Tag Archives: Career Advancement

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Match Made in (Job) Heaven: How to Find the Perfect Career

Let your first choice be the right choice

You can make the right choice the first go round with these tips on choosing…

By Sasha King

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How to Build a Professional Relationship with Your Beau

These tips will help you and your spouse keep the love---and business---going

Whether you’re coworkers or business partners, these tips will help you keep the love —…

By Sasha King

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Battle of the Sexes: Are Women More Self-Conscious in the Office Than Men?

Researchers say caring a bit too much about perception can be damaging

A study found that females in offices are more self-conscious about office perceptions of them,…

By Jamie Harrison

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Time to Change the Game: Knowing When to ‘Pivot’ Your Career

Music industry CEO Aaron Arnold shares secrets to successful transition

Music Is My Business CEO Aaron Arnold details how you can go about making that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Career Lies You Believe in Your 20s

Don't believe the hype. Get in gear today.

From outdated advice to time taken for granted, your 20s is a prime time to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hater Much? 8 Ways to Handle Career Sabotage

How to fight deliberate acts of ruin in the office

You don’t have to let the wicked efforts of a coworker keep you down. Here’s…

By Courtney Connley

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Four Smart Things to Consider Before Pursuing a Web Degree

Consider the pros and cons of online education

With today’s programs being more reputable and easier to access than ever, take into account…

By Courtney Connley

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Men are Better Bosses? Banish the Leader Stereotypes

4 steps to avoid gender stereotypes in the office

Are men better bosses? Some say yes. We take a look at both sides of…

By Sasha King

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Late Larry: 7 Ways to Deal With Procrastination in the Workplace

Don't let your performance suffer due to lack of motivation

Letting things pass until the last minute can be bad for business. Here’s how to…

By Sasha King

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MJ vs LJ: 4 Reasons LeBron James’ Brand is Now Beyond Comparison

Stats alone should put comparison talk to rest

These stats put the constant comparisons to sleep between the Heat player and the legendary…

By Courtney Connley

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Men Behind the Grammys, Part 3: Three Black Musicians Keeping the Legacy Going

Sudanese native Oddisee talks cultural influence on diverse brand

Born in Sudan, and raised in the nation’s capital, rapper and producer Amir Mohamed’s work…

By Sirita Wright

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More than Comic Relief: Apollo ‘Executioner’ Carries Historic Torch

C.P. Lacey continues music legacy at historic Harlem mainstay

Embodying a popular role after Howard “Sandman” Simms, performance vet C.P. Lacey carries important, historic…

By Sirita Wright

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How to Bring Out Your Inner Gangsta for the Job Hunt

Pew study shows millennials more motivated during search---and you be can too

A Pew study shows millennials work harder to gain employment. Here are three ques you…

By Jamie Harrison

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Love and Career: 4 Reasons Office Romances Aren’t Taboo

A breakdown of the professional perks---and they're not what you think

Here’s a breakdown of the professional perks of love in the office—and they’re not what…

By Sasha King

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Will Police Departments Finally Fix Workplace Racism Issues?

As minority officers speak out, Dorner case shines yet another light on discrimination

Christopher Dorner murder case shines yet another light on racism in law enforcement, from the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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DJ Irie: Branding the Global Selector

Entertainer talks love for music and linking international business

DJ Irie takes his international experience, from Europe to the Caribbean to the States, continuing…

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Miss the Fail: How Predecessor Mistakes Can Lead To Your Success Today

The example of forerunners can give you the edge you need

Here are top reasons you should notice and take note of the efforts of pioneers…

By Sasha King

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Lost In Translation: 6 Workplace Phrases That Could Murder Your Career

Eliminate these verbal habits for a good business atmosphere

All relationships rely heavily on communication to succeed or fail. In a business enviornment the…

By Sasha King

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Men Behind the Grammys, Part 2: Three Black Musicians Keeping the Legacy Going

Hip-hop producer with Run DMC and "Chipmunks" credits talks diversifying what he offers

In part two of a series, we talk with hip-hop producer Chris Classic, who’s keeps…

By Sirita Wright

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From Top 40 Hits to Hollywood: 5 Black Actors Who Made a Successful Switch

These entertainers made the winning leap into becoming thespians

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By Courtney Connley

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Men Behind the Grammys: Three Black Musicians Keeping the Legacy Going

Flutist and band leader Trey Eley talks 20-year legacy in music business

In part one of a series, we talk with Trey Eley, whose latest collaboration with…

By Sirita Wright

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Invaluable Experiences: First-Job Lessons That Could Lead to Future Success

Stay on top of your game by taking a look back

The lessons you learn as a newbie can be valuable even as a mid-level or…

By Sasha King

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Career Growth: 7 Resources for the Freelance Writer

Essential tools for industry success

These Web tools and organization are essential to success in a competitive market.

By Sasha King

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Fashion Bosses: 5 Style Gurus Expanding Their Fab Brands

These industry heavyweights continue reign of relevancy

From Naomi Campbell to Andre Leon Talley, these industry heavyweights continue to remain relevant and…

By Courtney Connley

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My President is Black … And So is the Pope?

African cardinals could make history if elected after Pope Benedict XVI's retirement

With more than 270 million Catholics of African descent, Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation brings question…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Networking Tips for the Socially Awkward

Here's how you can avoid weird online communication snafus

Online communication can include weird moments that are avoidable. Take heed to these tips so…

By Dominique Hobdy

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Bring on the Knowledge: 5 College Courses That Add to Your Job Marketability

Classes that translate into better jobs

These classes add valuable skills to your portfolio, making you that much more competitive in…

By Sasha King

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Cold Call: How to Avoid Getting the Dial Tone During Your Job Search

This strategy ensures you won't get immediate rejection

This successful strategy will ensure less immediate rejection—and at least they’ll hear you out.

By Courtney Connley

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Think Before You Act: 3 Reasons You’re Not Ready for a Career Switch

Before you quit and alter your course, be sure to consider these

Consider these things before taking the plunge from one industry into another.

By Courtney Connley

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Banish Work-Life Balance and Usher in Harmony

Perfection is impossible, so learn to work through the hiccups

Lisa Nicole Bel, writer and CEO of Inspired Life Media Group, encourages workers to embrace…

By Sasha King

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Mo’ Shade and No Tea: How to Slay the Rude Monster in Your Office

As Chief Morale Officer, you can get ride of bad behavior with ease

Rudeness is on the rise in offices, according to research. Here’s how you handle inappropriate…

By Jamie Harrison

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

Never Slacking: How to Focus Your At-Home Work Schedule

Five ways to make the most of your time

If you’re self-employed or work from home, here are ways you can remain focused and…

By Sasha King

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2013 Africa Cup of Nations: 5 Top Soccer Players to Watch

Win or lose, these global sports stars are a force to be reckoned with

From Mali to Ghana to Nigeria to Cape Verde, here’s a roundup of top African…

By Courtney Connley

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Analyze This: How To Learn From Your Failures

Keep track of your unsuccessful feats for ultimate growth

Keeping track of what you’ve been unsuccessful at — a failure resume, if you will—will…

By Sasha King

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Just Stop It: 5 Failing Job-Seeking Habits You Need to Break

A tough market can breed desperation. Don't ride the bandwagon

From abusing social networks to being a persistent pest, these five habits could keep you…

By Courtney Connley

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Racist or Not?: ‘Love and Hip Hop’ Episode Shines Light on Workplace Discrimination

The jury's still out, but here's how to deal with a case of your own

A heated exchange of racial references on Love and Hip Hop brings to light instances…

By Jamie Harrison

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Workplace Bullying: No, It Didn’t Stop In High School

How to deal with a toxic professional environment

Though the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) exists, you may not have recourse in your state.…

By Sasha King

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Each One, Teach One: 4 Advantages to Having Peer Mentor

Your pool of friends is a prime place to find career guidance

Tap into your network of successful friend to find a mentor you can relate to…

By Sasha King

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‘Manology’: Rev. Run and Tyrese Talk ‘Man-torships,’ the Power Woman, and Their Newest Collab

Hip-hop pioneer and R&B crooner turn disagreement into labor of love

Authors Tyrese and Rev. Run discuss how their new book, ‘Manology,’ expands their brands and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Lessons You Can Learn from Beyonce’s Winning Super Bowl Deal

Be inspired by the platinum-selling diva's stellar boss moves

Four lessons Beyonce has taught us all about how to stand the heat in our…

By Courtney Connley

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That Ain’t Boss: 5 Signs You Aren’t Serious About Your Career

Are you following through with your professional ambitions?

You talk to the talk, but your actions aren’t reflecting your drive and determination. It…

By Sasha King

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The Anti 9-to-5: 15 Cool Career Options with Nontraditional Hours

These jobs leave room for flexibility and diversity

The 9 to 5 may have been good for your ancestors, but in this age…

By Sasha King

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How to Turn Less Lucrative College Majors into Winning Careers

Leverage knowledge in any field into high salary potential

Check out how you can leverage knowledge in any field to increase your marketability and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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By the Numbers: Ray Lewis Ends 17-Year Career as a Champion

Take a look at a snapshot of professional highlights

Check out a breakdown of professional highlights for 17-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Effectively Manage a Virtual Team

This strategy will help you balance global employees

Check out a few tips on assembling and managing virtual teams.

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How to Avoid the Worst Office Hazard

These tips will help you stay out of the line of fire

This common problem among today’s professionals can be managed and even avoided altogether. Here’s how.

By Sasha King

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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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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.

By James Walker

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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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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…

By Sasha King

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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.

By Sasha King

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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…

By Jamie Harrison

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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…

By Maurice Garland

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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…

By Sasha King

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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.

By Jamie Harrison

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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…

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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

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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.”

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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…

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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,…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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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