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Category Archives: Career Advice

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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Johnson C. Smith University Gets BOSS Magazine

Our first subscription of B.O.S.S. eMag is enroute to Tracy Foster in the A.C.E. Advising Center at Johnson C. Smith University! Ms. Foster is a 2002 graduate of Claflin University.  She was an English major in college and now works with undecided freshmen … Read More…

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3 Things Black Students Must Do Before Graduation

Employers seeking diverse talent, will have larger talent pools Gone are the days when seeking diverse talent, translated to “hire a Black person.”  I hate to be so blunt, but it is the reality.  Employers are looking for new grad talent with the professional … Read More…

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Explore Niche Job Boards

The US economy is in recovery and employers are increasing the number of new job openings every month.  Niche job boards are an excellent way to find job openings from employers looking specifically for groups of interested applicants. What is a Niche Job Board Niche job boards … Read More…

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Combat Job Search Age Discrimination

I spoke with a colleague recently who had lost a spouse and was looking to reenter the workplace.  It was pretty clear that his biggest concern was the job search age discrimination he felt he would face. He was worried about his chances of finding, … Read More…

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