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Bulletproof Your Job by Stephen Viscusi

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BE VISIBLE

Here’s the bulletproof truth: If your superiors don’t see you or know who you are, you’re very easy to let go. Out of sight, out of mind, and—poof!—you’re gone. Accentuating and improving your physical presence and raising your overall profile at work are, together, the first steps toward locking down your job security.

I’ll be honest: much of what you need to do is to create a perception that makes you more visible, more notable, and ultimately more valuable to your company. That means, for example, that you don’t actually have to pull all-nighters twice a week to show how committed you are to your job. You do need to arrive at work before your boss and leave after she does in order to create the impression that you’re there ...

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