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It’s bound to happen sooner or later. You see your coworkers more than about anyone in your life, and over time, that cute guy or gal at the end of your row becomes more than just someone you enjoy talking to. You start thinking about him or her in a romantic way, and before you know it, you’re in the grips of a full-on crush....

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At this point, everyone knows the importance of networking. After all, it’s through shaking hands and meeting people that many of us find our jobs, when you’re looking for work, attending professional events and networking nights can be as important as having a good resume and applying for the right gigs. That said, networking can be uncomfortable, as you’re essentially in forced social situations. There’s...

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Ever get the feeling you need a change — not just a tiny adjustment, but a flat-out career pivot? It’s a scary realization, but it can also be exciting. In a great post for Mashable.com titled “5 Tips for Pivoting Your Career,” OneWire senior managing director of executive search Mary Gay Townsend offers some great advice for embarking on a new career path. As she...

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In his new book “The Glass Closet,” former BP CEO John Browne writes candidly about his experiences as a gay man in big business. When he resigned from the company in 2007, following a scandal involving a male escort, he described his sexuality as “a personal matter, to be kept private,” but he’s since changed his mind, and he now wishes he’d come out sooner. “The...

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The business world is filled with buzzwords, and here’s one everyone should know: chunking. It has nothing to do with peanut butter, but if you’re someone who struggles with burnout, it’s just as delicious. As WordSmithRapport founder and CEO Karima Mariama-Arthur writes in a Black Enterprise post titled “The Power of Chunking: 5 Steps That Radically Reduce Burnout,” the term refers to “reducing a goal...

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While the economy has rebounded since the Great Recession of 2008, the job market remains iffy for young African Americans with college degrees. That’s according to a new study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, which finds that 12.4 percent of recent black grads (aged 22 to 27) are unemployed. That’s more than double the number for all recent grads, which stands at...

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If you’re in the process of looking for a job, you already have one: salesperson. That’s according to Jim Stroud, who recently penned a great piece for Glassdoor titled “3 Ways to Sell Yourself and Get the Job You Want.” As Stroud rightfully points out, job interviews are basically sales pitches, and the product you’re selling is you. You want to come across as confident,...

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Don’t you just love your smartphone? It allows you to text photos and instantly look up directions to restaurants and do all sorts of wonderful things that weren’t possible a decade ago, and you’d be lost without it. Unfortunately, it also lets you check email wherever you go, and if your work account is hooked up to your device, that means you’re always connected to the office....

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In the summer, work may start to slow down, but as Glassdoor writer Heather Huhman point out, studies show that June is one of the best months to score a promotion. That’s great news, particularly if you’ve been eying a move up the ol’ corporate ladder, but you can’t just barge into your boss’ office and demand a fancy new title and higher salary. As Huhman writes...

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The Canadian website Career Proud is full of great tips and resources for LGBT workers, and in a 2012 post titled “Candidacy: A Triathlon, Not a Sprint,” site partner Graeme Charles Imrie offers some excellent advice for members of the community looking to land their dream jobs. Imrie wrote the piece around the time of the London Olympics, and as such, he compared the job-search...

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