You don’t need Wiki to tell you that a redshirt in Star Trek will be killed off soon after he/she is introduced. Do you want to be an exception like legendary Scotty? Consider the 7 Secrets below:
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1. Be yourself. Even the most vain of work supervisors will find a brown-noser to be grating. Be your authentic self. Do not be a Yes-man or Yes-woman. Disagree with veterans in your work group. Disagree with your supervisor. If you are employed in a tough market, you are likely to be hired because of your confidence and competence that sets you apart from most in the bell curve.
Such as? Creating the spreadsheet for the group that no one wants to create. It’s likely that a captain and her superiors want a team member who knows how to self-train. Think about the life of a space captain, he/she would rather be romancing than articulating how he/she would like things to run smoothly on the ship. Right? Do this by arriving early or staying late to chat up veterans (seemingly casually). Start with, “Did you see this internet meme?” Then move onto, “Can you show me how you do [essential work task]?”
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