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What Are the Best and Worst Jobs of 2014?

We all have days where we come home, slam the door, and tell ourselves, “Mine is the worst job in the whole world.” But is your gig really the most awful means of employment out there? The folks at CareerCast.com recently published their annual list of the 10 worst jobs in America, and as is the case most years, top honors — if you can...

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29 Apr 2014
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5 Awesome Career Tips That May Surprise You

With more than 25 years of experience at companies like IBM and HP, Nora Denzel knows what it takes to be a good leader. She often shares her management philosophies onstage and on “mentor walks,” which she grants in exchange for YWCA donations, but in a recent Forbes story, she offers a handful of great freebies: “5 Surprising Career Tips You Never Got.”

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28 Apr 2014
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7 Great Career Tips for New Graduates

In the late ’70s, when Lonny Strum was starting out, there was no Internet, and people could expect to be with companies for years and years at a time. Obviously, a lot has changed since then, but the longtime communications-agency manager and founder of the Strum Consulting Group has kept up with trends, and in a piece for the Philadelphia Business Journal, he offers 7 tips...

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25 Apr 2014
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4 People You Should Always Stay In Contact With

No one makes it on their own. Whether you’re a carpenter or a CEO, you likely got where you are because of connections, and if career experts tend to harp on the word “networking,” it’s only because it’s so important. In an interview with Black Enterprise, “master networker,” college lecturer, author, and entrepreneur Sabrina Kizzie offers tips on the four people you should always stay...

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24 Apr 2014
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Would Your Company Benefit from Constant 3-Day Weekends?

If you were to hear about a company that’s closed every Friday and doesn’t require employees to do a lick of work — not even from home — would you be interested? Of course you would. You’d fire off a resume straight away and pray for an interview, and if you were to land the gig, you’d likely never leave, right? That’s the thinking behind firms like...

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23 Apr 2014
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Companies Looking to Hire 2014 Grads, According to Survey

Good news, class of ’14: You might find jobs after all. That’s according to a new survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) that indicates U.S. companies are planning on hiring more new grads this year than they did in 2013. Specifically, Black Enterprise reports, companies are looking to increase hiring of new graduates by 8.6 percent.

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22 Apr 2014
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3 Tips for Asking Great Questions on a Job Interview

There comes a time in every job interview when the hiring manager asks whether you have any questions. As everyone knows, you can’t say “no,” but as MIT career development specialist Lily Zhang explains in a Daily Muse post, it’s not enough to ask about day-to-day responsibilities or the other boring things everyone brings up. You want to stand out and leave a lasting impression,...

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21 Apr 2014
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3 Career Myths You Need to Know

There’s a lot to be said for honesty. It’s the reason the hashtag #FamousLies is so popular on Twitter, and it’s why Janelle Hazelwood recently penned a Black Enterprise piece about three career myths and mistruths that every worker should be aware of. While these might seem obvious to some, they’ve been known to trip up smart, qualified people, so scroll down, read Hazelwood’s advice, and...

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18 Apr 2014
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6 Job-Hunting Tips for Mature Workers

It’s hard out there for mature workers. Even as the economy rebounds, young people generally have an easier time finding work, since they’re more acquainted with new technology and are possibly willing to accept lower wages. It’s enough of a problem in San Diego that Rep. Susan Davis recently organized a panel discussion aimed at folks in their 40s and 50s struggling to compete with their...

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17 Apr 2014
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6 Tips for Turning Down Job Offers

As if searching for a job you want weren’t stressful enough, you sometimes find yourself in the unhappy position of having to decline one you don’t. Turning down a job is never easy, but if the opportunity isn’t right — maybe the pay’s not up to snuff, or the position would require you to move — there’s nothing you can do. So what’s your next...

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16 Apr 2014
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