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These Are the Top Skills Needed to Stand Out in Today’s Job Market

HR professionals offer advice on becoming the best employee ever

As more Americans seek employment, three HR professionals offer advice on top skills needed to…

By Courtney Connley

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What the Obama Administration Is Doing to Fight Black Unemployment

President Obama's plan to boost employment for African Americans

In his efforts to promote work and reduce poverty, Obama has expanded the Earned Income…

By Courtney Connley

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U.S. Job Market Ends 2015 With a Bang, Adding 292,000 Jobs in December

Unemployment rate remains unchanged at 5%

U.S. job market ends on a bang in 2015, adding 292,000 jobs to the economy.

By Courtney Connley

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Millennials Prove to Be Most Loyal Workers

Millennials' job loyalty is actually bad for the economy

Research shows that millennials are more loyal to their employers than they have been in…

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The Job Market for Older Workers Over 50 Looks Up

Jobs specifically seek out older workers

Mature adults 50-years-old and older who are looking for work will be happy to learn…

By Essence Gant

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Study: Americans’ Confidence in the Job Market Is Highest Since Start of the Recession

Confidence level in employment returns to pre-recession days

Results from a recent Gallup poll show that Americans’ confidence in the job market has…

By Courtney Connley

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4 Ways To Get Noticed for the Job You Want

Don't let another opportunity pass you by

Figuring out how to climb the ladder within your company is no easy task. You’ve…

By Patrice C. Washington

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The Value of Job-Hunting Support

Study shows professional help may increase salary offers

Although there are a variety of services available to help job seekers, many people don’t…

By Sonia Alleyne

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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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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…

By Sonia Alleyne

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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…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Fast-Food Restaurant Mogul Michael Melton

Also: GoldStar Properties of N.Y. CEO Tiana von Johnson is Entrepreneur of the Week

MEM Enterprise CEO Michael Melton is the featured Power Player on the next edition of…

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Maximizing the Search

In the world of social recruiting, you have to know not only how to share…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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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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10 Relaxation Tips for the Workaholic

Achieve balance by maintaining a healthy life outside the office

Learn to leave work at your job so you can have balance and a healthy…

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Train Like a Boxer to Take on Tough Job Market

How the sport's discipline can be applied for career success

How the discipline of boxing training can be applied to job seeking and 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…

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4 Assets Senior Professionals Bring to the Workplace

Workers over 50 offer valuable skills developed by experience

Workers over 50 offer valuable skills developed by experience

By Tucker Mays and Bob Sloane

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There has been a a lot of advice for job seekers on how to conduct a successful interview. However, there hasn't been much focus on the toughest interview of all, the one you face when you are over 50. This age group has the highest rate of unemployment today, and the highest level since the Great Depression.

Interviewing can be especially challenging for job candidates over 50 because recruiters and hiring authorities can hold biases, and many are are not good at interviewing to start with. Many workers over 50 never really had to learn how to interview seriously for a job while out of work, or might still hold on to outdated standards when it comes to marketing themselves.

Here are five important strategies for the over 50 job seeker on how to ace the interview and use their age as an asset, not a handicap. ---Tucker Mays and Bob Sloane

5 Interview Strategies for the Over-50 Job Seeker

How to sell yourself so that age is an asset, not a handicap

How senior workers can sell themselves in the job market.

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Are You That Loud Coworker? Here’s How to Turn it Down

Use these tips to be assertive, not offensive at your job

Madame Noire gives tips on how to tone down the volume and turn up the…

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