Ruin Your Career

Common thinking can be detrimental to your advancement

There’s always a common school of thought on elements of life, whether it’s love, career…

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Career Lessons You Can Learn From Sports Stars’ Latest Moves

Take heed to avoid professional blunders

From injuries to retirements to player altercations, if we pay close attention there are career…

By Courtney Connley

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Your Network, Your Net Worth: How to Make Solid Connections with Key College Alumni

Best practices when building post-grad relationships

Check out these three best practices to use when networking with your fellow alums.

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Student, Recent Grad, Young Professional: Get in Gear For Your Next Career Move

Don't know where to start? We've got you covered

Though the holidays are over, it’s still prime time to renew your strategy to become…

By Jamie Harrison

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3 Intern Habits Every Professional Should Develop

Fresh-faced hunger to succeed is vital for advancement

These fresh-faced, hungry-to-succeed intern skills are valuable, whether you’re a seasoned or entry-level worker.

By Courtney Connley

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Innovative Isolation: How to Reach Your Full Potential by Separating from the Pack

Three steps to reaching your full potential

National business mogul and author Hasheem Francis talks the importance of self-reflection and separation from…

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Don’t Let Your Job Ruin Your Relationship

Tips to keep your personal life in tact while chasing checks

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Had a long day at the office? Is your boss tap-dancing on your last…

By Jamie Harrison

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Top Five Celebrity Boss Moves We’re All Anticipating

Check out a snapshot of career highlights everyone's watching

Motivation we can gain from the career moves these celebrities are making

By Courtney Connley

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Quvenzhané Wallis Sets Record as Youngest ‘Best Actress’ Oscar Nominee

Breakout star gets major nod for role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Breakout star Quvenzhané Wallis plays Hushpuppy in Academy Award-nominated film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

By Janell Hazelwood

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8 Ways to Jumpstart Your Side Hustle

Start early getting that enterprising idea off the ground

Start early to get that idea off the ground, so you can bring in extra…

By Sasha King

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On the Humble: Surviving An Entry-Level Job… When You’re Forced to Start Over

Here's how to make working from the bottom work for you

Taking a lower-level job or starting over can be humbling, but don’t fret. Check out…

By Janell Hazelwood

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National Urban League Launches $70 Million Expansion to Increase Jobs Resources

Initiative includes nationwide advocacy campaign and programs

The “Jobs Rebuild America: Employ, Educate, Empower” encompasses a series of public and private investments…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Higher Up: 9 Steps to Advance Your Hustle

Follow a strategy that will recharge and upgrade your career

Time to progress and make moves to push your career forward. Here are nine steps…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get On Board: Boost Your Profile by Becoming a Director

Use acquired skills to advance your career outside of the workplace

The skills you have acquired on the job can be applied to a leadership position…

By Sasha King

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Don’t Sleep: Study Says Community College Grads Making More Money

Earnings potential of certificate and 2-year degree holders significant

New data suggests graduates of two-year community college programs in certain fields tend to earn…

By Jamie Harrison

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Alternative to Unemployment? Take On That Part-Time Gig

Part-time employment allows flexibility and experience

Although the unemployment rate showed a decline in the last month of the year it…

By Sasha King

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New Year, New You: Audit Your Life For Optimal Growth

Make sure you don't continue making the same mistakes

You can’t truly progress without knowing how you can improve. Take an assessment of yourself…

By Sasha King

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3 Ways to Love Your Job in 2013

Make the best of this year to see major long-term gains

What do I want to achieve this year? Where do I want my career to…

By Jamie Harrison

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Lucrative Side Hustle: Savvy Woman Brings in Extra $10K Painting Faces

Nonprofit professional found a way to make hobby work for her

Maryland resident Tashia Bagwell turned a love for painting children’s faces for fun events into…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Must-Have Skills for a Career in Tech

Specific knowledge set will ensure you remain competitive

Learn what essential knowledge this high-growth industry requires so can be at the top of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Ways to Think Creatively at Work

Don't start 2013 in a rut. Change your mindset

If you find yourself bored or dissatisfied at work, find ways to think more creatively…

By Janell Hazelwood

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No Bueno: 4 Pieces of Bad Career Advice to Avoid

Common quips that could derail long-term professional success

These insights are commonly expressed but not necessarily the best insight on career fulfillment or…

By Jamie Harrison

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5 Most Outlandish Employee Resignations in 2012

Take a look at real-life cases of going out with a bang

Well, these people took it to another level, going out with a major bang, AOL…

By Janell Hazelwood

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15 Great Reads to Help Advance Your Career

Check out these books to learn how to upgrade your hustle

If you spend any time waiting, whether it’s at the salon, barber shop, doctor’s office…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Made New Year’s Career Resolutions? Here’s How to Keep Them

Start today walking the walk instead of being all talk

Statistics tell us that by February, half of those who’ve made New Year’s resolutions usually…

By Jamie Harrison

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Get Hired: Hottest Jobs to Apply For in 2013

These industries expected to show major growth

If a career change is on your New Year’s resolution list, trend watchers predict pockets…

By Jamie Harrison

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Career Growth Can Start Outside of Your Field

3 reasons why it could work out

It’s not the end of the world if you don’t get a job in you…

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New Money, 6 Facts you Should Know About Salary Negotiation

Be proactive in your approach

Will you be getting a raise this year? Whether the answer is yes or no,…

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Ready to Work: What Companies Want to See on Your Social Media Profiles

Include these key elements to attract top-notch employers

These key elements will attract top-notch employers to your Web pages.

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Not a Good Look: A Snapshot of Celebrity Career Blunders of 2012

A snapshot of moments that put a dent in entertainers' brands

From K. Michelle to Drake, these recent moments were low points that put a major…

By Courtney Connley

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Snore: 5 Ways to Remain Productive in Boring Meetings

As a young professional, here's how to get through a sometimes annoying office norm

To avoid being labeled as a rude youngster who goofs off on their smartphone during…

By Antoine Moss

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Ring in the New Year with New Opportunities

Even in celebrating, you can make major boss moves

Use these tips for networking even in the craziness that is New Year’s celebrations.

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Girl Scouts Partners With Sorority to Promote STEM Careers Among Girls

New initiative will provide educational access to minority youth

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) partnered with Sigma Gamma Rho to help build awareness…

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Attract Success: Easy Ways To Stay On Top of Your Game

Use your personality and everyday experience to drive advancement

With these tips, you can be sure opportunities and great things come your way.

By Sasha King

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It’s Winter Vacay: 5 Steps to Advance Your Career During the Break

Take the time off to get a leg up in the job market

With the help of parents (or mentors), you should devise a quick game plan that…

By Antoine Moss

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TMI, Much? How Disclosing Too Much Relationship Drama Can Taint Your Professional Reputation

Save the drama and focus on the bigger picture

Three reasons blasting every little detail about your relationship on social media can taint your…

By Courtney Connley

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What’s on Your Boss Moves Bucket List For 2013?

Throw pause out the window and run, full force, into success

As we move into the new year, it’s good to think of your plans for…

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Football Fanatics Please Apply: How Your Sports Obsession Can Be a Job-Seeking Plus

Try these winning strategies to make a career touchdown

You can apply vital sports elements to win in your job search. Here’s how.

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Family Hustle: T.I. & Tiny Prove It’s Never Too Early to Pass on Healthy Work Ethic

Four ways parents can teach importance of the grind to children

Rapper T.I. and savvy wife, Tiny, ensure the Harris family is into the grind, showing…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Quick Steps to Turning a ‘No’ Into a ‘Yes’

These communication skills will ensure you advance

Use these skills to ensure your voice is heard and you get exactly what you…

By Antoine Moss

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Style Suite: Your New Year’s (Fashion) Resolution

Make emerald part of the new, fashionably forward you

As you usher out the old and move in the new, be sure you keep…

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Seasoned Freelancers: These Mistakes Could Cost You Gigs

In order to maximize your reach, you can't move like a rookie

You can’t move like a rookie and expect to get more or even, better, work.…

By Sasha King

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Have Three Seats: How Parental Advice Could Cost You Your Promotion

Resting on your laurels won't get you to the next level

When it comes to getting that promotion, some quips from mom and dad can work…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Failure’s Not an Option: 5 Success Tips from a Young Millionaire

Millennial entrepreneur Farrah Gray shares how to overcome fear

Farrah Gray, a 28-year-old entrepreneur and author shares insights on what led him to see…

By Antoine Moss

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Lessons on Web Branding: 5 Celebrities Who Get It Right

Take a cue from these personalities on how you can step your game up

While many stars constantly lash out, these celebrities keep it cool and remain professional. Here…

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Discernment, Not Desperation: Why Employers Need You Just As Much As You Need Them

Don't neglect vetting the company you plan to offer your skills to

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With a rough job market, it’s understandable for an individual to say “yes” to…

By Courtney Connley

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Hair We Go Again: How to Respond to the Never-Ending Workplace Style Debate

Doctor who dons 'locks talks how you can remain professional despite scrutiny

Sometimes it can be annoying —even insulting— to constantly fielding style questions on ethnic haircare.…

By Jamie Harrison

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J. Alexander Martin Continues Successful Fashion Career After FUBU

Industry leader talks going from retail snub to fashion brand giant

J. Alexander Martin is still on the scene and still making it happen!

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How to Make That Seasonal Job a Permanent One

Tips for getting asked back again and again

Take these steps to ensure your holiday career “audition” as a temp worker ends with…

By Jamie Harrison

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First-Day No Nos: 3 Ways to Avoid Coworker Hate

Make a good impression at the onset with these tips

Take heed to these rules to the game that will prevent you from asking questions…

By Courtney Connley

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Holiday Hangup: 4 Excuses You Shouldn’t Use to Stop Your Job Search

Don't use the holidays to slack off on efforts to advance

Just because it’s the season to be jolly doesn’t mean it’s the season to slack…

By Sasha King

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Yandy Smith: Make Your Personal Life Your Business for the Holidays

To professionally succeed, you must take time to appreciate life, love, and family

Stow away those laptops, put the BlackBerrys and iPhones on silent and be thankful for…

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Get Inspired: 12 Major Celebrity Boss Moves in 2012

These key moments should push your desire to hustle harder in 2013

Here’s a snapshot of celebrity boss moves that should inspire you to hustle harder in…

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All I Want For Christmas is a Day Off

Four ways to cope if you're working for the holidays

Don’t have to let the work Grinch steal your joy. Here are 4 ways to…

By Jamie Harrison

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How to Cope When a Career Win Turns into a Flop

Every path has its ups and downs. Here's how to get through

Career paths have peaks and valleys. Here are three tips on how to get out…

By Jamie Harrison

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4 Real-World Workshops Every College Should Offer

Adding these to the curriculum would give students a leg up

These are offerings that all colleges/universities should provide to ensure their students are beyond prepared…

By Courtney Connley

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Holiday Blues: How to De-Stress Despite the Deadlines

Take the time to unwind for better productivity

Use these tips so you won’t overburden yourself balancing work and personal deadlines this holiday…

By Sasha King

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Young & Promising: How to Get Key People to Take You Seriously

These steps will lead you to become one of the who's who in your industry

Use these steps to ensure you’re visible and in a position to advance in your…

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Job Candidates: It’s Your Plans for the Future That Really Matter

Even with no experience, market yourself with what you're going to do

Even if you have little to no experience, you can market yourself with the boss…

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Freedom Over Finances: Study Says Millennials Value Flexibility Over Salary

Innovative environment, option to work remote top needs

Young professionals want a corporate culture that embraces innovation and allows them to view social…

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Students: 3 Steps to Stellar Professional Branding Online

No matter age or education level, the earlier you build, the better

Even if you’re still a student or early in your career, it’s good to start…

By Courtney Connley

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Get Serious: 5 Ways Students Can Clean Up Their Social Media Imprint

Take charge of how you're represented on the Web

Even as a college student, it’s important to protect your online presence as it directly…

By Jamie Harrison

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From Teen Mom to Harvard to Celebrity Hairstylist

How Nancy V. Brown overcame early challenges to achieve career success

Once a 14-year-old mom, Nancy V. Brown is the true definition of a survivor. She…

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Under 30 and Winning: Top Millennials Overhauling Education

Young innovators are ensuring our youth have fair chance at advancement

These young leaders are passionate about making the playing field that much more equal for…

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Eliminate the Chaos: How to Organize Your Job Hunt

Don’t let the process and stress drive you up the wall

You don’t have to be overwhelmed with trying to find your next gig. Here are…

By Courtney Connley

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6 Habits That Ensure You Won’t Get a Better Gig in 2013

Take heed now to see success in the new year

Those same-old habits from this year may not work in the new year when it…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Sure-Fire Ways to Avoid Resume Mistakes

Don't let an avoidable gaffe lead to job search disaster

Don’t land your resume in the trash because of a writing mistake you could’ve avoided.

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Kin-Coworker Conflict: How to Manage Working with Family

Tips to help ensure business doesn't get personal

Here are three tips for successfully working with your next of kin.

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Got Multiple Passions? Top Careers Perfect For You

How you can incorporate many aptitudes into your dream job

Here’s how you can actually make being a Jane of Many Trades an asset.

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9 Holiday Gifts That Can Help Boost Your Career

These items will aid in your professional development

Brazen Careerist details gifts that actually help you to advance your career in the long…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 (Totally Unexpected) Workplace Lessons From AMC’s Mad Men

Learn a thing or two from popular characters about being indispensable

Here’s what you can learn from the popular show about how to advance in your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Rhonda Lee Case: Was Responding to Ignorance Worth It? I Don’t Think So

Sometimes it's best to pick professional battles wisely

Meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired after responding to a viewer's racially charged Facebook comments about…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tweet, Like, Share: 3 Benefits of Developing Win-Win Relationships on Social Media

Selfish networking will ensure you make few quality connections

As a professional, you can use social media engagement as a tool to build relationships…

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Former Estée Lauder Exec Quits Job to Create ‘Black MBA Women’

Organization seeks to build viable professional network

Picture this: A room full of educated black women with MBAs from top tier schools…

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Contemplating A Career Change? 6 Things You Should Consider

The grass isn't always greener on the other side

Anything might seem better than your current gig, but don’t jump too fast. Consider these…

By Sasha King

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Cool Jobs: Young Events Exec Bridges Global Gaps at Full-Service Company

Soloman Nnanna helps provide elite experiences for clients and millennials

Infusing culture and a passion for expanding experiences for 20-somethings, this Royalty Life Group executive…

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Hater Much?: How to Handle Shade and Jealousy in the Workplace

4 steps to saving face and coming out on top

When making boss moves in your career, you may encounter low-key shade from peers in…

By Jamie Harrison

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How Your Plan B Can Stifle Your Goals

Sometimes it's best to stick out Plan A

This is course of action that is taken after all of your resources have dried…

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4 Bad College Habits to Leave Behind for Post-Grad Success

How to make the transition from student to working adult

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Whether you raced through college in search of adulthood and steady paychecks, or you’re…

By Jamie Harrison

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Flip the Script: 3 Key Questions to Ask During Your Job Interview

These will set you apart from the competition

The job-seeking process is a two-way street. Employers are vetting you, but you should also…

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Building A Positive Partnership: Tips For Long-Term Growth

A strong partnership starts from the beginnning

A partnership like any relationship should be based on trust, compatibility and communication. Without these…

By Sasha King

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I Just Want to be Successful: 4 Signs It’s Time to Look for Another Job

It may seem scary, but in order to advance, you must take the first step

Making the decision to take the next step in your career can seem scary, especially…

By Jamie Harrison

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Motivation: 3 (Right) Ways to Help A Loved One Get a Job

Offer professional gifts that keep on giving

Here are three ways that will help both you and the ones closest to you…

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5 Typical Business Mistakes to Avoid

Repairing Your on the Job Mistake in Five Steps

We are only human

Human nature is inevitable. We are not perfect and mistakes will be made.

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Out Without a Bang: How to Resign with Grace

An exit strategy---whether it's trouble or just time to move on

Amid sexual scandal, Emmy-award winning Elmo puppeteer Kevn Clash resigned. Whether you’re in the middle…

By Jamie Harrison

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Successful Women Can Get—and Keep—a Man

Pop media may not favor, but you don't have to dismiss ambition for amour

True, the stats aren’t in power women’s favor, but don’t get it twisted. You don’t…

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Africa’s Power Women Elite: 20 Young Leaders to Watch in 2013

Female innovators tremendously impact continent and world at large

From Goldman Sacs’ Lisa Opoku Busumbru to tech entrepreneur Juliana Rotich, women have hugely impacted…

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Plan Big to Make Your (Professional) Dreams Reality

It's great to envision success, but get the guidance to achieve it

An essential key to seeing successful results is discovering where to look for information and…

By Antoine Moss

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Now, That’s Boss: How to Make Your Career Idol Your Mentor

Four ways to let go of the fear and reach out

We all have that one person we look to as a major inspiration. Getting to…

By Courtney Connley

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Holiday Party No-Nos: How to Make It Through With Your Dignity in Tact

Avoid being the butt of office jokes into the new year

Save yourself the embarrassment of being a part of the office jokes in the new…

By Courtney Connley

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#Foodie Alert: Top Jobs for Professionals Who Love Cuisine

These out-of-the-box career options are perfect for you

If you love to enjoy a good meal or drink—or creating one—here are seven out-of-the-box…

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Shopping Craze: Your Workplace Pastime Could Cost You Your Job

Don't let holiday Web surfing lead you the unemployment line in the new year

How else will you be prepared for Christmas with your busy work schedule? Just don’t…

By Courtney Connley

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Stick & Move: How to Job Search While Still Employed

Ensure you're progressing with this advancement strategy

Many professionals struggle with how to juggle a job search while handling the job they…

By Courtney Connley

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Certify Me: Tips & Tricks for Passing Post-Grad Exams

Certified events entrepreneur found success with these quick steps

Beverly Bogerty, certified meeting professional, offers key tips for passing post-grad exams.

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I Now Pronounce You Hubby & Wife: 5 Signs You Have an Office Spouse

There can be benefits, but don't get caught up 'Scandal'-style

If you’re married to your job, in more ways than one, consider these tips on…

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Juggling Careers: A Possibility for the Multi-Talented

Become the master of all your trades

It has been the long time belief that having many talents and nurturing them all…

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5 Harsh Realities Young Professionals Face—And How to Overcome Them

Don't be discouraged, but resourceful and innovative

The employment cards may not be stacked in recent grads favor, but here’s how you…

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LinkedIn Leaverage: 4 Creative Ways to Showcase Your Brand

Known as the more formal social media outlet, this can be used in fun ways as well

Though seen as the more formal option in social media, this great branding tool can…

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Entitled Much? How a Young Ego Can Shortchange Your Success

Generation Y's battle with entitlement

Many young professionals have age to their advantage, but that doesn’t mean ego has to…

By Sasha King

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What a Snore: How to Fight Off Severe Case of Workplace Boredom

You can be productive and have fun, even at the worst of jobs

According to a Gallup study, 68% of young workers are bored out of their minds.…

By Jamie Harrison

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#Awkward: How to Break the Ice as the Office Newbie

These steps will help you fit into the workplace culture with ease

Here are tips for newbies to the office who are socially awkward or shy.

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Powerball vs. Power Moves: Hard Work, Not Luck Needed

How you can do something even luck can't trump

As the lucky winners rejoice and plan their Powerball spending spree, remember, there’s something more…

By Antoine Moss

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Know Your Worth: Top Jobs For Women

STEM careers show the most promise for women

Despite the tremendous strides made in gender equality the fact still remains that there is…

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Money Questions: Things You Should Ask Before Accepting a Job

Things you should know before accepting the job

When it comes down to it your career should not only fulfill you but should…

By Sasha King

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‘Undercover Boss’ Moves: 7 Career Secrets Your Supervisor Won’t Tell You

Tips on how to follow in their footsteps

Due to status and prestige, you may feel disconnected from your boss. Here are career…

By Antoine Moss

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6 Fun and Creative Ways to Make Use of a Law Degree

Having that lucrative paper can mean endless options

Having a degree in law doesn’t mean you have to take on a stuffy, boring…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Sleep: 7 Young HBCU Alums to Watch in 2013

These bosses are making major strides in every industry

From entertainment to sports to business, graduates of historically black college and universities are making…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Just Booze & Schmooze: 5 Holiday Season Boss Moves to Boost Your Career

Take this prime time to network and prep for 2013

Here are five ways to make this holiday season benefit not only your personal life…

By Courtney Connley

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Office Envy: How to Get Over Your Coworker-Friend’s Come-Up

Don't let the hater in you stifle your career success

You’re a hard worker and you’re dedicated, so why was the promotion given to your…

By Jamie Harrison

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Get Your Mind Right: 5 Career-Boosting Quips From Zig Ziglar

With his recent passing, honor his legacy with positive thinking

Young professionals, take a cue one of the pioneers of self-help, Zig Ziglar, in remembering…

By Antoine Moss

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Job Seeking: How to Seal the Deal Like a Salesman

Take a cue from their confidence and strategy to get real results

Take a cue from tactics salespeople use all the time to sell products by being…

By Janell Hazelwood

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It’s Still a Job: Top Most Annoying Myths About Working From Home

Not having to clock in at an office doesn't mean you're not grinding

Not having to clock in at an office is a luxury workers love, but don’t…

By Janell Hazelwood

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True Life: Surefire Ways to Tank Your Job Interview

Take heed to this writer's cautionary tale of failure and triumph

One writer tells firsthand the mistakes he made as a job seeker and how you…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Office Frienemies: Are Your Work Buddies Bringing You Down?

Don't let one bad apple spoil your chances for success

You can be guilty by association, simply by keeping the wrong people in your workplace…

By Jamie Harrison

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Why Success Could Be Bad for Your Career

Managing success well can make or break you

Like many things, being successful has its pros and cons.

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A Brand of Exploitation: ‘Sweet Browns’ of the World, Please Have Several Seats

Shucking and jiving for checks is just not my cup of tea

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Some of us chuckled and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Former Tyler Perry Studios Exec Talks Branching Out and Producing Quality Programming

Bobbcat Films founder leads with two P's: passion and preparation

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We have good news for you. You can have…

By Gil Robertson

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Boss Moves: 3 Winning Management Strategies of Silicon Valley

Boost your productivity and efficiency at your office

Companies like Pinterest and Instagram have seen major success. Here’s how you can take a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get the Memo: The Biggest Time Wasters Aren’t Just Employees

Common workplace 'necessities' contribute to productivity blunders

Statistics show that common workplace elements such as office politics and meetings, are the biggest…

By Janell Hazelwood

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One is the Loneliest Number: How to Cope with Being the Only Minority

Tips for handling those awkward---and frustrating---moments with class

Tips to help you navigate a workplace where you’re the only minority—whether race, sexual orientation…

By Jamie Harrison

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A Bit Much?: Why Infographic Resumes Might Not Be a Good Look

Though creative, they may not be worth the time to create

Though infographic resumes have become all the rage, you may want to think twice before…

By Janell Hazelwood

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I’ll Pass: How to Properly Turn Down a Job Offer

It may not seem like a big deal, but how you decline can affect future success

It may not seem like a big deal, but in many cases, how you decline…

By Jamie Harrison

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British Events Entreprenuer Said Goodbye to Dead-End Jobs

How one woman finally had enough and walked into her purpose

Daniella Genas, founder of Aspire4u, an event management and youth training firm found fulfillment after…

By Octavia Goredema

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I’ll Get To It: How Procrastination Can Actually Help Your Career

Try a different take on time management in the office

Here’s a different view on prioritizing and procrastination that will have you thinking twice about…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beautiful People: The Better You Look, The More You Earn

Studies say a pretty face can equal big professional benefits

Studies have shown that attractive people are usually hired sooner, get promoted quicker and are…

By Jamie Harrison

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Why You Aren’t Having Job-Seeking Success

How to get out of your own way and regroup

For frustrated job seekers, giving up isn’t the answer — or an option. Here’s how…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Real vs. Delusion: What to Expect From Your First Job

Come in with real expectations to maximize your experience

How to sift through the fact or fiction of your first job experience.

By Janell Hazelwood

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You’ve Got the Power: 7 Ways to Take Control of Your Performance Review

Face your evaluation with confidence, not fear

Here are tips on prepping for the big day where you might—or might not—get a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Mess Up Your Chances: 10 Worst Ways to Demand a Raise

Here's tips on the best way to approach the big ask

So you think you deserve a raise at work? Here are tips on things you…

By Sasha King

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You’re My Monday and My Friday: How to Successfully Work with a Spouse

Three quick tips on finding balance

Check out these four tips on how to create a successful balance between work and…

By Jamie Harrison

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Don’t Go Broke While Looking for a Job

Clever ways to impress without straining your already-strapped wallet

Here are ways you can still impress while not emptying your already-lacking pockets.

By Sasha King

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Proofreading, An Underused Skill

Good writing and editing acumen can be a major asset at any job

It was reiterated constantly during your school years that you must proofread your work, but…

By Sasha King

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond: How to Get Top Opps at Your Job

Be inspired by Rihanna's 777 Tour to have once-in-a-lifetime career moments

Journalists recently got the career chance of a lifetime to be part of Rihanna’s 777…

By Jamie Harrison

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Honored by the Queen: How a Young Woman Gained Ultimate Career Win

Entrepreneur's plight to highlight U.K.'s top black power women is lauded

Octavia Goredema, founder of The Twenty Ten Club, received a high honor in the U.K…

By Octavia Goredema

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Job Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Always be prepared for constant change and the unexpected

The days of spending decades at one company are over. Be prepared to transition and…

By Sasha King

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Cool Jobs: TV Producer Powerhouse Strikes Reality TV Gold

Founder of Kingdom Reign Entertainment started early to gain wins

Carlos King, 33, has TV production credits that include the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise after starting…

By Lamont Baldwin

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Procrastination…A Good Thing?

Passive vs. Active

We all do it in some form or another. Wait till the last moment to…

By Sasha King

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Networking, It’s an Action Word!

Sustain your professional relationships

It can be overwhelming to get to know and keep up with your contacts, almost…

By Sasha King

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Do Talk to Strangers: How You Can Successfully Break the Ice

Taking the leap can lead to opportunities of a lifetime

Here are key tips on why it’s important to consider the value of breaking the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Still Winning: How to Bounce Back from Being Fired

Here's a 30-day plan to get you back in the game

If you’ve recently been fired or are unemployed, don’t lose hope. Here’s a 30-day plan…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Professionals, Protect Your Brand: Top 5 Career No-Nos (Petraeus Edition)

To protect your legacy, avoid these mistakes early

The earlier you begin habits that will ensure your brand credibility and positive legacy, the…

By Courtney Whitaker

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Nothing Personal, Just Business: Pros and Cons of Working with Friends

Dont' let your relationship turn from office buddy to frienemy

Whether you’re starting a new business, working in the same department or trying to get…

By Jamie Harrison

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So Annoying: Common Habits That Make You Hard to Work With

Consider these common courtesies to ensure a happy environment

Avoid these habits that will be sure to turn off anyone you work with.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Avoiding Chatty Cathy: How to Rid Yourself of Office Distractions

Try these steps to boost your productivity---without hurting feelings

Here are key tips on how to get through the chatter and avoid productivity leeches—without…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Real Boss Move: Seek Career Flexibility, Not Job Security

Diversifying your skills ensures you'll tread a more realistic---and lucrative---path

With job security out of the window, many full-time workers are in combat mode, preparing…

By James Walker

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Office Hero: How to Become that Go-To Gal (or Guy)

You can add indispensable value to your company

Here are tips on how you can become the professional your company can’t— and won’t—…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Haven’t Traveled the World? You May Not Be the Best Worker

How global drifters bring qualities only diverse experiences can build

Writer Dan Oshinsky, details key qualities workers with global experience bring to the table versus…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Young Dentist Changing Perceptions One Smile at a Time

Dr. Kareem Merrick combines family legacy with passion for education

Dr. Kareem Merrick, 30, carries on his family legacy as director of the dental department…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Next Gen Resumes: How to Present 360-View of You

Use online tools to stand out from the pack

The resumes of tomorrow are not just one-page documents. They are living, breathing presentations that…

By James Walker

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Be Bold: How to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone for Job Search Success

Challenge yourself and try something new

Here are some job searching tips that will put you at ease during the process…

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