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LEARN YOUR BOSS:If
you're working for someone, you've got to learn how they operate. Learn
their likes and dislikes. Learn their work habits and preferences.
Write it down. For example, if your boss doesn't like to fly a
certain airline when you do all their travel. Or if your boss doesn't like to schedule meetings after 5pm. Or if you
find that your boss doesn't like to lunch with a particular colleague, write it down. It'll save you in the long run. And you'll be a team member that pays attention.
WORK FOR THE BEST: Seek the most important person in the company or, alternatively, the most high-up-ish person in the area you’re most interested in. Aim for landing the job to work closest to them. Assistant, Coordinator, Manager, whatever. This way, you’ll have built-in mentors where it counts.
DON'T TAKE THINGS PERSONAL:Remember that your colleagues and bosses are people too. When someone snaps, often it has nothing to do with you. They could be having a bad day, or are under deadline, or had a fight with their spouse that morning. You never know. But, to protect yourself, be like a duck... just let the water roll right off of you. This keeps you still doing your job and them doing theirs. More importantly, this will grow you into the strong, confident and continuously moving member of the team that they will come to rely on.