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Sylvester James Gates Jr. Receives National Medal of Science

University of Maryland professor among 23 select honorees

At the White House Feb 1, President Obama awarded University of Maryland physics professor with…

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How to Turn Epic Failure Into Major Success

Setbacks can often set you up for more long-term wins

A writer shares his experience with turning trials and into professional triumphs, finding ultimate fulfillment.…

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How to Protect Your Most Valuable Career Asset

Tips to ensure a priceless professional resource isn't compromised

Time is money, but it is also happiness, rest, achievements and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

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Industry Secret: How to Master the Top Leadership Skill in the Job Market

Professional coach John Keyser let's the cat out of the bag

Executive coach John Keyser offers key strategy to boost an indispensable leadership skill: team building.

By James Walker

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William David Cornwell Sr.: Champion of Diversity in the NFL

From Ben Roethlisberger and Reggie Bush, this attorney's part of major success

Attorney William Cornwell Sr. went from being influenced by black successful lawyers to becoming one…

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Decisions, Decisions: Is It Worth It to Skip Grad School for the Job Market?

A student and a professional weigh in on their life-changing choices

A former graduate student and a college grad share insight on how they made the…

By Jamie Harrison

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Be Warned: 5 Workplace Elements That Could Be Sabotaging Your Career

These business influencers should be taking a back seat

Be aware of these toxic distractions and learn how to avoid or combat them in…

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Career Growth: Cultivate Your Passion For Success

There are no wrong turns when you explore the possibilities

Use these tips to hone in on how you can find purpose and fulfillment in…

By Sasha King

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Career Day? Really? 5 Reasons Gucci Mane Isn’t the Best Role Model

Recent appearance at Georgia school Career Day raises more than an eyebrow

Recently, the rap artist spoke to students at a Georgia middle school for Career Day,…

By Courtney Connley

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A Balancing Act: How to Juggle Full-time Work and Part-time School

Check out these tips to keep it all together

These tips will help you juggle duties of your day job while expanding your educational…

By Jamie Harrison

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Job Insecurity: How To Re-Invent Yourself in the Market

Ensure you're relevant and competitive in your industry

Consider these three tips for remaining relevant and competitive at your company.

By Sasha King

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On the Go: 8 Steps to a Smooth Job Relocation

Don't let fear and confusion keep you from smooth sailing

Don’t let fear and confusion keep you from traveling for work opportunities. These tips will…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Professional Experiences Every College Student Should Have Before Graduation

Boost your resume with these undergrad opportunities

Before you walk across that stage, be sure to check these off the list so…

By Courtney Connley

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Time Management: Making the Most of Your Down Time

Make the most of your slow business days

Consider these tips on how to maximize the free time you have beyond business hours.

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Ella Curry: Publishing Positioner for Many Popular Black Authors

Savvy businesswoman behind the success of many bestselling authors

Ella Curry, of EDC Creations Media Group, marketed books of many well-known, bestselling authors including…

By Sasha King

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4 Good Reasons You Should Pursue an Advanced Degree

Consider the perks of having more education under your belt

Consider the added perks of having more education under your belt, from higher salary to…

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Misguided: 4 Worst Excuses for Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Don't make the wrong choice that could cost you in the long run

If your primary motivation for going to grad school falls into one of the rash…

By Jamie Harrison

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Young Innovators Bringing the Diaspora ‘Face2Face’ with Africa

Sandra Appiah and Isaac Boateng envision a unified Pan-African community

Sandra Appiah and Isaac Boateng, co-founders of Face2Face magazine, have turned negative life experiences into…

By Janell Hazelwood

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$2.7 Billion Dollar Baby: Happy Birthday Oprah!

Legendary multimedia icon turns 59

Today, legendary media icon Oprah Winfrey turns 59. The talk show pioneer and multimedia tycoon…

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Exciting Experiences & No Benefits: 4 Pros and Cons of Working for a Startup

Consider what you're getting into before saying yes to the job

Spending your work days in jeans with an office full of cool people sounds like…

By Jamie Harrison

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25 to Life: How to Conquer the Quarter Life Crisis

Use this strategy to combat the inevitably scary transition

Damian Barr, author of Get It Together: A Guide To Surviving Your Quarter-Life Crisis, offers…

By Jamie Harrison

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Green-Eyed Killer: 3 Ways Jealousy Can Stifle Career Growth

Author and career coach Demetria Lucas details how to manage insecurities

Career coach and author Demetria Lucas details why letting the green-eyed monster win in the…

By Courtney Connley

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4 Things to Consider Before Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Career coach details key issues to ensure you make the right decision

In a 5-part series “Grad School vs. The School of Life,” we explore issues of…

By Jamie Harrison

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Social Networking: Professional Power Play or Business Blunder?

Take heed: Overdosing on the instant accessibility can be detrimental

Whether you have a tangible business or you’re promoting yourself, you need to be very…

By Yandy Smith

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Mission Possible: Working With a Strategic Purpose Can Mean Greater Job Satisfaction

Media vet gives strategy on infusing passion in professional path

Having a mission gives your work purpose, one that goes beyond the organization you serve.…

By James Walker

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Salty Spouse: 3 Signs Your Mate is a Career Hater

Check out tips on getting rid of the negative and back to the lovin'

Finding a spouse that understands your career goals and drive can be difficult, but here…

By Courtney Connley

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Millennial Edition: 4 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss

Your manager might be cool, but remember to remain professional

Applying the old adage, “Think before you speak,” can prevent Hurricane Katrina-like damage from happening…

By Jamie Harrison

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Career Booster: 4 Ways To Increase Your Profile for Prime Positioning

Dynamic ways to make yourself marketable in your industry

In order to stand out among the pack, you must be someone people won’t forget.…

By Sasha King

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Jobless Blues: 8 Coping Tactics for the Newly Unemployed

Acknowledge the challenges then get back into the saddle

With many companies still conducting layoffs, bouncing back from becoming unemployed can be difficult. Here’s…

By Sasha King

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A Diminishing Legacy: Postal Job Cuts Threaten Black Middle Class

Budget cuts lead to more economic challenges for minority workers

U.S. Postal Service having eliminated 168,000 jobs since 2006. More cuts are expected, meaning more…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Code of (Low) Confidence: CEOs Less Optimistic About Global Market

You can turn that around. Check out a few tips on how

A new survery found many chief executives pessimistic about market success. If you’re a company…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Intern to CEO: How 4 Top Celebs Climbed Up the Corporate Ladder

Their humble beginnings led to major future wins

These heavy hitters started from the bottom and worked their way up, proving humble beginnings…

By Courtney Connley

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The Jabari Graham Story: From Being Laid Off by Universoul Circus to Art World Success

Entertainer talks life in the jobless lane and how to overcome

Entertainer Jabari Graham talks life in the unemployment lane and how to overcome to find…

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Got No Experience? You Can Still Make Major Career Strides

Mogul John C. Maxwell's tips on sparking professional success

Business mogul John C. Maxwell shares career advancement tips for millennials who have little to…

By Antoine Moss

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How to Avoid Getting ‘Catfished’ in Your Career

Be smart and diligent to avoid employment-related fraud

MTV’s “Catfish” showcases the dangers of fraud in online love connections, but you can also…

By Courtney Connley

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Boss Moves on a Budget: How to Network Without Breaking the Bank

Make the most of your time and money

Growing your career means finding ways to meet and build relationships with people. This can…

By Sasha King

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Professional Priorities: How Being Selfish Can Benefit Your Career

Remember to put yourself first to ensure future success

Being a team player is great, but you want to strike a balance between looking…

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10 Tips for Building a Quality Mentor Relationship

Maximize a vital resource in your career advancement

Mentorships are no good if the relationship is faulty. Here are 10 key ways to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Areas You Should Improve for Career Success in 2013

Think tank unveils top innovative elements to watch

JWTIntelligence, a think tank of a leading marketing and communications brand, has released trends to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fast Track to Success: How a 21-Year-Old Advanced to the Top at Five Guys

Take heed to tips that could accelerate your professional goals

Young business leader Alicia May shares her secrets for success in getting promoted to general…

By Antoine Moss

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Bringing Sexy Back: How Much is Too Much in the Workplace?

Recent court ruling leads to reevaluation of aptitude vs. appearance

With a recent Iowa supreme court ruling making it lawful to axe workers who are…

By Jamie Harrison

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The Boss’ Right Hand: How to Become Indispensable at Your Office

Be the team player everyone can't be without

Efficiency is a vital aspect of being the employee your boss can’t do without. Here’s…

By Sasha King

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Protect Your Rep: A Guide to Being a Solid Business Professional

Ensure the your most valuable professional asset is top notch

These seven mistakes will ensure your professional brand is forever tarnished. Avoid them to find…

By Sasha King

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Show Me the Money: Are Unpaid Internships Worth Your Time?

Sometimes you have to weigh your options for long-term success

Sometimes getting no compensation for work may not be a viable option. Check out the…

By Jamie Harrison

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Successful Spouses: 3 Celebrity Couples Who Balance Love and Work

These powerful pairs make major moves together

When there is a common goal to achieve, two minds are sometimes better than one…

By Courtney Connley

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Comeback Kings & Queens: 4 Music Celebs With Stellar Career Rebounds

Be inspired by entertainers who've found longevity in the business

These entertainers have successfully gained their footing back into the music business, proving that hard…

By Courtney Connley

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Boost Your Marketability By Learning How to Code

These resources will help you to become more competitive

Adding coding skills to your repertoire is an awesome way to upgrade your professional profile…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Success Strategy: 5 Post-Interview Questions You Should Ask

Leave a lasting impression with these inquiries

Although other questions may arise during the interview, here are five you shouldn’t leave without…

By Sasha King

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3 Reasons It’s Never Too Late to Go After Your Dreams

Be inspired by those who don't let age hinder their boss moves

At 71, Robbie Montgomery of Sweetie Pie’s is proof that career dreams can be attained…

By Courtney Connley

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Working From Home: 5 Tips to Remain Productive

Time is money, so stay focused---even when not in an office

These tips will help professionals keep themselves on task while in the comfort of their…

By Sasha King

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Failing Your Job Search? Here’s Why

Your strategy could be too linear. Here's how to diversify efforts

Restricting your search to job boards is a bad idea. You could be stifling your…

By Sasha King

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5 Steps To Going Viral

Your brand doesn't have to be ratchet to gain high visibility

“Going viral” doesn’t always have to be ratchet. Here’s how your brand can benefit from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

By Sasha King

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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.

By Sasha King

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

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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…

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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…

By Antoine Moss

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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…

By Sasha King

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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…

By Jamie Harrison

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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…

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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.

By Janell Hazelwood

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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.

By Jamie Harrison

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Sasha King

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

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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…

By Jamie Harrison

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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…

By Sasha King

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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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