Some more obvious than others, but a good list nonetheless. From Fuel Your Creativity.
1. Work extra hours
Sure the average is 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. With that amount of effort you will probably stay stagnant and grow moldy (I’m kidding). But I bet if you ask any senior designer or art director if he/she has gotten to that career point on a measley 40 hour/week schedule, that person would laugh. If you’re not willing to dedicate extra time, don’t hold your breath on a promotion anytime soon. Even an hour or two every day will show passion for the job, commitment to deadlines, and attention to detail. And be sure to be productive in that time. Staying late doesn’t mean hard work if you’re just sitting there smiling at the ficus tree. Trust me, people will notice and your extra time will not be in vain.
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