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How To Become Invaluable To Your Employer

"Always keep your boss' WIIFM in mind: the 'What's In It For Me'"

By Joel Schwartzberg - November 9, 2010
Media jobs are like fickle romantic partners. What seemed like a sure thing when you first started can suddenly go south, especially when budgets and staffs tighten. Like any relationship, you need to attend to your job and prove the value you bring to it in order to keep it. But you can't exactly buy your job flowers from time to time. And ensuring your job security is about more than simply "not screwing up." It's about raising your value in the eyes of those who control your professional future -- proving to your boss you're more than a headcount.

The good news: it's not that hard. The bad news: you'd better start tomorrow. Here are seven tips that will make you more visible, more valuable, and hopefully less likely to fall victim to a sudden breakup....

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