Want to Make Bigger Boss Moves? Here's How Move On Up
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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So you’ve reached that peak in your current position, excelled at projects and brought value to the company. Now what? You want to keep growing and advancing, but you can’t do that without more responsibilities. Well, here’s how you position yourself to take that next step:

1. Evaluate what you can do. You may want more responsibility, but what does that actually mean to you? Does it mean a cozy corner office? The ability to manage people? Trying out a new skill? Figuring out why you want more career responsibility and what you want to accomplish will help you to create a plan of attack.

2. Explore what you’d like in return. Let’s say you’re a junior advertising executive and want to move up the ladder. Does moving up mean more money or a title change? Some people need both, while others are okay with one or the other. Exploring what you’d like in return assists you in understanding the benefits of more responsibility, whether those benefits are monetary, professional or a bit of both.

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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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