- Do a great job in your current role so your manager and others will feel positive about you personally and in the results you produce.
- Try to be a problem solver by nature. This will help make you the go-to person for your manager and others when problems arise.
- Be watchful for opportunities to improve internal department/company processes and work to improve them, when within your authority to do so.
- Be alert for opportunities to expand your existing role into areas that are good for the company, can help you grow professionally, are within your skill set, and are of interest to you.
Who knows, with vigilance, hard work, and a little bit of luck, your next job may be one of your design and making.
If you have any questions about your career in IT, please email me at
eric@ManagerMechanics.com or find me on Twitter at @EricPBloom.
Until next time, work hard, work smart, and continue to grow.
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