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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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Essence Magazine Study on Black Women at Work

Essence Magazine released survey findings  a few days ago spawned much discussion in social media around the hashtag #BlackWomenatWork.  Some of us who have been immersed in workplace and career issues for diverse audiences for years weren’t surprised by any of the survey … 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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Job Search Myths that Stall New Grads

I spend a lot of my time talking to new college grads about their job search strategies and career plans. What I have found after 15 years of working with new grads is that many new grads have their job search stalled by … Read More…

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6 Steps to a Simple Cover Letter

Recruiters can get a pretty good sense of your background by scanning a well written resume. However, it’s a simple no brainer cover letter that really puts your resume in context for the specific job with a specific company.  Your cover letter doesn’t have … Read More…

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3 Career Myths that Stall Careers

Overheard a conversation in a grocery store recently that made me think about how career myths can stall careers.  One woman was explaining why she was destined to be stuck in her bad job forever, because it was a “safe” place to be.   I … Read More…

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