I can not stress this enough. When your boss gives you some work and it does not fit into your job description, don’t go and tell your boss that it isn’t your job. On the contrary, find a way to do it.
For example, if your boss asks you to send a report in HTML format and you have no clue about HTML and it isn’t your job to have a clue, don’t go and tell that to your boss. Instead get an all-nighter crash course in HTML and do the task or get someone proficient in the code to do it for you. This tip also applies in case of your co-workers.
Your promotion depends on two things:
- Your boss pulling you up the rungs of the corporation
- Your co-workers not pulling you down.
As such, being helpful to your co-workers and doing stuff for them is a sure-fire way to prevent them from pulling you down when you are recommended for a promotion.
Contributor: Adhip Ray from winsavvy.com