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How to find a good career adviser

Finding a career counselor or coach requires individual research for qualified advisers who have experience that fits your needs. Family members can make suggestions but shouldn’t do the research for someone else. Here’s how to find an appropriate career coach for you.

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Bank's young CEO has long resume, stellar credentials

LOS ANGELES - The gig: Steven Sugarman, 41, is chief executive of Banc of California, a lender that's one of the largest and fastest-growing banks in Southern California. He became CEO of the bank's holding company, Banc of California Inc., in 2012, at age 38 - young for any chief executive, especially in the stodgy world of banking. But Sugarman had impeccable academic credentials and a mile-long resume that preceded his assumption of the bank's top post.

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E-commerce is driving retail employment

PHILADELPHIA - In retailing, "e-commerce is driving the bus," said Ann Burton, founder of Wolfgang Harbor, a boutique Philadelphia-based company that recruits upper management in fashion, beauty, design, e-commerce and retailing.

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Balancing Act: Is talking politics at work bad for business?

I am at Starbucks sipping a cappuccino when two men enter wearing white shirts, ties and slacks. They have come from their nearby office and are engaged in a heated debate about politics and who they plan to support. They are arguing about which candidate lies more, getting loud and ugly. With coffee in hand, they head back to their workplace. I stare at them, wondering how they will return to their work responsibilities and leave the argument behind.

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Creating minority leaders

Former hospital CEO John Bluford founded a health care leadership program for African-American college students.
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Creating minority leaders 1:25

Creating minority leaders

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Reverse job fair offers employment opportunities for 'overlooked' workers

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Kansas officials hope new KCK Amazon center kickstarts growth

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A Kansas City janitor talks about low pay