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Be Indispensable, and Get Ahead

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The new and changing workplace has placed a new emphasis on relationships, which puts veteran employees at an advantage. Gone are the days of job-hopping to find success; rather, staying put and becoming indispensable may be the key to achieving career goals. “Being indispensable is about being the best,” says Lucy Leske, Witt/Kieffer vice president and education practice co-leader, in a recent article with Forbes. “If you’re always striving to be a better, more valuable contributor, people will inevitably take note and you will get ahead.”

Another way to realize success is to stay current by reading trade, business and general publications – and then share that knowledge. “Keeping up on trends, but more importantly, being able to apply those trends to your organization demonstrates your understanding of its place within the industry,” says Leske.  Establishing one’s self as a thought leader goes a long way in building your reputation. “Write articles, make presentations, serve on panels or blog,” Leske says. “People need to have confidence in you that you know what you’re doing and that you’re willing to use it to help other peoples’ problems.”

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