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Up in Smoke: Don’t Let Twitter Ruin Your Career

For the average person, a negative social media imprint can damage their brand

Check out these tips to avoid making social media missteps that may hinder your professional…

By Jamie Harrison

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Flip the Script: 3 Key Questions to Ask During Your Job Interview

These will set you apart from the competition

The job-seeking process is a two-way street. Employers are vetting you, but you should also…

By Courtney Connley

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Building A Positive Partnership: Tips For Long-Term Growth

A strong partnership starts from the beginnning

A partnership like any relationship should be based on trust, compatibility and communication. Without these…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Wrapped in Savvy Chic with the Dress of the Season

Turn to a flattering look in hot prints and colors as a convenient staple

Reach for a wrap dress, a little all-purpose number that will serve your needs for…

By Kéla Walker

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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Repairing Your on the Job Mistake in Five Steps

We are only human

Human nature is inevitable. We are not perfect and mistakes will be made.

By Sasha King

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Out Without a Bang: How to Resign with Grace

An exit strategy---whether it's trouble or just time to move on

Amid sexual scandal, Emmy-award winning Elmo puppeteer Kevn Clash resigned. Whether you’re in the middle…

By Jamie Harrison

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Successful Women Can Get—and Keep—a Man

Pop media may not favor, but you don't have to dismiss ambition for amour

True, the stats aren’t in power women’s favor, but don’t get it twisted. You don’t…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa’s Power Women Elite: 20 Young Leaders to Watch in 2013

Female innovators tremendously impact continent and world at large

From Goldman Sacs’ Lisa Opoku Busumbru to tech entrepreneur Juliana Rotich, women have hugely impacted…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Plan Big to Make Your (Professional) Dreams Reality

It's great to envision success, but get the guidance to achieve it

An essential key to seeing successful results is discovering where to look for information and…

By Antoine Moss

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Now, That’s Boss: How to Make Your Career Idol Your Mentor

Four ways to let go of the fear and reach out

We all have that one person we look to as a major inspiration. Getting to…

By Courtney Connley

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Holiday Party No-Nos: How to Make It Through With Your Dignity in Tact

Avoid being the butt of office jokes into the new year

Save yourself the embarrassment of being a part of the office jokes in the new…

By Courtney Connley

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Shopping Craze: Your Workplace Pastime Could Cost You Your Job

Don't let holiday Web surfing lead you the unemployment line in the new year

How else will you be prepared for Christmas with your busy work schedule? Just don’t…

By Courtney Connley

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Certify Me: Tips & Tricks for Passing Post-Grad Exams

Certified events entrepreneur found success with these quick steps

Beverly Bogerty, certified meeting professional, offers key tips for passing post-grad exams.

By James Walker

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Style Suite: Hats Off to Stellar Professional Polish

Don your fly fedora---whether it's to work or in the office

Hats add that extra accent to top off a polished ensemble. Anyone can wear a…

By Kéla Walker

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Juggling Careers: A Possibility for the Multi-Talented

Become the master of all your trades

It has been the long time belief that having many talents and nurturing them all…

By Sasha King

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5 Harsh Realities Young Professionals Face—And How to Overcome Them

Don't be discouraged, but resourceful and innovative

The employment cards may not be stacked in recent grads favor, but here’s how you…

By Courtney Connley

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LinkedIn Leaverage: 4 Creative Ways to Showcase Your Brand

Known as the more formal social media outlet, this can be used in fun ways as well

Though seen as the more formal option in social media, this great branding tool can…

By Jamie Harrison

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Entitled Much? How a Young Ego Can Shortchange Your Success

Generation Y's battle with entitlement

Many young professionals have age to their advantage, but that doesn’t mean ego has to…

By Sasha King

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What a Snore: How to Fight Off Severe Case of Workplace Boredom

You can be productive and have fun, even at the worst of jobs

According to a Gallup study, 68% of young workers are bored out of their minds.…

By Jamie Harrison

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#Awkward: How to Break the Ice as the Office Newbie

These steps will help you fit into the workplace culture with ease

Here are tips for newbies to the office who are socially awkward or shy.

By Courtney Connley

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Powerball vs. Power Moves: Hard Work, Not Luck Needed

How you can do something even luck can't trump

As the lucky winners rejoice and plan their Powerball spending spree, remember, there’s something more…

By Antoine Moss

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Know Your Worth: Top Jobs For Women

STEM careers show the most promise for women

Despite the tremendous strides made in gender equality the fact still remains that there is…

By Sasha King

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Money Questions: Things You Should Ask Before Accepting a Job

Things you should know before accepting the job

When it comes down to it your career should not only fulfill you but should…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Affordable Luxe Items Perfect for the Office

The Target + Neiman Marcus collab offers fine classics for cheap chic

These items, from the Target and Neiman Marcus designer collaboration, are must-haves for a polished…

By Kéla Walker

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Overdoing It: Skipping Maternity Leave Can Mean Big Long-Term Problems

New moms returning to work too soon could be jeopardizing health

For many career-driven women taking less maternity leave isn’t a problem, but it may have…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Incorporate Affordable Luxe into Your Power Looks

Target's latest designer collab makes high-end style that much more accessible

With Target’s latest designer collab, including items from Tracy Reese, you can be chic and…

By Kéla Walker

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‘Undercover Boss’ Moves: 7 Career Secrets Your Supervisor Won’t Tell You

Tips on how to follow in their footsteps

Due to status and prestige, you may feel disconnected from your boss. Here are career…

By Antoine Moss

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6 Fun and Creative Ways to Make Use of a Law Degree

Having that lucrative paper can mean endless options

Having a degree in law doesn’t mean you have to take on a stuffy, boring…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Sleep: 7 Young HBCU Alums to Watch in 2013

These bosses are making major strides in every industry

From entertainment to sports to business, graduates of historically black college and universities are making…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Just Booze & Schmooze: 5 Holiday Season Boss Moves to Boost Your Career

Take this prime time to network and prep for 2013

Here are five ways to make this holiday season benefit not only your personal life…

By Courtney Connley

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Office Envy: How to Get Over Your Coworker-Friend’s Come-Up

Don't let the hater in you stifle your career success

You’re a hard worker and you’re dedicated, so why was the promotion given to your…

By Jamie Harrison

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Get Your Mind Right: 5 Career-Boosting Quips From Zig Ziglar

With his recent passing, honor his legacy with positive thinking

Young professionals, take a cue one of the pioneers of self-help, Zig Ziglar, in remembering…

By Antoine Moss

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Job Seeking: How to Seal the Deal Like a Salesman

Take a cue from their confidence and strategy to get real results

Take a cue from tactics salespeople use all the time to sell products by being…

By Janell Hazelwood

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It’s Still a Job: Top Most Annoying Myths About Working From Home

Not having to clock in at an office doesn't mean you're not grinding

Not having to clock in at an office is a luxury workers love, but don’t…

By Janell Hazelwood

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True Life: Surefire Ways to Tank Your Job Interview

Take heed to this writer's cautionary tale of failure and triumph

One writer tells firsthand the mistakes he made as a job seeker and how you…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Office Frienemies: Are Your Work Buddies Bringing You Down?

Don't let one bad apple spoil your chances for success

You can be guilty by association, simply by keeping the wrong people in your workplace…

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: You’ve Got Office Fab in the Bag

Carry your essentials in functional fashion

From makeup to smartphones to practically the kitchen sink, carry all your necessities in style…

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Why Success Could Be Bad for Your Career

Managing success well can make or break you

Like many things, being successful has its pros and cons.

By Sasha King

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A Brand of Exploitation: ‘Sweet Browns’ of the World, Please Have Several Seats

Shucking and jiving for checks is just not my cup of tea

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Some of us chuckled and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Coming Out of the Closet at Work: Is it Easier for Young Professionals?

Statistics say many find it difficult. Here's how you can cope

Despite popular perception that young people are more comfortable with their sexual orientation, many are…

By Jamie Harrison

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Former Tyler Perry Studios Exec Talks Branching Out and Producing Quality Programming

Bobbcat Films founder leads with two P's: passion and preparation

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We have good news for you. You can have…

By Gil Robertson

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Boss Moves: 3 Winning Management Strategies of Silicon Valley

Boost your productivity and efficiency at your office

Companies like Pinterest and Instagram have seen major success. Here’s how you can take a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get the Memo: The Biggest Time Wasters Aren’t Just Employees

Common workplace 'necessities' contribute to productivity blunders

Statistics show that common workplace elements such as office politics and meetings, are the biggest…

By Janell Hazelwood

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One is the Loneliest Number: How to Cope with Being the Only Minority

Tips for handling those awkward---and frustrating---moments with class

Tips to help you navigate a workplace where you’re the only minority—whether race, sexual orientation…

By Jamie Harrison

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A Bit Much?: Why Infographic Resumes Might Not Be a Good Look

Though creative, they may not be worth the time to create

Though infographic resumes have become all the rage, you may want to think twice before…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: 5 Top Legwear Picks for the Office

You can be warm and stylish in these glam tights

Be warm and stylish in these glam tights, perfect for the office.

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I’ll Pass: How to Properly Turn Down a Job Offer

It may not seem like a big deal, but how you decline can affect future success

It may not seem like a big deal, but in many cases, how you decline…

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Keeping it ‘Tight’ in Chic Winter Legwear

From solid hues to prints, don't be afraid to push the envelope

Don’t let old man winter keep you from donning chic skirts and dresses. Just step…

By Kéla Walker

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I’ll Get To It: How Procrastination Can Actually Help Your Career

Try a different take on time management in the office

Here’s a different view on prioritizing and procrastination that will have you thinking twice about…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beautiful People: The Better You Look, The More You Earn

Studies say a pretty face can equal big professional benefits

Studies have shown that attractive people are usually hired sooner, get promoted quicker and are…

By Jamie Harrison

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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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Real vs. Delusion: What to Expect From Your First Job

Come in with real expectations to maximize your experience

How to sift through the fact or fiction of your first job experience.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Mess Up Your Chances: 10 Worst Ways to Demand a Raise

Here's tips on the best way to approach the big ask

So you think you deserve a raise at work? Here are tips on things you…

By Sasha King

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You’re My Monday and My Friday: How to Successfully Work with a Spouse

Three quick tips on finding balance

Check out these four tips on how to create a successful balance between work and…

By Jamie Harrison

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Don’t Go Broke While Looking for a Job

Clever ways to impress without straining your already-strapped wallet

Here are ways you can still impress while not emptying your already-lacking pockets.

By Sasha King

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Proofreading, An Underused Skill

Good writing and editing acumen can be a major asset at any job

It was reiterated constantly during your school years that you must proofread your work, but…

By Sasha King

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond: How to Get Top Opps at Your Job

Be inspired by Rihanna's 777 Tour to have once-in-a-lifetime career moments

Journalists recently got the career chance of a lifetime to be part of Rihanna’s 777…

By Jamie Harrison

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Job Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Always be prepared for constant change and the unexpected

The days of spending decades at one company are over. Be prepared to transition and…

By Sasha King

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Cool Jobs: TV Producer Powerhouse Strikes Reality TV Gold

Founder of Kingdom Reign Entertainment started early to gain wins

Carlos King, 33, has TV production credits that include the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise after starting…

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Procrastination…A Good Thing?

Passive vs. Active

We all do it in some form or another. Wait till the last moment to…

By Sasha King

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Networking, It’s an Action Word!

Sustain your professional relationships

It can be overwhelming to get to know and keep up with your contacts, almost…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: 5 Chic Jumpsuits for the Office

Get into these versatile pieces for an easy, go-to look

Here are some great one-piece picks to add to your work wardrobe for an easy,…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Jumpsuits Aren’t Just For Play

Add these power pieces to make a polished yet chic statement in the office

From slim-fit and sleeveless to long and loose, it’s one of the most versatile pieces…

By Kéla Walker

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Bey Savvy: Social Media Lessons You Can Learn From Beyonce

Having a targeted, less-is-more approach can be ideal

Here are 3 reasons laying off on social media while on the job or job…

By Jamie Harrison

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Do Talk to Strangers: How You Can Successfully Break the Ice

Taking the leap can lead to opportunities of a lifetime

Here are key tips on why it’s important to consider the value of breaking the…

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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Young Professionals, Protect Your Brand: Top 5 Career No-Nos (Petraeus Edition)

To protect your legacy, avoid these mistakes early

The earlier you begin habits that will ensure your brand credibility and positive legacy, the…

By Courtney Whitaker

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Nothing Personal, Just Business: Pros and Cons of Working with Friends

Dont' let your relationship turn from office buddy to frienemy

Whether you’re starting a new business, working in the same department or trying to get…

By Jamie Harrison

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So Annoying: Common Habits That Make You Hard to Work With

Consider these common courtesies to ensure a happy environment

Avoid these habits that will be sure to turn off anyone you work with.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Real Boss Move: Seek Career Flexibility, Not Job Security

Diversifying your skills ensures you'll tread a more realistic---and lucrative---path

With job security out of the window, many full-time workers are in combat mode, preparing…

By James Walker

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Office Hero: How to Become that Go-To Gal (or Guy)

You can add indispensable value to your company

Here are tips on how you can become the professional your company can’t— and won’t—…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Young Dentist Changing Perceptions One Smile at a Time

Dr. Kareem Merrick combines family legacy with passion for education

Dr. Kareem Merrick, 30, carries on his family legacy as director of the dental department…

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5 Scandalous Qualities That Ensure Professional Success

Take a cue from characters of the popular show to make yourself more marketable

Let’s take a look at qualities each Scandal character embodies that could help young professionals…

By Jamie Harrison

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Next Gen Resumes: How to Present 360-View of You

Use online tools to stand out from the pack

The resumes of tomorrow are not just one-page documents. They are living, breathing presentations that…

By James Walker

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Be Bold: How to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone for Job Search Success

Challenge yourself and try something new

Here are some job searching tips that will put you at ease during the process…

By Sasha King

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Job-Seeking Lessons From ‘Shark Tank’

Take a cue from contestant Michael Tseng when looking for opps

The popular ABC show can be very illuminating for career-driven people.

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: 1 Hot Dress, 3 Chic Office-Friendly Looks

Optimize your closet for maximum wear of what you already have

Before shopping for new things, here’s how you can optimize your closet to get maximum…

By Kéla Walker

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Ladies, Take a Cue From Successful Men on Work-Life Balance

Spend less time waiting on his call and more on making boss moves of your own

Here are the work-life balance lessons men have taught me that will could ensure you’re…

By Janell Hazelwood

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You Going To Jail Now: How to Manage Workplace Anger

These three steps will ensure you never lose your cool

Before you start taking off earrings or jumping over tables Evelyn Lozada-style, check these three…

By Jamie Harrison

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Out-of-the-Box Law Enforcement Jobs in Demand

The options are vast for professionals with unique skills

Whether you have science or military experience, these out-of-the-box careers are prime options.

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I’m Rich, Chick: Smart Boss Moves From Real Housewives of Atlanta

Though sometimes ratchet, there's a thing or two you could learn about boss moves

Here are key lessons you can take from these hard-working reality stars that could help…

By Jamie Harrison

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First-Time Manager? Here Are Three Steps to Success

Lead confidently and boldly for ultimate advancement

Consider these tips to help you reach your maximum potential as a newbie.

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Style Suite: 5 Best Vest Styles for the Office

These chic pieces add layering, dept and punch to your look

Add these key vest styles to your work wardrobe to add dept, layers or simply…

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Take the Supermodel Approach to Your Job Search

To stand out above the rest you gotta work it

What’s the difference between a supermodel and a model? Brazen Careerist knows, and they want…

By Sasha King

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Cool Jobs: Google Exec Forging Bankable Web Relationships

A passion for global Web engagement and growth keeps this power player motivated

As director of content partnerships, Malik Ducard forges vital relationships, adding to the growth of…

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Keep the Job, Even Without the Passion

Be smart about your gradual exit with these tips

If you’re unsatisfied at work, it may not be time to quit. Try these tips…

By Sasha King

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Low Retention: Why Job-Hopping Is Your Best Move

Sometimes staying loyal to one gig isn't the best idea

One writer offers the 10 reasons keeping it moving is not such a bad idea.

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Top 10 Hot Spots for Finding Blogging Jobs

Check out these key resources to find work that pays

These are prime job boards for bloggers to find paying gigs.

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Maximizing Your Membership: How to Make Professional Orgs Work For You

Get the best return on your time investment

These tips will help you maximize your professional memberships and ensure your involvement in organizations…

By James Walker

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Married to the Game: Dating Rules That Can Help You Land the Job

These love tips can be useful in finding perfect career match

Here are some classic dating rules that you can apply to job seeking to help…

By Jamie Harrison

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International Coach and Author Talks Being a Breadwinner and Balancing Home Life

Jenny Garrett is passionate about motivating women to be empowered

Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role: The How To Guide to Success for Female…

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Just Shut Up: How Silence Can Be Your Best Ally

Being a great listener can be the best major power play

Effective listening has always been an asset for leaders, especially when it comes to making…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Looking for a New Thang: Top 7 Gigs for Career Changers

Can't decide what to do or be? Here are more options

Whether you’re looking for something less stressful, more exciting or even more radical, these options…

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My Bad: How to Recover After Big Office Mistake

Four steps to ensure you don't end up with a pink slip

Here are four important steps to help you save face after making a major office…

By Jamie Harrison

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Cool Jobs: Film Fest Director Talks Hollywood Boss Moves

Jacqueline Lyanga leads in bringing one of the largest cinematic forums to life

Jacqueline Lyanga, director of AFI FEST—the American Film Institute’s annual film festival—on how she makes…

By Gil Robertson

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Style Suite: Rock That Office-Friendly Fur

Whether faux or real, don't shy away from this hot trend

Here’s how you can wear fur to work, professionally chic and warm at the same…

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Freelance Jobs: What’s the Right Industry For You?

Don't let the economy get you down, you can get a gig!

Freelance jobs can be the bread and butter of the young entrepreneur especially in a…

By Sasha King

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Career Advice Takeaways from President Obama’s Speech

Career politics shouldn't be taken lightly

The re-election of President Obama to a second term was a great achievement. The fight…

By Sasha King

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Ace That Interview … Without Even Leaving the House

Success tips for wowing prospective employers on the phone

Here are four tips for wowing prospective employers without leaving your home.

By Jamie Harrison

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Keep Your Head Up: Staying Motivated During Your Job Search

Don't be discouraged. Remain focused and strategic while looking for work

Here are tips on how to keep your cool and remain encouraged while looking for…

By Jamie Harrison

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Know the Steps to Effective Networking … Through E-mail

Learn the ways to make a solid online connection

An underused method of networking that could be helpful is through e-mail, and here are…

By Sasha King

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5 Mistakes That You Shouldn’t Make on Your Resumé

Blunders that will send your resumé straight to the trash

Here are 5 resume mistakes to avoid when job seeking.

By Sasha King

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The Obama Mojo: How Will You Re-Invent and Upgrade Your Professional Swagger?

As we look to the President to push further, so should we

As the president prepares for his 44th and second term in the White House, think…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Fair Ninja: How to Walk Out With a Winning Gig Today

Three steps that will ensure you aren't wasting precious time

Cindy Billington, career advisement professional at Texas A&M University, shares tips on how to conquer…

By Jamie Harrison

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Negotiating Your First Salary

Are you being a pushover or a power player?

Sometimes getting what you deserve at your first gig can be daunting. Check out these…

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You Tried It: Top Most Ineffective Responses to Twitter Job Opps

Stay away from mistakes that could cost you a prime opportunity

Here are the top most annoying, off-putting ways to respond to a job opportunity presented…

By Janell Hazelwood

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College vs. Career: Get the Dream Job Without the Degree

How experience can sometimes trump the paper

With the cost of education continuing to rise it may be feasible to reassess how…

By Sasha King

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Life After the Yard: Professionals Talk Career Benefits of Pledging

Question remains: Is being a soror or frat member vital to advancement?

When choosing whether to be in a sorority or fraternity, the question remains: Is it…

By Jamie Harrison

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Woe is Sandy: 5 Steps to Stress-Free Return to Work

You can make a seamless transition after the mess of the storm

Hurricane Sandy left a mess, and with the rebuilding, we all have to clean up.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Steps to Go From Small Fry to Big Cheese

Position yourself to become the top boss in charge today

Here are four steps to the ultimate of boss moves: top boss in charge.

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Five Chic Pieces for Polished Casual Fridays

From classic tees to daytime sequins, give dress-down days some flair

Add these nontraditional pieces to your work look for added polish even on casual days.

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Thank You For Being a Friend: How Sandy Unites Coworkers

It's never a good look to be Ms. Annie Anti-Social, especially in the workplace

Hurricane Sandy taught me one vital lesson: Connecting with those you see most during the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Step Up Your Casual Friday Looks

Incorporate nontraditional pieces into your look for a polished, leisure vibe

Incorporate pieces traditionally known as casual into a polished office look.

By Kéla Walker

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Slacker to Psycho: What Type of Boss Do You Have?

Find out how to cope with treacherous management personalities

Check out these four management personalities, from the slacker to the fun boss, and find…

By Jamie Harrison

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Delete & Unfollow: Top 8 Reasons You Aren’t Making Connections on Social Media

Don't keep up habits that could turn people all the way off

Seven key social media no-nos I see on a daily basis that could put a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Don’t Let Rain Steal Your (Fashion) Shine

Even in bad weather, you can step out refreshed and refined

Kéla Walker gives quick tips for chic office fashion even in wet, dreary weather.

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Perfect (Professional) Match: How Searching for the Right Career is Like Dating

From the interview to the vetting, job seeking very similar to dating

Job seeking can be likened to dating, with similar principles and outcomes.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Three Career Boss Moves You Can Make Before, During, and After Sandy

Use this down time to get a leg up on competition

Here are there productive things you can do to enhance your career while waiting out…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Public Speaking Nightmare? Here’s How to Become a Hit

Use these quick tips to upgrade your skills

Get a quick brush up on upgrading your public speaking and presentation skills with these…

By Jamie Harrison

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3 Early-Morning Habits of Winning Young Bosses

Consistency with routines is key to setting tone for successful day

Take a cue from three leading young bosses on how they start their day and…

By Jamie Harrison

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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.

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Jamie Harrison

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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.

By Janell Hazelwood

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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.

By Jamie Harrison

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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…

By Jamie Harrison

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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…

By Jamie Harrison

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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…

By Kéla Walker

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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…

By Jamie Harrison

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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…

By Jamie Harrison

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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.

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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…

By Kéla Walker

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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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