4 Savvy and Easy Ways to Connect With Powerful People
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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A new year is upon us, and you’ll have a fresh start at taking steps to really advance your career. The great thing about a fresh start is that you can take a step back and create a strategy that works. If you’re out of work, looking for a new gig, trying to strike new deals or upgrade your coin, you may need to try something new in 2014. Finding savvy avenues to truly connect with those who can make that happen for you is key.

Add some value to your network, get that next gig or connect with a potential client or partner by checking out these clever and easy ways to get them to notice you and ultimately work with you:

1. Interview them.
2. Write about them.
3. Do them a favor.
4. Make yourself interesting.

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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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