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Stop the BS Stunt and Show: Top 5 Cliche Job Titles

Yes, there are reputative professionals wearing these shoes, but others have no receipts

Some so-called occupations have prompted a side-eye and skepticism, whether warranted or unwarranted.

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4 Great Reads to Jump Start Your Career

These books will enlighten and inspire

These reads will give you the insight and inspiration you need whether you’re a recent…

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Get Into This: National Take Back Your Time Day

Avoid long-term damage by prioritizing what's important: happiness and balance

For this national initiative, it’s time to look at what’s important: balance and happiness.

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Cool Jobs: Young Senior Mobile Tech Exec Talks Passion and Profits

Chance Cheesecake Factory meeting led to opportunity of a lifetime

Erdolo Eromo (@Erdolo) is, at 31, one of the country’s youngest leaders in the world…

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Disconnected: 3 Surefire Signs Your Web Presence Isn’t Cutting It

Key red flags to stay away from on the Internet

Here are key red flags that you need to upgrade your Internet profile.

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Do We Really Have to Give Up Culture for Ultimate Career Success?

I'd beg to differ, but in reality, it's up to us to choose the yay or nay

Whether it’s our name, mannerisms, interests, or values, is it necessary to sacrifice the cultural…

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If the Job Doesn’t Fit, You Must … Well … Quit

How to find not just any job---but the right career move

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Ninety thousand. That’s amount of hours the average person spends at work over a…

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British Retail Designer Deborah Millington Combines Creativity and Commerce

Power women of the diaspora finding career success across international borders

In a special series, BlackEnterprise.com highlights black women in the diaspora who make their passions…

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While most people attend parties to have fun, Yee uses events as another way to earn extra funds. Serving as a host for an event comes at a cost. “You shouldn’t do it for less than $1K and if you go out of the area and have to get on a flight that’s even more money,” she rationalizes. “They should also pay you more because you’re gone for the entire day, potentially losing out on other opportunities.”

From Carefree Co-ed to Young Boss: 3 Steps to Upgrade Your Social Game

Replace the reckless abandonment with strategic networking

Transition from college student to working young boss more difficult than you’d thought? Here’s tips…

By Jamie Harrison

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Surviving the Grunt: How to Put Short-Term Pride to the Side for Long-Term Wins

Want to end up the top dog? Bite that bullet and do the work

Sometimes grunt work is your stepping stone to gaining trust and respect, leading to major…

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LOL, LMBO, TTYL: 3 Steps to Breaking Bad Communication Habits

Remember real-life, long-form dialogue? It's still important for career success

Remember real-life dialogue? Well, the rules for texting and tweeting don’t apply. Gift of gab…

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DJ Envy, one-third of Power 105's popular Breakfast Club trio in New York City, got his start creating award-winning mixtapes as a teen. The Hampton University graduate would go on to produce a debut album in 2003, featuring the best of the best in hip-hop, from Jay Z to Busta Rhymes to Birdman of Cash Money Records. He started BLOK Entertainment, a management and production company that has produced hit tracks for artists including as DMX, Foxy Brown, and Fabolous. He has made TV appearances on shows including 106 & Park, Entourage and Tha Corner, which he hosts on the Music Choice channel. Add to those boss moves his gig as host on MTV2's Sucker Free Countdown.

From Playlists to Power Moves: 4 DJs With Hot, Viable Brands

Top music talents took success beyond two turn tables and a mike

These top talents in music have been able to expand their brands beyond two turntables…

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Cube Newbie: 5 Surefire Ways to Make it Past Probation

Stay away from habits that could land you on unemployment

You’ve landed the gig but you still have to show and prove. Stay away from…

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THE PHILANTHROPIST: SARAN KABA JONES After fleeing Liberia at age 8 and returning 20 years later, Jones was touched by the impoverished, post-conflict environment. She soon founded FACE Africa, a nonprofit provides access to clean water to tens of thousands living in rural Liberian communities, using a social enterprise business model, and seeks to alleviate the epidemic of extreme poverty in Liberia and the rest of Africa.


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Building Global Business Leaders: 3 Power Women Who Rock

Empowering female entrepreneurs through financial and community advocacy

Take a page from the success play books of these power women to learn how…

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Red is a power color perfect to wear in the office. Everyone, from Hollywood starlets to First Lady Michelle Obama, has sported a little red dress from time to time, so let go of those age-old notions related to the hue and wear it with confidence! Here are a few pieces to help you do that: ---Kéla Walker

Style Suite: 5 Little (Red) Dresses for the Office Under $50

Go bold and confident in your next power meeting

Try these crimson hot picks for a bold and confidence look in the workplace.

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Style Suite: Go Red and Wear the Color of Confidence at Work

Make a bold, yet polished statement with crimson

Crimson is not only a color of confidence, but it can be worn in the…

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Facebook Addict: 6 Reasons You’re Web Surfing Instead of Working

Kick that habit so you can keep your job and boost productivity

Your addiction to the “Like” button could cost you your job. Here’s how to kick…

By Jamie Harrison

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Lost Time, Lost Money: 4 Ways You Tend to Waste Both in the Workplace

Steer clear of these productivity leeches during your work day

Here are four ways you’re wasting time— and money— while in the office and how…

By Jamie Harrison

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LUST: Thou shall dress and act according to the position you desire, not the one you have. It goes back to piece of old school advice: You never dress for the role you have; you dress for the role you want. "I think the younger generation tends to fall a little short on the presentation piece because prior to entering the workforce, their world is a very relaxed environment," Granville says. "You have to plan for your career wardrobe. You want people to see the talent you bring to the table and not be a distraction."

Young & Winning: Top 4 Assets Millennials Bring to the Job Market

Use age to your advantage, not as a hindrance to success

Here’s how being the young’n in the cube can be more of an advantage than…

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Ambitious Girl: Are Women Now More Career Oriented Than Men?

Study says young female professionals more likely to be on fast track

Study: Two-thirds of young women age 18-34 reported that having a successful career was at…

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To Do or Not to Do?: Talking Politics in the Workplace

What to do when everyone's political two cents ends up in your piggy bank

The general rule of thumb is to stay mum, but what happens when everyone’s two…

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Get Into This: Job-Seeking Gains for Women Means Keep Pushing Ladies

Take advantage of prime moment where unemployment is declining

Now is a prime time to take advantage of what experts are saying is a…

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Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You: How to Handle Job Rejections

Every 'no' leads to an eventual 'yes,' so stay positive and persistent

Here’s three simple ways to ward off the Job Seeker Blues. You’ll get your dream…

By Jamie Harrison

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Yandy Smith: Good Credit Equals Bigger and Better Boss Moves

Hustlepreneur talks importance of building a good financial rep early

Reality TV star and hustlapreneur Yandy Smith talks good credit with beauty entrepreneur Sabrina Carson…

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How to Draft a Resume They Can’t Say No To

Winning factors that can lead to more open doors

These creative factors will mean the difference between a job offer and a rejection.

By Jamie Harrison

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Top 3 Inadvertent Job Interview Flubs by Young Professionals

Stay away from these not-always-so-obvious employer turn-offs

Stay away from these not-so-obvious flubs that could turn off a recruiter or prospective employer.

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Take That Office Look from Professional to Play

On-the-go fashion for those after-five power moves

Being an on-the-go fashionista means no time to change for those after-work events. Here’s how…

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Hello, Nicki Minaj: It’s Best to Make Allies with Seasoned Pros, Not Enemies

Tirade mirrors generational gap and a need for young bosses to take the high road

Recent footage of a spat with Mariah Carey lends lesson on generational gaps and humility…

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Trashed: 4 Cover Letter Mistakes that Lead to the Delete Key

Gain the competitive edge by staying away from these faux pas

Stay away from these age-old red flags that turn recruiters and prospective employers all the…

By Jamie Harrison

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6 Money-Making Seeds Top Leaders Plant for Fruitful Teams

Infusing mentorship with diversity can ensure growth and loyalty

With mentorship and diversity at the core, successful managers can encourage an environment of innovation,…

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Top Free Sites to Boost Your Professional Profile

Simple and essential Web tools to help you stand out from the pack

Use these savvy Web tools when marketing yourself to prospective clients and employers.

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Get Your (Professional) Life: ‘Tamar & Vince’ Lessons on Power Positioning

Hubby of Braxton reality star shows value of pumping those career breaks

Tamar Braxton is known for dramatic antics and star quality. In her latest show, with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ladies, Staying Mum Just Cost You Millions

When it comes to rightful pay, closed mouths don't get fed

Author and Carnegie Mellon University professor says women don’t speak up enough to get what…

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Cool Jobs: Mark Walker Brings Star (Marketing) Power to Hollywood

In order to get blockbuster results, this exec infuses hard work, passion

With more than two-decades in Hollywood, this executive brings his commitment to accepting nothing but…

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Get Into This: No Job Doors Opening? No Choice But to Build Your Own

Take a cue from Spike Lee's journey and make some radical boss moves

Take a page from Spike Lee’s career book: If doors are closed, take a radical…

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Throwing (Age) Shade: 4 Power Plays for Young Professionals

Don't let insecurities about your age lead to loss of confidence

As a young professional, you can demand— and get— respect in the office with these…

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Boss Moves: Three Dynamic Elements of an Attractive Workplace

MillerCoors program infuses networking, diversity and employee engagement

As a leader at your company, take a cue from the elements in MillerCoors’ program…

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Get Into This: Organization Invests Millions Into Building Black Male Leaders

Institute will facilitate education and advocacy in national network

Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) investing $2 million to launch the…

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Belle of the Boardroom: Love Adviser Expands Brand to Professional Coaching

Demetria Lucas offering career advice to working women

Demetria Lucas, enterprising journalist and founder of ABelleInBrooklyn.com, expands her brand from relationship guru to…

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Get Into This: Instead of Grad School, Do Some Real Footwork

Aggressively connect with your network face-to-face

Author and nonprofit professional Rosetta Thurman suggests a lightbulb alternative: Aggressively connect with your network…

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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…

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Cool Jobs That (Surprisingly) Pay Six Figures

Check out other options for maximizing salary potential

Take a look at top careers where you can earn major bucks without a law…

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Top 10 High-Paying Creative Jobs

These options are awesome for the imaginative professional

Here’s a list of top-dollar career options for the creative professional.

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Career Tip of the Week: Prep for Your Next Season

With cold weather soon to come, take care of what's important today

Cold weather will soon usher in fall, and with that you wan to be prepared…

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Money Magnets: 15 Highest-Paying Jobs

Top-dollar careers, from scientists to marketers

Take a look at careers where professionals are earning top dollars and find your path…

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New Grads: How You Can Get a Career Jumpstart

Use these tips to land the job of your dreams

If you’re a newbie on the job market, here are a few tips to help…

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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…

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Online Job Fairs: Viable Option for Disabled Job Seekers

Convenience of the Web offers prime career opportunities

Opportunities for disabled job seekers to network and land your dream gig are just a…

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U.S. Designers Turn to Africa to Find Opportunities

Fashion professionals finding growth and profit in Ghana

Ghana offering avenues for growth and profit for black fashion designers.

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Gender & Business in the UK: Three Entrepreneurs Talk Challenges, Successes

Women pave their own paths, diversifying British industries

British businesswomen Yvonne Thompson, Jessica Huie, Jessica Elliott stake their claim on being leading women…

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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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Intern Chronicles: Senior Gears Up to Take on the News Industry

Building a solid body of experience, Ryan Arrendell stays on the grind

Ryan Arrendell, a journalism student at Northwestern University, build up a solid body of experience,…

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Intern Chronicles: Graduate Finds Career Clarity and True Purpose

Former financial services intern decided to take another route

Howard University graduate Moriah Thomas, candidly talks about her journey to realize her true career…

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Out Sick: 5 of the Most Bizarre Excuses

Managers and professionals talk eyebrow-raising reasons for absences

Managers and professionals recall the most creative— and sometimes embarrassing— reasons employees cite for being…

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Intern Chronicles: Student Takes Leap Into Luxury in the Fashion Capital

Victoria Adesanmi got prime opportunity in highly competitive retail market

Victoria Adesanmi relocated to New York to pursue an opportunity to intern for Henri Bendel,…

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Intern Chronicles: Media Student Expanded Success Second Time Around

Sekou Bah went back for more learning and experience--- and got it

Intern Sekou Bah expanded his network and experience by returning to BET’s New York marketing…

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Intern Chronicles: Newbie Discovers Promising Career Path

Young professional gains understanding and respect for government work

Sharing his experience for Intern Chronicles, Cameron Weathers was a newbie intern for the City…

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7 Unusual but Awesome Science and Tech Jobs

Cool and creative STEM careers

Here are some creative— and unusual— options for those seeking to work in the STEM…

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Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

Report: Tech Jobs Are Top Picks Among Young Professionals

Web and computer companies hold top attractive job traits

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Young people and tech go together like peanut butter and jelly. They…

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Yandy Smith: Getting Back on the Grind After Giving Birth

Star manager returns to boss moves after welcoming baby Omere

Yandy Smith, entertainment manager and ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star, talks returning to business after…

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7 Steps to Build and Market the Brand That is You

Uniworld Group CEO offers tips on creating a stellar professional profile

Monique Nelson, CEO of Uniworld Group, gives tips on how to create a unique professional…

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7 Deadly Sins of Management Professionals

Don't let these vices derail your team--- and career--- success

As a manager, appropriate leadership is key. Stay away from these common power vices in…

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Cool Jobs: Young Marketing Maven’s Early Internships Sparked Career Success

Brooke Ellis directs diversity media operations for GM

General Motors diversity media manager credits internships and mentorships with sparking her career success.

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This week, we start our 7 Deadly Sins series, where we cover top mistakes, blunders and snafus of the office, from fashion to communication to management. Follow our series to ensure you don't make the same mistakes, and find ways to correct yourself if you have.

When it comes to entering the workforce, the millennial generation are faced with many challenges. On one hand, they’re eager, determined and tech-savvy. On the other hand, they’ve been labeled as arrogant, pushy know-it-alls.

BlackEnterprise.com talked with two experts on the top seven vices that can facilitate a young professional's career downfall: Calvin Harris Jr., president of Harvin Consulting L.L.C. and Millette Granville, author of The Exceptional Leader:A Quick Guide to Personal Branding and Leadership Development (AuthorHouse; $12). Take heed as Harris and Granville give ways to improve your strategy for ultimate success. ---Jamie Harrison

7 Deadly Sins of Young Employees

These vices could derail a millennial's career early

Experts weigh in on top vices that can facilitate a young professional’s career downfall and…

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Cheap Chic for the Office: Women’s Fall Fashion Preview

Be sure you go into next season with these affordable staples

International stylists Ugo Mozie and Daver Campbell detail affordable, fall fashion staples for the office.

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You’ve walked across the stage, and graduation is over. Now you’re inching your way into the world of adulthood equipped with working a 9-to-5 and paying bills. For the majority of post-college grads, handling their own finances is a new--- and scary---experience. 
According to FinAid, graduating seniors leave college with an average of $23,000 in loan debt. Add to that rent, utilities, gas, and groceries, and it’s easy to dig yourself into a deep hole with the average entry-level salary. While surviving on a starting salary is difficult, it’s not impossible. Here are four tips from Darric N. Boyd, a Merrill Lynch certified financial expert, on getting (and keeping) a grip on your newfound finances. --- Jamie Harrison

Real-World Finances 101: Smart Money Tips for Recent Grads

Once you've landed your first job, be sure to map out a financial plan

So you’ve got your degree and you’ve even landed your first job. Well, you’ll need…

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Feminine Wiles: Why You Shouldn’t Use What You Got to Get What You Want

Using your mind--- not your body--- can reap better professional results

For some women, using feminine assets is neither unusual or uncommon for career advancement. One…

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3 Summer Productivity Killers

Beat those warm-weather urges to get lazy

Summertime can mean slacking off for some workers, but don’t get caught up in that…

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Young Boss Moves: 4 Reasons Getting An Early Career Start is Essential

Professionals share how being teen workers led to future success

Getting an early start working can help instill discipline and build a solid body of…

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Cool Jobs: Executive Blends Fashion, Web, and Business at StyleHaul Post

Digital media professional brings publishing background to popular network

Pauline Malcolm, senior vice president of global sales at StyleHaul Inc., talks the perks of…

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Entertainment Manager Yandy Smith Talks Value of Black College Experience

Former 'Love and Hip Hop' star's undergrad journey sparked future success

For ‘Love and Hip Hop’ star and entertainment manager Yandy Smith, a valuable experience at…

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Boss Quiz: What Type of Leader Are You?

Find out your powerhouse boss profile

From hip-hop mogul Jay Z to entrepreneurial prodigy Tina Wells, find out what leadership qualities…

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Careers in Faith and Religion: Young Imam Took Spiritual Path to Promote Interfaith Unity

Khalid Latif works to promote change in perception of Muslims worldwide

As an imam at New York University, Khalid Latif strives to change perceptions of Islam…

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Cool Jobs: Travis Simons Advocates for Young Adults in Faith

Spirituality and professional leadership go hand-in-hand for powerhouse minister

Travis Simons, director of ministry at T.D. Jakes’ megachurch, The Potter’s House, embraced a passion…

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How to Innovate Within Your Company

If you're leadership-oriented, intrapreneurship is perfect for you

You can be an entrepreneur without leaving your full-time gig. Try intrapreneurship to tap into…

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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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Fraternizing with Coworkers: Going Beyond the Water Cooler

Find balance between being a cubicle hermit and overzealous social climber

Observe the benefits and downfalls of fraternizing with coworkers and how you can manage interoffice…

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As the weather heats up, you can inject some fun into your 9-to-5 wardrobe by incorporating a few Spring/Summer 2012 trends. Add a little spark to even the most conservative Corporate America looks by adding these five summer trends to your office attire. ---Ashley Calloway

5 Summer Fashion Trends Perfect for the Office

Incorporate these pieces to add pop to your professional style

Here are top trends you can incorporate into your professional look, from neon to floral.

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Toxic Management: 5 Signs of Passive Aggressive Leadership

In the office, direct authority can ensure effective team performance

Here are five signs of passive aggressive management and how you can either correct it…

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Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble Talks Hollywood Hair, Reality TV Drama

"LA Hair" star and entrepreneur exposing brand to new audience

Celebrity stylist Kim Kimble takes the day-to-day hustle of shop management and Hollywood haircare to…

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Cool Jobs: ‘Artrepreneur’ Uses Web to Expose World to Artists of Color

Multimedia artist combines passion for artistry with business acumen

Najee Dorsey expresses his passion in his profession, while offering the international community a glimpse…

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Workplace Wallflower: 5 Career Success Tips for Introverts

Ways to shine in the office and overcome shyness

Here’s how you can shine in the workplace even if your personality isn’t aggressive or…

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Three Things OKC Can Teach Employers About Young Professionals

With motivation and mentorship, newbies can help take companies to the top

Take a page from NBA Finals team Oklahoma City Thunder on how to motivate and…

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Top 4 Tips for Multitasking at the Office

How to make the most of your hours at work

Hey, maybe there’s not enough time in the day. Here’s how to make the most…

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Mistake 3: Having a negative or arrogant attitude. 


Seldom in life does anyone rise to the top without paying their dues first. No matter what level you’re at in your career, your job will probably include some form of menial tasks. “Chances are many of the tasks that make you mutter, ‘Why do I have to do this?’ won’t go away with your first (or second, or third) promotion,” Winters says. “Suck it up and realize that everything is a learning opportunity. Then, look forward to the parts of your job that you enjoy.”

From the Mouths of Mentors: Top 4 Mistakes Recent Grads Make on the Job

Avoid these common mishaps to find continued career success

Professionals and career experts weigh in on factors that can contribute to a recent grad’s…

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Cool Jobs: Ross Burton Teaches the Value of Polished Beauty Around the World

Celebrity makeup artist offers his valuable experience to the everyday woman

Makeup artist Ross Burton has taken his experience working with heavyweights from Oprah Winfrey to…

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5 Toxic Beliefs That Ruin Careers

You could be shortchanging your success with these mental hangups

Oftentimes, people who hold these beliefs shortchange their own success. Find out whether you embody…

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Leadership: 6 Steps to Putting Your Vision Into Action

Take a cue from an entrepreneur who implemented a 90-day challenge to jumpstart success

In 90 days, you can be on the path to reaching your career and life…

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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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New Kid in the Cube: Recent Grads Share Real-Life Career Advice

Tips on leadership and career advancement for young professionals

Young professionals from across the nation talk lessons they’re learning about leadership and career success…

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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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Meet Your Small Business University Instructor: Tina Wells

For the Black Enterprise Small Business University, this marketing expert offers tips to grow your business.

Tina Wells, social media influencer, offers tips to grow your business for the Black Enterprise…

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The Best — and Worst — Body Language Cues in the Office

Be sure to be conscious of the unspoken message your sending in the workplace

A story can be told using no words, whether it’s through a weak handshake or…

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Kevin Liles Offers Valuable Assessment for Today’s Professionals

Tool provides vital insight on career strengths, weaknesses, purpose

Music executive-turned-entrepreneur urges youth to find best career that suits their talents and purpose.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Meet Your Small Business Instructor: James Andrews

For the Black Enterprise Small Business University, sponsored by Dell, this social media expert offers tips to grow your business

For the Black Enterprise Small Business University, sponsored by Dell, social media expert James Andrews…

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It’s Time to Face the Truth: Adult Bullying is Bigger than Reality TV

If you're a victim, you can take your power back and and get respect you deserve

Don’t let a bully take your power, especially as an adult. And if you are…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Dangerous Deferment: Are You Running From Your Goals?

Top ways to avoid regret and make your career dreams reality

These are top ways to overcome fear and get rid of procrastination in pursuing career…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Be Happier at Work

These scientifically-proven steps will ensure a positive workday

These five steps are scientifically proven to contribute to a happier workday.

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12 Traits of a Successful Employee at a Startup

What to consider when working for a newbie company

If you’re an employee at a company that’s new to the game, here are a…

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Office Shade: 6 Things to Consider When Dealing with Workplace Politics

Learn to navigate the career advancement waters properly

Some professionals play the career advancement game clean, with ethics and moral limits, while others…

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Rising Affluent 2012 – Discount!

Receive a discount registration courtesy of Black Enterprise for the Rising Affluent Advancement and Achievement Conference 2012 hosted at Columbia University.

Are you a young professional looking to advance your career? Mix with like minded peers…

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DO sweat the small stuff. Be aware of the way you carry yourself and the effect it may have on workplace interactions. You could inadvertently be sending the wrong message with even the slightest action, such as pointing when you speak or crossing your arms during meetings. "I realized I’m a very analytical person, so oftentimes when I’m in deep thought, I don’t smile," Collier says.  " People would look at me and say, 'What’s wrong with you?' I had to train myself, and my clients, to smile more."

9 Power Plays for Career Women

Don't sabotage your success by letting gender bias get you down

Here are ways women can aggressively compete to reach ultimate career success.

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Green-Eyed Diva: 5 Steps to Conquer the Hater in You

We all get jealous. Here's how to shake it off and keep it moving

Healthy professional competition is vital among successful peers, but jealousy can creep in with every…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

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Here are 10 leadership steps you can take now to help you go from stagnant to magnificent, and turn mental goals into reality. ---Jessica Styles

10 Steps Leaders Take to Make Their Dreams Reality

Use this leadership strategy to accomplish your goals

Entrepreneur and career coach Jessica Styles offers 10 steps to setting and reaching your career…

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Glass Ceiling of Youth: Three Steps to Fighting Ageism

Use this three-pronged strategy to get the promotion you deserve

Ageism has become an issue not just for senior professionals—who are delaying retirement more and…

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Study: Assertive Black Women Fare Better as Leaders

Quality often frowned upon can be used as an asset

Scholars at Northwestern University and Duke University find that aggressive black women get less backlash…

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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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Bored and Disgruntled: How to Revamp and Recharge

Four ways to get out of a professional rut

Sophia Nelson, public speaker and author of Black Woman Redefined (BenBella Books; $24.95), offers four…

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How Much Time Have You Wasted Today?

Avoid wasting moments at the office by using these productivity tips

Here’s how you can maximize moments in the office to upgrade your productivity

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Hi, Hater: Squashing Workplace Beef from Start Can Ensure Less Drama in the End

'Love & Hip Hop' star talks managing and overcoming conflict

This young entrepreneur and reality TV star knows firsthand how interpersonal conflict can affect business.…

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Career Bucket List: Six Things to Do at Your Job Before You Leave

Goals that will ensure you maximize your work experience

To ensure you maximize your experiences at each phase of your career, here are six…

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Lesson in Personal Branding: Would You Be Associated with You?

While evaluating your inner circle, it's good to put yourself to the test, too

We often evaluate people in our networks since they reflect largely on our own personal…

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7 Days of Boss Moves, Day Seven: Take Time to Rest and Recharge after Networking

Get beyond the business-card exchange toward quality connections

The Boss Network’s Cameka Smith details how to build long-lasting connections and solid professional relationships.

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7 Days of Boss Moves, Day Six: Perfect the Art of the Follow-Up

Get beyond the business-card exchange toward quality connections

The Boss Network’s Cameka Smith details how to build long-lasting connections and solid professional relationships.

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J. Alexander's schooled the best of the best in the fashion industry, from Naomi Campbell to Tyra Banks, and even made his debut as a model on Jean Paul Gaultier's catwalk. The Bronx-native took his dreams international, carving out a niche for himself as a runway coach, author and television personality. 


As Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off in New York today, take a chapter from his book of success with these tips that will ensure longevity in an industry filled with overnight successes and fleeting fame. --- Sirita Wright

Fashion Week Spotlight: J Alexander’s 5 Tips for Career Success

Here's how you can make your mark on the style industry

Catwalk icon J. Alexander has seen more than a decade of success. Just in time…

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How I Did It: Catwalk Powerhouse J. Alexander Talks Fashion Industry Success

Model-turned-runway-coach took teaching swagger straight to the bank

Model-turned-runway-coach talks longevity in a fashion industry where success can be short-lived.

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Respect the Position: Making Benefit of the Doubt an Ally on the Job

Boost morale and avoid stress by trusting that someone is adequately qualified

When it comes to any job, there has to be a level of trust that…

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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 Make a Great First Impression

Five steps to ensure you present the best version of you

First impressions can last a lifetime. Here’s how to ensure your presentation is top-notch.

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4 Don’ts When Sending E-mails in the Workplace

Avoid these common communication mistakes at your job

Here are the communication mistakes to avoid when sending e-mails on your job.

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8 Days to Action: DAY 7, Following Your Life’s Road Map in the Right Direction

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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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.

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VH1's top-rated show Love & Hip Hop might be known more for the brawls and drama than for its lessons on business acumen, but entertainment manager Yandy Smith proves there's more to the industry than reality TV fodder. Smith's worked her way up from being an assistant to industry power player and Violator Management co-founder Mona Scott-Young, to working with top talent including music artists 50 Cent, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones, and television personality Tocarra.

Just in time for tonight's episode, Smith shares five tips for success that can be applied to any industry---for those just starting out on their career path or those looking to take it to the next level. ---Janell Hazelwood

Young Boss Moves: 5 Success Tips from Love & Hip Hop’s Yandy Smith

Entertainment manager talks career strategies for success

Tips from entertainment manager and Love and Hip Hop cast member Yandy Smith on how…

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Millennials: The New Breed of American Worker

Betts is one of 75 million people born after 1980 known as Millennials. And though…

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PHOTO GALLERY: 2010 Teenpreneur Conference

Our 2-day youth entrepreneurship education program marks its 15th year of training future business leaders

A major feature of the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference in Atlanta is the Teenpreneurs…

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Young professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders converged at the nightspot Rare for some power-networking at the Atlanta BE Next Premiere hosted by CNN during the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference. Above are members of the Atlanta Chapter of the New Leaders Council: Kevin Grimes, Kwanza Hall, Travis Townsend, Jahnisa Tate, Lisa Borders, Menyuan Smith, Amani Channel, and Justin Tanner. (All photos by Lonnie Major)

PHOTO GALLERY: BE Next Mixer at the 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference

Young entrepreneurs converge for some power-networking at the Atlanta nightspot Rare

Young professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders converged at the nightspot Rare for some power-networking at…

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Do You Wanna BE NEXT?

We're spotlighting a new generation of gifted, innovative business achievers. Is that you or someone you know? Tell us all about it!

Black Enterprise is looking for the brightest, current and future corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders…

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BE Next NYC Reception at Moet Hennessy

See who made it out to the BE Next celebration of black entrepreneurs and professionals under the age of 35

See who made it out to the BE Next celebration of black entrepreneurs and professionals…

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BE Next is Now

New York reception celebrates young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals

Black Enterprise held the BE Next kick-off reception, Tuesday, in New York City to celebrate…

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