Tag Archives: Career Advancement

(File)

Recruiters: How to Deal with Job Candidate Rejection

You can effectively rebound after a client disappointment

Once you’ve find the perfect candidate, it can be challenging when they decline the offer.…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(File: Image)

Young Professionals: 10 Signs You’re Burned Out

Effective ways to recognize and deal with work-related stress

You may be feeling the pressure and want to give up. Here are a few…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Gossip Game - Featured

Episode 1: Five Career Tips From VH1’s ‘The Gossip Game’

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

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

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

5 Steps to Effective Spring (Career) Cleaning

Get started evaluating and recharging your professional life

As Spring approaches, take a look at other aspects of your life that may need…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
mona scott young smiling

The Business of Reality TV: Mona Scott-Young Talks Entertainment Savvy and Brand Transition

Hip-hop mogul turned media powerhouse has struck gold again

Since her resurgence in 2010 with VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop,” Mona Scott-Young has reinvented…

By Kimberly Wilson

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Expert

5 Smart Ways to Brand Yourself as an Expert

5 steps to becoming an expert in your field

These steps will help you market yourself in your industry for speaking engagements, media exposure…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Female-boardroom-African-American

Power Women: 5 Steps to Succeed in a Male-Dominated Field

Don't crumble under pressure. Use this strategy

These tips will ensure you don’t crumble under the pressure as a woman among men.

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
Dsimms300232

Cool Jobs: Young Executive Changing the Marketing Game

Several career transitions led Dia Simms to position at global music powerhouse

As the EVP of Blue Flame Agency, it’s safe to say that Dia Simms is…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

14 Reasons You’re Public Enemy No. 1 at Work

Top leadership weaknesses that could cost you respect---and your job

So, you could be the reason no one respects you at work. Take a look…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Graduates-african-american-college

The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of a College Degree

Indirect perks of higher education

(Image: Thinkstock)
So, many know the obvious benefits of having a college degree, from training advantages…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

How to Make the Most of Your Networking Events

Create a plan of action for maximum success

Many networking events begin to lose its purpose without a game plan. There are some…

By Sasha King

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

Top 15 Companies Hiring This Year

Many of the jobs listed have salaries of 60,000

Although the job search may be difficult for some, the numbers are in the millions…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , ,
AbsFarah300232

An Incubator Changed My Career: How Young Techies Sparked Innovation in the UK

Brothers find success with European mentoring and investment program, Seedcamp

British-based brothers Abs Farah and Kahin Farah founded Fractal after mentoring and coaching from Seedcamp,…

By Octavia Goredema

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
deannajefferson

Ignoring Status Quo: 4 Young Professionals Dish On Finding Success

They followed their dreams and passions straight to the bank

While the idea of making your dreams a reality might seem scary, be inspired by…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
(File)

Career Going Nowhere Fast? Here’s How to Reroute

This strategy will get you on the right track

If your professional life has reached a plateau and it seems to be going nowhere,…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

21 Ways to Become a Master Persuader

Here's how to get people to do what you want them to

Being a powerful persuader is a key skill in the business world today. Here’s how…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , ,
StyleSuite032813

Style Suite: First Lady Look for Less

Take an affordable cue from Michelle Obama's fashion savvy

We all love the First Lady’s savvy sense of style. With help from the Style…

By Kéla Walker

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas

4 Top Athletes with Winning Careers Outside the Game

Enterprising stars taking careers and brands to next level

These four enterprising professionals are expanding their brands into business deals that could be lucrative…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
have-questions-620x480

The Ultimate Career Every Professional Should Prep For

You won't believe what this lucrative professional path is

Apparently, no matter what industry you’re in today, there’s one path of employment everyone should…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

14 Ways To Keep Your Cool During a Job Interview

With this strategy, anxiety won't get the best of you

It can be stressful going through the job search process. Here’s how to keep nerves…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , ,
Michael-Tubbs

Political Savvy: 4 Top Power Players Under 40

Leaders making boss moves in Washington and beyond

These young leaders are making major boss moves in Washington and beyond.

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(File)

Reality Check: What You Can Learn From Career Failures

Some valuable lessons you learn only after disappointment

Valuable lessons that only can be learned via failure.

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

No Bueno: 10 Job-Seeking Mistakes Recent Grads Should Avoid

Take heed to these faux pas when at the interview

If you’re looking for entry-level employment, be sure to avoid these common mistakes.

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

4 Smart Ways to Use Twitter to Find Your Next Gig

These steps can ensure you find job-seeking success

Job seekers, these steps will ensure you maximize the time you’re spending tweeting, to find…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

NFL Players Find Second (Career) Wind with Music Boot Camp

Clive Davis offers new life beyond the field for athletes

Clive Davis’ Business of Music bootcamps gives former athletes chance at new profession and way…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
The Sapphires director, Wayne Blaire (Image: File)

Cool Jobs: Australian Filmmaker Brings Story of Aboriginal Singers to the States

Wayne Blair takes story of Aboriginal quartet global with 'The Sapphires'

An Indigenous Australian writer, actor and director, Wayne Blaire talks bringing Aboriginal history to the…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
woman-computer-internet

How Wasting Time At Work Could be Beneficial

Downtime can have it's perks in the office just as much as time spent working

Downtime can be valuable for higher productivity and efficiently. So, is it really wasting time?…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(File)

5 Reasons You’re More Trustworthy Than Your Manager

Consumers more apt to trust workers than those in charge

Study shows that consumers do not trust those in upper management. Here’s why.

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Pros and Cons of Going from “Yes, Boss” to Being the Boss

From employee to self-employed, here are tips to transition smoothly

Going from being an employee to being self-employed can be challenging. Here are a few…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: File)

Calling All Recruiters: How to Best Screen Candidates via Social Media

A step-by-step process on finding the best of the best on the Web

When it comes to finding great talent, recruiters must also leverage their visibility on the…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
(Image: File)

Success After 40: 5 Tips for Career Transitioning

It's never too late to revamp, recharge or even restart your career

It’s never too late to revive and recharge your career. Take it to the next…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(File)

Girl Power: 8 Lessons in Leadership From Women

With few women in upper management, strategy is key to change the game

Take a cue from power women on how to move up the ranks and become…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

17 Wacky—But Winning—Steps to Success

This off the cuff strategy can help you advance in your career

Sometimes you have to go against the grain to truly succeed. This strategy is for…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Major Dollars: 10 Top Overpaid Jobs

Some people are still getting paid more to do less.

Careers where professionals, despite the rough economy, are paid generously, almost to the point where…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(File)

Cool Jobs: 12 Emerging Careers in Tech

Keep track of the trends for career growth

These tech sectors show promise and growth, providing new options for employment.

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

4 Unique Side Hustles That Bring in Big Bucks

Out-of-the-box money-makers to pursue after five

These out-of-the-box money-makers can be done without reeking havoc on your day job.

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
(Image: File)

Celeb Status: 5 Winning Ways to Connect with VIPs and Celebrities

Use this strategy to make power connections in your industry

It can seem intimidating approaching who’s who of your industry. Use this strategy to make…

By Antoine Moss

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
80380297

You Get Paid to Do What? 5 Unique Jobs for Creative Types

These out-of-the-box careers are perfect options

If you’re a creative job candidate or don’t fit into a mold, no worries. These…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

5 Ways to Market Freelance Skills for Full-Time Employment

Use these rules of thumb for long-term opportunities

Five tips how to best explain your freelance experience when interviewing for a permanent position.

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
chantelle fraser

Cool Jobs: Talent CEO Chantelle Fraser a Global Star in Her Own Right

Savvy global entrepreneur connects unique professionals with brands

London transplant Chantelle Fraser, CEO Flawless Entertainment and Promotions, has a keen eye for beauty…

By Tomika Anderson

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

A Hot Mess: 3 Ways to Make Your Workspace Productive

These tips will help you declutter and decompress

For many their office space becomes an extension of themselves, or what they are trying…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , ,
Necole-Bitchie-300x232

Natural Knack: 5 Successful Celebs With No Formal Training

Savvy professionals who advanced by experience and hard work

These savvy professionals found success in their field by experience, not years of classroom education.

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
(File)

5 Ways to Take the Annoyance Factor Out of Conference Calls

Try these steps to make it that much more effective, less stressful

Dependent almost entirely on technology, this type of meeting can become a fail fairly quickly.…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
build a more inspired and productive team in 2014

Leadership: How to Match Team Personalities for Ultimate Success

Know which employees work well with others and those who don't

Here’s how to identify personalities and maximize their qualities for team success.

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
berry gordy smiling

Music Boss of Bosses: 5 Career Highlights of Motown’s Berry Gordy

As Motown: The Play hits the stage, take a look at highlights of the founder's career

As Motown: The Play is set to hit the stage, we take a look at…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(File: Image)

Boss Moves: How Women Can Leverage Global Opportunities

Black Enterprise Twitter chat reflects high growth potential for women of color

Survey says women see more advancement overseas. Check out what global power women and Black…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Checking Email at Night, on Weekends and Holidays Is the New Norm for U.S. Workforce

Email Etiquette: 6 Steps to Writing An Effective Email

Don't get branded offensive or a spammer. Use these tips

Since there’s little nuance to written messages, things can get misconstrued. Here’s how to avoid…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Young Professionals: 5 Things That Really Matter in the Grand Scheme of Things

Take heed to these lessons one writer would teach her 20-year-old self

You can’t turn back the hands of time, but you can learn lessons from those…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Job Seekers: How to Win the Post-Interview Waiting Game

Surveys says average employer takes weeks to follow up

You haven’t heard a peep since that winning job interview. But, you may not be…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
BarbaraKasumu

Power Women of the Diaspora: British Social Entrepreneur Champions Change

British businesswoman talks career triumphs, advocacy

Barbara Kasumu, a British social entrepreneur and co-founder of Elevation Networks talks career triumphs, challenges…

By Octavia Goredema

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Busted-By-Boss-620x480

Employee From Hell: 7 Signs It’s Not Them … It’s You

Steer clear of habits that will tarnish your professional rep

Take a look at managers’ least favorite professional qualities and how you can steer clear…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(File)

Night Owls and Early Risers: Top Career Choices Best for You

Whether you prefer the late shift or mornings, there are options

So you don’t like waking up at the crack of dawn to go to work.…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Career Success: Is 30 Really the New 20?

If you're still in your prime, quit fretting and get busy

So you haven’t figured out what you want to do with your life yet. Might…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
BodyLanguage

Body Language: 10 Nonverbal Cues For Office Confidence

Here's how to appear confident...even if you aren't

The way you hold your head, the way you sit, and your posture are all…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Blaze Your Own Trail: 5 Ways Millennials Can Kickstart Career

Non-traditional ways of making a living and follow your purpose

For young professionals, creating opportunities to leverage their skills in nontraditional ways is key. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Image: File

Boss Moves: 6 Effective Ways to Handle Raise Requests

This strategy will ensure you don't have a disgruntled worker on your hands

Asking for a pay raise can not only be daunting for an employee. It can…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
(File)

Spring Fever: The Best and Worst Cities for Jobs

San Jose and Portland among top; New York and New Orleans rate low

The season of renewal is coming, and many businesses hire and fire during this time.…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Amber Holcomb, American Idol Top 10 contestant (Image: File)

Top 5 ‘American Idol’ Women Set to Make History

One of these songstresses could break the all-male winning streak

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at the groundbreaking ‘American Idol’…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
taraji_p_henson

We Fall Down & We Get Up: 5 Celebrities Who Succeeded Despite Rejection

Be inspired by their stories to make boss moves of your own

These celebs’ journeys prove that major success doesn’t happen without failure and bumps in the…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(File)

5 Traits to Avoid For Better Management Skills

A poor leader is someone who “does not prepare their business for today’s challenges or tomorrow’s opportunities.” - Michelle Benjamin

Strong leaders are essential for successful business growth. They may not be the foundation, but…

By Sasha King

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

5 High Paying Jobs That Don’t Require A College Degree

Start a career right out of high school.

Although a college education comes highly recommended for most positions, it is not essential for…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: ,
Ash-Cash-black-enterprise

Ash Cash Uses Financial Literacy to Empower Communities

Making people's money work for them

Ash Cash is advising people towards making better use of their finances

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: Shutterstock)

The Other Woman: A Businesswoman’s Biggest Deterrent?

How to balance career and motherhood

Career or family is a choice that only affects a select few in the business…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Female-boardroom-African-American

Hot Jobs: 5 Steps to Becoming a Recruiter

(Image: Thinkstock)
Corporate recruiters are one of the most valuable assets to a company,…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: File)

4 Stress-Free Ways to Manage Your Morning Commute

Here's how you can avoid losing your cool before the work day even begins

If you are like me your commute is the worst part of your day. If…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Media personality, Soledad O'Brien (Image: File)

5 Career Lessons From Soledad O’Brien’s CNN Departure

For Women's History Month, take a page from this media heavyweight's career book

For Women’s History Month, we take a look at the top lessons you can learn…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
(File)

8 Useful Certifications for the Job Market

These special skills give you a competitive edge

These skills make you that much more marketable and provide the knowledge to make you…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Boss Moves: 7 Steps to Leading an Effective Meeting

Put your leadership skills to the test

Oftentimes, the key to results after a meeting is a direct result of how it…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Get Into This: Out-of-the-Box Resumes and When to Use Them

Unique job-seeking tactics and when to keep it simple

Here’s how to leverage unique job-seeking tactics and when to just keep it simple.

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Job-Application-Success

Brand You: 5 Winning Ways to Sell Yourself

These tips will help you stand out from the pack

Try these tips to market yourself in the job market.

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Coworker Bonds: 4 Reasons To Keep It Strictly Professional

Top things that should be off limits to those you work with

It’s fine to get chummy with your cubicle peer, but some things should be off…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Managament Material: 5 Habits Keeping You From Your Promotion

Turn these around so you can truly win in the workplace

So you want to be promoted to call the shots and be the boss. Well,…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Computer-Yelling-300x232

The Brown Thrasher Effect: 6 Leadership Styles And How to Work Them

Diversifying your management strategy can lead to winning results

Successful leaders and managers often combine styles of leadership to maximize talents of teams. Here’s…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(File)

Never Out of Style: 8 Old-School Business Practices That Rock

Some fundamentals don't need to change with the times

True, innovation is key, but some fundamentals shouldn’t change with the times. These key rules…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Just Hush Up: 5 Good Reasons It’s Best to Keep Personal Opinions to Yourself in the Workplace

Everybody has a right to have a voice, but choose your battles wisely

Personal opinions are sometimes best when they’re not made public. Here are five good reasons…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: File)

Keep It Positive: 17 Ways to Find Your Happiness At the Office

These steps ensure you're satisfied no matter how bad the job

Find your happy in the workplace with these quick and easy steps.

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(File)

Benefits of the Grind: How Your Struggle Can Advance Your Career

Rise to the occasion by not taking the 'easy' route

To be great requires lots of hard work and determination. Here’s a breakdown of specific…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Female-boardroom-African-American

Boss Moves: 9 Essential Rules of Conduct for the Man (or Woman) in Charge

Following these will ensure you're respected among your team

These rules of thumb will ensure you’re respected among those you manage or supervisor.

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , ,
JCPenneyDuroOlowuStyleSuite030513

Style Suite: Affordable Fashion in Fun, Girly Prints

JC Penney makes hot fashion resurgence with latest collabs

Find awesome designer looks for less from an unlikely retailer, JC Penney, with latest Duro…

By Kéla Walker

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
A photo from Eunique Johnson's "Because of Them, We Can" campaign. (Image: Eunique Johnson Photography)

Cool Jobs: Young Photographer Uses Lens to Empower the Next Generation

Enterprising woman's photo series make iconic statements

Enterprising photographer launched iconic, nationally recognized special series “Because of Them, We Can” campaign, featuring…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , ,
AlbaColon300232

Celebrating Women: One-on-One with NASCAR’s First Female Engineer of Color, Alba Colon

Team Chevrolet's Sprint Cup program manager talks beating the odds

Sprint Cup program manager for Team Chevrolet, Alba Colon talks early career motivator, paving her…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Make That Money, Girl: 20 Top-Paying Jobs For Women

Top industries where women are making big bucks

Although we are in an age of “equality” we take the time out to celebrate…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

5 Career-Building Things to Do During the Sequester

Take the free time to make quality boss moves

With the Washington sequester all over the news, and many workers with free time, here…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , ,
robin-roberts-breast-cancer-survivor-black-enterprise

Robin Roberts Affect: 3 Lessons on Career Rebounds and Triumphs

Be inspired by her journey to build momentum in your own life

With Robin Roberts return to “Good Morning America” after facing tremendous health challenges, newscaster proves…

By Jamie Harrison

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock )

Hustle Hard: 3 Career Boss Moves You Could Learn from Start-Ups

With the mindset of an entrepreneur, you can excel in the workplace

As an employee, you may be in a professional rut, but entrepreneurs can’t afford to…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
build a more inspired and productive team in 2014

Management Mojo: How To Best Maximize Your Team’s Talents

Ways to unite---not polarize--- your team in the workplace

Here are a few tips on how to maximize talents of your team, whether you’re…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
WomanatPodiumPoliticsSpeech

Washington’s Insider Secrets: How to Land Top Internships in Politics

Executive coach spills the tea on getting job opportunities on the Hill

Washinton D.C. career coach Beverly Jones has a few insider tips for those who want…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
Close-up of a young businesswoman holding a pair of glasses

Early Boss Moves: 10 Ways to Become a Young Leader

Take these steps to get a head start in achieving your highest goals

Take these steps early so you’ll get a head start on becoming the influential boss…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

Working From Home: 5 Reasons It’s Not For Everyone

It may seem like a good idea but can be the total opposite

With the recent announcement from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer telecommuting has been at the forefront…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
OfficeCompeteTeamHappy620480

Go Ahead and Toot: 3 Good Reasons to Brag in the Office

You won't get ahead by just doing great work

Go ahead and toot your own horn sometimes. You won’t get ahead without a little…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , ,
depression-woman-375x275.jpg

Looking Back: 4 Signs Your Career is Going Nowhere

If you want to make your days worthwhile, take heed to these suggestions

At the end of the day, you want a lasting legacy that was fulfilling and…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
BlackEnterprise.com producer Janell Hazelwood with Alba Colon, NASCAR's first female engineer of color

Yes, We Do That: A Black Woman’s Amazing NASCAR Escapade

My journey squashing stereotypes and reacquainting with a childhood fascination

Someone said “Black people don’t do NASCAR.” Well, we did that, and it was amazingly…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

4 Ways to Ensure You’re Always Taken Seriously

How to leave the formalities at home in non-traditional offices

Sometimes, formalities have no place in workplace environments becoming more and more lax. Here’s how…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
TheGossipGameCast

‘The Gossip Game’: 4 Career Lessons We Hope Will Be Responsible, Not Ratchet

New show to debut April 1 will showcase who's who of NYC's entertainment media

With a concept that has a potential to shift from civil to ratchet, we’re hoping…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
GroupCityMature

Outstanding: 10 Ways to Make a Lasting First Impression

Be popular and engaging no matter where you go

These steps will ensure you’re likable, engaging and able to close the deal in making…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , ,
159312157

This Job Market ‘Superpower’ Will Give You More Than a Leg Up

Advocacy group shines light on valuable job skill via tech stars like Mark Zuckerberg

You may think this skill is just for tech geeks, but in the job market,…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Halle Berry on the red carpet at the Academy Awards (Image: File)

More Than Just Red Carpet Fashion: 4 Career Lessons from the Oscars

The night's ceremony lends more to professional advancement

Halle Berry on the red carpet at the Academy Awards (Image: File)
Whether you stayed up…

By Jamie Harrison

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
(File: Image)

Career Advice: 5 Ways to Weed Out the Nonsense

Some words of wisdom are just the opposite. Here's how to tune out the noise

Everyone thinks they know best or that they’re an expert. Here’s how to weed out…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

I’m About to Pop Off: 5 Healthy Ways To Deal With Office Conflict

You don't have to lose your head---or your job

Here are healthy ways to manage and confront conflict without losing your head—or your job.

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , ,
jessejackson

Jesse Jackson Jr. Scandal: 3 Lessons on Career Integrity

At the end of the day, ethics and honesty lead to long-term professional wins

Three lessons to take away from Jackson’s downfall to ensure the same mistakes aren’t made…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , ,
6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

14 Ways To Make the Weekend Work For You

What are you doing with your weekend?

If you have been wondering whether or not you are on the path to success…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
hiring jobs

4 Ways to Boost Job-Seeking Success

These steps ensure you have a solid plan with winning results

Consider the following ways you can increase your chances of job-seeking success, simply but putting…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(File)

Career Courtesy: Reigning In Bad Habits

Office etiquette for better employee interaction

It’s not always easy to mesh with the people that you work with. There are…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , ,
ADISA-banjoko-black-enterprise

Adisa Banjoko Merges Hip-Hop, Chess, and Martial Arts to Empower Youth

Hip-Hop Chess Federation mixes founder's passions in giving back to the community

The fusion of hip-hop, chess and martial arts helps this motivational speaker succeed in helping…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
kandi-burruss-smiling-620x480

From Bedroom Kandi to Gospel Kandi: How to Balance Alter-Ego Jobs

What to do when your career aspirations are polar opposites

Many professionals have diverse talents and passions, leading to multiple gigs. But what if they’re…

By Jamie Harrison

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: File)

Film Femme Fatales: Top Black Women in Hollywood

These directors and producers add unique flair to storytelling

Adding their unique voices and creative spin on storytelling, these producers and directors are kicking…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Job-Application-Success

Higher Ed Hustle: Four Advantages of Working While in College

New study says more students working through school. Here's why that's a good thing

A new study shows that more students are working while in school. Here are four…

By Jamie Harrison

Posted: Tags: , , ,
young-lady-on-computer_620x480

It’s Not Just About Tweeting: Top 5 Coolest Social Media Jobs

As Social Media Week winds down, check out what it takes to get the hottest gigs

It takes more than just tweeting to be a social media professional. Here’s a list…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

7 (Legal) Reasons Your Look Could Get You Fired

You might be surprised by what is justifiable by law in terms of office style

You might be surprised by what’s justified in the court of law when it comes…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
(File)

Get Hired: Top 20 Paid Internships Across the Country

Former interns weigh in a rate companies on scale of 1 to 5

Take a look at the best companies to intern, according to a survey of former…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

How To Tackle “Your Biggest Weakness” In An Interview

Turn a question on your shortcomings into a winning selling point

When asked the dreaded question that might shine a light on shortcomings, here’s how you…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(File)

10 Steps to Boost Your Online Popularity

With this strategy, you can expand your network, visibility and engagement

This strategy will ensure you expand your network, visibility and engagement with professional peers and…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
KWalkerNBA

Rising Stars: 5 Top NBA Newbies Changing the Game

From college to the pro-league, these rookies show promise and power

These league rookies show promise and push the limits in the NBA.

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Animal Instinct: How to Hone Winning Skills for Career Success

Tap into natural urges toward competition and triumph with these steps

Many astute business professionals have relied on their personal beliefs or feelings to guide them…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , ,
beyoncedocumentary

Life is But A Dream: 4 Smart Lessons From Beyoncé’s Documentary

The 'Queen' of bossmoves teaches a thing or two about career growth and longevity

With an insanely successful career, the Destiny’s Child front=woman teaches a thing or two about…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(File)

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
black-couple-smiling

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

Posted: Tags: , , ,
coworker

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

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

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

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Backstabber-Coworker-Office-Black-Enterprise-620-480

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

Posted: Tags: , ,
WomanComputerCity

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

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Procrastination

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Lebron-James-Miami-Heat-Jersey

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Oddisee300232

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
CPLacey_ExecutionerEDIT

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
YoungProfessionalsSuccess

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
BOSSMicromanage22

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
DornerChris300232

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
DJ-Irie-black-enterprise

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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

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

Posted: Tags: , , ,
ChrisClassic300232

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Jennifer-Hudson-620x480

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

These entertainers made the winning leap into becoming thespians

An accomplished singer, Jennifer Hudson has made major strides in Hollywood as well. (Image: File)
Recently,…

By Courtney Connley

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
TreyEley300232

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

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

Posted: Tags: , ,
(File)

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
naomi campbell

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
francisArinze

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
AwkwardProfessionalNetwork

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

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

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Source: ThinkStock)

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(File)

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
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

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Emmanuel-Emenike300232

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
FailureAnalysis

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,