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To Succeed At Your Next Job Interview And Stand Out From The Crowd, Follow These Tips

Interviews are a chance for job seekers to prove that they are the cream of the crop. Ultimately, the goal is to leave a lasting impression that will result in you waking up to an email reading, “You’re hired!” Yet, it’s not always an easy journey to those introductory words as the job market is flooded with candidates looking to be hired. Ninety-six percent of workers are looking to secure a new job in 2023, according to data released on What’s more, 66% of workers believe finding a new job will be difficult. “This is phenomenally high,” even when set against the record highs of the “ great resignation,” Vicki Salemi, career expert at Monster, said per CNBC. Due to the fluctuating state of the economy, it is especially important to ensure that you stay sharp as you seek employment. AfroTech spoke exclusively with Jade Walters, an employer brand specialist and the creator of the social platform The Ninth Semester, which focuses on Generation Z college students looking...

Samantha Dorisca

Jul 12, 2023

Lyft Is Providing Free Rides To Help Job Seekers Land Their Next Role

Lyft is working to ensure transportation will not hinder individuals from landing jobs.

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 16, 2023

Monetizing Your Content on YouTube: A Primer

The most prominent video-sharing application on the Web, YouTube , is the first platform you should consider if you’re looking to create and monetize video content. Collectively, viewers watch over a billion hours of content each day on YouTube. And because of that, advertisers pay competitive rates to air ads on the platform. Content creators like yourself can share a piece of that action and make money. But while it may seem as simple as grabbing a smartphone and selfie stick and shooting a quality video about an interest of yours, making money on YouTube is a bit more involved than that. And generating consistent income from YouTube is a lot more complicated. First, you’ll need to join the YouTube Partner Program. To be eligible for the program, you’ll need to live in specific geographic regions, have a Google AdSense account, and agree to the terms of service. You’ll also have to have at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours worth of views within the past calendar year. These...


Jan 9, 2021

A Quick Guide To Becoming A Social Media Influencer

Influencer marketing has increased in popularity over recent years. More and more brands are leveraging social media influencers to connect with their audience and gain their trust. If you’re looking to become a social media influencer, you’ve made a great step in the right direction to growing your following. Follow this step-by-step process to become the next big influencer in your niche. HOW TO BECOME A SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER: A QUICK GUIDE 1. CHOOSE YOUR PLATFORM If you want to attract a large audience, it’s best to focus on 1-2 social media platforms.  After you’ve chosen your channels, the next thing to do is optimize your profiles by switching to a business account, creating an engaging bio, and adding a profile picture. 2. GET TO KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE Before you start posting on your social media platforms, it’s important to know your audience. Figure out what type of content they like to see from influencers. To do this, look at your current follower base to learn about their...


Oct 28, 2020

4 Reasons Tracking Your Own Success at Your Job is Important

Question for you: are you measuring your success and accomplishments at the job on a daily or regular basis? If we’re honest, many of us rely on our quarterly, semi, or annual reviews to try and recall what we’ve achieved and to measure our past performance; a key indicator for going for that raise or promotion. You see, we do so much on a day-to-day that we often forget all the things we’ve done to forward our company’s growth, culture, and objectives. When we’re not consistently documenting these achievements–whether big or small, we miss the opportunity to highlight all the magic we bring to the organization. And you’ve worked too hard to just let that slide! So, here are four vital reasons why you want to begin keeping track of your own performance on a regular basis. #1 What You Track Grows Tracking your own performance encourages you to hold yourself accountable to your goals. It also promotes progress because what is measured grows in your desired direction. It keeps you on...


Oct 24, 2020

Tips to Embrace Impostor Syndrome With a Marathon Mindset

For many of us, making a change, sharing our work, or trying to reach new levels of success comes with thoughts of “I’m not qualified enough. Why would anyone pay to hear what I have to say?” Even if you avoid not giving an opinion during a meeting, because you have a nagging feeling you don’t belong, have the experience or right to speak up, it’s a sign of the impostor lurking within you. Coined by Suzanna Imes and Pauline Rose Clance, impostor syndrome is a series of thoughts and feelings of inadequacy that relate to self-doubt and a fear of being outed as a fraud. Despite your accomplishments, you downplay your achievements, and can’t escape the feeling that one-day people are going to find out you’re a fraud. “Maybe I Don’t Deserve Success” Even highly successful people like Viola Davis and Maya Angelou have talked about their struggles with impostor syndrome. Angelou once said: “I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run...

Kandia Johnson

Jan 17, 2020