Magazine article Black Enterprise

Get Focused. (since You Asked)

Magazine article Black Enterprise

Get Focused. (since You Asked)

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I am a 27-year-old male who has been trying to get my career started. Since 1999, after I graduated from Grambling State University, I have taken jobs outside my field only because I had to make a living. I am willing to relocate. I am willing to start at the bottom. I've even tried taking jobs in one area to network my way into the area I'm interested in. I don't know what else to do, I am seeking help.--E. Owens Detroit, Michigan

It's great that you are open to starting at the bottom. It's great that you would consider relocating, if necessary. You're obviously willing and anxious to work. You're just not focused. If you're unable to maintain a concentrated effort on your goal, you won't find anything. Job-hunting today is a full-time job that's going to take time before you see any results, particularly if you're not experienced.

Sit down and develop a plan of action. …

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