Rule #1: Develop a Positive Brand
I dont want to be, like, a guy here, you know? Like Stanley is the Crossword Puzzle Guy and Angela has cats. I dont want to have a thing here. Ryan Howard, The Office.
Real Life Lesson: The distinctive habits you develop affect how youre perceived. Decide what your best strength is and play to it.
Rule #2: Pursue a hobby
Hey Rhoda, would you do me a favor? Please dont start treating me like Im in show business. I mean, Im still working in the newsroom, huh? This is just something Im doing for fun, OK? Mary Richards, telling her friend Rhoda about the new play in which shes been cast in on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Real Life Lesson:
Extracurricular interests will help you blow off steam while propelling you forward professionally. Spend time networking outside of your industry.