Be prepared to work long hours, take on difficult tasks, and relocate if necessary. A raise? Don't hold your breath.
Identify bosses who are moving up or are overwhelmed. Then volunteer to help.
Suggest ways to save your company money or generate new revenue—and play a role in the effort.
Recessions are no time to fly under the radar. Tell bigwigs about achievements but avoid shameless self-promotion.
Be indispensable. Work with other units and stay in touch with newfound allies—you may need them later.
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