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5 Signs You’ve Chosen the Wrong Career

How to find the right fit for the profession of your dreams

Five signs you’re in the wrong line of work and should consider a career change.

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Most job seekers include a laundry list of job duties and responsibilities rather than focusing on their accomplishments. Job duties are generally generic and standard for everyone in the same position, but your accomplishments are uniquely yours. If the employer interviews 10 sales associates, they will all have the same job duties, but you may be the only one who increased sales by 25% and was awarded salesperson of the month.  So, focus less on what you did every day and more on what you actually accomplished.  Employers will notice the difference.

Career Tip of the Day: Tailor Your Cover Letter

Take the extra time and effort so you'll get noticed

Be sure to do your research and tweak your cover letter for the prospective employer,…

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One of the most important parts of the job-seeking or college admission process is the ability to provide quality references. If an employer or school asks you to supply them with references, it’s usually a clear indication that the testimony of those persons will play a big part in whether you get the job or get accepted. The old adage is still true: It’s not what you know, but who you know.”

With this is mind, references should be chosen carefully, strategically, and wisely.  Consider these 5 tips the next time you submit the list of those who could very well make or break the decision to extend the offer. ---Aisha Taylor

5 Tips for Choosing Professional References

How to ensure those giving recommendations are an asset

References can make or break you. Here’s how to choose them wisely while job seeking.

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In the News: Soledad O’Brien Returns to CNN Mornings; Senate Blocks Another Part of Obama Jobs Plan and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Top 3 Reasons Job Seekers Should Seek Volunteer Work

Fill the unemployment gap with a pastime that can increase success

Three reasons volunteer work is a good idea for those who are looking for new…

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Is a Bachelor’s Degree Still Worth the Investment?

A breakdown of cost vs. return for career earning potential

Experts say though higher education costs continue to rise, its worth the investment when it…

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Top 5 Tech Skills Employers Want

Boost your marketability by strengthening your knowledge

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Many top employers and CEOs have agreed: Technical skills that can be applied to…

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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 I Did It: Teen Vogue Accessories Director Talks Career Success

Stylista used persistence and ingenuity to climb fashion industry ladder

Teen Vogue accessories director Shiona Turini tells how to break into the fashion industry and…

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6-Year High School Prepares Students of Color for Work in STEM

Underwritten by IBM, P-TECH focuses on giving kids the tools to succeed in the STEM industry

The Department of Education, the City University of New York (CUNY) and IBM partnered to…

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8 Tips for Great Business Meeting Etiquette

Freshen up your workplace poise and presence skills

Madame Noire offers eight tips for proper business meeting etiquette.

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4 Quick and Beneficial Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break

It's more than important to take a breather during work hours

Four quick and beneficial ways to enjoy your lunch break while at work.

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Top 5 Job-Seeker Excuses and How to Get Over Them

Get past perceived barriers to find career success

Many job seekers are out of work, not because of lack of opportunity but because…

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Can President Obama Get You A Job?

A special edition focused on jobs, on location in Washington, D.C. with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns

On this special edition of the Black Enterprise Business Report, hosted by Caroline V. Clarke,…

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It’s that time of the year again when you’re bombarded with tons of back to school commercials, followed by the fall window displays and that signature end-of-summer breeze. For many college students, it means buckling down and hitting the books again (yes, less Facebook and Twitter time), but why do so without gadgets that will make college life easier? As part of our Back to School coverage, BlackEnterprise.com has selected six tech apparatuses you should invest in this semester. —Janel Martinez

10 Free Resources for Learning New Job Skills

Ways you can up the ante to rebound from unemployment

Madame Noire tells 10 free ways you can learn new skills and redevelop the ones…

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Ask the Money Coach: 5 Ways to Earn More Cash Before Year’s End

Smart and simple tips for making some extra money this year

Money Coach Lynnette Khalfani-Cox gives smart and simple tips for making some extra money this…

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Small Businesses Created 71,000 Jobs in August, According to ADP National Employment Report

Black Enterprise and Walmart Focus on Jobs

BE and Walmart head to Los Angeles in the second job creation forum

Black Enterprise and Walmart head to Los Angeles in the second job creation forum

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Quitting a job you hate is easy, but walking away from a job you love is down-right heartbreaking. Leaving a situation like that is similar to divorcing a spouse, and as such requires some time to grieve, heal properly and move on in a healthy way.

I speak from experience. When I put in my notice to resign as managing editor of a popular lifestyle Website, I was sad, anxious and resolute. Chin up, dressed as cute as cute could be (just sayin’), I gave up a job I loved. It was time for me to leave, so I could pursue my personal writing and business goals. 

Sometimes, moving on is a necessary part of career and personal growth. The break up between you and your job can amicable but painful. Check out a few tips for divorcing your job while still maintaining your sanity. ---Demetria Irwin

Walking Away: How to Amicably Divorce Your Job

Resigning because of transition --- not transgression --- can be hard, but necessary

Sometimes leaving a job isn’t on bad terms. Here’s how to amicably divorce a position…

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Wake-Up Call: How a Young Bachelor Rebounded after Getting Laid Off

Real-life lessons of triumph over unemployment

Marc, 32, thought his job as a manager in the telecommunications field was safe, until…

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Only Ex-Convicts Need Apply: Detroit Hosts Special Jobs Fair

City Council pushes to combat high jobless rate, give second chance

Seeking to combat the rising unemployment in Detroit — in a population where a significant…

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Career Tip of the Day: Refresh Your Social Media Presence

Take at least 30 minutes today to upgrade your profile

Today’s tip: Blow the dust off those social media profiles and make the most of…

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What’s your staffing plan? Even if you’re a staff of one, you need to have a plan for what you’ll do if your business expands quickly. Make sure you account for every position you’ll have to fill. You don’t want to be caught off guard!

4 Work Environments to Avoid

Stay away from these toxic employment traps

Steer clear. Here are 4 work environments that ultimately hinder employee productivity and morale.

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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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Simple As 1,2,3: Quick and Easy Networking Strategies

Pocket-size read offers convenient reference on how to make quality connections

Shanti Das, entertainment industry veteran and founder and CEO of entertainment and music consulting company…

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Online Job Connections: Social Media by the Numbers

Many unemployed turning to Facebook for leads

How more job seekers and employers are utilizing Facebook to find employment opportunities and fill…

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Never Give Up: How A Senior Professional Turned Unemployment Into Career Triumph

One woman overcomes depression to embark on next phase of her career

Unemployed for more than two years, Marie, 60, was able to transition into a new…

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According to reports, President Barack Obama’s approval rating is at a major low as concerns for his re-election increase. With black unemployment at more than 16% and a still recessionary economic climate, the morale among supporters is undeniably shaky.

Despite the negative overall outlook on the state of the U.S. economy, there have been notable milestones in Obama's presidency. NewsOne has compiled 40 reasons to laude Obama's presidency from the capture of Osama Bin Laden to his new initiative that seeks to put veterans back to work.

40 High Points of Barack Obama’s Presidency

Despite low approval rating, here are reasons his White House term can be lauded

Though his current approval rating is at an all-time low, here are 40 high points…

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Identity During Job Seeking

Don't make yourself vulnerable to fraud and scams when looking for work

Here are 5 tips on how to protect your identity and avoid scams while looking…

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Misses with Attitude: Mastering the Poker Face for Career Success

Don't let emotions on the sleeve be your handicap in the workplace

Don’t let emotions on the sleeve be your handicap in the workplace

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10 Things Bad Managers Say at the Office

Common blunders that can wreck work morale and productivity

Some of the most common workplace mistakes are made just by the slip of a…

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How to Negotiate When It Comes to Your Job

Use these resources to help you get the money, position and success you deserve

Use these resources to help you get the money, position and success you deserve

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5 Reasons Internships Aren’t Just for College Students

At any age or career level, considering internships can help boost job seeking success

Internships can provide job seekers who are looking for a career change or who have…

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Has the State of the Economy Made You Lose Your Ambition?

Don't let a bleak outlook overshadow your optimism for success

How to manage keeping a bright outlook on your career future in the midst of…

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When Networking and Hooking Up Collide

Some people work several agendas in the name of professional connections

When networking and scoping out for dates collide, how does one appropriately balance the two?

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SAGGING CLOTHES: The only thing worse than sagging jeans is sagging dress pants. The stereotypes associated with men who sag their pants are all negative. A professional seeking career success shouldn’t want those unfavorable labels to follow them on the job. It’s best to choose well fitting, tailored pants that aren’t too tight, too short, too long or too big and are complimented with a belt.

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10 Ways Your Style Is Hindering Career Success

Avoid these fashion don'ts while in the office

When it comes to workplace success, image speaks volumes. Avoid these 10 fashion faux pas…

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Are You Following Your Passion to Find Career Success?

Finding your calling may hold the key to happiness in professional pursuits

To turn your calling into your career, leave fear at the door and kick down…

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In the News: Obama to Unveil Jobs Plan; Google Acquires Zagat and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

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10 Signs of an Outdated Resume

Don't miss out on a job opportunity because you fell behind on updating your resume

Avoid disqualifying your resume because of outdated practices. These 10 things signal that you’re now…

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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…

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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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5 Reasons Every Student Should Launch a Startup Business While in College

How getting a head start as an entrepreneur could change your future

Small business expert Felicia Joy tells how getting a head start as an entrepreneur while…

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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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Secure your computers.  It’s vital that you keep your computer with you and lock it down during a move. You don’t want to give your computer to the movers because your desktop or laptops likely contain a treasure-trove of important data for identity thieves.

5 Steps to Getting Started as a Freelancer

Here's how to begin and maintain a living as an independent worker

Freelancer-turned-entrepreneur Cameron Moore, of Random Order NYC, gives 5 steps to beginning a successful career…

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You Hold the Keys to Your Economic Destiny

Our nation is still struggling with creating enough jobs to restore our economy to health…

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5 Ways to Beef Up Your Skills for Job Seeking Success

Having just a bachelor's degree won't cut it in today's competitive job market. Use these strategies to help you be prepared

Consider these 5 tips to beef up your knowledge and propel your career success

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7 Ways To Blow a Job Interview

Don't make these critical mistakes when trying to get the job

Having a solid resume is only part of landing the job of your dreams, you…

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7 Types of Difficult People You Will Meet at Work

How to manage interaction with the coworker from hell

Seven types of difficult coworkers and how to manage interaction with them

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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…

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Ready for a Career Change? Make That Move Today

Here's four things to consider before stepping out on faith toward a new professional path

If you’re no longer challenged and dread staying where you are in your career, it’s…

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Black Enterprise President & CEO Butch Graves welcomed the attendees to the forum and previewed what was to come

20/20 Vision Forum: Black Enterprise and Walmart Talk Employment

20/20 Vision Forum, focused on Job Creation and Career Opportunities in the Next Economy

Black Enterprise and Walmart presented 20/20 Vision Forum: Job Creation and Career Opportunities in the…

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Getting That First Job

There is some good news for new GRADS in this challenging economy.

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Cool Jobs: 10 Professions That Make the Daily Grind Worth It

The Atlanta Post highlights 10 cool jobs where the perks match the work.

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Making the Most of Job Seeking on Social Networks

Maximize your chances of landing a position by using proper strategy

Maximize your chances of landing a position by using proper strategy

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Let Recession Be a Motivator for Your Career Progression

Career expert Aisha Taylor tells you how to revive your career despite challenges

Career expert Aisha Taylor gives tips on how to create your own job opportunities

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Don’t Be Afraid to Consider Relocating to Get Your Dream Job

Proper research and planning are key in a long-distance job search

Job search expert Aisha Taylor says, though a long-distance job search can be stressful and…

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6 Twitter Accounts to Follow to Get the Job

These tweets can bring you that much closer to job seeking success

Twitter accounts that can help you get that much closer to the job of your…

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We all could use more ways to save money. And why not conserve the earth while doing it? Here are a few ways you can conserve energy -- and cut expenses -- by being eco-friendly.

5 High-Paying Jobs and How to Get Them

Mix fulfillment and financial prosperity with a career in these industries

Columnist Aisha Taylor offers a guide to careers in high-paying industries

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4 Ways Black College Grads Ruin Good Job Options

How poor financial fitness can hinder employment opportunities

Columnist details how poor financial fitness can cost grads jobs

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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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Get Hired!: Expert Solutions on How to Land Your Dream Job

Top answers on getting professional training, HR opportunities and changing careers

Black Enterprise editors answer questions from job seekers on advancing their career and finding job…

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Less is more. Overcrowded, unorganized, and hard-to-read resumes are likely to be placed at the bottom of the pile or moved into the trash bin on employers’ e-mail accounts. A well-formatted yet modest resume is more likely to get noticed than one with several fonts, overcrowding, confusing templates and inappropriate graphics. Your resume should be detailed yet concise while avoiding typical resume mistakes. Employers prefer easy-to-read resumes that clearly outline your skills and accomplishments.

Get Hired!: 10 Reasons Your Job Resume Is Being Ignored

These common mistakes could be holding you (and your career) back.

Avoid unsuccessful efforts in your search because of resume mistakes

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Win a FREE Resume Makeover!

Get free career consulting advice from an expert who will make your resume shine!

Are you a job seeker who has sent out countless resumes and wonders why you…

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Get Hired!: 4 Tools Every Job Seeker Needs for Career Success

Essentials you should have to get the job you deserve

BlackEnterprise.com presents the tools for success with job seeking and trying to advance your career.

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How Asking the Right Questions Can Help You Get the Right Job

Anxious to start working? Of course you are. But before you sign your offer letter make sure you ask these key questions

Anxious to start working? Of course you are. But before you sign your offer letter…

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When it comes to salary, know your worth: Wait to discuss salary after you’ve been made an offer. At that point, don’t walk into the situation thinking you should accept the base rate or what the company is offering you. You’ve done your research and know your skill set, so now you can gauge what’s appropriate for you in comparison to your industry. Present a salary range to your employer. They may decline your rebuttal, but chances are they will try to reach a middle ground with you.

Two Deals? One Choice. How to Negotiate So You Make the Right Decision

The founder and CEO of Full Circle NY offers tips to making the best career decision for you

BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Karen Nethersole, Esq., founder and CEO of Full Circle NY, about ways…

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Rescuing Communities of Color

The whole world prepares for Obama's first State of the Union Address of 2011 and his plans for our financial recovery

With less than a week before President Obama’s State of the Union Address, political and…

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On the Job: 7 Signs You’re Burnt Out & Need to Make a Career Move

When and how to throw in the towel

Seven indicators its time for a career change

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Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was fired by Andre Harrell as a 21-year-old exec at Uptown Records early in his career. Today, Combs has gone on to build a more than $300-million-dollar empire, with an expanding list of ventures under Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group: Sean John Clothing and Sean by Sean; a movie production company; his own Ciroc vodka; his own fragrance; reality TV shows; a solo music career, as well as his collaboration with artists Dirty Money; and an acting career, including a role in the Oscar-winning Monster's Ball.

So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?: 7 Celebrities Who Survived the Axe

These famous figures show there is light at the end of the termination tunnel

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So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?

6 steps to take immediately after getting the axe

Here are steps to take upon being terminated from employment, whether you were fired or…

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How to Maximize References in Your Job Search

Follow these do's and don'ts and avoid sabotaging a career opportunity

References are important in sealing the deal during and after a job interview.
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4 Tips on How You Can Become a Consultant

Use your base of knowledge to rebound from a layoff or make money moonlighting

There’s no question, a layoff can hinder the best laid plans. But for those with…

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Lock-Out: Virginia Moving Co. Says Dreadlocks Reason for Not Hiring a Man

A good candidate should not be turned away because of hair choice

Since when does a hairstyle trump qualifications or a resume full of experience? My two…

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Obama to GOP: Stop Playing Political Games

On the eve of 9/11 anniversary, president defends economic strategy and asks for patience

According to Obama, the economic crisis has been so deep and so wide that his…

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Can Obama Pave The Way to New Jobs?

New economic initiative likely to boost employment, but may not move the needle for black-owned businesses

Standing before a group of labor union crowd in Milwaukee on Labor Day, President Obama…

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Your Virtual Career: 6 Ways to Turn Off Recruiters

How to manage your Web presence for professional success

Millett Granville, diversity and college recruiting manager at Wells Fargo, shares some of the top…

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5 Job Hunting Mistakes Grads Can Avoid

Be open-minded about your employment options

The authors of Your Career Game (Stanford Business Books; $24.95), Dr. Nathan Bennett, professor of…

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Your Opportunity is Out There! Go Get It!

With unemployment at 9.9%—meaning more than 15 million people are out of work—talk of an…

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Is the Corporate Grind Really Worth It?

Thinking about going solo? Freelancing might be right for you.

Call it a dream to work from home in your PJs, choose your income, your…

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Facebook App Helps Users Find Jobs

What are friends for? With this tool, they could help you land your next gig.

If your network equals your net worth you may be sitting atop Fort Knox. Hire…

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Nonprofit: Doing Well by Doing Good

Ted Trabue knew he was ready for a career change. In 2002, his company, Washington,…

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Rand Paul backtracks on race comments; Small business bill advances

Fresh off his victory in Kentucky’s GOP Senate primary in which he defeated a mainstream…

By Joyce Jones

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Eight Mistakes to Avoid While Job Hunting Online

Boost your chances of finding your dream job on the Web

The fact that job-hunting is faster online doesn’t make it any easier. Anyone who expects…

By Bridget McCrea

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Washington Report: Updates From Capitol Hill

President Obama signs jobs bill

President Barack Obama signed the HIRE Act into law and sent Congress a blueprint for…

By Joyce Jones

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Tackling Obama’s Domestic Agenda—Round Two

Melody Barnes talks job creation, small business initiatives

Whether the issue is related to unemployment, education or healthcare, Melody Barnes represents one of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Keeping Former Bosses on Your Radar

Don't miss out on a good networking resource

Just because former employers fall off the bottom of your resume doesn’t mean they should…

By Heather Boerner

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Gear Up For Post-Recession Success

This is the ideal time to upgrade skill sets and learn new industries

As companies work to rebuild their businesses with fresh ideas and forward-thinking personnel, career and…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.7%

Annual adjustments show fewer jobs in economy despite rate drop

The Department of Labor reported today that in January, the U.S. unemployment rate decreased from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Since You Asked: Finding a Job in Medical Billing

To land a position, be specific about what you're looking for

I’ve worked in medical laboratories for more than 30 years. I left my last job…

By Dale Coachman

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Breaking Into Communications

How to transition into a new career

After working for nearly a decade in human services, I obtained my master’s degree in…

By Dale Coachman

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Charting The Growth Industries

Where to begin your search for employment

This is our kickoff of a yearlong series on where the jobs are.

By Brittany Hutson

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Letting Go

Expanding management team allows CEO to lead

When corporate downsizing resulted in a job change from manufacturing supervisor to security guard, Mary…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Transcript: State of the Union Address

Obama focuses on economy, healthcare, housing in speech

Transcript of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address – As Prepared for Delivery
Madame…

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CarMax Hiring 600 Workers For Its Stores

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Car dealership chain CarMax Inc. said Friday it plans to hire…

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Obama Vows To Fight For Jobs In Retooled Message

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama tried to revive his battered agenda and rally…

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Unemployment Rose In 43 States Last Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 43 states last month, the government said Friday,…

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Study: 1 In 5 Workers Underemployed In South Tenn.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A study of employment in southern Middle Tennessee shows that one…

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Obama’s Report Card: One Year Later

An assessment of the president's first year in office

It has been one year since history was made in the U.S. with the inauguration…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Since You Asked: How To Be A Stand-Out Job Candidate

What to do to raise your game against stiff competition

I’m a 24-year-old public relations professional who has been laid off for seven months. I’ve…

By Dale Coachman

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Through New Doors

EMC's chief diversity officer says going beyond what's familiar could lead to your next opportunity

Jackie Glenn, chief diversity officer and senior director of human resources for EMC Corp., a…

By Brittany Hutson

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Need a Job Boost? Try the Healthcare Industry

Solid pay, diverse options provide prime opportunities

As the nation’s economy begins to recover from its dramatic tailspin, industry prognosticators are forecasting…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Census Numbers: The Golden Ticket to Millions of Jobs

Recovery Act legislation creates jobs in the bureau

With the advent of Census 2010 looming, the U.S. Census Bureau has put in place…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Poll: Was the Jobs Summit Political or Productive?

Majority said it was necessary to boost the economy

Majority of respondents to a BlackEnterprise.com poll said the White House Forum on Jobs and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Unveils New Job Creation Plan

President outlines a new effort to spur job growth

President Barack Obama unveiled a package of new enhancements to his administration’s efforts to revive…

By John Simons

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Black Unemployment Still High Despite Rate Decrease

Men, youth share disproportionate burden of joblessness

While the unemployment rate seems to be taking a slight turn for the better, in…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Through New Doors

EMC's chief diversity officer says going beyond what's familiar could lead to your next opportunity

Jackie Glenn, chief diversity officer and senior director of human resources for EMC Corp., a…

By Brittany Hutson

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 9-13

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 9 – Nov. 13

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How I Found My Opportunity

Freelancer turns social networking into dollars

Aliya S. King worked as a freelance writer for nearly 10 years, but six months…

By Brittany Hutson

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Is Your Job Search Tax Deductible?

If you�re on the job prowl, Uncle Sam can help

Just the thought of searching for a job can be exhausting. With all these necessary…

By Renita Burns

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The Y(awn) Generation? I Beg To Differ

Is Gen Y less motivated than its predecessors?

We only buy designer duds. The latest smart phone is No.1 on our priority list…

By Renita Burns

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Talent Agent Uses Perseverance, Savvy to Represent Hollywood’s Elite

Acquiring mentors, paying dues key to success

Tracy Christian not only represents a talented client list which includes celebrity entertainers like actors…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Down But Not Out

Resources for when the ends stop meeting

If you find yourself in need, or someone you know is in need of home,…

By Renita Burns

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Navigating an Awkward Interview

How to dodge inappropriate questions with savvy

Most interviewers stick to job-related questions. But let’s face it: Some are socially awkward, untrained,…

By Heather Boerner

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Manage Your Tax Obligations

Seven things to consider when your job status changes

Thousands of laid-off workers have been pushed into self-employment and freelance work this year. A…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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How I Landed My Gig

Get creative and stand out above the rest to win your dream job

Instead of sending out mass resumes and cover letters, I decided to tailor each cover…

By Renita Burns

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Clever Ways to Land the Interview and Snag the Job

Competition is fierce and you should be, too

With dizzying layoffs signaling employers’ reluctance to fill payrolls, securing an interview can turn into…

By Renita Burns

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Tapping into the Creative Economy

The arts helps redefine a former manufacturing region

Some 60,000 patrons of the theater arts descend upon Winston-Salem, North Carolina biennially to attend…

By Alan Hughes

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Recruiting the Recruiter

Things to know before choosing an executive search firm

Small business owners often find themselves wearing many different hats. But when it comes time…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How to Handle Your Severance Package

You may have more options than you know

Once you’ve been offered a severance package, it’s tempting to accept it right away. With…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Recession-Proof Healthcare Jobs

Opportunities for franchising, self-employment

The number of employees on company payrolls continues to decline in most industries. But in…

By Cliff Hocker

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Boastful or Blessed?

Handling the guilt of success during hard times

One person’s success can be another’s resentment. Psychologist gives advice on how to handle the…

By Kenrya Rankin Naasel

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News Roundup: Week of Aug. 31- Sept. 6

Jobless rate rises; GlobalHue joins aqueduct team

News Roundup

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College Students Wanted

Sodexos recruitment efforts for recent grads bring a competitive edge to its bottom line

Angelique Nelson is a recent college graduate with a job. She was hired as a…

By Shahdai Richardson

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Could this Be a Good Year for New Graduates?

The economy may be dismal but your job search doesnt have to be. There are still jobs availableheres how you can land one

For nearly a year, Alex Easley, 22, researched, pursued, and interviewed with companies such as…

By Simone Richards

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When the Tough Get Going

What you need to learn about conquering economic hardship from a homeless man turned millionaire

“There is no plan B for passion,” Chris Gardner ­­­writes in his new book, Start…

By Sonia Alleyne

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20 Recession Resistant Franchises

Promising picks to choose fromeven in this economy

By the time Doni Pitchford told anyone what she had done, it was too late.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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How Recent Graduates Are Navigating the Job Market

Young jobseekers talk challenges, alternatives

The “Class of 2009” balloons have long since deflated and that graduation bouquet is now…

By Renita Burns

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News Roundup

Jobless rates for blacks declines; Twitter use high

News Roundup

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Multimillion-Dollar Grant Competition Funding New Job Training

Recovery act to pay for training, job placement

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday a $220 million competition to fund projects training…

By Shahdai Richardson

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News Roundup

Blacks wages decreasing; Leaders honored; More science funds

News Roundup

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How Economic Uncertainty Can Spark Entrepreneurship

Know whether you're prepared to take the leap

There’s no doubt the economic downturn is sparking a lot of anxiety as people worry…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Sky’s the Limit

Four aviation specialists keep pace with industry changes at incredible heights

The air in the aviation industry rarely has a calm moment. Shortly after 9/11, roughly…

By Sean Drakes

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40 Best Companies For Diversity: Where the Jobs Are

Massive cuts and layoffs continue but as companies restructure, opportunities for job seekers will increase. Do you have what these organizations are looking for?

Massive cuts and layoffs continue but as companies restructure, opportunities for job seekers will increase.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Transition into Your Career of Choice

Explore your options when finding a new occupation

Darlene Proctor had never planned to be a nurse for the rest of her life.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Unpaid Furloughs Instead of Pink Slips

How both employees and employers can benefit

At the quarterly faculty/staff assembly at Stillman College last August, several employees expressed concern about…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Unemployment Hits 25-Year High

Healthcare sector sees boost despite bleak climate

The nation’s unemployment rate jumped to 9.4% in Ma, marking a 25 year high, according…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: Five Tips for Securing a Summer Internship

You may not have a gig yet, but it�s not too late

Summer is approaching, and if you’re bummed because you didn’t get that stellar internship or—let’s…

By Renita Burns

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Aviation Veteran Talks Re-entering the Workforce

Skills upgrade, confidence important for retirees, seniors

With company layoffs and cutbacks, workers across the nation are struggling to navigate a tough…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Getting the Job

What you might be missing on closing the deal

Job hunting is never easy, so it’s no wonder that so many professionals are even…

By Sonia Alleyne

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News Roundup

Summer job blight, China squad's first black soccer player

Young adults may have to exercise a bit of creativity when it comes to earning…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Grabbing African Americans by the Green Collar

Programs target minority communities for job training

When many black people think of jobs that create environmental efficiency, they often think of…

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