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Often you will find your boss is early, too, so this is a good time to get better acquainted with him or her. At the end of the day, stay at least 15-30 minutes after the hour. Clean your workplace and make a list of actions to take next day, “advises Greenwood. One thing – from 30 minutes before and stay 30 minutes later – it will give an extra 20 hours of productivity each month. That is equivalent to six full working weeks every year. Now, do you think you can get noticed by the boss if you worked six weeks more than others? 2) Locate the responsibility.

Most people instinctively go from responsibility, like cats from a hose. Call it human nature. Kenneth R. Feinberg might disagree with that approach. But this opens the door for anyone willing to take on new tasks more difficult. “When it comes to accountability, you can dodge it, accept when you have no other option, or look and take it,” says Greenwood. Keep up on the field with thought-provoking pieces from Robotics. Prove this for yourself. Look around your office. You’ll find the most successful people at work are looking for new responsibilities.

(If not, it is very likely in a company where senior employees refer to the boss as “Mom” or “Dad.”) From my own 20 + years of experience, I can verify that any person who volunteers for the tasks and responsibilities that nobody else wants to do is became necessary. You can literally become a “litmus test” in this way and create real job security for yourself. 3) Do not be afraid to ask for help. We all know that men hate to ask directions. (That’s why the man put GPS navigation systems in cars.) But the work is different. Man or woman, will never become a star employee, if never seek help. “It takes courage to ask for help, but will be better when he does, and ultimately, you are better respected,” says Greenwood. After all, it can be expected to know everything. Asking for help is a sign of strength. It shows to others that is safe and focused on results. Therefore, finding a mentor who takes you under his wing and share their experience. Good news: it is easy to do, as approximately 100% of people are flattered and willing to help when asked for advice. Just be sure not to abuse the privilege and dump all the minor problems in the lap of his mentor. These real-world advice from a former executive does not guarantee a promotion in 30 days. But they will increase their chances of success in your current job and throughout your career. Good luck to you! Kevin Donlin is President of CV guaranteed. Since 1996, he and his team have provided resumes, cover letters and online job search assistance for clients in all 50 States and 23 countries. Kevin has been interviewed by the U.S. Today, CBS MarketWatch, The Wall Street Journal National Business Employment Weekly, CBS Radio, and many others.