Find an Advocate Inside the Company
Who's going to fight for you when that office opens up? Building a close relationship with someone within your company who can fight for you is crucial for your professional growth. "A mentor's great, but a mentor can't get you a raise," says Lauren Zalaznick, president of NBC Universal Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks. "You need an advocate inside your company, putting a halo over you that equates to promotions, raises, and responsibility."