WATCH: Al Sharpton's 3 Steps To Job Seeking Success - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

As the keynote speaker at the Black Enterprise 20/20 Vision Forum, sponsored by Walmart, the Rev. Al Sharpton encouraged proper vision and strategic action to create job opportunities. (Image: Gerard Gaskin)

The Rev. Al Sharpton, keynote speaker at Black Enterprise’s 20/20 Vision Forum: Job Creation and Career Opportunities in the Next Economy on June 29, urged the more than 150 attendees to develop and act on clear visions and channel the perseverance of leading predecessors to achieve success. During the event, sponsored by Walmart, he and other expert panelists gave insight and strategies to combat national unemployment, a rate that is now at more than 16% for African Americans.

Watch the National Action Network president as he details three motivational steps for job seekers to get hired:

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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