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Category Archives: Career Advice

Company Research in 3 Easy Steps

HR professionals say it all the time and I share it all the time: Do your company research before you go into the job interview. Some research says that if you spend just 15 minutes on the company’s website before a job interview, … Read More…

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HBCU on Social Media: 11 Rules for Students

I love communicating with students about their HBCU experiences, internships and college life on social media. The pride in these historical landmark institutions is very evident. With all the talk about the value and relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, social media … Read More…

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Before Workplace Stress Creates a Meltdown

Remember Steven Slater, the Jet Blue flight attendant who quit his job by jumping down an emergency escape hatch, beer in hand about five years ago? If the internet buzz and water cooler conversations were any indication, Slater was the everyday-working-man’s hero and … Read More…

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Put your Best Foot Forward in Temp Jobs

The National Employment Law Project reports that temporary workers fill 2.5% of all jobs in the US.  Millions of new college grads, people reentering the workforce or those making career transitions will often have to spend some time in temp jobs.  No matter … Read More…

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College Admissions Staff Looking at Social Media

New York Times article shared that college admissions staff looking at social media as they evaluate candidates.  In a survey of college admissions professionals, 35% of respondents said they had visited the social media pages of college applicants.  Only 16% of the admissions … Read More…

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Who Hired the Angry Black Woman?

Last month, highly acclaimed television producer, Shonda Rhimes, was titled the “angry black woman” in an article from the New York Times.  The article stated that Ms. Rhimes, creator, writer and producer of television favorites like Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away With … Read More…

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