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3 Career Lessons You can Learn From Hip-Hop Cash King Jay-Z

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As Jay-Z continues to evolve, and reinvent the game of artistry and business there are…

By Daron Pressley

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Quitting Your Job to Pursue a Lifestyle Business

Choose the career that's best for you!

Choose the career that’s best for you!

By Sasha King

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What it Takes to Recharge Your Career

Two professionals learn that a strong network and a willingness to take risks can lead to stellar career opportunities

What does it take to recharge your career? A big part of it is re-evaluating…

By Brittany Hutson

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7 Deadly Sins of Senior Professionals

Top vices that can derail workplace success of seasoned workers

Wanda Jackson, a senior vice president at The National Urban League — and a 20-year…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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How to Shake the Jitters Before a Job Interview

Walk in the room armed with confidence

Here’s how to shake those last feelings of nervousness before your job interview.

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Senior Vice President of IBM Systems and Technology Group and 2011 Black Enterprise Corporate Executive of the Year, Rodney Adkins (Photo by Rayon Richards)

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Rodney Adkins transformed IBM’s Systems and Technology Group into an $18 billion revenue generating machine

A few months before its centennial anniversary celebration, IBM faced one of its greatest challenges.…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Ready for a Career Change? Make That Move Today

Here's four things to consider before stepping out on faith toward a new professional path

If you’re no longer challenged and dread staying where you are in your career, it’s…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Not Heading Straight to College? See 6 Alternative Options for Recent High School Grads

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school grad. Here, six non-traditional options

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school graduate. Check out these…

By Janel Martinez

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The Legal Game

This attorney plays by a different set of rules in sports

After nine years working as an attorney in the sports industry, Eve Wright has learned…

By Sonia Alleyne

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How to Break into the Accounting Field

I’m a 37-year-old recent graduate with a degree in accounting. Unfortunately, I did not do…

By Annya M. Lott

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10 Things You Should NEVER Do in a Job Interview

Don't sabotage your chances at getting the job

Most applicants believe that an interview for a job is how employers select the best…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Dos and Don’ts of Delegating

Handing tasks over to others lets you accomplish more by doing less

When Juliet Okafor started her sales and marketing business in January 2009, she handled all…

By Dale Coachman

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Managers Notebook: How to Delegate

Expert advice for managers and supervisors

When you have too many tasks, you spread yourself too thin and all your work…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Delegate?

Do you have what it takes to hand tasks over to others? To accomplish more by doing less? Take our quiz to find out.

Your boss asks you to take on a high-profile project that will last about six…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Art of Business Seduction

Keys to convincing bosses, clients and colleagues that you are the one they want to do business with

In today’s ultracompetitive marketplace, succeeding in business has never been more difficult. “Every professional needs…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Millennials: The New Breed of American Worker

Betts is one of 75 million people born after 1980 known as Millennials. And though…

By Brittany Hutson

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Black Enterprise’s career experts from the July 2010 Job Readiness Guide offer resourceful books for professionals looking to advance their careers.  NETWORKING: Networking guru Debra Langford, vice president of Inclusion & Business Diversity at NBC Universal, recommends the following books to help you connect better with people: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown and Company; $27.99) - Gladwell examines the factors that lead to high levels of success. He asserts that one of the keys to success is the number of hours you work toward your goal, which he refers to as the “10,000 Hour Rule”.

PHOTO GALLERY: Books That Can Help You Get a Job

Successful businessmen and women share the books that have positively impacted their work and lives

Black Enterprise’s career experts from the July 2010 Job Readiness Guide offer resourceful books for…

By Dale Coachman

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Raise Your Corporate Profile

5 tips to ensure your hard work gets noticed

As part of our Job Seeker’s Readiness Guide, we look at how you can improve…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Job Seekers Readiness Guide

Unemployment�s high and competition is tough. Here are five key areas that can give you the edge in the job market

At a time when many job seekers are asking if résumés are still relevant, Jewell…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Your Opportunity is Out There! Go Get It!

With unemployment at 9.9%—meaning more than 15 million people are out of work—talk of an…

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