Learn to be your own advocate, no matter how supportive your work environment might be.

Good managers and organizations exist, but realistically you’ll find that day-to-day operations will always take precedent over your personal priorities.

Categories to focus on include:

  1. Looking for growth opportunities
  2. Being proactive with problem solving
  3. Building a network outside of your direct team

Leverage your management team and the community you build at work to help you build on these three categories, don’t just expect it of them.

The moment that you start taking these into your own hands will be when you realize that you have more control than you thought.