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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
Young, black professionals give downtown another lookOriginal article posted here   Some years back, when Jil Littlejohn was a controller for Milliken, her job required her to live in the Upstate. “I hated it,” Littlejohn said. “I was just like everybody else — I didn’t like it, I didn’t want t…
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05.21.2012 · From Dawun
Warren Buffet Shares 10 Ways to Get RichWith an estimated fortune of $62 billion, Warren Buffett is the richest man in the entire world. In 1962, when he began buying stock in Berkshire Hathaway, a share cost $7.50. Today, Warren Buffett, 78, is Berkshire's chairman and CEO, and one share of the com…
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04.12.2012 · From Dawun