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6 Mobile Apps to Help Create and Share Your Resume on the Fly

These tools will make your job search---or recruitment---a cinch

Whether you’re an administrative assistant, graphic designer, sales person or entrepreneur, these go-to resume apps…

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Study: Despite Economic Upturn, Long-term Unemployed Still Experiencing Difficulty

You may have a rough road ahead of you

John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development research finds only 14% of long-term unemployed able…

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The Sports Resume: How to Use Professional References

Has inclusion become an archaic practice?

Employment experts have many theories as to whether job seekers should include professional references on…

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Job Applications: Criminal Record Question Could Be Banned

Report: "Ban the Box" movement growing in momentum and impacting hiring

Striking out the ‘have you been convicted’ questions could give ex-convicts a fair shake at…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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The Sports Résumé: Is Functional or Chronological Best?

Find out the preferred format for winning employment results

Find out what resume—chronological or functional—is preferred by sports industry employers.

By George Bowser, Jr.

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Homeless Mom Who Left Kids in Car During Job Interview Pleads Not Guilty

Shanesha Taylor couldn't find a babysitter to watch her children

What do you think of this case?

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3 Post-Interview Flops That Ensure a Lost Job Opportunity

Don't kill chances of landing a gig with a horrible follow up

If you’ve aced the interview, you don’t want to make a follow-up mistake that could…

By Daron Pressley

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Top 10 Cliches That Have No Place on Your Resume

Worst words that are turn-offs for prospective employers

Hiring managers reveal the worst phrases that are commonly included on resumes that lead to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Tough Questions You’ll Inevitably Be Asked During a Job Interview & How to Answer Them

Career adviser gives insider clues to reading between the lines and succeeding

Oftentimes when interviewing, there can be some sticky questions that can either make or break…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Hopping: How Millennials Can Remain Fulfilled and Pay Their Dues

Career expert Lindsey Pollak shares tips for making right professional moves

Gen Y career expert Lindsey Pollak shares the do’s and don’ts of exiting entry-level jobs…

By Jamie Harrison

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5 Good Reasons You’re a Prime Job Candidate … And Don’t Even Know It

Young professionals: Know the value you bring to the table

If you know your value, you’re several steps ahead of the pack. Check out these…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Job-Search Strategies You Probably Haven’t Tried

Kick up your efforts a notch with these tips

Reevaluate your search methods with these job-seeking tips.

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Answer the Toughest Question at a Job Interview

You don't want to flub this one, lest you miss out on your dream gig

You’re acing the job interview until your prospective employer asks one of the most difficult…

By Janell Hazelwood

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On the Hunt: 7 Deadly Sins of Job Seekers

Be sure to avoid these vices during your search

Oftentimes the job search process can be frustrating, but don’t fall victim to these career-killing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get the Gig: 5 Top Job Search Engines to Land Employment

These sites have specialized criteria for your job-seeking needs

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When it comes to job seeking, the more resources you have and the more…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Reasons Hiring Managers Aren’t Calling You

'The Recruitment Snitch' shares secrets of job-seeking success

‘The Recruitment Snitch’ shares insider tips to improve your chances of landing that dream job.…

By Antoine Moss

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Nerd Alert: 5 Job-seeking Perks to Being a Geek

Being super-passionate about a hobby, talent or industry can work in your favor

The geek in you can give you that extra edge as a job candidate. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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15 Ways to Use Humor to Your Advantage During Your Job Search

Leverage your gift for comedy for employment success

Here’s a strategy where humor works to your advantage, even if you’re not interviewing for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Career Lessons From the Best Resume I’ve Ever Seen

This CV incorporates elements of innovation and ingenuity

Robby Leonardi’s interactive resume has become viral. See how you can be inspired to rev…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Steps to Skew Any Job Interview in Your Favor

Use this strategy in planning your approach for your next opportunity

Use this strategy to go into your interview with confidence and seal the deal.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job-Seeking Deal Breakers: Top Talent and Hiring Managers Weigh In

New study reflects turn offs for both companies and job candidates

In a new CareerBuilder survey, job seekers and hiring managers weigh in on deal breakers,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Recruiters: 7 Good Reasons You Aren’t Finding Quality Candidates

It may not be them. Maybe it's you

If you haven’t been able to seal the deal with top talent to fill a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Signs A Company is a Stellar Place to Work

Consider these indicators before making your job choice

Before you decide on your next career move, check out these indicators of the workplace…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Overqualified: 9 Smart Ways to Still Get the Job

Don't take no for an answer. Try this strategy

So you’ve made it to the interview, only to be told you’re ‘too qualified.’ Well,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job-Seeker Rejection Files: When Keeping It Real Goes Right

Entrepreneur's letter to denied applicants details hard, but valid truths

Gawker published one man’s rejection letter to 900 job applicants, citing his insensitivity in keeping…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Innovative Ways to Get Recruiters to Notice You

Add this strategy to your job-seeking plan for ultimate success

So, you see so many lists with creative ways to get noticed in the job…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Video Interviews: How to Use Body Language to Land the Gig

You can land the job via the Web with these tips

Tips on how to land the gig via the Web through video interview.

By Janell Hazelwood

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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.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Things You Don’t Need on Your Resume

Tips on what not to include on your resume to maximize it’s success in landing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Seekers: 3 Vital Interview Questions That Tell All

Employers take cues from your answers, so don't be on the losing side

Prospective employers take cues from the way you answer these key questions, so take a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3)  Manage Stress

A healthy lifestyle is not just about nutrition and exercise.  What goes on in your personal life affects your eating (that’s why it’s called comfort food) and your motivation.  Stress is unhealthy and managing it is a major component of living healthily and will positively or negatively effect your resolution outcome.

If you have a stressful job or are in the midst of an un-happy relationship, find ways to cope with these nuisances or move away from them altogether.  Finding “me time” such as meditation, starting a blog, volunteering, creating an art project or riding a motorcycle.  If it makes you feel good about yourself and takes you away from the day to day difficulties, do it.  If you are stressed you are more prone to fall back into bad habits.

5 Ways Yoga Can Help Your Job Search

These lessons can lead you to your dream gig

Besides the obvious health benefits, here are lessons you can apply to your job hunt…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Market Yourself in 150 Characters or Less

Use this strategy to condense your elevator pitch

Oftentimes, employers have little time and less patience. Learn the art of introducing what you…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Rethink Your Resume: Creative Ideas You Can Execute Today

One savvy job seeker used Kickstarter as inspiration

Some say keep it simple. Others say get fancy with it. Either way, creativity can…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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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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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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4 Smart Ways to Use Twitter to Find Your Next Gig

These steps can ensure you find job-seeking success

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

Unique job-seeking tactics and when to keep it simple

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

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Football Fanatics Please Apply: How Your Sports Obsession Can Be a Job-Seeking Plus

Try these winning strategies to make a career touchdown

You can apply vital sports elements to win in your job search. Here’s how.

By Sasha King

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5 Quick Steps to Turning a ‘No’ Into a ‘Yes’

These communication skills will ensure you advance

Use these skills to ensure your voice is heard and you get exactly what you…

By Antoine Moss

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Discernment, Not Desperation: Why Employers Need You Just As Much As You Need Them

Don't neglect vetting the company you plan to offer your skills to

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With a rough job market, it’s understandable for an individual to say “yes” to…

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Job Candidates: It’s Your Plans for the Future That Really Matter

Even with no experience, market yourself with what you're going to do

Even if you have little to no experience, you can market yourself with the boss…

By Sasha King

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Stick & Move: How to Job Search While Still Employed

Ensure you're progressing with this advancement strategy

Many professionals struggle with how to juggle a job search while handling the job they…

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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Next Gen Resumes: How to Present 360-View of You

Use online tools to stand out from the pack

The resumes of tomorrow are not just one-page documents. They are living, breathing presentations that…

By James Walker

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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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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…

By Jamie Harrison

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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.

By Jamie Harrison

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Keep Your Head Up: Staying Motivated During Your Job Search

Don't be discouraged. Remain focused and strategic while looking for work

Here are tips on how to keep your cool and remain encouraged while looking for…

By Jamie Harrison

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Sasha King

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Perfect (Professional) Match: How Searching for the Right Career is Like Dating

From the interview to the vetting, job seeking very similar to dating

Job seeking can be likened to dating, with similar principles and outcomes.

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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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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.

By Jamie Harrison

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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.

By Jamie Harrison

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New Grads: How You Can Get a Career Jumpstart

Use these tips to land the job of your dreams

If you’re a newbie on the job market, here are a few tips to help…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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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It’s never easy to search for a new job while you’re already employed. Professionals often find themselves having to sneak around to send out resumes, go on interviews, or speak with potential employers. 	While you shouldn’t feel trapped in your current position, it’s very important that you conduct your job search with integrity and skill. Consider these tips when searching for a new job and avoid having to compromise your current paycheck. —Aisha Taylor

Career Tip of the Day: Google Yourself

Ensure that your personal brand is attractive on the Web

Be sure your personal brand is represented as attractive as possible on the Web.

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How to Ace the Toughest Job Interview Question

Tackle it with the confidence of knowing the right approach

Tackle the question of your contribution to company profitability with confidence.

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3 Common Mistakes Job Seekers Make

Don't lose an opportunity because of avoidable errors

Be sure to avoid making these top errors when pursuing job opportunities.

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How to Make a Great First Impression

Five steps to ensure you present the best version of you

First impressions can last a lifetime. Here’s how to ensure your presentation is top-notch.

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How to Shake the Jitters Before a Job Interview

Walk in the room armed with confidence

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

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Privacy continues to be one of the top issues in sharing content on social networks. Recently, Facebook announced their new privacy settings and the redesign they are rolling out soon. Users started seeing the new privacy changes to the Web version Thursday, and the mobile roll-out of changes will happen soon after. An interesting question is what is driving the new Facebook privacy changes? Is it Google Plus or the need to provide users with a more contextual experience? The launch of Google Plus has intensified content-sharing privacy with their Google Circles functionality. The friendly competition with Google will hopefully continue to provide changes that will benefit the user. The other big plus is that these adjustments enable users to manage their profiles, which represent and reflect a portion of their online identity. ---Hajj Flemings

Use Holiday Time to Boost Your Job-Seeking Success

Keep the momentum going even during the holidays

You can enjoy the celebrations, but you can also use your holiday time to maximize…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Tackling Today’s Job Market: How to Adjust Your Job-Seeking Strategy Today

If you're not finding career success, change your game plan

If your current job-seeking approach is leading to dead ends, here’s how to make a…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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5 Job Interview Deal Breakers to Avoid

Stay away from these gaffes when seeking a career opportunity

Here are five things job seekers do that ensure they won’t be getting a callback.

By Aisha M. Taylor

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From Mouths of Recruiters: 4 Ways To Tank the Interview

Avoid these mistakes to land your dream job

Four common mistakes job seekers make that turn off recruiters.

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3 Reasons Not to Dumb Down Your Job Resume

Don't sell yourself short because you feel overqualified

With more mid- to senior-level professionals finding it difficult to land positions that align with…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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6 Speech Habits to Avoid During Job Interview

Stay away from these common mistakes to get the offer

These common speech habits could make or break your chances of getting a job offer.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Privacy continues to be one of the top issues in sharing content on social networks. Recently, Facebook announced their new privacy settings and the redesign they are rolling out soon. Users started seeing the new privacy changes to the Web version Thursday, and the mobile roll-out of changes will happen soon after. An interesting question is what is driving the new Facebook privacy changes? Is it Google Plus or the need to provide users with a more contextual experience? The launch of Google Plus has intensified content-sharing privacy with their Google Circles functionality. The friendly competition with Google will hopefully continue to provide changes that will benefit the user. The other big plus is that these adjustments enable users to manage their profiles, which represent and reflect a portion of their online identity. ---Hajj Flemings

How to Prep for Success Early in Your Career

Start now on the right path to professional excellence

Ten tips to put you on an early track toward career success.

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Anatomy of a Winning Resume

How you can tailor yours for job-seeking success

Here’s a breakdown of a winning resume, from top to bottom, so that you can…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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How to Get a Leaner, Better Resume in 60 Seconds

You can make it short and sweet without omitting vital info

How to make your resume short, yet professional in 60 seconds

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How to Answer the Most Common — And Difficult — Job Interview Questions

Come with your A-game to avoid tanking during the job seeking process

Here’s how to answer typical interview questions that job candidates commonly flub.

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Addressing the Uncomfortable

How to handle interview questions about your career setbacks

With about 14 million Americans out of work, many job applicants may be lacking the…

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So you've made it through the undergraduate experience and you're headed into the job market. You've done your internships, volunteered and built up a pretty nice professional and social network. As part of <a title="our Back-to-School coverage" href="http://www.blackenterprise.com/backtoschool/"><strong>our Back-to-School coverage</strong></a>, BlackEnterprise.com offers this step-by-step guide to finding career success, from the search, to the interview, to salary and benefits negotiations to keeping the job. <i> --- Janell Hazelwood </i>

From College Graduation to Career Success: Your Step-by-Step Guide

How to successfully transition from college student to working professional

Here’s a step-by-step guide for college graduates to finding career sucesss, from job search to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Ways to Overcome Past Mistakes to Land the Job Today

How to explain criminal history and termination with honesty and dignity

How to explain criminal history and termination with honesty and dignity

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A Lesson in Updating Your Resume for Job-Seeking Success

Nowadays, there's more to updating your resume than your work experience

Having an updated resume is vital in this economy but what details you include has…

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5 Surefire Ways to Ruin Your Chances of Getting the Job

Don't make mistakes that could disqualify you from being hired

Aisha Taylor details 5 ways job seekers can disqualify themselves from getting employed after the…

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7 Things You Should Be Doing After a Job Interview

Remain proactive to find job-seeking success

Madame Noire details what a job seeker should do after landing the interview to remain…

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Words are key. Your resume should include as many relevant keywords as possible. Avoid using general terms like “good communication skills” and “team player.” Instead, use keywords that match exactly what the employer is looking for. For example, if you’re pursuing a career in marketing, words like “research” and “promotions” will jump off the page and of course show up more on job search engines. Don’t waste precious resume space by using overused words that don’t mean much.

3 Reasons You Should Seek Professional Resume Help

The advantage of getting valuable consulting on your resume is priceless

Here are 3 reasons its a good idea to seek out the services of a…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Take the Three Ps with You to Ace Your Job Interview

Bring preparedness, promptness, and prayer for a confident arrival

Come armed with the three Ps and you won’t miss out on job seeker success

By Aisha M. Taylor

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In today's job market, hiring managers see hundreds of resumes cross their desk and in boxes every week. So what's the best way to be sure yours shines above the rest and gets you an interview? Check out these five tips to ensure your resume gets noticed and leads to call backs for opportunities. —Aisha Taylor

Get Hired!: 5 Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed

Job seekers tips for a stand-out resume

Check out these five tips to ensure your resume gets noticed and leads to call…

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No Need to Come In, We’ll Just Dial You Up

How to prepare for a Skype interview

When the International Seabed Authority based in Kingston, Jamaica, posted an editor’s position for their…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Managing Credit: 4 Ways Bad Credit Can Hurt Your Career

Resources and expert strategies to help you boost, manage and protect your credit history

You’re all suited up and ready for a job interview with your dream company. The…

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A Polished Image Improves Brand Confidence

Know how to dress appropriately, with confidence and grace, for the your professional environment

A polished image is defined as a well-put together style, which reflects and captures the…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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