Make yourself more valuable to the organization by keeping your skills up-to-date. Take additional work-related college courses, attend academic conferences, participate in seminars or webinars offered by professional associations, and/or earn job-related certifications. Many employers will contribute financially to your continuing education efforts, but you may have to ask the HR folks about how their support system operates. And don’t keep your self-improvement activities a secret.
Don’t brag, but do keep your boss informed about those activities.
Contributor: Timothy G. Wiedman, D.B.A