#8 – You want to show progression. The most obvious way is to get promoted. However, there are many ways of advancing to a higher level of responsibility – community work, political volunteering, alumni associations.
For example, volunteer at the SPCA on Saturdays, do your best, and let them know you could help with their business operations. Lick envelopes to help a political candidate you support, and you might get bumped up to Canvassing Manager.
So think broadly about this, if a work promotion doesn’t seem likely over the coming year. The goal is to show that when invited to their club, you add value and play well with others – hence – they give you a bigger role in the organization.