10 Steps to Snag That Promotion
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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You’ve done stellar work, made friends in the office and even secured a sponsor who can vouch for you and your work. You’ve made sure you were a key part of bringing revenue to the company and you were able to show your distinct leadership and management skills. But what’s next?

What if you haven’t done any of the above, but you have your sights set on advancing? Brazen Careerist offers a 10-step strategy to help you get started on the path to promotion:

1. Find your passion.
2. Stay positive.
3. Turn negative feedback to your advantage.
4. Expand your skill set.
5. Know your strengths and weaknesses.
6. Take the initiative.
7. Don’t constantly play it safe.
8. Find a mentor.
9. Teach others..
10. Don’t expect what you don’t deserve.

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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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