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HBO to Lay Off About 7 Percent Of Workers

The cable network juggernaut plans to cut 150 employees

The cable network juggernaut, HBO, will trim the fat this week as 150 (7 percent)…

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6 Reasons Working For Free Can Get You Paid

Sometimes it's worth the risk when you can get a return on your time investment

Working for free can be a gamble, but keeping these six things in mind will…

By Ella Rucker

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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…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Last Man Standing: Entrepreneur Buys Building Where He Was Fired

Sequin City founder tells story of triumph over unemployment

Sequin City’s triumphant return is an African-American success story of an entrepreneur who triumphed over…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Black MBA Conference: How One Job Seeker Turned Challenges into Career Triumph

In times of difficulty, putting your best foot forward can lead to winning results

It’s up to entrepreneurs and executives to recognize when talented people are facing difficulty and…

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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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Black Women Left Behind in Employment Growth

Black female unemployment rate remains stagnant

According to a National Women’s Law Center analysis, black women are the only demographic group…

By Courtney Connley

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Tax Breaks for Job Hunting Expenses

You might be able to get a deduction on some costs

The Internal Revenue Service has some pointers for job seekers.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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10 Reasons You’re Still Unemployed

Unable to find work? You may suffer from these bad habits

Unemployment is slowly receding and getting back on track, but if you’re unable to find…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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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Nielsen Study: African American Income, Education Exceeds Expectations

Consumer Spending Slows Down in June

Overall consumption, however, remains positive

Slow declines in the unemployment rate resulted in hesitance among consumers.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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?

By Richard Spiropoulos

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Study Delivers ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ of Racial Discrimination in the Job Market

CEPR: Racial Discrimination a major feature of the labor market, black men without criminal records faring worse than recently incarcerated white men

For millions of African Americans struggling to get a foot in the door in today’s…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Report: 288,000 Jobs Added, But Jobless Rate For African-Americans Still Alarming

Black unemployment more than double that of white people

The BLS reported job gains in April, but for African-Americans unemployment continues to be a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Jobless Rate Down in 21 States

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports about 21 states had decreases in unemployment rates,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 4 Challenges Contributing to Skills Gap in Job Market

Issues with education and increased job duties are cited

Recent research reveals top four challenges behind the skills gap in today’s job market.

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Trends in Unemployment: Adult ‘Gap Year’ Explorations

Some who are jobless throwing caution to the wind to travel and discover

Some long-term unemployed aren’t resting on their laurels. They’re taking the radical approach, throwing caution…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Report: U.S. Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Hits 6.7%

African Americans still see disproportionate unemployment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its jobs report, showing little change in unemployment in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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U.S. Jobless Claims Reach New High

Are you next?

U.S. workers continue to wrestle with job insecurity

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IBM Set to Retain More Than 3,000 Jobs

News comes as JPMorgan set to cut workforce

IBM set to retain 3,100 jobs in its home state of New York through the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Outragous–Even Bizarre–Firings That Made the News

These cases of termination raised more than an eyebrow

A Des Moines man was fired after using a forklift to free goodies from a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Washington D.C. is Second Best Place For Jobs in Nation

Rhode Island and Connecticut among worst states

Will you be making a move to the nation’s capital?

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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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Tech Professionals Seeing Most Gains in Self-Employment

Labor industry still lags behind in terms of new opportunities

Check out a specific breakdown of top industries for self-employment and those with the most…

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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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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U.S. Workers Lose Hope for Higher Wages and Job Security

Don't hold your breath when it comes to improvements on the job

Have you gotten a raise lately or feel insecure about your job status?

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Number of People seeking Unemployment drops to 2008 levels

Jobless Claims Dip to Pre-Thanksgiving Levels

U.S. applications for benefits show a decline

Initial jobless claims went down by 2,000 to 326,000 in the week ending Jan. 11.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Small Business Job Numbers Show Growth in October

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.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Criminal Background Checks Prevent You From Getting the Job

Find out how you can take action

Are you being discriminated against because of your criminal background? Find out how you can…

By Sasha King

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

Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy [Report]

With support, small businesses thrive, create, retain 8,352 jobs

Business owners around the country reported creating and retaining 8,352 net new jobs at a…

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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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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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Report: Women Have More Jobs, But Even More Poverty

Female occupations gained tend to be low-paying

Regained jobs for women after the recession tend to be in lower-paying occupation, reports indicate.

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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Number of People seeking Unemployment drops to 2008 levels

National Unemployment Rate Drops While Most States Hemorrhage Jobs

The jobless numbers in 28 states worsened.

States continue to struggle.

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

Sometimes, getting the axe can mean more good than harm

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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3 Smart Steps for Job Seekers With No Luck

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

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

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Chicago Public Schools Lays Off More than 850 Teachers

Announcement comes as CPS grapples with $1 billion deficit

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Signs You’re About to Be Fired

Be prepared for your next step rather than blindsided

No one likes to think about the dreaded day they could be without a job.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Number of People seeking Unemployment drops to 2008 levels

Jobless Claims Drop as Economy Shows Gains, Report Says

Economy shows sustained growth, according to new report

The Dept. of Labor on Thursday expressed optimism about the overall strength of the economy.

By Darren Sands

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Job Seekers, Beware: 4 Employment Scams to Avoid

Don't let desperation lead you to becoming a victim of fraud

These companies are reportedly taking advantage of a competitive and tough market, so job seekers,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Extended Benefits Didn’t Keep Unemployed from Taking Jobs

Some people got as many as 99 weeks of unemployment

Unemployment checks didn’t make people lazy, new study finds

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Calif., Rhode Island Have Highest Unemployment Rates

North Dakota is still the lowest, thanks to the oil boom

Unemployment is still worst in Calif.

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A To-Do List for the Long-Term Unemployed

Making sure those looking for employment for a year or more stay on course

Simply looking for a job no longer cuts it in today’s market.

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U.S. Recovery Boosting Profits, Not Putting Americans Back to Work

Companies are turning profits, but avoiding hiring

Currently, the Dow Jones industrial average is nearing a record high resulting in a period…

By Ashley R. Harris

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How to Bring Out Your Inner Gangsta for the Job Hunt

Pew study shows millennials more motivated during search---and you be can too

A Pew study shows millennials work harder to gain employment. Here are three ques you…

By Jamie Harrison

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

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

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

By Courtney Connley

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Jobless Blues: 8 Coping Tactics for the Newly Unemployed

Acknowledge the challenges then get back into the saddle

With many companies still conducting layoffs, bouncing back from becoming unemployed can be difficult. Here’s…

By Sasha King

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A Diminishing Legacy: Postal Job Cuts Threaten Black Middle Class

Budget cuts lead to more economic challenges for minority workers

U.S. Postal Service having eliminated 168,000 jobs since 2006. More cuts are expected, meaning more…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Number of Jobs created fails to meet Expectations.

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…

By Sasha King

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Alternative to Unemployment? Take On That Part-Time Gig

Part-time employment allows flexibility and experience

Although the unemployment rate showed a decline in the last month of the year it…

By Sasha King

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5 Most Outlandish Employee Resignations in 2012

Take a look at real-life cases of going out with a bang

Well, these people took it to another level, going out with a major bang, AOL…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fed Teases to When Interest Rates Will Go Up

The Fed is waiting for unemployment to hit a magic number before it entertains changing interest rates

Is good news on the horizon?

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Eliminate the Chaos: How to Organize Your Job Hunt

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

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

By Courtney Connley

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Does President Obama Care About Youth Unemployment?

A poll shows young entrepreneurs don't feel supported by the federal government

Should youth unemployment should be at the top of the president’s agenda?

By John Wilson

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

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

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

By Jamie Harrison

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

Offer professional gifts that keep on giving

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

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Santa Claus May be Out of a Job This Season

Santa Clauses around the nation remain unemployed

The economic downturn has meant that many Santas are finding it harder to find work

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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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Still Winning: How to Bounce Back from Being Fired

Here's a 30-day plan to get you back in the game

If you’ve recently been fired or are unemployed, don’t lose hope. Here’s a 30-day plan…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Who’s Hiring in the Key Swing States?

Healthcare and education industries winning, but jobless rates still major issue

As Election Day nears, spotlight zeroes in on key swing states and their jobless rates,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Unemployment Above 10 Percent for Last Half Century

Black unemployment keeps rising and politicians are paying no mind

Black unemployment keeps rising and politicians are paying no mind

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President Obama knows he must get both sides Congress to work together to avoid potential economic disaster

Unemployment Steady in Final Jobs Report of the Year

Some 171,000 jobs were added in October

Could the latest jobs numbers could have a last-minute effect on the election?

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Get Into This: 4 Free Savvy Job Search Apps

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Report: Minority Youth Jobless Rate Remains High

Findings also say youth giving up on seeking employment

Generation Opportunity, a youth advocacy organization, reports that black youth ages 18-29 have a jobless…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Wealth Decreases for Blacks During President Obama’s Term

Foreclosures and unemployment gave black wealth a big hit

Foreclosures and unemployment gave black wealth a big hit

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How to Recover from a Career Blunder

You can come back after a major professional setback

We are have our low moments. Here are some tips to help you rebound after…

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Entrepreneurship On The Rise For Jobless Black Graduates

Lack of jobs has forced unemployed graduates to create their own companies

Lack of jobs has forced unemployed graduates to create their own companies

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Survey: Minority Employment Up in Radio and TV

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

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

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5 Reasons Summer Is The Best Time To Job Hunt

As the months get hotter, your job leads may too

As the months get hotter, your job leads may too

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Black Unemployment Drops Slightly In July

Will these numbers help or hurt President Obama's argument for re-election?

Will these numbers help or hurt President Obama’s argument for re-election?

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No. 2: Arts. Aspiring artists will face an 11.1% unemployment rate. Generally, non-technical majors have a significantly higher rate of unemployment.

College Degrees with the Highest Unemployment Rates

Here is a list of the top 7 college degrees with the highest unemployment rate in the country at the moment.

Here is a list of the top 7 college degrees with the highest unemployment rate…

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Can’t Find a Job? Going Back to School May Not be Best Idea Either

Restrategizing your search before reinvesting in school might be a better option

If you’re having difficulty in your job search, seeking an advanced degree may not be…

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5 Reasons Summer is the Best Time for Your Job Search

Take advantage of the perks of this season to find ultimate success

The daylight hours are longer and there’s more time to execute the best strategy. Summer…

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A Smarter Way to Update Your Resume

Key things to consider before adjusting a very important document

A resume is more than just a piece of paper full of experience. Here’s how…

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6 Reasons You Should Stay on Your Career Path

Don't let a workplace rut cause you to do a total 360

Don’t let a workplace rut get you down. It may not be your industry that’s…

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

Startup Savvy: 5 High-Paying Opportunities for Job Seekers

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

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

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

10 Best Cities for Young Professionals to Find Bliss

A snapshot of best places to live and work

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

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How to Deal with a Toxic Boss

Find ways to manage those Monday (through Friday) Blues

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

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5 Career Benefits of Being An Entry-Level Professional

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

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

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Despite a high unemployment rate and a job outlook that's still not at its best, there are still jobs that employers are struggling to fill. 


Take a look at jobs that are in demand and waiting for the right candidate to fill them.

5 In-Demand Jobs Employers Are Struggling to Fill

Despite high unemployment, some jobs are still highly available

From salary to qualifications, check out top occupations companies want to fill with the right…

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(Career) Match Made in Heaven: Real-Life Success of Nontraditional Mentorships

How two professionals found the perfect fit

Two real-life mentors and mentees share what makes their career relationship work.

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6 Signs Your Job Is Not the Right One For You

Find the career you're compatible with

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

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

Try these multitask strategies for career advancement

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

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

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

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

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

Use just 7 days to jump start your next boss move

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

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

Take these key factors to search effectively for career opportunities

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

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

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

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

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7 Side Jobs You Can Do From Home

A second stream of income is always a good idea

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

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

A love of planning and creating memories can be professionally rewarding

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

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Global Jobs: Dance Enthusiast Matches Passion with Profit in Panama

Professional uses marketable skill to carve international niche

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

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Nurse Anesthetist


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


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


Salary: Average of $165,000 annually


More information: Visit the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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

Prime career leads in the medical field

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

By Aisha M. Taylor

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


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

5 Ways You Can Get a Job Using Pinterest

Find professional development and career leads via Web boards

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

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7 Ways to Bounce Back After a Lay Off

Take these steps to overcome fear and act with confidence

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

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6 Vital Things to Keep Track of on the Job

Early due diligence can guarantee future career success

Taking care of these important tasks on the job early allows you to focus on…

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Triumphing Over Unemployment: How a Young Woman Made Her Boss Move

Former finance professional beat odds by pursuing passion

Website entrepreneur Kaleequa Rouse decided to beat the jobless odds and strive for her passion:…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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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.

How to Market Untraditional Work History

Eloquently explain the diversity of job experiences on your resume

Whether you’ve changed jobs frequently or had periods of unemployment, here’s how best to explain…

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College Majors that Lead to High Unemployment

A breakdown of how course of study relates to jobless rates

How your course of study relates to joblessness in the market

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December Jobs Report: Republican Chairman Says Obama Only Offers “Gimmicks”

The latest report on employment holds both good and bad news

The December 2011 Jobs Report American shows unemployment is in flux, showing signs of promise…

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Number of People Seeking Unemployment Drops to 2008 Levels

A possible indicator that the economy is recovering

Experts say decline could be related to the holidays and Hurricane Sandy

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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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Unemployment Drops, 200,000 New Jobs Added to Economy

The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to a near three-year low of 8.5 % last month

A forceful 200,000 new jobs were added to the economy in December, the U.S. Department…

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10 Side Jobs to Help You Transition into Self-Employment

Earn extra money while prepping to become your own boss

Use these side jobs to help you prep to become your own boss while earning…

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How to Maximize Your Goal Setting for Career Success

Ways to strategize your next move to land your dream job

It’s vital to set feasible goals and strategize ways to execute for future career success.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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6 Tips for Getting a Job After Graduation

Tackle the job market with confidence after getting your degree

Here’s how to tackle the job market after getting your undergraduate or graduate degree.

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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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New Job Skills to Fine Tune for the New Year

Get an early start on career strategy for 2012

These are top job skills that should be evaluated and improved for career success in…

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8 Days to Action: DAY 8, Getting to the Destination of Success

How to tap into self-fulfillment and use your gift for profit

Here are eight days of finding your purpose and tapping into the right career path…

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How to Land a Job Overseas

Options limitless for career opportunities abroad

Explore opportunities to pursue your career overseas to find international job success.

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How to Match Your Personality with Perfect Career

Tips on finding what fits for ultimate professional success

Find out your perfect match toward the career of your dreams

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8 Days to Action: DAY 6, Finding Inspiration from Your Predecessors

How to tap into self-fulfillment and use your gift for profit

Here are eight days of finding your purpose and tapping into the right career path…

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8 Days to Action: DAY 5, Finding Your Lane to Position Yourself

How to tap into self-fulfillment and use your gift for profit

Here are eight days of finding your purpose and tapping into the right career path…

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Study: Showing Too Much Skin Can Hinder Job-Seeking Success

Baring all can trigger doubts about decision-making abilities

Recent research examines the correlation between inappropriate attire and job-seeking success.

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Obama Ends Iraq War But Battle Still Rages At Home

Commander-In-Chief gets hit with political bombs from GOP over decision while he fights for opportunities for vets

President Obama ended the Iraq War but the troubled economy and unemployment rate leaves veterans…

By Derek T. Dingle

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8 Days to Action: DAY 4, Investing in a Valuable Motivator — Our Peers

How to tap into self-fulfillment and use your gift for profit

Here are eight days of finding your purpose and tapping into the right career path…

By Jullien Gordon

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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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BE KNOWLEDGEABLE:  There’s nothing worse than being unprepared. While some may view the world of fashion and styling as frivolous endeavors, Hylton advises anyone coming into this business understand that there’s more to it than pretty clothes and accessories. To succeed one must understand fabrics, seasonal trends and who the major players are. “Educate yourself on the profession,” she says. “Be knowledgeable.”

8 Days to Action: DAY 3, Using Problems as Fuel for Success

How to tap into self-fulfillment and use your gift for profit

Here are eight days of finding your purpose and tapping into the right career path…

By Jullien Gordon

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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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8 Days to Action: DAY 2, Invest in Resources That Massage Your Passion

How to tap into self-fulfillment and use your gift for profit

Here are eight days of finding your purpose and tapping into the right career path…

By Jullien Gordon

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Do’s and Don’ts for the Pregnant Job Seeker

Tips for pursuing career opportunities while expecting a child

Being pregnant shouldn’t deter you from pursuing your career goals. Here are tips on how…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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8 Days of Action: Finding Your Purpose and Getting Your Dream Job

How to tap into self-fulfillment and use your gift for profit

Here are eight days of finding your purpose and tapping into the right career path…

By Jullien Gordon

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do With (or Tell) Your Boss

In many work environments, the line between you and your boss can seem a little…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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4 Tips For Transitioning From Full-Time Worker to Consultant

Before taking the leap into self-employment, know the risks and rewards

Career coach Aisha Taylor gives four tips on how to transition from a full-time job…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Obama’s Occupy GOP Campaign

The president combines populist politics with historic maneuvers to defeat his foes

President Obama’s engaged in fierce combat to advance his economic agenda while positioning himself for…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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.

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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.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Passion Over Profit: How to Get Past Pressure to Pursue Prestigious Job

Seven tips for following your calling and making it lucrative

Seven tips on how to pursue your passion, over profit, and get past pressure to…

By Demetria Irwin

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How to Make Fear a Motivator for Job Seeking

Turn a negative into a positive for career success

Here are four ways you can use fear as a motivator to find job-seeking success.

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4 Reason You’re Not Landing the Job

If offers aren't pouring in, it's time to reevaluate

Four reasons you’re not getting job offers and how you can regroup to find job-seeking…

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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.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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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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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Obama Pushes for Veterans Portion of Jobs Plan

Will it suffer the same fate as the president's other employment initiatives?

With the unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the double digits, President Obama…

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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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