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How To Cope With Workplace Stress and Increase Your Tolerance

With this strategy you can learn to approach and manage reaction to challenges

With this strategy, not only can you cope, but you can raise your tolerance for…

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Hiring Choices: Quiet Neurotic May Be Better Bet Than Highly Visible Extrovert

Study: 'Withdrawn' personality may actually be asset to team dynamics

Study shows neurotic personality may be a better bet for team success in the workplace…

By Sasha King

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Designer Fuses European and African Culture for Collection

Germany and Nigeria meet to form vibrant brand

Designer Hazel Aggrey-Orleans fuses her German and Nigerian heritage to found Eki-Orleans, a global fashion…

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Small Business Owners are "Happy" Despite Concerns about Healthcare, Retirement and Customer Acquisition

Star Power: 8 Characteristics of a Stellar Employee

Employers want these indispensable traits from workers

How would you rate yourself at your job? Are doing your best or just sliding…

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How to Negotiate Severance Before Layoff

Be prepared early for the moment you may be forced to leave

You should always be prepared from the moment you accept a job offer for the…

By Sasha King

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Career Development Like Dating? 4 Rules to Apply to the Grind

These tips won't leave you heartbroken

Sometimes, finding the right job or career can be like finding “the one.” Here are…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Reasons Taking Career Advice Too Literally Could Ruin You

How to develop discernment for words of wisdom to keep or toss

Advice comes a dime a dozen—and some of it is tried and true—but you have…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beyonce Lends Her Voice to Help Goodwill Promote Job Opportunities

Beyonce will support Goodwill with donation drives at her concerts

Superstar singer Beyonce partners with Goodwill to raise funds and awareness to sponsor training and…

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7 Ways To Show Your Value Beyond Social Media

How to look beyond your Web presence to market yourself

Social media is not the end-all, be-all when it comes to what you offer the…

By Sasha King

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Less Than Best: 5 Signs You’re Settling in Your Career

Here's how to get motivated and stop wasting precious time

If you’re just going through the motions, you may be wasting precious time. Here’s how…

By Sasha King

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A Lesson on Personal Branding: It’s About Leadership, Not Self-Promotion

Expert says solid strategy doesn't stop at social media marketing

Personal branding is a journey that doesn’t stop at social media marketing. One writer details…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How To Gauge When It is Time to Pass the Torch

4 ways you will know it is time to move on.

Everyone has their season. This includes being in a leadership position in a company. Whether…

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Let Your Career Choice Begin With Where You Will Live

Top 10 job locations for college grads

New York and Washington, D.C. top list for best places for college graduates.

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Seal the Deal: How to Approach Job Seeking Like an Entrepreneur

This strategy can help you get the offer you deserve

Take a page from the book of enterprising leaders and approach your job search like…

By Sasha King

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Leadership Success: How Small Gestures Equal Big Rewards

Ways to translate the little things for great career wins

Sometimes it’s a combination of small actions that lead to great results. See how the…

By Sasha King

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How to Avoid Easy Career Mistakes

Steer clear of these on-the-job faux pas

Some of these on-the-job faux pas you may think are common sense but we’d beg…

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Going Global: How Young Professionals Can Build Foundation for International Career

This strategy can ensure you get a great start in spreading your wings abroad

A young leader shares real-life success tips on building your professional brand and taking it…

By James Walker

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Do the Same ‘Lean In’ Principles Apply to Black Women?

Writer examines how Facebook COO's popular book relates to women of color

Lessons from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s inspiring and popular book, Lean In: Women, Work, and…

By Sasha King

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The Key to Your Career Advancement: An Emotional Intelligence Mentor

Learn from solid leaders how to manage feelings in the workplace

As a young professional, learning how to work through challenges and manage emotions can be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The One Valuable Job Skill Employers Will Love You For

No matter what industry, this knowledge will make you that much more marketable

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With almost every industry being influenced by tech, it’s not rocket science that having…

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How To Tap Into the Job Network You Didn’t Know You Had

Take these steps to redevelop existing relationships

Looking for the next gig, and don’t know where to start. How about the people…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Hate: Why Ambitious Women Are Least Likeable

How successful women are personified as less likeable

The more successful a woman becomes, the less she’s considered likeable. But why is that?…

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College to Career: 5 Steps to an Easy Transition

Strategy for maximizing valuable post-grad career building

This strategy will ensure you don’t waste valuable time and resources post graduation.

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Trailblazers of Education: 7 Black Women Who Broke Barriers

Scholar pioneers who advance intellect and innovation of society

Here’s a look a seven female pioneers who advance the plight of education around the…

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Brand Building for the Intrapreneur

How a solid personal brand can lead to internal success

Crafting a great personal brand can mean the difference between being seen as a great…

By James Walker

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6 Smart Ways to Attract Quality Interns

Get the best talent to start their career at your company

These tactics will ensure you attract the top young talent to work for your company

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5 Ways to Be a Better Leader

Strengthen your leadership skills to get the promotion you deserve

This strategy will help you strengthen your leadership skills and gain that promotion you deserve.

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10 Ways to Be A More Effective Listener

How to use your listening skills to further your career

Will you’re a great listener, you’re often a great leader. Here’s a strategy to tune…

By Sasha King

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3 Smart Ways Body Language Can Lead to Wins

Sometimes, it's all about what you don't say

Sometimes, it’s not about what you say. It’s about what you don’t say. Here’s how…

By Antoine Moss

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5 Smart Ways to Show Gratitude in Business

Proper etiquette for gift-giving

Here’s etiquette 101 in showing gratitude to a business partner, coworker or industry peer.

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Top 10 States to Make a Good Living

Washington and Virginia among top 5

These U.S. locales have better pay and benefits.

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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life: How Successful Women Do It

Executive coach Valorie Burton talks faith and strategy for upgrading your career

Certified coach Valorie Burton knows more than a thing or two about how mindset affects…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Publisher Takes News-Gathering Skills to Film Industry

Co-founder of Creme Magazine talks venture into movie-making

Filmmaker and co-founder of Creme Magazine talks telling stories on multiple platforms and her passion…

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12 Smart Steps to Making Savvy Idea Into Lucrative Reality

You can succeed at innovating in your career and overall life

This strategy can help you hone in on your thoughts and make decisions that lead…

By Sasha King

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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.

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Top 10 Most Blissful Jobs in America

Survey details professionals where workers are happiest

These professionals find the most fulfillment and oftentimes, great pay as well.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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British Entrepreneur ‘Hatches’ Savvy Way to Promote African Arts in UK

Yemisi Mokuolu overcame challenges of recession to realize dreams

Yemisi Mokuolu’s company, Hatch Events, is committed to promoting and profiling African arts across the…

By Octavia Goredema

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Woo-Sah: 8 Ways to Eliminate Workplace Stress

Get rid of the Monday Blues with these steps

Don’t fly off the handle. Here are quick and easy ways to avoid triggers and…

By Sasha King

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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

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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

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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…

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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.…

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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

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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

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5 Smart Things to Do When You’re Clueless About Your Career Choice

Don't panic. This strategy will help you gain clarity

Unsure about what professional path to take? Here are a few smart things to consider…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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.

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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…

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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

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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…

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Chavez’s Checkered Career Includes Aid for People of Color Around the World

Though controversial, leader was known by some as a champion for poor people of color

As many remember Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, take a look at career moves that affected…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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

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Under 21 and Winning: 8 Young Bosses to Watch in 2013

These industry heavyweights are making major early career strides

From signing music contracts to starting their own businesses— all before the age of 21—these…

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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…

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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…

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Memo to Bosses: Employee Appreciation Day Should Be Year-Round

How to build team morale today---and throughout the year

Sometimes it takes more than just a paycheck or a promotion to know that you’re…

By Sasha King

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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…

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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Cool Jobs: Funnyman First African Comic to Appear on ‘The Tonight Show’

Young entertainer set to be one global talent to watch

At 28, this funnyman is set to be one of the hottest global talents, having…

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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

The night's ceremony lends more to professional advancement

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Whether you stayed up…

By Jamie Harrison

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Primetime Power Women: 4 Female Phenoms in the TV Business

These producers pave their own lane to get the coveted green light

These women prove they can get the coveted green light, whether it’s VH1′s hit “Love…

By Courtney Connley

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Secret Weapon: How to Strengthen the Most Valuable Job Skill

The greater your emotional intelligence, the better leader you'll be

The higher your emotional intelligence, the better leader you are. Here’s how to boost your…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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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.

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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…

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