7 Smart, Post-Internship Actions to Land the Gig
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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So you were able to land an internship, make it through—whether with flying colors or total flops—and you’re done. On to the next.

But what’s truly next? Successful leaders, young and seasoned, strategically take actions to ensure that almost every move in their career is one that plays a key role in their growth and advancement. You’d hate for the hours you spent working for a company to go completely to waste.

Brazen Careerist offers seven smart follow-up actions to ensure you maximize on your internship opportunity even when it’s long over:

1. Don’t forget to say thank you.
2. Don’t badmouth anyone.
3. Don’t lie about your experience.
4. Don’t share confidential information.
5. Don’t lose touch.
6. Don’t ask to be hired without having a plan.

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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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