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From the Mouths of Hiring Managers: The Real Deal on Getting the Gig

Learn more about the process in order to master your strategy

Hiring managers share the inside scoop on the applications process and how they choose the…

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Be Inspired: Top Successful Women Who Got the Axe and Thrived

From Kerry Washington to Oprah Winfrey, these ladies shined after defeat

From Kerry Washington to Star Jones, these power women of color used temporary losses as…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Steps to Stellar Personal Branding on the Web

Make an excellent professional impression on the Web

Use these quick steps to get started on the right path to establishing your professional…

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Investment Banking Firm Trains, Hires Returning Soldiers

Investment banking firm helps returning soldiers land jobs

It’s been well documented that veterans returning home after serving the country often struggle to…

By Alan Hughes

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Emerging Opportunities: Job Growth Potential in the Land of Logistics

In-demand skills for new professional journeys

Apparently, one in-demand skill is logistics, a base of knowledge that includes managing goods distribution…

By Janell Hazelwood

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A Blessing in Disguise: 6 Ways Getting Fired Can Boost Your Career

Sometimes, getting the axe can mean more good than harm

Getting the axe isn’t always a bad thing. It may actually be the catalyst to…

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Career Rerouting: How to Reverse a Bad Professional Decision

Find a better professional path with this strategy

So you’ve made a wrong turn in your career? Well, here’s how to reroute and…

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On Your A-Game: 3 Smart Career Qualities from the Field to the Office

Take a page from sports pros on how to win at the office

Here are a few traits athletes embody that may help you approach your career goals…

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Cool Jobs: How One Man Turned Party Hobby Into a Money-Maker

A love of Atlanta nightlife turned into a new career for Jason Carter

Events entrepreneur James Carter turned a love for enjoying Atlanta’s nightlife scene into a bankable…

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Weekly Jobless Numbers Drop to Record Low

Claims see unexpected decline

Jobless numbers reach 5 1/2-year low, according to reports.

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Real-Life Tips: CEOs Offer Two Cents on How to Land a Second Job

Insider insights that can help you maximize your efforts

It can be challenging to juggle your day job with the “job” of finding a…

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Ecclectic Experience: How to Explain a Diverse Resume

A mixed career journey can be a hard sell, but not impossible

If you’ve had various jobs in unrelated fields, your resume might be a hard sell.…

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Career Switch: 7 Options That Don’t Require New Degree

If you’re looking to make a change, these options require no new degree—just a bit…

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Recruitment Tip: 5 Savvy Ways to Seal the Deal with Top Talent

Fill the reported 3.8 million jobs available with quality workers

With 3.8 million jobs reported still open, issues of filling them with quality talent remains.…

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3 Smart Steps for Job Seekers With No Luck

Think you've done all you can do? Try these steps

If you think you’ve done everything you can to land a gig, maybe you haven’t.…

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Gift of Gab? These Top Careers Are for You

If you're a good communicator, these are the perfect professional fit

If you’re a great communicator, these top careers are perfect for you.

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Get Your Happy Back: 5 Jobs With Top Satisfaction Factors

These careers have top possibilities of fulfillment

Unfulfilled at the office? You may need a change. These jobs have fulfillment factors through…

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Fib Faux Pas: Job Interview Lies That Work — or Don’t

Risks and rewards of embellishing or telling half-truths in job seeking

In a tough job market, some candidates are taking major risks, even lying. But is…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Savvy Entrepreneur Overcomes Pull of the Streets to Spark Online Movement

Gamer Fit Nation founder Antwand Pearman talks power of perseverance, faith

Gamer Fit Nation founder Antwan Pearman talks hard knocks, MTV experience and sparking a movement…

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Double Exposure: How to Establish Yourself as an Expert

Use the knowledge you have to leverage other opportunities

What better —and smarter—way to bring in extra bucks than to use the knowledge you…

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New York City Sick Leave Law Gives Workers Relief

New law could have impact on decisions of other states, cities

A new law passed by New York City requires business owners and companies to provide…

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Jobs in Demand: Pharmacy Professionals Talk Career Advancement

Three young professionals share tips for entry and success

Three young pharmacy professionals share tips for success and how to break into an in-demand…

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How to Turn That Summer Gig Into a Permanent Job

Plan today for your next career move

Plan now for your next career move once your temp work is over. If you…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Out-of-Office: 5 Hot Jobs for Outdoor Enthusiasts

If cubicles make you cringe, here are better options

Whether you love working with your hands or you hate being cooped up indoors, these…

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3 Tips for Using Instagram Video for Job-Seeking Success

Use these tips to optimize your efforts on social media

With Instagram adding 15-second videos to the mix, the dynamic of communication via the Web…

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Chicago Public Schools Lays Off More than 850 Teachers

Announcement comes as CPS grapples with $1 billion deficit

Announcement comes at a challenging time as CPS seeks to rebound from a record $1…

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The Power Play of Power Plays: How Civic Programs Can Boost Your Career Options

Black men can position themselves for employment via community work

There are other avenues for career growth. Consider participating in service-based programs to explore non-traditional…

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Recruitment Tip: How to Jazz Up Job Classifieds

Increase applicant numbers with easy tips

If your “Now Hiring” ads have been longstanding, you may need to change things up…

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Lucrative Side Hustles: Author Gil Robertson Shares Tricks of the Writing Trade

Diversifying your income is the name of the game and Robertson is winning

Author and journalist Gil Robertson knows a thing or two about maximizing your talents to…

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Heading to Work Abroad Post-Graduation? Here’s a Checklist for You

Ensure that your international transition is seamless with this strategy

This strategy will help ensure your transition to your global opportunity is seamless.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Military Boss Moves: 5 Smart Job-Seeking Tasks to Do While Deployed

Prep early for life after serving your country

These tips will help you prep early for career moves in civilian life.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Report: Black Professionals Losing Out in Elite Careers

High-salary jobs for African-Americans are still elusive

Growth for blacks in the medical, law, architecture and executive level jobs has slowed or…

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Trends in Career Reinvention: Cities Hiring ‘Chief Innovation Officers’

Latest news lends nod to power of reinvention for professionals

Cities are now hiring chief innovation officers, a nod at how job seekers can focus…

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4 Money-Smart Employment Options for the Summer

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Sometimes, traditional work just doesn’t cut it alone. And as the weather gets…

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Top 5 Job-Seeking Mistakes of College Students

How to get ahead of the game post graduation

It’s always good to know what you do right, but it’s the avoidable mistakes that…

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7 Cool Science Jobs That Don’t Require Advanced Degree

These gigs are perfect for the scientist in you---without the extra credentials

These jobs are perfect for the science geek in you, and they don’t require a…

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Newly Unemployed? 7 Steps To Turn Challenge Into Triumph

Don't let the gloom stop your grind

Don’t let the gloom halt your grind. You can succeed after being laid off or…

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Top Five Mistakes Recruiters Make on Job Posts

Faux pas that could mean months of employment vacancy

Finding talent to fill a position can be difficult. Avoid these common faux pas to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

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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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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

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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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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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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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College Degree Job Requirement on the Rise

The college degree is the new high school diploma.

Even low-level jobs like office runners and file clerks are required to have at least…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

Classes that translate into better jobs

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

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

This strategy ensures you won't get immediate rejection

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

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

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

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

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Exciting Experiences & No Benefits: 4 Pros and Cons of Working for a Startup

Consider what you're getting into before saying yes to the job

Spending your work days in jeans with an office full of cool people sounds like…

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Constantly Changing Gigs? Here’s Why You Should Set Some Roots

Making changes is fine, but frequent moves can hinder advancement

While changing jobs may not necessarily be bad for young workers, doing so too frequently…

By Jamie Harrison

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How to Avoid Getting ‘Catfished’ in Your Career

Be smart and diligent to avoid employment-related fraud

MTV’s “Catfish” showcases the dangers of fraud in online love connections, but you can also…

By Courtney Connley

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Top Areas You Should Improve for Career Success in 2013

Think tank unveils top innovative elements to watch

JWTIntelligence, a think tank of a leading marketing and communications brand, has released trends to…

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When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: How Discernment Should Be Your BFF in Job Seeking

Being too direct or wacky can mean yet another year unemployed

We’ve all heard the “get creative” advice, but sometimes getting a bit too radical can…

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Boost Your Marketability By Learning How to Code

These resources will help you to become more competitive

Adding coding skills to your repertoire is an awesome way to upgrade your professional profile…

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Higher Up: 9 Steps to Advance Your Hustle

Follow a strategy that will recharge and upgrade your career

Time to progress and make moves to push your career forward. Here are nine steps…

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New Year, New You: Audit Your Life For Optimal Growth

Make sure you don't continue making the same mistakes

You can’t truly progress without knowing how you can improve. Take an assessment of yourself…

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7 Must-Have Skills for a Career in Tech

Specific knowledge set will ensure you remain competitive

Learn what essential knowledge this high-growth industry requires so can be at the top of…

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No Bueno: 4 Pieces of Bad Career Advice to Avoid

Common quips that could derail long-term professional success

These insights are commonly expressed but not necessarily the best insight on career fulfillment or…

By Jamie Harrison

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15 Great Reads to Help Advance Your Career

Check out these books to learn how to upgrade your hustle

If you spend any time waiting, whether it’s at the salon, barber shop, doctor’s office…

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Made New Year’s Career Resolutions? Here’s How to Keep Them

Start today walking the walk instead of being all talk

Statistics tell us that by February, half of those who’ve made New Year’s resolutions usually…

By Jamie Harrison

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Get Hired: Hottest Jobs to Apply For in 2013

These industries expected to show major growth

If a career change is on your New Year’s resolution list, trend watchers predict pockets…

By Jamie Harrison

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Ready to Work: What Companies Want to See on Your Social Media Profiles

Include these key elements to attract top-notch employers

These key elements will attract top-notch employers to your Web pages.

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Eliminate the Chaos: How to Organize Your Job Hunt

Don’t let the process and stress drive you up the wall

You don’t have to be overwhelmed with trying to find your next gig. Here are…

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6 Habits That Ensure You Won’t Get a Better Gig in 2013

Take heed now to see success in the new year

Those same-old habits from this year may not work in the new year when it…

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3 Sure-Fire Ways to Avoid Resume Mistakes

Don't let an avoidable gaffe lead to job search disaster

Don’t land your resume in the trash because of a writing mistake you could’ve avoided.

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Kin-Coworker Conflict: How to Manage Working with Family

Tips to help ensure business doesn't get personal

Here are three tips for successfully working with your next of kin.

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Got Multiple Passions? Top Careers Perfect For You

How you can incorporate many aptitudes into your dream job

Here’s how you can actually make being a Jane of Many Trades an asset.

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Up in Smoke: Don’t Let Twitter Ruin Your Career

For the average person, a negative social media imprint can damage their brand

Check out these tips to avoid making social media missteps that may hinder your professional…

By Jamie Harrison

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I Just Want to be Successful: 4 Signs It’s Time to Look for Another Job

It may seem scary, but in order to advance, you must take the first step

Making the decision to take the next step in your career can seem scary, especially…

By Jamie Harrison

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Motivation: 3 (Right) Ways to Help A Loved One Get a Job

Offer professional gifts that keep on giving

Here are three ways that will help both you and the ones closest to you…

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Plan Big to Make Your (Professional) Dreams Reality

It's great to envision success, but get the guidance to achieve it

An essential key to seeing successful results is discovering where to look for information and…

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5 Harsh Realities Young Professionals Face—And How to Overcome Them

Don't be discouraged, but resourceful and innovative

The employment cards may not be stacked in recent grads favor, but here’s how you…

By Courtney Connley

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Job Seeking: How to Seal the Deal Like a Salesman

Take a cue from their confidence and strategy to get real results

Take a cue from tactics salespeople use all the time to sell products by being…

By Janell Hazelwood

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True Life: Surefire Ways to Tank Your Job Interview

Take heed to this writer's cautionary tale of failure and triumph

One writer tells firsthand the mistakes he made as a job seeker and how you…

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Why You Aren’t Having Job-Seeking Success

How to get out of your own way and regroup

For frustrated job seekers, giving up isn’t the answer — or an option. Here’s how…

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Real vs. Delusion: What to Expect From Your First Job

Come in with real expectations to maximize your experience

How to sift through the fact or fiction of your first job experience.

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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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Married to the Game: Dating Rules That Can Help You Land the Job

These love tips can be useful in finding perfect career match

Here are some classic dating rules that you can apply to job seeking to help…

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The Obama Mojo: How Will You Re-Invent and Upgrade Your Professional Swagger?

As we look to the President to push further, so should we

As the president prepares for his 44th and second term in the White House, think…

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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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9 Annoying Lies Job Interviewers May Tell You

Learn how to decipher the half-truths to make the right decision

Check out nine of these fibs and how you can see right through them to…

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Gigs That Never Sleep: Even Hurricane Sandy Can’t Stop the Hustle

As a major storm looms, some of us still have to put in work

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When it comes to hurricanes or any other disasters that could hinder work, some…

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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.

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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…

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Get Into This: 4 Free Savvy Job Search Apps

On-the-go resources make getting that gig so much easier

Check out these four free app resources to make your job search that much easier…

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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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Cool Jobs That (Surprisingly) Pay Six Figures

Check out other options for maximizing salary potential

Take a look at top careers where you can earn major bucks without a law…

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Accelerate your payments and delay your collections. Towards the year end, purchase any needed supplies and delay any collections. Purchasing supplies will lower your profit thereby reducing the amount of taxes paid in the current year. Delaying collections will lower your income level, thereby reducing the tax amount owed in the current year. Although the taxes will not be assessed in the current tax year, they will be delayed to the next year. “I definitely do caution business owners because, if they spend too much at year-end, in January, some companies, they’re struggling to make payroll,” says Robbie Hampton. However, this strategy really only works when the company is profitable.

5 Labor Trends Small Biz Owners Need to Know

Preventative action can protect your company from employee lawsuits

According to labor attorney Charles H. Wilson, there are five major issues in the workplace…

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How You Can Use Your Blog for Job Search

Creative ways to maximize employment opportunities

A blog can be more than just a Web journal or gossip rag. You can…

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Money Magnets: 15 Highest-Paying Jobs

Top-dollar careers, from scientists to marketers

Take a look at careers where professionals are earning top dollars and find your path…

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Online Job Fairs: Viable Option for Disabled Job Seekers

Convenience of the Web offers prime career opportunities

Opportunities for disabled job seekers to network and land your dream gig are just a…

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Creative Resumes: 3 Job-Seeking Blunders

Don't go too far left with your professional pitch

It’s OK to stand out among other job seekers, but don’t go too far when…

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Intern Chronicles: Senior Gears Up to Take on the News Industry

Building a solid body of experience, Ryan Arrendell stays on the grind

Ryan Arrendell, a journalism student at Northwestern University, build up a solid body of experience,…

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3 Ways Freelancers Can Upgrade Their Value

Make yourself competitive and set better rates

Here’s how freelancers can set a rate that is competitive and make a good living…

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Intern Chronicles: Newbie Discovers Promising Career Path

Young professional gains understanding and respect for government work

Sharing his experience for Intern Chronicles, Cameron Weathers was a newbie intern for the City…

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7 Unusual but Awesome Science and Tech Jobs

Cool and creative STEM careers

Here are some creative— and unusual— options for those seeking to work in the STEM…

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Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

Report: Tech Jobs Are Top Picks Among Young Professionals

Web and computer companies hold top attractive job traits

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Survey: Minority Employment Up in Radio and TV

More media jobs in South and West than in Northeast, Midwest

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDN) reports more minorities working in radio and television…

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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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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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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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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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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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Fraternizing with Coworkers: Going Beyond the Water Cooler

Find balance between being a cubicle hermit and overzealous social climber

Observe the benefits and downfalls of fraternizing with coworkers and how you can manage interoffice…

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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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6 Steps to Taking the Leap Into A Totally New Career

Find the courage and start today pursuing your professional purpose

You can overcome fear and complacency by taking that first step toward your professional purpose.…

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Toxic Management: 5 Signs of Passive Aggressive Leadership

In the office, direct authority can ensure effective team performance

Here are five signs of passive aggressive management and how you can either correct it…

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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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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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Skip the objective. Objectives are outdated and rarely used in today’s world of professional resume writing. The purpose of the objective was to tell employers what you were seeking, i.e. “a challenging sales position.” Instead, the objective has now been replaced with a career profile or a summary of qualifications which tells employers exactly what you have to offer, i.e. “accomplished professional with 10 years sales experience.” Your resume should include a concise yet quality career profile which clearly indicates what you have to offer, rather than just what you desire. Employers are far more attracted to a candidate who actually brings something to the table.

Startup Savvy: 5 High-Paying Opportunities for Job Seekers

You don't have to be a technie to land a gig at the next Facebook

You don’t have to be a technie to land a gig at the next Facebook.…

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For many recent grads, the next step is finding the perfect job in the perfect location to ensure the perfect post-grad life. To help you get at least close to that, employment Website CareerBliss.com analyzed data based on reviews from college grads to find the happiess place to be after all the classes, parties and papers are done. Factors such as work-life balance, cost of living, and growth opportunities were taken into consideration to come up with 10 locations where young professionals can potentially find their bliss. Take a look at cities that made the cut and their "Bliss Scores" (on a scale of 1 to 5).

10 Best Cities for Young Professionals to Find Bliss

A snapshot of best places to live and work

The best cities for recent grads looking are not necessarily the big ones. Take a…

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7 Steps to Getting a Promotion

Make strategic power moves in the right direction

Use this seven-step strategy to position yourself for a power move in the right direction.

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Cool Jobs: Dell VP Uses Skills Learned in Military to Achieve Corporate Success

West Point grad finds fulfillment using vital leadership qualities in the C-suite

Mel Parker, vice president and general manager at Dell, took time management and leadership skills…

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Cool Jobs: Photographer Makes Living Capturing Beauty of City Life

Entrepreneur enjoys freedom of independent career while doing what he loves

Photographer and entrepreneur pushes against stereotypes to showcase diversity of Detroit and the world at…

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Cultivates Diversity for the Screen

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i enjoys ensuring inclusion and fairness in entertainment

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, a CBS diversity executive, enjoys ensuring inclusion and fairness in entertainment.

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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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Cool Jobs: Professional Helps Blind Vets Get Second Chance

Rehab specialist inspired by the success stories of his clients

Profiles of professionals who have jobs that combine creativity, fun, and their professional passions.

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Cool Jobs: L’Oreal Chemist Takes Cosmetics Passion Global

Searching for perfect makeup shades for women of color is all in a day's work

Profiles of professionals who have jobs that combine creativity, fun, and their professional passions.

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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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How to Deal with a Toxic Boss

Find ways to manage those Monday (through Friday) Blues

You don’t have to sit in misery at work, dealing with a terrible supervisor. Here…

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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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Cool Jobs: Maxim Research Editor Enjoys Perks of Every Man’s Dream

From beautiful babes to travel, this media professional rarely has a dull day

BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at professionals who have jobs that combine creativity, fun, and their…

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5 Career Benefits of Being An Entry-Level Professional

There are several key advantages to being the new kid on the job

Being an entry-level professional can have it’s own unique perks. Here are five benefits to…

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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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(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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6 Signs Your Job Is Not the Right One For You

Find the career you're compatible with

If you’re incompatible with your career, why not take steps toward pursuing a better professional…

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Your company’s merger might not have the same splashy headlines as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg buying Instagram or the intense game of executive musical chairs being played by Arianna Huffington and the TechCrunch editors, but the impact of a company transition on your career is no less important. You could be faced with not only answering to a new boss, but an entirely different corporate environment.


Here are five tips to avoid being a merger casualty and instead successfully transitioning your old job into the new space. --- Demetria Irwin

AOL/TechCrunch Merger Moves: 5 Ways to Successfully Survive a Company Transition

As AOL's Techcrunch changes leadership, here's employee strategy to make transition less stressful

As TechCrunch transitions into new leadership and Mark Zuckerberg plans to buy Instagram, many employees…

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Don’t Have Time to Schmooze? 5 Creative Ways Working Parents Can Network

Try these multitask strategies for career advancement

There are several ways you can multitask and network without having to squeeze out time…

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8 Ways Being a Parent Can Be an Asset on the Job

Use those child-rearing qualities as in-demand leveraging tools

Raising children and balancing a career can be a frustrating challenge. Here’s how parenting can…

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Yes, You Can Do It: 168 Hours to a Career Breakthrough

Use just 7 days to jump start your next boss move

Here’s 168 hours to use wisely in getting you to the opportunity you’ve been dreaming…

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Worthless Effort: 7 Ways to Know Whether a Job Posting is Legit

Take these key factors to search effectively for career opportunities

Learn how to be strategic and effective in your search for new career opportunities.

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7 People Every Successful Woman Should Have in Her Circle

These personalities could propel you on your path to success

These personalities should be prominent in your network to promote your career advancement.

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7 Life-Changing Things to Do Before Your Morning Commute to Work

Make time for vital things that can alleviate stress

You may think you don’t have time, but make time before your work commute for…

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Sometimes it's best to shake things up to get the results you want. Complacency can fall by the wayside when playing it safe reaps lukewarm results and you're not maximizing on the highest level of success you can achieve.


Arthur Wylie, a self-made millionaire by age 26 decided to tap into a "crazy and fearless" way of thinking to reach his career and life goals, and shares examples of others who did so --- as well as his secrets to success--- in his latest book, Only the Crazy and Fearless Win BIG! The Surprising Secrets to Success in Business and in Life (BenBella Books; $24.95). Take a cue and learn the six steps you can take to capture your own ultimate success. ---Janell Hazelwood

6 Crazy and Fearless Steps to Career Wins and Wealth

Tap into the millionaire approach to reaching ultimate success

Self-made millionaire, entrepreneur and author Arthur Wylie shares his strategy for finding ultimate life and…

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Career Tip of the Day: Schedule Informational Interviews to Get a Leg Up

Don't wait on callbacks. Get ahead of the game to find your next opportunity

Informational interviews allow you to get ahead of the game by putting you on the…

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7 Side Jobs You Can Do From Home

A second stream of income is always a good idea

Get the extra cash and the convenience of being home based with these suggestions.

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Careers in Demand: Event Planning Among Top Cool Jobs to Pursue

A love of planning and creating memories can be professionally rewarding

A variety of options are available in an industry that can average $76,000 in yearly…

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Global Jobs: Dance Enthusiast Matches Passion with Profit in Panama

Professional uses marketable skill to carve international niche

Native New Yorker Alex Hardy was able to tap into his heritage as well as…

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We continue our three-part international careers series on BlackEnterprise.com, profiling professionals who found career fulfillment in the global landscape.


Janan Shakur aspired to live abroad to gain a different experience of life beyond U.S. shores. She decided to attend an American university in Switzerland which included opportunities to travel as part of its academic curriculum.


Influenced by her own culture and diverse travels, Shakur went on to become a fashion entrepreneur, founding Casa di Culture, an online boutique she runs while living and working in Vaud, Switzerland.


Check out Shakur's insights on being a black professional in the country, navigating the job market, and the perks of working overseas. ---Janell Hazelwood

Global Jobs: Finding Career Success in Switzerland

Finding success in transitioning into international career opportunities

A young Web entrepreneur who found job success—and love—abroad gives her tips for success.

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As part of our three-part international careers series, we profile professionals who were successful at transitioning into global jobs on BlackEnterprise.com. 


Media planner Tricia-Noel Burke, who has worked with publications including The Wall Street Journal and The Economist, offers five tips for making the move seamless, lucrative and fun. --- Janell Hazelwood

International Pursuits: 5 Tips for Transitioning Into a Global Job

What you should keep in mind when working abroad for yourself or your company.

International media planner Tricia-Noel Burke found success in London. Here’s what helped her make a…

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Nurse Anesthetist


Perks: One of the highest paid positions in nursing field; Undergo a significant amount of training and care for patients  before, during, and after their anesthesia has been administered, making for diversity of marketable skills


Most Suited For: RNs, bachelor degree holders, and Master's or Doctorate degree holders; awesome multitaskers and problem-solvers


Salary: Average of $165,000 annually


More information: Visit the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Jobs in Demand: Opportunities in Nursing Limitless for Black Women and Men

Prime career leads in the medical field

A look at opportunities in a field that is among the highest in new job…

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Pinterest. Pinterest. Pinterest. It's the popular kid on the social media block, showing enormous growth and attracting the interest---and usage--of big brands including Nike, Kraft, Whole Foods, and HGTV. From boards centering on arts & crafts to interior decor and jobs boards, Pinterest can serve as a vital resource in not only your life but specifically, your career.


Check out five ways you can utilize Pinterest for professional development and advancement. ---Sirita Wright

5 Ways You Can Get a Job Using Pinterest

Find professional development and career leads via Web boards

This fast-growing social media platform can be a vital resource for professional development, job leads…

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7 Ways to Bounce Back After a Lay Off

Take these steps to overcome fear and act with confidence

Here are the steps to take if you’re facing termination or have already been laid…

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Respect the Position: Making Benefit of the Doubt an Ally on the Job

Boost morale and avoid stress by trusting that someone is adequately qualified

When it comes to any job, there has to be a level of trust that…

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