7 Oversights That Could Cost You Your Career
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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Oftentimes, if you’re not on top of your game, you may forfeit your chances of success altogether. That’s why it’s a good idea to be knowledgeable about the best strategy for your advancement and to be diligent in pursuing your highest potential. Oversights can lead to negative fallout in your professional journey, so you don’t want to be caught slipping.

Brazen Careerist details 7 missed opportunities that can cost you your job and ultimately your career success. Don’t fall victim to overlooking these key power plays:

1. Not Googling yourself.
2. Not fixing your online reputation.
3. Not scouting out the location beforehand.
4. Not doing enough research.
5. Not asking enough questions.
6. Not taking notes.
7. Not sending a handwritten “thank you.”

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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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