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Cpl Jeff N.
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15 minutes early is on time, on time is late. Be willing to outwork everyone around you. Not in a negative chest thumping way but be willing to go the extra mile, the mile least traveled and most talked about. Never have someone more senior to you waiting on you. They may never say anything to you but if they are an "A" type personality, they noticed it.

Your job is to make your bosses job easier and to make him/her look good/smart for hiring you. Make yourself indispensable to them.

I always tell people to try to get as close to customers as you can. Companies value revenue and customers create it. If you work with them, you are less likely to get the cut back release should it come. Being on staff (read overhead) you are more subject to the whims of the company in changing strategy/direction.

Try to get to know as many people as you can in your company, make friends or at least good acquaintances. When senior managers ask people about you (and they will), they will hear lots of good stuff. I am not suggesting the normal "networking" type activities but using the normal course of business to meet and develop those relationships.
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Sgt Matt Medhat
Sgt Matt Medhat
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Great insight. Building relationships with internal teams and your customer is critical. Also, love the add about making your boss look good for hiring you. Thanks for the feedback!
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Cpl Jeff N.
Cpl Jeff N.
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Sgt Matt Medhat - I just noticed you work at Northrop. I was out at your El Segundo plant a few months back. We do some work with your company there and in a few other locations and working on some new projects too. The guy I met while there is another Marine.
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