10 Smart Ways to Manage Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Career
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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When one thinks of assets, they usually think financial: investments, real estate, artwork. But your career is one of your most valuable assets, so why not manage it like one? Brazen Careerist details how you can apply principles of asset management to your professional portfolio:

Strengthen and diversify your portfolio. What skills do you have, and what do you need to create the future you want to create? For example, if you specialize in a particular line of work, do you need general management skills and experience? If so, how can you get that experience?

One analyst I know could not get promoted to manager because she had no management experience–everyone’s Career Catch-22. She took a leadership position in a volunteer organization in her community and gained excellent experience quickly.

Assess the current market. Find out what’s available in the job market and what it’s worth. What are the trends? Where is the growth? Mainstream publications often publish lists of “fastest growing jobs.” Adapt your skill set to meet the demand.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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