3 Ways to Really Wow Your Boss
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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If you’re just starting out in the job market or just landed that new job, it’s the perfect time to get a head start on building a stellar reputation. You want to not only perform, but impress. But how do you do that? Brazen Careerist offers a few tips:

Be a Winner, Not a Whiner: Winners are problem-solvers, and whiners are…well, annoying. Every boss appreciates a person who leaves the complaints at home.

I’m not suggesting you ignore the problems facing you on the job or act like you’re immune to challenges. Not at all. It’s perfectly okay to have problems that need fixing and to face difficult challenges. We all do.

But if your goal is to keep growing professionally, never bring up a challenge or articulate a problem without having at least one solution to propose that makes your boss feel as if the situation is under control. Offering up two alternative solutions for any given conundrum and seeking input about them will also get you noticed–in the good way.

2.  Toot Your Own Orchestra: If you’re a rising professional, you’ve probably heard it’s not enough to do stellar work, that you also have to toot your own horn to get attention at work.

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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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