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Office Frienemies: Are Your Work Buddies Bringing You Down?

Don't let one bad apple spoil your chances for success

You can be guilty by association, simply by keeping the wrong people in your workplace…

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Why Success Could Be Bad for Your Career

Managing success well can make or break you

Like many things, being successful has its pros and cons.

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Boss Moves: 3 Winning Management Strategies of Silicon Valley

Boost your productivity and efficiency at your office

Companies like Pinterest and Instagram have seen major success. Here’s how you can take a…

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Get the Memo: The Biggest Time Wasters Aren’t Just Employees

Common workplace 'necessities' contribute to productivity blunders

Statistics show that common workplace elements such as office politics and meetings, are the biggest…

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I’ll Pass: How to Properly Turn Down a Job Offer

It may not seem like a big deal, but how you decline can affect future success

It may not seem like a big deal, but in many cases, how you decline…

By Jamie Harrison

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Beautiful People: The Better You Look, The More You Earn

Studies say a pretty face can equal big professional benefits

Studies have shown that attractive people are usually hired sooner, get promoted quicker and are…

By Jamie Harrison

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British Beautypreneur Fills Industry Void for Women with Allergies

Skills in artistry and personal passion make for winning combo

A British woman with many allergies found a way to fill a niche in the…

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Don’t Mess Up Your Chances: 10 Worst Ways to Demand a Raise

Here's tips on the best way to approach the big ask

So you think you deserve a raise at work? Here are tips on things you…

By Sasha King

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You’re My Monday and My Friday: How to Successfully Work with a Spouse

Three quick tips on finding balance

Check out these four tips on how to create a successful balance between work and…

By Jamie Harrison

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Don’t Go Broke While Looking for a Job

Clever ways to impress without straining your already-strapped wallet

Here are ways you can still impress while not emptying your already-lacking pockets.

By Sasha King

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Proofreading, An Underused Skill

Good writing and editing acumen can be a major asset at any job

It was reiterated constantly during your school years that you must proofread your work, but…

By Sasha King

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond: How to Get Top Opps at Your Job

Be inspired by Rihanna's 777 Tour to have once-in-a-lifetime career moments

Journalists recently got the career chance of a lifetime to be part of Rihanna’s 777…

By Jamie Harrison

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Job Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Always be prepared for constant change and the unexpected

The days of spending decades at one company are over. Be prepared to transition and…

By Sasha King

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Cool Jobs: TV Producer Powerhouse Strikes Reality TV Gold

Founder of Kingdom Reign Entertainment started early to gain wins

Carlos King, 33, has TV production credits that include the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise after starting…

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Procrastination…A Good Thing?

Passive vs. Active

We all do it in some form or another. Wait till the last moment to…

By Sasha King

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Networking, It’s an Action Word!

Sustain your professional relationships

It can be overwhelming to get to know and keep up with your contacts, almost…

By Sasha King

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Do Talk to Strangers: How You Can Successfully Break the Ice

Taking the leap can lead to opportunities of a lifetime

Here are key tips on why it’s important to consider the value of breaking the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Still Winning: How to Bounce Back from Being Fired

Here's a 30-day plan to get you back in the game

If you’ve recently been fired or are unemployed, don’t lose hope. Here’s a 30-day plan…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Professionals, Protect Your Brand: Top 5 Career No-Nos (Petraeus Edition)

To protect your legacy, avoid these mistakes early

The earlier you begin habits that will ensure your brand credibility and positive legacy, the…

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Nothing Personal, Just Business: Pros and Cons of Working with Friends

Dont' let your relationship turn from office buddy to frienemy

Whether you’re starting a new business, working in the same department or trying to get…

By Jamie Harrison

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So Annoying: Common Habits That Make You Hard to Work With

Consider these common courtesies to ensure a happy environment

Avoid these habits that will be sure to turn off anyone you work with.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Real Boss Move: Seek Career Flexibility, Not Job Security

Diversifying your skills ensures you'll tread a more realistic---and lucrative---path

With job security out of the window, many full-time workers are in combat mode, preparing…

By James Walker

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Office Hero: How to Become that Go-To Gal (or Guy)

You can add indispensable value to your company

Here are tips on how you can become the professional your company can’t— and won’t—…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Young Dentist Changing Perceptions One Smile at a Time

Dr. Kareem Merrick combines family legacy with passion for education

Dr. Kareem Merrick, 30, carries on his family legacy as director of the dental department…

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Be Bold: How to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone for Job Search Success

Challenge yourself and try something new

Here are some job searching tips that will put you at ease during the process…

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Job-Seeking Lessons From ‘Shark Tank’

Take a cue from contestant Michael Tseng when looking for opps

The popular ABC show can be very illuminating for career-driven people.

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You Going To Jail Now: How to Manage Workplace Anger

These three steps will ensure you never lose your cool

Before you start taking off earrings or jumping over tables Evelyn Lozada-style, check these three…

By Jamie Harrison

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Out-of-the-Box Law Enforcement Jobs in Demand

The options are vast for professionals with unique skills

Whether you have science or military experience, these out-of-the-box careers are prime options.

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I’m Rich, Chick: Smart Boss Moves From Real Housewives of Atlanta

Though sometimes ratchet, there's a thing or two you could learn about boss moves

Here are key lessons you can take from these hard-working reality stars that could help…

By Jamie Harrison

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First-Time Manager? Here Are Three Steps to Success

Lead confidently and boldly for ultimate advancement

Consider these tips to help you reach your maximum potential as a newbie.

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#Awkward: How to Rebound After Office Embarrassment

Three easy, quick steps to get over it

These three quick steps will help you get over—and through—those workplace snafus.

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Take the Supermodel Approach to Your Job Search

To stand out above the rest you gotta work it

What’s the difference between a supermodel and a model? Brazen Careerist knows, and they want…

By Sasha King

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Cool Jobs: Google Exec Forging Bankable Web Relationships

A passion for global Web engagement and growth keeps this power player motivated

As director of content partnerships, Malik Ducard forges vital relationships, adding to the growth of…

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Keep the Job, Even Without the Passion

Be smart about your gradual exit with these tips

If you’re unsatisfied at work, it may not be time to quit. Try these tips…

By Sasha King

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Low Retention: Why Job-Hopping Is Your Best Move

Sometimes staying loyal to one gig isn't the best idea

One writer offers the 10 reasons keeping it moving is not such a bad idea.

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Top 10 Hot Spots for Finding Blogging Jobs

Check out these key resources to find work that pays

These are prime job boards for bloggers to find paying gigs.

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Maximizing Your Membership: How to Make Professional Orgs Work For You

Get the best return on your time investment

These tips will help you maximize your professional memberships and ensure your involvement in organizations…

By James Walker

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International Coach and Author Talks Being a Breadwinner and Balancing Home Life

Jenny Garrett is passionate about motivating women to be empowered

Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role: The How To Guide to Success for Female…

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Just Shut Up: How Silence Can Be Your Best Ally

Being a great listener can be the best major power play

Effective listening has always been an asset for leaders, especially when it comes to making…

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Looking for a New Thang: Top 7 Gigs for Career Changers

Can't decide what to do or be? Here are more options

Whether you’re looking for something less stressful, more exciting or even more radical, these options…

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My Bad: How to Recover After Big Office Mistake

Four steps to ensure you don't end up with a pink slip

Here are four important steps to help you save face after making a major office…

By Jamie Harrison

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Cool Jobs: Film Fest Director Talks Hollywood Boss Moves

Jacqueline Lyanga leads in bringing one of the largest cinematic forums to life

Jacqueline Lyanga, director of AFI FEST—the American Film Institute’s annual film festival—on how she makes…

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Freelance Jobs: What’s the Right Industry For You?

Don't let the economy get you down, you can get a gig!

Freelance jobs can be the bread and butter of the young entrepreneur especially in a…

By Sasha King

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Career Advice Takeaways from President Obama’s Speech

Career politics shouldn't be taken lightly

The re-election of President Obama to a second term was a great achievement. The fight…

By Sasha King

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Ace That Interview … Without Even Leaving the House

Success tips for wowing prospective employers on the phone

Here are four tips for wowing prospective employers without leaving your home.

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Know the Steps to Effective Networking … Through E-mail

Learn the ways to make a solid online connection

An underused method of networking that could be helpful is through e-mail, and here are…

By Sasha King

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5 Mistakes That You Shouldn’t Make on Your Resumé

Blunders that will send your resumé straight to the trash

Here are 5 resume mistakes to avoid when job seeking.

By Sasha King

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Job Fair Ninja: How to Walk Out With a Winning Gig Today

Three steps that will ensure you aren't wasting precious time

Cindy Billington, career advisement professional at Texas A&M University, shares tips on how to conquer…

By Jamie Harrison

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Negotiating Your First Salary

Are you being a pushover or a power player?

Sometimes getting what you deserve at your first gig can be daunting. Check out these…

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You Tried It: Top Most Ineffective Responses to Twitter Job Opps

Stay away from mistakes that could cost you a prime opportunity

Here are the top most annoying, off-putting ways to respond to a job opportunity presented…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Steps to Go From Small Fry to Big Cheese

Position yourself to become the top boss in charge today

Here are four steps to the ultimate of boss moves: top boss in charge.

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Stop the BS Stunt and Show: Top 5 Cliche Job Titles

Yes, there are reputative professionals wearing these shoes, but others have no receipts

Some so-called occupations have prompted a side-eye and skepticism, whether warranted or unwarranted.

By Janell Hazelwood

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That Ain’t Hot: 3 Not-So-Boss Celebrity Moves You Don’t Want to Emulate

Stay away from mistakes that could ultimately derail your career

Celebrities can be role models, but some make moves that are certain to lead millennials…

By Jamie Harrison

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Small Business Administration Kicks Off Veterans Small Business Week

9 Tips for Job-Seeking Veterans

Here's how to parlay your military skills into a career in corporate America

Here’s how to parlay your military skills into a career in corporate America

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Cool Jobs: Young Senior Mobile Tech Exec Talks Passion and Profits

Chance Cheesecake Factory meeting led to opportunity of a lifetime

Erdolo Eromo (@Erdolo) is, at 31, one of the country’s youngest leaders in the world…

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Disconnected: 3 Surefire Signs Your Web Presence Isn’t Cutting It

Key red flags to stay away from on the Internet

Here are key red flags that you need to upgrade your Internet profile.

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Do We Really Have to Give Up Culture for Ultimate Career Success?

I'd beg to differ, but in reality, it's up to us to choose the yay or nay

Whether it’s our name, mannerisms, interests, or values, is it necessary to sacrifice the cultural…

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If the Job Doesn’t Fit, You Must … Well … Quit

How to find not just any job---but the right career move

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Ninety thousand. That’s amount of hours the average person spends at work over a…

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British Retail Designer Deborah Millington Combines Creativity and Commerce

Power women of the diaspora finding career success across international borders

In a special series, BlackEnterprise.com highlights black women in the diaspora who make their passions…

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While most people attend parties to have fun, Yee uses events as another way to earn extra funds. Serving as a host for an event comes at a cost. “You shouldn’t do it for less than $1K and if you go out of the area and have to get on a flight that’s even more money,” she rationalizes. “They should also pay you more because you’re gone for the entire day, potentially losing out on other opportunities.”

From Carefree Co-ed to Young Boss: 3 Steps to Upgrade Your Social Game

Replace the reckless abandonment with strategic networking

Transition from college student to working young boss more difficult than you’d thought? Here’s tips…

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Surviving the Grunt: How to Put Short-Term Pride to the Side for Long-Term Wins

Want to end up the top dog? Bite that bullet and do the work

Sometimes grunt work is your stepping stone to gaining trust and respect, leading to major…

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LOL, LMBO, TTYL: 3 Steps to Breaking Bad Communication Habits

Remember real-life, long-form dialogue? It's still important for career success

Remember real-life dialogue? Well, the rules for texting and tweeting don’t apply. Gift of gab…

By Jamie Harrison

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LUST: Thou shall dress and act according to the position you desire, not the one you have. It goes back to piece of old school advice: You never dress for the role you have; you dress for the role you want. "I think the younger generation tends to fall a little short on the presentation piece because prior to entering the workforce, their world is a very relaxed environment," Granville says. "You have to plan for your career wardrobe. You want people to see the talent you bring to the table and not be a distraction."

Young & Winning: Top 4 Assets Millennials Bring to the Job Market

Use age to your advantage, not as a hindrance to success

Here’s how being the young’n in the cube can be more of an advantage than…

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COMMITMENT: People believe in those who are committed and stand through adversity, according to Horsager. For a business owner looking to build a loyal customer base must also demonstrate loyalty to his or her employees, as well as clients. He says the US automakers showed bad judgment with regards to this pillar. “All of our great-grandparents that worked there for 40 years and then they got fired two years before their pension kicked in,” he says. “You lost commitment in these people; how are [customers] going to stay committed to you?”

Multiple Personalities: How to Lead a Diverse Team to a Common Goal

Use these management tips to unify staff with diverse traits

Amy Gallo, management consultant and Harvard Business Review contributing editor, offers tips to managing multiple…

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Ambitious Girl: Are Women Now More Career Oriented Than Men?

Study says young female professionals more likely to be on fast track

Study: Two-thirds of young women age 18-34 reported that having a successful career was at…

By Jamie Harrison

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To Do or Not to Do?: Talking Politics in the Workplace

What to do when everyone's political two cents ends up in your piggy bank

The general rule of thumb is to stay mum, but what happens when everyone’s two…

By Jamie Harrison

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Cool Jobs: Stylist to the Stars — From Beyonce to Angela Bassett — Took Risks for Winning Results

Prime positioning, humility and raw talent key parts of path to success

Roger Brasley, celebrity makeup artist, hair and brand stylist, counts prime positioning and elite talent…

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Get Into This: Job-Seeking Gains for Women Means Keep Pushing Ladies

Take advantage of prime moment where unemployment is declining

Now is a prime time to take advantage of what experts are saying is a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You: How to Handle Job Rejections

Every 'no' leads to an eventual 'yes,' so stay positive and persistent

Here’s three simple ways to ward off the Job Seeker Blues. You’ll get your dream…

By Jamie Harrison

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How to Draft a Resume They Can’t Say No To

Winning factors that can lead to more open doors

These creative factors will mean the difference between a job offer and a rejection.

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Top 3 Inadvertent Job Interview Flubs by Young Professionals

Stay away from these not-always-so-obvious employer turn-offs

Stay away from these not-so-obvious flubs that could turn off a recruiter or prospective employer.

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Trashed: 4 Cover Letter Mistakes that Lead to the Delete Key

Gain the competitive edge by staying away from these faux pas

Stay away from these age-old red flags that turn recruiters and prospective employers all the…

By Jamie Harrison

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6 Money-Making Seeds Top Leaders Plant for Fruitful Teams

Infusing mentorship with diversity can ensure growth and loyalty

With mentorship and diversity at the core, successful managers can encourage an environment of innovation,…

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Top Free Sites to Boost Your Professional Profile

Simple and essential Web tools to help you stand out from the pack

Use these savvy Web tools when marketing yourself to prospective clients and employers.

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Get Your (Professional) Life: ‘Tamar & Vince’ Lessons on Power Positioning

Hubby of Braxton reality star shows value of pumping those career breaks

Tamar Braxton is known for dramatic antics and star quality. In her latest show, with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ladies, Staying Mum Just Cost You Millions

When it comes to rightful pay, closed mouths don't get fed

Author and Carnegie Mellon University professor says women don’t speak up enough to get what…

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Cool Jobs: Mark Walker Brings Star (Marketing) Power to Hollywood

In order to get blockbuster results, this exec infuses hard work, passion

With more than two-decades in Hollywood, this executive brings his commitment to accepting nothing but…

By Gil Robertson

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Get Into This: No Job Doors Opening? No Choice But to Build Your Own

Take a cue from Spike Lee's journey and make some radical boss moves

Take a page from Spike Lee’s career book: If doors are closed, take a radical…

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Throwing (Age) Shade: 4 Power Plays for Young Professionals

Don't let insecurities about your age lead to loss of confidence

As a young professional, you can demand— and get— respect in the office with these…

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Get Into This: Organization Invests Millions Into Building Black Male Leaders

Institute will facilitate education and advocacy in national network

Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) investing $2 million to launch the…

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Belle of the Boardroom: Love Adviser Expands Brand to Professional Coaching

Demetria Lucas offering career advice to working women

Demetria Lucas, enterprising journalist and founder of ABelleInBrooklyn.com, expands her brand from relationship guru to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get Into This: Instead of Grad School, Do Some Real Footwork

Aggressively connect with your network face-to-face

Author and nonprofit professional Rosetta Thurman suggests a lightbulb alternative: Aggressively connect with your network…

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Are You a Social Butterfly? These Jobs are Perfect For You

Find the perfect fit for your people-person aspects

If you’re inclined to help or work well with the public, these career paths are…

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3 Reasons Head Hunters are a Good Option

Try recruiter services to maximize your job search

Career coach and recruitment veteran Rich Jones offers tips on just how to maximize head…

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Top 10 High-Paying Creative Jobs

These options are awesome for the imaginative professional

Here’s a list of top-dollar career options for the creative professional.

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Career Tip of the Week: Prep for Your Next Season

With cold weather soon to come, take care of what's important today

Cold weather will soon usher in fall, and with that you wan to be prepared…

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From Prison to the Boardroom: A Story of Career Success

CEO Tracey Syphax: 'Entrepreneurship saved my life'

Tracey Syphax, CEO of Capitol City Contracting Inc. overcame the stigma of serving prison time…

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Winning Strategy to Go from Employee to Boss

Take these steps to start your own business

Take a cue on how to transition from employee to boss from this winning strategy…

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How to Make Office Competition Work for You

Staying on your toes can mean awesome career growth

Take on these tips, from writer Alexis Thompson, on how you can make competition in…

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Cool Jobs: Katrina Leonce Adds Creative Marketing to Sports Arena

PR vet loves work of investing in athletes' success during and post game

Public relations vet and entrepreneur Katrina Leonce finds joy in expanding and propelling careers of…

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7 Deadly Sins of Management Professionals

Don't let these vices derail your team--- and career--- success

As a manager, appropriate leadership is key. Stay away from these common power vices in…

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Africa’s Top 10 Women in Business

International leaders at the top of their game

Take a look at he top 10 women who are at the top of their…

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated … Even When Those Around You Aren’t

Use these steps to put your career in overdrive

Take these steps to remain motivated at your job, even when others around you are…

By Jamie Harrison

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Leadership Incentives: How to Boost Your Team Morale and Loyalty Today

Three vital factors that contribute to ultimate company success

As a leader, learn how to streamline processes and offer incentives to make your role…

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6 Steps to Tap Into Your Awesome Creativity

Real-life tips from the masters of innovation: artists

Take these steps to strengthen your creativity to perk up your innovation juices in the…

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Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs That Require No Advanced Degree

Earn premium salaries with an associate's or vocational training

You don’t have to spend years in school to earn a premium salary. Here are…

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Charismatic Leadership: 5 Steps to Boost Your Career Success

Strengthen your "it" factor for ultimate achievement

Charismatic leadership. It’s that dynamic, magnetic “it” factor. Some have it, and some don’t. Here’s…

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The Perfect Guide to Landing a Seasonal Job

Enjoy the luxury of flexibility and travel with these types of gigs

You can enjoy the flexibility of seasonal work, where you can travel, diversify your job…

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Join Our Twitter Chat on Careers in Faith and Religion!

We talk balancing careers and ministry with Rev. Deborah Martin and Anthony Bradley, Ph.D.

On Monday, July 23 we chat with the Rev. Deborah Martin and Anthony Bradey, Ph.D.…

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Young Boss Moves: 4 Reasons Getting An Early Career Start is Essential

Professionals share how being teen workers led to future success

Getting an early start working can help instill discipline and build a solid body of…

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What a Cliché: 5 Most Overused Resume Phrases

Get rid of rhetoric and get to the tangible job skills

Overused resume cliches and buzz phrases can be a turnoff for employers looking for tangible…

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Can’t Find a Job? Going Back to School May Not be Best Idea Either

Restrategizing your search before reinvesting in school might be a better option

If you’re having difficulty in your job search, seeking an advanced degree may not be…

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Cool Jobs: Executive Blends Fashion, Web, and Business at StyleHaul Post

Digital media professional brings publishing background to popular network

Pauline Malcolm, senior vice president of global sales at StyleHaul Inc., talks the perks of…

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Careers in Faith and Religion: Reverend Infuses the Power of Femininity in Ministry

Deborah M. Martin paves her own way and seeks to empower other women

The Rev. Deborah M. Martin embraces uniqueness and femininity in her ministry, serving as an…

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7 Awesome Jobs You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Perfect picks for the nontraditional job seeker

Of course the traditional career paths prevail, but these jobs are for the job seeker…

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Careers in Faith and Religion: Music Minister Brings In-Demand Skill to Churches

Gift provides major component in the business of faith

Johnny Mercier uses his gift with music to make a major contribution in the business…

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Boss Quiz: What Type of Leader Are You?

Find out your powerhouse boss profile

From hip-hop mogul Jay Z to entrepreneurial prodigy Tina Wells, find out what leadership qualities…

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Not a Fan of Self-Promotion? Here’s How to Advance Anyway

Even if you shy away from the limelight, it's good to be on the radar

Even if you’re not into the limelight, a little self-promotion doesn’t hurt in the workplace.…

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Careers in Faith and Religion: A Woman’s Story of Balancing Ministry and Entrepreneurship

Businesswoman seeks equality in both enterprise and spiritual path

Aisha Taylor, minister and entrepreneur, accepted what she says was a calling to preach and…

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5 Reasons Summer is the Best Time for Your Job Search

Take advantage of the perks of this season to find ultimate success

The daylight hours are longer and there’s more time to execute the best strategy. Summer…

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Careers in Faith and Religion: Couple Took College Leadership to Church Pastorship

With marriage as a focus, together the Jenkins build on their professional calling

Cory and Courtney Jenkins dedicated their professional and personal lives to building their respective ministries…

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How to Innovate Within Your Company

If you're leadership-oriented, intrapreneurship is perfect for you

You can be an entrepreneur without leaving your full-time gig. Try intrapreneurship to tap into…

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3 Reasons Being A Brown-Noser Can Backfire

Sucking up to superiors can oftentimes do more bad than good

Sometimes sucking up in the office and do more harm than good.

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A Smarter Way to Update Your Resume

Key things to consider before adjusting a very important document

A resume is more than just a piece of paper full of experience. Here’s how…

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Ready to Be Your Own Boss? Here’s Your To-Do List

Before you make the leap, create a plan to ensure your success

If you’ve made up your mind and decided to pursue self-employment, be sure to follow…

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Top 7 Careers for Professionals with the Gift of Gab

If you're good at communications, these are the jobs for you

If your strong suit is communications, these are the jobs for you. The gift of…

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Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble Talks Hollywood Hair, Reality TV Drama

"LA Hair" star and entrepreneur exposing brand to new audience

Celebrity stylist Kim Kimble takes the day-to-day hustle of shop management and Hollywood haircare to…

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Top 10 Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

Don't leave without getting key insights about a prospective employer

Before you leave the job interview with the thought that you aced it, here are…

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Cool Jobs: ‘Artrepreneur’ Uses Web to Expose World to Artists of Color

Multimedia artist combines passion for artistry with business acumen

Najee Dorsey expresses his passion in his profession, while offering the international community a glimpse…

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Workplace Wallflower: 5 Career Success Tips for Introverts

Ways to shine in the office and overcome shyness

Here’s how you can shine in the workplace even if your personality isn’t aggressive or…

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Top 4 Tips for Multitasking at the Office

How to make the most of your hours at work

Hey, maybe there’s not enough time in the day. Here’s how to make the most…

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Mistake 3: Having a negative or arrogant attitude. 


Seldom in life does anyone rise to the top without paying their dues first. No matter what level you’re at in your career, your job will probably include some form of menial tasks. “Chances are many of the tasks that make you mutter, ‘Why do I have to do this?’ won’t go away with your first (or second, or third) promotion,” Winters says. “Suck it up and realize that everything is a learning opportunity. Then, look forward to the parts of your job that you enjoy.”

From the Mouths of Mentors: Top 4 Mistakes Recent Grads Make on the Job

Avoid these common mishaps to find continued career success

Professionals and career experts weigh in on factors that can contribute to a recent grad’s…

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Cool Jobs: Ross Burton Teaches the Value of Polished Beauty Around the World

Celebrity makeup artist offers his valuable experience to the everyday woman

Makeup artist Ross Burton has taken his experience working with heavyweights from Oprah Winfrey to…

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Leadership: 5 Steps to Upgrading Your WOW

Innovation and expansion is key in remaining on top of your career game

Here’s how to upgrade your “WOW” or Way Of Working, to ensure you continue to…

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5 Toxic Beliefs That Ruin Careers

You could be shortchanging your success with these mental hangups

Oftentimes, people who hold these beliefs shortchange their own success. Find out whether you embody…

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6 Habits of Stand-Out Employees

With these actions, you'll ensure your presence is memorable

Here are actions that every memorable employee takes to stand out among the pack.

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6 Reasons You Should Stay on Your Career Path

Don't let a workplace rut cause you to do a total 360

Don’t let a workplace rut get you down. It may not be your industry that’s…

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New Kid in the Cube: Recent Grads Share Real-Life Career Advice

Tips on leadership and career advancement for young professionals

Young professionals from across the nation talk lessons they’re learning about leadership and career success…

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The Best — and Worst — Body Language Cues in the Office

Be sure to be conscious of the unspoken message your sending in the workplace

A story can be told using no words, whether it’s through a weak handshake or…

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Kevin Liles Offers Valuable Assessment for Today’s Professionals

Tool provides vital insight on career strengths, weaknesses, purpose

Music executive-turned-entrepreneur urges youth to find best career that suits their talents and purpose.

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Dangerous Deferment: Are You Running From Your Goals?

Top ways to avoid regret and make your career dreams reality

These are top ways to overcome fear and get rid of procrastination in pursuing career…

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Mr(s) Disgruntled: They’re Ruining Their Professional Brands — and Your Company

How you can avoid the effects of disgruntled employees

Corporate management consultant Kathleen Brush talks angry employees and how managers can benefit from providing…

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12 Traits of a Successful Employee at a Startup

What to consider when working for a newbie company

If you’re an employee at a company that’s new to the game, here are a…

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Office Shade: 6 Things to Consider When Dealing with Workplace Politics

Learn to navigate the career advancement waters properly

Some professionals play the career advancement game clean, with ethics and moral limits, while others…

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Motherhood vs. Career Pursuit: Should Women Have to Choose?

Women weigh in on whether sacrifice of parenting is doable and worth it

From fashion icon Kimora Lee Simmons to Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, women balance motherhood and…

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5 Steps to Becoming a Boss in 2012

Strategize your way straight to the top of the career ladder

You have your eyes on the highest prize and aspirations for leadership. Here’s how to…

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Talent Hunt

Companies still struggle to find the best employees

Jobs are scarce, competition is high, unemployment is staggering—all of these factors should contribute to…

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Disrupting the Status Quo

Adriane Brown left her position as president and CEO of Honeywell’s transportation division, but when…

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How to Go From Entry Level to Top Exec

Five steps to joining the coveted senior-level C-suite

As an entry-level professional, take these steps early to ensure you’re on your way to…

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Career Tip of the Day: Keep an Accountability Record and Evaluate Yourself

Be proactive in ensuring your progressive career development

It’s never a good idea to wait on a supervisor to let you know how…

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One of the most significant challenges faced by any jobseeker is how to make yourself more marketable.  It’s important to identify and develop qualities and skills that make you more attractive to potential employers than your counterparts.  While the list of these qualities is extensive, and includes commonly known traits such as education and communication skills, this ever-evolving job market requires you to go above what is common.  Here are 7 qualities/skills that every employee should seek to attain. ---Aisha M. Taylor

7 Qualities of a Marketable Employee

Every employer looks for these top qualities in the employees they invest in. Check out…

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Despite a high unemployment rate and a job outlook that's still not at its best, there are still jobs that employers are struggling to fill. 


Take a look at jobs that are in demand and waiting for the right candidate to fill them.

5 In-Demand Jobs Employers Are Struggling to Fill

Despite high unemployment, some jobs are still highly available

From salary to qualifications, check out top occupations companies want to fill with the right…

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Mentorship Checklist: Three Steps to Finding the Right Fit

Determine the right fit for your ultimate career advancement

Before choosing a mentor, be mindful of three key things that will ensure your experience…

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(Career) Match Made in Heaven: Real-Life Success of Nontraditional Mentorships

How two professionals found the perfect fit

Two real-life mentors and mentees share what makes their career relationship work.

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Career Bucket List: Six Things to Do at Your Job Before You Leave

Goals that will ensure you maximize your work experience

To ensure you maximize your experiences at each phase of your career, here are six…

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Lesson in Personal Branding: Would You Be Associated with You?

While evaluating your inner circle, it's good to put yourself to the test, too

We often evaluate people in our networks since they reflect largely on our own personal…

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7 Days of Boss Moves, Day Six: Perfect the Art of the Follow-Up

Get beyond the business-card exchange toward quality connections

The Boss Network’s Cameka Smith details how to build long-lasting connections and solid professional relationships.

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Success is not luck. It’s what happens when preparation meets opportunity. And those who begin this preparation process out of the starting blocks tend to acquire key leadership assignments and professional reputations that, in some cases, exceed those of colleagues more than a decade their senior. The female entrepreneurs and corporate executives identified in our latest “editors’ choice” roster—40 Rising Stars 40 and Under—have made moves that have placed them on the path to power and success in business, all before their 41st birthdays.

In consulting the nation’s largest public and private corporations, major trade associations, established entrepreneurs, and senior executives over the past several months, our editorial research team discovered this cadre of remarkable women. They operate within a range of industries and disciplines, including science and technology; advertising, marketing, and public relations; finance; energy; food and beverages; and entertainment. Some run large or significant divisions of their companies and report to a chief executive or division head, others have launched and managed successful independent entities. These women are innovators and influencers, trailblazers and pioneers who reshaped and refreshed disciplines with cutting-edge processes, or transformed ideas into tangible, lucrative products or services.

We chose not to include managers or employees of law firms, unions, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies, or those employed in fashion or the arts, medicine, and education.

Having attained this much power and success early in their respective careers, there’s no telling what groundbreaking achievements the women who made this year’s list will accomplish in coming years. Judging from the drive that put them in their current positions, it appears as if nothing will stop them from reaching the pinnacle of global industry.

40 Rising Stars 40 & Under

Success is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. These women understand that and have all…

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7 Days of Boss Moves, Day Five: Put Your Networking Skills to the Test

Get beyond the business-card exchange toward quality connections

The Boss Network’s Cameka Smith details how to build long-lasting connections and solid professional relationships.

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7 Days of Boss Moves, Day Three: Maximize Your Social Networks

Get beyond the business-card exchange toward quality connections

For seven days, we challenge you to take steps toward quality networking with Cameka Smith,…

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