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Jul 31st

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(Plan Your Career) It still makes me smile: Bring your personality to phone interviews

Rynn is about to graduate.  She is excited about her future and passionate about life.  She wears her heart right there on her sleeve, but is that the best place for a heart during an interview?  Yes, definitely.
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Tax Credits help homeowners winterize their homes

Tax Credits help homeowners winterize their homes WASHINGTON — People can now weatherize their homes and be rewarded for their efforts. According to the Internal Revenue Service, homeowners making energy-saving improvements this fall can cut their winter heating bills and lower their 2009 tax bill as well.
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Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce recognized five businesses at 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony

Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce recognized five businesses at 3rd Annual Awards CeremonyFive Twin Cities businesses received distinguished awards from the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) at its 3rd annual Umoja Awards Ceremony Friday, November 6.  The ceremony was held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Each year, the awards ceremony and dinner recognize outstanding business achievements of the African American community and those working as advocates of the business community.
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(Plan Your Career) Back-to-Work Strategy: Tips for stay-home spouses returning to work

Did you see this change coming?  Women are now the primary breadwinners in over 50% of American households.  Unfortunately, that change has come about due to massive layoffs of higher-paid men.  While no one wishes for their man to be unemployed, the fact is that women are returning to the workplace.  For stay-home spouses, returning to work can be intimidating.  Having a search strategy will help.
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What parents need to know if a child is under arrest or investigation

As a parent, you want to do what is best for your child or children. You want to protect them, believe the best of them, and create a future for them that is better than your own. That is all part of trying to be a good parent, and if your son or daughter is involved in a conflict with the law the best way you can do that is by turning the case over to a legal professional.
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(Plan Your Career) Office Etiquette

Contract employees who move frequently between companies tell me the rules are the same wherever you work.  Know your Office Etiquette so you can get ahead on the job.
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Purchase for Africa: An appeal for American apparel buys

Labels do matter.  When it comes to African Americans’ apparel purchases Howard University business students say “Labels do matter” and encourages these consumers to engage in socially conscious buying and to “look for Lesotho labels” when they shop.  African Americans consumer power can help change Africa.  African Americans’ buying power exceeds $900 billion.  Blacks’ apparel purchases total $20 billion each year.
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