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What Does your Online Persona Say About You?

November 27, 2020 8:32 am Published by surveys consistently show that employers are increasingly researching job seekers online before making hiring decisions. Employers are definitely using Social Networking sites to research job seekers. What would your online persona say about you? “Hiring managers are using the Internet to get a more well-rounded view of job candidates in terms of their skills, accomplishments and overall fit within the company,” said Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at Here are some job search tips from the latest CareerBuilder survey to help job seekers create a positive... View Article

Interview Like a P.R.O. Workshop

November 17, 2020 8:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Interview Like a P.R.O. Workshop The HBCU Career Center developed the Interview Like a P.R.O. technique over a decade ago. We have coached many people on how to use this interview technique to improve their job search outcomes. Since the interview phase is a critical part of the job search process, it makes perfect sense to focus on improving you job interview skills! Therefore, if you are thinking about finding a new job, new career or a new internship, know that your interview skills can really derail your job search.... View Article

Nex Cubed Wants You to Be a HBCU Tech Founder

November 15, 2020 10:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Entrepreneurship is a powerful way to share your skills and values with the world. The thrill of creating a vision and building something from the ground up can be a rewarding life path. This path requires a lot of preparation. As such, students who see themselves as a future HBCU tech founder must start building skills early. If starting a business is the path you are planning, then you need to jump into a startup landscape. Consider how cool it would be to build up your business savvy before  graduation... View Article

Job Interview Tips for New Grads

November 13, 2020 8:13 am Published by

More than 3 million new grads pick up college degrees every spring. Only about a quarter (24%) of these new grads are planning to head to grad school. Some new grads travel and explore, but most of these new grads head straight into the job market. One of the biggest job search hurdles for new grads will be the job interview.  Therefore I assembled this reading list of job interview tips for new grads. Before the Job Interview Do your research and expand your career and industry awareness.  One of the... View Article

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Audit Resume Contact Info

November 3, 2020 8:00 am Published by

No matter what you hear – the resume is NOT dead.  The resume is still the only way you will get your foot through certain doors. If you have already done all the hard work to prepare your resume and get it in front of the potential employer, do not sabotage your own job search with errors or omissions in the contact information. Make sure that employers can contact you. It’s the only way to the next step.  Use this checklist to proofread the contact information on a resume for content,... View Article

Career Questions For Grads

Serious Career Questions for New Grads

October 23, 2020 7:36 am Published by

Millions of people graduate from college every year and many are totally unprepared for careers or the future of work. Some research suggests that the overwhelming majority of graduates are not ready for the workplace. Gallup research shows that only 13% of US adults say that college graduates  are ready or prepared for the workplace. With this in mind, I started to think about some of the serious career questions that new grads should be asking. Answering these career questions will help new grads know what they should be thinking... View Article

The Memo – A Book Review

September 6, 2020 11:58 pm Published by

The book is The Memo; What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Place at the Table. If you follow The HBCU Career Center, you know that we giveaway books to students, emerging professionals and career centers. So, it’s no surprise that when Minda Harts released her new book in late 2019, I picked up 17 copies. One for me, one for my daughter and 15 to give away. So far, I have given away 13 copies of The Memo to career center staff, students or new graduates... View Article

Retail is Booming. Retail is Dying. Which is it and What Does it Mean for Careers?

June 28, 2020 10:18 am Published by

On one hand some will say that retail is booming. Amazon, the online retail giant sought to hire 175,000 additional workers during the Coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the latest 2020 jobs report showed that a total of 740,000 new retail jobs were added in June.  Some of those jobs were really retail workers returning to work after the initial layoffs due to the Coronavirus shutdowns. However, despite those upticks, it appears that retail as we know it, is in for some serious changes. The Retail Federation cautions that... View Article



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