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Revolt TV Launches ‘HELLO Harlem’ Initiative With Kick-Off Event

Who's who attends to support community initiative

More than 500 leaders in business, philanthropy and entertainment gathered recently to celebrate launch of…

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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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Teen Entrepreneur Chase Reed Opens Sneaker Pawn Shop

This 16-year-old created a business no one else thought to do

Teen entrepreneur Chase Reed has done what no other sneaker head or collector has thought…

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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 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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Survey: Top 10 Cities for Worker Satisfaction

Austin, Atlanta, and other southern cities have the highest job approval ratings

Huntsville, Atlanta and other southern cities have the highest job approval ratings among employees, according…

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Rihanna Reveal: How Millennials Can Channel the Greats for Career Wins

Pop superstar's CFDA fashion lends nod to vitality of professional muses

Like Rihanna channeled icon Josephine Baker for her CFDA win, millennnials can channel greats in…

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Beats’ Billion-Dollar Deal: 3 Boss Moves Lessons on Value Addition

Young professionals, here's how you too can build bankable relationships

With news of Apple’s purchase of Beats, millennials, be inspired to know your value and…

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Office vs. Remote: A Breakdown of Happiness Factors

Recent survey finds pros and cons of desk and non-desk jobs

Recent survey reveals pros and cons of working in an office vs. a non-desk job…

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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…

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Nigeria Schoolgirls’ Abduction: U.S. Government Weighs In

White House lends support to #BringBackOurGirls

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. government will work with Nigeria to help…

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Mad Men Motivation: How to Roll with Career Punches, Don Draper Style

Last night's show lends nod for millennials on how to rebound after failure

Last night’s episode of Mad Men lends nod to how young professionals can roll with…

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More Than Just ‘Likes’: How Millennials Can Leverage Social Media Popularity for Career Wins

Three tips to turn the virtual popularity contest into professional capital

Who hates the satisfying feeling of getting lots of likes or double taps on your…

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Money Team Tactics: 3 Tips for Leveraging Your Network & Connections

Ricki Brazil and James McNair talk tips for building career relationships

Ricki Brazil and James McNair of The Money Team talk Floyd Mayweather Jr. and tips…

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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…

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Month of the Man: Producer & Reality TV Alum Talks Success on His Own Terms

Producer Fred Thomas Jr. talks success for minority men in entertainment

Producer and director Fred Thomas Jr., of R&B Divas franchise, talks success in entertainment and…

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Diddy’s Revolt: 3 Lessons On Disruption, Reinvention & Millennials Changing the Game

Sean Combs talks evolution of music TV at NYC upfront event

Sean “Diddy” Combs, along with Revolt TV executives and staff, held an upfront event in…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Throwback Thursday: 3 Vital ‘Old-School’ Career Advancement Practices That Still Work

How young professionals can incorporate business habits of yesteryear to find success

Traditional communication? On-site experiences? Remember those? Though technology is awesome, “old-school” business practices still lead…

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Just Say No to Coffee Meetings: Effective or Nah?

Time management and kind declines are just business---not always personal

When it comes to effective networking, saying no is a business norm, but does that…

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Africa-America Institute Hosting STEM-Focused Talent Summit

Panels and one-on-one conversations to be highlights of event

The AAI will host Second Annual Talent Summit, an event for mid-career professionals seeking employment…

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Sweet Success: 10 Minutes with ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ Miss Robbie

Restaurateur gives tips on career longevity and prepping for expansion

Restaurateur and OWN network TV star Miss Robbie Montgomery talks career longevity and plans for…

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Money Motivation: Does Growing Up With a Silver Spoon Foster or Inhibit Boss Moves?

Anderson Cooper's insights on inheritance raises question on young ambition

One of my favorite media crushes professionals was recently interviewed by shock jock Howard Stern,…

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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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Work & Watch: 6 Career-Inspiring Shows Not To Miss

These will intrigue and inspire---or at least provide a much-needed mental vacation

Check out six stand-out shows with career themes that will intrigue and inspire—or at least…

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Success Quips: 3 Quickfire Networking Tips with Boss Network’s Cameka Smith

How to diffuse the most awkward situations when trying to connect

In this special BlackEnterprise.com series, we share quick and dirty tips on career enhancement and…

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New Survey: Generation Y Most Equipped to Handle Today’s Greatest Challenges

Poll examines the issues that drive young people to action

Survey of 17- to 26-year-olds finds an generation that believes it is better equipped than…

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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…

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American Society of Landscape Architects Promotes Unique Career Options for Minorities

Advocacy efforts start April to promote African-American study and occupation pursuit

Landscape architects will work in April to promote the landscape architecture profession to students, specifically…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Facebook Chief of Staff Defines Her Career on Her Own Terms

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to successful social media career

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to success social media career at Facebook.

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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…

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The Pharrell Effect: Millennials, Find Your ‘Buffalo Hat’ Moment

How to capture that 'it' chance or trait and leverage it for big wins

Musician Pharrell Williams gained global attention with his buffalo hat. Millennials, here’s how you capture…

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Young Leaders: Karen Civil Talks Fighting Female Stereotypes in the Hip-Hop & Media Industries

Branding strategist gives tips for success for young women

Brand strategist and entertainment professional Karen Civil shares how young women can succeed in male-dominated…

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The Importance of Making Connections at Business Conferences

Here’s how an entrepreneur grows his business by networking at conferences

For Facility Interiors, relationships often are forged at business conferences

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Not Feeling Your Career? Here’s How to Get the Love Back

Before you put in your resignation, try these steps to spice things up

Before you put in your two-weeks notice and trail off into an oblivion of the…

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At A Career Crossroad? Here Are 7 Key Questions to Consider

Use this strategy before making important decisions

One professional shares her personal story with taking successful career leap and how she came…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs for Women in 2014

Tech, healthcare and business careers dominate Forbes' list

Forbes released its list for the top-paying jobs for women. However, in powerhouse careers, pay…

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White House Seeks to Hold For-Profit Colleges, Career-Prep Programs Responsible for Results

Industry criticizing the proposed regulations citing unfair targeting

New “gainful employment” regulations related to “gainful employment” would mean programs could lose eligibility for…

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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…

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Boredom or Sloth: 5 Steps to Get Rid of a Case of the Lazies

Millennials, don't become the hype. Try these steps to stay motivated

It’s a popular stereotype that millennials are lazy. For those who embody the hype, here…

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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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I’m ‘Bossy’ … And There’s Nothing Wrong With That

Sheryl Sandberg's campaign is a little shortsighted, missing the point

Sheryl Sandberg has called for a ban of the word ‘bossy,’ but one columnist encourages…

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Women’s History Month: U.S. Foreign Service Diplomat Finds Career Success in Caribbean

How Krystal Norman expanded her career horizons by working abroad

Through her work abroad, Krystle Norman has organized and spearheaded global as well as local…

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The Road Traveled Alone: How Millennials Can Find Motivation In Challenging Environments

Four steps to get support you need for strategic career trouble-shooting

Sometimes, the road to success is a lonely one, especially for millennials in challenging environments.…

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5 Rookie Mistakes People Make at Their First Job

Job interview consultant offers advice for recent grads

If you’re a young professional looking to start off on the right foot in your…

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When Blogging Goes Wrong: 3 Common Branding Mistakes to Avoid

How to ensure the message you're sending is the right one

It seems everyone is a blogger—but not a good one. If you want to leverage…

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Top 10 Happiest Jobs for 2014

Employees rate top industries for fulfillment

CareerBliss released its list of jobs with the highest happy factors based on employee ratings.

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High Turnover: 3 Ways Managers Can Motivate Millennial Workers to Stay

How to keep great young talent at your offices---not the competition's

With 60% of millennials quitting their jobs within three years of being hired, turnover can…

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Month of the Man: 3 Steps to Prepare for Your Career Advancement

Corporate leader Byron Spruell talks tools for success

Byron Spruell, central region and Chicago managing principal at Deloitte shares his career journey and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Is 30 the New 20? Research Says, Yes

Research finds innovators see great breakthroughs during late 30s

Recent research says innovators reach career peaks not in their 20s, but in their late…

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Cool Jobs: Young, Leading Stylist Talks Breaking Into Fashion and the Power of Mentor Mojo

How Joy Adaeze went from medical school labs to Fashion Week runways

Leading stylist and blogger Joy Adaeze details her career journey in fashion and how she’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Feeling Different: Research Links Self-Perception In Office to Success

Findings point to importance of diversity and inclusion

Feeling like an outcast at this office doesn’t just have emotional repercussions. It can be…

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President Obama Launches Initiative to Help Advancement of Young Black Men

Plans to organize efforts of foundations and companies to aid in education, employment

President Obama plans to launch a new effort Feb 13 to aid in the advancement…

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Build Your Voice, Build Your Brand: 3 Steps to Gaining a Professional Platform

Create a winning image of yourself with these tips

As a young professional, it’s best to know how to build a platform for yourself…

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Women of Power: CBS Corp.’s Josie Thomas Talks Diversity and Young Female Advancement

CBS Corp. executive offers empowering words for women of color

CBS Corp. executive Josie Thomas talks diversity and how young women can truly map out…

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How to Sell The Brand That is You—Without Turning People Off

3 steps to self-promotion that wins

Young professionals: Check out these tips to self-promote without gaining enemies.

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Study: Generation X Most Popular Group In Leadership Perception

Millennials looked over in terms of potential and trust

A recent Ketchum study revealed Generation X (ages 35-50) are looked to more for leadership…

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Stressed Millennials: 3 Tips to Combat a Career Killer

Learn to turn perceived negatives into positives that can motivate you toward success

With a recent survey reporting millennials as the most stressed group, it’s important to be…

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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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Women of Power: Young Leader Teaches Girls Importance of ‘Going Global’

How Martice Sutton used international adventures to spark social enterprise

Young voyager Martice Sutton details how global travel enriched her life and career and sparked…

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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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Pre-Grad is the New Post-Grad: 5 Benefits to Building Your Brand While Still In College

Don't wait until after graduation to position yourself for success

Waiting until after graduation to position yourself and your professional brand? Don’t. Here are five…

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New Balancing Act: Juggling Your Day Job, Side Hustle and Life

Millennials: Five steps to juggling it all

If you’re like many enterprising millennials, you have a side hustle or two, plus your…

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Top 5 Most Annoying—And Productivity-Stealing— Personalities in a Meeting

Young professionals, learn how best to navigate an unavoidable part of business

As we all know, meetings are a prevalent and essential part of the business world.…

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Millennials: What’s the State of Your (Career) Union?

Three steps to realistically assess and set goals for advancement

Young professionals, take cues from one of the oldest practices in U.S. government–the State of…

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Author and Life Coach Demetria Lucas Talks Branding and Reality TV Boss Moves

Castmate opens up about catfights, career advancement and black power women

‘A Belle In Brooklyn’ author and life coach, Demetria Lucas, talks expanding her multi-platform brand…

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Women of Power: Healthcare Industry Leader Talks Career-Boosting Communication

Young phenom executive Chekesha Kidd gives insider details on effective leadership

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If you’re a young professional, your…

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3 Surefire Signs That Event Has Nothing to Do With Professional Development

If you want to be strategic with your time, take heed to these red flags

If you’re into strategic time management and seeking to expand your network, be sure to…

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Global Woman of Power Lisa Opoku Talks Tips for Managers on Team Building

From the U.S. to Asia, this powerhouse brings diverse experience in stellar career

Global corporate powerhouse Lisa Opoku talks team-building and leadership tips for managers.

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Leadership Handicaps: 5 Surefire Signs You Can’t Be Trusted at the Helm

These bad habits ensure you won't be next in line to be the boss

Want to be a leader and wondering why you’re passed over? Here’s five bad habits…

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The Power of Awkward: 3 Ways to Leverage a Valuable Quirk in Leadership

Use your wacky, out-of-the-box fabness to stand out among the pack

Celebrities like Issa Rae have made it cool—and marketable—to be awkward, and you can too.…

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Women of Power: Nationwide Executive Gale King Talks Millennials and Branding for Advancement

A commitment to excellence and engagement can lead to stellar career results

Corporate powerhouse Gale King talks about her career ascension and how young professionals can build…

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Month of the Man: University of Maryland Athletic Director Talks Leadership and Diversity

Kevin Anderson details the x's and o's of success

University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson details keys to leadership success for young men…

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Boss Moves Lessons from a Woman of Power: American Express EVP Glenda Goodly McNeal

Then and now: 3 key insights on career positioning from a female who beat the odds

A millennial gets a chance meeting with American Express executive Glenda McNeal and is inspired…

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Yeezy Taught Me: Five Ways Kanye’s Rants Inspire Career Revival

Within the tirades, there's a gold mine of motivation for leadership

What some may deem as arrogant tirades, one young professional deems inspiration. Here’s how Kanye…

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Bankable Advice: 3 Major Career Lessons I’ve Learned From Millionaires

It's the intangible capital that keeps on giving

With inspiration from Paul C. Brunson, one millennial recalls the millionaires she’s encountered and the…

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3 Awesome (Paid) Internships That Promote Diversity

These programs offer hands-on experience in booming industries

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There has been quite a bit of criticism and dialogue about unpaid internships,…

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Investing In Yourself: 3 Ways to Meet the Cost of (Wanting to Be) A Boss

Young professionals, don't let lack of funds dictate your next boss move

As young professionals, sometimes pockets don’t match ambitions, posing a challenge for professional development. Here…

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Career #Selfie: How to Take Assessment of Your Professional Goals

Three vital questions to determine your next professional steps

Millennials love posting selfies on social media, but there’s one that affects your happiness and…

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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…

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Career Swagger: When Cultural Code Switching Equals Success, Not Sell-Out

Author and 'gentleman' shares tips for black men to upgrade power moves

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Through the years, the African-American community has been struggling with the ability to brand…

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Humility is the New Black: A Millennial’s Hard Truth About Leadership and Bosshood

That age-old, super-aggressive model of career climbing can be faulty at best

After maturity and experience kicks in, one young professional finds that age-old, super-aggressive model of…

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…

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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…

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Grooming Entrepreneur Talks Transition from Helming Corporate Brands to Brand of His Own

Michael James gives leadership advice for young men of color

Entrepreneur Michael James, of Frederick Benjamin Grooming, details golden nuggets of business success only learned…

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TV One Host & Former ESPN Correspondent Shares Advice on Navigating a Male-Dominated Industry

Shannon Cross talks winning career strategy for women

TV personality and TV One host Shannon Cross give details on her career advancement and…

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First-Quarter Presentations: How to be a Hit

The Levo League offers tips for engaging and invigorating meetings

PowerPoint is the age-old, tried-and-true tool for presentations but its not the end all, be…

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5 Steps to Acing Your First Business Trip

Don't make amateur mistakes that could cost you your job

Don’t make silly mistakes on your first business trip that could cost you workplace respect…

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Fresh Start: 7 Smart Actions for the First Week on the Job

Get a good lead at the new gig with this checklist

If you’re ringing in the new year with a new gig, take this checklist with…

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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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3 Quick Steps to Prep for Job-Seeking Boss Moves in 2014

Use this easy checklist to see new and better employment in the new year

Millennials and young professionals, use this quick guideline in prepping for new and better employment…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Bey Bold: 5 Savvy Lessons on Power Moves from the Queen

Superstar's surprise album release screams 'Don't talk about it. Bey about it'

Beyonce’s surprise release lends a nod to the boss move of all boss moves: Power…

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Mental Motivation: How to Train Yourself to Be Successful

5 steps to enhancing your capacity for bigger boss moves

You an train your mind to make bigger boss moves. Here’s five steps to help…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leap of Faith: A Millennial’s Story of Saying Goodbye to the 9-to-5

Journalist Dontaira Terrell's journey to call her own shots and take back her independence

Millennial Dontaira Terrell quit her Corporate America job to pursue calling her own shots in…

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Dueces: A Millennial’s Guide to Career Clean-Up for 2014

9 professional habits, people, and ideals I'll be giving the boot in the new year

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I love a good purge —(Pause. Not going there.)—from getting rid of clothes…

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Artist and Fitness Buff Talks Social Media’s Role in Career Advancement

Keaira LaShae uses Web to merge professional interests

Artist and fitness enthusiast Keaira LaShae has used social media to fuel her day job…

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How to Answer the Toughest Question at a Job Interview

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Give Thanks: 5 Workplace Personalities Who Rock

Just a little gratitude for the awesome people you work with

Many lists feature qualities of the boss from hell or horrible coworkers, but these workplace…

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Celeb Besties: 5 Lessons on Power Duos and Dynamic Networking

Don't sleep. Strategic friendships can lead to big wins

Sightings of the Kardashian clan with hip-hop royalty have raised eyebrows, but get a clue:…

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Color Code: What Do the Hues You Wear to Work Say About You?

Survey: Recruiters favor black and blue as exuding leadership and confidence

New survey of recruiters and HR professionals reveals the importance of attire and colors in…

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Style Violation: Rihanna’s Doobie And 5 Other Office Hair Faux Pas

Power women, stay away from common mistakes that could cost you your coin

Rihanna’s AMA awards look—Doobie pins and all—have everyone talking hair. Take a look at 4…

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Layover: 4 (Career) Boss Moves to Pass the Time at America’s Most Delayed Airports

Give Candy Crush a rest and advance your professional development

Layovers and delays are becoming a prevalent part of travel, so how do you spend…

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10 Steps to Snag That Promotion

Try this strategy to get on the right path to advancement

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You’ve done stellar work, made friends in the office and even secured a sponsor…

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Six Smart Holiday Boss Moves to Ensure Success into the New Year

Don't let time fly without planning your next best steps

Get an early start on planning your next best moves into 2014. Here’s a checklist…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Life-Changing Leadership Lessons from a Batkid

Take a cue from Miles' fearless journey to see his wish become reality

San Francisco’s Bay Area has been shut down by a fearless 5-year-old battling leukemia dubbed…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Turning Career Anger Into Passion… and Then, Into Professional Calling

Facing workplace issues that grind your gears? Here's the best way to channel the rage

We’ve all witnessed business faux pas that grind our gears. But don’t get angry. Get…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Smart Habits of Your Boss You Should Mimic

Many things your supervisor avoids doing are the most telling

Your boss can be a perfect source for leadership inspiration. And oftentimes it’s what he…

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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Gladiators in Action: 5 Ways to Avoid Scandal in Your Career

Take a cue from Olivia Pope's team of fixers to avoid professional travesties

Scandal’s popular gladiators can teach us all a thing or two about avoiding scandals in…

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Career Servant: 3 Steps to Standing Out via Service

Volunteering not only serves organization, but your professional bottom line

You can maximize your career success options by simply doing good deeds on a daily…

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Survey Details Workers’ Most Ridiculous Excuses for Missing Work

More than 30% of workers call out sick when they aren't

New survey finds that more than 30 percent of workers called out sick when they…

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African Diaspora Awards to Kick Off with UN Ambassadorial Tour for Young Professionals

Tour will facilitate networking and career development

To kick off the African Diaspora Awards, Applause Africa is hosting the ADA Ambassadorial Tour…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boardwalk Empire’s Dr. Narcisse: 3 Career Lessons on Influence and Power

Show's villian can teach a thing or two about boosting the boss moves---barring murder and mischief

Dr. Narcisse of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” can teach a thing or two about boosting the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Moving Back to Nigeria: U.S-Trained Professional Shares His Career Experience

Engineer shares day-to-day life, challenges and triumphs

A U.S-trained engineer took the leap to return to Africa, and shares his day-to-day challenges…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Could Managers Learn a Thing or Two From Video Games? Apparently, Yes

Take a page from developers to entice millennials to excel in the workplace

One writer says that if managers can tap into the strategy game developers use, they…

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7 Smart, Post-Internship Actions to Land the Gig

How to see long-term, residual affects long after it's over

Make the most of your internship experience and see positive residual effects even long after…

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Cool Jobs: Twin Artists Talk Synergy in Making a Living with a Brush

Jerry and Terry Lynn have unbreakable bond--whether separate or together

Twin artists Jerry and Terry Lynn talk professional synergy, choosing their calling and advice for…

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Terrence J Inspires Youth To ‘Dream Big’ Through Disney Dreamer’s Academy

Program continues to hold true to its mission to inspire and fuel the dreams of teens

Entering its 7th year, the Disney Dreamer’s Academy continues to hold true to its mission…

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5 Smart Traits of a Successful Intrapreneur

You don't need the CEO title to truly be a boss

You don’t necessarily have to own the business or be the CEO to really be…

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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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Up on Game: 5 Ways to Keep Your Career Skills Fresh

Use this strategy to remain competitive in your industry

Awesome leaders know they have to continue to strengthen their career talents and skills. Here’s…

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fearless Boss Moves: Top Career Lessons from Breaking Bad

Take a page from Walter White on fearlessness and purpose

Hit AMC show Breaking Bad has career lessons about fearlessness and fate that we could…

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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.…

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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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Cool Jobs: PR Powerhouse Shante Bacon on Hollywood Success and Dispelling ‘Power Woman’ Myths

Co-founder of 135th Street Agency continues to push boundaries

Shante Bacon has played an enormous role in building some of the most popular mainstream…

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: Luxury Shoe Artisan Talks Reviving an Old Trade

Self-taught, Theodore Green enjoys offering the customized experience

Shoe cobbler and designer Theodore Green enjoys the art of customizing the experience for consumers.…

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Africa-America Institute Will Kick Off 60th Anniversary with Career Expo

Global organization to honor who's who in international leadership and philanthropy

The Africa-America Institute will celebrate 60 years of global education and employment advocacy with a…

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 5 Good Reasons Not to Rest on Your (Career) Laurels

Who cares about age or career stage? These stars continue hitting and surpassing the success bar

After watching Sheryl Lee Ralph on TV One’s “Life After,” I’m reminded to keep pushing…

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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The Childless vs. the Mommies: Do Women with Children Get Preferential Treatment at Work?

Yes. But what's a single, childless woman to do? Create a united force for advocacy

In recent reports, women say women with children get preferential treatment. What’s a single, childless…

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Return on Investment: How to Get the Most from Your Unpaid Internship

This checklist will ensure you take maximum advantage of the experience

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There’s been a lot in recent news about unpaid internships, from lawsuits to…

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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…

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5 Stellar Success Principles: High Achievers Share Real-Life Words of Wisdom

These tips, from Les Brown to Wayne Dyer, will help catapult your advancement

From Les Brown to George Fraser, these five stellar leadership principles will help you take…

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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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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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New Job Blues? How to Transition With Ease

Try these tips to cope and overcome challenges

Getting a new gig can be both exciting and frightening. New experiences, a better paycheck…

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