Author: Black Community

By Ron Kness- When interviewing for a job, it seems like you are at a disadvantage being you are the one answering questions. But there are six unwritten rules that gives you a leg up on others who are interviewing that might not know these six secrets. The 6 Unwritten Roles of Interviewing Some rules are clearly defined in life, but when it comes to interviewing, the unwritten ones are subtle, but in a tight race, it could be the difference between an offer letter and a ‘thanks for your time and have a nice life’ note. Rule #1—Be succinct on…

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The labor market has seen historic shifts in recent years—from the shock of businesses closing in response to the pandemic in 2020, through the quick upswing in remote work and the Great Resignation of 2021, to the ongoing realities of continued job creation by employers and job changing by employees. One result of these trends is a heightened focus on defining “good jobs.” For workers, that can mean jobs that provide stability, satisfaction and an opportunity for advancement. For employers, it often means creating jobs that allow them to recruit and retain qualified candidates. The U.S. Departments of Labor and…

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Wells Fargo has announced its role as the official banking sponsor for six prominent football classics featuring historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). As part of this partnership, Wells Fargo will allocate $300,000 in scholarships to the participating schools, alongside providing virtual and in-person financial workshops. These workshops aim to empower students, alumni, and the broader HBCU community with essential financial knowledge and tools for building wealth.“HBCUs nurture the success of our future leaders and create pathways to today’s leading industries such as financial services,” said Gigi Dixon, head of External Engagement for Diverse Segments, Representation, and Inclusion at Wells Fargo. “Wells Fargo…

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NASHVILLE, TN–BC Holdings of Tennessee, LLC, a leading financial wellness and workforce training company, announces today it has been selected as a member of Accenture Ventures Black Founders Development Program, a Project Spotlight initiative. The program was created to invest in and support Black technology startup founders and entrepreneurs. The goal is to help Black entrepreneurs and leaders grow their technology businesses through broader, more direct access to venture capital, corporate mentorship and strategic connections with Accenture business partners and clients.“We’re honored to have the opportunity to participate in Accenture Ventures Black Founders Development Program,” says Saundra B. Curry, co-founder,…

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An active trial attorney, Clifton Albright, pictured center, is the president of Albright, Yee & Schmit, APC (AY&S), a California-based law firm formed in 1982 that specializes in providing legal representation for employment, labor and tort defense to governmental and private entities. He was appointed to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on small and minority business (ITAC11) by former President Barack Obama and former President Donald Trump. Albright often travels to Washington, D.C., to meet with government officials on international trade and trade relations. He has received several accolades for his work, including being selected by his peers for inclusion…

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By Apollo Emeka I grew up believing the lie that success was dependent on conventional accolades, so I spent so much of my life trying to collect them. But when I learned to leverage my unique (and sometimes even shameful) experiences, my success and the quality of my life skyrocketed. Here’s how I did it, and here’s how you can do it, too. Growing up, I was wrapped in a warm blanket of love and support inside my home. Thank goodness! Because outside of the house, I felt like an alien. I grew up broke and Black in a predominantly…

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Building your network is vital no matter where you are in your career journey. For first-time job seekers, networking can help you gain opportunities in your ideal work environments and obtain employment. Seasoned employees can get references, find assistance in moving up the ladder, secure partnerships for their company and attain job opportunities. No matter your situation, here are seven networking tips that will help you make those connections.  Attend Events The best resource you have for making new connections is through events. Conferences and trade shows are great places to meet like-minded professionals with similar goals. Most everyone is…

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NEW YORK — The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) has received a multi-year, $3 million Capital Readiness Program grant from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to launch the MBE Center for Accelerated Growth and Innovation. Thanks to the initial support of the MBDA, NMSDC will launch this transformation center to scale historically underrepresented certified socially economically disadvantaged individuals (SEDIs) and focus on minority business enterprises (MBEs). NMSDC’s existing national geographic reach, its deep partnerships with the nation’s top Fortune 500 corporations, and its experience with state/local government make it well-positioned to help SEDIs scale their businesses to meet…

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WASHINGTON, D.C., – Vice President Harris recently announced the recommended awardees for the MBDA Capital Readiness Program. The Capital Readiness Program is a $125 million technical assistance program to help underserved entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. Once final awards are made, the awardees will launch and operate business incubators or accelerators designed to prepare underserved entrepreneurs to secure capital from the historic $10 billion State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) and other capital sources. The launch of the Capital Readiness Program marks a monumental milestone for MBDA, following the Agency’s enactment as a permanent Federal Agency in November 2021…

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BestColleges is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our inaugural scholarship opportunity for Black Women in STEM. This scholarship is part of BestColleges’ ongoing commitment to supporting students, particularly those from historically marginalized communities, by providing them with opportunities for success. Black women remain underrepresented in STEM fields, despite the growing demand for talent in these industries. Eligibility Requirements In order to participate in the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria: All essay submissions should be sent: https://www.bestcolleges.com/scholarship/ To find out more about our scholarship opportunity, please visit our official scholarship page

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