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Go to school they said…get a job they said… Proud. The feeling that I felt when I received my first job offer as an anxious (and broke) high-schooler in Columbia, South Carolina. I was proud to be able to financially contribute to a household that I felt I had always taken from. As one of 5 childre…
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10.14.2015 · From hphughe
For many (if not every) young black professionals there comes a point in your career where a comment or action is made that makes you wonder what (if anything) has really changed. You encounter a moment of ignorance only triumphed by HR’s lackluster response. As we climb the corporate atmosphere we …
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09.07.2015 · From Dawun
Four Essentials For Every Young, Black ProfessionalPresupposing a career path is chosen and there is some level of education in the selected field of endeavor, my ten years of Human Resource experience at all levels and daily interaction with young professionals has led me to four practical skillset…
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08.26.2015 · From Dawun
Ursula Burns at Xerox. Ellen Kullman at DuPont. Ginni Rometty at IBM. And most famously, Marissa Mayer at Yahoo, with a baby on board and a Twitterstream in tow. Each time a female engineer takes the helm at a prominent technology company, the industry breathes a sigh of relief and pats itself on t…
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08.19.2015 · From lgates
There’s an old wise tale floatin’ round that if you want to please a millennial just give her a title. However, after speaking with many young professionals (on and offline) I rarely hear their number one concern being a title change. Pay, recognition, and respect generally top their list. [Employer…
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06.03.2015 · From Dawun
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Out of all of the phrases that have seeped into the workplace thanks to pop culture, “No Problem!” is at the top of the chopping block. We are all guilty of letting it slip out but I am on a personal crusade to vote “No problem” off the professional communication island. Here are my top three qui…
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02.11.2016 · From AlishiaLee2016
10 Things you need to take care of immediately if you haven't already.by Dawun Al-IslamSeptember 20, 2012  1.  Get tested for STDs and know your HIV status Let’s face it. Today’s creed seems to be live hard and die young, and unfortunately that’s exactly what’s happening to far too many of …
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09.21.2012 · From Dawun
 The setting is clear. James and John are making a specificrequest of Jesus -- "Now when you establish your kingdom, let one of ussit on the right hand and the other on the left hand of your throne."[...] What was the answer that Jesus gave these men? It's very interesting. Onewould have thought tha…
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06.14.2012 · From lgates
I found these six quoted factors and illustrations in Forbes.  They struck a cord with me.  I'm wandering how many of us are feeling the same way.  I would have to think that by our age many of us do.   "These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can tur…
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05.25.2012 · From lgates
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