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1. Get noticed. The
way to get noticed is to get the job done. When people see that you
can get the job done, more opportunities will likely come your way.
2. Develop a network.
Get to know people on your job. When they or you move on, keep in touch.
When someone helps you, send a thank you note.
3. Don't be threatening
to your boss. Many bosses want three things: To earn the company
money, to have people around who can get the job done, and to get respect
and recognition from others. If you threaten or frighten your boss,
you're the one who is likely to be the loser.
4. Carefully evaluate
all of the information you hear. When you hear something unusual
or exciting remember
not to jump to conclusions or make hasty judgments. Consider how the
information affects the workplace, the employees and yourself. Check
out the source of the information. Don't be the person who enjoys spreading
bad news. Don't gossip.
5. No job is guaranteed.
You can only count on yourself. If your workplace has the image of being
"one happy family" enjoy it with caution. They may expect
undying loyalty from you, but when the budgets have to be cut, you may
have to go.
6. Share your ideas with
others. If you have an idea that you want to push, get people involved
with it. When others buy your idea, you take on less personal risk.
Also when others see that a group, as opposed to just one person, backs
up a certain idea, they may be more likely to consider it.
7. Offer help or resources
to others before you ask for help from them. By doing this you let
people know your strengths. They realize that you don't want to use
8. Treat everyone with
kindness and respect. One manager said, "The worst mistake
people can make is not to show respect to the support staff. They don't
seem to realize that they need these people to get the job done. If
the secretary or clerk hates you, you may not get your work done on
9. Have a sense of humor.
Try to maintain a lighthearted perspective when things don't go your
way. Don't pout.
Which of these do you
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