Landing the job you want is sometimes easier than you think, but getting ahead at that job and being a standout is not always so easy. There are people who search far and wide to the secret of success and come up empty. The problem is they are straying too far away from the pack. What they need to be doing is keeping it simple. There is no substitute for the principles of hard work and accountability.
Hard work is a taboo word to many but it’s the one thing that will always get you noticed. Now, just because you work hard doesn’t mean you will always do the best job, but trust yourself and your abilities and know that everything is easier when you put in the work. This means putting in a few extra hours when needed. You’ll need to keep limits because you don’t want anything to take over your life, but you’ll have to do more if you want to get noticed.
Accountability is a different word but it’s not far off from hard work. What it means is that you have to take pride and responsibility in the things that you do. This means that if you are going to be taking on the chore of doing something you should be the one to see it through. If something goes wrong than you are going to have to deal with it. This is just how it has to be and there is no reason to think it should ever be otherwise. If you keep accountable for the things that happen then you will be closer to getting ahead at your job.