You want a helping hand from your Bad Boss to get up the company/corporate ladder? Help you get that promotion you lust after? Good luck! Never gonna happen.
Not to worry! There are two outstanding ways for you to give yourself that helping hand, suggested by Dan Schawbel:
“Become a subject matter expert. If you want to stand out at work and gain visibility and recognition, you need to be an expert on a particular topic. If you’re well versed on a topic, and it’s important to the company, people will be knocking at your door and your value will skyrocket. You will be given opportunities to present to other teams and you will be able to demand promotions because you’ll have the leverage to do so.
Take on projects outside of your job description.
If all you do is what’s listed in your job description, you can’t get ahead at work. You must always push yourself outside of your normal job activities to take on additional responsibilities. 58% of managers are either very willing or extremely willing to support an employee who wants to capitalize on a new business opportunity at work. By taking on additional projects, you will further your next [advance], develop your skills and be better positioned for leadership opportunities.”