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Survey: 62% of Employers Believe Minimum Wage Should Be Increased

Majority of people earning minimum wage struggle to make ends meet

A nationwide survey was conducted to determine the number of employers in favor of increasing…

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The Sports Resume: ESPN Recruiters Share Tips for Gaining Employment

Three professionals detail keys to employment

Three recruiters from ESPN get real about how to get employed in the sports industry.

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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…

By George Bowser, Jr.

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Men: Dress to Impress and Make Boss Moves With Your Office Style

If you want to upgrade your professional life, take heed to how you look

Fellas, let’s take a minute out of our schedules to clear the lines between appropriate…

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4 Awesome Ways to Use Instagram to Make Better Career Moves

How to make the popular platform work for you in connecting with companies

Most use Instagram for posting pictures of leisure, but the truth is, Instagram is bigger…

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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…

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Careers in Demand: Two Young CPAs Who Started Early Share Advice

An overview of career options in personal finance

Robyn Fuller and Ashley Johnson began their journey toward becoming certified public accountants while still…

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Report: Black Men Need More Education Than Whites To Get Same Job

However, earning high-school diploma gives African-American male a 50% larger impact

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A recent study by an advocacy group suggests that black men and white men…

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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 Objectives are outdated and rarely used in today’s world of professional resume writing.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.

The Sports Resume: 3 Applicant Tracking Systems That Affect Hiring

Learn how to tailor your job seeking documents for each position

From The Sports Resume: Learn all you can about this platform, used by employers, to…

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The 15 Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs In America

Some of these jobs don't require a high school degree

You would be surprised to find out that these 15 opportunities are actually six-figure jobs.

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10 Worst States For African Americans Without Jobs

Southern states dominate list

Take a look at the worst states, in terms of jobless benefits and other factors,…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Layoffs Could Be Coming To Microsoft

CEO Satya Nadella announced dramatic shift in company's strategy

Just days after expressing his opinion about the future of the company, Microsoft CEO Satya…

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Studies Show Link Between Minimum Wage and Job Growth

Latest observation shows positive impact from pay increase

A recent observation conducted by Goldman Sachs proves that an increase in minimum wage can…

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The Sports Résumé: Developing the Perfect Job Description

Knowing how to describe your previous duties can make or break your opportunity

Learn how to separate your candidacy from the competition by composing winning job descriptions on…

By George Bowser, Jr.

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Love Netflix? Get Paid To Watch It

Making a living watching movies may seem like a dream job, but it's more important than you think

Netflix is offering a position where you’ll be watching movies all day while tagging the…

By Patrick Austin

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Why ‘No New Friends’ May Be Blocking Your Success

The success we seek is directly related to the success of our relationships

While we may have few true friends in life, we mustn’t block potential success by…

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Number of Jobs Created Misses Expectations

Jobs Report: 288,000 Jobs Added In June

Jobless rate drops, but what does this mean for unemployed African Americans?

Are the unemployment numbers indicative of an economic recovery for all?

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Small Business Employment Continues Improvement

Firms add 20,000 jobs in June

Small businesses added 20,000 jobs added for the month of June, according Intuit Inc. Small…

By Courtney Connley

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Study: Effects of Race and College Completion on Employment

Black male college grad has same chances of getting job as white high school grad

A new study done by Young Invincibles shows the effects that race and education have…

By Courtney Connley

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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.

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5 Master Networking Tips for Successful Connections

Use this checklist to prep for your next professional event

Here are five ways to make supreme connections at any networking event.

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Travel Lover

If you like employment that includes jet-setting, this is for you

If you love adventure and never staying in one spot for a long time, these…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Fashion Crazed

If you have a knack for style and flair, these options are for you

Love shopping or all that is fashion? These cool jobs are right up your alley.

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Seniors and Retirees

For Boomers who want more than the sedentary, here are a few interesting options

If your over age 55 and looking for a cool job that’s beyond the sedentary,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Social Media Fanatics

These options are perfect for the Web savvy

If you love being on the Web and have a knack for social media, these…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Extroverts

Check out these top options for employment

If you’re an extrovert, these are the perfect fit for you.

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Top 5 Cool Jobs Perfect for Introverts

If you're more inclined to work 'inward,' these options are worth exploring

If you’re an introvert, these cool jobs are perfect for you.

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Analysis: As Baby Boomers See Job Gains, Millennials See Stagnation

Senior and young professionals face opposing challenges in the market

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI) released employment analysis of two key groups: millennials…

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Research: Jobs in Residential Building Sector Projected to Grow

Though construction employment still lagging, some specific sectors are improving

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) research shows jobs in the residential sector are…

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Job Hopper? Employers More Accepting, Survey Says

Research finds constant transition from role to role not totally shunned

A recent CareerBuilder survey has found that job-hopping might not be deemed as taboo as…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Preferred Companies for Teens: What the CIA, Walt Disney Co., & Apple Have in Common

National Society of High School Scholars' research reflects youth career aspirations

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), conducted Annual Career Survey, reflecting preferences of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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No Luck in Your Job Search? You May Need Professional Help

Four steps to get started in consulting a career coach

If you’ve been out of work, especially long term, it may be time to step…

By Janell Hazelwood

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ADP Reports Private Businesses Created 220,000 Jobs in April

By industry, professional and business services did the most hiring

ADP’s April National Employment Report shows private companies added 220,000 jobs this month, on the…

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The Nicki Minaj Factor: 3 Career Lessons on Rebranding For Milliennials

Millennials: Take a cue on tone-down image when making career transitions

Nicki Minaj’s toned-down image teaches not only a lesson or two in style, but in…

By Courtney Connley

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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

Survey: Soft Skills Attractive Among Hiring Managers

Having a positive attitude a plus for job candidates

CareerBuilder findings show that though hard skills are still important, many employers see soft skills…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Quickfire Networking Tips with Author & Marketer Sabrina Kizzie

Key people in your circles you should always stay connected with

Author and Baruch College lecturer Sabrina Kizzie shares the importance of keeping in touch with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reports: Jobless Claims Close to Pre-Recession Levels

Watchers hopeful for full economic rebound

According to reports, jobless claims are now near pre-recession levels.

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STEM Wins: Science & Tech Fields Dominate Best Jobs

CareerCast: Ranking highlights continued importance of science & tech vocations

CareerCast ranks 200 best and worst jobs based on salary, stress, and environment and STEM…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey: Employers To Increase Hiring of Class of 2014 College Grads

Skills in business, engineering, and computer sciences in top demand

Recent survey finds that companies plan to hire more graduates from Class of 2014 than…

By Janell Hazelwood

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World’s Worst Job: Long Hours, Tough Duties….Oh, and No Pay

'Gotcha' ad sheds light on 'skills gap vs unrealistic requirements' debate

A recent clever ad campaign nods at unrealistic job duties and the question of whether…

By Janell Hazelwood

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#FamousLies: 3 Career Fibs That Could Ruin Your Future

Understand the myths and lies in order to avoid professional flops

These work-related myths and lies could make or break your career.

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Top 10 Jobs With High Temp Hiring Growth

Highest median hourly wage for these jobs at more than $26

Viable options exists for unemployed professionals to get their foot in the door via temp…

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Millennials: How a Simple ‘Thank You’ Can Revive Your Network

To give instead of making the ask can actually boost your network and advancement

Millennials, in a work world full of gloating, fierce competition and quotas, a simple ‘thank…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennials: What You Have in Common with the Nation’s Top Trusted Brands

Take a cue from leading companies on how you can be a leader in your industry

Entrepreneur magazine listed nation’s most trusted brands. You can take a cue from these leading…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Study: More Employers Plan to Rev Up Temp Hiring

Cities with most opportunity growth include Los Angeles and Chicago

CareerBuilder and Harris Poll study shows 42% of employers plan to hire temporary or contract…

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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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How to Make an All-Star Follow-Up to a Winning Interview

Four steps to avoid flopping and missing your opportunity

So you’ve aced the interview and await a call, only to hear nothing from the…

By Daron Pressley

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Millennials: How to Determine Your Personal Brand and Market It

Learn how to do it like the pros to find job-seeking success

Believe it or not, you are a brand, whether you’re a senior executive or millennial…

By Shelby Ivey Christie

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When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: The LinkedIn Edition

Young professional shows rude job site owner power of social media

Head of a popular online job bank in Cleveland gets a lesson in the power…

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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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From Their Mouths: Top 5 Challenges for the Long-Term Unemployed

Recent survey reveals fears of jobless and how they're combating them

A recent CareerBuilder survey indicates the challenges cited by the long-term unemployed and how they’re…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennial Perceptions: Survey Reveals Negative Views of Young Professional Prepardness

Here's how you can change the game and defeat the stereotypes

A recent study released by Bentley University found that nearly 70% of corporate recruiters say…

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Report: Number of Self-Employed Workers in U.S. on Decline

Biggest hits in agriculture, real estate, child care, and retail trade

According to a new report by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), the number…

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…

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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…

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Survey: Long-term Unemployed Face Compounded Challenges

Though market shows promise, those without work for years face deeper issues

Though the job market is seeing improvement, a recent Careerbuilder survey found those who’s been…

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Virtual Virtuoso: How to Network at Online Events and Career Fairs

Don't miss the boat on a booming employment trend

With today’s tech-focused business environment, Web-based meetups and career fairs are booming. Here’s how to…

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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Top 5 Least Stressful Jobs

Tailor and professor among less-strenuous jobs

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With high amounts of stress due to the current economic climate—and the fallout of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Websites to Get You Started in Freelancing

These resources will help you get started

Check out these resources to help you get started as a freelancer in any industry.

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Secret to Great Recruitment? Silence

Try the '50 Percent' method during calls with job candidates

Want to seal the deal with a winning job candidate? Try the “50% rule” when…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Quick, Easy—and Free— Steps to Boost Your Job Prospects

Try these options that will take a bit of the stress out of your search

So, you haven’t yet landed that dream gig yet, and money is getting tighter and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Then and Now: 10 Gigs That Didn’t Exist Before, But Are Now Booming

Tech, fitness-related jobs lead as high in demand and big on salary potential

These jobs weren’t even a thought for companies to invest in before and are now…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Be Aware: 4 Hiring Practices Set to Increase in 2014

'Off-shoring' jobs among employment trends to take a lead

From ‘off-shoring’ jobs to hiring more part-time than full-time workers, employers detail plans for 2014…

By Janell Hazelwood

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2014 Jobs Forecast: Employers Plan to Be Cautious with Recruitment

Salaries for highly skilled workers set to become more competitive

According to Careerbuilder’s annual report, employers plan to be cautious in 2014 with hiring, and…

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1.3 Million Americans Set to Lose Unemployment Benefits

White House urging Congress to extend program

More than 1 million unemployed will lose benefits Dec. 28, with far-reaching implications for economy.…

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5 Tell-Tale Signs You Should Turn Down a Job Offer

Don't just take any gig. Here are the dealbreakers

When being strategic, you don’t want to take just any job offer. Here are signs…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Hopper: How Young Professionals Can Explain Short Employment Stints

Six steps to best market your diverse experience

Many millennials will have worked several jobs within five years. But how do young job…

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Degree Inflation: More Employers Raising Minimum Education Requirements for Job Candidates

In some industries, this practice reaps bigger revenue wins

A new study found that more employers are raising their candidate standards and that the…

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…

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Study: Many Professionals Forced to Choose Careers Outside College Major

More than 30 percent say they never found job related to degree

A new Careerbuilder study shows many college-educated professionals choose to pursue careers outside their major…

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.…

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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…

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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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How to Maximize Your Future Job Options at a Dead-End Gig

Be sure to make the best of your time, whether it's a dream or a nightmare

How do you maximize your time at a job that’s not exactly what you want…

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How to Network for a New Gig… While Still at the Old One

This strategy will ensure you don't lose what you have trying to get ahead

It can be challenging to network for job leads while you’re still gainfully employed. Try…

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…

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How to Use Your Love of Facebook in Your Job Search

If you’re a Facebook fanatic, try incorporating these steps in your job search.

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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.

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Women Continue to See Gains in Employment

Black male jobless rate still far surpassing women in same age group

Reports indicate women seeing gains in employment, while men lag behind, especially minority men.

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Career Change Game: Six Hot Skills to Include On Your Resume

These traits can apply to almost any industry

These top qualities are an asset for any company—and should be included on your resume,…

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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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6 Common Myths About Being a Startup Employee

Don't get caught up in the fantasy. Here's the real deal

When one thinks of startups there’s the dreamy fantasy of a fun-filled day of leisure…

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China Muoka, technology entrepreneur and CEO of JobClickr and RentIsh, gave attendees tips on search engine optimization (SEO) and talked about the importance of your brand's searchability. It's important you know what's on the Web about you, your company or your brand and how you can control that, he said.

IBOM LLC Hosts Interactive Social Media Week Event for Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Media, tech and law professionals talk branding and best practices

On Sept. 27, Ibom LLC in partnership with The City College of New York, hosted…

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Career Choice: 5 Steps to Monetizing Your Passion

Of course, doing what you love is appealing, but does it pay the bills?

We’d all love to get paid to follow our passions, but what’s the first step…

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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…

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Job Seeker: Believe It or Not, Your Cover Letter is Not About You

Don't overlook the power of an awesome---or totally terrible---introduction

Every second counts for today’s job seekers. According to a study by The Ladders, a…

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Global Jobs: Leaders Talk Employment in Africa and Transitioning from the Diaspora

Professionals talk global career positioning and transitioning at AAI Talent Summit

On Sept. 21, the Africa-America Institute (AAI) kicked off its career expo, featuring experts who…

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Top 5 Social Media Mistakes Keeping You From Employment

Overuse of profanity a major turn off for prospective employers

Overuse of profanity and mention of guns among top social media turnoffs for prospective employers.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Most Underrated Jobs in America

Veterinarian and market research analyst among awesome job options often overlooked

CareerCast recently released its report of the top most underrated jobs in the U.S., based…

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5 Steps to Speed Up Job Prospects Before Thanksgiving

Survey: Most employment success found between Labor Day and Easter

According to a survey, job seekers indicate they’ve had the most success between Labor Day…

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Employers Seeing Value of Older Employees

Companies including AT&T and Google recognize importance of seniors

As the working population—and the unemployed—continue to age, companies including AT&T and Google recognize importance…

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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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Women Regain Lost Jobs, While Men Trail Behind

Male-dominated industries, such as manufacturing, still haven't rebounded

Reports note that women have gotten back all jobs lost during the Great Recession, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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12 Most Outrageous Resume Mistakes

Survey details the real deal on job-seeking snafus to avoid

A recent survey reveals real-life insight from hiring managers on the worst resume faux pas…

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HR Managers Say New College Graduates Lack Work Ethic

However, millennials are prepped for the workplace of the future

New survey of human resources professionals finds that they believe young professionals lack discipline, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Pregnant & Unemployed? 5 Tips for Successful Job Seeking

If you're expecting a new bundle of joy, you can still advance your career

Being with child shouldn’t stop your boss moves. Here’s a great strategy for job-seeking success.

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8 Favorable Qualities—Outside of Work Experience—That’ll Get You Hired

Survey: Hiring managers take note of style, sense of humor to make choice

According to a CareerBuilder survey, managers take into account job candidates’ style, sense of humor…

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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,…

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Young Professionals: Top 5 Things to Consider Before Taking That First Job

It's not just about the paycheck. Make the right choice with this checklist

If you’re approaching your first job offers, here’s a list of things to consider before…

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Post-College, Real Talk: Morehouse Grad Shares Importance of Early Career Planning

Young entrepreneur talks success tips for post-grad job seeking

Derric Studamire, co-founder of the Infinity Club Investment Group (ICIG), shares tips for job-seeking…

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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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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…

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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…

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Creative Industry: Tips for A Better Resume

Wow your prospective employer without going overboard

If you already work (or are seeking work) in a creative field, the pressure to…

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7 Smart Qualities of an Awesome Startup Employee

Thinking of working for a small business? Check out these positive traits

Working for a startup is totally different from working for an established Fortune 500. Check…

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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.

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The Art of the Cold Call: How Mastering It Can Lead to Gigs

Entrepreneurs share tips for success

Cringe at the thought of just calling someone you don’t know, only to get the…

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Startup vs. the Majors: How Workers Can Make Best Choice

Consider these vital things before making a decision

Don’t know whether you should get your professional start at a small business or one…

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5 Toxic Thoughts Hindering You From Career Advancement

Don't let prevalent myths get in the way of professional success

These common myths or fears are keeping you from success. Here’s how to overcome them.

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Black Unemployment Drops to Record Low

July saw lowest level of joblessness during Obama administration

The Labor Department reports record low for African-American joblessness, the lowest during President Obama’s administration.

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Nontraditonal Workers: How to Get Hired Without a Degree

Education is key, but it's not necessarily a deal-breaker, writer says

Typically, it’s believed that you need a degree to advance in the job market. But…

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Get the Gig: 4 Smart Additions to Add to Your Resume

These suggestions could work for almost any industry

Try these suggestions during your job search. You can get creative in almost any industry…

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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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Answer to Annoyance: How to Respond to Questions About Unemployment

Use the moment to market yourself and land leads

So you’re still searching for work and the last question you want to be asked…

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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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5 Ways to Learn a New Skill in a Jiffy

Use self-education as a cost-effective way to make yourself more marketable

Self-education can be a great way to learn new skills without breaking your pockets. Here’s…

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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…

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Need Resume Help? Hire a Writer

If you're not having any luck in job seeking, time to get some help

There are resources to help you can maximize your job-seeking efforts, especially when it comes…

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6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

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…

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Month of the Man: How Young Black Men Can Conquer Unemployment

Ways minority males can not only ace the interview but land the gig

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This month, BlackEnterprise.com presents Month of the Man, where we bring you…

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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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Freelancers: Top Ways Facebook Can Help You Land Your Next Gig

Use this top platform to find your next opportunity

Strategy to maximize your use of the popular platform to find freelance opportunities.

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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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Young Professionals: Think Like a Saleman to Land the Gig

Take a few cues on how to market yourself and seal the deal

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What do young professionals and car salesmen have in common? You’re probably thinking…

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Email Tips: 5 Ways to Get Successful Professionals to Respond

Switch up your communications game today

No luck getting through to the VIPs of your industry? Switch your communication game up…

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On-the-Job Success: 11 Must-Do Tasks Post-Graduation

Use this checklist to ensure you're on the right (career) track

Use this post-graduation checklist to ensure you’re covering all job-related bases for career success.

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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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Messy Millennials: How Social Media TMI Can Lead to Major Losses

Latest 2Chainz incident brings to light the down side of transparency

Young professionals, the more you disclose about your private life on social media, the more…

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Judge: Movie Studio Interns Should Have Been Paid

Case could have broad implications for unpaid workers

Case could have broad implications for the estimated half a million unpaid internships completed each…

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Get Hired: Top Jobs For Recent Graduates

Despite slumping employment stats, look at the brighter side with these opportunities

True, the employment stats for minorities may seem a bit gloomy, but here are ten…

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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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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…

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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

Top 15 Companies Hiring This Year

Many of the jobs listed have salaries of 60,000

Although the job search may be difficult for some, the numbers are in the millions…

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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…

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You Get Paid to Do What? 5 Unique Jobs for Creative Types

These out-of-the-box careers are perfect options

If you’re a creative job candidate or don’t fit into a mold, no worries. These…

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5 Ways to Market Freelance Skills for Full-Time Employment

Use these rules of thumb for long-term opportunities

Five tips how to best explain your freelance experience when interviewing for a permanent position.

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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…

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Night Owls and Early Risers: Top Career Choices Best for You

Whether you prefer the late shift or mornings, there are options

So you don’t like waking up at the crack of dawn to go to work.…

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Career Success: Is 30 Really the New 20?

If you're still in your prime, quit fretting and get busy

So you haven’t figured out what you want to do with your life yet. Might…

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Blaze Your Own Trail: 5 Ways Millennials Can Kickstart Career

Non-traditional ways of making a living and follow your purpose

For young professionals, creating opportunities to leverage their skills in nontraditional ways is key. Here’s…

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Spring Fever: The Best and Worst Cities for Jobs

San Jose and Portland among top; New York and New Orleans rate low

The season of renewal is coming, and many businesses hire and fire during this time.…

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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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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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Failing Your Job Search? Here’s Why

Your strategy could be too linear. Here's how to diversify efforts

Restricting your search to job boards is a bad idea. You could be stifling your…

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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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