Years ago, I saw his work resume and was astounded! After moving to Australia from England, newly married to my mum, he worked in a prison as a guard. That was his ONLY job until he retired ... no hopping from career to career yet his resume was THICK. He started as a guard and finished an high level executive - his secret?
Make yourself indispensable.
Don't settle for where you are.
Learn everything you can about your position.
Look for ways to improve.
Be the first in line for training.
Ask for opportunities to grow and advance.
Don't be afraid to apply for things.
And finally, be the kind of employee your boss NEEDS.
I've tried to follow that advice all my life and it works! So thanks, Dad. It's been an invaluable lesson and one I've tried imparting to my girls!
P.S. My dad is the one crouching. This was taken in England before he moved - he helped build roads in County Durham.
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