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Five Awesome and Useable Career Lessons from Black Panther

I’ve been sitting on this post for over a week now because I didn’t want to give away too much of the movie before you’ve had a chance to see it. Black Panther has been out here breaking all types of records and whatnot, and I have been here for it! It is refreshing to be able to look at the big screen and see yourself being represented. ...




Ace Your Skype Job Interview: 14 Smart Tips

Practice makes perfect. This dictum applies to learning to do anything well -- whether it's riding a bike, speaking a foreign language, or doing a Skype interview with confidence. Consultant Kerrie Hopkins, who works with clients on 5 continents with her company NameZook, advises not only practicing but also recording your efforts to review. ...




Resume-writing rules to break — and ones you should not

Through a quick Google search, you will discover that there are many new — and tried and true — ways to produce a killer resume. Here are some contemporary and good old-fashioned resume-writing tips to solidify your status as a superb candidate:
 
Delete your objective
 
White out that outdated “objective statement” you’ve kept at the top of your resume for years. ...




Expert Advice: 7 Tips for Crafting Your Best Resume

It’s a good practice to keep your resume up to date, but it’s especially important for those just starting out in their careers because their experience can’t speak for itself yet. A resume is an easy way to list all of your accomplishments for hiring managers to see—but how you do it can make all the difference in whether your resume goes to the bottom or the top of the pile. ...




“I’m Wearing My Afro to Work Today. Deal With It.”​

Naeemah LaFond, the global artistic director of amika haircare, talks about finding her dream job and embracing her natural hair.
As told to Andrea Arterbery
 
Naeemah LaFond, 38, was born in Brooklyn, New York. She never dreamed of being a hairstylist, but after a series of unfulfilling jobs, she started giving her friends up dos and fell in love with hair. ...




Oprah Winfrey’s 9 best pieces of career advice

When Oprah Winfrey speaks, she can command a room to listen. Many of us were reminded of her oratory powers when she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.
The media mogul, actress, philanthropist, and self-made billionaire brought the audience to their feet in a rousing speech recounting her career as an interviewer and TV talk show host, and how that intersected with the black men and women who have come before her and the women she believes will come after her. ...




Just Graduated? Top Tips for Interviewing for a Full-Time Job for the First Time

Congratulations on graduating college. It’s a massive achievement that you should be proud of. Now, the real test begins, one with more pressure than any exam: finding a job. In order to be employed, you need to nail the interview. Here are tips for interviewing for a full-time job for the first time:
 
Have a Good Appearance
 
Looks aren’t everything, but they’re certainly something, especially in a job interview. ...




Back-Breaking Work: What to Do If You’re Injured on the Job

An injury on the job can happen to anyone. If you end up with any injury, minor or severe, from a workplace accident, then how you handle it can make a huge difference in your recovery and any financial compensation you receive. Here’s what you need to do if you get injured on the job. ...




Want to Go Into Healthcare? How to Choose the Right Medical Field for You

Medical field careers have been booming in popularity over the past decade. These professions are often high paying and stable with long-term potential for growth. As our society gets older, the need for skilled healthcare workers will continue to grow. ...




Offered a New Job? 4 Tips for Transitioning Into a New Home & Workplace

Relocating for a new job can be a source of anxiety. You have to find a new place to live. There is also the added burden of starting in a new workplace. Here are some tips to help you make the transition.
 
Plan Your Moving Strategy
 
Get all of your belongings organized and packed before the big day. ...