Her title may be unremarkable—software engineer at a Chicago trading firm—but the journey she took to land it is a triumph that doesn’t fit neatly on a resume. Continue reading How Deja Baker overcame long odds and finally landed her dream job
You spot your dream job, but it’s a reach — a reach beyond the next step in your career. It’s two steps or three steps or 10 steps removed from what your next job should be — and so, you stop just short of applying. But you should apply anyway. Why?
Continue reading 7 Things to Know if You’re Applying to a ‘Reach’ Position
Shavone Charles holds many titles. From being a musician and artist to her role as Head of Global Music and Youth Culture Communications at Instagram and recent founder of a passion project, Magic in Her Melanin, Charles is undoubtedly known to her peers and the surrounding tech and entertainment industries as being a renaissance woman and connoisseur of culture. Continue reading How Shavone Charles Created Her Dream Job In Tech
Jade Colin is making waves in the restaurant franchise business as McDonald’s youngest black woman to own one of the popular fast food eateries. Continue reading We’re Loving It: Meet The Youngest Black Woman To Own A McDonald’s Franchise
The Detroit native studied at Penn and Stanford, worked for Goldman and Google, and now runs the gig economy pioneer that Ikea acquired in 2017. Continue reading Stacy Brown-Philpot of TaskRabbit on Being a Black Woman in Silicon Valley
By Megan Ruesink
You know it’s time for a change—a pay bump and a position where you feel more like an actual professional—but you’re not quite ready to commit to pursuing one career over another. That’s okay.
There are still some things you can be doing to invest in your future right now. Continue reading 8 In-Demand Skills That Will Complement Any Resume
FedEx Airbus Captain and Line Check Airman Tahirah Lamont Brown recalls her very first time in the cockpit in 1992—a momentous occasion for any pilot, but especially for an African American woman entering an industry dominated by men. Brown later became the first African American woman pilot for FedEx, and shares how hard work, creativity, determination and mentors helped her build her “office in the sky.” Continue reading First FedEx African American Woman Pilot Reflects Journey
Workplaces can be extremely competitive! It can be tempting to rely on gimmicks like flashy clothes or jokes to stand out at work, but this can backfire if you’re looking for a promotion. If you want to get noticed by your superiors at work, the best way to stand out is to conform to your workplace, do quality work, and be a good colleague.
Continue reading How to Stand Out on the Job
Why bother using LinkedIn when you don’t have much job experience to put on your profile page? Here’s why–and how to do it.
Give your interviewer a firm handshake. Make eye contact. Answer each question succinctly. Have questions to ask the interviewer at the end.
Continue reading How to knock your next interview out of the park
Creating a personal brand helps employers see your uniqueness
Why take the time to develop a personal brand? See how you can stand out to employers. Continue reading Sell Yourself and Your Brand
Microsoft has added an AI track to its Professional Program courses. The track is open to the public and is comprised of nine online courses — each of which take eight to 16 hours to complete — as well as a final project. “The program provides job-ready skills and real-world experience to engineers and others who are looking to improve their skills in AI and data science through a series of online courses that feature hands-on labs and expert instructors,” the company said in a statement.
Continue reading Microsoft now offers public courses for building AI skills