3. Make every opportunity count
Being in a position to learn from seasoned veterans in the field, make sure as an employee, no matter what your status is, that you make every opportunity count. Whether it’s leading a departmental meeting, traveling for business or taking on a project larger than usual, every opportunity is the chance to prove to your colleagues (and to yourself) that you are capable of advancing. If they trust that you can do the hard work at the bottom, they will also trust you to become a better employee as time go on, eventually making it to the top.