This Northwestern Mutual Advisor Wants to Close the Gap for People of Color in the Financial Industry

Originally from Togo, Africa, Bilal Afolabi came to Connecticut with his family when he was eight. Afolabi credits his entrepreneurial spirit to his father, a small-business owner who started his own trucking company at a young age.

“Growing up, my …

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8 Entry-Level Roles to Break Into the Technology Industry

Tech is an ever-changing field responsible for many of the newest innovations we use every day—making it an exciting industry to work in. And even though people often assume that entering the tech industry as an entry-level candidate requires a …

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Career Change Advice from One of America’s Most Successful Women

Liz Elting is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who has appeared on Forbes' Richest Self-Made Women in America list every year since its inception. Originally, at the beginning of her career, Elting intended to work in finance. But in 1992, with an NYU …

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Here Are 15 Possible Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired—and How to Fix Them

Job searching is a grind. And the longer you’re at it, the worse it seems to get. It can be so discouraging to put yourself out there and get rejected over and over again or be met with radio silence.

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How to Praise Someone Professionally | Compliments for Co-Workers

In a profession marked by challenges and change, both praise and recognition can have a powerful impact in the workplace. Knowing how to praise someone professionally has the potential to keep workers engaged, improve retention, boost performance, build trust, and …

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The Essential Guide to Negotiating a Job Offer

Your contract with a new employer defines your position, earning potential, and career trajectory within an organization. It attaches expectations to the role and establishes your position within the corporate hierarchy. From the job title to the compensation package and …

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10 Jobs That Are Fantastic for Political Science Majors (You Don’t Have to Work in Politics!)

It might seem like a political science undergraduate degree would prepare you primarily for a career in politics. However, there are four million professionals with poli sci degrees—and their jobs range from attorneys to social workers to financial analysts. If …

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The Post-Interview Thank-You Email | Template Toolbox

If you’re on the job hunt and are wondering whether you really need to send a post-interview thank-you email, the answer is a resounding yes! Now that we got that out of the way, use these helpful tips and the …

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How the Interview Question “What Are Your Interests?” Can Help You Avoid a Workplace You’ll Hate

I’ve had some jobs I really hated. And I don’t just mean jobs that were a bit boring or had less-than-savory duties. I mean the kinds of jobs where each day is more spirit-draining than the last and you wake …

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You’ve Left a Toxic Job, Congrats. Now Comes the Healing.

Watching less-qualified coworkers land promotions as she was passed over again and again made Raydiance Dangerfield, who was working in learning and development in Maryland at the time, question her skills and talents. Facing a barrage of constant microaggressions from …

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